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Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) is South Africa’s largest purpose-built exhibition, conference, convention and events venue. JEC is recognised as one of Johannesburg’s best known landmarks with its world-class, award-winning facilities.
If you register online there is no entrance fee. If you have not registered online or if you don’t have a business card when registering at the show, a fee of R50 will be levied at the door.
Ample parking is available for a cash fee of R20.
Where to stay
The location provides many options for accommodation as it is surrounded by a choice of 3, 4 and 5-star hotels. Click here for a few ideas on venues in the area.
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WIFITo keep you connected, vouchers will be available from Cell C at the show.
For convenience, ATM’s will be available at the show.
The closest shopping centres to the Expo Centre are Southgate and Sandton City.
Conveniently situated, the venue is accessible from all highways and is only 30-minutes away from the major airports in Gauteng. Transport options include:
The Expo Centre, Nasrec
Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel
Proximity to Venue: 12 min (6.3 km)
|Single Room per night including Breakfast||R 2570.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 2570.00|
Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel
Proximity to Venue: 14 min (7 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 2250.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 2250.00|
Escape to an age of elegance and grandeur at the Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel. Located within Africa’s biggest theme park the newly refurbished four-star hotel is reminiscent of an authentic turn-of-the-century mining town. Guests can relax in our luxuriously appointed rooms boasting state of the art facilities. The hotel caters to both young and old, from families with young kids to the most fastidious business traveler. Our highly qualified staff will ensure a memorable stay as they cater to your every need. Modern conference facilities, exclusive restaurant, bar and a sparkling swimming pool are some of the facilities offered. Staying at the hotel also gives you free access to a multitude of fun filled attractions and entertainment in the Theme Park. Please note the Theme Park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 75 luxuriously appointed rooms which offer all the creature comforts and, depending on your requirements, either single or king size beds. Every room has an en-suite bathroom with shower and bath individually air-conditioned and satellite TV. Modern conference facilities, exclusive restaurant, bar and a sparkling swimming pool are some of the other facilities offered.
City Lodge Hotel Newtown
Proximity to Venue: 18 min (12.4 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 1790.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 2110.00|
Situated in the vibey area of Newtown on the western side of Johannesburg’s bustling CBD, the hotel comprises 148 bedrooms across seven storeys, two boardrooms (a 16-seater and a 10-seater), a mini-gym, a swimming pool, a coffee shop and a bistro-style lounge. The hotel is ideally located adjacent to the Newtown Junction shopping centre and the African Museum and within easy reach of attractions such as the World of Beer and the Market Theatre.
Thornbirds Conference & Wedding Venue
Proximity to Venue: 17 min (13 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 1295.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 1690.00|
Thornbirds Conference and Wedding Centre – Nestled on the southern fringes of Johannesburg near the Eye of Africa, Thornbirds is certainly one of the best kept secrets, and is one of the most secluded & elegant venues in Johannesburg. Established in 2003, Thornbirds is a family-run venue with a personalised and hands-on approach to your specific requirements and is the perfect venue for every occasion. Thornbirds allows you to escape from the hustle & bustle of the city to the most magnificent, tranquil gardens, teamed with an abundance of amazing bird life, leaving both you and your guests feeling refreshed and relaxed. Our unique atmosphere creates a special ambiance guaranteed to turn the simplest occasion into the most delightful & unique experience.
As a 4 Star venue, Thornbirds offers luxurious accommodation, unforgettable functions, dream weddings, successful conferences, exceptional service, the finest cuisine as well as a charming & quaint country-style eatery called Miss Grace Country Food House. Fine attention to detail is a trademark of Thornbirds & we provide a complete service which includes planning to the finest detail. Here at Thornbirds, we don’t just help you plan the perfect day, but will help you create memories that will last a lifetime & create a day that will exceed all expectations.
Eikenhof Country Guest House
Proximity to Venue: 18 min (14.5 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 800.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 1400.00|
|Dinner available at a cost per person per night||R 200.00|
Beauty of the country should be shared. Something so beautiful and peaceful and tranquil should not be hidden from the world. This is the concept that prompted the development of this little piece of heaven. We have gone out of our way to create a nook of splendour in the country. You are still surrounded by modern technology and conveniences but you know you are not in the city centre and you can actually see the stars at night. We are conveniently situated on a 21 000m2 agricultural holding so you get that feeling of wide open spaces and yet are well aware of the safety and security that has been set up for you.
The guesthouse is less than 20 minutes from Johannesburg CBD and within close proximity of two small airfields, various horse riding facilities, hiking trails, nature reserves, golf and driving ranges.
The Soweto Hotel
Proximity to Venue: 17 min (12.8 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 1800.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 1980.00|
Welcome to the first four-star luxury boutique hotel offering African hospitality in the heart of Soweto, a historically rich environment, with uniquely talented people focused on exceeding our guests’ expectations consistently! I am delighted to introduce you to a unique experience of boutique accommodation and conferencing, as can only be experienced at our establishment – graded with four stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. We are proud to offer you world-class facilities and amenities immersed with all the local flavour, culture, heritage and history of the most famous township – Kliptown, Soweto! During your stay with us, please do not hesitate to let any member of the staff and management know of any assistance you may require with any aspect of your visit. I urge you to make the time to visit our local community of Kliptown, and savour the historic journey of the Freedom Charter that our liberation icons and heroes and sheroes walked. This tour can be done on foot, on a bicycle or in a local “taxi” together with registered, local Tourist Guides who were born and grew up in Kliptown, Soweto, punctuated with stories told in no other way but from their own personal experiences.
