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Johannesburg - Gauteng Vacations

Hit the streets running when you arrive on your vacation in Johannesburg. This vibrant South African city teems with life, and visits to museums, theme parks and restaurants will all help you to engage with the friendly local population.

Major Attractions

Choose one of the large number of hotels in Johannesburg for your visit, and once you're settled, get on the move. Take a trip to the Apartheid Museum with its in-depth look at the political system that divided the country and had such a huge impact on its citizens. Go even further back in time at the Origins Centre, located on the University of Witwatersrand campus; view exhibitions, watch videos, and interact with displays about the origins of humans in Africa. Get to the Gold Reef City with the hop-on, hop-off bus, and head down a real gold mine, pan for gold, and watch liquid gold pour. Drive your Johannesburg car rental vehicle to the African Craft Market in Rosebank to pick up great bargains and mementos of your trip. Johannesburg vacations aren't complete without a taste of genuine local food, so stop by some of the restaurants in Soweto for umleqwa chicken stew, steak with spicy chakalaka relish, or morogo wild spinach.

Events and Festivals

September is spring time in South Africa, and in Johannesburg a number of festivals celebrate this delightful season. Sip South African wines at the Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival, take your pick of delectable foods, and browse through high-quality clothes and accessories. Also staged in September is Arts Alive, so choose from an eclectic mix of music, writing, and dance events held at various venues in the city. Jazz lovers never miss the Joy of Jazz Festival, held near the end of September; tap your toes to performances by international and local artists. August sees the Gauteng Getaway Show, so stop by there to experience adventure activities and sample some authentic African meals.

Take a look at Johannesburg vacation packages on Travelocity for a trip that will outshine all others. Also check out the app to get some exclusive mobile deals.

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Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

5.0 out of 5.0 191 Oxford Road, Johannesburg, Gauteng
5/5
(1 Reviews)
A full-service spa, a health club, and a restaurant are all featured at this luxury hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 4 conference rooms, business center, and airport shuttle. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free WiFi.
$68
The Maslow Hotel, Sandton

The Maslow Hotel, Sandton

4.0 out of 5.0 Corner Grayston Drive and Rivonia Road, Sandton, Gauteng
5/5
(1 Reviews)
A full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and perks like free valet parking and a free area shuttle.
$57
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0 Corner Rivonia Rd. And West St., Benmore, Sandton, Gauteng
3.8/5
(4 Reviews)
This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 9 conference rooms, business center, and airport shuttle. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and perks like free WiFi and a free area shuttle.

Where to stay in Johannesburg: Best areas for travelers

  • Midrand: This area is filled with interesting things to do and see. For starters, visit Mall of Africa, Boulders Shopping Centre and South African Lippizaner Centre. Want to take your time exploring? Stay in the area at the Premier Hotel Midrand, the Ecotel Midrand or the SUN1 Midrand.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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