The finest five star hotels in Johannesburg

Take the holiday of a lifetime at one of our astounding five star hotels in Johannesburg. All Great Hotels of the World members are selected for their high standards, location, comfort and luxury amenities, ensuring they meet the expectations of demanding and discerning travellers looking for the classic hotel.

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Johannesburg destination guide

From Victorian and Edwardian architecture to chrome and glass skyscrapers, Johannesburg is a land of contrasts. The attractions there range from both cultural and historic exhibitions to fun family outings, traditional flea markets and interesting displays of local innovation. With good weather throughout most of the year, sightseeing in Johannesburg is always a rewarding adventure on your special heritage break in South Africa.


Far from being a dusty, concrete-filled city, Johannesburg is full of leafy trees and has dozens of spacious green lungs. It boasts more than 2300 parks and over 10000 hectares of nature experiences to comfort and inspire you on your luxury family getaway in South Africa. Enjoy a walking trail in one of the parks to restore your body and spirit and feel completely unwind.

Johannesburg also offers a broad range of outdoor activities. From animal viewing to ballooning, from horse riding to fishing, there is something for everyone. If you prefer extreme sports, the city boasts an exciting selection to get your heart racing. You can experience bridge jumping, mountain biking, river rafting and wakeboarding to name a few.

Johannesburg blends a world class city with a myriad of cultural and nature experiences, is definitely the place to enjoy the best romantic holiday in South Africa.


Johannesburg’s restaurants offer a wide range of cuisine to satisfy every craving imaginable. Here is a selection of restaurants for you to try.

  1. Cafe del Sol - This Italian restaurant uses fresh, organic products to create delicious dishes in a calming atmosphere.
  2. Cube Tasting Kitchen - Experience a 23-course tasting menu featuring imaginatively designed dishes in this fine dining restaurant.
  3. Thava - Thava offers South Indian cuisine made with the freshest local ingredients. It also serves unique Indian tapas.
  4. Thomas Maxwell - Taste contemporary French food in this restaurant featuring a New York style ambience.

Johannesburg has a wide range of cultural venues. Here are four attractions not to be missed.

  1. Apartheid Museum - This museum is packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
  2. Origins Centre - A world-class museum dedicated to exploring and celebrating the history of modern humankind.
  3. South African National Museum of Military History - This large museum contains mostly military-related records, journals, weapons and photographs.
  4. Constitution Hill - Constitution Hill was the site of the notorious Old Fort Prison Complex but is now home to the Women’s Gaol museum, Number Four museum and Old Fort museum.

For the visitor to Johannesburg the difficulty lies not in finding something to do, but in choosing between all the exciting options. Here are four recommended attractions:

  1. The Pyramid Day Spa - The Pyramid Day Spa offers a wide range of specialised treatments that have been specifically chosen to revitalise your body, rejuvenate your mind and invigorate your soul.
  2. Lion Park - The Johannesburg Lions Park, situated about 45 minutes away from Johannesburg by car, is a must see.
  3. Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam - Tranquil gardens, walkways and benches make this sprawling park a popular respite from the pace of the city.
  4. Gold Reef City - Interactive gold-mining experiences are the highlight of this theme park, which also contains the standard thrill rides and g

The top luxury hotels in Johannesburg

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Tourist information and advice for Johannesburg

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