Reading LoungeThe Seven Fish and Seven Loaves
Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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In the heart of history pertaining to President Mandela's early years, central, offering easy access to all that is Johannesburg and to a mall. With 7 bedrooms, our rate is for two sharing a room with supplimentary charge for third person sharing.

Reading Lounge

Reading Lounge

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Weekly discount: 13%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

We are one of the best reviewed guesthouses in Johannesburg and you will love your stay with us !

We are a charming, historic,. 7 - bedroomed house run by a passionate owner and team who take great pride in providing personal service. If you require more than one room, please let us know through Airbnb. The rates listed are per room!

We are a few minutes drive to the Rosebank Gautrain station ( which goes to the Airport ) and we are close to Sandton and Rosebank and the upmarket Melrose Arch.

Uxolo Guesthouse is a very historic victorian era home that was one of the first houses in the neighborhood. Local legend has it that it was used as a "safe house" by members of the Struggle in Former President Nelson Mandela's early years . We have captured this element of the history in our guesthouse and encourage you to come explore it with us! Our rooms comfortably accommodate one or two people but we can accommodate families . Please let us know what your needs are, we will do our best to meet them.

Free Wifi
Great breakfast
Famous Coffee
7 bedrooms .
7 En suite bathrooms
Swimming pool

Guest Access

Free WIFI, the swiming pool, the snooker table and dart board. While we are in a quiet street, there is a shopping mall one block away from the guesthouse .

Interaction with Guests

I enjoy meeting my guests, getting to know them . I am passionate about the history and love telling my guests all I know. Guests soon become friends!

The Neighborhood

The area is charming , quiet and central. and VERY historic, with history pertaining to former President Nelson Mandela's early years. In 1963 he lived and worked in the house across the road from the guesthouse and his friends all lived in the houses in the surrounding streets. Many of stories are mentioned in "Long Walk to Freedom"

Every Sunday there is a great african flea market in the mall just a block away from us offering a variety of delicious foods and beautiful crafts.

Getting Around

Public transport in Johannesburg is improving , but is not very convenient. I can arrange transport for guests.

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House Rules

We pride ourself on running a guesthouse that is flexible and personal. We offer great food, great service and a great facility with swimming pool, barbecue, tournament snooker table, dart board, FREE wifi, books to read, board games to play.

We also have a driver who can take you on tours anywhere in Johannesburg and the surrounding areas!

If you search for Uxolo Guesthouse online, you will see our wonderful reviews in our guestbook, and our sterling reputation on trip advisor!

Come and join us, and see why we have become the mot popular guesthouse in Johannesburg!

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Safety Features
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay
The Seven Fish and Seven Loaves

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Johannesburg, South Africa · Member since February 2012

I am an outgoing, passionate guesthouse owner, wife and mother of three wonderful sons who loves history. Our wonderful manager Aubrey, the rest of the team and I will welcome you to our guesthouse . Come discover the fascinating (URL HIDDEN) and stories about the houses in the area, all with links to the great Nelson Mandela. Ours was a "Safehouse" in the late 1950's and early 1960's and the house directly accross the street from us was a "safehouse" too, where Nelson Mandela lived undercover.!

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