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Villa Schreiner

10 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 6 rooms

Villa Schreiner is a family-owned romantic guest house under thatch situated in the quiet residential suburb of Jukskei Park. we are...
Villa Schreiner is a family-owned romantic guest house under thatch situated in the quiet residential suburb of Jukskei Park. we are situated on the boarder of Douglasdale and Olivedale in Fourways, the ideal venue to embark on your ‘dream safari’ into the various exclusive private game reserves in Southern Africa or ideal for corporate accommodation.

Villa Schreiner is located 15 minutes from Fourways Mall, 5 minutes from the Coca Cola Dome, 5 minutes from Olivedale Medi-clinic and 5 minutes to the famous Monte Casino. There are two excellent gourmet restaurants, a coffee shop, lots of other restaurants and take-away restaurants and boutique shops at the Douglasdale Shopping Centre, only five minutes away.

Our four beautiful, individually decorated rooms overlook the beautiful tropical garden and heated pool. Each luxurious bedroom is decorated with natural fabrics, pure cotton bed linen & Wireless Internet. Our Family Unit is very popular for bigger families that needs accommodation for 5 to 7 people. A Continental breakfast is served outside on the sun patio or in the dining room. Villa Schreiner welcomes you to enjoy a warm hospitality, personal charm and true tranquility.
from R650

The Wesley

4 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 11 rooms

The Wesley is an upmarket guest house that caters for the more discerning guest. As one of the oldest farm houses in Bryanston, the...
The Wesley is an upmarket guest house that caters for the more discerning guest. As one of the oldest farm houses in Bryanston, the property is situated on the highest point in the area and has been occupied by multinational CEOs and Heads of States.

Set in idyllic surroundings, there are few experiences that can rival sipping sundowners on the deck, listening to the gurgling of the waterfalls, basking amongst the unique bird life, and watching the setting of the magnificent South African sun. Exclusivity and privacy are key, and each room is designed with this in mind. The entire area is covered by cameras, electric fencing, electric beams, and 24-hour guards for peace of mind. A backup generator is also available should there be a power failure.

The rooms vary in size, boasting antiques dating between 100 and 250 years old. The focus and design is a fusion between French Provencal, with touches of ancient Colonial Asia. Each of the 11 rooms has a sense of conformity with the detail presenting total individualism, and the majority of the décor has been specifically imported. Features include the Cigar Bar and African Bar, as well as a beautiful swimming pool with waterfalls and palm trees.

The guest house is situated in the heart of Bryanston and Sandton, surrounded by beautiful gardens and a natural bird haven which has been cultivated over decades opposite the Bryanston Golf Course. The Wesley is conveniently located near many popular venues such as Fourways, Cresta, Rosebank, MonteCasino, the highway, and the Gautrain.
from R595

Life On 3rd

2 Reviews
Sleeps 37 in 14 rooms

Life on 3rd is a trendy guesthouse conveniently situated in the cosmopolitan village of Melville in the heart of the Johannesburg...
Life on 3rd is a trendy guesthouse conveniently situated in the cosmopolitan village of Melville in the heart of the Johannesburg Metropolitan area. With an atmosphere of tranquillity, guests can look forward to a relaxed and peaceful stay in a mix of fourteen, stylish and comfortable rooms either in the house or with private entrances. Tastefully decorated in earth tones and white and accented with red. A fresh understated décor with a relaxed ambience. Our wooden decked courtyard has casual outdoor seating where guests can enjoy soaking up the African Sun. All rooms have shared satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Internet access is also available at the main desk. We offer a laundry service and secure off-street parking. Located on quiet, leafy corner of Melville, Life on 3rd is in close proximity to the famous 7th Street with restaurants, coffee shops, bars, galleries and various stores selling designer wear to curios. After dark 7th street is a buzz with its notorious vibrant nightlife. Main Road, Melville has numerous fast food outlets, restaurants, shops, gyms and banks. Campus Square Shopping Center, SABC, Media 24, AFDA Film School, Wits, University of Johannesburg and are within a 5kms from where we are located. For nature lovers, Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is a 5-minute walk away and Johannesburg Zoo is close by. Golfers can enjoy a round of golf at Parkview Golf Course, that is a 5-minute drive away. Places of interest are the Apartheid Museum and Soweto, Museum Africa, Lesedi Cultural Village, Cradle of Mankind, Union Buildings in Pretoria, Johannesburg Art Gallery and the Mai Mai Market in Johannesburg CBD. A Continental Breakfast is served daily from 7.00am – 9.00am in our communal dining room and coffee & tea is available 24hrs. Airport transfers, taxi services, restaurant reservations, day tours and other activities can be booked on request. There is a selection of five different room types comfortably decorated in earth tones, white and with splashes of red. A fresh understated approach to creating a relaxed environment. All rooms are equipped with the following: • Colour TV • Clock radio / alarm • Dressing table / desk • Hairdryers • Ceiling fans/ Oil heaters • High quality mattresses & pillows • White linen & towels
from R495

