Johannesburg Hotels

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s most modern and vibrant cities. The city boasts a wide range of premium hotels ranging from five-star international chains to boutique properties.

One of Africa’s largest and most modern cities, Johannesburg offers visitors plenty to see and do, from a fantastic dining scene to sobering reminders of the country’s recent past. It’s easy to pass half a day at the riveting Apartheid Museum, whose powerful displays recount a century of South African history. You can also tour fascinating Soweto, the city’s most colourful township where elegant mansions stand alongside shacks and makeshift settlements.


How to get to Johannesburg

South African Airways and Qantas offer flights to Johannesburg from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.  

Johannesburg Highlights

  • One of Africa’s most vibrant, developed cities
  • Home of the deeply moving Apartheid Museum
  • Soweto, a fascinating combination of rich, poor, old and new
  • A fabulous dining scene and opportunities to sample fine South African wines
  • Gateway to great game parks including Kruger and a number of malaria-free reserves

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Luxury accommodation in Johannesburg

Below are some of our preferred lodges, hotels and camps in Johannesburg. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Michelangelo Hotel

Located in affluent Sandton,the grand Michelangelo Hotel recalls the opulence of the Renaissance era, with its graceful fountains, soaring pillars and plush carpets. It offers 242 opulent guestrooms, world-class recreational facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool as well as a wealth of onsite fine dining options.

Davinci Hotel and Suites

Literally across the piazza from the Michelangelo is the property’s classy, contemporary sister – the Davinci Hotel and Suites. There are 166 spacious guestrooms at this property featuring a glamorous monochromatic palette, whilst facilities include an infinity pool, wellness spa, restaurant, wine bar and valet service.

InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers

For five-star service and facilities, choose the InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers, which offers easy access to the prestigious Sandton City Shopping Mall. Aside from beautifully appointed rooms, amenities include a restaurant, pool and gym.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika

Guests at this premium hotel enjoy accommodation in 330 quiet and comfortable guestrooms set in tranquil well-established gardens, whilst being mere metres from bustling Nelson Mandela Square. Facilities at this historic country-style property – a local landmark –  include an outdoor pool, gym, restaurant and bar.

54 on Bath

If your taste runs to sophisticated boutique hotels, look no further than 54 on Bath. In Rosebank, a well-to-do suburb in Johannesburg’s inner north, this ultra-contemporary property features an exclusive champagne bar and 75 guestrooms with espresso machines and feather-top beds enrobed in crisp linens, set in manicured gardens.

Crowne Plaza – The Rosebank Hotel

Close to Rosebank Mall and the Johannesburg Zoo, this contemporary hotel offers 318 calm, cool guestrooms with access to a large outdoor pool, well-equipped fitness centre, day spa and a wealth of dining options including a coffee shop and old-fashioned steakhouse.

InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

If you’re looking for a luxury hotel at the airport, this InterContinental is conveniently opposite the international arrivals hall. Behind its attractive facade are all the features you’d expect of this five-star brand from a day spa to tasteful, soundproof guestrooms.

City Lodge Hotel

Also within easy walking distance to the terminal is the affordable City Lodge Hotel, which features spacious air-conditioned guestrooms, a swimming pool set in a lovely courtyard and a fitness facility. Breakfast is served daily at the restaurant, whilst there are an array of dining options available steps from this property.

Peermont D’Oreale Grande

Luxury and convenience combine at the Peermont D’Oreale Grande, situated at the Emperors Palace, a magnificent entertainment and gaming complex 10 minutes from OR Tambo Airport. This lavish hotel has 182 guestrooms, a pool, gym, day spa, restaurant and bar – everything you need for an indulgent layover.

Peermont Mondior

Also part of the sprawling Emperors Palace estate is the 4-star Peermont Mondior. This comfortable hotel has 150 guestrooms furnished in contemporary African style, an onsite restaurant which provides generous breakfasts daily as well as cocktail bar where light refreshments can be enjoyed.

