Johannesburg is the capital of Gauteng Province in South Africa and is also known as eGoli, Jozi, Jo’burg and the abbreviated JHB. Johannesburg is known as the economic powerhouse of Africa and is a hub of commercial, industrial, financial and mining industries.
Being a cosmopolitan city, Johannesburg offers superb restaurants, casinos and shops. Sandton is an affluent area of Johannesburg and worth a visit to enjoy the prestigious Sandton City Shopping Mall offering local and international designer brands.
Johannesburg is the starting point for most African safaris and while a stay in the city is close to O.R. Tambo International Airport, lodging a little further away in the surrounding areas can provide for a more tranquil and relaxed stay. See below for boutique hotels and country lodges near Johannesburg.