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House rentals in Johannesburg

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Top-rated house rentals in Johannesburg

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Private room in Westdene
Rallentando Guesthouse - Piaf Room
Welcome to Rallentando Guesthouse, where you can come to unwind and relax from the hustle and bustle. As the definition suggests: “to gradually slowing down” This newly renovated house is a hidden accommodation gem, located in the heart of the central Johannesburg suburb of Westdene. Close to University of Johannesburg and WITS, hospitals, theatres, museums, art galleries, cultural attractions, Emmarentia Botanical Gardens, Melville shops and restaurants and many more!
$20 per night
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Home in Melville
Classic Melville Hideout
Close to the off-beat cafes, restaurants and bars on Melville's famous 7th St. Enjoy our quiet, comfortable home full of Melville charm.  It's a classic two bedroom house with an open feel, thanks to the large sliding doors to the garden and the restful decor. Our home is filled with natural light and loads of character. It's fully equipped to make you feel right at home.
$65 per night
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Private room in Sandton
City Oak
A newly renovated, fresh and well-equipped bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom. It has a separate entrance from the main house and access to beautiful gardens. We are 2km from Sandton Clinic, 8km from Sandton City and 7,5km from Montecasino, so super central! Come and enjoy our warm hospitality!
$31 per night
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Stay near Johannesburg's top sights

Photo of Rosebank Mall
Rosebank Mall198 locals recommend
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Eastgate Shopping Centre48 locals recommend
Photo of Melrose Arch
Melrose Arch167 locals recommend
Photo of Sandton Convention Centre
Sandton Convention Centre39 locals recommend
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Maboneng Precinct288 locals recommend
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Johannesburg Zoo175 locals recommend

Vacation rentals in Johannesburg

Rental unit in Sandton
LUXURIOUS Studio in Illovo Sandton Unit 320
$33 per night
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Park Central Loft Apartment in Rosebank
$57 per night
Rental unit in Sandton
Luxury Apartment in Sandton!
$79 per night
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Park Central 1 Bed Loft Style
$55 per night
Serviced apartment in Sandton
Modern Luxury 5 star Apartment in Sandton!
$64 per night
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Sandton view
$37 per night
Hotel room in Sandton
1 Bedroom Apartment in the Heart of Sandton!
$42 per night
Hotel room in Sandton
Luxurious 1 Bedroom Apartment Overlooking Sandton!
$40 per night
Rental unit in Johannesburg
Executive Apartment | The Tyrwhitt Rosebank
$44 per night
Rental unit in Sandton
Elegant flatlet Nr 1 in leafy Hurlingham Sandton
$28 per night
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Private room in Sandton
Executive Apartment in Sandton CBD
$35 per night
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Luxury Vantage Rosebank Apartment
$61 per night
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Cottage rentals in Johannesburg

Cottage in Johannesburg
"Under Syringa"- a spacious home for longer stays
$32 per night
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Cottage in Melville
GAP Gallery in Melville
$25 per night
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Cottage in Craighall Park
The Teahouse
$39 per night
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Cottage in Johannesburg
Leafy garden unit with pool, tranquil & serene
$32 per night
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Cottage in Johannesburg
Stylish Orchard Cottage with patio, pool access
$33 per night
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Cottage in Randburg
Elegant and character Cottage
$23 per night
Cottage in Johannesburg
See Johannesburg from the radiant Olive Grove
$50 per night
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Cottage in Randburg
The Pecan Cottage
$39 per night
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Cottage in Melville
Gay friendly visually rewarding clean sheets
$26 per night
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Cottage in Sandton
Come Stay W/ Us At Woodlands Manor|Studio Cottage
$36 per night
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Cottage in Randburg
Pottage Cottage, an English Country experience
$35 per night
Cottage in Randburg
Relaxed Vibe Solar for Wi-Fi SmartTV FridgeFreezer
$23 per night
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Apartment rentals in Johannesburg

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The Apex Rosebank - Stunning 2 bedrooms Apartment
$55 per night
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Rental unit in Sandton
Sandton | Smart Home | Posh luxurious 1 bedroom
$57 per night
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Prime video
$29 per night
Rental unit in Johannesburg
Modern 1 bed apartment, Central Location, Rosebank
$40 per night
Rental unit in Sandton
Majuba Place Sandton Executive 1 Bedroom
$39 per night
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Hydro Park Sandton Executive Apartments
$41 per night
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Modern 5-Star hotel apartment in Sandton
$61 per night
Rental unit in Johannesburg
A Modern Cozy Galleries Rosebank Apartment
$63 per night
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Rental unit in Sandton
Executive flat Nr 3 in Hurlingham Sandton
$28 per night
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Rental unit in Sandton
Sandton Apartment in Hydro Park
$47 per night
Rental unit in Sandton
311 Sandton Skye - Luxurious and convenient
$48 per night
Rental unit in Sandton
Majuba Place Sandton Executive Studio
$29 per night

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.


When is 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.


What are the 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.