Ginnegaap Guest House in Melville
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  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests36
  • Rooms/Units12
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

About Ginnegaap Guesthouse

Ginnegaap Guest House is in a charming cottage-style house in Melville, one of the oldest and most vibrant suburbs in Johannesburg. This highly recommended and trendy establishment with its 12 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms offers business and leisure visitors a friendly, peaceful and comfortable home from home where you will instantly feel welcome and at ease.

It is walking distance from the many coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, books stores and antique shops in Melville and close to the Johannesburg and Wits universities, the SABC, the city centre, various hospitals, Soweto and many of the popular tourist attractions.

The stylish rooms, great breakfast and friendly and caring staff, make Ginnegaap Guest House your perfect escape in the buzzing city of Johannesburg.


Top Rooms:
If you are looking for space and luxury, our Top Rooms are our largest rooms and situated in quiet parts of the property. All the rooms have king size beds or 2 single beds with private entrances and outside areas.

Standard Rooms:
Our standard rooms are situated in the main house and surrounding garden. Well sized with king size beds or single beds and private entrances and outside areas.

Budget Rooms:
Great value for money! These rooms are smaller with double beds and no private outside areas.

Ideal for long term stays or families visiting Johannesburg, our Apartments are spacious and well equipped.

Room 12 - Situated in a quiet part of the property with an open-plan bedroom, lounge and dining room. It has a separate small bedroom with a single bed and the kitchen is separated off by a wall. The bathroom has a shower only. This Apartment can sleep 3 people with ease.

Room 7 - a free standing apartment with one bedroom, a bathroom with a bath and an open-plan kitchenette/lounge area with a double bed sleeper-couch. It has a small deck with a beautiful view over Johannesburg’s Western suburbs.

Rooms 8 and/or 9 – One or two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and a kitchen/dining room. Our kitchens are fully fitted with a stove, fridge, microwave oven and cutlery and crockery.

Room Facilities:
All our rooms are equipped with a small fridge, a safe, a TV with some DSTV channels, an iron/ironing board, a hair dryer, a tea/coffee facility, a heater/fan, an electric blanket, a clock radio and a wi-fi internet connection.

Additional facilities

Laundry service
Secure off-street parking
Daily newspapers
Business centre with fax and print facility
Credit/debit card facility
Excellent security on the premises
We assist with arrangements for transport, sightseeing tours in and around Johannesburg, restaurant reservations and theatre bookings.
Our rates include a full breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausages, fresh fruit, a variety of cereals and breads, yoghurt, fruit juice, cheeses, cold meats and tea and coffee.
Sandwiches can be ordered right through the day

Melville Attractions

• 7th Street is a street buzzing with restaurants, bars, shops and jazz-clubs is a 3 minute walk away.
• Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is a within walking distance
• Antique and collectibles shops is a 2 minute walk away
• Banks (including a foreign exchange facility), a supermarket and doctors and dentists are a 5 minute walk away
• The University of Johannesburg is about 4 km away
• Wits University is a 10 minute drive away
• Emmarentia Dam, ideal for walks, jogging or a picnic, is a 2 minute drive away
• Johannesburg city with its museums and African craft shops are10 minutes away from Melville.
• Rosebank Shopping Mall and Sandton City are just two of the up-market shopping malls that are easily reachable by car from Melville.
• The Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City are a 20 minute drive
• Soweto is a 20 minute drive away
• The historic Gold Reef City is 15 minutes by car

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (pre-paid)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Standard Rooms

Well sized and situated in the main house, the cottage and in the garden. Most of our standard rooms has private entrances with garden nooks to relax in. King size, 2 singles or a double bed. All standard rooms have air-conditioners in the rooms.

Qty: 7
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Apartment / Family Unit

Spacious with a dining/lounge area and fully fitted small kitchen, these rooms are ideal for longer stays or families.

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Basic Rooms

These are our small rooms with no specific view and situated either close to the main road or in busy parts of the property. One room has a king size bed and the other a double bed. Ceiling fans and heaters in these rooms.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We (2 x couples) all enjoyed our stay at Ginnegaap. The staff, Patience, Preety and Thomas were delightful and so obliging....and cooked the very best breakfasts and made the best porridge! Location was great and we were able to walk to Melville shops, bank, supermarket, restaurants and liquor store (and felt safe). The rooms were very well appointed and the only thing lacking was space for our suitcases. Our driver, Nelson, who was recommended by Ginnegaap, was very efficient and helpful and we were safely driven around Johannesburg. Thank you all for a wonderful happy stay.

May 2009

Marie (Perth, Western Australia)

Verified reviewexcellent

Lovely guesthouse. I felt safe and comfortable and welcomed from the moment I arrived! It's been a wonderful 5 weeks and a great introduction to South Africa. Ginnegaap Guest House was really "my home away from home".

July 2008

Lauren Yapp (San Francisco)

Need to Know

Response timeGinnegaap Guesthouse typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)
OR Tambo International - 25km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since March 2008

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