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“Great situation” 4 of 5 stars
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Agterplaas B&B
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great situation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Stayed here for one night at the end of our south african trip. Needed a Sat Nav to find it but worth it. Lovely greeting from Richard who filled us in on everything we needed to know! Quaint house full of antiques and with a homely old fashion look but comfortable and breakfast was good. Its advantage is being in Melville which is a lovely lively suburb and the restaurants and bars are on the doorstep. Ate a wonderful meal in Lucky Bean just across the street.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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south wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a lovely B and B with very comfortable rooms, friendly staff and good breakfasts. It is two minutes to walk to Melville,s main street with all it's shops and cafes. My only criticism would be the trip we were sold to Soweto which was e pensive short and rather stuffy. Other than that an excellent stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

I was part of the Deutche Welle team of international journalists that covered the 2010 FIFA World Cup. We stayed at Die Agterplaas for the who six week period. We had a very good time at the guest house whose meaning from Africaans to English we were told means 'The Backyard.' The staff is very friendly, the food is lovely. Badia is such a great chef. The rooms are very clean and homely. The guesthouse is near 7th street which is ideal for shopping and tasting several exotic cuisines. I recommend it to all visitors to the great city of Johannesburg

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  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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1 Thank Farouk K
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

stayed here for most of our trip and it was great. clean, quiet, green and my ideal kine of hospitality - ie very helpful about anything, but not hovering. in a great location near good restaurants, bars and small shops. good buffet breakfast and the cheapest, fastest laundry service ever. the furniture in the rooms is kind of functional, and the lighting could be better, but overall an excellent place.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

The highlight of this stay was that they arranged for an older black gentleman nicknamed Opa to show us around downtown Joburg and Soweto. He had lived through apartheid and the struggles of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. He took us to all the sights...Apartheid Museum, Desmond Tutu's church, Mandela's house, the sights in Soweto. The Band B is in the beautiful and charming suburb of Melville. The rooms are comfortable and quiet, breakfast was abundant, and we could do our laundry. We could walk to restaurants and shopping. They also provided airport pickup and return. I recommend very highly.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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1 Thank AnneG0772
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

Die Agterplaas was a fantastic place to stay. My friend and I couldn't have asked for better hospitality. The rooms were so clean, and service was impeccable. Take their advice to have an escort if you want to go up to the street with shops and bars. The staircase leading up there is definitely a bit sketchy!

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Thank annarat
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Cape Town
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

Really enjoy the friendly welcoming atmosphere, especially in the breakfasr room!!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Agterplaas B&B

Property: Agterplaas B&B
Address: 66 Sixth Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Agterplaas B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agterplaas B&B is a piece of countryside in the heart of Johannesburg. We are a hundred meters from the '7de laan' boutiques, book stores, pubs and restaurants, but supper can also be enjoyed by appointment where we overlook the Melville 'Koppies'. We are centrally situated - close to UJ, Wits, Helen Joseph- and Milpark-hospitals, Mediapark and the SABC, with a bus route close by. Airport and Gautrain transfers are available on request at competitive prices. There is also the Melville E-Tuk Tuk for short trips - even as far as the Rosebank and Park Gautrain Stations. Our rooms are all en suite with WiFi internet access. We offer a bouquet of DSTV - channels, complimentary cool drinks and coffee/tea facilities and our rooms are equipped with heaters and fans. Our motto is: Old-world Tranquility and Affordable Comfort. In general we are disabled-friendly and one of our units and a kitchen facility are geared specifically to accommodate guests in wheelchairs. ... more   less 
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