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Thatchfoord Lodge
Ranked #6 of 72 Sandton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
“Thumbs up for Thatchfoord”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

There is something special about this place. From the smiling faces of Pearl and Joyce, the lovely setting by the river and the safe gated environment which encourages you to take evening walks just before dinner! I have just completed three weeks there and enjoyed every day. This must be a much better alternative to featureless hotels and would recommend a stay to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Norma32746, Manager at Thatchfoord Lodge, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Good morning from a very cold Johannesburg,

Thank you for your review it is appreciated, We really strive to make everyone's stay
memorable.

Warmest Regards
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

My Wife and I spent three nights in the exquisite Thatchfoord Lodge in Sandton. We had travelled from Cape Town via the Garden Route for 10 days, and having pre booked the Lodge for the final three days of our trip to South Africa we were rewarded with everything that the Lodge promised on the website. The perfect location has an abundance of shopping centres and restaurants in close proximity. Joyce and Pearl run a five star ship and they are extremely helpful and full of handy advice for all occupants of the Lodge. A perfect location to end a wonderful holiday and only 20 minutes from the Airport for the final leg home. We are planning another trip to South Africa in the next 6 months and we will definitely book the Thatchfoord Lodge for the start and end of our next trip.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Willows Suite which is stunning, beautiful living/bedroom, fabulous bathroom and a...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norma32746, Manager at Thatchfoord Lodge, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Good morning from Johannesburg,

Thank you, we loved having you. We really strive to make veryone's stay
memorable.

Warmest Regards
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband, Ugo and I started the exciting journey of marriage at this intimate place. We got there late on 29th June and left on Monday 1st July. What a pleasure. it is a quaint haven and we were awakened to the scent of freshly made breakfast and good coffee! Pearl and Joyce are such lovely hosts. We will certainly be back by God's grace on our anniversary!
Thank you and God bless you all!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

My wife and I spent five glorious days in mid June, at Thatchfoord Lodge, nestled above the banks of the Sand River with its crystal clear gurgling waters, in tranquil surroundings, that belie its proximity to Sandton.

We took leisurely morning walks with other guests, crisscrossing the stream at the many stepping stone points, walking upstream one day and down the next. The variety of ducks, geese, hadidas and other water fowl, wading in the shallows or gliding along deeper bodies of water, are a delight to see.

The hospitality is second to none and the ambience, inviting.

On arrival, one’s first impression is that of a stately north facing, rustic manor. The pool is drenched in full sunshine throughout the day. How I wished it was summer.

The “Sand room”, which we occupied, was tastefully and conservatively appointed, spacious yet very comfortable. A service, we appreciated, besides the gas heaters, was the provision of hot water bottles at night to warm not only the beds but the very cockles of our hearts. Nights in Johannesburg are extremely cold in June.

This lovely experience was made possible by two dedicated people to their professions, Joyce and Pearl. My wife and I thank you most sincerely.

From Bill & Jean

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Norma32746, Manager at Thatchfoord Lodge, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Good morning from a very cold Johannesburg,

Thank you for the beautiful review, we loved having you both. We really strive to make everyone's stay memorable. Hope you both have a awesome week.

Warmest Regards
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Joyce, Pearl and Steve were all very friendly and welcoming. They checked with us often to make sure we had everything we needed. Joyce arranged for transportation and suggested a very nice restaurant too. We even saw them at a store, and they checked on us there too. The room was very spacious and clean. We were traveling from the US and we were very impressed with the hospitality of the Lodge. Thank you all! What a great start to our vacation.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

I always struggle to find a family orientated accommodation for my huge family and the children and Thatchfoord Lodge overwhelmed us with their hospitality. We have always felt "at home" and they have always went the extra miles to accommodate us. You can see that Joyce & Pearl are loving and caring mothers as they look after they guest with warmth, love and care. Thank you ladies! You will see me again... oh and this time with all my other family as well :-)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

This Lodge is quite excellent, They have nice breakfast, The owners are really warm people and are keen to know if everything is fine and are willing to help. I slept in one of the big top rooms it was so nice, though it was winter, i didnt require extra warming either.

For those who want quite environment, and cool hideout this is the best place to be..

Room Tip: I think all rooms are well made...so either room is ok, but Joyce can advise you as well
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Thatchfoord Lodge
Address: 53 Crassula Avenue | Morningside Manor, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Thatchfoord Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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