This is a magical penthouse apartment! We often hire out the unit to various corporates for international guests as well as local events companies for evening functions because of its magical rooftop setting. It comes fully furnished with all mod cons including satellite TV (DSTV). It is a 2 bedroom (with double beds in each) and 2 bathroom (one is on suite). The rest of the apartment is open plan with a kitchen, dining and living areas. These areas + the main bedroom all open out with folding sliding doors onto a massive roof top patio area with great views of Jhb and include a gas barbeque & fire place. It is a very secure building with 2 underground parking spaces reserved for the unit, a restaurant on the ground floor and several in the immediate area. Part of this and the neighbouring sister building have been set up as a hotel so very easy to get information, book events, tours, taxies, etc... as may be required.
Please read some potentially usefull information sent to one of our interested guests? Hope it may help you?
I have added some links to give you some good info so you can better plan for your stay.
My recommendation is that if you are here for a while I would go the car hire rout from the airport. This gives you the flexibility to get out of the city to great areas around JHB like the Magaliesburg Mountains (45mins drive), The Cradle of Humankind (A World Heritage Site in the Magaliesburg) http://www.maropeng.co.za and magic open bush restaurant http://www.thecradle.co.za , The Pilanesburg Game Reserve http://www.pilanesberg-game-reserve.co.za for a day trip? Close to Sun City (both about 2.5 hrs drive from Jhb) and many more.
On a shorter trip you won’t need a car – you will be able to access anything in and around the City through a variety of methods… see links at bottom.
The apartment is located in inner city Johannesburg (old CBD), this is a slightly more cultural area now with loads of apartment being fitted out into the older commercial building. Directly downstairs is a good restaurant called Darkie and across the road is a magic and very popular restaurant called Blackie which has a fantastic whisky & Cigar lounge and great food – because this is still a very popular work area there are some great coffee shops and lunch spot within a 10min walk. It is situated approx 1.5 km away from the very vibe Newtown http://www.joburg.org.za/content/view/315/52 which too has some great pubs, bars and clubs and is more now as a very arty/creative & diverse area. Most people love this area as you can be who you want to be. It has the very popular Market Theatre which forms the main social hub & then some great back street clubs, pubs/restaurants in old warehouse and Grey listed building – very funky but depends what you are looking for?
Sandton will be a 15min ride away & Fourways about 30min. These will probably form the main hub of activity and have loads of restaurants, pubs & clubs. Sandton has the main Sandton City with the very social Nelson Mandela Square http://www.nelsonmandelasquare.co.za it’s an open air piazza with loads of good restaurants. Fourways has the ever popular Monty Casino http://www.montecasino.co.za which also has a large piazza area with a massive screen which will be used to show the games. It’s always popular for our SA rugby games and always very festive.
Oh and the appartment it is approx a 30min trip from the airport but this could always also take up to an hour or more depending on time of travel & traffic. It is fairly straight forward if you have a good map or GPS? Little more complex without but thats half the fun of this place?
One other thing, dont know if i mentioned, is that part of our building is run by a hotel group so there is a front desk and always someone on hand to help with Taxi's info etc.
Hope this all helps?
See some good links below
Good overview site is the main site (which I’m sure you’ve had a look at)
This is a great overview or your situation from the airport and what options you have?
As mentioned I will also happily meet you guys there if you need a hand?
Overview on Transport Plans / Systems in place
University of the Witwatersrand – closest & most convenient Park & Ride to the stadiums … approx 3km from the Apartment (it is on the North side of the city close to Newtown). NB There will be no parking available at the Soccer City for private vehicles see this article - http://www.shine2010.co.za
The inner city Bus Rapid Transit system will be in place for inner city where the apartment is situated – Read more on the Rea Vaya
- Free parking
- Private Bathroom
- Laundry Service
Pay per use