Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

20 Maude Street, Sandton, Gauteng, 2196, South Africa | 4 star hotel
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Swaziland back to Joburg

A travel blog entry by pannaz89


... the Neighbourgoods Markets which we'll be doing tomorrow (Saturday) from their descriptions it sounds like the equivalent of Queen Vic Night Markets so we're looking forward to that :) But going back to when we were at the border.. We were running behind schedule because there was such a big que so the driver told us to walk over to the South African border entry office... So we walked across the border!!!! We were in 2 places at once!! Hello- checking that off my bucket list!!! ...

Back to Joburg

A travel blog entry by elansarah


... and collection at modern airports. Our plane arrived a bit late. A small 40 seater Bombardier turboprop. Folks deplaned, and within 20 minutes we were on the plane and it was ready for its next journey. Flights within southern Africa are expensive primarily, I think, because of a lack in demand. The local populations seem to have little interest and mostly lack the financial means to travel, though I've definitely noticed that the younger folk we spoke to had a ...

At home in Soweto

A travel blog entry by walkietalkie


... this would be the only way to change his friend's life going forward. The concept of self discipline, taking control of your own fate and making life work for you didn't come into it. Could this ancient attitude to life's outcome be holding this community back from further progression and positive development? They have already come so far but there is a way to go. There are many great things in the African heritage. I have heard an argument that apartheid has twisted ...

The game of their lives

A travel blog entry by oneyearaway


... ten thousand U. S. throats, amid the honking of the vuvuzelas and the screams from the crowd. Then we were at the full ninety minutes, with no score. The England score had held up 1-0. Only a win would put the U. S. through. The assistant referee held up the board: four minutes of added time. We were all standing. Alex and I were holding up our flag. A foul. Red card! An Algerian player is ejected and the U. S. has a man advantage.


Johannesburg, Gateway to the Rainbow Nation

A travel blog entry by saraphilo


... SA, right hand drive and easy to understand road sign, for example, there will be arrows on the sign indicating how many lane is going this way. While I'm getting nowhere with my map, my GPS suddenly sprung to life then I realize that I need to drive around for a while before the GPS collects enough signal to show me the way. My first destination, Soweto, in short for South Western Township where this place has been the center stage for the struggle ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 20 Maude Street, Sandton, is near Montecasino, Johannesburg Zoo, South African National Museum of Military History, and Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsProtea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

    Reviewed by adventuregirl21

    An excellent base for exploring Joburg

    Reviewed Aug 27, 2011
    by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    We stayed here for three nights in August 2011 and had a wonderful stay. The room was newly renovated, the beds were extremely comfortable and the only complaints were our room looked out on a somewhat sketchy alley and was located very far away from the main lobby. However, the staff, amenities and overall condition of the property were all excellent. It is walking distance to several shopping areas and there are some really good restaurants nearby. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it as a good value in the Joburg area.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by chiteshrhi

    Great location, quiet, nice setting, friendly staff

    Reviewed Jun 21, 2011
    by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Only stayed here one night. We arrived before the advertised check-in time and were still provided with our rooms.

    Hotel has 2 pools - both set in nice garden surroundings.

    Great location - only 5 min walk to Mandela Square where you can find a whole host of restaurants.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent