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Stillpoint Country Manor

34 Reviews
Sleeps 40 in 20 rooms

This intimate owner-run boutique hotel lies in the serene country setting of Chartwell. A mere 15 minutes from Lanseria Airport and 20...
This intimate owner-run boutique hotel lies in the serene country setting of Chartwell. A mere 15 minutes from Lanseria Airport and 20 minutes from Sandton CBD, this hidden gem offers a country feel within minutes from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Set amidst hundreds of indigenous trees, the hotel offers exclusivity, peace and tranquillity for both the corporate and leisure traveller.

The bedrooms are spacious and luxurious, each with a private courtyard garden or patio overlooking the lush gardens. On offer are 18 Luxury Rooms and two Suites, each with an en-suite bathroom and luxury amenities.

Meetings and conferencing are dealt with in a swift and professional manner offering our upmarket boardroom for smaller meetings, one of our three conference venues seating up to 40 people, or our larger venue seating up to 120 guests.

Dining options vary from our Garden Café offering country style fine dining, to our brand new Homestead Restaurant with buffet-style home cooking on offer every Sunday afternoon; from June 2012. Private functions are catered for in various venues either inside or under the trees or stars.

Celebrating special moments is effortless at Stillpoint. From a romantic wedding, a spectacular corporate function, to an intimate boma dinner, no matter what the special occasion, our professional team will make your dreams come true.

So whether you are looking for a professional meeting place, a perfect wedding venue or just to getaway for a romantic weekend, we look forward to welcoming you and spoiling you at Stillpoint.

Where guests become friends - go on and spoil yourself.
from R1750

Motel Mi Pi Chi

2 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 7 rooms

Styled to the needs of the urban business and leisure traveller while respecting value without compromise on delight, Motel Mi Pi Chi...
Styled to the needs of the urban business and leisure traveller while respecting value without compromise on delight, Motel Mi Pi Chi invents the quirky "boutique motel" category by delivering a unique combination of convenience, comfort, privacy, security, ergonomic design precision, and professional hospitality to the very discerning modern guest. A light white open-plan space, Motel Mi Pi Chi is the ideal sanctum to retreat to after a day of Johannesburg’s frenzy.

Unique among Johannesburg places to stay, Motel Mi Pi Chi utilizes its location to offer an urban African experience, with the contrasting serene and quiet interior having a lively street scape on weekends. Motel Mi Pi Chi attracts guests looking for a fresh, open and secure oasis as a respite from the addictive energetic pulse of Johannesburg.

Designed by Design Workshop, architects of South Africa's Constitutional Court building and internationally renowned Singita Lebombo and Sweni lodges in the Kruger Park, Motel Mi Pi Chi delivers on global expectations of uniqueness, comfort, privacy and simplicity. Personal service is key to every experience at Motel Mi Pi Chi, but you don't have to mortgage your house to spend the night.
from R890

Afrique Boutique Hotel Ruimsig

2 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

Located on the banks of the Crocodile River and on the doorstep of the Walter Sisulu Botanical...
Located on the banks of the Crocodile River and on the doorstep of the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Afrique Boutique Hotel is a haven of comfort and style located in Ruimsig, Johannesburg. Tucked away in a luscious garden filled with peace and tranquility, you’ll find a compelling blend of business-like convenience and efficiency along with warm country hospitality.

Rooms are beautifully decorated with lavish fabrics and furnishings and come fully-equipped for the needs of the modern traveller. Afrique Boutique Hotel Ruimsig provides exceptional service, delectable cuisine and superb facilities, ensuring that our guests are relaxed and fulfilled.

The hotel offers six Executive Rooms and ten Deluxe Rooms. Three of the Executive Rooms have their own fireplace and all rooms have underfloor heating. All rooms are en-suite and equipped with Plasma satellite TV, hair dryers, cell phone plugs and air-conditioning.

The goal of Afrique Boutique Hotel Ruimsig is to foster clientele who desire to avoid mass marketed hotels and who wish to feel that they are part of a more elite group, with an emphasis on quality service.
from R1550

Villa Simonne

Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Nestled in lush gardens in Houghton, just 10 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg CBD, this highly individual boutique hotel boasts a 1920’s...
Nestled in lush gardens in Houghton, just 10 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg CBD, this highly individual boutique hotel boasts a 1920’s themed piano lounge, a tropical pool and sauna, a tennis court, snooker room, an amphitheatre, outdoor cinema, as well as a Western themed snooker room, affording guests endless options for recreation without having to leave the comfort of the Villa.

