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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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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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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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From R 445,00
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Parkmore Lodge Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Parkmore

We have 7 immaculate and tranquil double bedrooms with either twin beds or queen-size beds to enable guests to really relax and unwind. Each room has a bathroom en-suite with copious complimentary toiletries and extra large fluffy bath sheet towels.

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Sleeps: 4
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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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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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Maple Manor

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Midrand

Maple Manor B&B Guest house Situated in the heart of Kyalami this beautiful double storey English Country home offers the best in both comfort and location. Two up market en suite rooms are available.Relax after a day of work looking over...

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Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms
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6 on Sixth

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Parktown North

6 on Sixth Bed & Breakfast is conveniently situated in the up-market Johannesburg suburb of Parktown North.

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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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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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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: 12 in 6 units/rooms
From R 406,50
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33 on First

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Melville

33 on First Guesthouse is situated a stone's throw from the Bohemian suburb of Melville's famous 7th Street with its vibe atmosphere, pavement cafes, cozy restaurants, antique/vintage stores and cocktail clubs, we are in the perfect location to explore Jo

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Sleeps: 18 in 9 units/rooms
From R 650,00
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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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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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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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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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From R 325,00
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Panhandle Place Cottages

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Linden

Panhandle Place Cottages are lovely self-catering units in a beautiful garden setting with views of the city skyline. We are centrally placed in an old Johannesburg suburb with tree-lined streets, safe for walking and jogging.

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Sleeps: 15 in 5 units/rooms
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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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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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Glenda's Guest Suites

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Blue Hills

Set in the tranquility of the enclosed and secured equestrian estate, Beaulieu, Midrand. Upmarket, attractive accommodation at reasonable prices. Designed for the corporate and equestrian markets, but suitable also for private use, our comfortable...

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From R 495,00
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Rosebank Lodge Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Parkwood

The Rosebank Lodge Guesthouse is just a 5 minute walk from the Rosebank Gautrain and Rosebank shopping Mall, along beautiful Jacaranda-lined streets bordering Rosebank/Parkwood and Houghton Estate, just off Oxford rd/Glenhove rd/Bolton rd corner...

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