Johannesburg is a cosmopolitan city and a veritable melting pot of cultures. Dubbed the gateway to Africa, ‘Josi’ is the financial hub of the country with its international OR Thambo airport being the largest in Africa. Flight schedules and safari transfers often require our clients to stay overnight in the City of Gold at some point in their itinerary. Johannesburg is not only one of the fifty largest urban agglomerations in the world it also has an estimated six million trees and plenty of parks and gardens making it one of the greenest city’s around. The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and the Johannesburg Zoo are popular destinations.

Soak up some of South Africa’s unique history and garner a true appreciation for the miraculous rainbow nation. Visit the Apartheid museum, the leading museum in the world dealing with 20th century South African history, which features temporary and permanent installations sprawled over seven hectares guided by a multi-disciplinary team of curators. Take a tour of the vibrant neighbourhoods of Soweto and enjoy lunch on the historic Vilakazi Street where you can visit the former homesteads of Nobel Peace Prize winners Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

Johannesburg is famous for its Afro-centric creative spaces from avant-garde art galleries to bohemian suburbs like Mellville and luxuries shopping and live/work precincts such as Sandton and Melrose Arch. The city plays host to a wealth of theatres, live music venues and prominent cultural landmarks with the Newtown precinct being a firm favourite for those seeking out breath-taking entertainment.

Johannesburg has a wide array of accommodation options with glitzy hotels and spas (including airport hotels for layovers) and plenty of comfortable guesthouse to meet any and all expectations. We have an extensive team of reliable ground handlers to guide you as and when needed.


Contemporary chic and a secure and peaceful garden setting at The Peech Hotel create an ideal retreat from the bustle of Johannesburg, whether you are passing through on the way to an African safari or in the city on business. The quiet suburb of Melrose is just ten minutes from Sandton and 45 minutes from the airport, with a park opposite and a Planet Fitness gym next door.A boutique property in all senses, there are just sixteen beautifully decorated rooms set around the gardens among established trees creating a tranquil village feel. Read More

The Winston manages to combine old world style with contemporary chic in its own inimitable fashion. It conveys the sense of having been part of the central Johannesburg scene since time immemorial, despite having been voted one of Condé Nast’s Hot list of best new hotels as recently as 2011. Its central Rosemead location, only a few short blocks from the Gautrain, make it ideal for both business and independent leisure travellers and it marries five star facilities with the intimate atmosphere of a boutique hotel. Read More


One of Johannesburg’s most prestigious hotels, The Saxon is known for its discreet elegance and subtle glamour. Set in ten acres of beautiful tropical gardens in the quiet suburb of Sandhurst, a short drive from Sandton, the boutique hotel has been patronised by Nelson Mandela and by Oprah among other luminaries who enjoy the sanctuary of its peaceful atmosphere and impeccable style. Fine dining at the legendary five hundred restaurant, a relaxed meal at the Qunu Grill and five star pampering at the harmonious Saxon Spa and Studio are all part of one of the most tranquil escapes that Johannesburg has to offer. Read More

A haven of sophistication and style, yet utterly peaceful and relaxed, Athol Place is a chic urban getaway in the heart of Johannesburg’s affluent suburb of Sandton. The city’s only Relais & Chateaux hotel, it has won many awards for its style and service and its 2014 renovation by new owners Morukuru takes it from strength to strength. Despite its convenient location near the Sandton Gautrain station, the atmosphere is quiet and secluded from city bustle. The tranquil leafy gardens and large swimming pool provide shady places for picnics and al fresco lunches, prepared by the talented resident chef. Read More

Everything is done on a grand scale at the Peermont D’Oreale Grande, where opulence and Las Vegas glitz look to imperial Rome for their inspiration. No surprise when you discover the hotel is part of the self-contained Emperors Palace luxury casino resort, with shopping, restaurants, cinemas, casino and convention centre all in one secure and ornate gated complex. Conveniently close to OR Tambo airport, it adds entertainment and glamour to a Johannesburg stopover, with regular complimentary shuttle buses making the 10 minute transfer seamless. Read More

The iconic ‘pink diamond’ of Johannesburg’s prestigious hillside suburb, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff re-opened in December 2014 after a major renovation by new owners Four Seasons. The fabulous views looking over the Johannesburg zoo, the green leafy suburbs and city skyline to the Magaliesberg hills remain unchanged, while the majestic interiors have been completely renewed to modern luxury standards, with the addition of a brand new spa. Read More