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Amanzi Guest House

64 Rutland Avenue Craighall Park, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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Amanzi Guest House is located in the tranquil, park-like neighbourhood of Craighall Park, (one of the sought after "park"neighbourhoods) It is minutes away from Rosebank, Sandton, Hyde Park and Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa. It offers very comfortable long stay self-catering accommodation. Four contemporary urban chic apartments and three garden cottages all have private entrances. Free unlimited high speed fibre optic Internet access (100 Mps), secure property with undercover parking. Fenced Pool set in lush indigenous garden. Added luxuries like hairdryers, cotton linen, option to fill bottles with E-spring filtered water. Convenient neighbourhood shops less than a kilometre away - a general grocer, fruit and veg, pharmacy, restaurants. Ideal for business travellers. Amanzi Guest House specialises in long stays.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Aerobics offsite
Patio
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Laundry service
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Private balcony
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Electric blanket
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Separate living room
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Bottled water
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Private bathrooms
Oven
Refrigerator
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Residential Neighbourhood
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Journey39304949588 wrote a review Dec 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa
I moved to Amanzi for work from August 2022 to December 2022, and I'd like to express my dissatisfaction with this guest house. It was lovely at first, but while paying Cape Town rates to stay there (rates that changed every month), I was horrified by the non-stop power outages in Craighall Park caused by faulty cables in the area and no resources to deal with them and, oftentimes, no communication; I had problems with the TV, microwave, power trips caused by the stove/oven and toaster, and my two incredibly expensive, imported pants ruined due to their in-house laundry facilities. There is little privacy, and people have come into my space in the middle of the night to tend to the stove, etc. while I'm in a robe, busy cooking. There was no prior communication to liaise with me for an appropriate time - and I think everyone can agree that 8 p.m. is not appropriate. These interruptions also happened several times during my work meetings. There was, ultimately, no accountability from Amanzi's end. I paid in good faith and expected to be reimbursed for damages incurred; however, on top of this not happening, their new tenant is still using my Netflix account after I notified them, and the owner has not responded. If you're enduring a long stay at Amanzi and you're a working professional, I wouldn't recommend this location.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Not great value for money with very noisy staff and tenants.
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Responded 07 Jan 2023
Dear Journey 39304949588 To respond to your complaints: 1. I am surprised that you would complain of a month stay in a spacious one bedroom cottage, with a private outside garden area, free unlimited high speed wifi, a weekly clean, change of bed linen and towels, a load of laundry, in a prime location of under R10,000 to be expensive. The rates changed from R8700 in an open plan apartment to the rate for a cottage, at your request to move. 2. The power outages were indeed horrendous for all, and were totally unexpected. However, there was always light in each accommodation space whether an apartment or a cottage. You had an emergency light, a load shedding globe which also came on during power outages, and back up wifi for up to 4 hours. Electric Gates were on battery back up, as was the electric fence. 3. On top of power outages, we had excessive rain storms - and the rain water did indeed cause a problem with your electrical ware. My electrician was inundated with calls and i was extremely grateful that he did come to repair your cottage in the late afternoon - no artisan works to time appointments,particularly during problem times. You were certainly told that he would arrive as soon as he could. 4. Why would you give ïncredibly expensive imported Pants" to be washed for a general laundry and not take them to a specialist drycleaners? We offer a general laundry service and would certainly not have washed specialist garments had we known. 5. It is not my responsibility to log out of your Netflix account. You managed to log out very quickly once you realised it was still being used by my new tenant. 6. There are guests/tenants who have been staying at Amanzi for years. Many work from their apartment or cottage. I have 205 reviews on Trip Advisor and I am a superhost on AirBnB with a rating of 5/5. You do yourself a disfavour by writing a review like this.