Villa Simonne's individually themed suites find their inspiration in the history and character of the most enchanting cities in the world. From Paris chic to the majesty of Marrakesh, each suite combines dramatic décor with uncompromising luxury. The rate includes complimentary full English breakfast, free Wi-Fi in all suites and common areas, concierge service, free secure parking, and unlimited access to all entertainment areas for private dinners or meetings.

On the Gautrain bus route, and in walking distance to Killarney Shopping centre, the Villa has easy access to the shopping and business centres around the city, as well as OR Tambo International, the homes of Nelson Mandela and William Kentridge, Johannesburg Zoo, Apartheid museum, and various other tourist attractions.

Villa Simonne also offers a variety of outstanding conference venues and function areas for all occasions, catering for weddings, high teas, corporate parties/year-end events, team building events, and exclusive private parties.

Tours can be arranged by the concierge service, as well as wellness treatments, chauffer service, laundry service and meals throughout the day.
from R1000

33 Melville Road

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

33 Melville Road offers luxurious accommodation for the discerning traveller in Sandton. The grand residence offers spacious rooms and...
33 Melville Road offers luxurious accommodation for the discerning traveller in Sandton. The grand residence offers spacious rooms and luxurious bathrooms with charm and a bold quirky character.

The stylish rooms are all individually decorated and include luxurious beds with comfortable bedding. All the rooms have spacious cupboard space, iPod docking station and full DStv. The accommodation includes a delicious breakfast with full board accommodation available on request.

Guest can relax in the lounge area or on the expansive patio with beautiful views of the garden, or enjoy a cocktail at the bar. The property also features an inviting swimming pool, gymnasium with exercise equipment and a eight seater board room for meetings. The Executive chef will gladly prepare extra meals for you in the fully equipped kitchen. Guest can enjoy their meals in our 12 seater dining room.

A driver and air-conditioned luxury vehicle on request for airport transfers or trips to one of the many boutique shopping centres Sandton has to offer.
from R5300

The Peech Hotel

7 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

The Peech Hotel is Joburg’s ‘chic’ boutique hotel. Situated at 61 North Street, in Melrose it currently offers sixteen (16) bedrooms and...
The Peech Hotel is Joburg’s ‘chic’ boutique hotel. Situated at 61 North Street, in Melrose it currently offers sixteen (16) bedrooms and suites, a Bistro restaurant with champagne bar and a boardroom and events space. The hotel is swish and sexy… the ideal hangout for trendy travellers in the hunt for no-frills contemporary style. It has been described as "Contemporary, edgy and Afrocentric" by Condé Nast Traveller UK and has been nominated as Africa’s leading Boutique hotel (World Travel Awards 2008)
from R2600

St Peters Place Boutique Hotel

1 Review
Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

An oasis of warmth and sophistication, St. Peter's Place Boutique Hotel offers exclusive and...
An oasis of warmth and sophistication, St. Peter's Place Boutique Hotel offers exclusive and luxurious accomodation in the historic heart of leafy Johannesburg.

Relax next to the pool or at the bar, retire to one of our seven superb en-suite rooms, each with its own access to the garden. Enjoy an elegant dining experience with fine wines and personal service. Make this your homebase for exploring the exciting and diverse attractions of the City of Gold, unwinding after a long day, or enjoying a productive and stimulating conference at the hotel whilst the management team caters to your comfort.

Each of our seven luxurious en-suite rooms has a safe, television with DStv, Internet access, bar fridge, air-conditioning, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a laundry service and a full breakfast is served. Parking is available and secure. There are conference facilities for between 20 and 30 people, depending on the seating arrangement.

St. Peters Boutique Hotel is conveniently and centrally situated on the ridge in Upper Houghton, within easy access of all major shopping, cultural and sporting amenities, fine restaurants, medical facilities, and the country's top schools and univerities. OR Tambo International Airport is within a comfortable 20 minute drive. All of Johannesburg's foremost business districts are within easy reach and the vibrant, newly rejuvenated city centre, Rosebank, Sandton and Midrand are the hubs of commerce, trade and leisure.
from R1250

Foxwood House

Sleeps 23 in 11 rooms

Foxwood House is an elegant boutique hotel on two and a half acres of lush gardens in Houghton, Johannesburg. It is a haven of tranquillity...
Foxwood House is an elegant boutique hotel on two and a half acres of lush gardens in Houghton, Johannesburg. It is a haven of tranquillity and old-world charm close to the business districts of Sandton, Rosebank and the Johannesburg CBD.

