Gem in leafy Parkview,central& safe

Apartment - Private room · Dundalk Ave, Randburg, Gauteng 2122, South Africa

The Space

A room in my fantastic, spacious and bright third floor apartment in the fabulous, green suburb of Parkview. Walking distance to JHB Zoo and Zoo Lake and to one of the main minibus taxi and bus routes. Easily get to the Gautrain station, Rosebank Mall (30-40 min walk, 5 min by car) and from there to town, Sandton and pretty much anywhere else.

There's a Queen size bed, so room for 2 people who don't mind sharing. You'll have your own bathroom, use of the kitchen area (help yourself to tea and coffee - I don't provide breakfast but you may DIY and help yourself to whatever cereal we've got going), as well as a beautiful balcony from which to enjoy the sunset. Safe street parking (sounds like a contradiction in Joburg? It really is relatively safe as there is a guard watching the cars all night) and the area is safe to walk and jog through. I can't make any guarantees but I walk here regularly and feel quite comfortable.

The complex is very secure, with access control and there is a public swimming pool nearby. If you've got a laptop,

I don't have Wifi but I've got a 3G card you can arrange to use and reload with data yourself, if you've got a laptop. I use my smart phone for almost everything.

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Best suited for: those who are keen to explore the city independently, whilst sharing living space with one or two housemates, when we're around. I'll always be just a phone call away, even if you don't see me that much.

Not so well suited for: those expecting an anonymous, perfect and clinical B&B experience.

I prefer short-term stays (up to 2 weeks). If we get on well, we can discuss extending up to a month.

You'll need to let me know in advance when you are arriving, so I can let you in and sort out keys etc. As I work, it may not be at the exact time you arrive and it is possible that you have to wait a bit. The easiest way is to let me know your flight time when you book.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $9 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $348 /week
Monthly Price: $899 /month
Check In: 10:00 AM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Amaechi was a good host. She wasn't at home during the time we stayed there, but she helped us with many things we needed at the first day. The house is clean, very comfortable and the room is large, as well the bathroom. The location is also very good. We miss only the wifi.
    Thank you Amaechi for the host. We enjoyed it.

    March 2014
  • Amaechi is an absolutely lovely host. I really enjoyed staying at her place which is just beautiful, spacious, safe and perfectly located very close to zoo lake. (I had never thought I would have a view on trees and be waken up by the sound of ducks in Johannesburg ;): Couldn't think of a better place to stay!

    December 2012
  • Wonderful apartment in best part of joburg! It's super spacious, bright, safe and very tasty decoration. Amaechi was very helpful and flexible and we enjoyed our stay to the max! She even offered us her free underground parking for our car. At the end of our two weeks stay we felt like it was our home. Excellent host!

    January 2014
  • Amaechi's place is beautiful! It's spacious and situated in a safe area, within walking distance from grocery stores, some restaurants and also, public transportation like shared taxis and metro buses. Amaechi's very helpful in showing me around this housing area to ensure that I feel comfortable here. The kitchen is fully equipped and it's easy to live here. Very nice experience! Thanks, Amaechi!

    November 2013
  • Amaechi was very helpful and due to all the various informations she has given to us we just had a great time in Johannesburg. The accodomation is surrounded by a green and quiet area. We enjoyed a few shops and restaurants in walking distance. The room was big and comfortable and had its own bathroom. We would choose Amaechi's accomodation any time again.

    October 2013
  • Amaechi was a wonderfull host. Although we did not spend a lot of time in Joburg she gave us an very helpfull introduction and things to do in our short time. Great location as you can walk to stores, restaurants, bars and a nice park in a few minutes (and it is safe to walk even late).

    October 2013
  • I stayed with Amaechi for 5 days, and had a very enjoyable and comfortable experience.
    The bedroom I was huge, cozy and had great views of downtown Johannesburg, as well as out the balcony.
    Even before I landed, she ensured that I knew as much as I needed about the city and the many things to do. And even though she was away for most of the time, she always kept in touch to ensure that I was safe and having a great time.
    As getting around was challenging without your own vehicle, she gave me all the necessary contacts and showed me around when she had the available time.
    A 5 minute walk away from her apartment has an entire block lined with coffee shops, tasty restaurants and a well equipped grocery store, so my stay was always comfortable.
    Even considering Johannesburgs reputation for crime, her neighborhood always felt safe, even when I was walking by myself at night.
    When I return, I'll most probably stay with her again.
    Thanks again, Amaechi!

    August 2013
    Response from AmaechiandCJ:

    Thanks Rahul! You are welcome back any time!

  • I was Amaechi’s guest for two weeks. She is a wonderful host and very helpful. I received many great tips how to discover Jo’burg and the surrounding. I would definitely choose her place again!

    July 2013
  • Had a great time. Amaechis flat is in a great location. Very quiet and safe neighborhood, also a nice balcony to look outdoors at the sunset and it is walking distance to beautiful Zoo Lake Park which is near the JoBurg Zoo. There is also a small downtown area about four-five blocks away which has a SPAR grocery store as well as small restaurants. The Gautrain Rosebank station is about a fourty five minute walk on Jan Smuts Ave or a short taxi ride to the very happening Rosebank Mall next to Gautrain Station. Gautrain goes to nearby Sandton, as well as Pretoria and the JNB OR Tambo Intl Airport. Amaechi is an excellent host, even though she was away she made arrangements with a friend so I could get keys to the flat. And she was always available via email and phone chat/whatsapp. I would definitely consider staying here again when I came back to town....

    June 2013
  • I stayed with Amaechi for a month. I couldn't have asked for anyone better. She helped me get settled and recommended things to see around town. Her apartment is HUGE and close to a shopping center with a grocery store, fruit market and a few small restaurants. She is within walking distance of Rosebank, a large commercial area and mall.

    Another thing....there is significant concern about crime in South Africa...and I always felt safe in Amaechi's apartment. She is on a top floor in a large building...making it unlikely that anyone would be able to break in. (She also lives in a very nice neighborhood.)

    Honestly, I can say enough good things about how I was treated by Amaechi. I was very nervous about putting down so much money without seeing the apartment or meeting her....but it couldn't have worked out better.

    February 2013
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