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glynlatham wrote a review Jan 2022
Cumbria, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
Amanzi worked really well for us as we visited family in a nearby suburb. The neighbourhood was safe and friendly and great for early morning walks. On return, the pool at Amanzi was wonderful for a cool off and big enough to get some exercise. Perfect! Our apartment was spacious and comfortable and the sunny deck was another plus and a sociable place to hang out. We found some good eateries within walking distance and Pam was brilliant at suggesting attractions as far away as the Cape. The local Spa (also within walking distance) was superbly stocked. Another thing worth mentioning was the speed at which we could get an Uber - usually within a few minutes. Definitely a plus! Excellent internet too. Thank you Pam for all your support. We so enjoyed our chats and only sorry we missed out on our last meet up on the deck.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pascal-kien-camp wrote a review Dec 2021
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After living at @Amanzi for a month and a half, we can say that not only the location but also the people helped to create a real haven of tranquillity for our stay. For anyone considering a stay in Jo'burg, Amanzi will be a great place to immerse yourself in the city and have a rare experience.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Oleebg wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa114 contributions57 helpful votes
I stayed at Amanzi for three weeks while looking for a more permanent home and I am sad to leave. We had a great, comfortable cottage with everything we needed. There is a beautiful pool to relax by and a deck to sit back and watch the sunset set in quiet gardens. It’s all very peaceful, very safe, very easy and very friendly. Pam could not have made us feel more looked after. We moved with two cats and every effort was made to also accommodate them, even with extra fencing. The area is also close to the beautiful Delta Park as well as Rosebank, Parkhurst and other good places. I can’t think of a better place for short or long term stays.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 27 Dec 2020
Dear Oleebg thank you for your enthusiastic review - so happy you felt comfortable and safe and welcome. We loved having you and the 4 legged furry animals stay with us while you searched for your new more permanent home. Take care and wish you great adventures in Johannesburg, and exploring South Africa! Warm regards Pam and the Amanzi team
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Claire F wrote a review Aug 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
Such a wonderful place to stay. A real home away from home. Peaceful, quiet and so comfortable. Conveniently position in a safe and beautiful suburb. Rooms have everything you need and more. You are made to feel so welcome. I love staying at Amanzi.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 30 Aug 2020
Dear Claire F, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for your appreciative comments. We're really happy you find Amanzi peaceful and comfortable. And delighted you love staying here. You know you are welcome always! Warm regards Pam
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999marianne wrote a review Apr 2020
Ireland10 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed at Amanzi for two months and wanted to bring along two kittens - not the normal request I guess .... however, Pam and Rob - amazing hosts that they are - welcomed me and my fluffs with open arms. We had our own cottage with a private garden and they happily added some more fencing to keep the kittens in my area. The cottage was roomy, fully equipped and self-contained with a private patio which was perfect for the summer weather in ZA. Also perfect for my two month stay as I had my own "home" for the period. The staff were helpful and efficient and eager to meet any request. Pam and Rob are so warm and welcoming run a lovely establishment set in gorgeous tranquil gardens - I would recommend them highly to anyone for both a short or longer term stay!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Pamela Oldacre Horsfield, Owner at Amanzi Guest House
Responded 20 Apr 2020
Dear Marianne Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. We loved having you and the two gorrrrrrgeous kitties staying with us. It was a treat! It was fun to watch them grow in the two months and become more adventurous. I had never seen (or heard of) Siberian Forrest cats before! Good to know for the hypoallergenic folk that these cats do not cause allergies. Thank you for your positive comments about the Silver Birch cottage, and so pleased the space and garden worked well for you and the two fluffs! Wishing you lots of years of joy with the two fluffs 😊 warm regards from Pam, Rob and the Amanzi team
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Jo H wrote a review Mar 2020
Durban, South Africa4 contributions1 helpful vote
We so enjoyed our stay at this lovely guesthouse. Pam and Rob were warm, friendly and so hospitable. The guesthouse is set in a lush garden with the peaceful sound of water fountains/ponds. Very relaxing. A lovely pool with a sun deck to enjoy the quiet peaceful neighborhood. Safe, secure and very convenient to many of Joburg's top restaurants, shopping malls, galleries and parks. The rooms are well appointed, spacious with all amenities taken care of and super comfy beds and linen. Great WIFI (I was travelling with a teenager!) and full DSTV. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Pamela Klette, Owner at Amanzi Guest House
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Dear 980joh Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. It was great to have you and your teenager stay with us, and happy you enjoyed the tranquility. Especially pleased we satisfied the teenager's internet needs! Look forward to having you stay again. Warm regards Pam and Rob
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Jeroen O wrote a review Mar 2020
