​SMOKING DRAGON
TRAVEL SHOP
Johannesburg

Johannesburg is an African city of note. Johannesburg is characterised by contradiction and an apparent seamless combination of irreconcilable differences. The largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg is also the wealthiest and, without doubt, the economic powerhouse of Africa.

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Homebase Melville
Homebase Melville is your ideal suburban backpackers located in the vibrant heart of gold in Africa – Johannesburg. It is in easy walking distance to the famous 7th Avenue with all its fantastic eateries, clubs, galleries, bookshops, offbeat clothes shops and music bars.

Melville is unique in its “vibe” as it reflects the surrounding Media/Arts/Student communities in this part of Johannesburg. Previously Melville International Backpackers, and recently taken over by the HomeBase group, it has seen major upgrades and improvements. Reconfigured and redecorated to maximize the experience and stay of our guests, you can expect an international level stay with a South African flair. Join us for a lite breakfast every morning from 7:30 to 9:30
including toast, cereal, tea and coffee. Just what you need to get the day going.

We are very centrally located, minutes’ walk from a Shopping Centre and with quick access to quaint coffee shops. Post office, trendy clothes shops and lively bars. There is a large variety
of transport solutions, Tuk Tuks, metered cabs and 6km away the Johannesburg, Park station and Gautrain station.

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Curiocity Backpackers
Developed for curious urbanites from all over the world looking to explore Johannesburg’s hidden treasures, Curiocity Backpackers invitesyou to experience an undiscovered world in the heart of one of Johannesburg’s oldest suburbs.

Situated in the vibrant cultural neighbourhood of Maboneng, Curiocity not only offers you a guided experience through Johannesburg’s inner city, but also offers the opportunity to experience Johannesburg like a local with direct access to the people and happenings of the community.

The premises at 302 Fox Street was originally the premises of Pacific Press, whose owners printed the publications for The Black Sash Movement as well at the ANC’s Fighting Talk publication during the apartheid regime at their own risk.

It is rumored that Nelson Mandela, Joe Slovo and Tokyo Sexwale took refuge in the building on several occasions.
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Dusk till Dawn
Dusk till Dawn Backpackers is a stunning lodge situated on one of the many beautiful “koppies” in Kensington, overlooking spectacular views of eastern Johannesburg. Gorgeous sunsets and moon rises will literally leave you breathless.

Dusk till Dawn is close to shopping centers, public transport and is only 15km away from OR Tambo airport. Put your takkies on and hike around the neighboring koppies or enjoy a delicious meal and drink in the Maboneng Precinct which is an integrated, mixed-use community where people play, live and work.
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Gemini Backpackers
Set in a large garden with a swimming pool and secure parking, Gemini has ample space and provides an island of calm in the bustling city. Available on the premises is a tennis court, pub, camping and two ladies’ dorms. One house accommodates independent travellers in comfortable rooms while a separate building with its own facilities sleeps groups of up to 120 people.
We provide pillows, linen and duvets and clean the rooms daily. We have hot showers available all day. There is a cosy winter fireplace and gym equipment available for your use.

We serve tasty meals and cater for vegetarians. We have a large outdoor kitchen where you can whip up your own food.
We have our own tour service on site with registered tour guides and arrange trips to the Apartheid Museum, Soweto, Lesedi, Gold Reef City, the Cradle of Humankind, the Lion and Rhino Park. Gemini specialises in overland tours and trips to the Kruger Park, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia.
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Ghandi's Backpackers and Guest Lodge
Ghandi’s Backpackers and Guest Lodge offers spacious accommodation with en suite bathrooms, generous communal areas, an open plan kitchen, a thatched bar with a pool table and a swimming pool in a beautiful historical house which was built in 1889 – situated on the infamous Langermann Koppie it is central to all major routes around Johannesburg, this luxurious lodge is alive with character and history.If your life mantra chants 'shop up a storm and eat out in style', drop your pack and do a little chanting here.

It’s close to the OR Tambo Airport as well as the Park Station buses and trains. Major shopping centres like Eastgate and Darras Centre are close traveling distance too. Safe off street parking and free pickup from airport & bus stations is provided from 07:00 until 20:00. It has a charming thatched Bar with Pool table and DSTV with food and drink refreshments on sale - the bar onlooks a gorgeous circular swimming pool which is open to all. There is an open kitchen offering a light breakfast on the house each morning.
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GHANDI'S BACKPACKERS AND GUEST LODGE

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