44 on Livingstone Guest House

9 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

Location 44 on Livingston is a newly renovated luxurious guesthouse. This brand new guesthouse...
Location 44 on Livingston is a newly renovated luxurious guesthouse. This brand new guesthouse is well appointed in the north eastern side of the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. 10 minutes from Sandton, Melrose Arch, Rosebank.15 Minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and JHB Central. 1.2km to Linksfield Hospital. We are minutes away from the N3 and M2 motorways. 44 on Lvingston is surrounded by excellent Golf courses like Royal Johannesburg/Kensington, Glendower, Wanderer’s, Houghton and Modderfontein. If shopping is your passion on our doorstep you will find Sandton, Rosebank, Norwood, Greenstone as well as Rosebank. Ideally situated for your sporting events at KES. St Johns, St Mary’s, Jeppe Boys, St David’s and Sahetti. We are 10 minutes from Coca Cola Park / Ellis Park /Wanderers Cricket Ground. Ideal for our 2010 World Cup supporters.

Room Notes - Our stylish and sophisticated accommodation offers six en-suite twin bedrooms, fine dining and the experience of luxurious living. Enjoy your meal served with exquisite silverware and hand made crystal glassware, which makes every guest feel like a VIP. Light Evening Meals available on request pre-booking essential .We want our guests to feel spoilt, which is why everything is centered on this. From luxurious bathrooms, to exclusively designed bedrooms with Twill Cotton Bath Robes, hairdryers, electric under blankets and a full Executive Beverage Service available in each room. Facilities Not only does this Guest House offer comfort and class, you can also enjoy outdoor relaxing in our beautiful lush gardens, go for a splash in our sparkling pool or just spend the day relaxing. The ultimate available to you is a Therapeutic Registered Reflexologist, Aromatherapist, Deep Tissue Sports Masseur who will do the required de-stress treatments in the privacy of your room by appointment.
from R950

Sunward Park Guesthouse & Conference Centre

7 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 22 rooms

The Sunward Park Guesthouse and conference centre offer a spectacular combination of tranquillity...
The Sunward Park Guesthouse and conference centre offer a spectacular combination of tranquillity and style to the corporate as well the private sector. Situated in the middle of Sunward Park, an upmarket residential suburb, with easy access to major highways, Sunward Park private hospital and Oliver Tambo International Airport.

We currently offer twenty-two bedrooms and suites, a relaxing lounge and bar area, beautifully landscaped gardens, conference rooms and events space. The hotel is elegant and intimate. The ideal place for for weekend breakaway, overnight accommodation and corporate events.
from R700

Airport Modjadji Guest House

30 Reviews
Sleeps 13 in 6 rooms


Airport Modjadji Guest House is a large six-bedroom home with an additional self-catering...

Airport Modjadji Guest House is a large six-bedroom home with an additional self-catering thatched cottage in the tropical garden and a big swimming pool. The guest house can sleep up to 16 people in total.

Facilities include a pool bar and braai area, laundry service, daily cleaning, DStv on a large screen in the bar and lounge area, and a breakfast room. Breakfast packs and dinners can be arranged on request.

We are located just five minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and within walking distance to shopping malls with banks, restaurants, and supermarkets. We also offer free airport transfers.
from R700

The Apartments Exclusive Guest House

5 Reviews
Sleeps 7 in 3 rooms

For personal and warm hospitality in luxurious accommodation in Rivonia, Sandton, look no further...
For personal and warm hospitality in luxurious accommodation in Rivonia, Sandton, look no further than The Apartments Luxury Guesthouse. We are perfectly located in the heart of the Rivonia business belt, with easy access to the business districts of Sandton including Woodmead, Sunningill, Bryanston and Fourways. Easily accessible from all the main arterials including routes from both OR Tambo and Lanseria, we offer quality accommodation for the discerning guest, all of which is smoke-free.

