About the Homestay
Marcelle's is the ideal house for you. Whether you need a holiday, an overnight retreat or a breakaway for business. The homestay offers you a warm welcome, excellent hospitality and a friendly homely atmosphere. We are a family of 3 but my son, daughter occasionally come to visit. Our interest as a family is going out, sight seeing, nature and picnic together. The house is 10 minutes away from Johannesburg City Centre (CBD) and Sandton City. Approximately 20-25 mins from O R Tambo International Airport and Lanseria Airport. The house is 7 minutes away from the biggest Chinese Mall in Johannesburg. We are 10 minutes away from the Univ. of Johannesburg in Auckland Park and the South African Institute of Welding. Soweto where Nelson Mandela once lived is 5 minutes from where we stay. The Apartheid museum are also very close at Gold Reef City. Basically the house is situated in such away that every attraction is close by for your travelling convenience. I cook any type of food, curries, stews, pastas, pap and braai vleis (the african way). I don't have pets in the house. My hobbies are taking walks, go to gym, reading, transporting the elderly take them for shopping. Should the guest need shuttling it can be arranged through the host.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The house is allocated on west side of the Johannesburg Metro. Very quiet suburb and transport within walking distance. We are 15 minutes from the Johannesburg CBD. and 45 minutes drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport. The bust stop is 2 minutes walk from the house and there alot of local taxi using this stop.
Local Area Facilities
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
All smokers to smoke outside.
No eating in rooms to prevent ants etc.
No noise for consideration of others.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Marcelle is a very accommodating host who made my stay incredibly comfortable and was flexible in hosting me. She is thoughtful and an engaging conversationalist while also giving her guests a lot of space. Her homestay is close to historical attractions such as the Apartheid museum and the city of Soweto (where Mandela and Desmond Tutu lived), as well as public transportation which makes getting around easy. I highly recommend this homestay and look forward to going back soon!
Marcelle was extremely Hospitable ! She ensured I had a Entertaining , Enjoyable , and Safe Stay while in South Africa . Her home was lovely & I will DEFINIETLY Be back Again !!
The great experience!
I was traveling alone and was first time to visit Africa. I chose Marcelle because I wanted to hear about history from local people. Safety was big concerned but she understood me and finally I made myself to trust her.
she is open minded person and treat me as her family. everything is comfortable and nothing to worried about.
I definitely recommend to stay!
It will be a worthwhile experience for you too!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.