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Due to personal reasons, I needed a place to stay at short notice back in September ‘18. By coincidence and my luck, I did find Amanzi guesthouse. I’ve ended up staying there for almost a year and a half and I’ve never made a better travel decision than ending up there. Amanzi is so much more than just another guesthouse. I did find there a true new home with the fantastic people running the place, Rob and Pam. During that extended period we have become like family and friends at the same time. The location of the place is excellent because it’s close the Hyde Park, Rosebank and Sandton, while once inside the gates, you feel like being out in the bush because it’s so peaceful. The gardens are stunning, the pool is great, the dogs lovely and the breakfast superb. I will miss not being there and I am convinced anyone staying there will feel the same about Amanzi guesthouse and their hosts. Many thanks for putting up with me for such a long time! Jeroen
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 07 Mar 2020
Dear Jeroen We also were the lucky ones that you found us! We have enjoyed getting to know you over the last year and a half, and you will always be like family, plus a good friend. Thank you for your generous words about Amanzi - I chuckled about your description of feeling like you are in the bush when you are inside. It does amaze me how lucky we are that the property has such a peaceful feeling. I am glad you made such good use of the pool during your months here. The dogs miss you. We miss you! We wish you well for the next steps of your journey! Pam, Rob, Max, Shadow, Deli, Lena and now Siya
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MariaMokum wrote a review Feb 2020
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The Amanzi is a very warm and friendly green oasis in Craighall Park. Pam and Rob have created a wonderful place which makes you feel home away from home from day one. I stayed in one of the cottages for 7 months. The setup is such that there is the right balance having privacy and space while having the ability to meet and interact with other guests and staff. The staff is very helpful with anything you might need. The breakfast is a great start of the day, Deli and Thabang are doing a great job preparing a tasty hot breakfast (yummy mushrooms with the scrambled eggs). The cottage was cleaned every day, even the dishes were taken care of when I forgot. Lena was very careful with my dresses and other laundry. So I felt very spoilt. And the sun deck is a great place to have a drink and unwind. The Delta Park and the SPAR (together with some other shops) are at walking distance. So are a few neighborhood cafes and restaurants. Furthermore, Rosebank and Hyde Park corner are close, too. Overall, a great place to stay. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Pamela Klette, Owner at Amanzi Guest House
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear MariaMokum Thank you for writing such a lovely review - really so happy that you felt comfortable and at home at Amanzi - we miss you - after your 7 month stay with us!! It was great to have some catch ups on the deck, and get to know you. Thank you also for writing how central and convenient Amanzi is situated for the Park, shops and restaurants. We love being close to these facilities, yet quiet... Wishing you everything of the best, and plenty of new adventures! Pam, Rob and the Amanzi team
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HeatherHook1978 wrote a review Dec 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa23 contributions1 helpful vote
I recently enjoyed 2 incredible days of rest and serious relaxation at the beautiful Amanzi Guest House. After a busy year, I wanted to spend the time unwinding and indeed I did just that in this beautiful, green and peaceful urban oasis. From start to finish I was made to feel like part of the family - Pam and Rob were fabulous hosts, friendly but not intrusive at all - and the guesthouse dogs Max and Shadow were as welcoming as their owners. I slept in and enjoyed tasty breakfasts, featuring homemade muesli, freshly made hot breakfasts and tasty baked treats too. The property is quiet and chilling by the pool with a book, or on the upstairs deck watching the beautiful sunsets was a balm to my tired soul. Highly recommend Amanzi for a short or long term stay, they are perfectly located and close to shops, Sandton, Rosebank areas. Your home away from home in Craighall Park.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Pamela K, Owner at Amanzi Guest House
Responded 23 Dec 2019
Dear HeatherHook We enjoyed meeting you and thank you for writing such a lovely review. So pleased you rested and relaxed and enjoyed your stay with us. I think we are very lucky here, as its hard to believe that the buzz of the city is close by. Craighall Park is known for its convenience - close to Hyde Park shops, a few kilometres from Rosebank, yet down the road, is Delta Park, where we so enjoy a daily walk with the dogs. Max and Shadow say "Woof" and we look forward to another stay when you need relax and unwind. Warm regards from all of us at Amanzi Pam
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amanzi Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Amanzi Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Hyde Park Corner (0.9 km), Escape Room South Africa (1.2 km), and Hyde Park Corner (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Amanzi Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Amanzi Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Amanzi Guest House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Amanzi Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amanzi Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cnr Cafe Bistro and Deli, Winehouse, and Pronto.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amanzi Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amanzi Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Amanzi Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (7.3 km), Johannesburg Fort (7.4 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (4.2 km).