Our freestanding cottages nestle in a tranquil garden with a view of our sparkling full size swimming pool. Each unit is self-contained with its own entrance and has a shower en-suite, with kitchenettes in our self-catering apartments and a fridge, microwave and kettle in our luxury apartment 3. Every unit is equipped with free Wi-Fi access, M-Net and selected satellite TV channels. Our breakfasts, which are specifically prepared for you, are legendary and the talk of everyone who stays with us! Breakfast is served in our stunning conservatory overlooking the pool and garden and can be requested by our self-catering guests at an additional charge. Braai/BBQ facilities are available upon request.

We take pride in providing an excellent laundry service and dry cleaning can be arranged on your behalf. A number of excellent restaurants and leisure facilities including golf courses are within easy reach. Children are welcome. Airport transfers can be arranged.
from R900

By Bush Telegraph Lodge

Sleeps 30 in 15 rooms

Our beautiful bold Sardinian-styled Lodge stands out like a shining white Mediterranean jewel in the rolling countryside of the...
Our beautiful bold Sardinian-styled Lodge stands out like a shining white Mediterranean jewel in the rolling countryside of the Randjesfontein Equestrian Estate in the heart of Midrand.

By Bush Telegraph Lodge is a rural haven that is both so convenient to where you need to be and yet when the working day is done offers an escape where you may truly unwind. Relax in our cosy pub or take your favorite sundowner upstairs onto one of our outside decks and enjoy the views. Choose to indulge yourself in a three course dinner served in our restaurant, executive dining room, pub, courtyards, on a deck or in your suite if that be your preference. Chill out in or beside the huge inviting pool. Take a stroll in our park-like gardens or go for a run on the many kilometres of grassy horsetrails.

We offer beautifully appointed spacious suites with king-size beds and luxurious bathrooms designed and finished in the unique quirky Sardinian style. Bed and Breakfast is included in our rates as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, DStv, hospitality tray, secure parking and of course high quality comfort and ancient cordial hospitality in a superior accommodation.

By Bush Telegraph Lodge is conveniently situated midway between Johannesburg and Tswane Pretoria on the country estate of Randjesfontein. Very accessible to the main highways that link to the major centres and to O R Tambo International. We are situated just minutes away from the Midrand Gautrain Station, Gallagher Estate, Corporate Park N & S, Randjespark and the Midrand CBD.

By Bush Telegraph Lodge assures you a Six- star experience and will certainly tick all the boxes when it comes to meeting your personal accommodation requirements.

Whether you are here on business or leisure or both, we look forward to exceeding your expectations and delivering a standard of service that separates us from the ordinary.
from R770

Eagles Nest Estate Guest House

5 Reviews
Sleeps 11 in 4 rooms

To the south, nestled above the rush and noise of a city that never sleeps and confined within the...
To the south, nestled above the rush and noise of a city that never sleeps and confined within the boundaries of the Klipriversberg Conservancy is where you will find us. A sunset can be appreciated after a long, warm and dusty African day. Time comes to a standstill with frogs croaking in the background, owls howling in the calm, cool breeze, all troubles rolling down into the Eikenhof Valley to be washed away by the Klip River itself.

Eagles Nest Estate comprises six luxurious havens offering a place where you can kick your shoes off and enjoy the spectacular 180 degree view of the unpopulated Eikenhof Valley. Each double room is spacious with an en-suite bathroom and an outdoor shower. The rooms are fitted with extra length queen-size beds and pure cotton linen that invite you closer. All our rooms have mini coffee bars and TVs with full PVR DStv functionality.

Our lounge is a spacious area with high ceilings, comfortable couches and corners where you can sit and relax with a book or simply enjoy the ambiance of easy luxury. During the cold Highveld winter months, you may want to spend long hours in front of the open fireplace that burns around the clock.

Our lovely dining room is dominated by a 12-seater table that makes up part of the open-plan, country-style kitchen with a gas stove and cosy atmosphere. Meals can be served at the stretched dining room table or at various other tables inside or outside, if the weather permits. Breakfast is a choice of a cold Continental spread of fresh fruits, yogurts, pastries and freshly squeezed fruit juices, followed by a freshly prepared hot English breakfast. Dinner is available on request with your reservation.

