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Places to stay in Johannesburg

Have a look at our selection of great places to stay in Johannesburg.

Set in a peaceful bushveld environment that is perfect for unwinding, Cradle Cove offers guests a natural ‘wilderness’ setting in which to take in the South African experience. Snuggled in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, Cradle Cove is the place to be to spend time relaxing and basking in the warm sun. Here, visitors are provided with fantastic self-catering accommodation with a lovely African theme, both indoors and out. It is also within close proximity to all main tourist attractions in the area, attracting both local and foreign visitors. The accommodation itself is set on a nine hectare farm with three gorgeous log cabins, pristine plant life and undulating hills. For a more romantic experience, guests can opt for one of the two honeymoon cabins (one stone and one log) – both of which offer spa baths and cozy fireplaces.

De Hoek Country Hotel lies peacefully in a tranquil setting of greenery, just an hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The hotel is a remarkable masterpiece of sandstone, Oregon pine, stunning fabrics and handcrafted mahogany furniture. The hotel offers twenty deluxe suites, exquisite cuisine and impressive service, all of which are combined flawlessly to create a sophisticated ambiance with which to welcome guests. Food is wonderfully presented with pride by a team of expert chefs. Delicious five course dinners, accompanied by crystal and silver, can be enjoyed on ‘Michael’s Verandah’ or the Conservatory.


Mount Grace Country House and Spa is a sophisticated countryside getaway that is a combination of modern luxury and classic charm. Set amidst the ruggedly stunning Magaliesberg Mountains, just an hour away from Johannesburg or Pretoria, with panoramic views of the valley and around ten acres of maintained gardens and unspoiled bushveld, this extensive property is a relief for the city-weary soul. The fresh country breezes and superb views of the valleys and mountains give guests a sense of complete relaxation. The peaceful gardens of the hydrotherapy spa, featuring a jacuzzi, waterfall and flotation pool, offer the ideal backdrop for a short break. Here, visitors can experience award-winning cuisine, fine wines and indulge in leisurely strolls or adventurous mountain bike rides through the surrounding countryside. The Mount Grace Country House and Spa team prides itself on offering a ‘home away from home’ for all guests, where time stands still and allows you those rare moments of utter relaxation.


About Bronwyn Paxton

Article by: Bronwyn Paxton
on December 17, 2013
Filed under  Africa Blog • South Africa 
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