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This is a city of striking contrast and considerable wealth, Jo’Burg was founded just over 120 years ago.

Also known as the “City of Gold” with its fascinating history, combining everything from the discovery of gold to the period of apartheid. Jo’burg has a subtropical climate, one of the best climates in the world, so Johannesburg is dry and sunny, with the exception of short late-afternoon downpours during the summer months of October to April, but crime levels are particularly high in some neighbourhoods and tourists should stick only to the recommended guided tours.


Things to do with children in Johannesburg

Visit the famous Gold Reef City, a theme park built to replicate an old mining town, and offering umpteen options to unwind.

Take a family fantasy tour to Sun City where you can enjoy a walk on the rumbling Bridge of Time, flanked by statues of life-size elephants.
The kids will have a day of excitement at the Valley of Waves, where the wave machine creates 1.8 metre high waves every 90 seconds! Don’t miss the Palace of the Lost City, one of the most breathtakingly beautiful hotels in the world, with intricate carvings, mosaics, frescoes and hand painted ceilings. More details...


Recommended family friendly hotels in Johannesburg

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The Fairway Hotel & Spa offers 5-star accommodation on the Randpark Golf Course, in Johannesburg. It boasts numerous facilities including a refreshing outdoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and sauna. Each room has a private patio and tea and coffee maker. There are 8 family rooms. All rooms feature modern bathrooms with under-floor heating, as well as separate bathtubs and showers. More details...

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At the Big 5 Guesthouse, you can make yourself right at home and enjoy the friendly atmosphere – guests can relax by the heated pool, in the lapa area or in the guest lounge. The Big 5 offers clean and comfortable guest accommodation, each room uniquely furnished with private bathroom. Located in a quiet suburb of Kempton Park, only 5 km away from Johannesburg International Airport. More details...


Recommended family friendly holidays to Johannesburg

Inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Illyria House is a charming hotel, exuding a magical ambience. Comprising of 6 en-suite double bedrooms. All with sumptuous furnishings, private veranda, air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar, safe and hairdryer. Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping max 2 adults and 2 children. More details...

Gold Reef City Theme Park Half-Day Tour


There's fun for the whole family at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg's premier theme park.

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3-Day Kruger Park Wildlife Safari


Explore Africa’s flagship game reserve – stunning Kruger National Park – on a 3-day safari trip from Johannesburg. Traveling by luxury coach, you’ll venture through the breathtakingly beautiful Mpumalanga province before discovering the delights of Kruger National Park. See the incredible Big Five animals in their natural habitats on two game drives, discover the charming town of Graskop and relax in comfort at a 4-star safari hotel in Hazyview.

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Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour


Explore the sights of Johannesburg aboard a double-decker bus on a hop-on hop-off tour! Sightsee at your own pace and hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 12 stops around the city. See Johannesburg’s top attractions such as Constitution Hill, Ghandi Square, the Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City Theme Park.

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Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip


Spot the "Big Five" at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve then relax at the unique Sun City resort on a packed day trip from Johannesburg. Combining two very different destinations in one tour, it's a great way to experience all that South Africa has to offer.

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Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour


Experience a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighbourhood life. Soweto is the most metropolitan township in the country - setting trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language.

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Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour


See the historical highlights of Johannesburg on this comprehensive 3.5-hour sightseeing tour! As you explore this bustling metropolis by luxury coach, see top Johannesburg attractions like Hillbrow Tower and Nelson Mandela Bridge. Walk up to the observation deck at the Carlton Center for unforgettable views over the city, and learn about South Africa’s transition to democracy at Constitution Hill.

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Our recommended family friendly hotel in Johannesburg
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The Fairway Hotel & Spa

  
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Setperk Road, Randpark Golf Course, Randburg 
Distance: 7.9 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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LittleTravellers.com review of The Fairway Hotel & Spa

The Fairway Hotel & Spa offers 5-star accommodation on the Randpark Golf Course, in Johannesburg. It boasts numerous facilities including a refreshing outdoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and sauna. Each room has a private patio and tea and coffee maker. There are 8 family rooms. All rooms feature modern bathrooms with under-floor heating, as well as separate bathtubs and showers.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in Kempton Park, Gauteng
Rooms from: 550 ZAR

Big "5" Guesthouse

  
59 Green Avenue Edleen 
Distance: 12.9 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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Centrally located in Folegandros Town, the Cycladic-style Anima is 1.5 km from Agali Beach. It offers a flower garden with lounge area and self-catered accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Complimentary 2-way transfer from the port is provided. Featuring built-in beds and side tables, all air-conditioned units open to a private balcony with mountain or courtyard views. They have an open-plan kitchen with stove, fridge and washing machine and a seating area with LCD TV. The minimalist bathroom is stocked More details

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LittleTravellers.com review of Big "5" Guesthouse

At the Big 5 Guesthouse, you can make yourself right at home and enjoy the friendly atmosphere – guests can relax by the heated pool, in the lapa area or in the guest lounge. The Big 5 offers clean and comfortable guest accommodation, each room uniquely furnished with private bathroom. Located in a quiet suburb of Kempton Park, only 5 km away from Johannesburg International Airport.



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Reef Hotels

  
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58 Anderson Street 
Distance: 0.4 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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Rooms from: 775 ZAR

Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments

  
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c/o Anderson & Ferreira Streets 
Distance: 0.6 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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Rooms from: 790 ZAR

Urban Hip Hotels - Ashanti

  
10 Anderson Street 
Distance: 0.6 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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Dros y Dŵr is perched high above the Mawddach estuary with stunning views across the water to Cader Idris. Free Wi-Fi is accessible in each room, from which guests can enjoy striking mountain and sea views. Barmouth’s beachfront is within a 5-minute walk of Dros y Dŵr. The ruggedly beautiful hills in Snowdonia National Park are also a 5-minute walk away. Walking guides and maps can be borrowed from this bed and breakfast. As there is no TV in the rooms, guests can relax and peacefully enjoy More details

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Rooms from: 935 ZAR

Protea Hotel Parktonian All Suite

  
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120 De Korte Street, Braamfontein 
Distance: 0.9 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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Rooms from: 675 ZAR

Hotel Lamunu

  
De Korte Street 
Distance: 0.9 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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Rooms from: 930 ZAR

Sunnyside Park Hotel

  
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Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown 
Distance: 1.9 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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A 5-minute drive to the famous Walking Street of Mae Hong Son, Panglor Villa offers cosy modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. Free private parking is available on-site. Panglor Villa is located within a 10-minute drive to the gorgeous Pang Lor Temple. Mae Hong Son Airport is a 10-minute drive away. Furnished with simple décor, rooms come with a satellite TV and shower facilities. Selected rooms come with air-conditioning. The hotel provides a 24-hour front desk service where staff can assist guests More details

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Rooms from: 645 ZAR

Kitson House

  
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14 Loch Avenue, Parktown 
Distance: 2.1 Miles (Show hotel on map)

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The Westcliff

  
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67 Jan Smuts Avenue 
Distance: 2.6 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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This modern motel is centrally located in Suwon, just 645 metres from Suwon City Hall. Its uniquely designed rooms all come with a personal computer and free wired internet. Tea and coffee are available at the motel's lobby. Stylish and contemporary rooms at Lucy Motel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. En suite bathroom have either a shower or bathtub. Some suites have a spa bathtub. Lucy Motel is 675 metres from Galleria Department Store and 533 metres from Home More details

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