I've always wanted to visit South Africa and finally in January '08 I had the opportunity to visit this lovely country. I booked my stay at the Ekala and on getting there I was a bit concerned about my safety, however I was picked up at the airport by Janet and taken to the guest house. I got there at night so I couldn't see much of the landscape however Janet was very kind in explaining to me were all the landmarks of Johannesburg were and also provided some background infrormation about the place in general.
When I got to the house I was welcomed by Linda and Malcom who showed me to my room. The room was well furnished and very comfortable. The view from the french door was amazing.
In the morning I was told about the various tours that were on offer and i decided to take the ones to SunCity, the Apartheid Museum, Cradle of Humankind, Lion Park and also the Cheetah Park. I enjoyed all of them and even though on some occasions the weather wasn't always so nice it was still a lot warmer then back home!
In the evenings I dined at the guest house and the food was excellent home made food. I also enjoyed a bottle of wine on some occasions and this was a nice treat.
All the people running the house were very helpful and attentive to all my needs and I felt like I was the only one visiting even though there were other people staying there.
All in all it was an amazing stay and I was truly sad to have to leave. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to enjoy the beauty of South Africa and enjoy a relaxing holiday!!
Looking forward to go there again!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guest House Accommodation in secluded and tranquil countryside, Southern Johannesburg. Away from hustle and bustle of city, close to major tourist attractions/motorways.Ekala Guest Farm is family managed, elegant and comfortable, maintaining a high degree of homely comforts, providing best quality services allowing you to enjoy person-to-person hospitality. Personalized attention to details - home away from home.Catering for all meals and dietary requirements. Personalised Tours available all parts of Johannesburg/Soweto/Pretoria by registered guides ... more less