10 Best Lofts For Rent In Johannesburg, South Africa - Updated 2023


Nestled on the edge of the world’s biggest gold deposit, Johannesburg is the largest and one of the most famous South African cities. The abundance of gold earned it the moniker “the City of Gold”. Visiting the well-known Nelson Mandela National Museum offers you insights into the past of the renowned revolutionary Nelson Mandela. Apartheid Museum and Museum Africa are other popular attractions in this South African city. Your kids will enjoy the thrilling rides at Gold Reef City Theme Park. Wildlife enthusiasts will love exploring the sprawling 54-hectare (133.4-acre) Johannesburg Zoo, which is home to over 326 species. Children will love watching the chimpanzees, lemurs, tigers, bears, and other animals. After an exhausting day-long excursion, it’s essential to unwind in a cozy rental. For a comfortable vacation, reserve one of these best lofts for rent in Johannesburg, South Africa.

1. Treetop retreat for two (from USD 35)

If you are traveling alone or on a romantic holiday with your partner, choose to stay in this cozy loft. It features one bedroom, one bathroom, and a well-furnished kitchen. The loft has a private entrance that you can access by climbing up the staircase in the garden. Begin your day by enjoying a pleasant stroll in the landscaped garden.

High-speed internet is available so, if you wish to work online you can proceed conveniently. Take a dip in the cool waters of the swimming pool. By booking or informing the hosts about your arrival in advance, you may enjoy ‘romance’ or ‘magic green’ packages and make your vacation even more memorable.

Treetop Loft @ The Orchard on 2nd
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
395 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

2. Magnificent romantic getaway (from USD 35)

Make your romantic holidays memorable by staying in this luxurious loft. The modern dwelling boasts elegant decor and interiors and features a bedroom-cum-living area, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom.

You get unlimited access to the internet and a Netflix subscription is provided. Stream an entertaining movie on the flat-screen television as you relax in the living room. WiFi access allows you to continue your work online in your spare time. While you’re here, you shouldn’t miss visiting the nearby Museum Africa.

Exchange Loft Apartment Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
180 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi speeds are great too had high quality meetings online and seamless streaming
the space is comfortable and spacious
beautiful clean and quiet space
the apartment was clean and very well appointed
a really nice place clean modern and secure
very nice looking place extremely clean and communication was smooth with host enjoyed my stay here
very clean comfortable and perfect size for 1/2 people
palesa is a wonderful and very accommodating host
an added bonus is that she is an amazing host with timely responses
friendly and helpful security guards make the check in process seamless
she’s a great host and her place is as advertised
the host was great and the place was beautiful our fav in johannesburg so far
and also really close to a lot of fun locations if you’re looking to go out
the surrounding location is quite peaceful with a well kept private park area for outdoor fun
the place is breathtaking definitely worth it
the place is definitely worth every cent
great place definitely worth it
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3. Quiet well-furnished loft with pool (from USD 15)

Whether you are visiting Johannesburg for work or on holiday, you can unwind in this beautiful loft. With a bed, balcony, kitchen, and bathroom, the dwelling is ideal for a comfortable stay for a solo traveler or a couple. A flat-screen television, washing machine, dryer, and other modern conveniences ensure a comfortable stay. Every morning, you will receive a complimentary breakfast comprising coffee and cereal, or if you want to make your own food, you can do so in the kitchen.

You have access to the lovely rooftop recreation space on the eighth floor. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the rooftop pool. After a weary day, barbecue some ribs on the grill while enjoying sweeping views of the city. In your spare time, shop for your favorite brands at the nearby Maboneng Precinct shopping mall.

Anderson street loft
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
120 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is peaceful building in safe and privacy is respected wifi is great
there is a pool on the roof and it’s amazing as not everyone is allowed up there
i realized that i like hotels where my room is cleaned daily
the room is beautiful and clean
the apartment was cozy and clean nonetheless
it was clean and welcoming
a nice place- clean and centrally located
the safety is priority building is very quite and the room was sparkling clean with great amenities
she is such a wonderful host
ebony was a wonderful host
ebony is a great host and will make you feel at home
ebony is an amazing host
ebony is an outstanding host
great central location safe and secure
this location is very central so ordering delivery food and ride sharing services was also very easy
great location stylish cozy apartment with great hospitality
great location exceptional communication from host
the place close to pretty much everything so moving around in an uber is cheap
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4. Tastefully decorated abode with skyline views (from USD 73)

For a relaxing stay, book this beautiful loft on the fifth floor. This one-bedroom haven is ideal for a comfortable stay for a couple or a solo traveler. A fantastic collection of art adorns the interiors of the loft. With floor-to-ceiling glass windows, natural light floods the dwelling during the day. Please your taste buds by cooking your favorite dishes in the full American-style kitchen.

