Family-Friendly Hotels in Downtown Johannesburg, Johannesburg

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite
4 out of 5
120 De Korte Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
per night
Dec 21 - Dec 22
4/5Very Good! (283 reviews)

"Great hotel. Amazing food Staff on day of check in was great day of checkout not so much. Great views of the city. Large rooms with balcony and comfy beds."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2019

Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite
Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments
4 out of 5
52-54 Marshal Street, Marshaltown, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Free cancellation
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
4.1/5Very Good! (320 reviews)

"i loved the full kitchen including an oven and the spacious terrace attached to the spacious room. The staff looked out for their patrons by providing a shuttle to take them where they needed to go. I felt safe there."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2019

Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments
Once in Joburg
2 out of 5
90 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
per night
Dec 24 - Dec 25
3.8/5Good! (52 reviews)

"Love the neighbourhood where it is located. The rooms can be quite hot during summer. They are small, with four beds and carpet."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2019

Once in Joburg
Reef Hotel
4 out of 5
58 Anderson Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, Gauteng
per night
Dec 28 - Dec 29
3.8/5Good! (179 reviews)
solo travels to joburg

"The staff at the reef is amazing! for a solo traveler it's not the best area to stay in because there is not much around however you can uber everywhere! overall the hotel is very nice, beautiful rooftop venue. for a vegan like myself there are not many options if any so I ate out alot!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2019

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Where Should We Stay in Downtown Johannesburg?

If you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids, Downtown Johannesburg is a good choice. The sightseeing tours, soccer matches, and safari tours are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Arrange a flight into Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.), which is located 12 mi (19.2 km) from the city center. Downtown Johannesburg has 2 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations.

Families on vacation have positive things to say about these accommodations:

Reef Hotel: Offers 2 restaurants, laundry facilities, and babysitting services. Guests like the central location and helpful staff at this 4-star hotel.

Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments - Features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 4-star hotel popular with guests.

When Should We Visit Downtown Johannesburg?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family vacation. You can use these tips to decide when to grab the kids and head to Downtown Johannesburg.

  • 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
  • Driest months: June, September, July, and May, with an average rainfall of 0.01 inches
  • Rainiest months: March, February, January, and November, with an average rainfall of 0.14 inches

What Should We See and Do in Downtown Johannesburg?

While you are visiting Downtown Johannesburg, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as The AGOG and Ellis Park Stadium. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Gold Reef City, Museum Africa, and Johannesburg Zoo.

Downtown Johannesburg is also well-known for the:
  • Safari tours
  • Soccer
  • Architecture
  • Shopping
  • Tours
  • Art
  • Sightseeing

Getting Around Downtown Johannesburg

Downtown Johannesburg has transportation options that will make it easy for you and the family to get around. Head to Ellis Park Station to catch metro. To venture out into the surrounding area, hop on a train at Johannesburg Park Station.

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