The City of Gold: Rising from the ashes into an urban playground for artists, creatives and corporates.
Once in Joburg is a contemporary accommodation concept that offers a creative space from which you can eat, sleep, explore and do business. We are young, fresh and open to both locals and foreigners looking to join our ONCE lifestyle.
Johannesburg is the New York of Africa. It is the gateway to the most famous national park in Africa known as Kruger. Absorbing both African and international influences, it has its own culturally rich identity. Also known as Egoli, translated to the City of Gold, it was built around the gold rush in the 1900s. It is now leading the way in fashion, music, art and finance.
We choose to be in the cultural hub of Braamfontein because we believe that the area gives the most real vibe of central Johannesburg - where you can experience everyday life surrounded by students, travellers, academics, alchemists and artists. Braamfontein is raw, edgy and sophisticated all at the same time.
Once in Joburg is a way of life that encorporates both long stay and short stay travellers that range from students and young corporates to budget backpackers and digital professionals on the move.
The Braamfontein precinct is a creative hub where you’ll stumble across coffee roasters and coffee shops, restaurants, some of the trendiest fashion boutiques between modern co-working spaces outdoor food markets and nightlife hot spots that showcase local South African talent.
We can tailor make a package to suit your groups needs. We offer packages for students, corporate groups and large tour groups including meals, accommodation, transport and experiences.Book a Group
Braamfontein is a cultural and educational precinct in central Johannesburg. The redevelopment and regeneration of the area is uplifting the whole city and making it an attractive area to live, work and play. Come be apart of this change!
We are close to Wits university, Constitution Hill, the Civic Centre and Newtown. Also very near to the Museum of Africa, Joburg Zoo, Carlton Centre and the South African Museum of Military History. Not to mention the trendy retail stores, restaurants, breweries, coffee roasters/shops, bars and clubs.
We are proudly part of the urban regeneration taking place in this country, where our properties have turned historically dilapidated central areas into bustling and energetic neighbourhoods.
We are proud to be the first hotel company in South Africa to pass our Fair Trade accreditation with 100% on our audit. This is a testament to the way in which we do sustainable and responsible business. We offer above fair wage, procure local in-house amenities such as soap, linen and other products (within 80km radius), create inclusive social spaces for both locals and travellers and minimise our environmental foot print in as many ways possible. Our aim is to incorporate only made in Africa services and products.