Holiday Inn Rosebank
Proximity to Venue: 24 min (19.3 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 1950.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 2220.00|
Holiday Inn Johannesburg provides modern accommodation in the affluent Rosebank suburb, a 30-minute drive from Tambo Airport. It features an outdoor pool, a well-equipped gym and nearby golf facilities. Rooms at the Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank are decorated in creamy and pastel shades. They all offer flat-screen satellite TVs and complimentary tea and coffee makers. Some rooms also include a bathtub. Guests can enjoy local specialities and international cuisine at the restaurant of the hotel. The nearby Mall of Rosebank offers additional dining possibilities, an African Craft Market and a weekly rooftop market. Popular attractions include the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, both a 13-minute drive away. Sandton Business District is less than 10 minutes away, and Gautrain Rosebank Station is 30 m away.
The Capital on Bath
Proximity to Venue: 26 min (20 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 1850.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 2080.00|
The Capital on Bath is set in Rosebank, just 600 m from Rosebank Mall and 550 m from Keyes Art Mile. This hotel offers free onsite parking and free WiFi. A variety of accommodation is available at The Capital on Bath, each equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and an en suite bathroom. Some units offer a kitchen or kitchenette and a balcony. Breakfast is served at onsite and there are a number of restaurants and bars in the surrounding area. Guests can work out at the spacious fitness centre, overlooking the swimming pool and gardens. A luggage storage facility is available at Capital on Bath. The property offers a free scheduled shuttle to Rosebank Mall, Rosebank Gautrain Station, Sandton City, Sandton Gautrain Station and Nelson Mandela Square.
Signature Lux by Onomo Sandton
Proximity to Venue: 31 min (27.1 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 1385.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 1535.00|
Located in the heart of Sandton, Signature Lux Hotel is a short walk from the popular Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City Shopping Centre and the Sandton Convention Centre. The modern rooms at the Signature Lux Hotel are equipped with oversized queen beds, individually controlled air conditioning, a work desk and luggage storage. The bathrooms are fitted with a shower. With an integrated application and the use of free WiFi, guests can arrange housekeeping, room service and laundry service, as well as a 24-hour self-service check-in from the comfort of their smartphone. Guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant and a drink at the bar. Gautrain Sandton Station is only 230 m away and O.R. Tambo International Airport is 36 km from Signature Lux Hotel, Sandton. Airport transfers can be arranged for a surcharge.
Capital on The Park
Proximity to Venue: 27 min (26.2 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 2245.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 2545.00|
Located in Johannesburg, 2.3 km from Sandton City Mall, The Capital on the Park provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Featuring a kids’ club, this property also provides guests with a children’s playground. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel, every room comes with a private bathroom with free toiletries. A continental breakfast is available daily at The Capital on the Park. The accommodation offers a sun terrace. There is an on-site bar and guests can also make use of the business area. Johannesburg Stadium is 13 km from The Capital on the Park, while Apartheid Museum is 16 km away. The nearest airport is O.R. Tambo International Airport, 26 km from the hotel. Sandton is a great choice for travellers interested in luxury brand shopping, shopping and shopping for clothes.
Proximity to Venue: 29 min (24.1 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 2350.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 2640.00|
Situated next to Sandton City, The Capital Empire boasts spacious and modern accommodation. It offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free access to the fitness centre. Decorated in contemporary style, the accommodation provides you with a flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning and a private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries. The spacious apartments are also equipped with a kitchen and living area. Guests can enjoy city views. The restaurant specialises in gourmet cuisine with an African influence. Its terrace offers views of Sandton and there is also a bar. Other facilities include a 24-hour front desk, conference rooms, a business centre and luggage storage. Free parking is available on-site. The Capital Empire provides a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to Sandton Gautrain station and Nelson Mandela Square. The Sandton Convention Centre is 1 km away and the O.R. Tambo International Airport can be reached within 30 minutes by car.
Proximity to Venue: 32 min (27 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 3820.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 4550.00|
Built in 1996, Michelangelo Hotel is a distinct addition to Johannesburg and a smart choice for travelers. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 18.00 Km away, and it normally takes about 45 minutes to reach the airport. For those of you who want to venture out, Sandton City Shopping Centre, Sandton City, Inanda Club are just some of the attractions available to visitors. Michelangelo Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel provides 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop to ensure our guests the greatest comfort. The hotel features 242 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, linens, mirror. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including fitness center, sauna, golf course (within 3 km), indoor pool, spa. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Michelangelo Hotel.
