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Cheap Hotels in Johannesburg
Johannesburg offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Gold Reef City and Museum Africa, this destination is home to Lesedi Cultural Village and Melville Koppies Nature Reserve, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
If you're searching for affordable places to stay in Johannesburg, the 36 budget accommodations in the area give you plenty of possibilities. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:
City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its quiet guestrooms and convenient parking.
Road Lodge Johannesburg Airport - 1-star hotel. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant.
City Lodge Hotel Fourways - At this 3-star hotel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Reviews mention the overall value and helpful staff.
Peermont Metcourt at Emperors Palace - Customers like this 3-star family-friendly hotel for its helpful staff and proximity to shops. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.
Planning Your Trip to Johannesburg
Haven't settled on travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can plan around good weather.
- Hottest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average temperature of 78°F
- Coldest months: June, July, May, and August, with an average temperature of 31°F
- Rainiest months: February, March, October, and November, with an average rainfall of 0.14 inches
- Driest months: July, September, June, and August, with an average rainfall of 0.01 inches
Sightseeing In and Around Johannesburg
Johannesburg draws tourists with its major shopping area and sporting events, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Gold Reef City and Museum Africa, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at Bedford Centre Shopping Mall and Sandton City Mall, or check out the area's cultural spots like South African Museum of Military History.Johannesburg is also notable for its:
- Safari tours
- Cultural attractions
Getting Around Johannesburg
The closest airport is 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from the city center in Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.). If that doesn't suit your budget, you can look into flights to Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria), which is 19.9 mi (32 km) away. Metro stations nearby include Ellis Park Station and Rhodesfield Station. To see more of the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Johannesburg Park Station or Johannesburg Sandton Station.