Im going on a tour with Lion World March 2013 first capetown then Jo'Burg. The tour is not long enough so I plan to expand for a day or maybe 2 in Jo'Burg. A little nervous because I will expanding by myself once the tour is over. Im trying to figure out where is the best place for me to stay. I see The Resident Boutique had great reviews but is this the best area to stay in? Any suggestions on a good hotel in ideal area. Ive heard so many people say Jo'Burg is not very safe so of course im nervous being by myself. I travel enough international and smart enough not to go places at night by myself so all my activies will be during the day so trying to figure out what are the top places to go with the short amount of time i have. Definitely want to go to some sort of craft market (dont know what I will see @Pilansberg Park/Bakubung Lodge) Maybe go to Apartheid museum or whatever else I can do. I need to decide by monday morning if I will stay 1day or 2days extra and figure out best safe economic location for single female traveler. If stay 2nites dont want to spend no more then 150 a night but if I only stay 1night I will pay more. Just want to be safe.
Recap...Please advise of best hotel/location for me to stay and your highlight places to go/see if only staying and addtional 1 or 2days in Jo'burg.