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Greater Johannesburg

Greater Johannesburg is South Africa's largest and most vibrant city and includes the former municipalities of Midrand, Randburg, Bedfordview and Sandton. It is a region that was built on gold. Gold had been found in the area as far back as 1853 but it was not until 1886 that anyone realized just how big the gold reserves were. By 1889 Greater Johannesburg had grown into a rowdy frontier town full of brothels, beer halls and gambling dens. In that year alone more than 630000 ounces were recovered from the reef. A visit to Gold Reef City Theme Park, a reconstructed gold mining village built around Crown Mines no.14 shaft, will give the visitor some idea of life in the region in the late 19th Century, and a trip can be taken underground down the mine shaft.

To the North of central Johannesburg lies Sandton City, a vast complex of hotels, shopping malls and banks all under one roof. This is, without doubt, the finest shopping complex in Africa and one of the world's finest shopping malls, with over 250 stores and shops gathered together under one roof. Sandton has become the new business centre of Greater Johannesburg as most of the big institutions have moved out of the old Johannesburg CBD. Sandton also boasts four nature reserves, two bird sanctuaries and five river trails. Entertainment in the area includes the Montecasino Leisure Complex in Fourways.

By far the fastest growing town within Greater Johannesburg is Midrand, once known as Halfway House. Midrand is situated just to the North of the N1 highway that circles Johannesburg and is bordered by Centurion in the North. Because of its position halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Midrand has become the most attractive area for industrial and commercial development, and Africa's largest mall is planned to be built there in the near future. The whole of the rural area around Midrand is devoted to equestrian pursuits and there is a Lippizaner showground arena with regular shows of these famous horses. In the Kyalami suburb of Midrand is the famous motor racing circuit where regular meetings are held. There are bird sanctuaries in the suburbs of Glen Austin and Beaulieu. There are two film production studios on the Old Pretoria Road in Midrand.

The number of tourist attractions in Greater Johannesburg are too numerous to list all of them, and can be seen suburb by suburb. There are several live theatres including the large new Johannesburg Civic Theatre, numerous cinemas, helicopter trips, the Johannesburg Zoo, theme parks, craft markets galore, such as the Rosebank African Craft Market and flea markets in several different parts of Greater Johannesburg, including the Bruma Flea Market near Bedfordview. There are the Botanical Gardens, Nature Reserves like the one at Lone Hill, the mini town at Santarama, the Turffontein Race Course near Rosettenville, several bird sanctuaries and nature reserves, ice skating, musical fountains and a planetarium. There is sailing on the Emmerentia Dam, hiking on the Braamfontein Spruit or the Wilds, 4x4 and quad trails, horse trails and numerous museums, such as Museum Africa in the Newtown district. While you're in the area you might as well drop into the SAB World Of Beer. Johannesburg also houses many art galleries, including the Johannesburg Art Gallery in Joubert Park.

If you are visiting Johannesburg over the Easter holidays, then don't miss the excitement of the Rand Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Nasrec.

History and military buffs will enjoy a visit to the SA Museum of Military History in Saxonwald, near the zoo. And if old trains and trams are your thing, then you must see the collection of old public vehicles at the James Hall Museum of Transport, located beside the racetrack.

Greater Johannesburg is a city built on the earnings and expectations of gold. The people are fast go-getters, it is a city bursting with energy and with the whole world to offer the visitor. It is a city that cannot be bypassed.

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Alendo Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Fourways

Alendo fully furnished self-catering apartments offer a comfortable and affordable stay for both the business and leisure traveler.

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Sleeps: 2

Forest Cottage B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Forest Town

Nestled in the leafy suburb of Forest Town, in a quiet and secure cul-de-sac with 24 hour security guards. Friendly and warm comfort offered by Annie and Chris Challis - this is your home away from home.

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Sleeps: 11 in 4 units/rooms
From R 542,50
Per person, per night sharing.

Villa D'or Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Fourways

Villa D'or Guest House in Fourways offers high quality modern accommodation with the focus on comfort and entertainment. Villa D'or is known for its exceptional hygiene and cleanliness and its warm friendly atmosphere.

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Sleeps: 4

Kingstone Villa

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

Kingstone is a Self Catering Flat set in a quite cul de sac at 7 Adam Tasman Place, Constantia Kloof, Florida, West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa.

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Sleeps: 14 in 8 units/rooms
From R 360,00
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The Roosters Nest BnB

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Midrand

Welcome to The Roosters Nest BnB, a family owned and -run guesthouse which is set in beautiful tranquil country surroundings, and boasts a beautiful lush garden with lots of old, big trees which offer a restful country feel.

