Johannesburg – why it´s worth it?

Did you know that Once in Cape Town has a sister hostel in Johannesburg: Once in Joburg

Located in Braamfontein, Once in Joburg is an all-star hostel with a fun and vibrant atmosphere.

Right in front of Once in Joburg, you will find a stop for the Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus. The main central railway station, called Park Station, is just five minutes away from the hostel. Breweries, bars, restaurants and clubs are also in walking distance. Read more […]

Claudia, one of our Duty Managers of Once in Cape Town, went to Johannesburg and put together a list why it is worth it to visit the vibrant heart of South Africa:

Welcome to Maboneng – The heart of culture, business and lifestyle.

In downtown Johannesburg on the far east side of the city, you will find a bustling, interesting suburb called Maboneng. Maboneng is an area that is still developing; however it has transformed from a no-go area into a hip, vibrant urban community. Just ten years ago, the east side of Joburg was crime-ridden and seedy. Nowadays, you walk through a trendy, well-maintained 24-hour security area. Read more […]

Braamfontein – Explore the bustling student suburb of Johannesburg 

Braamfontein is another vibrant suburb of Johannesburg and it was named after a farm that used to be on that area before gold was found. It started as a space for corporate offices, hence you can see lots of skyscrapers which are currently being turned into accommodation for students. Read more […]

More of a city than a township, a stop in Soweto is a must!

On the must-do list of every tourist should be Soweto. Our parents probably know Soweto due to the horrible fights that used to take place there in times of Apartheid. Soweto (abbreviation for: South-Western Townships) is the largest township in South Africa and a result of the segregation policy starting in 1904. When gold was discovered in 1884, people from all over the country moved to Joburg to look for employment. Read more […]

How to get around in Johannesburg?


What is the best way to get around in Johannesburg if you don’t have an own car? Claudia recommends the following ways of Transportation:

We hope to welcome you in Johannesburg soon!

OICT A-Team & OnClaudi9