23 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Johannesburg, South Africa - Updated 2024

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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. The city has an excellent array of places to stay in, from Airbnb monthly rentals to hotels with spa, ensuring your time in Joburg to be unforgettably enjoyable. So, check out this list of the best Airbnbs in Johannesburg, South Africa, below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 13, 2024.

1. Beautiful family house with a playground (from USD 62)

Your loved ones will feel at home in this welcoming setting conveniently located near major highways and shopping areas such as Eastgate Shopping Centre. Since there are solar panels and a generator for backup, there will be no interruptions in the power supply.

In addition to child-friendly amenities such as a crib, a high chair, a baby bath, children’s dinnerware, and a changing table, the fairytale-themed playground for kids is sure to be a hit with a family. You may work out in the fully-equipped home gym or unwind in the swimming pool at your leisure. Relax on the porch while taking in views of the organic garden that surrounds this lovely vacation rental.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
5.38 km (3.4 mi) from Zoo Lake
27 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a lovely stay at colleen’s - the house is beautiful with lots of comfortable seating
very comfortable common spaces and a well-equipped kitchen
the pool - like the house - was super clean and well kept
the host was extremely responsive and kind obviously invested in making sure guests are well taken care of
the host colleen despite being virtual was very welcoming considerate and made sure we were fine
best place to stay great host definitely recommended for staying in johannesburg
the caretaker ntate joe was excellent and took great care of us
you will have everything and more… friendly joe is always there when you need him
good location and exactly what we needed
what a great place to stay very close to everything wish we could have stayed longer
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2. Stunning retreat with an expansive balcony (from USD 158)

This stunning hideaway surrounds you with greeneries while offering breathtaking views of the metropolis below. Enjoy the convenience of being near Rosebank and the lively neighborhood just five minutes away through a private road with restricted access. Savor the finest views while reclining on the comfortable outdoor furniture on the expansive balcony.

You can get a good workout utilizing the gym equipment. Relax and enjoy some leisure time in the living room, equipped with a TV, Netflix, and a Bose sound system. There is a dedicated office space on the property equipped with a printer, an ergonomic chair, and a ring lamp should you need to get some work done.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
5.02 km (3.2 mi) from Zoo Lake
37 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
checkin was easy and host responded very quickly to a small request we had
fabulous place close to houghton and rosebank
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3. Exquisite historic property (from USD 41)

Experience something extraordinary in this secluded cottage connected to a 1909 heritage manor property in exquisite historic gardens, complete with an entertaining space centered on an eco-pool. Relax with your morning coffee in the privacy of the courtyard equipped with outdoor seating.

You can dine outside and spend time in the barbecue area where you may grill meat. You are welcome to stay inside and use the Netflix streaming service on the 36-inch high-definition TV. Lastly, you are welcome to bring your pets to this location.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
4.04 km (2.6 mi) from Zoo Lake
32 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
so clean and modern
the place was clean and the rooms were well scented
beautiful finishes clean well located
daniel is kind and thoughtful and an excellent host
felt really looked after as a solo female traveler and daniel as an easy going very generous host
daniel the host made sure i felt looked after and welcome
daniel is the most thoughtful host ever he’s competent and friendly
daniel is an incredible host my check in was smooth his place is absolutely beautiful and clean
great location very calm and quiet
fantastic host and a location close to all the buzzing spots like rosebank and sandton
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4. Cozy pet-friendly studio with a pool (from USD 45)

Feel free to bring your kids and pets along during your time in this cozy studio. Take a stroll over to Zoo Lake, where you may spend some revitalizing time wandering about and enjoy doing so. Take a round of golf at nearby courses, such as Parkview Golf Club and Killarney Country Club, which are only 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) away from the property.

You can relax in the garden or swim in the pool here at the property. It has child-friendly amenities such as a crib, children’s books, toys, and window guards for added safety. You can also do some work online here because there is a dedicated workspace and free WiFi.

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Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
1.45 km (0.9 mi) from Zoo Lake
69 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is beautifully furnished and the space used very well
super clean neat and tidy
the living space was absolutely clean and neat
the place was clean comfortable very well located and communication was on point
i really enjoyed my stay the place is very clean quiet and cosy
the space is nice and clean and the location is great
the service is super and friendly
the hosts are super kind and wonderful people
safe suburb excellent host
host is very warm and friendly
she is a gracious and engaged host who provided everything we needed for a comfortable visit
close to shops and attractions
lovely park just a few minute walk away
centrally located in quiet safe suburb
great location had a great great stay
quiet and secure neighborhood far from the madding crowd
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5. Stunning penthouse with city views (from USD 124)

This stunning penthouse in Johannesburg boasts beautiful city views from its rooftop. This property features a shared swimming pool, allowing you to soak in and relax while on vacation.

