12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Johannesburg, South Africa - Updated 2021

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South Africa’s larger than life city, Johannesburg, is bursting with places to go and things to see. With so much to do, you’re surely spoilt for choice! And that’s the same when it comes to the accommodation situation in Johannesburg. Airbnb has an excellent array of places to rent that will help ensure your time in Joburg is unforgettably enjoyable. So, check out this list of the best Airbnbs in Johannesburg, South Africa, below.

1. Mountainside garden cottage (from USD 34)

For a memorable stay with breathtaking views anybody could fall in love with, look no further. This mountainside cottage is the essence of beauty. Large windows flood the bedroom with light and provide a stunning reminder of the wilderness that flourishes on the building’s doorstep. Its rustic decor gives this rental a cosy country feel, yet it is on the edge of some of Johannesburg’s most interesting suburbs like Rosebank, Illovo and Sandton.

Johannesburg Mountainside Garden Cottage
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
106 reviews
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
their place had a lovely view was comfortable and i appreciated the coffee provided
wifi was excellent and i would certainly stay there again
guy and tanya's cottage was cute and very comfortable set in a beautiful garden with an amazing view
it has everything you’d need from bathroom essentials to different linens to mosquito net and fan
we highly recommend their cozy cottage on the mountain side
great hosts; clean and a comfortable bed
it was clean bright and airy and very comfortable as well as being very private
the house is pretty homely and clean
the view was very beautiful and the house was clean and cozy
thanks for being a great host
both are lovely host
tanya and guy are great hosts
guy and tanya were amazing hosts
guy and tanya are great and helpful hosts
a very good location in johannesburg
very close to norwood which has nice shops as well as orange grove with a great italian eatery
i would recommend this location to anyone visiting johannesburg
it's a very cute cottage within walking distance of a grocery store and several restaurants
beautiful place overlooking johannesburg and close to everywhere i needed to be
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2. Agartis country living cottage (from USD 46)

Secured by a large gate, this secluded getaway gives five star quality for a fraction of its price. The garden and patio are private and luxurious, just like the building’s interior. The old, 1912 original building has had new life breathed into it by the owner, who has artistically finished this cottage with stylish furniture and visually pleasing color palettes. Basic food supplies are provided, even with a welcoming offer of 2 cold beers courtesy of the owner. Plenty of things will keep you occupied in this space, from the sound system to the Netflix and Apple TV. If that’s not enough, then a trip out of the leafy suburbs and into Johannesburg’s busier areas is far from difficult thanks to Uber.

Country-style city living
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
121 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is designed with a wonderful flow the furniture is great and the beds really lovely
i have been staying at this very comfortable cottage rather frequently during the last few months
every room and space is beautifully designed - yet not pretentious in the slightest
it’s perfect for couples or small families as there are 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
it's safe clean accurate description and did i mention the wi-fi netflix (the kids loved that)
extremely clean comfortable and private
a well appointed and clean place
clean flat outstanding communication and definitely a great option to stay in johannesburg
the house is nice and clean and great bathroom
very cozy sparkling clean space with beautiful touches
lovely garden and accommodating host
joao is a great host
joao is a great host
joao is one thoughtful host
joao is very welcoming and is responsive to any requests
a perfect location for us
close to the airport but in a much nicer neighborhood that say kempton
what's to love- location: so close to everything i wanted to do in johannesburg
great value for money and good central location in johannesburg making it easy to get around
very central to the city centre and feels extremely safe
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3. Stylish loft with high-end hospitality (from USD 26)

This gorgeous apartment, highlighting upscale hospitality, is located in the bustling part of Maboneng, the cultural hub of Johannesburg. From its eye-catching decorations to homey facilities such as a well-equipped kitchen, you won’t want to leave this sizable accommodation. During your free time, you can take advantage of the high-speed WiFi or the smart TV with access to Netflix and DSTV. Also, you can explore the art spaces, restaurants, and shops, just a few strolls away. The fully secured place is accessed via an elevator and free parking is provided.

Cozy, Modern Living in Maboneng: 105 Artisan Lofts
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
67 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi connection is good and always available
we had a nice and save stay at the apartment
the apartment is clean stylish and well equipped
very cosy and clean
great place very clean private & overall value for money
also the kitchen was super clean
place is sparkling clean and has everything that you'll definitely need in an apartment
the host's response time was superb
i was so happy with the hospitality the host gave
his a really great host and his response time is quick which makes it even better
nthulane is an impeccable host and his apartment is stunning
nthulane is a gracious and thoughtful host
great location with amazing restaurants nearby
the place is comfortable and in a great location
we really enjoyed staying at nthulane's apartment perfect place in the heart of maboneng
great place at the great location with the great host
it’s well located clean and well furnished
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4. Mine-themed, loft-style apartment (from USD 30)

Maboneng’s artsy personalty can be seen in this apartment. The space has been used so as to cleverly combine modern chic with Johannesburg’s mining history. Paying homage to the past, the bookcases house the story of the miners and the birth of the lively city that surrounds the apartment. The super king sized bed sits on a secure loft platform, making the best use of the space and giving it an airy, open feel.

True loft-style Maboneng mine theme
Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
103 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
besides having to buy our won wifi voucher the place was great
the furniture is luxurious and comfortable including the loft bed upstairs
fully equipped kitchen stunning happy and always positive vibes from andres
and you float in a heavenly bed with a completely undisturbed view for miles
it is very spacious and its interior is is very interesting and comfortable
the space was contemporary clean and comfortable
clean and spacious for the two of us
very neat clean and everything you need
the apartment is very beautiful and clean
fantastic location and great and clean homes
the staff was friendly and helpful with recommendations and directions
andres was the perfect host
the host was very friendly and helpful
andres is a great host
the security was always kind
great location close to everything
perfect location in the heart of maboneng in johannesburg
the location was one of my favorite things about this airbnb
it's located on safe street that has 24 hour security
great place in the heart of jozi maboneng will visit next trip
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5. Richmond Farm Shop (from USD 57)

Adorned with beautiful objects of art, this house has been passionately formed into a masterpiece in and of itself. The owners are clearly passionate about art and are willing to share this love with guests through not only the space, but also friendly conversation and knowledge about the local art scene. The contemporary feel creates a relaxed ambience in which to unwind and rest up in preparation for discovering bustling central Johannesburg.

1904 Richmond Farm Shop
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
51 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was strong
the bed is very comfortable and the high-speed internet very much appreciated
this is a lovely large flat with very nice furniture and a very comfy bed
the bed is big and comfortable with heated sheets for cold nights
the bed is super huge with quality sheets
their place is really nice clean and well decorated
the apartment is clean and the beds are comfy
the place was beautiful and clean and extremely spacious and full of light
stacy was a perfect host and will make you feel very welcome
stacey and corne are super friendly attentive and aproachable
wonderful hosts who went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable
stacey and her partner cornelius were very good hosts and accommodated my requests
excellent hosts - very friendly helpful and responsive
great place close to some decent night life
location is really ideal for getting around joburg and melville's best offerings are just a short walk away
we loved staying here walking distance to restaurants and quick ride to downtown nature shopping nightlife
stacey's place is beautiful and in a great location
great house comfortable he'd and a wonderful neighborhood where everything is within walking distance
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6. Spacious Art Deco home (from USD 42)

Sleeping six guests, this luxury home is expertly pieced together with three double bedrooms. The owner has taken care to renovate with the authentic features of the house in mind, as well as the convenience and comfort of guests. Fully equipped with all 6 adults could possibly require, from books to a hairdryer to private parking - this Airbnb in Johannesburg, South Africa, has it all. Then, enjoy a pleasant breakfast shared with friends in the kitchen, fully complete with sit in furniture. What better way to start a day of exploring Johannesburg?

