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About Makhaya Guest House

No matter whether you are in Johannesburg on business or as a foreign tourist seeking a unique African experience you are a valued guest and, as such, a very special individual. The house stands on a large property and set far back in its spacious gardens. Two private garages and a large courtyard provide secure parking for guests and their visitors. Islands of further gardens flank other areas. High walls provide privacy and buffer the already-minimal street noise. Tranquillity is the order of the day.

The interior is warmly inviting, with objects d'art drawn from all over Africa and especially the magnificent carvings and wooden sculpture of West African countries. In most languages of sub-Saharan Africa, Ma'Khaya means our home and more than that. The saying goes that An Englishman's home is his castle.

In traditional African societies this goes further and extends to an enormous family that may comprise simply persons of similar surname or belonging to the same area. The house may be built of wattle-and-daub/Adobe or sun-baked brick even Pharaoh's palaces, woven reeds or saplings but modern architects have noted the ergonomic sense that they make.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi

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Reviews for Makhaya Guest House

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Deliwe Khemisi
03 March 2017

The place is very untidy renovations must be done and sheets be washed daily

Portia Mzimela, South Africa
14 March 2010

My stay at Makhaya was perfect. The service was excellent, the staff were very friendly and hospitable and the place is very clean and well maintained. The food was also quite well prepared. What a lovely experience!

Makhaya Guest House Map

Makhaya Guest House is 5.5km from the centre of Johannesburg , the nearest airport 26.2km (Johannesburg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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