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Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a buzzing metropolis that not only leads South Africa, but is also one of the strongest economic hubs of the African continent. There are many choices for accommodations in this city, with visitors having options to stay in different neighborhoods to get a feel for much of the diversity and history of the city.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Johannesburg is the Apartheid Museum, a world-class chronicle of the country’s turbulent history throughout the 20th century. This moving collection of exhibits is a highlight of any visit to Johannesburg.

The restaurant district overflows with choices featuring cuisine from all corners of the world. The hip cafés of Greenside and Melville are perennial favorites, while funky boutiques in Auckland Park highlight the bohemian shopping scene. Combined with the department stores and malls in Rosebank, these options make Johannesburg one of the most popular shopping destinations in Africa.

The best luxury hotels in Johannesburg are in Sandton, where an abundance of high-street shops and up-market restaurants cater to affluent visitors. Trendy and inexpensive guesthouses are found in Melville and throughout the Northwestern suburbs.

The city is served by OR Tambo International Airport, which is in an area with plenty of accommodations and only about 15 kilometers from the city center.

There’s much more to see and learn about Johannesburg, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.