When people visit South Africa, they often choose to stay in Johannesburg or the surrounding area as this is the largest city in the country. This is a diverse and interesting city that has a wide range of things to see and do. It is home to the UNESCO listed archaeological area Cradle of Mankind, the nature reserve lion Park, the theme park Gold Reef City, and the Apartheid museum. The accommodation you choose if this is your destination of choice can have a huge impact on your experience of staying in this wonderful city. Opting for a luxury retreat, either in a villa or a boutique hotel, can elevate your vacation to the next level. Here are five of the best luxury retreats to choose between in Johannesburg.
1. AtholPlace Hotel & Villa
AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is located on the outskirts of Johannesburg. It is a small boutique hotel that also offers guests the option of staying in the villa. This villa consists of four double bedrooms, a separate sitting room, a balcony with a terrace, a private garden with its own heated pool, a kitchen and four bathrooms. The range of facilities available includes air conditioning, rain toiletries, free Wi-Fi, a television, a telephone, and a safe deposit box. Guests who stay in the villa can self-cater or eat in the hotel’s restaurant. This fine dining restaurant offers a seasonal menu that uses locally sourced and sustainable produce.
2. Douglas Lodge
Douglas Lodge is a traditional South African thatched villa in Greater Johannesburg. This is a fantastic option if you are traveling in a larger party or you are looking for a villa offering huge amounts of space as this villa boasts six bedrooms and five bathrooms. It also has a lounge, dining room, and kitchen. This means it can accommodate up to 10 guests. Those who stay in this villa do not necessarily leave the accommodation during their stay as there is plenty to do at the villa itself. The property boasts a swimming pool, a tennis court, table tennis and a trampoline. It is ideally located close to transport links, restaurants, and local attractions.
3. Sandton Manor House
If grandeur is something that will add a touch of luxury to your stay in Johannesburg, then you might consider renting the Sandton Manor House. This stunning property is set in beautifully landscaped grounds and can accommodate eight people as it has four large bedrooms and four bathrooms. It has a stunning kitchen and fantastic entertaining spaces for fun and relaxation. A housekeeper is available to take care of all your needs as she lives in staff quarters on site. There is an outdoor pool and a patio area that is kitted out for enjoying barbecues.
4. The Warehouse
For a luxury property with a modern feel, the three-bedroomed apartment at The Warehouse is a great choice. This is a designer loft home with three bathrooms, a lounge and a kitchen. Guests at this loft home can enjoy breathtaking views across the neighboring farms right out to the Magaliesberg Ridge. It is just 40 kilometers away from the main city and sits on the edge of the World Heritage Site ‘The Cradle of Mankind’. Therefore, it is the ideal luxury property to enjoy a modern, urban buzz and also a chance to appreciate the beautiful surroundings.
5. The Royal Princess Garden
The Royal Princess Garden Villa is located in Randburg, Greater Johannesburg. It matches all the facilities you would expect from a luxury hotel while offering the privacy and freedom of a villa. This four-bedroomed property that can accommodate up to ten people has been designed with the comfort of guests in mind. Staff are available around the clock for help and advice. The owners are more than happy to arrange airport transport to take the hassle away from you. Other services that are available on request at this villa include laundry service, medical care, tours, and excursions. The property itself boasts two bedrooms and inviting living areas for relaxation, dining, or entertaining. To the exterior of the property is a lovely patio, a large swimming pool, and beautiful gardens. The location is close to many restaurants and local attractions, so convenience is a key element to your stay in this property.