My apartment is on the 8th floor of the heritage (listed), former Barclays Bank HQ, building on the oldest street in Johannesburg.
It's about 30 minutes from Johannesburg airport, where most international visitors land before taking another flight to South Africa's coastal cities or other countries in Southern Africa.
It is 1500sqft in size and was recently the feature property in the Sunday Times Home magazine supplement, with a double paged spread. Link to the online version of the article, below.
The Master bedroom (with extra length queen bed) has a large en-suite and walk-in-wardrobe and one wall is a sliding-folding door that opens out onto the living room. When fully opened, with the curtain drawn, this gives a 'large studio' feel to the apartment.
One of the other two bedrooms has been turned into a study, whilst the other has two single beds.
The apartment has a balcony with views of the building's courtyard.
The CBD, it's the oldest part of Johannesburg with a 9 or 10 block area that was originally modeled on neoclassical city centers. Thus it has a very old New York/City of London feel. It's thriving during the week and very quiet at the weekends. It has become the 'new trendy' part of Johannesburg. Whilst the cafes and art galleries have always been around, the growth of the weekend farmers/flea markets, in the surrounding suburbs, over the past five years, makes it a great base for weekend excursions. Neighbourgoods market (Braamfontein), Arts on Main (Maboneng) and The Sheds@1fox (Fox street) are all 5-10 minutes away.
There is a taxi rank virtually outside the front door and Uber works very well and is very affordable, in Johannesburg. Thus pretty much all that Johannesburg has to offer is within 20 minutes, either by car or the Gautrain.