Our guest house is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens overflowing into the surrounding indigenous growth. This subtle blend of bush and garden gently suggests that you are nowhere near the city, but rather somewhere in the countryside. With the sound of water and several bird species, you will soon forget the noise of the city that you left behind.
from R800

Ginnegaap Guest House

2 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 11 rooms

Ginnegaap Guest House is a charming cottage-style house in Melville, one of the oldest and most vibrant suburbs in Johannesburg. This...
Ginnegaap Guest House is a charming cottage-style house in Melville, one of the oldest and most vibrant suburbs in Johannesburg. This highly recommended and trendy establishment with its 10 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms, offers business and holidaymakers a warm, friendly and comfortable home-from-home.

Within walking distance from quaint coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, book stores and antique shops, Ginnegaap is your perfect escape in the buzzing city of Johannesburg. Our close proximity to the University of Johannesburg and Wits University offers the ideal location for visiting academics. We are also close to the SABC, the city centre, hospitals, shopping centers, Soweto and many popular tourist attractions.

Come and experience our stylish rooms, great breakfasts and friendly and caring staff. We pride ourselves on being affordable and spotlessly clean.
from R840

Gateway Guest House

3 Reviews
Sleeps 34 in 13 rooms

Gateway Guest House was built on five acres of parkland with an abundance of bird life and offers country living with the convenience of...
Gateway Guest House was built on five acres of parkland with an abundance of bird life and offers country living with the convenience of the city close by.

Gateway Guest House offers guests a choice of 13 en-suite bedrooms. The rooms are furnished with double and three-quarter beds and the family rooms have additional sleeper couches. The rooms are equipped with TVs, as well as tea and coffee-making facilities. Laundry facilities are available.

Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room. Barbecues and other outdoor meals can also be arranged. Secure parking is available and guests can make use of our lovely swimming pool.

Weddings, private functions and small conferences for up to 30 people are catered for. Guests can make use of the phone, fax, email and Internet facilities on site.

Various activities are close by, from golfing, bowls, sailing and visits to the power boat clubs to horse riding and birdwatching. The guest house is also close to the John Barrable Sports Hall.

Situated close to two major highways, guests have easy access to Johannesburg and Pretoria. The guest house is close to three large shopping malls and, for the more adventurous, a 15-minute drive will allow you to enjoy the excitement of Emperors Palace and Carnival City.

A booking service is available for local and national sightseeing tours through reputable tour operators, as well as car or microbus hire. For your convenience, Gateway Guest House also has a microbus which is at your service if required. Transfers to and from Johannesburg International Airport can be arranged.

Enjoy secure, pleasant and affordable accommodation at Gateway Guest House.
from R420

Whara-Whara Guesthouse

7 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

An upmarket guesthouse situated in a warm, homely atmosphere. We offer four well appointed bedrooms. Three double en-suite rooms, one...
An upmarket guesthouse situated in a warm, homely atmosphere. We offer four well appointed bedrooms. Three double en-suite rooms, one double room with separate bathroom. Heated outside swimming pool, steam room, jacuzzi, boma for open braai DStv in all rooms with LCD flat screen TV's. Secure parking.
from R750

Grace and Gift Guest House

Sleeps 54 in 26 rooms

Grace and Gift Guest House is conveniently located close to the Coca Cola Stadium, Johannesburg...
Grace and Gift Guest House is conveniently located close to the Coca Cola Stadium, Johannesburg Stadium and the University of Johannesburg. Accommodation is provided in clean modern rooms suitable for business travellers, holiday makers and sports fans.

All the rooms are comfortably furnished with double beds, queen-size beds or king-size beds. Room facilities include air-conditioning, DStv, tea- and coffee-making facilities and Wi-Fi.

Secure parking is provided behind locked gates with 24-hour security. Guests can make use of the printing, email and fax services available at reception. Transfers can be arranged to and from the airport, Gautrain- and bus stations.
from R300

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

Rivonia Bed & Breakfast

20 Reviews
Sleeps 106 in 53 rooms

Rivonia Bed & Breakfast is a member of the AA Hall of Fame, a charming country-style guest house situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, within a...
Rivonia Bed & Breakfast is a member of the AA Hall of Fame, a charming country-style guest house situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, within a security area. Strategically located in Sandton, Rivonia B&B offers easy access to all major highways and is within easy reach of Sandton City, Sandton Convention Centre, Gallagher Estate, Montecasino and Sunninghill and Morningside Clinics - transfers available.

Our establishment lies within walking distance of the Rivonia Shopping Centre, Gautrain Bus bus-stops, numerous restaurants, coffee shops, major banks and an upmarket gym.

The establishment offers attractive, well-equipped rooms, each with its own entrance, which nestle amongst trees in a large rambling garden. The tranquil setting, the generous breakfasts, the sparkling pool and the abundant bird life are what make for a warm, memorable stay.

