Johannesburg is a huge, sprawling city with a friendliness and vibrancy all its own. There are numerous types of accommodation available, from suburban bed & breakfast guesthouses to lavish 5-star suites in the various city hubs like near OR Tambo International Airport, Sandton, Rosebank, Randburg and Midrand.
As with most big cities, location is everything. Let us know what you're planning to do in the city and we'll gladly advise you on the accommodation we have personally visited. We are independent operators and are able to give you our honest, unbiased opinion. If you're only in the city overnight before going on safari, it's more suitable to stay at one of the airport lodges and hotels.
However, if you're planning on staying and exploring the city for a few days, taking in the culture, history, sights and shopping offered by this fascinating city, it's better to stay closer to one of the hubs like Sandton, Rosebank and Midrand, all of which are easily accessible by the rapid Gautrain.
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Set in a quiet, leafy garden, AfricaSky is a 4-star guest house located 10 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. It's also 10 minutes to nearby Rhodesfield Station, from where it's a further 11-minute ride on the Gautrain to the heart of Sandton. It's an ideal stopover before or after your safari or onward travel plans.
Contemporary convenience at its best, the 3-star Peermont Metcourt Hotel at Emperors Palace offers comfortable rooms, with quick-and-easy access from Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, just minutes away. A courtesy airport shuttle runs every 15-20 minutes.
The modern 3-star Peermont Metcourt Suites (previously the Metcourt Laurel Hotel) is situated within the exciting Emperors Palace casino and entertainment complex, only 5 minutes away from OR Tambo International Airport. A convenient, free airport shuttle service runs every 15-20 minutes.
The elegant 4-star Peermont Mondior hotel at Emperors Palace offers you world-class business, conference and leisure accommodation. There are 150 spacious rooms and suites with a contemporary African theme, giving you a great combination of old-fashioned comfort and modern technology.
Situated in Gladiator Street, Rhodesfield, Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo is 1.2 km from the airport and only 800 metres from the Rhodesfield Gautrain (rapid rail) station, with connections to Sandton City taking a mere 12 minutes. The hotel also offers a complimentary airport shuttle.
Perfectly located opposite the Sandton Gautrain Station and the buzzing Nelson Mandela Square, Radisson Blu is an excellent stopover to enjoy the commercial hub of Sandton. About 20 minutes door-to-door (the actual train ride takes about 12 minutes, including stops) from OR Tambo International Airport, it couldn’t be easier to get to.
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