Top 10 Staycations In Johannesburg, South Africa - Updated 2024

Elisabeth
Elisabeth 
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The city of Johannesburg is always buzzing with energy, being the financial capital of South Africa. The hustle and bustle of this lively city might get overwhelming for locals at times. If you’re a local looking for an escape to reconnect with nature, you can take a day off to visit nature parks such as The Wilds Nature Reserve or Johannesburg Botanical Garden, or take your little ones to Johannesburg Zoo for a fun afternoon. Feel free to re-discover your city’s wonders and find a place to spend time with family and friends over the weekend. You’ll be able to save money, too, as you won’t need to travel far away. Luckily, Johannesburg features various great hotels where you can spend a relaxing break. Read below about the top staycations in Johannesburg, South Africa, and spend a few nights unwinding in peace.

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 30, 2024.

1. The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf (from USD 156)

At The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf, choose from three swimming pools to make a splash in, with one being a lovely indoor pool and the other two outdoor infinity pools. It is also one of the hotels with a spa so be sure to soothe your body and mind in the sauna and hot tub. There’s also a mini-golf course where you can practice your swings. When hungry, head to Sejour, Nova Bistro, or Astra Lounge. Breakfast is available every day and the hotel also features a bar.

All the rooms come with free WiFi, air conditioning, room service, and a TV. Several also include a kitchen. Parking is available in the garage for free!

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The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Lloys Ellis Avenue
4.55 km (2.9 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

2. Clico Boutique Hotel (from USD 99)

Clico Boutique Hotel has air-conditioned rooms that offer balconies or access to a garden. You can watch satellite TV or use complimentary WiFi while lounging in the seating area or on the comfy bed. There’s also a minibar you can get drinks and snacks from. For laundry services, there’s an additional charge.

Head to the swimming pool or relax in the shared lounge with a TV. In case you want go on a bike or walking tour, feel free to carry packed lunches with you, courtesy of the hotel. After spending some time outdoors, dine at Clico Restaurant, which serves local and European cuisines.

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Clico Boutique Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 27 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank 2196, Johannesburg, South Africa, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196
2.12 km (1.4 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

3. The Peech Hotel (from USD 313)

The Peech Hotel comes with two swimming pools where you can take a rejuvenating swim under the afternoon sun. Beside the hotel, there is a gym by Planet Fitness where you can burn some calories. Later, enjoy dining and drinking at the bistro restaurant, which comes with a champagne bar.

You can park your car for free upon arrival. Have a good night’s rest in the tastefully designed rooms featuring heating and air conditioning for your comfort. You also have free WiFi access when staying here. The bathroom features a rain shower that is sure to make you feel refreshed.

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The Peech Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: North Street
3.92 km (2.5 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

4. The Winston Hotel (from USD 89)

The Winston Hotel is a 5-star boutique hotel with elegant air-conditioned rooms. You can use the espresso machine to make a warm cup of coffee in the morning while watching the news on the TV. Either relax on the balcony or in the comfy seating area inside your room. In the bathroom, you will find top-notch toiletries for your use. Free WiFi is available not only in your room but also in the library. You can avail of laundry services for an additional fee.

Enjoy dining at the onsite restaurant and having drinks at the bar. There’s also a swimming pool for a refreshing time. Later, you can hang out in the garden.

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The Winston Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 6 Tottenham Road, Rosebank
2.13 km (1.4 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

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5. Parkwood Boutique Hotel (from USD 147)

Parkwood Boutique Hotel offers a relaxed setting for a leisurely staycation. You can have a cup of coffee at the coffee house while chatting with your friends. At the spa, feel pampered with a massage or body treatments. Alternatively, you can splash about in the swimming pool to feel refreshed.

The comfortable rooms in this hotel come with furnished private patios for you to relax on while enjoying garden or pool views. The rooms also feature air conditioning, heating, and free WiFi. The bathroom provides complimentary toiletries for you to freshen up.

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The Parkwood

9.3 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 72 Worcester Road, Parkwood
1.66 km (1.1 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

6. African Pride Melrose Arch, Autograph Collection (from USD 239)

African Pride Melrose Arch, Autograph Collection is a chic 5-star hotel with air-conditioned rooms featuring a TV and a DVD player. You can ask for a selection of DVDs from the front desk and enjoy a movie night. All rooms come with free WiFi and tea/coffee makers too. If you’re bringing your car, you’ll have to pay a parking fee of 75 ZAR (5 USD) per day.

You can enjoy some laps in the gorgeous swimming pool or take leisurely strolls in the lovely garden. Virgin Active Gym is nearby if you want to break a sweat. There are several restaurants on site where you can savour buffet or a la carte meals. You may also unwind with a few drinks at the bar.

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African Pride Melrose Arch, Autograph Collection

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1 Melrose Square
4.77 km (3.0 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

7. Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff (from USD 477)

A 5-star hotel with a swimming pool and a lush garden, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, exudes luxury and elegance. You can have an intimate dining experience with quality wine and meals at The Cellar Door. Flames Restaurant offers delicious steaks that you can try, too. For an additional fee, relax with a massage at the nature-inspired spa or try out horseback riding.

At the end of the day, head to your air-conditioned room to relax. You can watch satellite TV or connect to complimentary WiFi to browse the web. Tea/coffee makers are there for your use. You can also park for free at the garage.

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Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

Wifi Available

Address: 67 Jan Smuts Avenue
1.24 km (0.8 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

8. Holiday Inn - Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel (from USD 62)

Holiday Inn - Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG hotel features a gym and a swimming pool so you can keep fit and fresh. If you’re staying here on a Thursday, Milner’s Restaurant serves traditional South African braai that you can try. You can also enjoy live entertainment when you drink at the English pub on site.

The air-conditioned rooms at this hotel overlook the manicured gardens. When staying in for the day, you can use free WiFi to connect with loved ones back home or watch satellite TV. You may also hang out on the terrace if you need some fresh air.

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Holiday Inn - Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Princess of Wales Terrace
2.77 km (1.8 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

9. ANEW Hotel Parktonian Johannesburg (from USD 71)

ANEW Hotel Parktonian Johannesburg has a rooftop from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city. At Orchards Restaurant, enjoy a buffet breakfast and try on some fresh fruits. Meridian Cocktail bar is the ideal spot for unwinding during happy hours or after dinner. The property also features a gym and a swimming pool with a view.

You can park your car for 30 ZAR (2 USD) per day on the hotel’s premises. Relax in your room, either on the balcony or in the plush seating area, with a cup of tea in hand and watch some TV. Complimentary WiFi is available, too.

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ANEW Hotel Parktonian Johannesburg

Wifi Available

Address: 120 De Korte Street, Braamfontein
3.79 km (2.4 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

10. Rand Club Suites (from USD 84)

Rand Club Suites is a 5-star hotel with a shared lounge and a terrace for relaxing or meeting new people. You can go enjoy movie nights, have themed dinners, or watch stand-up comedy for an additional fee to keep yourself entertained. You may also play a game of billiards for free.

Unwind with a few drinks at the bar during happy hour or after having a French dinner at Rand Club Restaurant. Afterward, you can retire to your room and connect to free WiFi to stream videos on your laptop or phone. Several rooms in this hotel come with a seating area for you to lounge.

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Rand Club Suites

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 33 Loveday Street Marshalltown
5.63 km (3.5 mi) from Zoo Lake

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre

Indulge in a relaxing staycation

Rediscover the wonders of your city while taking a break from your mundane daily routine. If you’re looking for a place to unwind, these staycations with amazing amenities and services will surely provide you with the rest you need. So, book one and enjoy a relaxing break!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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