Spacious Art Deco Home
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
102 reviews
Entire condominium 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi a bit patchy in the main bedroom but good everywhere else
the wifi works wonderfully we didn't have any issues
a very beautiful apartment with tasteful furnishings
nice spacious apartment with all amenities and a super host to ensure her guests stay comfortably
very serene and comfortable
accomadatoms were clean and as expected
everything at the apartment was great - clean spacious modern and comfortable
everything was clean and tidy and we could see that joane takes pride in being a host
the kitchen is clean roomy and has modern and historic features in concert
additional the flat is very spacious and super clean
joane is a wonderful host
joane was a wonderful host
joane was an amazing host
joane was super responsive to our questions and requests
thank you for being a gracious host
super close to a mall and petrol station
it is ideally located in a safe area close to two malls
great place and convenient location
central location makes it easy to get around
great place and perfectly located
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7. Well-decorated studio close to dining options (from USD 27)

This well-secured, artful studio is located in Maboneng, close to myriads of dining options to explore. The interior is spacious and designed to make you feel at home. Kick back in the living area and catch your favorite movies or series on the smart TV that is connected to DSTV, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. Plus, there’s a pool on site to take a dip after a stressful day. If you don’t feel like dining out, you can try out your cooking skills in the fully appointed kitchen. Laundry amenities and free parking are also provided for your convenience.

Maboneng on Craft with WiFi, Netflix,Showmax,Prime
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
56 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
nice stylish unit clean too
the place is clean and great value for money
i love how quick they respond to the enquiries and the place was very clean
christinah and khwezi's place is quite modern stylish and clean
great host and even better stay
christinah and kwezi are absolutely amazing hosts don’t think twice about booking with them
both hosts are welcoming and respond to issues quickly
it was a comfortable space and the host was efficient and quick to respond
outstanding accommodation the place is within proximity of shops and other needed stores
christinah’s place is beautiful she was quick to respond and everything is is so near definitely worth the value
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8. Melville guest studio (from USD 26)

Spacious and welcoming, a studio apartment surrounded by leaves and wildlife like this means that a cocktail on the balcony is almost obligatory. Cable TV and capped WiFi add to the home comfort of the space, which is further enhanced by the ambient lighting and wooden furnishings. Having your own car is recommended for this place, however Uber is also a great way to get around and see the local sights.

Avond Guest Unit in MELVILLE, Johannesburg.
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
158 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great features: big screen tv with internet and netflix
lovely apartment feels like a tree house up in the canopy great amenities and clean
the bed is huge and comfortable and above all the wifi is fast
i definitely recommend this stylish warm comfortable and convenient cottage for anybody spending time in jozi
a fully furnished and awesome place to relax and unwind almost a five star hotel room in a garden
it was warm clean and cozy
everything is very clean
to expensive for what it it is clean up the garage
second stay at hanlie's and it was just clean and accomodating as the first stay
the studio was immaculate at my arrival and the communication with hanlie super easy
the host was very welcoming
friendly host and great accommodation
kind and welcoming man and wife
great place and great host
the hosts are very warm and friendly
situated in a pleasant neighbourhood
hanlie's place is located in a nice neighborhood
this was the perfect location for me
very close to restaurants and entertainment
the location is great and within waking distance of the bustling 7th street
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9. City treetop studio

A fun little getaway sat in Braamfontein, this studio apartment is both trendy and practical. This Johannesburg vacation rental has huge windows that allow for spectacular lighting and views, whilst the blinds ensure rest and tranquillity when necessary. The owners wish to capture genuine city living and an authentic Braamfontein experience with this space, which is shown through the vibrant decor and the care so obviously invested in this place.

