Hands on Retreat Guest House in Sandton
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  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests12
  • Rooms/Units6

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Hands on Retreat is a 4 star graded guest house with self catering option, offering Craighall accommodation for tourists and visitors of Johannesburg.

About Hands on Retreat

Hands on Retreat is centrally situated in the upmarket "Parks" area of Northern Johannesburg and is within easy access to the surrounding suburbs of Rosebank, Sandton, Hyde Park and Randburg, whether by car or public transport.

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

On Site Facilities:

• Fireplace in lounge
• Ample secure off street parking with your own remote control.
• Full laundry service
• Transfers to and from Sandton and Rosebank Gautrain Station (or from airports)
• Free high speed internet and our on-site Coffee Shop (09h00 to 16h00)
• On-site spa offering a variety of spa treatments and packages
• Variety of books to read in the garden


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.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • French

Rooms & Rates

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

Luxury Retreat Room

Private garden entrance, extra length and depth queen sized beds, underfloor heating, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower; granite top kitchenette, refrigerator and microwave oven; Wi-Fi access in rooms and patios, flat screen TV with 14 channels DSTV.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Premium Retreat Room

Garden entrance, extra length & depth queen sized bed, underfloor heating, en-suite bathroom with DOUBLE SHOWER (Ijacuzzi bath not working) ; granite top kitchenette, refrigerator and microwave; Wi-Fi in rooms and patios, flat screen TV with 14 Channels DSTV

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

69 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Excellent place for get away. Good environment and friendly staff. The treat was so refreshing. I can do it again and again.

November 2014

ZINZI (Vaal Triangle)

Verified reviewexcellent

Excellent once again. See you in a few months’ time.

October 2011

Bruce Watts (Edenvale)

Need to Know

Response timeHands on Retreat typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren 14 years and older are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Lanseria Airport - 20km
OR Tambo International - 40km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since December 2010

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