Walk to the Zoo in 15 minutes!! On offer is a bedroom and renovated bathroom in a huge modern duplex. The building has a front desk, gym and pool area. Also includes breakfast, WiFi, 46" TV with full DSTV. Parking available. Easy access to the M1
Front entrance / lobby for the complex. Complete with art, elaborate lighting and coffee bar during the day.
The apartment is large (116 sq meters / 1250 sq ft.) with 2.5 baths (2 ensuite and a W/C downstairs). The unit has high ceilings with large windows that get plenty of light.
Apartment is also a duplex with the two bedrooms and study located upstairs. Your bedroom comfortably sleeps two people.
Guests will have full access to the apartment (aside from my room). You may use the study as well, but please use your own computer
Interaction with Guests
I travel for work and for the most part, you will have the place to yourself. (I'm home for three day once every two weeks). Will be gone for all of October 2014
Riviera / Killarney is an extremely chill place and very Green. Killarney and Houghton are very residential and are very pleasant places to walk around (rarity for Joburg) The neighborhood is bordered by the Joburg Zoo to the west and the Killarney Golf Course to the East.
Major highlights here include:
Killarney Mall (5 min walk) - Groceries, movie theater, restaurants, pharmacy, shopping, (website hidden) Zoo (20 min walk)
SA Museum of Military History (10 min walk)
Munro Drive (5 min drive) - Steep incline creates opportunities for scenic views of Johannesburg
Nelson Mandela's Home (5 min drive) - Yep, I'm neighbors with the great former President and awesome Humanitarian!!
Shops at Rosebank Mall / Gautrain Station (5-10 min drive) - This mall is absolutely massive any shopping need or cinema experience can be found here. The Grillhouse at Rosebank is known as one of the best steakhouses in town. Nightlife (i.e. Hush, Katzy's and Kong) can also be found here.
It is highly advisable that you rent a car as public transit in Joburg is nearly non-existent save for the Gautrain. Parking at the building is free. For longer stays, I will provide you a parking pass.
If you do not want to rent a car, I can recommend you a driver who is prompt, courteous and charges fair prices. You can also use Uber, which I hear is a very nice service for Joburg (i've only used in the U.S. so far).
The Gautrain Bus - Killarney Route from the Rosebank Gautrain station stops right in front of the complex.
Other Things to Note
Pictures updated!!! This is an absolutely huge and lovely place that you will essentially have to yourself. I invite you to make an inquiry about the flat so that I can answer any questions.
Please treat the place as your own. I want you to have a great time, but I would appreciate no large gatherings or excessive noise in the evenings . Absolutely no smoking in the apartment (can smoke in the lobby or in the back yard) and no pets!!!
Stay here and you could give this host their first review!
Originally, from Washington D.C.
Recent Wharton MBA graduate working as a consultant in South Africa. Travel to Europe often, love Jamaican and Tex Mex foods, and have been recently bitten by the bug that is house/electronica music. In Joburg, I like to check out new places, teach math in Soweto and hang out around Arts on Main and the Neighborgoods market on the weekends.
I'm a quiet guest who likes to leave things as they're presented to me and like to take things easy.
As a host, i'm not around much during the week (out by 7AM and home by 7-8PM) and like to keep it low key on weekends. Would love to take guests around to do touristy stuff around Joburg as I haven't done much of it yet.