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Ginnegaap Guesthouse

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54 4th AVE | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Ranked #32 of 260 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lovely stay here last year. Was the start of our trip in South Africa and was a great introduction. Made to feel very welcome and at home. Has a lovely quiet room out the back. Loved the breakfasts in the morning. Staff were great as were the owners. Easy walking to restaurants and local shops. Highly recommend, have... More 

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Grand Baie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Ginnegaap for four nights after our return from Kruger Park. We were booked into the self catering apartment. It was comfortable, warm, well-equipped and well-placed for shops and restaurants, just down the road from 27 boxes in Melville. The breakfasts were wonderful, we loved the ginger and honey tea! Organising trips was incredibly easy and when we... More 

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm cozy comfortable rooms, loved the decoration, great staff. Very comfortable bed and room was well equipped. Breakfast offered value for money and service was great. Staff friendly all around. However, the Melville area and safety is becoming a concern and a possible future deal breaker.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and 2 adult sons stayed two nights at Ginnegaap while visiting Joburg on way to Kruger. 2 bedroom apartment with kitchen and 2 bathrooms was spacious and clean, and location in Melville is perfect. The included breakfast was sumptuous. Staff were extremely helpful and gracious. Our only difficulty was the lack of heat for our two winter evenings... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ginnegaap is a very well run guesthouse a 5 minute walk from the trendy restaurants, bars and shops in Melville, a safe area on the outskirts of Johannesburg. The owner, Corlien, is very helpful and friendly without being imposing and runs an excellent operation. The staff are very friendly, approachable and helpful. The breakfast is the best we have ever... More 

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Staff is great and makes you feel at home. Helpful and very kind. Breakfast is with a fresh variety. The only thing not so good, is that is a Little difficult to get to the hotel for the taxi drivers.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We really were not looking forward to spending anytime in Joburg given the stories we had heard about the city. However, we were pleasantly surprised by both the city and our guesthouse. The Guesthouse is quaint and charming. It is a great value and loved the neighborhood it was in as there were tons of nearby restaurants and shops. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Not bad but do not understand the great reviews. Good breakfast and service. But not the friendliest place. I got a nice room in the back as requested which was quiet. We just had a problem in the last day as breakfast was quiet slow and we needed to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Excellent B&B in Johburg! The staff are excellent as is the owner Coleen who we met at bfast this morning. The wifi signal is phenomenal, I got connected each time from still inside the taxi as he dropped us off. That is so rare as getting wifi connection in SA I found is a constant mission. Would definitely recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stayed for two nights with our 4 kids. Had a nice time, breakfast was great and you can safely walk to restaurants in Melville. Supermarkets close by and easy to get to the few sights of Johannesburg. Only complaint was wifi was so slow I tethered my phone instead

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