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Run by a passionate owner and team who take great pride in providing personal service.
We are a few minutes drive to the Rosebank Gautrain station ( which goes tot he Airport ),. We are close to Sandton and Rosebank and the upmarket Melrose Arch.
The Uxolo Guesthouse is a very historic victorian era home that was one of the first in the neighborhood. Local legend has it that it was used as a "safe house" by Nelson Mandela's ANC during The Struggle. 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.
7 bedrooms .
7 En suite bathrooms
Karen's guesthouse was really nice with a big, comfortable bed, clean room and friendly staff. All rooms are on ground floor, and since all buildings are protected by a tall wall, there is no view and I felt a bit locked in.
In the area you will find a sterile shopping mall and a nicer road (10-15 min walking) with hair salons, restaurants and a great second hand book shop. There is a park to chill in, but the area seems far from vibrant as other parts of town.
Grasshoppers were really loud at night, and sounds travels easily through the walls. But the bed were comfortable and we had four nights of good sleep.
A wonderful place to stay! The premisis were cosy and neat - it definitevely felt like home and the beds are OVER-awesome! ;)
Especially the breakfast is an experience - Ella & Co. anticipated everyones every wish...
We were drawn to Karen's home based on her presentation and descriptions of her place. The history behind her neighborhood was so interesting to learn about especially since we were staying during the time when Mandela passed away. We were not at all disappointed in any part of the experience. Karen was so kind and helpful during our stay. She made sure everything was in order and that we felt like the only people staying with her (which we weren't she was completely full) Our trip to Johannesburg would not have been the same had we stayed elsewhere.
My daughter and I returned to stay with Karen after visiting the Madikwe Game Reserve. As with our first visit with Karen, we were warmly welcomed. There are multiple patios and lounges to sit and relax including a beautiful tranquil covered garden patio with fountain and pool. Karen is genuinely concerned about her guests comfort and was quick to provide directions and history of the surrounding area. Wonderful respite as we prepared for our trans-Atlantic flight!
Wonderful stay! Karen and her staff were warm and accommodating. We felt at home within minutes. My luggage was delayed and Karen directed me to stores in a local mall (within walking distance) where I could find reasonably priced essentials. Karen checked on us several times during our stay and was always helpful with directions and suggestions for shopping and sightseeing. The guest house itself is beautifully decorated, comfortable and secure. We could not have had a more pleasant stay.
My friend and I stayed at this guesthouse for 2 nights in early November and loved it! The guesthouse was beautiful, the room very comfortable and Karen, the owner, was terrific - very nice, accommodating and interested in sharing information about the neighborhood, which Nelson Mandela not only used as a hide-out from the government, but where many of his friends lived in the 50s and 60s. We would definitely stay there again if we return.
We stayed with Karen for close to two weeks while on a business engagement in Sandton. Karen and her staff were friendly and welcoming (even treating us to some welcome biltong) and were able to accommodate our four person team with all of our needs. The spacious rooms were well maintained bedrooms were well maintained and the flexible breakfast offerings were always delicious. The snooker table, outdoor pool, brai, and patio offered ideal relaxation after a long day at the office.
The guesthouse is located in a wonderful neighborhood and the area is steeped in South African history. Malls and dining establishments are located just blocks away and when we wanted to do something more adventurous, the staff members on call round the clock were able to give wonderful suggestions.
What a fantastic spot! My colleague and I had a really lovely stay and will definitely return. Karen is a wonderful host and really went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. The house is very well appointed, nice comfy beds, and delicious breakfast. If you're looking for a place in Johannesburg, look no further!
It was a really pleasant stay. We enjoyed the hospitality of Karen and her team, she showed us round and gave us in-depth information on the historic area around. Thanks for all this!
Super comfortable, great place to stay in Joberg. We learned so much about SA history in our two days there. Karen really helped us settle in after a long journey . The staff was attentive and personable. Highly recommended!