The suites are large and luxurious. The larger suites comprise a bedroom and living-areas. All have satellite TV featuring a large variety of channels.

Excellent cuisine can be enjoyed in the private or public dining areas in The Villa, an historic homestead, or on the patio under the oaks.

A modern complex offers a conference venue spilling out onto a pool area and large lawns, and the Nelson Mandela room for smaller meetings.

The theatre is intimate, ideal for plays, musical evenings or corporate presentations.

There is ample parking in the gardens, excellent security inside and outside and competent, friendly staff to assist and advise visitors.
from R1826

The Munro Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Overlooking the world's largest urban forest in Johannesburg is a rare and spectacular jewel, The Munro Boutique Hotel. Nestled in it's...
Overlooking the world's largest urban forest in Johannesburg is a rare and spectacular jewel, The Munro Boutique Hotel. Nestled in it's heart is a three story Victorian conservatory. Surrounded by waterfalls, exotic plants and panoramic views of our garden city.

The Munro Boutique Hotel offers five large, luxuriously appointed suites. Designer and antique furniture, combined with beautiful artwork are in perfect harmony with the graceful ambiance of the hotel. Each room is equipped with DStv and balconies overlooking Johannesburg. Our low directive profile, assures all our guests of total privacy at all times.

A serviced formal dining room with your own exclusive chef, offers 5-star cuisine that will appeal to even the most discerning of tastes. Alternatively the Mediterranean style terrace allows for a more casual meal venue, or a quiet place to enjoy a sunset cocktail above the city lights. Our plush, secluded lounge affords you the opportunity to entertain your selective guests, or the warm pub in which to take your pre-dinner drinks.

The home offers good security and total privacy, with high walls, security guards at main entrance and secure parking. The Munro is central to most of Johannesburg's modern shopping centres and some of the best restaurants, offering both local South African and international cuisine. The international airport, OR Tambo, is a mere 30 minutes drive and the nearest Gautrain station is only 15 minutes drive.

Our attention to detail, impeccable service and our passion for indulging our esteemed guests, are an assured value for your stay at The Munro.
from R2800

Little Tuscany Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 26 in 13 rooms

Little Tuscany is the first and only authentic 4 Star luxury Tuscan boutique hotel in Bryanston,...
Little Tuscany is the first and only authentic 4 Star luxury Tuscan boutique hotel in Bryanston, Johannesburg. Our little piece of Italy is located conveniently near Sandton and Fourways, just a stone’s throw from the N1 and Dimension Data Campus.

We offer 43 elegantly styled rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and all the amenities you’d expect from a second home. The Tuscany and Executive Suites are the epitome of Tuscan style and comfort. Little Tuscany Boutique Hotel stretches over three acres, covered with breathtaking gardens, two crystalline swimming pools, and a warm and friendly restaurant and bar where guests come to relax and indulge.

Our services aren’t limited to accommodation and hospitality - we also offer conferencing with three fully equipped conference rooms, perfect for business purposes, functions and intimate weddings. In addition, we have an on-site security house that operates 24-hour surveillance to make our guests feel at ease during their stay.

Whether you’re visiting for business or leisure, Little Tuscany is designed to provide you not only with comfort, security and a second home, but a little piece of Tuscany. We look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home in the near future.
from R1100

The Residence

3 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

The Residence is an extraordinary boutique hotel that is truly one of a kind, where no effort has been spared in creating the most sublime...
The Residence is an extraordinary boutique hotel that is truly one of a kind, where no effort has been spared in creating the most sublime surroundings to surpass your greatest expectations. Whether you are a business professional with a demanding executive schedule or a leisure traveller with time to spend at your own discretion, we are here to ensure that your stay with us will be memorable.

Situated within minutes from the M1 freeway linking major business hubs such as Sandton, Hyde Park, Rosebank, Killarney and the Johannesburg CBD, The Residence is ideally situated in the heart of Houghton, within walking distance to the Virgin Active gymnasium.
from R2155

The Syrene Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 34 in 17 rooms

The Syrene Hotel offers an extraordinary experience for the discerning traveller whether it is for business or pleasure. Our own unique...
The Syrene Hotel offers an extraordinary experience for the discerning traveller whether it is for business or pleasure. Our own unique aesthetics and attentive staff combine business-class luxury with all of the facilities needed for a comfortable and pleasurable stay.

We host 16 Luxury Suites and one Presidential Suite. Our rates include an a la carte breakfast prepared by our resident chef and owner, Paul Anthony Finney. This is hosted in our elegant Elm Tree restaurant which seats 30 people.