Luxury linen and furnishing make the loft exceedingly comfortable. The private patio is the best spot to enjoy an evening drink while admiring the captivating views of the city skyline.

Unique loft apartment with panoramic skyline view
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
17 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with amazing views of the city
one thing that would make this loft better would be to have wifi
with hosting travelers in this day in age wifi is very helpful
clean modern and amazing views
russ was a great host
farai was very accommodating and a great host
the location in braamfontein over looking the nelson mandela bridge is breathtaking
the place is huge and near some good bars and restaurants
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5. Opulent haven with luxurious interiors (from USD 21)

Whether you are looking for a weekend retreat or a long vacation, book this opulent loft that’s ideal for a couple or a solo backpacker. The abode features a fabulous living space, a bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. A range of modern amenities ensures a hassle-free stay.

The web access and dedicated workspace allow you to carry on working online. Prepare warm and healthy breakfasts and meals in the well-furnished kitchen. You don’t have to worry about the safety of your car as you can keep your vehicle in the underground parking that is controlled and guarded.

The Franklin Luxury Suites (unit 1210)
Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
161 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the complementary wifi was a great amenity
though the place didn't have a/c opening the windows was sufficient for me to be comfortable
very clean and very peaceful
apartment was clean and cozy
apartment is very clean
very clean elegant with a beautiful view
the apartment itself was a little bit worn down but quite clean and very large
thuto was a great host
thuto was responsive and flexible
thuto was extremely friendly and very responsive with any questions or concerns
the host is amazing very helpful and a great communicator
the host's quick responses and effort to make sure my stay was comfortable was absolutely perfect
the location was great for me
great apartment on the west side of the central business
fantastic apartment beautifully decorated modern and stylish convenient location lots of shops etc in very close walking distance
stylish place quiet and secure
during the day the neighborhood is packed and filled with interesting shops fun to walk
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6. Spacious industrial loft for three (from USD 22)

Boasting a fantastic combination of South African craft and Scandinavian vintage elements, this industrial loft is a great place for a peaceful stay. With one bedroom and bathroom, it can accommodate up to three guests. The loft was designed by renowned actress and stylist Honey Makwakwa.

The airy balcony is a great spot to enjoy your breakfast or the delicious meals you can whip up in the well-stocked kitchen. The loft offers WiFi access, so you can stream movies on the flat-screen television while relaxing indoors. A comedy club, yoga space, and an art-house cinema are all within a three-minute walk, convenient to visit in your spare time.

Industrial Loft in up&coming Maboneng Precinct
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
57 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed great shower and pretty nice views from the balcony
overall very satisfied with my stay other than the wifi connection
the only recommendation i have is to have a fan in the apartment
very spacious quick responses from arci and buli and comfortable with all the amenities you need
the bed is super comfortable too
the loft is clean and comfortable
the apartment was great and immaculately clean when i arrived
clean spacious and very cool indeed a lovely loft
it is clean safe and has everything one could need well traveling
everything you need is available and to make it better it’s absolutely clean and tidy
the host however did resolve most of these issues which was great
the people are friendly and always greet each other
both she and arci were very helpful and responsive
the host buli is a super warm person and gave us great recommendations what to do in johannesburg
buli offers great service and communication she is kind and attentive to your needs
excellent location and a beautiful space
good place in a good location
the location is perfect and close to everything you need entertainment wise
cute stylist place is perfect location
arci's apartment is in a wonderful location in maboneng
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7. Peaceful loft with pool access (from USD 26)

Rest your weary feet in this well-furnished studio loft that features a bed, kitchen, and bathroom adequate for a comfortable stay for up to two guests. A flat-screen television and a dedicated workspace are available for your convenience, though Wi-Fi is limited.

The loft’s balcony is the best place to enjoy your morning tea. If you are a fitness enthusiast, you’ll enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. In your spare time, do visit the art galleries, coffee shops, and boutiques in the vicinity.

