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Johannesburg is Africa’s economic powerhouse, and the seat of radical social change that occurred just a generation ago. Find a holiday rental to suit your requirements – Braamfontein and inner city for night owls, Rosebank for hipsters and artists, Sandton for shopaholics, and Melrose for those wanting a base where they can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city!Lettings to suit all tastes
Holiday rentals in Johannesburg are wildly diverse in terms of size – choose from tiny studios up to impressively sized mansions, and price, some great bargains are to be had as are some truly luxurious lettings. Johannesburg rentals are all about modernity, comfort, and security, with everything in place to make your trip completely worry-free.
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The area and getting around
Johannesburg is Africa’s second biggest city and home to the continent’s busiest airport, serving 28 million passengers a year. The rapid rail link, Gautrain, connects O.R Tambo International Airport to central Johannesburg and its districts. To move around the city, your best bet is an Uber, so if you don’t have an account now is the time to set one up.A global city of culinary delights
Johannesburg is a smorgasbord of global cultures, and by far the most cosmopolitan city in Africa. Its culinary offerings reflect that diversity – Turkish shawarma sits by Somalia samosas, South Indian fried fish, Chinese duck, Portuguese rice, and English meat and two veg. They say that the best way to get to know this city is to eat your eat through it, and it is clear why!
Travellers and activities
Nelson Mandela’s home city, Johannesburg pays homage to his incredible life. The Apartheid Museum tells the story of social discrimination experienced in South Africa during the 20th century. A near compulsory attraction for visitors to the city, it helps us understand the terrible situation that black people lived throughout the country and how Nelson Mandela helped them in their struggle to overthrow apartheid. Nelson Mandela Square is another must-see, boasting a lovingly created 20-foot statue of Nelson MandelaJohannesburg for authentic travel
Soweto is the most historic township in South Africa, an independent town of Johannesburg between the 70s and 1994, where blacks lived. Today it offers a window into the real life of South African blacks and the hardships that they still face. Don’t miss the religious centre Regina Mundi, the heart of social and cultural life in Soweto, you may even catch a rehearsal by the local theatre group or choir! Keep in mind that Soweto is best explored with a guide.
Johannesburg is home to the world’s largest man-made forest, with 10 million planted trees working to clean the city air.
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The city of Johannesburg was formed by a gold rush in the 19th century, and at Crown Mine Shaft you can learn both how gold was mined all those years ago, and how it has evolved in the present day.2. Tour the stadium of the 2010 World Cup final
Estadio Soccer City is Africa’s largest stadium, with room for 94,700 seated spectators. It is now famous as the venue of the 2010 World Cup final, and as the setting for Nelson Mandela to make his first mass speech after his liberation, back in 1990.3. Get acquainted with ancient African culture
Lesedi is a village located an hour by car from the centre of Johannesburg. Experience first-hand tribal rites, dances, traditional food and rituals from five ethnic groups. For the most immersive experience, consider staying overnight!4. Ride South Africa’s most vertigo-inducing roller coasters
If you are in love with amusement parks, Gold Reef City simply must be on your list. In addition to the most impressive roller coasters in all South Africa, you can enjoy seven thematic areas with myriad rides for all ages, you will always have the option of eating in one of its more than twenty restaurants or playing a pleasant game of mini golf.5. Climb the tallest building in Africa
Opened in the 1970s, the Carlton Centre is the tallest building in Africa. Unremarkable for below, from the top you can enjoy a 360-degree panorama of Johannesburg from the highest of its 50 floors. The Carlton Centre shopping arcade has an unchanged 1980's look and feel, so you will get a nice glimpse of what malls looked like in South Africa years back.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Johannesburg
How much do you pay on average for holiday rentals in Johannesburg?
As indicated by an annual average price of £96, Johannesburg is not a city that can be considered the most expensive or the cheapest in South Africa.
When can you get the best deals on holiday rentals in Johannesburg?
The months that hurt your pocket the least in Johannesburg are May, June, and April, with average prices of £77, £83 and £87, respectively.
When does the price of holiday rentals in Johannesburg go up the most?
Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices in Johannesburg was January, with an average price of £108 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of £107, and October, with £106.
Is Johannesburg a good location for a spontaneous getaway?
Considering the figures observed last year, it is an excellent city for a last-minute escape, since it has an average annual availability of 70%, which is comparatively high.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
February, March, and September are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations available, with respective average availability figures of 78%, 74% and 72%. During this period, you will be able to find the right holiday rental for you.
When are there fewer rental options available in Johannesburg?
The properties in Johannesburg reach their peak in demand in December, with an availability rate of 63%. The second most in-demand month is January with 66%, and the third is November with 67%. However, there is no need to worry because even during the months with the highest demand, the average is 65%. So you'll have no trouble finding your dream accommodation at any time of the year.
How many holiday lettings does Holidu have in Johannesburg?
In Johannesburg we offer you an extensive choice of around 1,900 properties, with options to suit everyone, thanks to our 5 local and international partners.