The Syrene Hotel’s conference facility seats up to 24 people in boardroom style. Other configurations are also available. It is fully equipped with a projector, a screen, wireless Internet access and blackout curtains ensuring total privacy. If you have any special requests, we will endeavor to meet your needs.

The Syrene Hotel is set in the heart of Rivonia. We are central to Johannesburg’s most prominent business districts and cultural attractions. The hotel’s locality provides easy access to OR Tambo International Airport via the Gaubus, which is 10 m from our doorstep, to the Gautrain at the Sandton Station. We are only a short distance away from Johannesburg’s major business centres such as Sandton, Sunninghill, Woodmead, Fourways and Bryanston.
from R2100

The Michelangelo

Sleeps 482 in 241 rooms

The Michelangelo is a hotel set in the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton in Johannesburg. It is designed and decorated according to the...
The Michelangelo is a hotel set in the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton in Johannesburg. It is designed and decorated according to the Renaissance style and promises an unforgettable stay.

The hotel has beautiful superior and deluxe rooms as well as luxurious deluxe and executive suites. All of these units are air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms. Guests have televisions, telephones and electronic safes available in their units. There are also additional benefits such as complimentary tea and coffee facilities and high-speed Internet connections.

Guests have access to the business centre, the health and fitness centre and the indoor heated swimming pool. The Picollo Mondo Restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner and guests can unwind in the II Ritrovo bar and lounge.
from R4188

Morrells Manor House

Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

Morrells Manor House and Morrells Boutique Venue epitomizes the essence that makes French Provencal so charming. Lavishly spacious, each...
Morrells Manor House and Morrells Boutique Venue epitomizes the essence that makes French Provencal so charming. Lavishly spacious, each suite exudes warmth brought alive by accents of colour drawn from the surrounding landscape, while wooden floors and light-filled rooms lending themselves to a relaxed atmosphere.

Masterfully chosen antique furniture is seamlessly integrated with modern comforts, while comfortable luxury is epitomized by the extra-length beds enrobed in ultra-soft bedding. This Old World charm never ceases to capture your attention, as eloquently placed orchids draw you into a sense of wonderment. Sumptuous meals are all served in the homely dining room typically reminiscent of countryside Auberge. Allow the personalized 5 Star services and on site butler to translate your ultimate expectations of luxury.

Each of the seven lavishly furnished en-suite rooms is named after a different botanical. Luxurious features such as underfloor heating, separate work desks, flat screen TVs with DStv and heating blankets for winter come standard. Each room however has a unique feature, may it be a Victorian slipper bath, a private courtyard, a double-headed shower or a chez lounge in the bath room. Bathrooms are generously furnished and their size is unusually spacious. Coupled with the 24-hour on-site butler service, you are bound to rank your visit at Manor House as one of the most memorable stays you have had the privilege of experiencing.

Dining at Manor House is a relaxing and sumptuous experience. Coupled with impeccable and intimate service delivery, a seasonal menu is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner offering an elite selection of scrumptious, homemade dishes. In-house guests enjoy the privilege of breakfast being included in their room rate, however a booking for lunch and dinner is highly recommended.
from R3000

The Hamilton Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

The Hamilton Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of suburban Johannesburg. The hotel has been...
The Hamilton Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of suburban Johannesburg. The hotel has been designed for the discerning business traveller who appreciates understated luxury, well-crafted design and personal service.

We have a total of six rooms; we have four Luxury Suites offering a quaint modern room with a king-size bed and a luxurious bathroom with a bath and shower. There are two Superior Suites with a spacious modern design with a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom.

Boardroom facilities include a spacious and private venue with a flat screen television. We are flexible and offer exclusive hire for launch events; bespoke functions and small corporate functions. The Hamilton Boutique Hotel features breakfast until late, lounge facilities, a plunge pool, outdoor dining, complimentary wireless broadband, and spa facilities in your room.

Well-positioned between the business hubs of Sandton, Hyde Park, Rose Bank and the Johannesburg CBD, the hotel is a short five-minute drive from either the Sandton or Rose Bank Gautrain stations which connects to OR Tambo International Airport.
from R1250

The Winston Hotel

Sleeps 60 in 30 rooms

The Winston Hotel exudes luxury and style. The design and décor of the boutique hotel is an eclectic mix of modern and colonial chic with a...
The Winston Hotel exudes luxury and style. The design and décor of the boutique hotel is an eclectic mix of modern and colonial chic with a contemporary edge. The setting is the exclusive suburb of Melrose, which is a short distance from business, shopping and financial hubs.