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Sleeps: 18 in 9 units/rooms
From R 650,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Ruimsig Golf View Manor

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Roodepoort

Ruimsig Golf View manor is a four star luxurious thatched guest house and executive conference centre, offering spacious rooms decorated with original and unique furniture. All rooms are air conditioned, have safes, hairdryers, tea/coffee...

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From R 600,00
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Rockridge Manor Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Randburg

Rockridge Manor is a 5 Star Bed & Breakfast establishment situated in Fairland, Johannesburg. Architecturally designed in raw brick, wood & glass and atriums to blend with the garden of indigenous trees and rock.

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From R 350,00
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Littlefields Luxury Self Catering Suite

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Randburg

Modern Luxury Self Catering Suite in Olivedale (Non Smoking) with:Separate Entrance. Smoking Section Outside Secure High Wall with Safe Parking. In Safe Boomed off Area. Marble and wooden floors. Combined Lounge Kitchen with Full DSTV (including ..

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Sleeps: 17 in 5 units/rooms

Bastille de Blignaut

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Illiondale

Bastille de Blignaut B&B, situated in Edenvale in the Ekurhuleni Aerotropolis, is centralized to Johannesburg, Midrand, the East rand, and within 10 km from OR Tambo International Airport...

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Forest Town Guest Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Forest Town

Forest Town Guest Cottages situated in Forest Town in Johannesburg. These attractively and comfortably furnished villas are self-contained, separate and private, 1- and 2-bedroom villas to suit families, the business traveller and tourists.

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Sleeps: 15 in 6 units/rooms
From R 870,00
Per unit, per night.

Bedford Square Apartment 212

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

Fully furnished self catering Up Market Executive Apartment in Bedfordview, JHB municipality. With designer finishes and top of the range appliances. Double bedroom with stunning en-suite bathroom. Open plan living with stunning views of Johannesburg

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Sleeps: 63 in 10 units/rooms
From R 360,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Hoopoe Haven Self-catering Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Fourways

Hoopoe Haven situated in beautiful Chartwell, Gauteng. It is a place to relax and unwind in the peace and quiet of the countryside. There's variety of self-catering accommodation available to suite groups from 1 person to 50.

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Donnybrook Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Midrand

Donnybrook Guesthouse is situated in the lovely country environment of Glenferness, Johannesburg North. Converted from the original farm building of the Donnybrook estate, the Guesthouse offers you a warm and homely stay in an attractive country setting.

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Sleeps: 15 in 5 units/rooms
From R 400,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Birch Tree Cottage B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Randburg

Full English Breakfast tailored to your personal preference. Swimming pool set in beautiful garden. Laundry service available. DStv. Secure parking. Close to restaurants, cinemas and theatres. Within easy reach of Montecasino. Easy access to ...

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Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms
From R 390,00
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Cherry Tree Cottage

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Linden

Cherry Tree Cottage offers value for money, and is a safe & secure, Executive Bed and Breakfast with limited self catering facilities. Situated in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg.

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Sleeps: 14 in 6 units/rooms
From R 425,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Citrus Lane Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Randburg

You're probably looking for friendly accommodation on premises where you're safe and secure, an elegant bedroom, enough breakfast to fuel your day and a central location - making everywhere you go close-by. Good you found us.

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Sleeps: 16 in 7 units/rooms
From R 400,00
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49 On Norman Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Northcliff

49 on Norman is an establishment that was purposely designed with the discerning business traveler and tourist in mind - providing luxury, comfort, and spacious accommodation in a stylish setting.

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Sleeps: 4
From R 400,00
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Apartment at 34 Columbine

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Randburg

The Apartment is a double story self catering fully equipped with linen and towels. It can sleep 4 persons. Downstairs it boasts an open plan kitchen - equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge opening on to the dining room area, a bathroom ...

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From R 1 035,00
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The Syrene Boutique Hotel

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Rivonia

The Syrene is a friendly, professionally run four star boutique hotel featuring the luxury of business class travel. As the name suggests our guests will experience a quiet, private and tranquil setting offering best in class accommodation and personalize

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Sleeps: 28 in 14 units/rooms
From R 775,00
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The Oasis Boutique Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Rivonia

The Oasis Boutique Hotel (owned by Grayham and Anita Beazley) offers travellers the opportunity to relax and unwind in safety and style. The Oasis Signature Hotel visitors 11 luxurious rooms in which to relax and unwind. Located near ...

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