This amazing home is an open-plan space with a kitchen, dining, and living area. You can prepare your favourite home-cooked meals in the fully equipped kitchen and serve them indoors or take them to the rooftop. At night, snuggle in the comfy sofas and watch your favourite TV shows while being warmed up by the fire.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
5.06 km (3.2 mi) from Zoo Lake
178 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a fantastic apartment with an incredible private roof top deck & jacuzzi
the apartment is well decorated and the jacuzzi patio with the johannesburg views and privacy was really amazing
epic spot really really nice apartment with great views and quick for food delivery
beautiful view clean safe and comfortable place… made it to my top 10 list
fantastic stay world class city apartment and experience giving a new appreciation for our beautiful jozi
love the cleanliness and it’s the best place to just getaway
beautiful space everything is well curated and super clean
great host equals comfortable stay
the host was super helpful and always available
great apartment and excellent host
dylne a great host
you can also get to experience the joburg night life and the host was really amazing
i loved the location and well done on your part in the urban renewal of central johannesburg
it’s close to a lot of other attractions around town
note that it is very central and the location requires special attention to your surroundings
i highly recommend this place to any travelers who want to experience the city life of johannesburg
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6. Elegant vacation home with a backyard (from USD 41)

Experience luxury when you book a stay in this elegant vacation home in Johannesburg. The property features an outdoor swimming pool to relax and have fun under the sun.

This sunny home boasts a vibrant living area that will welcome you indoors. It is furnished with plush sofas and a flat-screen TV to keep you entertained indoors. The well-equipped kitchen and the cosy dining area are just a few steps away. Other amenities available are WiFi access and parking spaces on the premises.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
4.86 km (3.1 mi) from Zoo Lake
48 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was lovely cozy and modern
fast wi-fi nice pool beautiful garden and palm trees all round awesome place
a clean cosy and wonderful living space in a peaceful environment
tranquil environment cottage was so clean and well organized
perfect place to stay quiet clean and we received a lot of recommandation before and during our stay
i really enjoyed the host's hospitality
the host even provided a special birthday gift on my birthday
and they are warm and gracious hosts who you’ll enjoy meeting and chatting with
calum and sean are outstanding hosts and their home is wonderfully serene and beautiful
great hosts very helpful and respond in a split second when needing help
perfect location very responsive and caring hosts
its a very nice place to be at the location is good they are friendly and welcoming
it's a great place to be
great place to just relax and unwind
calum and sean's place is a little heaven
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7. Self-catering apartment with a balcony (from USD 63)

Book a stay in this self-catering apartment and enjoy amazing views of the city from its balcony. The property features a shared pool and allows you to swim and relax while on vacation. In addition, guests are provided access to the fitness centre, so you won’t have to skip your exercise routine.

Inside the apartment is a bright and airy living area with large windows. There is also a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a cosy dining area. Parking spaces are also available on the premises, plus internet access is provided at your convenience.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2.11 km (1.4 mi) from Zoo Lake
106 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire vacation home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place has lots of amenities to make your stay comfortable 5
wonderful location: central for my requirements; wifi was good enough for zoom and (hidden by airbnb)
the place was spotless and decorated perfectly
very good place clean and safe great communication peaceful apartment i highly recommend it
the apartment is clean beautiful and it's at a beautiful safe building
clean modern and really central
area also very quite peaceful and the complex is clean and secure
the host is very responsive and helpful
the host was wonderful very kind and made sure all our needs were met
a home to be amazing host
host was exceptionally helpful and quick with any queries and concerns
finally the host is super reactive and available in the event of questions or issues
great location and wonderful flat
neat well located and secure
well situated within walking distance to a mall should you want groceries
loved the location proximity to shops and highway
i enjoyed the fact that there is a mall / grocery store at walking distance
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8. Modern rental with a workspace

This modern rental is ideally located in the heart of Johannesburg, giving you easy access to great dining options, shops, and cafes. It is complete with all comforts of the home, such as a sitting area with a flat-screen TV, wireless internet, and a laptop-friendly workspace.

Furthermore, the property has a fully equipped kitchen that lets you prepare delicious home-cooked meals. If you are travelling by car, you will be glad to know that parking spaces are available on the premises.

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Johannesburg , Gauteng, South Africa
4.08 km (2.6 mi) from Zoo Lake
440 reviews   Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very accurate apartment well furnished and really comfortable to live in
great place with an amazing bathroom
thobi's place is stunning we were comfortable and felt safe in the space
thobi’s space was clean cozy comfortable
very clean pictures are accurate
the place was clean and comfy i enjoyed my stay
really amazing apartment super-clean and comfortable
beautiful place clean wouldn’t mind going back
thobi is a great host
definitely a good host
the host is kind and always responsive
thobi is a great host
thanks for being a great host
it is also located in braamfontein close to many points of interest
the best place in braamfontein
the location might be a bit sketchy but the security is good
pictures don't do the place enough justice
such a great place everything about it was top tier
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9. Treetop loft with pool access (from USD 34)

This treetop loft offers cosy accommodations for solo travellers and couples on a getaway in Johannesburg. It has a shared pool, so you can have fun swimming during your vacation. Additionally, the property has a patio where you can hang out and dine.

