We have stayed in Amanzi in the Jacaranda cottage for 3 months from January to April 2013 during a business trip to Joburg. At the end it was really hard to leave this place, because we really felt like at home! Amanzi Guest House is beautifully and comfortably situated in the safe and green CraigHall Park district, there is a supermarket walking distance ( although in Joburg nobody walks ) and everything else what you need is 5 minutes away by car (also nice restaurants)
Property is beautiful, with green wild garden, herbs, plants and very nice salt-water pool. Our cottage was very comfortable, clean, beautifully decorated and perfect for a couple as it has a living room with a kitchen and separate bedroom. I can highly recommended it for both short and long stay, but it will be definitely more comfortable to stay in the cottage if you plan to choose Amanzi as a second home while staying little longer in Joburg.
But the most amazing thing in Amanzi is people! Pam is a perfect host and owner, very friendly and person with open heart. You can be sure that she will answer all your questions and help you to find your way around Joburg and SA! We have met wonderful friends there who were also guests of Amanzi, in the common area we were having barbecues and small parties.
I can highly recommend you to stay in this place both for the long term and short stays, you will love it. I personally selected it because of the good reviews on TA so I want to confirm that all of these are well deserved!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amanzi Guest House, AA TravelGuides Superior Grading, 4 Star TGCSA, Central Johannesburg, South Africa, offers luxury bed and breakfast / guesthouse accommodation with self-catering options. Four contemporary urban chic apartments each with private entrances, and three garden cottages. Free unlimited high speed fibre optic Internet access (50 Mps), Satellite TV, secure property with undercover parking. Pool set in indigenous garden. Added luxuries like hairdryers, luxurious cotton percale linen, a house branded range of natural toiletries and daily refilled bottles of E-spring filtered water. Convenient neighbourhood shops less than a kilometre away - a general grocer, fruit and veg, pharmacy, restaurant - minutes from Sandton, Rosebank, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg CBD. Ideal for business and leisure travelers. Amanzi Guest House specialises in long stays. ... more less