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 on Dec 06, 2013

5 photos

... 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!!! ...

One More Night in Jo'Burg Before Back to Florida

A travel blog entry by sknodle on Feb 03, 2012

1 comment, 55 photos

... I met along the way. I have made memories I will treasure for a lifetime and I look forward to returning again one day. I'm including some photos in this post from previous days. I did not include the cheetah photos in my update from The Garden Route Game Lodge, so here they are along with some others. I have truly enjoyed sharing my stories with you and hope I have kept your attention. Thanks for reading! Happy Travels!!

"Soweto? What the f**k are you doing in Soweto?!"

A travel blog entry by afrikanskies on Feb 07, 2011

1 comment, 46 photos

... opposite the hostel into a playground for the local kids, a small but wonderful gesture of giving something back to the community.

The plan, post-Soweto, was to meet up with Mark, a member of the Hilux4x4 forum who had insisted we stay with him on the outskirts of Jo’burg. Bry called him to get directions to his place.

“Well, where are you now?”

“Soweto?! What the f@#k are you doing in Soweto?”.

Oh well, I guess some reputations die ...

Finally an update!!

A travel blog entry by gshamieh on Jul 01, 2010


... sink, refrigerator ,hot plate, microwave, and pots and pans. I have unpacked, set up the picture frames from home, and have gotten comfortable with it. My dorm has high ceilings! I think its incredible. It gets really cold at night but I am using a blanket and my sleeping bag which worked out for me well last night so we will see how tonight goes.

The plan for tomorrow is to wake up at 8:30, grab some coffee and proceed to more orientation meetings. We have a long day ...

Somewhere over the Atlantic

A travel blog entry by dc314 on May 13, 2009

6 photos

... since she had a lot of time to kill. JB puts on Changeling, because let's be honest, who doesn't like Angelina Jolie. And I go with Forever Strong (not to be confused with that movie that the nazi Mel Gibson made in the early 90s). The movie was pretty good considering I had never heard of it. It's your typical sports movie about a troubled-but talented rugby player ...

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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