Vacation rentals in Johannesburg

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Johannesburg

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Apartment in Johannesburg
In the heart of Rosebank - The Vantage
Enjoy this fantastic 2 bedroom apartment at The Vantage in the heart of Rosebank - just 200m from Rosebank Mall, restaurants, Starbucks & 400m from the Gautrain station. This north facing unit enjoys lots of sunshine and is situated on the 1st floor. Superbly furnished , the apartment has all the modern amenities & conveniences that you'd expect in one of Johannesburg's best suburbs. Only 4 minutes to Sandton by train. The apartment comes with free underground parking and has a backup GENERATOR!
Apr 6 – 13
G$9,834 GYD per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 454 reviews
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Guesthouse in Randburg
Northcliff Self Catering Cottage with Jacuzzi
Feel high up in the sky with this double storey cottage in Northcliff. This self catering cottage comfortably sleeps 2 people with a private en-suite bedroom. 1st floor - Enjoy free access to uncapped fibre Wi-Fi, Netflix, Showmax & DStv (full). Balcony with a wooden deck, private Jacuzzi, kitchen with a gas stove and hob, dishwasher, aircon, guest toilet and smart TV. 2nd Floor - Bedroom (1 Superking bed, en-suite bathroom (shower and bath), TV (Netflix, Showmax & DStv (full)) and aircon.
Jul 30 – Aug 6
G$10,773 GYD per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 139 reviews
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Cottage in Johannesburg
Most sizeable, double storey loft apartment.
The Olive Grove is an extraordinarily large unit, over 100m squared. We have full solar power to deal with SA's power issue. Wake up refreshed in a loft room with vaulted ceilings and head down to a glowing kitchen to make a cup of coffee to enjoy on the sunny yet shaded patio. Tasteful furnishings, heaps of natural light and charming decor convene for a warm tenor within this home. The garden has an abundance of birdlife and the quietness and calmness that abounds is food for the soul.
Sep 15 – 22
G$9,712 GYD per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 151 reviews

Popular amenities for Johannesburg vacation rentals

Stay near Johannesburg's top sights

Rosebank Mall198 locals recommend
Eastgate Shopping Centre48 locals recommend
Melrose Arch167 locals recommend
Bedford Centre49 locals recommend
Johannesburg Zoo175 locals recommend
Sandton Convention Centre39 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Johannesburg

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Apartment in Sandton
LOCATION, LUXURY, SAFETY!!! In Heart of Sandton
Nov 20 – 27
G$17,571 GYD per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 121 reviews
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Guesthouse in Sandton
2 bedroom cottage, nestled in an oasis of green.
Jul 23 – 30
G$15,178 GYD per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 150 reviews
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Apartment in Johannesburg
20Mb WiFi LuxSuite vibrant area art 2km 2 gautrain
Jun 8 – 15
G$12,912 GYD per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 243 reviews
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Place to stay in Benoni
African Diamond "Date Night" (Solar & Water)
Jul 18 – 25
G$10,927 GYD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 127 reviews
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Home in Randburg
Luxury solar powered villa with pool and suana
May 20 – 27
G$28,801 GYD per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 102 reviews
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Condo in Sandton
Lux 9th floor sunset condo (full backup power)
Apr 24 – May 1
G$24,480 GYD per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 101 reviews
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Treehouse in Midrand
Incredible Treehouse getaway immersed in nature close to the city
Jul 23 – 30
G$9,819 GYD per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 164 reviews
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Apartment in Sandton
Upmarket Garden View Executive Suite
Oct 30 – Nov 6
G$6,349 GYD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 242 reviews
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Apartment in Johannesburg
Pent house in the heart of Maboneng
Jun 19 – 26
G$7,861 GYD per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 113 reviews
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Home in Johannesburg
(Sub)urban retreat
Dec 15 – 22
G$22,032 GYD per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 100 reviews
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Guesthouse in Randburg
Rosemary Luxury Cottage + Backup power & garden
Aug 19 – 26
G$11,474 GYD per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 142 reviews
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Apartment in Sandton
Sandton skyline views & generator for loadshedding
Apr 8 – 15
G$9,792 GYD per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 293 reviews

