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October 1, 2011

Craighall House

On your arrival at Craighall House, the garden will envelop you, in summer the bursts of colour, the wisteria and carefully tended roses, in winter, the evergreens, warm Johannesburg days and cosy evenings by the fire. A small, personally run guesthouse, close to Sandton, Rosebank and Melrose Arch and a short drive to the Johannesburg CBD. You will find the staff treat you with exceptional courtesy and the regularly re-furbished individual rooms are comfortable and charmingly decorated with an eye to detail.


In your room, your bed will be the central feature, comfortable and well made with crisp, clean, white linen. All the bedrooms are en-suite with well appointed bath or shower rooms. A fridge will provide you with fresh milk every day so you can make yourself tea or coffee. And your challenge is to spot the additional special features in the room that you’re unlikely to find in a big international hotel.


The cottage at Craighall House provides you with a different guesthouse experience. The view on to the garden and pool from your own patio, the spacious living/dining accommodation and fully equipped kitchen with microwave and hob oven will ensure your exceptional comfort for an overnighter to a long-term stay. The King size bed can be separated to make up individual twin beds and the bathroom has a bath as well as a separate shower. The cottage is fully serviced and has its own garage.

What makes Craighall House different

Your host Oriel Moore lives on the property which ensures continued personal supervision. The pride she takes in the garden is palpable and she hopes you will leave wanting to return to Craighall House, Johannesburg time and time again. At breakfast every morning, your fruit salad is freshly made using only in-season fresh fruit and served with a delicious full English breakfast. The honesty bar in the living area is there for your use whatever time of the day, you will also find artifacts everywhere that have been gathered over the years during many happy holidays all over the world.

Surrounding attractions:

We are located off of Jan Smuts Avenue, which offers easy access to Woolworths Food Convenience Store, Hyde Park Shopping Centre, which offers a wonderful selection of Restaurants and clothing Boutiques. We are a five minute drive from Rosebank Mall if you would like to take in a movie, a light snack and a quick coffee. Everard Read Gallery (Circa on Jellicoe) is also a short drive, which exhibits various fine works and sculptures. A lovely outing would include stopping off at Moyo Restaurant at Johannesburg’s Zoo Lake and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and an African Buffet Feast. A short drive by car can take you to our well-known 4th Avenue Parkhurst which boasts a selection of popular sidewalk restaurants like Georges on 4th and Espresso Cafe & Bistro as well as quaint little shops which will keep you amused over the weekends. Staying in Johannesburg on business – we are conveniently located to the Gautrain Station and Sandton Convention Centre(five to ten minutes depending on traffic), stop off points in West street Sandton off Rivonia and soon to be opened station in Rosebank off Oxford Road just up from The Zone Mall in Rosebank. Attending a conference or function at Hackle Brooke on Conrad Drive, is less than a five minute drive.

Directions from O.R. Thambo International Airport:

Directions from Johannesburg International Airport Travel west on the R24 from Johannesburg International for 11.5km towards Johannesburg CBD. At the Gilooly’s interchange stick to the centre lane turning north towards Pretoria and Sandton on the N3. Travel along the N3 for 14.5km up to the M1. At the M1 take the left lane towards Johannesburg for 7km. Turn off at the Greyston off ramp and turn right into Greyston Drive. Travel for 4km, at the T-junction turn right into Sandton Drive. After 1.4km turn left into William Nicol. Turn right at the first traffic light into Stirling, first left into Balmoral, left into Alexandra; look out for no 10 on the right.

Confirmation of booking:
The Terms and Conditions of your booking are deemed as being accepted on receipt of the deposit, or credit card details.

Insurance against booking cancellation: To avoid any misunderstanding, a booking constitutes a binding contract. All guests confirming a booking are advised to take out insurance to cover the full cost of their accommodation in the event of a cancellation. We will seek compensation for any cancelled accommodation that cannot be re-let, including premature curtailment.

In the event of a no-show, the full amount of the full stay (if the stay is 4 days or less) is due.

Please note that all cancellations must be made in writing:

It is strongly advised that you get full travel insurance when travelling to South Africa covering health care treatment and loss and damage to personal possessions. Craighall House does not accept responsibility for loss and damage to guest’s possessions.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of premature departure we may charge for the full original booking.
Cancellation 0 – 14 days before date of arrival, or no-show – visitor forfeits 100% of deposit paid.
Cancellation 15 – 28 days before date of arrival – visitor forfeits 75% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater).
Cancellation 29+ days before date of arrival – visitor forfeits 50% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater).

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