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Ginnegaap Guesthouse

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54 4th AVE | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Ranked #29 of 260 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's good to find a regular spot that you can rely on to be clean, friendly and reasonably priced. The breakfast is always good and there is always someone on hand to help with any request. I went for one of the cheap rooms this time but it was great. My one bit of feedback would be that it can... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good location, nice room and property and great breakfast! We stayed for one night, but wished we had booked longer. Walking distance to 7th street in Melville. And the guesthouse is quiet and nice. Great breakfast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After two weeks traveling around South Africa, staying at Ginnegaap was like a dream. The room was extremely relaxing, clean, and beautifully and uniquely decorated. The bed and linens were top notch and very comfortable - definitely our best sleep during the whole two weeks! The breakfasts were delicious - much better selection than the other places we visited. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was as great. Internet worked well. Bed was cozy. Morning breakfast was great. Fresh seasonal fruit. Good strong coffee. Friendly staff. I was only staying one day because I had continually heard throughout Cape Town, Garden Route, Wild Coast for the past two weeks how Johannesburg was dangerous and had nothing to offer. Wow, how that is wrong!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ginnegaap is the accommodation to choose if you wish to understand Johannesburg: its history, its vibrant culture, and its people. Corlein and her son made the city come alive by guiding us through the lanes of Soweto; taking us to a shebeen (and introducing us to Umqombothi!); leading us to the Apartheid Museum; and showing us the wondrous Lion Park... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

10 minutes drive from business area, good breakfast, clean rooms, good shower, locked car park, lovely garden, excellent Italian restaurant at walking distance, lively area, what does one could possibly want more?

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I loved this place, a great island of calm in crazy Jo'burg! Great service, great breakfast and wonderful place all around. A very short walk to some great restaurants and shops. I will recommend this place to anyone traveling to south Africa!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Service from Pierre - airporttransfer, tours to Soweto and JoBurg - in Addition to the guesthouse was excellent. Melville is a good Location for a short visit of JoBurg, safe and cozy.to understand the history of SA, JoBurg is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Perfect location in the garden suburb of Melville, within easy reach of the centre of Johannesburg, close to local restaurants, bars and shops. Friendly, helpful staff, comfy bed, fabulous breakfast and shaded gardens for relaxing. What more could you want.

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