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About Burkleigh House

Burkleigh House is a 62-year-old home which has been substantially altered in light of its new-found role as a first class guest house. The front fa├žade has been wrapped in a large sunny verandah which is ideal for sundowners as it overlooks the bustle of the city from a austere elevation, with views of mature trees, an acre of lush gardens, and a sparkling pool.

Guests are welcome to indulge in the seclusion of several spots where they are able to read or simply relax and view the abundant birdlife which have chosen Burkleigh House as their place of preference.

Each of the five non-smoking north-facing rooms boast an impressive array of modern amenities, such as high-speed Wi-Fi access, a plasma screen television, DStv, and a work station for the enthusiastic business person. The beds have spring mattresses, and are dressed in fine cotton percale linen.

Room 1 is elegantly decorated in a French Provencal theme, boasting a white antique double bed and wardrobe. It offers a west-facing Juliet balcony with views overlooking a bubbling fountain and the swimming pool. The bathroom has an extra large frameless shower with an antique mirror and accompanying fittings.

Room 2 is furnished with an antique extra-length double bed and accompanied by an original 17th century Cape Stinkwood and Pearwood cupboard. The bathroom is replete with an antique mirror and fittings.

Room 3 is pleasingly fitted with an antique extra-length double bed and an 18th-century yellow wood cupboard. The suite is decorated in shades of fresh blue and white and the bathroom has a frameless shower and a unique take on an antique dressing table with original fittings.

Room 4 is styled in dark woods which are subtly offset by white walls, and cream and chocolate fabrics. The extra-length king-size bed can be split into two single beds and the bathroom completes this Victorian escape with a ball and claw bath and an extra-large glass shower.

Room 5 has a king-size bed that can be split into two singles, a Victorian Mahogany cupboard, and a marble and walnut chest of drawers. The executive desk is of flame mahogany and inlaid with leather. A full bathroom with extra large glass shower and Victorian ball and claw bath epitomise the grace of a bygone era.

The reception area, lounge, and dining room showcase the best of our decades of collecting rare and beautiful antiques, amongst which are a rare Chippendale dresser and an exceptional Mahogany cupboard found in Kimberley and believed to have belonged to Cecil John Rhodes. A fireplace creates a warm and welcoming ambiance where you can enjoy sipping a sherry while listening to music.

Burkleigh House views service and personal attention as our best form of advertising and we delight in serving a full English breakfast in an elegant atmosphere. In summer you may choose to enjoy an al fresco breakfast.

Wedding Venues: We are able to accommodate small weddings and functions.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Soundrajan Pillay, South Africa
12 December 2016

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Burkleigh House is 8.3km from the centre of Johannesburg , the nearest airport 19.1km (Lanseria International Airport).
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