Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Gauteng, ZA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and outdoor grills and BBQs. Prices start at $28 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Gauteng. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Why people love visiting artsy Gauteng

Enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and architecture and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Gauteng. Well-liked for its football games, zoo and theaters, this city is both welcoming and cosmopolitan. Take in top local attractions like Gold Reef City and Montecasino. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Gauteng

Are you searching for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Gauteng a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Johannesburg Zoo (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Gold Reef City Theme Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Houghton Golf Club (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Wild Waters - Boksburg (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Kyalami Racetrack (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Lion & Safari Park (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Gauteng

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gauteng is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Krugersdorp Game Reserve (21.3 mi / 34.3 km)
  • Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve (23 mi / 37.1 km)
  • Sterkfontein Caves (23.7 mi / 38.2 km)
  • Rietvlei Nature Reserve (26.4 mi / 42.5 km)
  • Lesedi Cultural Village (27.4 mi / 44 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Gauteng

Fly into O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB), the closest airport, located 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Lanseria Intl. Airport (HLA), which is 20.2 mi (32.5 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Johannesburg Park Station or Johannesburg Sandton Station to see more of the city. It's easy to get around Gauteng by jumping on the metro at Ellis Park Station, Rosebank Station or Rhodesfield Station.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Gauteng?

Give these vacation rentals a gold medal! The following weekend retreats in Gauteng have all received high praise from our happy guests:

  • "One And Only Jozi": A few days away at this Sandton property will have you feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Convenient amenities here include a fenced pool and housekeeping services. When it's time to explore, National Zoological Gardens of South Africa and Rivonia Village are some of the natural attractions in the area.
  • "Lavender Villa - A Little Bit Of Nature In Town": With conveniences including off-street parking options and a microwave oven, you'll feel right at home at this Kempton Park getaway. Outdoorsy folks will love exploring the local sights, like The Wanderers Golf Club and Freedom Park Heritage Site & Museum.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Gauteng?

There's no shortage of studio apartments in Gauteng. While they obviously can't compete in size with a mansion, they pack a punch when it comes to convenience, character and location. Here are two popular choices:

  • "Executive Luxury Loft Overlooking A Green Park And Bird Sanctuary" is a cozy retreat in Johannesburg. You'll have lots of amenities at hand here, including an outdoor pool and an oven. When you're ready to explore some of the nearby cultural attractions, Museum Mall and Kinder Theatre should be among your first stops.
  • Located in Sandton, "One And Only Jozi" is another great base for your adventure. When you're not checking out hot spots like Museum of African Design and Lesedi Cultural Village, make use of a fitness facility and a barbecue grill back at your apartment.

Can I find short term rentals in Gauteng?

Ditch the routine hotel experience for the comfort and privacy of your own digs. Even if you only have several days of vacation time, you'll find short-term rentals in Gauteng that come with all the conveniences of home. Why not try these on for size?:

  • "One And Only Jozi" in Sandton is calling your name. Spend your time with your feet up relaxing here or venture out and explore. Sandton City Mall and Carlton Centre are among the best things to check out nearby.
  • Come for the relaxed vibe at "Lavender Villa - A Little Bit Of Nature In Town", stay for the intriguing sights scattered around it. This vacation rental in Kempton Park puts you close to Festival Mall, Kempton Park Golf Club and more.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Gauteng?

Whether you've been an item for a couple of months, a decade or forever, there's nothing like a romantic weekend getaway to keep passions burning. If you're after the ideal place to spend a couple of days with your significant other, consider these escapes:

  • "Executive Luxury Loft Overlooking A Green Park And Bird Sanctuary" in Johannesburg is the perfect setting for romantic interludes. Nice touches here include beauty services and shopping facilities.
  • Alternatively, spend your weekend canoodling at "Very Private One Bedroom Chalet". A restaurant dining guide and shopping facilities add to the dreamy atmosphere of this Parkmore property.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Gauteng?

When it comes to who you vacation with, we believe the more people the merrier. If you're after a getaway with plenty of space to fit your entire crew, one of these large group vacation rentals in Gauteng could be your ideal escape:

  • "Tree House - Contemporary Urban Hideaway": With 5 bedrooms, this popular vacation rental in Johannesburg has plenty of room for you and all your friends. Amenities like a fireplace and a swimming pool will keep everyone happy.
  • "Douglas Lodge - The Tranquil Place To Stay For Relaxation Or Business": Located in Sandton, this option has 5 bedrooms and is another popular pick for a fun family vacation. There's plenty to keep guests both comfortable and entertained, including a kitchen and a swimming pool.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Gauteng?

You'll have your pick of houses with a pool in Gauteng, so pack your swimsuit and get set to spend your days paddling around. Here are a couple of favorites to tempt you:

  • The pool at "International House Joburg ~ Unlimited Wifi" is guaranteed to add another level of fun to your adventure. Located in Auckland Park, this vacation rental also comes with a swimming pool and a nearby laundromat.
  • Read a book by the water while the kids splash around at "Phoka House A Nice Country Located House Away From The Busy City". This property in Pretoria features a range of conveniences to keep your crew nice and comfortable, such as a DVD player and a pool table.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Gauteng?

The first step to any memorable family getaway is finding the ideal place to stay. If you're looking for a home away from home with space enough for everyone, one of our large family vacation rentals in Gauteng is sure to suit:

  • Located in Johannesburg, "Lavender Villa - A Little Bit Of Nature In Town" has 3 bedrooms and can fit up to 7 guests. Quality amenities at this sizable retreat include a fenced yard and a kitchen.
  • "African Chic, Comfortable, Super Clean And Central" in Johannesburg is another popular option. It has the capacity to accommodate up to 8 guests and has 3 bedrooms. A dishwasher and nearby birdwatching activities will help keep your gang happy and comfortable.

Get out for the day and make tracks to Gold Reef City — one of Gauteng's best family-friendly attractions. Lion & Safari Park and Johannesburg Zoo are also worth checking out while you're in the area.

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