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Ginnegaap Guest House

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Apartment/Family Unit | In-room dining
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers

Overview of Ginnegaap Guest House

Ginnegaap Guest House

3.0 star property
Suburban Melville guesthouse with outdoor pool

8.8/10 Fabulous

69 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
54 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2092

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Melville
  • Melrose Arch Shopping Centre - 21 min drive
  • Gold Reef City - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 37 min drive
  • Lanseria Intl. Airport (HLA) - 51 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 19 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 25 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Mugg & Bean - 5 min walk
  • Bread & Roses - 6 min walk
  • De La Creme - 6 min walk
  • La Luna - 7 min walk
  • The Great Eastern Food Bar - 14 min walk

About this property

Ginnegaap Guest House

Ginnegaap Guest House offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 500.00 per vehicle one way. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM. Fellow travelers love the helpful staff and breakfast.


Afrikaans, English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Up to 4 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets stay free
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

Working away

  • Business center


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1940
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-cm flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: ZAR 500 (one-way)
  • Transfer service fee per child: ZAR 4 (one-way)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 500.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Ginnegaap Guest House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Ginnegaap Guest House?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Ginnegaap Guest House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Ginnegaap Guest House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 500.00 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ginnegaap Guest House?
You can check in from 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Ginnegaap Guest House?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Gold Reef City (28-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Ginnegaap Guest House and nearby?
Ginnegaap Guest House has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Ginnegaap Guest House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Mugg & Bean (5-min walk), Bread & Roses (6-min walk), and De La Creme (6-min walk).
What's the area around Ginnegaap Guest House like?
Ginnegaap Guest House is in Melville, a short 13-minute walk from University of Johannesburg.







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10/10 Exceptional

Mary, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice place in a great neighborhood
nice place in a great location. You can easily walk to many bars and restaurants.
SIMON, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A Charming Guesthouse in Melville!
Corlien and Pierre were very hospitable and friendly hosts. They have an excellent staff who work hard to ensure one's comfort (kudos to Patrick, Pretty and Patience!). The breakfasts were delicious...the menu extensive. As a cat lover, the very lovable Cesar made the environment like home!
Mary Ann , 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly staff and great service
Overall my stay here was very pleasant. The staff were warm and welcoming and took extra care to arrange for a very early morning departure and even made sure that I had breakfast before I left. The room was spacious with separate bathroom and closet areas. My one complaint is that the room was quite chilly with no heat and my visit was in the winter. Electric blankets are provided for the bed at night but, the room itself was too cold to comfortably relax in during the evening. (I understand that central heat is not common in SA but, a few small space heaters available to guests who request them would have made my stay a 5/5.)
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful stay!
We loved it. Everyone is very friendly, the breakfasts are excellent and it is close to shops and restaurants in Melville which is a great area, Also, Jacob, the driver and tour guide is affiliated with the guest house is great as well.
Manuel, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay! with the best staff
Everyone went out of their way for my mom and I- would stay there again- room is super clean- super friendly staff and GREAT food
leeanne, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

the place is nice . moderate safety in district
nice place . wonderful staff. but only save to walk around till 5pm
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place, warm staff
We had a lovely stay at Ginnegaap. The staff and owner were so nice and attentive to our needs, even when we asked for a cab arrangement after reception had closed. The room has everything you need, including a huge bed, a safe deposit box, a nice bathroom with amenities, a flat screen TV, an iron, and even an emergency button just in case. Breakfast was big and has a lot of options, and if you have to leave before breakfast time (like we did) they can prepare one for you the day before so you don't miss out on that as well. Overall, a wonderful place.
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8/10 Very good

Quaint residence near hip area.
The owner and staff were very friendly. They helped organize a day tour of Johannesburg which is key for this city. Great breakfast, much more than we expected from a hotel in this price range. Room was modest but clean and had everything we needed. I would recommend this place as it gives you a chance to also explore the Melville neighborhood, which is a nice diverse area and close to everything.
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