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About The African Research House

The African Research House is a true gem for researchers and business professionals. Located on a hill with breathtaking views, the guest house overlooks the beautiful West Rand landscape, and is centrally located in the upmarket suburb of Kloofendal in the west of Johannesburg.

The guest house also offers accommodation to any guest looking for a comfortable short or long stay and is accessible to the four major universities, hospitals, national botanical garden, cultural and heritage sites.

The African Research House offers accommodation for a total of 12 guests in a fully furnished Main House as well as an exclusive Garden Cottage. The Main House is a double-storey house, with the ground level for the exclusive use of a maximum of 10 guests. The four downstairs bedrooms feature Victorian baths and showers. Three of the rooms also have French doors leading out onto a very spacious balcony and an entertainment area with braai facilities and a swimming pool.

The modern gourmet kitchen in the Main House may be used by guests who prefer to cook for themselves, however meals can be provided on request. There is also the option of eating out, as the house is located a mere 2 km from the Clearwater Mall which offers all sorts of upmarket restaurants that accommodate all tastes.

The exclusive outside Garden Cottage is fully furnished and contains an en-suite designer bathroom with both a bath and shower. The cottage also features an open-plan medium-size gourmet kitchen and lounge, a TV with DStv, fridge, washing machine and dryer, and a dishwashing machine.

Other facilities at the guest house include a swimming pool, Wi-Fi Internet access and laptops on hire, a braai and entertainment area, in-house dining and room service if required. Airport transfers and transport service of guests to places of interest can also be provided on request.

Spa: We have a beauty and body care salon where guests can get their hair done, enjoy a full body massage or indulge in a manicure or pedicure and a workout on a bicycle, health ball, weights and yoga on a yoga mat.

Conference Venues: We offer a venue for small functions, book launches, seminars, workshops and theme parties available for up to 40 delegates that will need to be bused into the house due to parking restrictions.

Romantic: The Executive Suite is exclusively designed for honeymoon couples.

  • Response Rate: 40%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 18:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
  • Swati (siSwati)
  • Tsonga (Xitsonga)
  • Tswana (Setswana)
  • Venda (Tshivenda)


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

The house is predominantly used by researchers and business executives and therefore no loud noise is allowed.

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Reviews for The African Research House

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Bridget Ferguson, South Africa
08 August 2013

My friends Gordon and Marline had a wonderful stay, and said they would recommend your establishment to everyone.

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The African Research House is 16.1km from the centre of Johannesburg , the nearest airport 23.3km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling