Joburg has an impressive selection of accommodation options, from the fancy hotels of Sandton and Rosebank, to the guesthouses, backpackers and hostels of the suburbs and surrounding areas. One region that is often overlooked is perhaps the most obvious and exciting part of what makes Jozi, by definition, a big city- the city itself.
Several of these establishments are positioned in Braamfontein, the gateway to the Central Business District. This region has been revitalised in recent years, becoming an area of prime residential and commercial space that includes several excellent clubs, pubs and restaurants. The accommodation options here include Hotel Lamunu, the iconic Parktonian Hotel and the Orion Devonshire Hotel.
The inner city currently boasts a small but attractive mix of accommodation options. These include Anderson Street’s Ashanti Hotel, the impressive Reef Hotel and the modern apartments of the Fair City Mapungubwe. There is also the option of staying at the nearby 12 Decades Johannesburg Art Hotel, positioned in the colourful Maboneng Precinct.
So, the next time you are in Jozi, think twice before you settle for the suburbs. The inner city is a fantastic option that exposes you to the unique and vibrant urban experience that is unquestionably Johannesburg.