About Green Gables
Green Gables is a peaceful and well established guest house which has a Cape Dutch country house ambience. Our spacious, en-suite bedrooms are all individually decorated and have separate entrances. The sprawling, largely indigenous garden, with a number of private areas, is home to a wide variety of bird life.
We are situated within the gated area of Rivonia Valley, which provides 24 hour access control and security. There is ample secure parking and guests are provided with their own remote controls.
Rivonia has a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars, which are only a short distance from the guest house. Rivonia is situated very conveniently for access to Sandton City, Montecasino, the office parks of Woodmead and Sunninghill as well as OR Tambo and Lanseria airports.
The guest house has been developed to provide a high level of comfort and privacy. At the same time a conscious effort has been made to retain the character of the property. This means that the property has not been over-developed, therefore retaining and enhancing the feeling of a country residence. This is of particular relevance to guests who wish to stay with us for extended periods.
The seven bedrooms and three self-catering units, which have fully equipped kitchens, are all en-suite with private entrances. Six bedrooms are situated in the old farm house, two share a walled private garden (the East & West rooms) and the Courtyard and the Pottery each have their own private gardens.
The rooms in the old farm house take their names from prints displayed in the rooms which all have a relevance to South Africa, ie: The Settlers Room after the 1820 Settlers, a group of 4000 British subjects who were settled in the Grahamstown area.
Larger rooms of the same superior standard with a fully equipped kitchen. These rooms are supplied with fresh milk daily.
• TV with DSTV (extended hotel bouquet)
• Tea/Coffee making facilities
• Ceiling fans
• Underfloor heating in all bedrooms
• Iron & Ironing board
• Superior furnishings
• Guest Amenities
• Heated swimming pool
• Lounge with honesty fridge
• Secure parking
• Laundry services
• Dry cleaning by arrangement
• Wireless Internet Access in all rooms
• Braai (Barbecue) facilities
• Private Luncheon Parties
• Dinner by prior arrangement
A full English (cooked) breakfast is now available as part of the regular room rate at Green Gables. However, please note that all breakfasts are cooked to order (i.e. nothing is pre-cooked and then heated up when ordered), so depending upon what you order, please allow 5-10 minutes.
In addition, there is still a selection of the following: Ethiopian blend filter coffee, Nescafe Classic & decaffeinated, Rooibos and Five Roses. Muesli, cornflakes, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, (Summer) porridge-oats- (Winter), croissants (to order) whole wheat bread, fruit, various jams & preserves.
Breakfast times are: weekdays from 07h00 to 09h00 and weekends & public holidays from 08h00 to 10h00. Though if you want to come through earlier for a quick cup of our Ethiopian blend of coffee you are more than welcome.
If you are following Tim Noakes let us know. We usually have home made low carb bread in the freezer, there may be double cream yoghurt in the fridge, we may even have boccincini to go with your bacon or a fresh batch of nut granola. So, let us know if you are Banting.
• Sandton City
• Convention Centres: Sandton & Gallagher
• Hospitals: Sunninghill (3km) & Morningside (5km)
• Woodmead & Sunninghill office parks
• Airports - O.R. Tambo; Lanseria & Grand Central
• A comprehensive list of nearby attractions is provided in the rooms.