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Kensington overview

Kensington is an urban area unique for its skyscrapers and shops. Sports fans will enjoy football. Those seeking the perfect souvenir may want to head over to Gold Reef City and Bedford Centre Shopping Mall to shop. Popular attractions such as South African Museum of Military History and Johannesburg Zoo are sure to leave an impression. Whatever you're into, Kensington has something for you.

Where to stay in Kensington

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Kensington has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Kensington with by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Kensington hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Kensington hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Kensington

Fly in to Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.), 9.2 mi (14.9 km) from central Kensington. Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria) is the next closest major airport, 20.9 mi (33.6 km) away.

What to see around Kensington

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • Johannesburg Stadium
  • • Ellis Park Stadium
  • • Turffontein Race Course
  • • Wanderers Stadium
  • • First National Bank Stadium
It's recognised for its flowers. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Rhodes Park
  • • Joubert Park
  • • Wemmer Pan
  • • James and Ethel Grey Park
  • • Zoo Lake Park
Top places to visit in the area include:
  • • Gold Reef City
  • • Bedford Centre Shopping Mall
  • • South African Museum of Military History
  • • Johannesburg Zoo
  • • Museum Africa

When to visit Kensington

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal trends to help you plan:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 26°C day, 10°C night
  • April-June: 21°C day, -2°C night
  • July-September: 24°C day, -1°C night
  • October-December: 26°C day, 8°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 11 cm
  • April-June: 1 cm
  • July-September: 1 cm
  • October-December: 9 cm
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