12 Best Airbnb Monthly Rentals In Johannesburg, South Africa - Updated 2024

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Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng and the biggest city in all of South Africa. With a rich history, there are plenty of reasons why you should visit this amazing city. Surrounded by greenery all around due to man-made forests, this is the perfect place for those who just want to relax in a place with good weather. The city also has multiple museums that not only share the history of Johannesburg but also of the entire continent. Whether you are into music or arts, you can find everything here—making it a place that fits everyone’s criteria. Planning a trip to this lively city soon and wondering about where to stay? Read on for a list of the best Airbnb monthly rentals in Johannesburg, South Africa.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, decor, availability of dates, and long-term stay rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 21, 2024.

1. Lovely Airbnb in the heart of the city

If you are looking for a month-to-month rental in Johannesburg, this Airbnb could be right up your alley. Set in the historic neighbourhood of Killarney and minutes away from the mall, this holiday apartment enjoys a superb location.

The cosy king-sized bed offers rest and relaxation after a hectic day of exploration. Guests can lounge about on the cushy sofa in the living area and pick up a book from the well-stocked collection on the shelves. Music aficionados can play the piano and hum a favourite song. WiFi can be accessed for both work and leisurely activities.

Stayed at this property?
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2.1 km (1.4 mi) from Zoo Lake
31 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the interior is nicely decorated all rooms are clean and bright
great spot in jozi the apartment is spacious and clean
as to the overall experience - the place could do with a good clean
the apartment is absolutely safe clean great located awesome interior
the host was also very responsive and caring
this is a wonderful apartment and john was a very attentive host
lisa is a great host
this flat is a great find and lisa is a welcoming responsive and accommodating host
good location spacious and comfortable apartment
great stay at lisa’s place
would recommend this place and will return if in johannesburg again
it’s such a wonderful place to stay
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2. Comfortable apartment with free car parking (from USD 48)

This month-to-month furnished rental in Johannesburg is an ideal choice for couples, solo travellers, and business guests. Nestled on a tree-lined avenue, this Airbnb rests on the top floor of a quaint building.

Fully equipped for long-term stays, this apartment features a functional kitchen where you will find a Bosch gas cooker among other necessary appliances. You can conveniently fix meals here before you go about your day. Housekeeping services along with free car parking facilities on-site are available.

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Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
1.87 km (1.2 mi) from Zoo Lake
11 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the building is a bit old but the apartment itself has a modern feel with beautiful interior design
the apartment has excellent amenities is in a great location and is good value
i had a great stay at susan’s apartment
the place was nice clean and located in a great area
susan was a great and accessible host
susan is the perfect host she ensures everything is as expected (or better)
a very walkable and fun neighborhood
susan is a wonderful host has a superbly decorated place in close proximity to all of rosebank’s amenities
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3. Spacious chalet with stunning mountain views (from USD 68)

Located in the mountains and surrounded by lush trees, your stay at this spacious chalet is going to be one for the books. The Airbnb vacation rental has two bedrooms as well as two-and-a-half baths, ensuring guests a cosy stay. On the lower floor is the open-plan kitchen along with a lounge and a wide balcony. Due to the location of the chalet, you can often find birds like owls and other wildlife around the area. There is also an eco-pool where you can take a dip during the summer.

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Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
8.63 km (5.4 mi) from Zoo Lake
152 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
i specifically checked about pool cleanliness prior to check in and was told its a natural filtered pool
clean air tranquil and a very large lush forest garden to stroll
cheers to great hosts
the host are also very lovely and laid back people
wonderful gracious hosts who were willing to help at the drop of a hat
tranquil peaceful place with a caring host
the home the property with greens all over and the great hosts made our stay really enjoyable
great location inspiring space and magnificent surroundings
great location close to centre of johannesburg
this is a great location
excellent location near restaurants and shops
what an amazing place it could not be situated more perfectly
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Monthly discount: 30% off

4. Modern apartment close to Melville (from USD 51)

Surrounded by plants this one-bedroom modern apartment has everything that guests need to have a comfortable stay along with a few extra amenities. The bathroom here is newly renovated to ensure that it meets all of your requirements. There is also a fully equipped kitchen available for guests’ use. Aside from that, this apartment complex also boasts a gym, a pool, and a squash court that you can make use of during your stay. Places of interest, such as Rosebank, Western Suburbs, and Sandton, are just a few minutes away.