Peermont Metcourt Suites

This 3-star establishment provides plenty of space for its guests to stretch out, with 77 cool and colourful modern suites, generous public areas with free Wi-Fi access and a large restaurant where breakfasts are served daily. The Emperors Palace gaming and entertainment areas are all within easy reach of this hotel.

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is set amid beautifully clipped lawns and huge ancient trees in the leafy inner northern suburb of Morningside Manor. There are 40 serene guest suites at this award-winning hotel featuring unique decorative themes ranging from pretty French provincial to exotic Chinoiserie.

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Accommodation in South Africa

Below are some of our preferred lodges, hotels and camps in South Africa. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Luxurious Londolozi Pioneer Camp consists of 3 secluded suites in the heart of the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve near Kruger National Park.

Idube Game Lodge

Idube is a classic safari lodge that offers all the wildlife found in South Africa's celebrated Kruger National Park with none of the crowds.

andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp

One of South Africa's most prestigious luxury safari lodges, andBeyond Kirkman's Kamp is situated in the leopard-rich Sabi Sand Private Game Reserves.

Dulini Lodge

Dulini Lodge nestles in a grove of ancient hardwood trees on the peaceful banks of the Mabrak River in the celebrated Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

River Lodge

Set beside the seasonal Sand River frequented by all of the 'Big 5', indulgent River Lodge combines contemporary luxury with centuries-old safari traditions.

Leadwood Lodge

Stunning Leadwood Lodge sits in a grove of ancient hardwood trees at the confluence of the Sand and Mabrak rivers in the exclusive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserves.

Savanna Lodge

Savanna Lodge is wildly popular for good reason - it's within the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserves, where ‘Big 5’ sightings are almost guaranteed.

MalaMala Main Camp

On the largest privately owned game reserve adjoining Kruger National Park, Mala Mala Main Camp was South Africa's first safari lodge to transition from hunting to photographic safaris.

MalaMala Sable Camp

Family-friendly Sable Camp offers personal wildlife experiences in the historic, prolific Mala Mala Game Reserve, which adjoins world-famous Kruger National Park.

MalaMala Rattray’s Camp

The most exclusive of the three properties on the historic Mala Mala Game Reserve, Rattray’s luxury suites embody old-world grandeur with their claw-footed tubs and romantic canopied beds.

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

Little Bush Camp is the latest addition to the Sabi Sabi family of luxury safari lodges, set on a riverbank in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserves.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

One of South Africa’s premier safari lodges, sumptuous Bush Lodge has earned a reputation for luxury, service and cuisine over 35 years.

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

Award-winning Selati Camp is named after a railway once used to transport gold, and this historic theme carries across this safari lodge.

Singita Lebombo Lodge

Perched high above Kruger National Park’s N’Wanetsi River, Singita Lebombo Lodge offers exceptional opportunities for intimate wildlife encounters.

Singita Sweni Lodge

The more intimate of Singita's two lodges in the northern Kruger, Singita Sweni offers indulgent accommodation and exclusive gameviewing experiences.

Singita Castleton Lodge

The former family home of Singita’s founders, Singita Castleton Lodge has the atmosphere of a very luxurious private country farmhouse with all of the advantages of a high-end safari camp.

Singita Boulders Lodge

Inspired by the rocks on which it rests, Boulders Lodge is a rustic yet sophisticated retreat crafted from raw timbers, wrought iron, stone and thatch.

Singita Ebony Lodge

Nestled in a grove of ancient hardwoods on the banks of the Sand River, Singita Ebony Lodge combines the luxury of a bush lodge with the simplicity of a tented camp.

Londolozi Varty Camp

The Londolozi Private Game Reserve’s spiritual heart, Varty Camp is casual and relaxed in atmosphere making it a wonderful choice for families on safari.

Londolozi Private Granite Suites

Londolozi’s adults-only Private Granite Suites are set amid great boulders and large trees, natural features which have influenced the property’s interiors and organic colour palette.

