Useful Local Information 2017-11-28T12:10:33+00:00

Restaurants and Eating out

Craighall Park:

  • Corner Café: 011 880 2244 – casual café serving delicious food, with panache. Corner Cafe is one of Jozi’s (and ours ) most popular restaurants.
  • Dolci Cafe 010 9002274 – Italian Trattoria serving delicious meals and pastries. Another one of our favourites
  • In The Colony Centre: Hodges for a home cooked meal, run by Donald’s family – Pronto: 011 447 4346 for great pastas! – Steers and a Chinese restaurant also in this centre – for good value
  • Giles pub: 011 442 4056 – great pub fare and fun to watch a sports match here

Neighbouring suburbs:

Shopping

Less than a kilometer away

  • Spar general grocer (open 7 days a week)
  • Impala Green Grocer (opposite and also open 7 days a week)
  • Chemist/Pharmacy opposite Spar – other side of the road
  • Dry Cleaner, Florist

The Colony Shopping Centre: just over a kilometer away

  • Hodges Restaurant
  • Pronto Restaurant
  • Mandy’s Dress Shop
  • Video Spot
  • The Colony also has doctors, a pharmacy, a pub, Steers Steak, a Chinese Restaurant…

Hyde Park Shopping Centre: also just over a kilometer away –

Rosebank Mall: (4 kilometres away)

  • Encompasses The Zone, The Firs, The Galleria, The Mews – www.themallofrosebank.co.za
  • Very pleasant shopping – casual, yet sophisticated, busy but not frenetic for a variety of shopping options
  • And Cinema Nouveau for art movies

Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square: 10 minutes drive from Amanzi Guest House

Melrose Arch (5 minute drive from Amanzi Guest House)

Sports facilities

  • Planet Fitness: our local gym within walking distance – (and a larger Planet Fitness at Wanderers – 4 kilometres away)

Golf Clubs

Great Parks to walk, run or cycle in

  • Delta Park stretching from Craighall Park to Victory Park – 6min
  • Emmarentia – wonderful weekend strolling – 11min
  • Kloofendal Nature Reserve in Roodepoort: www.footprint.co.za/kloofendal.htm – 33min

For Culture, Art and Museums

For Wildlife

For a Day’s Fun

For a variety of Entertainment