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!
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 StudioJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Top guest reviewsI loved the netflix & wifi ☺Very clean with a comfortable bed.The kitchen is well-equipped.The apartment itself is stylishly decorated and was very clean.Easy check-in, clean, and modern.The apartment was very fun and clean.
Host:Loved the balcony and the hosts were very accommodating!I messaged Roan and Jéan immediatelyThank you Roan and Jean!Read more reviewsWe saw no problems with the location and felt safe.Great location and stylishly decoratedEnjoyed it, great location
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 SuiteJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Top guest reviewsWifi was off but we are in Africa.The linen and towels are top class and the bed is comfortable.Perfect for a reader and a fan of art in all its forms.Clean fresh painted .very nice and clean.Sparkling clean and very comfortable.
Host:I wish I could go back to Jo'burg and stay again!It simply ticks all the boxes.I really can't fault them for anything.Read more reviewsPlace is exactly as pictured .Your place did all of that and more.Perfect place to stay.
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 themeJohannesburg, GP, South Africa
Top guest reviewsThe bed is super comfortable.Five Star showerThe furniture is luxurious and comfortable including the loft bed upstairs.Clean and spacious for the two of us.Very neat, clean and everything you need.The apartment is very beautiful and clean.
Host:(we would have appreciated heads up regarding this from the host).I cannot thank Andres enough for going above and beyond & helping to make my stay in Jozi a memory that I will never forget!!If you encounter issues, he goes out of his way to address and rectify them.Read more reviewsI'd probably stay again at this place.I would certainly stay at his place again in the future.Great place will definitely be staying again
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 CottageJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Top guest reviewsAnd the bed is wonderful!Wifi was excellent and I would certainly stay there again.Only issue we had was the WiFi would cut out occasionallyVery clean and modern but still sheek.The house is pretty, homely and clean.Great hosts; clean and a comfortable bed.
Host:, I mentioned it to Guy and he told us to clap our hands and that always works!If you love to play Golf, please check out the Houghton Golf course nearby.Tanya and Guy are great hosts.Read more reviewsGood place to start a Southafrica trip.The place is very safe as well.Perfect place to recharge our batteries.
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 HomeJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Top guest reviewsbut the wifi is not greatThe wifi works wonderfully, we didn't have any issues.Very big space and comfortable beds.Accomadatoms were clean and as expected.Flat very clean.It was well kept, clean and had all amenities readily accessible.
Host:Thank you for being a gracious host.Highly recommend this spot - we will be back and hope to stay for longer next time!I stayed here with 2 of my friends and we loved it.Read more reviewsA nice place to visit easily Joburg.Great place, and perfectly located!Great place, will go back anytime!
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
Top guest reviewsThe room was just what we needed.It is like a one room apartment with kitchen and bathroom.I enjoyed the bath and hot water.Everything is very clean.Cozy, clean and super well equipped.To expensive for what it it is clean up the garage
Host:The host was very welcoming!Kind and welcoming man and wife.Would definitely recommend this place to others!Read more reviewsHanlie's place isI enjoyed my stay at Hanlie's place very much.We had a good time at Hanlie's place.
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 livingJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Top guest reviewsComfortable beds, clean, and exceptionally well maintained.Very nicely decorated spacious place with super comfortable beds and sofa.There was fresh fruit on the table which was a great touch.Immaculately clean and inviting.Very clean, secure and easy to locate.The cottage was very clean, inside and out.
Host:Thank you Joao and Lusungu!My husband and daughterMake sure to rent a car as it’s absolutely the best way to get around.Read more reviewsThis place is 100%.Definitely a place to stay again.Wow what a place!
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 ShopJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Top guest reviewsIt was beautiful and the bed was maybe the best bed I have ever slept in.Wifi was super-super-fast.The apartment is clean and the beds are comfy.The place was beautiful and clean and extremely spacious and full of light.Spacious, comfortable, safe...It is spacious and clean, green and warm and it is wonderful to sit on the terrace enjoying the sun with a nice cup of coffee in hand.
Host:Unfortunately we met Stacey only when checking-out.We will be sure to stay with them whenever we return to Jo'burg!I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!Read more reviewsI would consider staying at their place again.This place has become my home away from homeIt was a fantastic place to stay
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
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 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!
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