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Family-Friendly Hotels in Downtown Johannesburg, Johannesburg

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Top Downtown Johannesburg Family-Friendly Hotels

Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments
Great for families
4 out of 5
52-54 Marshal Street, Marshaltown, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs2,685 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (346 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, babysitting, extra beds/cots
Travellers say...

"we were warned about the area of town, but never felt uncomfortable ourselves, although we didn't go out at night. uber is very easy to use all around the city, so that's how we mostly got around. the hotel itself was nice. huge rooms since it used to be apartments, nice restaurant. i only felt that ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments
Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite
Great for families
4 out of 5
120 De Korte Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,505 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (300 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, babysitting, extra beds/cots, laundry
Very good hotel to stay in downtown Jo'burg

"It would have been nice to have a Microwave oven in the room, but otherwise it is a very nice, pleasant hotel to stay in downtown Johannesburg. Will always stay here."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite
Once in Joburg
Great for families
2 out of 5
90 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng
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3.8/5Good! (61 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, games room, laundry
Something different

"Service is excellent. Centrally located. Something different and refreshing. Try it"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Once in Joburg
Reef Hotel
4 out of 5
58 Anderson Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, Gauteng
The price is Rs3,334 per night
3.8/5Good! (194 reviews)
Good experience

"It was a good experience, the staff is friendly..I’ll recommend this place."…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec 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.

Frequently asked questions

What's Downtown Johannesburg like for family-friendly holidays?
If you’ve been thinking about a holiday with your children, Downtown Johannesburg is a good choice. The museums, football matches and local tours are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Arrange a flight into Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.), which is located 12 mi (19.2 km) from the city centre.
What's there to see and do with your family in Downtown Johannesburg?
While you and your family are visiting Downtown Johannesburg, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Arts on Main. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Gold Reef City, Montecasino and Carlton Centre.

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