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, and what a delight to enjoy breakfast on the private terrace. It is compact and well designed so it was easy to relax there for several days at a time when needed. I found it was wonderful to be able to cook for myself between trips where I was eating out for weeks at a time. Having private use of the pool was also fantastic on a warm summer's day.
The Apartment had a more contemporary feel to it. The greater space was appreciated when my daughter stayed with me.
The location of Acorns in Parktown North meant that it was a pleasant walk to Rosebank, but there were also a variety of other shopping strips even closer. I found it easy to be self sufficient on the occasions that I was without a car. The quiet location made relaxation and a great sleep effortless achievements.
Both units were spotlessly clean and serviced daily. I was exceptionally well looked after.
Importantly, and quite uniquely, Pam and Wiggie love Johannesburg and I was delighted to follow their lead and to look at the city with a growing appreciation for its many positive attributes. Thanks to them both I would now happily return to Johannesburg. Their advice also on the neighbouring countries was based on a deep knowledge and I found it to be invaluable. As regular travellers to Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho they have a wealth of pointers for their guests.
I cannot speak too highly of the accommodation and the service provided by Pam and Wiggie, and my sojourns with them are some of my best memories of my African experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and spend a night with us, in one of our three 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. We now can also offer a budget unit. ... more less