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Popular amenities for Midrand vacation rentals

Stay near Midrand's top sights

Montecasino456 locals recommend
Fourways Mall147 locals recommend
Gallagher Convention Centre17 locals recommend
Fourways Crossing25 locals recommend
Dainfern Square26 locals recommend
Cedar Square37 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Midrand

  • Total rentals

    3K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.6K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    2K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    460 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.1K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    42K reviews

Your guide to Midrand

All About Midrand

Midrand is a business hub, where many recognizable international companies have built their South African headquarters, is a premiere shopping district with multi-story malls and a wide array of independent markets. Here you’ll find the bold architecture of the Grand Central Water Tower, a cone-shaped and Brutalist-inspired water tower, and the Nizamiye Mosque, with its impressive arches, large central courtyard, and four towering minarets. You can pick up local food and artisan goods at the Waterfall Market in town, or the Riversands Farm Village, 25 minutes outside of Midrand.

Midrand is located just 30 minutes from Johannesburg, making it a convenient base for exploring South Africa’s largest city and the wider Gauteng Province.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Midrand

The weather during the day in Midrand is warm and pleasant throughout most of the year, making this a popular destination no matter the season. Spring, which is generally from September through November, is festival season, with warm and sunny weather most days. In September, an annual arts festival takes over the Johannesburg area for up to eight weeks with workshops, artist talks, art fairs, gallery tours, live music, and street parades. At the end of October, the region celebrates its wineries at an annual festival in nearby Sandton with tastings, special meals with wine pairings, and vendors from all around the country.

Summers are warm and humid, and you’re likely to encounter rain and possible thunderstorms, so pack an umbrella if you’re visiting between November and January. The fall months of March through May are still quite warm, but the humidity drops, making this a lovely time to get outside of town for hiking or safaris. Winters are dry and mild, and although it’s warm during the day, temperatures can get a bit chilly after the sun goes down, so it’s best to bring a few layers if you’re planning a visit between June and August.

Top things to do in Midrand

Lonehill Municipal Nature Reserve

Located just 10 miles outside of Midrand’s central district, this large natural area provides opportunities for hiking, biking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. There are important Stone Age structures that you can see here, including three furnaces. You’re likely to spot a few furry mammals known as dassies here too. To get an excellent panoramic view of Midrand and Johannesburg, take the hiking path to the top of the hill, otherwise known as the koppie.

Waterfall Market

This Sunday market in front of the Mall of Africa at Waterfall Park is an open-air event featuring local artisans, live entertainment, and a kids activity area. You’ll find vendors selling jewel toned floral arrangements, handmade clothing, fresh coconuts, refreshing drinks, baked goods, and much more. Enjoy your market treats in the park, home to a lush garden and interactive fountain.

Mall of Africa

This chic and expansive shopping center is filled with more than 300 shops. International accessory brands, luxury fashion houses, and flagship South African stores are found here, and there’s also a movie theater and small theme park along with places to grab a bite to eat. Regardless of whether you’re here to purchase something, you can marvel at the woven metal and glass ceilings, treelike wooden pillars, and curving escalators.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Midrand?

    Midrand experiences a mild, subtropical climate. Summers are often warm and wet, with temperatures around 82°F (28°C), while winters are cool and dry, with temperatures dropping to around 36°F (2°C).

  • What are some of the best things to do in Midrand?

    Visitors often explore the Mall of Africa for shopping, attend concerts at the Ticketpro Dome, explore the Lory Park Zoo, or take a relaxing stroll in the tranquil Midrand Botanical Gardens.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Midrand?

    The most popular time to visit Midrand is during its warm summers, between October and March. The Johannesburg Cap Classique & Champagne Festival in December and the Lory Park Zoo's special events are often enjoyed by visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Midrand?

    Midrand has diverse neighborhoods to explore. Vorna Valley is known for its residential charm, while Waterfall City is a bustling commercial hub. Kyalami is famed for its racing circuit and equestrian estates.

  • What are the best places to visit in Midrand?

    The most popular places include the Nizamiye Mosque, the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere, Lory Park Zoo, and the Midrand Botanical Gardens. Mall of Africa is a popular shopping hotspot.

  • What are some hiking trails in Midrand?

    While Midrand itself doesn't have extensive hiking trails, nearby locations like Hennops Hiking Trail and Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve offer several trails often enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts.

  • What are some family activities to do in Midrand?

    Families frequently visit attractions such as the Lory Park Zoo, the Midrand Urban Market for local crafts, and the South African Lipizzaners for horse riding shows. A day at the Bounce Trampoline Park is also a fun-filled activity for the family.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Midrand?

    Popular day trip destinations from Midrand include the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, the Lion & Rhino Nature Reserve, Hartbeespoort Dam, and the vibrant city of Johannesburg, all within a drive of less than two hours.

  • Are there Midrand vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 2,020 vacation homes with pools in Midrand, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do apartment rentals in Midrand have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 300 apartment rentals with air conditioning in Midrand. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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