This luxury guesthouse is situated in the prominent Johannesburg suburb of Houghton Estate and combines opulent surrounds with convenient locale (just 20 minutes' drive from the OR Tambo International Airport and the Johannesburg business centre). The villa is hidden within stunning gardens, ensuring that its esteemed guests are privy to a relaxed, private atmosphere while enjoying all the comforts (and a few extras) of home.
10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate is particularly suited towards the corporate traveller, not only for its close proximity to many of the province's prime business centres, but also for its well-equipped boardroom (with a capacity of 24 people), meeting rooms, wireless internet facilities and stunning suites. In addition, the hotel enjoys the facilities of gym vouchers, a swimming pool, a Presidential Suite and an in-room mini-bar (non-alcoholic). The meeting rooms are unique. The Amarula Room seats 5, while the Baobab Room and the Cedar Room each seat 8. The business room provides computer facilities for those travelling without their laptop.
The Estate House is home to the Presidential Suite and 2 of the Luxury Rooms. An additional 11 Luxury Rooms are equipped with their own private courtyard around the landscaped gardens. Each room has air-conditioning units, satellite TV (selected channels available), an electronic safe, bath, separate shower, private phone line and wireless internet facilities. Some rooms also enjoy the added luxury of a fireplace.
Dining Guests are invited to relax around the swimming pool and sip on refreshing cocktails, enjoy the fine wines in the estate's wine cellar, or relish the delights of local and international cuisine that hail from the busy kitchen. The local chef is keen to create a dish that caters to the specific needs and tastes of each guest so that different occasions and dietary requirements are accommodated. The lunch menu features deli-style dishes, while the evening's A la Carte menu is full of tasty, gourmet creations.
The avid shoppers are well rewarded at 10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate, as it is within close proximity to Sandton City, Hyde Park, Killarney and Rosebank. These centres are brimming with boutiques, shops, entertainment areas and salons. Alternatively, the entire family will enjoy a trip to the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Zoo Lake, Johannesburg Zoo or Emmarentia Dam during their stay. Culinary choices abound in Johannesburg, the cultural and social epicentre of South Africa. Recommended eateries include The Orient, Moyo Restaurant, The Meat Company, Georges on 4th and Espresso (reservations advised - contact details can be obtained from the tour operator or from the guest house). Should guests have the opportunity for exploring the historical heritage of this province and country, there are various museums in the area. The Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City Museum and War Museum are all popular favourites amongst locals and visitors.
Sports enthusiasts visiting Johannesburg will be glad to know that there are many popular golf courses in this bustling city. Glendower, Royal Johannesburg East and Country Club Johannesburg are some of the best known and respected courses in the country and invite players to relax on these greens and practice their skills between sightseeing and / or important business meetings. The famous Liberty Wanderers Cricket Stadium and Ellis Park Rugby Stadium are close by and promise some spectacular sports viewing.
To get to 10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate from the OR Tambo International Airport, take the R24 to Johannesburg, and then the M2 to Johannesburg. Then, get onto the M1 North (Sandton). From here, the turn-off to Houghton Drive will be visible. Take this off-ramp and then turn right into Houghton Drive, left into Central Avenue and right into 2nd Avenue. Number 10m will appear on the right-hand side of the road.