Johannesburg is also called Jo’burg, Jozi and Egoli (or City of Gold) by the locals, and the rest of South Africa. It is the commercial hub of South Africa and is historically where fortunes are found and money made. It is an energetic and exciting destination. Hotels are generally quieter during December through January and the rates will often be cheaper. Busier months are usually from June through to August. Neighbourhoods such as Rosebank, Melville and Norwood are also all reliable options for accommodation.
Top Johannesburg City Attractions
The Nelson Mandela Square is a very popular area, with its notable statue of the iconic Nelson Mandela doing his jig.
The Lesedi Cultural Village and African Lodge lets visitors experience the fascinating traditions and cultures of Africa’s people. It is situated within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site.
Johannesburg Zoo is highly respected and internationally accredited for maintaining high standards of animal welfare, and ethical and nutritional conduct for ensuring the psychological and physical wellbeing of all the animals that live there. In 1904, the zoo opened with ten animals. Today, there are more than 365 species of animal that include endangered species. The plants and gardens recreate the animals’ natural habitats. There are also herb, rose and medicinal historical and indigenous gardens.
The Wanderers Cricket Stadium is the foremost cricket stadium found within South Africa. The seating capacity is 34,000 and it offers high quality facilities.
Johannesburg City Hotels
Most of the Johannesburg City accommodation comprising good hotels can be found within the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Boutique hotels can be found everywhere, as can bed and breakfasts from Soweto to Melville. Cheap hotels in Johannesburg City can be found in Johannesburg central, while guesthouses and hotels in the district of Parktown offer homely accommodation with lovely surroundings. These are well placed for exploring the city. More accommodation can be found in Johannesburg’s eastern suburbs, including the colourful district of Chinatown.