Hands on Retreat, Craighall, Gauteng

4 Argyle Avenue, Craighall, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Contact: Reception
Telephone: +27 (0)11 326-3181, Facsimile: +27 (0)86 602-7022, Mobile:

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Great location and best value for money ... We are centrally situated in the upmarket "Parks" area of Northern Johannesburg and are within easy access to the surrounding suburbs of Rosebank, Sandton, Hyde Park and Randburg, whether by car or public transport. Located a short 10 minute drive from the Sandton and Rosebank Gautrain stations. We recommend the use of Uber taxi services and offer a special for first time users. Transfers can be arranged from OR Tambo, however the quickest option is to use the Gautrain.

It’s back to nature here: the setting is a park-like garden with a flowing lawn, abundant bird life, lots of tall trees and its own river flowing through it.

Guests have access to both sides of the river to enjoy the abundant bird life, meditate or just relax and enjoy nature at one of the many rest spots dotted around the garden. Weather permitting, refreshments are served on the outdoor veranda with its spectacular view.


There are six double en-suite rooms have queen size beds, private garden access and small kitchenettes ideal for long stays for the discerning business or leisure traveller. All rooms have a separate bath and shower. There is 1 wheelchair friendly room.

Room Facilities:
• Rate includes an English breakfast
• Free Wi-Fi throughout the guest house and garden
• Satellite TV, DStv with built in DVD’s
• Complimentary tea/coffee and home baked rusks
• Under-floor heating
• Lock up safe
• Hairdryer
• Bar fridge, microwave and kettle
• Bath and separate shower
• 1 wheel chair friendly room

General Facilities:
• Fireplace in lounge
• Ample secure off street parking with your own remote control.
• Full laundry service
• Opposite Planet Fitness Gym
• Transfers to and from Sandton and Rosebank Gautrain Station (or from airports) as well to Hackle Brooke Conference Centre
• Free high speed internet and our on-site Coffee Shop (09h00 to 16h00) makes our venue ideal for breakfast and lunch meetings.
• On-site nail and beauty technician
• On-site spa offering a variety of spa treatments and packages that can be booked by day visitors or guest house clients
• Variety of books to read in the garden


Delicious breakfasts are served from 07h00 to 10h00 to order and enjoy on our patio which opens out onto a garden abundant with trees and bird life. You also have enough space in front of your room to enjoy our wonderful Johannesburg afternoons sipping sundowners ordered from our coffee shop. Cold days are warmed by a roaring log fire in our dining room. Dinner trays by arrangement.


• We are walking distance to Hacklebrook Conference Centre and only a 10 minute drive to Sandton Convention Centre.
• 5 minutes walk to VALLEY SHOPPING Centre: Woolworths, Clicks, bottle store, Vodacom, butcher, coffee shops and laundromat
• 5 minutes walk from PicknPay and Planet Fitness
• 5 minutes to KFC and McDonalds take away outlets

Available at: http://www.sa-venues.com/visit/handsonretreat/rates.php

1) Coming from Sandton on William Nicol Dr towards Hyde Park Corner shopping Centre, turn right into 2nd Ave Craighall. Alternatively, coming from Hyde Park Corner shopping centre on William Nicol Dr towards Sandton, turn left into 2nd Ave Craighall.
2) At the T-junction, turn left into Waterfall Ave.
3) After only 10m, turn right into Talbragar Ave.
4) After 500m, turn left into Argyle Ave.
5) Cross both Douglas Ave and Alexandra Ave.
6) Hands On Retreat is to your left.
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