All thirty guest rooms are styled in either French Boudoir, English Country or Royal Safari and are finished in striking combinations of teak floors and paneled walls. Well-appointed en-suite bathrooms have separate showers and combine the luxury of marble and mahogany. Each room offers a comfortable workstation and complimentary Internet access.

The Commissioner Restaurant also offers guests a unique menu based on authentic South African dishes with influences of North Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace, a cocktail in our sophisticated bar or simply sit back and relax in one of the beautiful lounges. Additional facilities include meeting rooms, a business centre and facilities for private dining. Secure off-street parking is available for all guests.

The Winston Hotel is a few minutes walk from the Rosebank Gautrain Station that links with Pretoria, Sandton, Johannesburg CBD and OR Tambo International Airport. The hotel is also close to Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, The Rosbank Mall and Melrose Arch. Sport facilities and stadiums such as The Wanderers, Coca Cola Park and Soccer City are easily accessible from the hotel.
from R2280

Soli Deo Gloria Boutique Hotel

6 Reviews
Sleeps 44 in 20 rooms

Soli Deo Gloria Boutique Hotel is the ideal destination for anyone visiting Gauteng, whether for...
Soli Deo Gloria Boutique Hotel is the ideal destination for anyone visiting Gauteng, whether for business or pleasure. It offers a peaceful haven in the city, set in secure surroundings with beautiful gardens and abundant bird life. We pride ourselves in exclusivity and excellent service.

We have 16 Luxury Suites and two Family Suites, all with en-suite bathrooms, stocked minibars, kitchenettes, Wi-Fi Internet access, TVs, DVD players and DStv. We have a full generator electricity backup.

Faithfully Yours Destination Spa is part of Soli Deo Gloria Boutique Hotel and it offers a wide variety of single treatments and packages which can relieve and aid stress, insomnia, arthritis, body aches and pains, circulation problems, detoxification, slimming and cellulite reduction, or massages for babies and pregnant ladies.

The first conference venue caters for 80 to 100 delegates, while the second conference venue caters for 180 to 200 or more delegates. They can be set up in a U-shape, classroom, boardroom and cinema style seating. The use of the venues include electric screens, projectors, Internet connection and surround sound.
from R1280

The View Hotel

1 Review
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Set in the heart of the university town of Johannesburg, The View Boutique Hotel is a gracious combination of old world charm and modern...
Set in the heart of the university town of Johannesburg, The View Boutique Hotel is a gracious combination of old world charm and modern conveniences.

Yesterday meets tomorrow throughout the hotel, which steps past a Victorian style facade into its inner house, and beyond, through the extensive sprawling lawns and into the views stretching through to Sandtion and the Magaliesburg mountain range.

Built in 1923 by Sir Julius Jeppe this legendary landmark has been extensively renovated turning a once deserted building into a deluxe boutique hotel that retains its historic ambiance.
from R1800

House Higgo

9 Reviews
Sleeps 19 in 7 rooms

Bearing the proud crest of the Higgo Family, this exclusive corporate boutique hotel redefines luxury accommodation and conferencing in the...
Bearing the proud crest of the Higgo Family, this exclusive corporate boutique hotel redefines luxury accommodation and conferencing in the northern suburb of Northcliff, Johannesburg. The Higgo’s came to South Africa from Penzance in Cornwall in 1850. They landed in Cape Town, where they stayed in the area now known as Higgovale, as well as on the land on which the Groote Schuur Hospital is built.

Reginald Douglas Higgo, a World War 2 veteran who resided in House Higgo, was born in 1919 on Robben Island in Cape Town. Robben Island was where Reginald’s father was the resident engineer for the light house. In those days, Robben Island was not yet a prison and the leper colony had already moved off the island.

All the rooms and suites in House Higgo have been named after a village or town in Cornwall that played a significant role in the Higgo history. Arriving at this magnificent home away from home, you will find elegant and discreet service to satisfy the most discerning of tastes.

Fully trained staff ensures that guests' every need will be attended to in a prudent and professional manner. This architecturally designed house, tucked into Aasvoelkop Ridge, boasts magnificent views over the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, stretching all the way to the Magaliesberg mountain range.

