Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Johannesburg

The lake and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Johannesburg. This relaxing city is known for its boating, coffeehouses and shopping. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Johannesburg

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Johannesburg a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Michaywe Pines Golf Course (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Gaylord Discovery Center (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Marsh Ridge Golf Course (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Gaylord Country Club (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
  • Black Forest Golf Course (22.8 mi / 36.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Johannesburg

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Johannesburg is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Gaylord's City Elk Park (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • North Central State Trail (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Bavarian Falls Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Otsego Lake State Park (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Pine Baron Pathway (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Johannesburg

The nearest airport is in Alpena, MI (APN-Alpena County Regional), located 39.9 mi (64.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional), which is 42.3 mi (68 km) away.

Where to stay around Johannesburg?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 320 holiday lettings near Johannesburg. From 104 Houses to 73 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Johannesburg area.

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:

  • Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve: 169 holiday lettings
  • Gaylord Country Club: 594 holiday lettings
  • Loon Golf Resort: 314 holiday lettings
  • North Central State Trail: 379 holiday lettings
  • Ostego Golf Club: 381 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 104 Houses in Johannesburg. Our other popular types of Johannesburg holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 73 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 82 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Johannesburg?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 116 holiday homes with pool available in Johannesburg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.