City Treetop Studio
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
318 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful as usual always a treat staying in roan and jéan’s charming apartment
i loved the netflix & wifi thanks a lot beautiful apartment & wonderful stay
we enjoyed our time in roan and jèan’s apartment
very sweet apartment/loft with thoughtful touches
roan and jean’s apartment is great
apartment very clean and stylish
very clean with a comfortable bed
very clean safe nice appartment
very comfortable stylish and clean place
easy check-in clean and modern
the doorman was quite helpful
the hosts were helpful and responsive
the hosts are very friendly
they were super responsive always
great hosts they go the extra mile
great location very walkable
location is trendy and easy access to fun urban eateries and gentrifying centers
central location parking and close to lots of great things
good location with a doorman very safe and near the city centre
great location and an amazing space
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10. Private poolside room

Tucked in the stylish suburb of Melville, a private poolside room with effortless access to nearby restaurants, including halal restaurants, shops and bars is immaculately maintained with you, the guest, in mind. Sleek decor and all the home comforts you could wish for (WiFi, hairdryer, media centre, and a heavenly double bed) give this apartment in Johannesburg, South Africa its five-star record.

Private Poolside Room
205 reviews
Private room 1 Bed

11. The delightful Olive Suite

This tiny studio apartment, one of the best Airbnbs in Johannesburg, couldn’t be more true to the idea “quality not quantity”. Its size far from hinders the incredible luxury it aims to provide. Its facilities include a kitchenette, Nespresso machine, free WiFi, Apple TV and Netflix. Private access to the apartment means you can find the perfect personal escape after a busy day of exploring Johannesburg.

The Luxurious Olive Suite
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
184 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
perfect for a reader and a fan of art in all its forms
nice glasses and fully equipped kitchen
the place is beautiful not so crazy about the dogs because i’m personally not a fan
the apartment was clean and welcoming with coffee tea and hot chocolate
love thandi's homemade breakfast rusks and the sherry as well thanks for the wonderful stay
clean ect ect
very clean and modern
sparkling clean and very comfortable
very clean cosy and great finishing touches
thank you for being great hosts
they are great host s
you will feel like home and feel like you are the owner of the property
highly recommended friendly and helpful hosts
hosts were very communicative and the hospitality services were top notch recommended would stay here again
nice accommondation in a good location
awesome space great location definitely worth a visit
the location is not too far from the airport and also very clean and quiet
great little space if you need to be close to johannesburg's cbd
the place is cozy and intimate and therefore best suited for couples
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12. House of Melville

Another of Melville’s mountaintop getaways, this sanctuary offers the choice of peace and quiet as well as the abundant entertainment from the local nightlife. Three king sized beds each sit in their own elegantly designed room on the second floor, meaning the views of the African sunset are yours for the viewing. Neutral tones are implemented in the communal areas like the sitting and dining rooms, exuding a warm and cleanly atmosphere. This property oozes with style, packed to the brim with comfort and sophistication.

Sleek, Modern Urban Designer Living
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
96 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom


Johannesburg is bursting at the seams with rental opportunities for you to grasp with both hands and embrace. So what are you waiting for? If you have the opportunity for a vacation to Johannesburg, skip the traditional hotels and check out a great and conveniently located Airbnb vacation rental or a self-catering accommodation instead!

Frequently asked questions about Airbnbs in Johannesburg, South Africa

1. Which Airbnbs in Johannesburg offer air conditioning?

Since summertime in the city always gets hot and humid, an Airbnb vacation rental that comes with an air conditioning system is beneficial for a traveler. This delightful olive suite is an Airbnb in Johannesburg that offers air conditioning.

2. Which Airbnbs in Johannesburg provide free parking?

A free parking spot is great for those traveling by car, as it eliminates the hassle of finding paid parking in or around the area. This spacious art deco home and the Melville guest studio have excellent free parking facilities in Johannesburg.

3. Which Airbnbs in Johannesburg have a kitchen?

Kitchens are essential spaces in an apartment where you can cook great meals instead of having to order-in or eat out. For many travelers, having a kitchen is a boon. This spacious Art Deco home, the private poolside room and the mine-themed loft-style apartment are some of the Airbnbs in Johannesburg that have a kitchen.

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