About this listing
Looking for a truly South African experience and enjoying the legendary South African hospitality? This stunning loft with en suite bathroom and large balcony is part of an African bush lodge style thatched house. The room is cozy and private, decorated safari style with wireless internet facility and PVR satellite TV.
The queen size bed sleeps two people, If you prefer not to share a bed a very comfortable sleeper couch is available on request.
This oasis is situated in the hub of Johannesburg North with Monte Casino Hotel casino and shopping center, one of Johannesburg's leading entertainment destinations and night spots in walking distance. Convenient if you like gambling and it has a large variety of restaurants from bistros to 5 star venues, over 20 cinemas and three wonderful theaters.(see guidebook) Other major shopping malls and restaurants in close proximity. Three Gyms close by, one in walking distance.
(website hidden) O.R Tambo .Airport is 35 km, smaller airports close, Sports stadiums in Pretoria and Jhb approx. 45 min drive. There is a state of the art security system and safe under cover parking on the property.
A Gautrain bus stop is a mere 3 minutes walk away., taking you to the Sandton station of the Gautrain which connects you to the airport, center of town or Pretoria at maximum speed.
Your laundry will be done at no extra charge.
You will be served a full English breakfast in your room or on the 120 sq m covered deck, you are welcome to use the sparkling pool and we will assist you with information and guidance for getting around.
The loft, private balcony, large deck of main house, library, pool and garden, garage
Interaction with Guests
I am always present at the house if there are guests,
Interaction as much as the guest would like
There is an intercom connection from loft to the house for convenience
Shops and restaurants
In walking distance and a lot more a few min by car
Surrounding houses are mainly businesses such as Spas, Physiotherapists and a high school plus day care for children so nights are very quiet
Taxi rides can be arranged from the airport
Gautrain bus station plus taxi ranks in walking distance
lock up garage for parking is included
Other Things to Note
There are two large, but friendly dogs
Large breakfast buffets are tailor made according to preferences and/or dietary requirements
Lifts are offered for close by locations
please no smoking inside the house
room keys, gate and alarm remotes will be handed to guest to assure freedom of movement for the guests
for extended stays the kitchen may be shared
Elsbeth was a wonderful and considerate host. She ensured that me and my girlfriend were comfortable and felt welcomed. The breakfast was delicious and she even made us fresh squeezed orange juice. The location was also excellent and right across from montecasino so we always had something to do. The room was lovely.
I had a truly wonderful time staying with Elspeth. The loft is exactly as described, and it felt like I was staying in a beautiful tree house. Elspeth is truly an incredible host and person, and I enjoyed my time there immensely. I've been transitioning to living in South Africa, and she helped me figure out where to go to get things, how to get around, and what fun things there are to do. She went above and beyond to make me feel welcome, and she also made incredible breakfasts every day. The loft has everything you might need, and I love sitting out on the porch with a glass of wine watching the sun go down. I highly recommend anyone to stay here.
Our stay at Elsbeth's lodge though short (we only stayed one night) was wonderful!! The place was exactly as described and so so beautiful!
Elsbeth herself is such a great host, very welcoming and accommodating. It was a rainy day upon our arrival, and since my friend and I did not have a car and couldn't find a restaurant to deliver food to us, Elsbeth took me to the nearest mall area to pick up some take-out food, which was so nice of her!
We had a great time and felt very comfortable at Elsbeth's place and definitely recommended it! One thing to keep in mind is that having a car while at this location would be very conveniet. Though some restaurants, etc. are in walking distance and the place is safe, it will be more convenient to drive if it's raining or at night. Either way, the place is so lovely and cozy (and the breakfast provided is also so amazing), that you might not even need to get out :) It is the perfect place to relax if that's what you are after on your trip to Joburg!
Aimee thank you so much for your wonderful review. And I am already busy with collecting flyers from Restaurants that deliver as well as updating the little info folder.
Normally there is a young man working on the premises who helps with the luggage but he was on holiday for the festive season.I was also late with my review and apologize.
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This place is amazing, host is very accommodating and breakfasts was amazing, Elspeth couldn't have been more gracious. If I am ever back in Sandton I will stay here again xx
Elsbeth is an amazing host. This is my second time staying at her lodge and I felt even more at home this time. She was very friendly and if I had a question she was able to quickly help me. The lodge is very cozy and the room is a decent size. If needed you have easy access to Monte Casino and Fourways.
About the Host, Elsbeth
Ceramic Artist with Studio on property, immigrated from Switzerland in 1961, speaks English, German, French and Swiss. More about my (email hidden) I love meeting people from different cultures and have a passion for art and books and I love all kinds of music.and cannot imagine living without my Ipod.
I am interested in History, ancient civilisations, like wildlife and wilderness, I love Paris, movies like In Bruges, Misty River, like cooking for friends and guests and haver never lived without dogs.