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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

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5. Minimalist cottage surrounded by nature (from USD 59)

Located in a garden full of trees, this minimalist cottage has been recently renovated with modern conveniences to meet all your requirements. Apart from the basic furniture, this cottage is also equipped with a fully functioning kitchen that has everything you need to make a delicious meal. There is also a wood-burning fireplace to keep you warm on cold nights. Places of interest such as Melrose Arch, Sandton, Illovo, and Rosebank are all just a few minutes away; so if you love sightseeing, then this cottage might just be the place for you.

Stayed at this property?
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
4.04 km (2.6 mi) from Zoo Lake
67 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
patio and cottage full kitchen comfort bed and high quality linens
great clean space and very welcoming
the apartment was quaint and clean and had all the amenaties that made it feel like home
the view was beautiful the home was cousy the host was also amazing the dogs kept us company
what a great place and a stunning host
thank you for hosting my husband on his business trip
its has a great ambiance and the hosts are very welcoming
beautiful place with a super bubbly host
very secure and a great location for easy access to restaurants groceries shopping etc
lovely place in a great location
her place is fantastic a stone away from melrose arch
great spot and very close to melrose arch where i needed to work
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Monthly discount: 30% off

6. Luxurious studio filled with antique furniture (from USD 39)

An Airbnb Plus, this studio apartment has everything that you can ask for and more. From the bedsheets to the antique décor, your entire stay at this apartment is going to be full of luxury. The space has all the amenities you could possibly need to feel comfortable, including a full kitchen and a dining room. When you look outside the window, you’re bound to catch breathtaking views of the city. Guests who want to burn off some calories can also access the gym on site. Shops and restaurants are close by, making this place rather convenient.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
4.84 km (3.1 mi) from Zoo Lake
221 reviews   Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good to know is that wifi only is free up to 1gb paid for there after
the best of everything photos are a true reflection of the apartment
very clean and tidy
beautiful clean and neat apartment
great place clean and secure
nice big clean space in the heart of the city
this place is amazing safe and clean
the host was also thoughtful and caring
derek was an excellent host
derek was a superb host
amazing apartment and amazing host
frederick was a good host
location is perfectly safe
i absolutely loved it but the location is a little jarring
great place to stay in central jhb very good security and safe parking
you won't be disappointed if you choose to stay at frederick's place
luxorius place in the middle of the jburg safe place with 24/7 reception
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Monthly discount: 39% off

7. Elegant cottage with modern amenities (from USD 26)

Located in Melville, this open-plan cottage has one room with a king-size bed that can be split into two singles if need be. Apart from the basic necessities, the cottage has a well-stocked kitchen with things like pots and pans. A washing machine and laundry services can be provided to guests upon request. The space is also equipped with things for small children such as cots, tableware, covers for plug sockets, and cribs. With most of Melville’s popular spots being located nearby, this place is a convenient choice.

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Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
2.85 km (1.8 mi) from Zoo Lake
251 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room interior was nice and welcoming
we had a comfortable stay in andrea’s cottage
clean and cozy and close to a range of amenities and walkable to restaurants and coffee shops
it was spacious spotless and cozy with plenty of natural light entering the space
very stylish accommodation contained everything needed for a comfortable stay
very clean and convenient
super clean and comfy
everything was clean and neat
the place is clean and peaceful
everything was clean and overall it was a great place
andrea was a very welcoming host
andrea was such a wonderful host
andrea is a great approachable host
great hospitality and considerate host
the host is also fabulous
perfectly located in mellville - great restaurants and shops in walking distance
beautiful space really close to melville hotspots
very comfortable studio great location restaurants in walking distance
comfortable beds & convenient location
this place is in an awesome location
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Monthly discount: 10% off

8. One-bedroom home in the center of Melville (from USD 34)

Located in Melville, this treetop home has one room and décor that will take you back in time with its wooden floors and a Victorian bath for you to relax in. The loft has a small kitchenette stocked with all the basic necessities. Outside, there’s a beautiful, well-maintained garden where guests can have some alone time. Guests also have access to a swimming pool, and if you’re travelling with kids, you can always ask the hosts for an inflatable doughnut to help out the little ones when they’re in the water. Restaurants, bars, and tourist spots are all close by.

