Tips for Travellers

Tips for Travellers

Travel to South Africa and experience one of Africa’s best travel destinations.

  • ATM’S:
    • The closest is at Spar ( less than a kilometer away) and also at Hyde Park
  • GYMS:
    • Five minutes down the road is Planet Fitness with Virgin Active (Old Eds) about 20 minutes from Amanzi.
    • Get a local sim card for your phone – this can be purchased at the airport on arrival, or Amanzi Guest House will organize one for you before you arrive if you let us know.
    • Local shop hours are from 9 – 5 p.m., weekends till 1 p.m. but some of the larger malls open 7 days a week and may stay open till 7 p.m. Bank hours are from 9 – 3.30 and on Saturday till 11.30 a.m. Restaurant kitchens close around 10 p.m. (maybe earlier for some of the smaller restaurants)
    • Most guests will hire a car at the airport. If not hiring, there is a very efficient local taxi service (From R12 per pilometre) – Rose Taxis (minimum charge R50) or Uber Taxis. The Gautrain is fast, avoids traffic delays, and operates from 5.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Convenient, fast and stops in Sandton, and Rosebank.
    • Johannesburg’s best kept secret is the Highveld weather. Summer temperatures range from high 20’s during the day (sometimes getting up to high 30’s on occasional really hot days) but dropping during the night below 5 degrees. During Winter the days are generally glorious from 10 to 4 p.m. – between 16 and 22 degrees) but dropping during the night below 5 degrees and can go down to freezing.


    Offering comfort, at the best rate, in an Urban Oasis | Bed & Breakfast for Short / Long Stays with Self Catering options | Pet Friendly | Ample parking | Spacious Accommodation | HIGH Speed (50Mbs ) Fibre Optics Internet | Amanzi Guest House is located in Craighall Park in Northern Johannesburg, close to Rosebank, Hyde Park, Illovo and Sandton

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