Destination guide

Travel to artsy Johannesburg

Take a vacation to Johannesburg and enjoy the area's architecture, museums and theater scene. Renowned for its safari tours, soccer games and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Museum Africa and South African Museum of Military History. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Johannesburg

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Johannesburg a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Johannesburg Zoo (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Montecasino (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Lion Park (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • SAB World of Beer (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Sci Bono Discovery Centre (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Radiopark Studios (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Johannesburg

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Johannesburg is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Melville Koppies Nature Reserve (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Zoo Lake Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Rhodes Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Johannesburg Botanical Garden (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • James and Ethel Grey Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Delta Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Johannesburg

The nearest airport is in Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.), located 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria), which is 19.9 mi (32 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Johannesburg Park Station. Catch a ride on the metro at Ellis Park Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Johannesburg?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 238 holiday lettings near Johannesburg. From 52 Houses to 92 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Johannesburg is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Johannesburg?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Johannesburg. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • University of Witwatersrand: 297 holiday lettings
  • Constitution Hill: 303 holiday lettings
  • Rietvlei Nature Reserve: 117 holiday lettings
  • Festival Mall: 312 holiday lettings
  • Wanderers Stadium: 314 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Johannesburg listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Johannesburg?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 52 Houses in Johannesburg. Our other popular types of Johannesburg holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 92 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 23 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Johannesburg?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 86 holiday homes with pool available in Johannesburg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.