Gauteng Hotel Make for Great Getaways

If you are wondering what makes the province of Gauteng worth ‘getting away’ to, then you aren’t the first. Often overlooked and definitely under-explored, Gauteng is somewhere well worth discovering.

So, what makes it so special? In one word: diversity. No matter what kind of person you are or what type of getaway you enjoy, there is something for absolutely everyone in Gauteng.

We’ve put together a collection of great getaways that will appeal to you whether you are looking for an indulgent spa escape, planning some time in nature, need a culture fix or want to shop ‘til you drop.

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Getaways for Culture Lovers

The Maboneng Precinct, in the heart of Jo’burg, is a district that has recently become revitalized as a hub of arts and culture.


  • Hit Arts on Main any day of the week from Tuesday to Sunday. Arts on Main - what kick-started the Maboneng precinct - is a workshop and gallery for African artists, a dream for any culture lover.
  • The Museum of African Design keeps it fresh by changing their exhibitions constantly, so you will be in for an exciting time each time you visit.


After the sun has gone down, head to The Bioscope Independent Cinema, which is open every night of the week. This is one of South Africa’s only independent cinemas. For culture lovers, this is the place to spend your evening with award-winning screenings of the best independent local films and renowned international films.

Stay the Night

Garden Court Milpark is only 12 minutes from the Maboneng Precinct, making it a perfect base for your arts and culture adventures. Here you will be close to museums, galleries and other places that will be of interest to you. The hotel itself is a work of art with its bright and contemporary style along with the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor – making it a standout Gauteng hotel.

Each of the 251 rooms is equipped with all the necessary comforts that you will need to make your stay enjoyable. Kick off your day of exploration with a delicious and nutritious breakfast at the Breakfast Room.

Getaways for Nature Lovers

The area of the Vaal River is the ideal place to escape to in Gauteng if you enjoy some time close to nature.


During the day enjoy some exhilarating river rafting for a fun outdoor activity. This way you can enjoy the Vaal River from a different perspective. Choose which section of the river you would like to start at depending on what kind of rafting experience you would like to have – mild to wild. All equipment is provided if you go through Tapimanzi Adventures – where there are a range of other outdoor activities to choose from.


Take a laid back sunset cruise along the Vaal River and discover the life along the banks of the river. If you fancy on something a little more lively, then jump on board the Liquid Lounge Party Boat from the Riverside Sun Resort.

Stay the Night

Riverside Sun Resort rests on the lush banks of the Vaal River and offers some of the most relaxed accommodation in Gauteng for nature lovers. Here guests are offered a wonderful mix of comforts and the beauty of nature. There are a total of 169 rooms all of which are well-equipped with everything that you will need during your stay.

Getaways for Shopaholics

Sandton is one of the most glamorous and affluent areas in Johannesburg. It is home to Sandton City, which is one of the most prestigious shopping centres in the whole continent of Africa. This shopping centre offers an incomparable shopping experience.

Day to Night

Sandton City has new extended trading hours on Mondays to Saturdays from 09h00 to 20h00, thus allowing you to shop all day and into the night – here you can really dare to shop till you drop! 

Stay the Night

Sandton Sun Katherine Street is walking distance from Sandton City, so you can enjoy your shopping spree for as long as you want and not have to worry about travelling far before you fall into bed. This hotel is as glamorous as Sandton is and enhanced with its landscaped gardens and Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. It has 122 spacious rooms to choose from, each offering amenities like complimentary WiFi. The hotel also offers fabulous services and amenities, including fine dining after your long day of shopping. You can also take the Gautrain shuttle and explore other shopping attractions.

Indulgent Escapes

Montecasino in Fourways is an excellent getaway choice if you are in search of some well-deserved indulgence. Within the walls of Montecasino there is an endless choice of indulgent activities - from world-class theatre and live shows to a relaxing spa or award-winning dining on delicious, indulgent cuisine.


Palazzo’s Mangwanani Spa offers African-inspired therapies that are designed to rejuvenate. The environment itself offers pure indulgence of all the senses.


Indulge in the cuisine and the stunning surroundings at the Medeo restaurant. Here you can enjoy a delicious meal while overlooking the award-winning Tuscan-inspired gardens.

Stay the Night

The Palazzo is a little piece of Italian inspired heaven and the largest of the three hotels in the Montecasino complex. There are 246 well-appointed lavish rooms which take comfort to another level. The Palazzo gives you the spectacular experience of taking you back in time to the old-world of Mediterranean charm along with all the modern comforts that you require - absolute indulgence.

Gold Reef City Casino

This uniquely South African property, offering a combination of lavish casino complex, 2 theatres and exhilarating Theme Park, brings the thrill of gaming, supplemented by some of the most diverse and exciting entertainment in ...

Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel

Located in the south of Johannesburg and within the Gold Reef City Casino and Entertainment Complex, this hotel is ideally-positioned for families looking for fun, entertainment and a vibrant nightlife. With five conference ven...

Southern Sun Gold Reef City

One of Johannesburg’s finest hotels, Southern Sun Gold Reef City is located in the Gold Reef City complex and has the casino and numerous restaurants on premises. It’s also closely located to the Theme Park and othe...

Silverstar Casino

Silverstar Casino brings world-class entertainment and hospitality to Johannesburg. Visitors are spoilt for choice with a diverse selection of cuisine, retail outlets, conference and event facilities that regularly host concert...

Southern Sun Silverstar

Located within the Silverstar Casino complex on Gauteng’s West Rand, this 34 room boutique hotel brings back the opulence of a bygone era with magnificent chandeliers and artwork. Six new restaurants, cinemas, a bowling a...

Garden Court Milpark

Located within the academic and cultural precincts of Johannesburg and Newtown, Garden Court Milpark is a hotel with room décor inspired by its surroundings. Recently refurbished rooms come in a variety of sizes and incl...

Garden Court Eastgate

Just 15 minutes from OR Tambo Airport, Garden Court Eastgate is easily accessible from major highways leading to Johannesburg’s CBD and southern suburbs and is within walking distance of the Eastgate Shopping Centre. It&r...

StayEasy Eastgate

15 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and close to the Eastgate Mall, this hotel provides affordable accommodation through 135 en-suite rooms, furnished in a contemporary and inviting style. Well-suited to business tra...

Billy G Silverstar

Enjoy a great meal and excellent value at Billy G Restaurant - Silverstar. This upmarket, family buffet restaurant located in Silverstar offers an extensive selection of dishes. Guests can enjoy a variety of hot and cold starte...

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Publicity Bar & Grill

Publicity is a gastro pub at Silverstar in Krugersdorp, located next to the big outdoor screen on the tree-lined outdoor piazza. This unique family dining spot is built over two levels and consists of a beer garden with a range...

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Tue - Thu: 15h00 until 22h00
Fri - Sat: 11h00 until late
Sun: 11h00 until 21h00

Vigour & Verve Gold Reef City

Vigour and Verve Gold Reef City is a hip coffee bar style cafe that offers guests a range of tasty wholesome meals in a modern, organic and trendy environment. The menu and décor combination offers guests nutritious...

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Lunch: closed
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Vigour & Verve Silverstar

Vigour and Verve Silverstar is a hip coffee bar style cafe in Krugersdorp that offers guests a range of tasty wholesome meals in a modern, organic and trendy environment. The menu and décor combination offers g...

Breakfast: closed
Lunch: closed
Dinner: closed
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