Other great vacation rentals in Johannesburg

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Apartment in Johannesburg
Contemporary 2 Bed 2 Bath Apartment in Rosebank
Nov 6 – 13
G$14,016 GYD per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 299 reviews
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Loft in Johannesburg
Treetop Loft @ The Orchard on 2nd
Dec 5 – 12
G$6,949 GYD per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 489 reviews
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Cottage in Randburg Johannesburg
Greenside cottage with power and water backup
Jan 7 – 14
G$11,051 GYD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 112 reviews
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Home in Randburg
Japanese Palace
Oct 29 – Nov 5
G$27,744 GYD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 8 reviews
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Loft in Johannesburg
Self Catering Penthouse with amazing Views - Sky
Feb 20 – 27
G$7,616 GYD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 20 reviews
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Apartment in Sandton
Exceptional Penthouse 4 Bedroom Suite Apartment
Jan 13 – 20
G$35,142 GYD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 96 reviews
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Home in Johannesburg
Retro-Industrial Penthouse
Apr 8 – 15
G$59,840 GYD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 8 reviews
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Home in Midrand
Waterfall Country Estate - Luxurious House
Dec 15 – 22
G$64,736 GYD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 26 reviews
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Villa in Sandton
Watercolour sunsets, solar powered exclusive Villa
Jan 19 – 26
G$42,882 GYD per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 80 reviews
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Condo in Sandton
Spectacular 3 Bedroom Penthouse in Sandton CBD
Jul 22 – 29
G$14,485 GYD per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 54 reviews
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Loft in Johannesburg
Modern Loft JHB | Wi-Fi | Park | Workspace
Apr 5 – 12
G$6,659 GYD per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 29 reviews
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Apartment in Sandton
Luxurious Executive Top Floor Apartment, Hyde Park
Nov 28 – Dec 5
G$16,332 GYD per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 36 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Johannesburg

Total rentals

4.4K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

2.2K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

2.1K properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

540 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

1.2K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

98K reviews

Your guide to Johannesburg

All About Johannesburg

One of the largest cities in the world, Johannesburg — affectionately called Jozi or Joburg by South Africans — is going through a cultural reawakening. Sleek, new high-rise buildings are popping up constantly, and from the observation deck on the 50th floor of the Carlton Centre you can take in the city’s unique and ever-shifting skyline. In Braamfontein, Johannesburg’s oldest district, you’ll find pop-up shops, gourmet food markets, and clubs sitting side by-side. Public art is omnipresent in the hipster-friendly Maboneng Arts District, known for its up-and-coming gallery scene and craft cocktail bars set in repurposed industrial buildings.

If you’re looking for a quieter experience, hit up a cozy cafe in the suburb of Craighall, or hunt in Linden’s boutiques and shops for mid-century furniture, antiques, and crafts. Anyone who visits this city should spend some time to learn about Johannesburg’s complex history at one of the many museums, such as the Apartheid Museum or the Nelson Mandela Museum.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Johannesburg

Visitors from the U.S. should be aware that Johannesburg’s location in the Southern Hemisphere means the seasons are opposite to what you’re used to. Winter lasts from June to August, and though the weather never gets too cold, this time of year sees the fewest visitors. The city is busiest during summer (December to February), although it also sees the most rain during this time. If you’re looking to avoid peak travel season while still enjoying good weather, spring and fall are ideal.

With the city being such a major cultural hub, there will be something going on no matter when you visit. The year kicks off with January’s Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, celebrating the composer’s birthday with a week of symphonic concerts and opera performances. In March, Hobby-X draws a wide array of craft and hobby communities.


Top things to do in Johannesburg

LoCrate Market

This self-described “lifestyle market to break all markets” is held on the first Sunday of every month in the southwestern suburb of Soweto. Hyper-local artisans sell craft beer, organic food and beauty products, and hand-made designer clothes. You’ll have your pick of food trucks to choose from before enjoying some live music, a poetry reading, or simply some people watching.

Melville Koppies Reserve

With geological findings dating back three billion years, this nature reserve and City Heritage Site is the sole conserved piece of land from before the discovery of gold near here in 1884. Hiking through the reserve’s 370 acres of indigenous grasses and wildflowers, you might forget you’re in the heart of one of the biggest cities in the world — until you take in the spectacular panoramic views of Johannesburg from the top of the koppies (small hills).

Wits University Origins Centre

Located on the west campus of the University of the Witwatersrand in Braamfontein, this museum showcases the history of the region’s peoples, going back nearly 80,000 years, as well as the emergence of modern humans in southern Africa. You’ll see ancient hominid fossils, rock art and indigenous artifacts, dinosaur reconstructions, and a garden with native plants.

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