We’re proud to welcome our three new Johannesburg Guesthouses and we’re also smiling because each one is not only gorgeous and cozy, but each one has the most lovely owner!
Fifteen on Orange Guest Lodge is in Orchards. I was lucky to have tea with Beverly, who has spent the last year and a half renovating this large, light and airy space. I know I should focus on the guesthouse itself, because that is my job, but Beverly stole the limelight. She is so interesting! Originally from Poland, Bev is a filmaker, director and writer, and has written and directed for the BBC, including Bafta nominated films and a film starring Judi Dench and Michael Williams.
Now, instead of film she’s focusing on hospitality. Fifteen on Orange has three large suites, perfect for long stays, each with its own entrance, fully equipped kitchen and garden area. Bev will cook breakfasts and dinners for you if you want, and she is the most gracious, lovely, gentle and creative host.
And then there is Chateau de Carolle in Greenside. The owner, Carolle, is an interior designer with a love for all things French. Her guesthouse is decorated in old French-Provencal style. What a beauty! The aroma of lavender from the garden is delicious. The smell of freshly baked bread from the kitchen divine. And each piece of furniture, mirror and fabric is hand picked and super stylish.
Carolle is as stylish and charming as the space she has created. She has tons of returning guests and it is easy to understand why. The suites are beautiful and Carolle is hands on, always with the most generous smile. She’ll help with everything and in fact her website, and the testimonials on it, are quite extraordinary.
Our third new Jozi Guesthouse is in Parkhurst. Little Forest Guest House. This one is like an oasis in the heart of a bustling neighborhood and is a short walk away from 4th Avenue, filled with restaurants, boutiques and galleries. There is a lovely pool and the birdlife is astonishing. That is because of all the trees. Betsy has created a real retreat! Her guests are local and foreign, she has quite a few ‘safari after surgery’ clients’, and really, this is a gem. There are five suites and one has its own swimming pool.
They’re all on our Johannesburg Guesthouse website but here are their direct links too. We’ll soon be blogging about each one individually, but in the meantime – Welcome!