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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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Abbott's in Parkhurst

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Parkhurst

Self catering accommodation in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. Including office area and within walking distance restaurants, shops and pubs. A sports club is on the boundary of the establishment.

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Winstonian

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

Look no further than The Winstonian when travelling to Johannesburg. The Winstonian designer apartment promises visitors a luxurious, comfortable and convenient stay in Bedfordview.The self catering apartment comprises two luxury bedrooms...

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Rivonia Premier Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Rivonia

Rivonia Premier Lodge is strategically located in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, with easy access to major highways. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac with a large rambling garden. Guests can relax on the pool deck and enjoy a swim...

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Sleeps: 30 in 10 units/rooms
From R 826,00
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House on York

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kensington

House on York offers elegant, well-designed en-suite rooms, individually decorated with style and comfort in mind. It is set in Kensington South, within walking distance of beautiful antique shops and quaint little coffee shops...

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Marle' Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

Marle' Lodge has 11 double en-suite rooms all beautifully finished in matching African theme. Two of the rooms have an inter-leading door to cater for families who wish to stay together. All rooms have 53 cm colour TVs with dstv. Five of...

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Homestay B&B Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Little Falls

Affordable accommodation with comfortable beds after a stressful day. Secure off-road parking. Tea and coffee station in the rooms. A lite breakfast is included, full breakfast and dinner are optional. Communal braai/baberque area. Meals can be ...

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Gallo Manor Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Gallo Manor

Nestled in the leafy Northern Johannesburg suburb of Gallo Manor, a lodge of distinction and style awaits you. Situated on the prestigious Johannesburg Country Club Golf Course minutes away from the heart of Sandton.

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Sleeps: 26 in 10 units/rooms
From R 425,00
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Klip-Els Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Randburg

It is situated near large shopping centres, 20km from downtown Jhb and is a 20-30 minute drive from both Jhb International, and Lanseria Airports. Accommodation - 4 double rooms with private bathrooms.

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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms
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House On Morninghill

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

House on Morninghill offers elegant, well-designed en-suite rooms, individually decorated with style and comfort in mind. We are situated in a secure boomed off suburb of Johannesburg within walking distance to Eastgate shopping centre.

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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: 31 in 9 units/rooms
From R 650,00
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Grand View B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

Uniquely positioned on the highest point of Johannesburg, with panoramic views over the city, Grand View B&B provides an enclave of solitude and elegance in northern Johannesburg. This striking establishment is located in one of the most sough...

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House Higgo

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Northcliff

Bearing the proud crest of the Higgo family, this boutique guesthouse offers luxury accommodation and conference facilities in the northern suburb of Northcliff, Johannesburg.

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Inandas First B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Inanda

Inanda's First B & B is a superb guest house situated in a tranquil, tree lined avenue in Illovo which is one of Sandton/Johannesburg's exclusive suburbs. The guest house is within close proximity to some of the most popular office and shoppin

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Genesis All-Suite Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

Genesis All-Suite Hotel is situated in the leafy suburb of Fairmount atop a small shopping centre and offers lovely spacious apartments.

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Eikenhof Country Guesthouse and B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Johannesburg South

We provide 6 bedrooms each having their own private entrance and en-suite bathrooms. The private accommodation leads off of the pool area, and presents a stunning view first thing in the morning when you wake up to the gentle melodious twittering ...

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Sleeps: 63 in 10 units/rooms
From R 360,00
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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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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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Villa Lugano Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

Villa Lugano Guesthouse is an exclusive Mediterranean styled luxury 4 Star and an AA Quality Assured Superior graded guest house ideally situated in Mulbarton in South Africa's City of Gold, Johannesburg. Situated close to the Camaro Street....

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7th Street Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Melville

7th Street Guesthouse and Conference Venue is a 4 star graded by TGCSA, with 13 luxury en suite rooms equipped with DSTV, Wifi internet access, heaters, hairdryers, fans, digital safes, coffee/tea facilities and bar fridges stocked with compliment...

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