Top 10: Accommodation in Gauteng

Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa Relax in the lap of luxury at the Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa

1 The Westcliff Hotel

This Johannesburg icon sits high on a hill overlooking the Johannesburg Zoo. It is known for its lavish meals (including high teas), good spa treatments and proximity to the city’s main business and shopping districts.

2 10 Bompas, Johannesburg

Known as South Africa’s first boutique hotel. 10 Bompas has a brilliant wine cellar, outstanding cuisine, a serene garden and eclectic interior design touches that celebrate the best of Africa.

3 Lebo’s Backpackers, Soweto

An authentic experience in Johannesburg’s largest township. Value-for-money accommodation, friendly local vibes and an opportunity to get to know Soweto a little better. Township stays are a popular choice of accommodation in this province.

4 The Saxon Hotel & Spa, Sandton

The Saxon is a beautiful boutique hotel near the Sandton central business district that welcomes international stars thanks to its sumptuous suites, high-profile chef, good cellar, lovely spa, heated pool and massive swimming pool overlooking the city. It caters for the top end of the market. more

5 Michaelangelo Hotel, Sandton

This upmarket, Italian-inspired hotel offers first-class accommodation, restaurants, shopping galore (designer label boutiques and local flavour), an indoor pool and gym.

6 The Palazzo, Montecasino

This upmarket Tuscan-style hotel is situated next to the Montecasino entertainment complex with its shops, theatres and cinemas, bird park, cocktail bars and coffee shops and popular casino. more

7 Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Magaliesberg

Only an hour from either Johannesburg or Pretoria, this property is a favourite of urbanites who escape there to enjoy the gardens, beautifully designed suites, stylish meals and top-notch spa. more

8 Forum Homini Hotel and Roots Restaurant, Cradle of Humankind

A country hotel of high standards, Forum Homini celebrates the African bush with chalet-style accommodation and restaurant deck overlooking a dam teeming with birdlife. The restaurant is upmarket and excellent.

9 Maropeng Hotel, Cradle of Humankind

The Maropeng Hotel, a stone's throw from the Maropeng Visitor Centre, offers easy access to the fossil riches, caves and exhibits that make up the Cradle of Humankind Word Heritage Site, and features modern African interior design, views over the African bush, a pool deck and simple but lovely rooms. more

10 Illyria House, Pretoria

This opulent colonial manor is the preferred hideaway of celebrities, royalty and heads of state as it boasts fine antiques, 17th century tapestries, classical music in the background and attentive service to every need with menus to match.