There are many challenges to traveling to Johannesburg, particularly issues of security and inflated prices prior to the upcoming World Cup in South Africa. We were looking for a small homey place with good security, reasonable prices and good proximity to the airport. We stumbled on a little gem of a place run by a saavy couple (Ina and Arthur Johnson) who know how to make their guests feel welcome and safe. We arrived on Mother's day and were instantly invited to their own Mother's day celebration feast, We met their extended family and were treated like one of the clan. Their rooms were clean and recently updated with comfortable beds and very nice bathrooms. Their breakfasts were freshly cooked, more than adequate in proportions and served with a friendly verve. Arthur personally drove us to safe places to do our shopping and gave us a free tour of Johannesburg in his white van. This city can be dangerous. Even taking a cab can end badly, so Arthur made sure that we had no problems during our stay. Their guest house is well protected and Arthur carries a handgun in his van (just in case) when he leaves the compound. This may seem a bit extreme to those unfamiliar with this town, but we appreciated the attention to our protection and safety as much as we enjoyed the friendly chatter, the outdoor bar and the superb service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunrock Guesthouse is a highly recommended guest house in Kempton Park situated in a quiet, peaceful area north-east of Johannesburg, which offers superior comfort and service. Our Guesthouse is centrally situated and is a superb base for enjoying Gauteng and exploring the rest of South Africa. It is only 4km from O.R Tambo International Airport, and 10 minutes from either the Festival Mall in Kempton Park or East Rand Mall in Boksburg. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunrock Guesthouse Hotel Kempton Park