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Joburg for 4 days

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Joburg for 4 days

I'm going to be in Joburg for 4 days and Santon seems to be the best area to stay .Can anyone recommend any medium range hotels and also activities. I wouls be interested in Soweto and have read the posting about the Backpackers tour. Any other ideas ? I'm currently back packing in Tanzania with no access to a Guide Book ! Thanks . Linda

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1. Re: Joburg for 4 days

The City Lodge group of hotels is usually good value and not too expensive. Formula One hotels are even cheaper. Google those names for more info.

Regarding activities, why don't you click on the link on this page? Top left of screen, you will see a heading "More on Johannesburg". Underneath that heading you will find "Things to do". Click on that and it will give you all the info you could possibly think of on loads of activities.

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2. Re: Joburg for 4 days

Sandton is the business centre for Jo'burg - with office parks and business hotels. It will probably not suit a back packer, particularly of you are used to back packing prices. I would suggest Melville as an alternative neighbourhood.

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Definitely stay in Melville rather than Sandton, it's more bohemian and trendy and would suit the backpacker. Parkhurst, Greenside and Rosebank are good for restaurants. Sandton is the new business district and there's the huge Sandton shopping mall so it's good for business travellers but the other places I have mentioned have smaller and more interesting shopping malls and high street shopping options (including the Rooftop Market in Rosebank Mall, open on Sundays).

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