All you need to know about Johannesburg

From studios to four-bed apartments, SilverDoor offers a range of serviced apartments in Johannesburg. Rather than settling for an ordinary hotel room, a serviced apartment can provide ideal accommodation for long-term stays and offer you the perfect solution for relocations to the city. 

One of the world’s prominent global financial centres, many major South African companies and banks have their head offices located in the city, making Johannesburg a popular destination for corporate travellers. The city is home to Africa’s largest stock exchange and is a primary hub for commerce and industry within South Africa. With business travellers visiting from across the globe, corporate accommodation is in high demand.  

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN JOHANNESBURG? 

Travel in Johannesburg 

Johannesburg is known to be South Africa's biggest city, which means there is a multitude of ways to travel in and around the city. There are two airports in Johannesburg Lanseria Airport, north of the city, and OR Tambo Airport, east of the city, both of which are popular airports for business travellers. OR Tambo Airport is closer to the centre and the Gautrain rail link is the easiest way to get into the centre, but there are other options such as shuttle buses, taxis, and car rentals. When in Johannesburg the most frequently used modes of public transport are Gautrain rail and bus network as well as the Rea Vaya Rapid Transit bus system.  Some districts are easily accessible on foot, however if you want to travel outside of the centre when staying in a furnished apartments in Johannesburg, getting a rental car is a good idea as most buses stick with major routes, only running between the suburbs and the centre.  

Shopping and Food in Johannesburg 

As the continent’s richest city, Johannesburg has a vast number of shopping centres around the city. Fourways Mall has over 380 stores ranging from brand-name shops, department stores, and restaurants, covering a 178,000m² floor area. Rosebank Mall has fashion outlets, markets, a cinema and many more in the four-floor shopping centre. Neighbourgoods Market is a popular central market to visit which is just a short walk from Johannesburg Park station. With a variety of foods from diverse cultures, artisanal drinks and art stalls, the market is a wonderful place to visit for lunch with a business colleague or to grab a bite to eat on your days off. Wherever you go to shop, it’s never far from one of our serviced apartments in Johannesburg. 

Things to do in Johannesburg 

North of the centre in Randburg is Johannesburg Botanical Garden, a 125-hectare park which features a range of different gardens from The Shakespeare Garden with planted herbs that are referred to in his plays and the Hedge Garden which consists of 58 types of hedges. It even has a picnic spot where you can spot tortoises munching on the grass. At 223 metres, Carlton Centre is the second tallest building in Africa, located in Downtown Johannesburg. This skyscraper features a shopping centre and rooftop which offers spectacular views of the city skyline. Wits Art Museum is found within the University of the Witwatersrand campus and is filled with collections of contemporary and historical African art. Johannesburg also has a multitude of arts centres and live music venues as well as a thrilling nightlife making it an extremely desirable location to visit and stay at one of our Johannesburg serviced apartments. 

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JOHANNESBURG 

Nicknamed the ‘city of gold’, Johannesburg holds the world’s largest known gold deposit with an estimated 40-50% of the world's gold ever mined originating from Witwatersrand. 

The city is also known for having almost half the world’s human ancestor fossils in the Cradle of Humankind, UNESCO listed archaeological area.  

It is home to Hillbrow Tower, which was the tallest structure in South Africa for over 50 years offering the most stunning views of the city, stood at 270 metres tall. 

Johannesburg has the world’s largest man-made forest with 6 million trees in the city that were planted to support the mines on a plot of land that was originally grassland. 

WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT? 

Silverdoor has over 20 serviced apartments in Johannesburg, each one offering distinctive features to match different guests' needs, budgets, and locations. Serviced apartments feature the homely feel of an apartments whilst also offering the cleanliness and services of a hotel. Guests have far more freedom when staying in a serviced apartment as they have the luxury of their own kitchen to cook whatever they please and a living room to lounge in after a long day in the office.  

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN JOHANNESBURG WITH SILVERDOOR? 

Silverdoor has an extensive list of Johannesburg serviced apartments and our team can find the one perfect for guests. We create strong bonds with our property partners to ensure that our portfolio of properties are up to the standard we expect. With offices all around the world we are available to aid guests 24 hours a day, before, during and after their stay.  

With over 20 years of industry experience and offices all around the world, whether you’re looking for serviced accommodation in Johannesburg or in other locations throughout South Africa, we can provide the perfect furnished apartments in Johannesburg to cater to your individual needs and requirements. Contact a member of the team today to find spacious, comfortable, and affordable accommodation in Johannesburg for your next business trip.