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Budget hotels in Johannesburg
If you're on a budget in Johannesburg and want good value for your money, you can stay at the 3-star Mercure Johannesburg Randburg. The Mediterranean is a highly-rated budget hotel in Johannesburg, with a golf course, bowling and a free private parking lot, just a short drive from Modderfontein Golf Club. A good budget-friendly option in Sandton district is Times Square Executive Suites, a 15-minute walk to Joy of Jazz Festival and not far from RocoMamas Grayston Drive restaurant.
Proximity to public transport
Those searching for hotels by Wonderboom airport will find accommodations like Batter Boys Boutique about 1.5 miles away. For those looking for a hotel near Ellis Park metro station, Maboneng Precinct Apartment is only a 10-minute walk away. Garden Court Sandton City is a 3-star choice that is only a 5-minute walk from Gau Sandton train station.
Convenience of staying in the city center
For a more central location, think of booking a room at Businessburg Hotel, just 1450 feet from downtown of Johannesburg. Travelers to Johannesburg that are willing to stay in a centrally situated area can choose Journeys Inn Africa Guest Lodge. Situated in Sandton district, Sandton Sun offers an outdoor swimming pool, a patio and a solarium.
If you're a first-time visitor to Johannesburg, you might opt for a stay in the center near Time Anchor Distillery, at Hallmark Hotel or Hallmark House. If you are looking for a view of the park, think about Easy Hotel Johannesburg in Downtown Johannesburg district, which is situated next to zoolake bowling club.
Luxury and boutique accommodation
A variety of upscale hotels can be found in Johannesburg, including the good-value Davinci Hotel And Suites On Nelson Mandela Square and the luxury The Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre. See a unique side of Johannesburg and book the boutique Crystal Duvet near 90 Degrees On Rivonia. The Capital 20 West and The Capital Empire are reliable choices close to George Lea Park (Sandton Sports Club).
Apartments, B&Bs and others
If you're planning a trip to Johannesburg, consider staying downtown at apartments like Isibaya House or Brownstone Backpackers. Travelers looking for good-quality B&B accommodation in Johannesburg will be happy with Melville Manor Guest House and Arum Place Guest House. If you're traveling with your family, there are 9 hotels in Johannesburg that offer family-friendly amenities, 10 2Nd Avenue Houghton Estate or Park Inn Sandton are only a few to mention. For travelers who enjoy golf and tennis, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel And Spa near Virgin Active Morningside - Health Club is a great choice.
Among Jo'burgers Johannesburg is known as the "City of Gold".
The main commercial hub of South Africa, Johannesburg is all about making money. Fate has blessed the city with a profitable setting at the center of the Gauteng province being home to the world's largest gold mines. These have made Johannesburg a city of big fortunes and luxury hotels.
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As a prosperous destination Johannesburg causes various associations. Locals like their hometown for spectacular sunsets and jasmine in bloom brought to the city in spring. Tourists packed the city as it hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, while businessmen flock for big money. But all travelers cannot escape the fact Johannesburg grew from rocky land to busy metropolis in little more than 100 years.
Johannesburg began in 1886 when gold was found by the gold prospector George Harrison. It attracted gold hunters from throughout the world to relocate to the city. As a result of the gold rush, it took Johannesburg only three years to become the largest settlement in South Africa. Afterwards, the city was monopolized by several mining companies earning huge fortunes. Big money within the city led to the tensions between the oligarchs, the newcomers for gold to the area and the local government. This ended in the Anglo-Boer War and the area was taken over by the British.
Foreign presence in the city of Johannesburg is still reflected in its cityscape. Attractions include;
- Johannesburg Art Gallery, the biggest gallery in Africa
- The Apartheid Museum will take you a day to trace the city's past and present
- Origins Centre - The South African Museum of Rock Art offers excellent multimedia display of the rock art
- Johannesburg Planetarium, a location for unforgettable shows and displays
The British established influence and security of the area through racial segregation relocating the blacks to the outskirts. This resulted into a great backlash in the 1930s and 1940s, but the African population doubled in post war time because of job opportunities in Johannesburg.
Today the city's population of 8 million people, including Soweto, Lenasia and the West Rand areas, is big even by world standards. People in Johannesburg see beyond its industrial reputation toward the architecture of the Newtown Cultural District and Dolly Rathebe Street named to glorify the legend of South Africa's jazz.
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