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About Ginnegaap Guest House

Ginnegaap Guest House is a charming cottage-style house in Melville, one of the oldest and most vibrant suburbs in Johannesburg.

This highly recommended and trendy establishment with its 12 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms, offer business and holidaymakers a warm, friendly and comfortable home-from-home. Within walking distance from quaint coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, bookstores and antique shops.

Ginnegaap is your perfect escape in the buzzing city of Johannesburg. Our close proximity to the University of Johannesburg and Wits University offers the ideal location for visiting academics. We are also close to the SABC, the city centre, hospitals, shopping centers, Soweto and many popular tourist attractions. Come and experience our stylish rooms, great breakfast and friendly and caring staff.

Conference Venues: We can accommodate small conferences, meetings and training sessions for up to 15 people and have a flip chart and an overhead projector installed.

  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 37
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

The full amount is required for stays of one night only.
Children under the age of 4 stay for free.
Children between 5 and 12 years old pay R275.00 per night if they share a room with a parent. Children pay the full adult rate if they stay in a separate room from their parents.

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Reviews for Ginnegaap Guest House

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Cynthia Smith, Norway
01 October 2016

We returned to Ginnegaap after a stay there in 2013. The breakfasts were great and that was one of the main motivators for returning. We were not disappointed!In addition, the location is great. Close - and safe (also at night) - enough to walk to where you need to go in Melville, even for children ages 3 and 5. But away from too much hustle and bustle.

Ulrike Vorholz, Germany
28 September 2016

nice hosts, good breakfast. nice garden.

Hein Lottering, South Africa
15 September 2016

My stay was very enjoyable and the breakfast was superb. My only criticism would be that my room was next to the kitchen so a little noisy early in the morning. Thanks to all.

Petro Keene, South Africa
29 October 2015

I had a relaxing stay. The staff are very pleasant and gave excellent  service. The room was comfortable and the breakfast, very good.

Dalene Barnard, South Africa
12 April 2015

I stayed at Ginnegaap for 3 nights with my husband and 10 year old son.The guest house is charmingly and tastefully decorated. It is an old house with wooden floors and high pressed ceilings. There are also rooms situated outside the main building. We stayed in the main house.Security is good.The owners have thought of everything one needs when travelling:A bar fridge, ironing board and iron, wine glasses and cork screw, plunger pot and filter coffee and a hair drier are provided in the room.The king size beds are very comfortable with quality linen. The garden and pool area is very pretty...
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Ginnegaap Guest House is 4.8km from the centre of Johannesburg , the nearest airport 25.5km (Johannesburg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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