Johannesburg

Johannesburg, affectionately called Jo'burg, Jozi, and E'Goli, the "city of gold," is the financial and industrial metropolis of South Africa, built on a rich history of gold mining. South Africa's biggest city, began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Soweto museums, including the somber Apartheid Museum, recount the struggle to end segregation. The city is evolving into a vibrant hub for arts, music and culture, with the Maboneng Precinct and its cutting edge galleries ranked as one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Visitors can commune with wildlife at a popular lion park; stroll among the beautiful gardens and parks in Pretoria, the country's administrative capital; and explore the UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind, one of the richest paleoanthropological sites in the world.

Historic Apartheid Museum

Dedicated to the saga of apartheid, the museum shows visitors how South Africa has reconciled and transcended its troubled past. The museum is an extraordinary experience where history becomes present through engaging and interactive exhibits that take visitors on a journey through the struggle to overcome systemic discrimination and become an integrated society.



Attractions

  • Escape to Gold Reef City

    This bustling theme park, built over an abandoned gold mine, gives visitors a variety of exciting entertainment options in one complex. For adults, the 24-hour casino hosts several games of chances as well as live shows and dining. Families will enjoy the thrill rides, trampoline park, bowling alley, and cinema whilst the authentic underground mine and museum tour is a must-see for everyone.

  • Cradle of Humankind

    Covering over 47,000 hectares, this UNESCO World Heritage site is home to more pre-human fossils than anywhere else in the world. Discover how humanity’s ancestors lived with a guided tour of the extensive cave systems, followed by dinner overlooking the surrounding nature reserve. A rhino and lion nature reserve gives visitors the chance understand and safely enjoy these extraordinary animals.

  • SAB World of Beer on Tap

    Devoted to the art of brewing, visitors can tour this full-scale brewery and watch as grain becomes brew. The facility also offers an in-depth history of beer and includes examples from the city’s mining past as well as a traditional Soweto shebeen (local tavern). After, sample local favourites at the tap room and choose from beer-branded merchandise.

  • Historic Apartheid Museum

    Dedicated to the saga of apartheid, the museum shows visitors how South Africa has reconciled and transcended its troubled past. The museum is an extraordinary experience where history becomes present through engaging and interactive exhibits that take visitors on a journey through the struggle to overcome systemic discrimination and become an integrated society.


Select our Hotels

 
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

    Discover modern Sandown accommodations at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton. The South Africa hotel's amenities offer an inv

    iting reprieve in the heart of Gauteng.
    From 79 USD / night BOOK NOW
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

    Discover a luxury stay in Johannesburg at the African Pride Melrose Arch, where exquisite designs and intuitive service create the ultimate urban expe

    rience.
    From 116 USD / night BOOK NOW
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

    Experience an exceptional stay in an quirky, urban Hollywood-inspired hotel at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Johannesburg Melrose Arch. Enjoy contemporary d

    écor in our edgy guest accommodations, an outdoor pool, fitness centre and high-tech meeting rooms.
    From 85 USD / night BOOK NOW
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

    Experience countless thoughtful amenities at Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport, including contemporary rooms and suites, complimentary Wi-Fi, an on-site

    restaurant, 10 flexible conference venues, a 24-hour fitness center and a free airport shuttle service.
    From 79 USD / night BOOK NOW
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

    Discover one of the unique hotels in Braamfontein by booking a stay in Johannesburg at the Protea Hotel Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite for a fun an

    d friendly experience.
    From 66 USD / night BOOK NOW
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

    Experience pampering service at one of the most attentive hotels in the prestigious Sandton suburb of Johannesburg when staying at the Protea Hotel Jo

    hannesburg Wanderers.
    From 67 USD / night BOOK NOW
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

    Make the most of international layovers at the Protea Hotel O R Tambo Airport Transit. The hotel's location keeps travellers in Johannesburg Airport f

    or easy overnight layovers.
    From 119 USD / night BOOK NOW

Best Rates Guaranteed at Marriott.com

Best Rate Guarantee
Free Wi-Fi
Mobile Checkin
Enjoy Free Nights