Proximity to Venue: 32 min (26.6 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 2635.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 2875.00|
This 5-star hotel is located in the heart of Johannesburg’s economic hub, connected to Sandton Convention Centre. It offers spacious rooms, a variety of dining options and a state-of-the-art Business Suite. Sandton Sun is also connected to the luxury shopping centre, Sandton City. It is located 40 minutes from O R Tambo and 650 metres from the Gautrain. Guests can choose from many dining options, including a bar, a restaurant, a show kitchen, and a deck. All menus are seasonal and ingredients are sourced from local farmers. Sandton Sun features VIP check-in facilities. The Spa is open 7 days a week, offering a variety of relaxing treatments and massages. There is also a fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre.
Da Vinci Hotel
Proximity to Venue: 31 min (25.8 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 3530.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 4020.00|
Well-positioned in Sandton, DAVINCI Nelson Mandela Square Sandton Johannesburg is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Johannesburg. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city’s top attractions: Sandton City Shopping Centre, Sandton Square, Sandton City. DAVINCI Nelson Mandela Square Sandton Johannesburg offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. A selection of top-class facilities such as 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, private check in/check out can be enjoyed at the hotel. In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide towels, television LCD/plasma screen, mirror, linens, internet access – wireless to please the most discerning guest. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including fitness center, sauna, golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, spa. DAVINCI Nelson Mandela Square Sandton Johannesburg is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Johannesburg.
Garden Court Sandton City
Proximity to Venue: 31 min (27.2 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 1675.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 1675.00|
The stylish décor encompassing a hint of Art Deco reflects the Garden Court Sandton City’s modern hospitality. The warm and welcoming ambience extends from the beautiful reception area, to a bright breakfast room overlooking a luscious pool-centred garden, to each of 444 spacious en-suite bedrooms with shower-bath combination, direct-dial telephone with voice mail and wakeup call facilities, computer modem point, wireless internet connectivity, television with enhanced DSTV channels, individually controlled air conditioning, hairdryer, bathroom amenities and tea and coffee making facilities. Business travellers are in luck – you will always be in touch with wireless internet in public areas, and you will be able to conduct business as usual with our self-service workstations and copy/fax facilities. If you need to have a meeting, Garden Court Sandton City has two conference rooms that accommodate up to 18 people each. Café Maude, the Garden Court Sandton City’s in-house restaurant, has a distinct French flair and offers superb service on both the terrace overlooking the attractive Maude Street or in the welcoming, well-appointed restaurant.
City Lodge Fourways
Proximity to Venue: 29 min (32 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 2050.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 2610.00|
Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, our City Lodge Hotel Fourways is in the perfect location right in the heart of Johannesburg’s Northern Suburbs. Boasting 211 rooms, this hotel is ready to welcome many a weary traveler with open arms and a legendary City Lodge Hotel breakfast – enjoyed either on the hotel’s large sundowner deck or in the spacious breakfast area within the hotel.
Southern Sun Monte Casino
Proximity to Venue: 27 min (32.1 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 2635.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 2875.00|
Located in Johannesburg, Southern Sun Montecasino is within a 30-minute drive of OR Tambo International Airport and provides an outdoor pool. It is close to Montecasino, eateries and shops. This 4-star hotel provides a concierge, babysitting/child services and a currency exchange. Airport transfers and a laundry service are available on request. Southern Sun Montecasino Hotel Johannesburg has 194 modern rooms that are equipped with a range of essential facilities to ensure guests have a comfortable stay. Those staying at Southern Sun Montecasino can sample Mediterranean cuisines at the in-house restaurant, ideally situated for those who want to stay nearby at mealtime. Each evening, guests can enjoy a drink in the cosy lounge bar. Southern Sun Montecasino Hotel Johannesburg is set in the popular tourist destination of Randburg.
The Palazzo Hotel
Proximity to Venue: 27 min (31.5 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 3235.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 3475.00|
Featuring a manicured Tuscan-style garden and a large outdoor pool with a relaxing area, this luxurious 5-style hotel is situated in the peaceful area of Fourways Johannesburg. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and DVD player. All rooms at the Palazzo Montecasino Hotel are elegant and decorated with warm colours and stylish furniture. Each comes with a seating area, flat-screen satellite TV and a spacious bathroom with free toiletries. You can visit the on-site fitness centre and spa facilities, where Thai massages can be arranged. Bowling alley and an on-site casino are available on site. Front desk staff is at your disposal 24 hours a day. Breakfast is served every morning in the Palazzo’s restaurant, the Medeo, which offers Italian dishes with French and African influences. Light snacks are available in the pool recreational area.
Proximity to Venue: 32 min (32.4 km)
|Single room per night including Breakfast||R 2035.00|
|Twin Room per night including Breakfast||R 2275.00|
Located within 2.3 km of Fourways Mall, SunSquare Montecasino in Fourways features a number of amenities including a fitness centre, a bar and a casino. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. The hotel has newspapers and an ATM machine that guests can use. All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. The rooms include a wardrobe. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. SunSquare Montecasino offers a terrace. Cedar Square Shopping Mall is 3 km from the accommodation, while Douglasdale Village Shopping Centre is 3.4 km away. The nearest airport is Lanseria International, 19 km from SunSquare Montecasino, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.