Smudge Blu 2 Heart of Sandton

House - Private room · Valley Rd, Sandton, Gauteng 2196, South Africa

The Space

Smudge Blu 2 is a small flat-let. It consists of a private bedroom with a very comfortable double-bed, DSTV and en-suite bathroom. The eat-in kitchen is well equipped for self-catering with a gas stove and oven, microwave and small fridge.

Guest Access

Wonderful day excursions for the holiday guest can be arranged, to Soweto, The Cradle of Human Kind in Maropeng, Magaliesberg, Sun City and the Pilansberg Nature Reserve is an easy and short drive.

The Kruger National Park, one of our most popular tourist destinations is only 5 hours away. Here you can spot the BIG FIVE.

Interaction with Guests

We try our utmost to make our guest's stay as comfortable as possible.

The Neighborhood

The neighbourhood is very safe and secure with 24 hour access control and security boom. We have a lovely park to relax in. The Field and Study Centre bordering the Braamfontein Spruit is lovely for Mountain bike trails and walkers.

Getting around

The location is ideal for travellers having to use the Gautrain to OR Tambo Airport, Rosebank or Pretoria. The Gautrain Station is conveniently located about 5km away, with a bus stop within walking distance. Many shopping malls, excellent restaurants and theaters are within close proximity. Sandton Shopping Mall, Nelson Mandela Square, Melrose Arch, Hyde Park and Rosebank Mall are a shoppers delight. We are very close to The Morningside Clinic, The Oncology Centre and Sandton Clinic.

Come and experience our wonderful warm hospitality in sunny South Africa

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $378 /week
Monthly Price: $1512 /month
Security Deposit: $83
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I was in Johannesburg briefly for business and wanted a cozy, affordable place to stay that was centrally located. Smudge Blu 2 checked all the boxes. It is well located - a short drive to the Gautrain and Benmore shopping centre. The apartment itself is quite private and has all of the essentials for any traveler, plus some very helpful extras like complimentary fresh fruits, beverages, etc. Renee and her family are so attentive and helpful. I would definitely stay there again during my next visit!

    February 2014
  • Lovely place, I will recommend this to anybody.
    I'll be back next year when I need to be in Sandton.

    December 2012
  • My stay at Smudge Blu was pleasant and the service very commendable. It is very safe and comfortable with a cosy feel that is perfect for unwinding after a long hectic day. I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a place to stay in and around the Sandton area.

    September 2013
  • Lovely place and very helpful host!
    Perfect for quick stop, with nice touches like fruit bowl and juice in the fridge at no charge :)

    August 2013
  • Our son Sam stayed at Renee's for 4 days, and was full of praise for her hospitality and the accommodations - he said it was absolutely wonderful. He wished for WIFI ability in areas other than the patio and dining area, but otherwise was completely happy to be there, and recommends it fully. And as an extra bonus, Renee was so kind and helpful with answering advance questions from this concerned parent in the USA!

    August 2013
    Response from Renee:

    It was a pleasure to host Sam, next time he visits the WIFI signal will be boosted all over. I know how important it is for communication these days. Hopefully I will be able to host the concerned parents when they visit SA. I think he is very brave going to volunteer in a far and strange country.

  • There's a reason Renee's place has received such great reviews - it's fantastic. Smudge Blu was comfortable, clean and very beautiful. It's located close to shops and amenities and in a very safe neighbourhood. Renee is an awesome host. Born and raised in Johburg, she has expert advice on great places to visit and things to do. Above all, she's extremely kind, welcoming and accommodating. I highly recommend staying here, you won't be disappointed.

    August 2013
    Response from Renee:

    Thank you for the fabulous review. It was lovely having you as a guest and you are most welcome to return.

  • Renee is a wonderful person and a fantastic host. The cottage was a home away from home for me. I would definitely stay there again. I look forward to keeping in touch with Renee as well.

    August 2013
    Response from Renee:

    It was great hosting you, Lee-Ann. I enjoyed reading your travel-blog of all the amazing places you have visited. I hope you win that Costa Rica prize, you will put the money to such good use, helping those "girls"

  • We had a great stay at Smudge Blue 2 in Sandton. Very central, clean and cozy place, and such lovely breakfast! Renee is an excellent host, very friendly and helpful! The staff working at the house are great, always keeping the place neat, and very helpful and friendly. I can recommend this place 100%, and we will definately try and book this place next time we are going to Johannesburg!

    August 2013
    Response from Renee:

    Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure hosting you and Dalton and that you enjoyed it. I hope to see you next time you visit Johannesburg.

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I am a typical South African, born and raised in Johannesburg. I would like my guests to experience the warm South African hospitality and friendliness when they stay in Smudge Blu 1, Guest Cottage or my smaller flat-let, Smudge Blu 2 Being an ex-teacher and "people's person", I enjoy making my guest's stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I am married and have two adult children. I am a full time artist and Pilates Instructor. I am passionate about my family, my animals, art, travelling and keeping fit. We are enthusiastic cyclists and compete annually in the Argus Cycle race! Local holidays are usually in Znkwazi, along the Natal North Coast, Cape Town or we love the quietness of The Kruger National Park. We are very blessed to be able to go to Pecanwood Golf Estate or Zebula Golf and Nature Reserve for shorter break-aways. "J'adore Paris, France" I love the art, architecture, history, fabulous food, wine and champagne, but most of all " c'est tres manjefique shopping "! Experience a truly fabulous and comfortable stay at Smudge Blu Guest Cottage. The BETTER home from home! Sonia and Martin Duncome of Dalkeith Great House, Jamaica reviewed." We all enjoyed our stay with Renee at Smudge Blu, she was most accommodating and welcoming, she tried to cater to our every need in all areas "and was successful in so doing" The accommodation was well furnished and comfortable, we found Renee easy to talk to, with a warm personality, she was genuinely interested in us as guests and visitors to SA. We would be most happy to return and recommend Smudge Blu as first class in every way. Our stay at Smudge Blu was for 3 weeks, the meals supplied was delicious, tasty and well presented, no two meals the same, go and experience it for yourself, you will not be disappointed." Annette Duncombe from Chelmsford, Essex ,UK reviewed " Smudge Blu offered beautiful accommodation, in a safe environment. Renee was a really friendly hostess who offered a truly professional service. Breakfast was second to none, healthy, mouth watering and was freshly prepared each day. I would certainly recommend Smudge Blu."
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