Stayed at this property?
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

9. Comfortable rental with a fully equipped kitchen (from USD 24)

Located in one of the artsiest places in Johannesburg, this studio apartment has everything to make sure you have a comfortable stay throughout. As the apartment faces North and gets plenty of sun, there is a lounge area where you can soak up vitamin D in the early hours of the morning. You can also do this while watching TV with over 50 local channels, or reading a book borrowed from the rental’s mini-library. Basic necessities can be found in the kitchen, so if you’re not in the mood to dine out, cooking is possible here. Not only is the apartment monitored by CCTV cameras, but it is also well-patrolled.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
5.75 km (3.6 mi) from Zoo Lake
394 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
oh yeah and amazing wifi
great that there was really good wifi
amenities were all great bed was comfortable great shower etc
great apartment with all the necessities good wifi tv and close proximity to nightlife in maboneng
the apartment was nicely furnished and a joy to experience
clean and check-in was very smooth
the place was very clean and welcoming
it was also very clean and tidy
the apartment is basic but spotlessly clean
very homie and clean unit
keagan was very communicative via message so that was helpful
nice apartment host is very responsive to address questions or concerns related to your stay
thanks for being great host
keagan and his mom were very helpful whenever we needed them and very quick with responses
keagan and earl are great hosts would definitely stay here again
great location and cute space
the place was close to amazing
great location with lots of restaurants nearby
great location right in the heart of the bustling neighborhood
great room and great location
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Monthly discount: 50% off

10. Attractive abode located in a garden courtyard (from USD 24)

This unique cottage is bound to become your home away from home. Ensuring guests have privacy during their stay, this open-plan cottage has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Moving around the house is easy, with the dining area attached to a fully functioning kitchen. Outside, there’s a well-maintained garden that the guests can visit, as well as a swimming pool that they can access during their stay. After a long day of sightseeing, retire to this rental and feel at peace.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
3.12 km (2.0 mi) from Zoo Lake
153 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is very good and so are the beds airco and shower
felt comfortable enough to sleep with the sliding door open and walk to local restaurants
the room was perfect and very comfortable
we loved the breakfast which was available for a small fee
great location stylish room with thoughtful touches and corlien was very helpful
beautiful rooms very clean and with thoughtful touches
great room: spacious and very clean
the place is clean and stylish and it has everything you could ask for
corlien's apartment was spotless and situated in a serene garden setting attached with a larger b&b
it was also realy nice that the apartment got cleaned a couple of times during our stay
lovely host and great garden
the host made us feel very welcomed
the most friendly host
staff is helpful and extremely hospitable
the staff is extremely helpful and friendly
close to good restaurants (walkable)
central to most places and easy to navigate
walking distance from nice restaurants pubs and shops
this is a pleasant safe bnb close to all the mellville vibe
corlien's bnb is situated in a safe and pretty garden and is close to shops and restaurants
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Monthly discount: 10% off

11. Stylish suite in a quiet setting (from USD 43)

With two bedrooms and one bathroom, this suite is ideal for three guests. After going through its private entrance, guests can find everything they need to have a comfortable stay. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances. There is a washing machine as well as a dryer, so guests don’t have to venture far should they need laundry services. The suite also has amenities for little children such as travel cots, toys and more. Guests have full access not just to the gardens but also to the pool.

Stayed at this property?
Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
5.69 km (3.6 mi) from Zoo Lake
46 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beddings and effective heaters available in the unit
it was a very clean place
very clean peaceful and spacious
i really loved the place it was very clean and spacious
a beautiful place quiet peaceful super clean super host so cheerful and helpful
great hospitality and very kind host
the host was extremely kind
nicolette is a wonderful host
nicolette is a lovely host accommodating and sweet
the owner really did her utmost best to come up with solutions but nothing helped
great location and beautiful space
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Monthly discount: 20% off

12. Pleasant cottage ideal for a couple

Looking to spend a romantic getaway with your partner in Johannesburg? Then, look no further than this pleasant abode with one bedroom and one bath. It also comes with a fully equipped kitchen, so you can surprise your loved one with a romantic dinner. For indoor entertainment, this rental boasts a speedy WiFi connection. Pets are also allowed, so don’t hesitate to bring your fur babies with you.

Stayed at this property?
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
6.05 km (3.8 mi) from Zoo Lake
67 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
a beautiful and clean place
great space very clean & your privacy is respected
comfortable clean safe and most importantly my private space was respected
steven and claire were great hosts
the hosts are really lovely and kind as well
i really recommend and the host really helps you when you ask
what a great place good value for money claire was an awesome host
enjoyed our stay very accommodating
a cute little place in a quite neighborhood
lovely street close to everything you need
well located and nice surrounds
very safe location and felt right at home
awesome place private secure and well situated to get to almost anywhere in jhb
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Immerse yourself in the beauty of Johannesburg

As one of the biggest cities in South Africa, Johannesburg has a lot to offer everyone. From lush greenery to attractions with a rich history, this place has to be on everyone’s travel list or you will really be missing out. With a variety of options when it comes to accommodations, especially the Airbnb long-term rentals in Johannesburg, take this chance to vacation in this city and immerse yourself in its wonderful culture.

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