Greenfire Game Lodge

Situated on the 50,000 hectare privately owned Balule Nature Reserve, this small luxury safari lodge virtually guarantees good game sightings.

Tanda Tula

The first East African-style luxury safari camp in South Africa, Tanda Tula remains a pioneer in many areas including memorable wildlife experiences.

Thornybush Game Reserve

One of South Africa’s oldest private game reserves, Thornybush comprises of 34,000 acres of wilderness inhabited by elephant, leopard, lion and cheetah.

Kings Camp

In the Timbavati Private Reserve which shares a boundary with Kruger National Park, Kings Camp faces a waterhole visited by an endless parade of wildlife.

Tuningi Safari Lodge

On the vast Madikwe Game Reserve is the luxurious Tuningi Safari Lodge as well as family-friendly Little Tuningi, a self-contained private villa.

Tau Game Lodge

Located on the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Tau Game Lodge offers an authentic safari experience in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.

andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge

Blending beautifully into the surrounding bush, andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge is the kind of place where you’re much more likely to see wildlife than people.

andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge

andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge is an architectural wonder - a collection of suites seemingly suspended from cliff face over a valley many metres below.

Tintswalo Atlantic

With iconic Chapman’s Peak as a backdrop, award-winning Tintswalo Atlantic is perfectly positioned for explorations of beautiful Cape Town.

Londolozi Founders Camp

This relaxed safari lodge nestles in ancient forest along the Sand River, offering activities for all the family from yoga to an entertaining kids' program.

Londolozi Tree Camp

Londolozi’s adults-only Tree Camp is a super-stylish luxury safari camp set deep within a thicket of leadwood trees

Taj Cape Town

Situated in one of the most historic areas of Cape Town, Taj Cape Town is synonymous with the highest standards of service and style.

Victoria & Alfred Hotel

The classic Victoria & Alfred Hotel is a haven of old-world character and personalised service right on Cape Town’s vibrant V & A Waterfront.

Le Quartier Francais

Set in the peaceful village of Franschhoek, Le Quartier Francais invites visitors to indulge in absolute luxury and sumptuous cuisine.

Franschhoek Country House and Villas

Just outside of Franschhoek village lies a lovely original homestead with many decorative accents that allude to the property’s rich history. Innovative regional cuisine awaits you at the

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Overlooking Walker Bay on South Africa's Western Cape, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is an oasis of luxury set amid unique native wilderness - a magnet for rare birds.

Tswalu Kalahari

South Africa’s largest private game reserve, Tswalu Kalahari is inhabited by over 80 mammal species including meerkat and desert rhino.

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Malaria-free Kwandwe Private Game Reserve on South Africa’s Eastern Cape offers five safari lodges, each designed to showcase the remote beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Shamwari Game Reserve

On South Africa’s pristine Eastern Cape, Shamwari Game Reserve is an excellent safari destination being malaria-free and home to fantastic wildlife including all of the legendary "Big 5".

Makutsi Safari Springs

Family-owned and operated, Makutsi Safari Springs is a private reserve which has a very similar ecosystem to neighbouring Kruger National Park. This delightful property encompasses a number of

Sun City

Sun City is a sprawling resort complex with two golf courses, entertainment, a huge water park and casinos - an ideal place for the whole family to relax at the end of a safari holiday.

Rovos Rail

Experience the extravagance of Victorian and Edwardian-era train travel on a journey aboard one of Rovos Rail’s gleaming, gloriously restored vintage trains.

The Blue Train

The multi award-winning Blue Train first launched in 1946 and today remains synonymous with the highest standards in luxury train travel.

Leeu House

Elegant Leeu House is an enchanting combination of casual country living and world-class luxury set in the charming, historic village of Franschhoek.

Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa

At the edge of charming Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation and fine dining.

Leeu Estates

Leeu Estates is a 17-room country house and boutique winery in the Frankshoek Valley and is the flagship property of Leeu Collection


South Africa Itineraries

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised South Africa experience.

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