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Amongst the Trees

SuperhostRandburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Entire guest house hosted by John
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Clean and tidy
12 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
John is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
A three story cottage consisting of:-
Downstairs kitchen, lounge with 2 sleeper couches, dining area and "guest loo".
A mezzanine level with full bathroom, TV lounge and braai (barbeque) deck.
Loft with Queen size bed.
Whilst the cottage can accommodate 4 people it is a bit small for 4 adults and more suitable for families with children.
High-speed internet (50mb).

We have recently been adopted by a cat who may occasionally visit should you have any allergies.

The space
A delightful self contained fully furnished 97.5 sq meter (1050 sq feet) cottage with off street parking opposite the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens.

It is suitable for singles, couples and families with children.

The grounds are gated and alarmed.


We have 50 mb fiber internet connection

Guest access
Restricted access to pool for safety reasons - just ask and we will happily open up and provide swimming towels
Our 2 dogs are restricted to a different part of the property and guests do not have to come into contact with them.

Other things to note
Emmarentia is changing daily. Many houses are being renovated or extended. High walls are now the norm. But what did Emmarentia once look like?

Lourens Geldenhuys bought part of the farm Braamfontein in 1886. This huge farm originally stretched from Victory Park to Rosebank in the north, Killarney down to Commissioner Street in the east, Mayfair and Coronationville in the southwest and up to the base of Northcliff ridge. Lourens had three sons, two of whom, Frans, and Louw built farmhouses in our area.

The Marks Park Clubhouse on the slopes of Melville Koppies, originally the home of Frans Geldenhuys and Judith (Grobbelaar)

In 1891 Frans and Louw registered the subdivision of their farms, the boundary being Orange Road. Louw married Emmarentia Margaretha Botha and their farmhouse still stands in Greenhill Road.

The graves of some of the early residents of our area can be seen at the small cemetery in Hill Rd. Greenside was laid out in 1931, Emmarentia, in 1937 and Emmarentia Extension in 1945.

Emmarentia Dam was built mainly to provide work for landless farmers at the end of the Boer War in 1902. Big blocks of stone were taken from Melville Koppies for the dam wall.

The dam and an area of land to the west of the dam were part of an endowment from Geldenhuys to the City Council to be used as a park and for recreational purposes. In 1952 the area was named Jan van Riebeeck Park to celebrate the tri-centenary of Van Riebeeck's landing at the Cape in 1652.
A three story cottage consisting of:-
Downstairs kitchen, lounge with 2 sleeper couches, dining area and "guest loo".
A mezzanine level with full bathroom, TV lounge and braai (barbeque) deck.
Loft with Queen size bed.
Whilst the cottage can accommodate 4 people it is a bit small for 4 adults and more suitable for families with children.
High-speed internet (50mb).

We have r…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Dryer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Iron
Washing machine

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4.88 out of 5 stars from 154 reviews
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Location

Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa

We are within easy walking distance of The Botanical Gardens, Melville Koppies, Braamfontein Spruit. -

Where else in Johannesburg are you within 1 km of Recreation facilities that include Rugby, Soccer, Base Ball, Cricket, Walking, Canoeing, Sailing, Fishing, Cycling, Running, Health Club, Squash, Tennis, Golf, Bowls, Archery, Birding etc
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Easy access to shopping complex's and restaurants.

We do have 2 bicycles that you may use.
We are within easy walking distance of The Botanical Gardens, Melville Koppies, Braamfontein Spruit. -

Where else in Johannesburg are you within 1 km of Recreation facilities that include Rugby, S…

Hosted by John

Joined in November 2013
  • 154 Reviews
  • Verified
  • Superhost
A bit of a petrol head -
During your stay
We meet all guests and will interact as required.
John is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events