Where to stay around Gauteng?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 253 holiday lettings near Gauteng. From 118 Studios to 110 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gauteng for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gauteng?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gauteng. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Johannesburg: 224 holiday homes
  • Sandton: 207 holiday homes
  • Benoni: 20 holiday homes
  • Fourways: 25 holiday homes
  • Roodepoort: 123 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gauteng! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gauteng?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gauteng with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Johannesburg: 224 holiday lettings
  • Sandton: 207 holiday lettings
  • Benoni: 20 holiday lettings
  • Roodepoort: 123 holiday lettings
  • Edenvale: 160 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Gauteng?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Gauteng are:

  • Johannesburg International Airport (JNB): 209 self catering accommodations
  • Rand Airport (QRA): 197 self catering accommodations
  • Lanseria Airport (HLA): 183 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Gauteng?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Gauteng. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Apartheid Museum: 212 holiday rentals
  • East Rand Mall: 195 holiday rentals
  • Benoni Lake Golf Course: 159 holiday rentals
  • South African Museum of Military History: 219 holiday rentals
  • Lakeside Mall: 131 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gauteng listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make A Holiday Rental House in Gauteng, South Africa Your Home Away From Home


In the heart of South Africa lies the Gauteng Province, which incorporates the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. A Gauteng holiday offers the opportunity to indulge in cultural activities as well as a vast variety of exciting outdoor activities. A Gauteng holiday rental house offers all of the comforts of home, spectacular views of the area and easy access to all of the things to see and do in this vibrant province.

Things to Do on Holiday in Gauteng, South Africa

Visitors on a Gauteng holiday will find that their days can be filled with a range of different things to see and do. For those who like sports and the outdoors, they can indulge in activities such as freshwater fishing, sailing, hiking, cycling, ice skating, walking, tennis, horse riding and golf. The adventurous will also love the opportunity to take to the sky in a hot-air balloon or helicopter, rock climb, go-karting or explore various nature reserves.

For those who love a bit of culture and history, a Gauteng holiday also has a lot to offer. There is the Apartheid Museum which is a powerful look at the turbulent rise and fall of the Apartheid Movement. Visitors will be able to see a variety of displays including some film footage, photographs and documents. Also worth a visit on the outskirts of Johannesburg is the World Heritage Site, The Cradle of Humankind. This is a large site that has a series of caves, thought to have been the home to very early man (the hominin). As well as the caves there is a visitor's centre giving a good insight into the skeletal finds and other artefacts of interest found in the area. Within the boundaries of this attraction is the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve where visitors can see lions, rhinos, rare Cape Wild Dogs and cheetahs.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Gauteng, South Africa

After relaxing in your comfortable Gauteng holiday rental house, you can venture farther a field from the immediate surroundings and discover some other great places in the province. The small town of Fochville is about an hour and a half's journey away from the centre of the province. Fochville is a prominent town in terms of gold mining but offers visitors several attractions as well as a taste of traditional South African town life. Visitors can visit the trout hatchery or the bird farm which are both entertaining and educational. Also a favourite in Fochville with visitors is the Renosterfontein Farm which has the ruins of an old traditional African village, old Tswana shelters and a ruined house that was home to the family of the former President, Andries Pretorius.

Weather in Gauteng, South Africa

A Gauteng holiday offers a variety of weather thanks to its Subtropical position. The municipality of Johannesburg is generally 2°C cooler than the lower level Pretoria. If you are considering booking a Gauteng holiday rental house, the summer months offer temperatures of up to 25°C during the daytime. The winter months (July to August) see the temperature drop to around 15°C. The higher up you are in the area, the more likely you are to experience cool, crisp mornings during the colder months. The average annual rainfall for Gauteng is a reasonable 5 inches.

Travel to Gauteng, South Africa

Travellers on a Gauteng holiday will most likely land at Johannesburg Airport (JNB) which is in the heart of the province. Air operators offering regular, affordable direct and indirect travel to the area include British Airways, South African Airways, Air France and Virgin Atlantic. Passengers can leave the UK from airports including London Heathrow (LHR), Aberdeen (ABZ), Newcastle(NCL), Liverpool (LPL), Glasgow (GLA) and Cardiff (CWL).