House Higgo is also the ideal venue for hosting romantic weddings, formal banquets, charity or product launches, cocktail parties, dinner parties, birthdays and anniversaries requiring flair and elegance.
from R1365

Morrells Farmhouse

2 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Morrells Farmhouse is situated on the Morrells Estate amidst neatly trimmed gardens. It was built in the late 1800s by the early Dutch...
Morrells Farmhouse is situated on the Morrells Estate amidst neatly trimmed gardens. It was built in the late 1800s by the early Dutch settlers, and was the first house built in Northcliff, then a dairy farm. The house has been lovingly restored into an elegant retreat, with seven beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms complete with original wooden floors and pressed ceilings.

Morrells Farmhouse exudes vintage charm of a bygone era. Rates include breakfast, and meals such as lunch and dinner can be arranged with the in-house chef. An open-plan kitchen and dining area, as well as an outside patio overlooking a Victorian pond shaded with trees, offer a tranquil and intimate space to enjoy your meals.

The Farmhouse lounge is an ideal, luxuriously rich, Colonial space where a book or a pre-dinner drink may be enjoyed. Separate from the main house, an entertainment area overlooking the pool offers a private room ideally suited for intimate meetings or conferences. A terrace with a table seating 14 guests comfortably can be used for intimate outdoor functions as well.
from R1400

Johannesburg South Africa

Johannesburg Boutique Hotel Accommodation

Johannesburg is about money. It's a city built on dreams of great wealth - literally built on gold. And while the gold mines are now on the outskirts of the city itself, it is money that drives this vibrant city that is widely accepted to be the economic powerhouse of Africa. Not many visitors actually put Johannesburg on their itineraries but most end up spending a day or two here anyway, as it is the main air traffic hub of southern Africa - in fact, of Africa. And guess what? After initially whingeing to their travel agents about having to spend a whole day here, many want to stay longer. Johannesburg has had very bad press. Sure - it's not Utopia, and it's a city where you need to keep your wits about you and preferably not much else, but it's not the criminalised war zone that's been portrayed in the media. And it's a truly vibey place.

If you like cities, you'll love Johannesburg. It's been through a number of incarnations and - at the moment - it's poised on the brink of becoming a truly cosmopolitan African city. While most business moved to the leafy northern suburbs from the CBD (Central Business District) in the 80s and 90s, the inner city is slowly reviving and within a few years it's likely to be a thriving urban environment. The Newtown District, with the Market Theatre, Museum Afrika and the newly constructed Nelson Mandela Bridge, is the epicentre of the urban revival. There is a lot to do in Johannesburg - mainly of the urban and cultural bent but there are plenty of outdoor escapes. One of the most popular day trips in Johannesburg is a tour of Soweto, where you can visit struggle monuments, artists in their studios or a range of informal taverns and music venues.

A similar tour, but offering a glimpse into a totally different type of urban community is that of Alex - or Alexandria Township. While also a black township, Alex is on the fringes of the very fashionable and expensive northern suburbs and grew organically to become the place it is now, which is in stark contrast to the engineered Soweto with its rows and rows of identical houses.

There are loads of interesting museums, the most notable of which are Museum Africa and the Apartheid Museum at Gold Reef City, which is an otherwise rather kitsch, but fun, theme park centred on an old gold mine. Golf courses aplenty will keep even the most avid grass addict happy. You could watch the dancing Lipizzaner stallions at Kyalami - the only operation of its kind other than the Spanish Riding School in Vienna . It's a great outing on a Sunday morning.

Or you could go for a ride in a hot air balloon , take a scenic flight in a vintage aircraft, or even do a short paddle on the Crocodile River. You could try your hand at skydiving, sandboard down a mine dump (big artificial dune made of mine tailings) or rapp-jump a skyscraper. You see - adventure doesn't really need the great outdoors.
And - this is Johannesburg, after all - you could go shopping. Big Time! And if your credit card survives the many tantalising malls and you have money to throw away, you could have a flutter at one of a number of casinos. And Sun City , a world renowned gambling complex with one of the best golf courses in the country, is only about an hour's drive away.

But the best thing about Johannesburg is its central position. It's just a hop, skip and a jump to the marvellous game lodges of Mpumalanga, Pilanesburg or Madikwe, the fascinating Cradle of Humankind, where you can muse on your origins, or the lovely relaxing and scenic Magaliesberg Wilderness Wilderness. Pretoria, with its many museums and historical buildings, great restaurants and even more interesting peripheral destinations, is just a half hour's drive away.

Johannesburg is about money. It's a city built on dreams of great wealth - literally built on gold. And while the gold mines are now on the outskirts of the city itself, it is money that drives this vibrant city that is widely accepted to be...

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