Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Johannesburg

The lake and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Johannesburg. This relaxing city is known for its boating, coffeehouses and shopping. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Johannesburg

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Johannesburg a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Michaywe Pines Golf Course (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Gaylord Discovery Center (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Marsh Ridge Golf Course (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Gaylord Country Club (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
  • Black Forest Golf Course (22.8 mi / 36.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Johannesburg

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Johannesburg is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Gaylord's City Elk Park (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • North Central State Trail (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Bavarian Falls Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Otsego Lake State Park (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Pine Baron Pathway (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Johannesburg

The nearest airport is in Alpena, MI (APN-Alpena County Regional), located 39.9 mi (64.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional), which is 42.3 mi (68 km) away.

Where to stay around Johannesburg?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 320 vacation rentals near Johannesburg. From 106 Houses to 72 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Johannesburg for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Johannesburg?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Johannesburg. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve: 169 vacation rentals
  • Hartwick Pines State Park: 243 vacation rentals
  • Otsego Lake State Park: 222 vacation rentals
  • Burt Lake State Park: 449 vacation rentals
  • AuSable Artisan Village: 193 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Johannesburg listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Johannesburg?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 106 Houses in Johannesburg. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Johannesburg include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 72 rentals available
  • Villas: 25 rentals available
  • Cabins: 82 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Johannesburg?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 116 vacation rentals with pool available in Johannesburg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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