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Johanesburg is South Africa's largest city. On this page you'll find some random advice on booking hotels & finding accommodation, ideas for local tours and tips on flights to Johannesberg.

Johannesburg Hotels

Johannesburg has hotels to suit all budgets - ranging from cheap hotels and accommodation to luxury five star hotels. Some of the best hotels include:The Westcliff; D´oreale Grande; The Melrose Arch hotel; Protea Hotel Balalaika Crown Court Lesedi Cultural Village; Birchwood Executive Hotel; Execulet; Park Hyatt Johannesburg; The Michelangelo Hotel. Those looking for an airport hotel could consider the airport grand hotel or the Don Johannesburg Airport. Other luxury hotels include Hilton Johanesburg; Sunnyside Park Hotel; Outlook Lodge; Protea Hotel Midrand (which is on the way to Pretoria); Don Suites Eastgate and the Protea Hotel Wanderers. These are all good hotels offering fine accommodation. The list doesn't end there though - there the Indaba Hotel, Protea Hotel Parktonian, Shumba Valley Lodge and the Hyatt Regency Johannesberg. For something really luxury and upmarket you might try the Raphael Penthouse Suites.

Johanesburg Travel Information

Jo Berg, as it is known locally, has a population of over 3 million people - half of whom live in Soweto and other nearby suburbs. The capital city is the economic hub of South Africa but the contrast between the wealthy and the poor has lead to one of the worlds highest crime rates. Johannesburg is one of the worlds greenest cities and has various sites of interest for those on vacation in South Africa. Things to do include a tour of Soweto, where you might consider a visit to the Apartheid museum. You might also consider a tour to the former prison of The Fort. The Market threatre precinct is a particularly vibrant area of Johanesburg. There are also various museums and art galleries, plus of course some great restaurants and nightlife. Consider a tour to Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Mandela Family Museum, Chérie De Villiers Gallery, Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Standard Bank Gallery or the South African National Museum of Military History. Other things to do and see include a trip to Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, trip to Constitution Hill, Lesedi Cultural Village (cultural dances and traditions of the Zulus), Montecasino Bird Gardens or visits to gold mines such as Gold Reef City and Ferreira's Mine. There are also many hand craft markets. In addition to the travel attractions of Johannesberg , there's also nearby Sun City and Pretoria and Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

Johannesburg Flights

Many airlines offer cheap flights to Johanesburg. There are various airports - Tambo International Airport offers international flights, while Lanseria Airport and Rand Airport have charter flights and are used for domestic flights (e.g. to Cape Town). British Airways and South Africa Airways are two airlines offering some of the cheapest airfares, though fopr those coming from Europe to might consider Air Kenya. For cheap flights to Johanesburg, the best fares are invaribaly found by booking online.

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