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12 Eighth Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Acorns on 8th
Ranked #40 of 233 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 6 wonderful nights at Acorns. Very cosy and spacious cottage. It feels very secure and safe. Good and quiet neighborhood and close to all amenities too. Will visit again anytime whether on business or on holiday. Pam and Wiggie are excellent hosts. Keep it up. Please could you organise for a credit card payment facility, it will make... More

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Spent two lovely evenings at Acorns. The 'Apartment' was exactly the type of accommodation which my partner and I were looking for: private; spacious; comfortable; self-catering; and beautifully decorated. It is extremely well situated, and is a quick drive to most popular nodes such as Rosebank Mall, Melrose Arch, Sandton, and the Jhb C.B.D. It is surrounded by a variety... More

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Frankfurt am Main
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We started our trip to South Africa in Johannesburg and unfortunately we only stayed one night with Pam and Wiggie. We really had a fantastic time! It was the best and most hearty start of our holiday we could imagine! The apartment is really pretty, well-spaced and in the same time cosy. We really felt at ease. It’s centrally located... More

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Gaborone, South-East, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I moved in at Acorns for a period of 3 months and had all the reluctance to leave when the time came. In just 3 months i had become so engrained in Dears Pam and Wiggie's family and will be for a lifetime owing to the warmth and love they extended to me. I cannot think of any other service... More

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Pam and Wiggie went out of their way to make us feel at home and comfortable. The cottage was equipped with everything one could think of and tastefully decorated. The location was fantastic.. a lovely neighborhood to walk in and close to the Rosebank Mall and Clinic and, as others have said, some verynice restaurants. Most of all, it was... More

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Poulsbo, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Couldn't have been more pleased.  Spacious, centrally located, more than reasonably priced for all the amenities provided.   Situated in a lovely neighborhood within walking distance of terrific restaurants and having an even lovelier hostess and host. They were wonderful and warm conversationalists who made us feel all the luckier for our serendipitous discovery of this home away from home. ... More

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del mar, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012 via mobile

We booked Acorns on the advice of locals, and it exceeded our expectations in every way. Pam and Wiggie were wonderful. They took time to answer our questions and give recommendations. The apartment was spacious and SO comfortable. It's also convenient to the outstanding Local Grill restaurant - walking distance!!! Check Wiggie's website: whyjoburg.com.

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

My boyfriend and I decided to go to South Africa for the World Cup. As if booking a hotel internationally isn't hard enough, doing it during the world cup became significantly more difficult. Luckily, I came across Acorns on 8th, and loved the idea of staying in a cottage. I contacted Pam, and she was fantastic! Not only was she... More

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Scadoxus, Owner at Acorns on 8th, responded to this review

Thanks S and M. We loved have you stay during such an exciting time, and being able to share our knowledge with your enthusiasm, has left lasting memories for us. More

Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

I stayed with the wonderful Pam and Wiggie several times over a 6 month period, and I couldn't have wished for a better base between my excursions into different African countries. Both the Cottage and the larger Apartment have a sense of luxury about them, but the rate is very reasonable. The leafy outlook of the Cottage was particularly pleasant,... More

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Scadoxus, Owner at Acorns on 8th, responded to this review

Thanks D It's always exciting for us when we have someone stay who is so keen to discover and explore what we think is a wonderful continent. Through our travels we've learnt so much, and were really pleased we could share this with you, to help with your travels. Great being "part" of your adventure, and those enduring memories of... More

Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2010

We stayed for almost three weeks while looking for a house to rent for the coming two years which we would live in this exciting city. What a great luck we had to stay with Pam and Wiggie! They helped us so fabulously with the many little and larger questions you have in a place you are new. Always helpful,... More

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Scadoxus, Owner at Acorns on 8th, responded to this review

Danke schön S and B! We really enjoyed have you stay, and being able share with you the Johannesburg we know and love. Memories of your stay will be with us forever. More

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Additional Information about Acorns on 8th

Address: 12 Eighth Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 233 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and spend a night with us, in one of our two comfortable and stylishly furnished self-contained units, each with their own private entrance. We're situated in a secure and relaxed environment, in the tree-lined and sought after up-market suburb of Parktown North - one of the "Parks" in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. The garden cottage opens out onto an attractive and tranquil indigenous garden with a large pool. The apartment opens out onto a spacious first floor balcony. Come and spend a night, or more, with us. ... more   less 

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