Travelers once considered Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, as no more than a quick stopping point before departing for Cape Town or a safari. And while the city is still largely divided—northern Joburg is predominantly white—certain pockets are slowly but surely gentrifying, bringing a smattering of hotels, cool eateries and bohemian shops to the once violent metropolis. Despite this, an edgy, anxious feeling still pervades the city, a reminder of a not so distant past.
Perfect forAdventurers | Trailblazers | Intellectuals | Soul Searchers
When to goDecember-February
Ideal length of stay1-2 Nights
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Where To Stay
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The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
The Saxon is a hidden oasis located in the esteemed Sandhurst suburb, a perfect place to rejuvenate after a long flight.
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Four Seasons Westcliff
Newly rebuilt as a Four Seasons and opened at the end of 2014, the iconic Westcliff hotel has been revitalized as Johannesburg’s family-friendly, urban option.
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