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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Johannesburg, South Africa - Updated 2019

Rachel
Updated Jul 04, 2019

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 10 best Airbnb vacation rentals in the vibrant city of Johannesburg!

1. City Treetop Studio (from USD 56)

A fun little getaway sat in Braamfontein, this studio apartment is both trendy and practical. Its huge windows 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
308 reviews
Entire apartment 1 bed 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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2. The delightful Olive Suite (from USD 25)

This tiny studio apartment 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
118 reviews
Entire serviced apartment 1 bed 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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3. Mine themed loft-style apartment (from USD 28)

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
95 reviews
Entire apartment 1 bed 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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4. Mountainside Garden Cottage (from USD 32)

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.

Mountainside Garden Cottage
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
87 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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5. Spacious Art Deco Home (from USD 42)

Sleeping 6 guests, this luxury home is expertly pieced together with 3 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 house 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

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6. 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
133 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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7. 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
97 reviews
Entire cottage 2 beds 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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8. 1904 Richmond Farm Shop (from USD 56)

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
49 reviews
Entire house 1 bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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9. Private Poolside Room (from USD 33)

Tucked in the stylish suburb of Melville, a private poolside room with effortless access to nearby 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 rental its 5 star record.

Private Poolside Room
205 reviews
Private room 1 bed 2 guests

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10. House of Melville (from USD 68)

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
92 reviews
Entire house 3 beds 6 guests

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Inspired?

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 instead!

This article was originally published on Aug 07, 2017

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