Besides the available kitchenette, you can also explore some restaurants nearby if you’re hungry. Are you working from home? This vacation home has a dedicated workspace with access to WiFi for your convenience.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2.93 km (1.9 mi) from Zoo Lake
510 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is also beautiful the amenities are great and the bed was very comfortable
the bed is comfortable and the room is fully equipped
we can fully recommend to stay at their beautiful apartment
the bed itself is so cozy that our tiredness disappear after a great night sleep
what a fab place had everything we needed for a really comfortable stay
it was very clean spacious and lovely
such an awesome stay the place was clean neat and well decorated
the place have a beautiful design and and is super clean
it was clean cosy and close to one of the great restaurant streets in melville
beautiful and very accommodative hosts
jovana and jared are wonderful hosts
great host and wonderful place
jared and jovana are wonderful hosts
jared and jovana are great hosts
and great location n
the location is amazing safe and walking distances to great restaurants and pub
beautiful and sunny room in a great location we had everything at walking distance
beautiful place cute and safe
nice and cozy place in a perfect location/neighborhood
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Monthly discount: 40% off

10. Luxury penthouse with a covered patio (from USD 116)

This luxury penthouse offers a relaxing place to stay for your Johannesburg trip. It comes with pool access, so you can enjoy a refreshing swim without going far. There is also a covered patio where you can rest and relax after having fun under the sun. Additionally, guests here have access to the property’s fitness centre.

You can explore some restaurants nearby or make your own in the fully equipped kitchen for your meals. WiFi is also available on-site, as well as free parking spaces.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2.12 km (1.4 mi) from Zoo Lake
142 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire vacation home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fabulous apartment with beautiful views of johannesburg that capture both the sunrise and sunset
the wifi was kinda weak but apart from that everything is great
great apartment with lots of space spectacular views and fabulous hosts
there no noise and the view was amazing from each room
the wifi was perfect so i could squeeze in a couple of zoom meetings too
a clean and gorgeous places
the cleanliness & the ambiance gives the visitor an unforgettable holiday
the place was extremely beautiful and clean
it is a very nice and clean apartment with a nice view and location
hosts are super responsive to any questions
the host was always available to deal with additional requests to make our stay more comfortable
breathtaking place and amazing hosts
enjoyed my stay host are amazing
the building staff are friendly and for the most part helpful
location is perfect close to a mall we even walked a few times
excellent place with good location
it is a suburban location with easy access to many places
property extremely safe and neighborhood is close to most areas
it was in a great location and made getting around very easy
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11. Modern apartment in culturally vibrant Melville (from USD 51)

Get a taste of what Johannesburg has to offer in this modern apartment. This apartment is conveniently located in Melville, a popular suburb known for its vibrant bohemian scene with many taverns, shops, cafes, and restaurants that are usually frequented by trendy crowds. The city center is also just a short Uber ride away.

Aside from the apartment’s modern furnishings, guests can also enjoy the pool, gym, and squash courts in the apartment complex.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2.21 km (1.4 mi) from Zoo Lake
368 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
overall a nice cosy apartment with lovely furniture in an ideal area
the apartment was easily accessible modernly neat and cozy
clean beautiful and breath taking
very clean and a quiet neighborhood
clean and cozy home
the place was sparkling clean stylish and spacious
the place is sparking clean and stylish
the host is so thoughtful
tristan was an exceptionally amazing host
he was super responsive
the hosts were readily available to help with any issues
host always responds quickly and was always willing to help
such a beautiful amazing place close to restaurants
perfect location close to restaurants and bars
beautiful place in a good location
stylish modern and secure apartment in close proximity to melville/parkhurst
rick's place is truly a rare find totally recommend this place
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Monthly discount: 30% off

12. Mountainside garden cottage (from USD 36)

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.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
4.97 km (3.1 mi) from Zoo Lake
120 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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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13. Stylish loft with high-end hospitality (from USD 20)

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, shops, and restaurants with a view, just a few strolls away. The fully secured place is accessed via an elevator and free parking is provided.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
5.6 km (3.5 mi) from Zoo Lake
131 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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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14. Melville guest studio (from USD 20)

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.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
3.03 km (1.9 mi) from Zoo Lake
156 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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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15. 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.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
3.77 km (2.4 mi) from Zoo Lake
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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16. 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.

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3.02 km (1.9 mi) from Zoo Lake
205 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

17. 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.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
7.39 km (4.6 mi) from Zoo Lake
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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18. 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.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
3.06 km (1.9 mi) from Zoo Lake
96 reviews  
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

19. Richmond Farm Shop

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.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2.77 km (1.8 mi) from Zoo Lake
51 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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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20. Spacious Art Deco home

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?

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2.46 km (1.6 mi) from Zoo Lake
102 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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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21. Agartis country living cottage

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.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
4.93 km (3.1 mi) from Zoo Lake
121 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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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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22. Mine-themed, loft-style apartment

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.

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Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
5.61 km (3.5 mi) from Zoo Lake
103 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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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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23. Well-decorated studio close to dining options

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.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
5.78 km (3.6 mi) from Zoo Lake
129 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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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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 boutique hotels and check out a great and conveniently located Airbnb vacation rental or a self-catering accommodation instead!

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