Our breakfasts are legendary. A full buffet of cereals, a variety of breads, jams, cold meats, fruit juices, yoghurts, fruit salad, pastries and a delicious breakfast cooked-to-order are there to delight every taste. Dinners are available from Monday to Thursday, by arrangement.

With 50 en-suite units, we offer self-catering bed-sitters and double rooms with coffee and tea-making facilities. Each unit has a microwave, a fridge and an honesty bar. Seven family units are also available for couples with children. Our superior rooms are air-conditioned. All rooms have underfloor heating. We offer secure on-site parking, an Internet workstation, complimentary Wi-Fi and Hotel Bouquet DStv. The rooms are serviced daily.

Rivonia Bed & Breakfast offers the ideal home-away-from-home for business persons, leisure travellers, wedding groups and out-of-town shoppers.
from R1150

Solace Guest House and Spa

Sleeps 19 in 11 rooms

Solace Guest House and Spa is located in Noordwyk. Noordwyk is a suburb in Johannesburg and is 6 km...
Solace Guest House and Spa is located in Noordwyk. Noordwyk is a suburb in Johannesburg and is 6 km from Gallagher Estate and Boulders Shopping Centre.

This beautifully furnished guest house offers rooms featuring comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms. All the rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, a hair dryer and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy the hot tub, the sauna and even work out in the well-equipped gym. There is a restaurant and guests can enjoy a meal or a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.
from R540

Melrose Place Guest Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

30 luxury self contained garden suites suitable for the business or leisure traveller

Close to Sandton, Rosebank, Wanderers...
30 luxury self contained garden suites suitable for the business or leisure traveller

Close to Sandton, Rosebank, Wanderers Cricket grounds and the M1 Motorway

Restaurants within walking distance

Excellent security and on site parking.

All suites have own entrances, television, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, fridges and mini-bar, heating and patios on the garden.

Swimming pool.

Children welcome.

from R1600

Breena BnB Guest House

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Breena BnB Guest House is a unique and upmarket accommodation situated in Harmelia in Johannesburg, only a two-minute drive from the...
Breena BnB Guest House is a unique and upmarket accommodation situated in Harmelia in Johannesburg, only a two-minute drive from the airport. We offer three double en-suite bedrooms that are separate from the main house, ensuring privacy to all guests.

The guest house is beautifully decorated in the traditional African style that blends tasteful Italian finishes with the rustic energy of Africa, creating an illusion of an exotic paradise within the city centre. Our special feature is a tastefully decorated Jacuzzi room, especially suited for romantic evenings where guests can relax in the privacy of their own mini-spa.

Other features include a large lapa and bar furnished with comfortable couches and chairs and big enough to dance the night away, as well as a large fireplace where guests can sit around and relax. We also have a lovely salt swimming pool for those hot summer days.
from R1000

Safari Club SA Lodge

11 Reviews
Sleeps 36 in 16 rooms

Superior accommodation and hospitality at the Safari Club SA, only 4 minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport. Opened the 1st November...
Superior accommodation and hospitality at the Safari Club SA, only 4 minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport. Opened the 1st November 2007 with 17 luxury en-suite twin bedded rooms (DSTV, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, secure onsite parking, and swimming pool) for the safari traditionalist, designed for both the foreign and local traveller in Southern Africa. The Safari Club SA is privately owned and run by renowned hotelier Emile Muller, offering his guests a true African experience at the doorstep of Southern Africa’s gateway. The concept behind Safari Club SA is to offer personal service to all our clients who have supported us over the years. Every room is carefully decorated to a specific area e.g. Kalahari room, Etosha room, Okavango room etc. Public areas consist of lounges, bar, business centre and separate breakfast room. A new swimming pool has been installed for those hot summer afternoons. The bar theme has been dedicated to the famous Nguni cattle and covered with beautiful memorabilia.
from R1000

The Celtis Manor

Sleeps 30 in 13 rooms

This scenic country Guest House set in a luscious landscaped environment offers luxury accommodation with all the facilities to ensure a...
This scenic country Guest House set in a luscious landscaped environment offers luxury accommodation with all the facilities to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay. Elegant and comfortably decorated double and twin rooms with en suite bathrooms. Ideally situated for the travelling executive just outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. Easy access to all the major highways allows for convenient travel in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria. Our unique home from home accommodation will guarantee your return
from R840

Johannesburg South Africa

Johannesburg Guest House 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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