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“A cosy little haven”

Ma'khaya Guest House
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Ma'khaya Guest House
Ranked #176 of 298 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 18, 2013

I stayed here in the family room (self catering) with my daughters for the first 2 days of our South African holiday. Honestly, the place was gorgeous, quiet, and safe. The staff were all fabulous especially the manager, Themba, who took us to Soweto for a day where we had an eye-opening and highly informative experience. The breakfasts were wonderful and far more than we could possibly fit into our tummies. Cable TV kept the kids happy, and reverse cycle air con kept us all happy (it was cold in Jo'burg and we'd stepped off the pane from tropical Australia so we were freezing!). We are already planning a return trip to SA and that will include another stay, probably a longer one, at Makhaya.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 22, 2009

Having had a very poor experience in another guesthouse in Jo'burg, Ma Khaya was just lovely. Beautiful rooms, great location, lovely staff, delightful gardens.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 24, 2008

We stayed here for a week in August and were totally charmed. The rooms are spacious and the atmosphere is fantastically relaxed. There's a small garden and most of the rooms have their own patio or balcony. Melville itself is a relaxed neighbourhood with a great bunch of bars, restaurants and shops on 7th Street nearby.

But the USP of this place is the people who run it. Brendan is friendly and always helpful, and we found his advice about what to do and where to eat to be spot on every time. It made us feel we were getting a local's view of Jo'burg, and really improved our stay in what can be quite a tough city to navigate. Nothing was too much - from lifts to the restaurant to multiple coffees during the day.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ma'khaya Guest House

Address: No.1 Second Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #176 of 298 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Number of rooms: 10

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