The Royal Villa
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
37 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful interior and cozy room
clean and neat apartment
such a clean and tidy place
very clean and beautiful place to book
very warming and clean apartment
cleanliness at a 100 and definitely what you see is what you get
really nice host who ensured all our needs were catered for
the host is very helpful and makes sure you enjoy your stay
great host i enjoyed my stay
great host always responds on time
fast efficient communication from host on short notice
the place is cool location also cool
its a wonderful place at a great location with so much vibe
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8. Elegant loft with impressive city views (from USD 22)

Feel the comforts of home in this magnificent loft. Beautiful art and high-end furnishing make it a charming retreat for up to two people. It features a living space, cozy bed, bathroom, and full kitchen. The loft offers you access to a rooftop where you can take in spectacular city views.

You can cook your favorite dishes in the full kitchen. However, if you wish to take a break from your cooking routine, you can enjoy savory meals in nearby restaurants. A host of modern amenities, such as web access, washing machine, flat-screen television, and more ensure the best comfort. If you feel bored, you can take a walk by the lake to which the apartment offers easy access.

Maboneng ELEGANCE + uncappedWIFI + Cinema
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
394 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice gas heater inside room
nice cozy apartment and the unit is visually as depicted in the photos
the apartment is beautiful and looks just like the pictures
our stay was very comfortable
the room was as pictured bright and very clean
not only was this space clean and creative it felt like a home away from home
overall home looked exactly as it seemed - it was clean location perfect
clean apartment lovely decor and easy check-in and checkout
everyone we encountered were extremely friendly
check in was easy host was communicative
the security staff was super helpful and nice as well as the building manager
the people were very friendly and art could be seen all around
host was very responsive to questions about check in as well as helping fix the tv
value is in the location
very central location in mobenang near great restaurants and bars
cool building with an amazing location
awesome place in a great location in jo-burg
this place is central neat
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9. Classy modern loft with fireplace

Indulge in a relaxing stay in this spacious, well-designed loft. The two-bedroom rental is perfect for a group or family of four individuals. Cozy furniture and pleasant decor grace the interiors. The loft has a range of modern comforts that will make your stay enjoyable. You won’t miss out on any homemade meals as the loft features a well-equipped kitchen where you can cook your favorite meals.

Guests have access to the swimming pool so, if you feel bored, take a dip in its pleasant waters. On a chilly evening, cozy up by the indoor fireplace and read a book.

Loft with Views
70 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
very stylish and clean modern apartment
its clean spacious & it offers everything and more
such a beautiful modern clean spot and the host and caretaker really take care of your every need
great location and good communication but could’ve been cleaner
the loft is really nicely designed and very spacious
lovely place and great host and caretaker
charles(the caretaker) was amazing
sabelo is a great host and it is a lovely unit
charles the care-taker was very kind and always helpful
the caretakers were great and were able to help us with directions to grocery stores
amazing apartment great location accommodating
cool looking space close to trendy melville area
easy walk to the trendy melville area
nice place worth the money
great location if you need to be in melville or outside the sandton ring traffic
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10. Modern loft for two

Set in an apartment with bohemian vibes, this studio loft is a perfect getaway for one or two people. The loft faces the Museum of African Design and features a living area, bed, kitchen, and bathroom. It also has a vinyl player and an outstanding collection of diverse music perfect for relaxation.

A cute bicycle is also available in the loft for the guests to explore the surroundings. You also have access to the balcony area. Stream a movie on the flat-screen television before going to bed.

308 Artisan Lofts Maboneng
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
80 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
taudi’s place is always clean and ready for a visitor
i enjoyed my stay to the max great hospitality and clean place
host needs to improve his communication
the host was also always available when needed and responsive
the place is amazing and user friendly
he is also extremely friendly
thanks for hosting me :)
very short walking distance from popular cute places in maboneng
cozy apartment in a great location
prime location in the lively part of the city
beautiful location home and city
perfect location and very thoughtful and responsive host
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A relaxing break in the City of Gold

Johannesburg is a fantastic vacation hotspot where you can enjoy your holidays to the fullest. Relax in one of its lofts and ensure luxurious comfort without costing a fortune. Set off for an enjoyable excursion, and book one of Johannesburg’s best lofts.

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