One of the first questions guests ask when they arrive at Amanzi Guest House in Johannesburg: Is it safe to walk around the neighbourhood? How safe is it living in Joburg or Jozi, as we affectionately call Johannesburg
Lets start with living at Amanzi – I have lived in Craighall Park in Johannesburg for over 30 years, so can speak from experience!
Yes, we have horrible high walls, and electric fences, and electric gates. And yes, Rob and I make sure these are working. But is it worth the stress of living in this city? Do we enjoy living in Joburg?
The answer is yes! Rob and I love living at Amanzi in Craighall Park. I love my lush bird life filled garden, with water ponds and salt water swimming pool.
The Prevo family from America enjoying our salt water pool
We love our verandah, whether its serving breakfast, reading a book, or chatting to guests over a glass of wine (or two).
Peter, from Germany,(a musician, magician and intrepid traveller) chatting to a Swiss family, The Prevo family from USA, and Chris also from the USA
We love having a barbecue by the pool, either with family or with guests who become like family.
Our deck is a place to eat on, to have a sundowner, to work, to play games – Its fun to meet people from all around the globe and share ideas and thoughts.
The people who live in Joburg are friendly and will always stop and chat, or help – whether you are in a queue, walking in a park, or at a social gathering, people talk to each other in Joburg.
The weather is fantastic! How are these stats on days of sunshine!
An average of 3182 hours of sunlight per year (of a possible 4383) It is sunny 72 % of the year. With an average of 8.7 sunshine hours per day!
Craighall Park, our neighbourhood, is like a village – Delta Park is huge, and a kilometre from Amanzi where people walk, run, cycle, with or without dogs, ride horses. Check out the weekly Delta Park run which many of our guests enjoy doing on a Saturday morning.
Does this look like the middle of a city?