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Rosh Pinah, Namibia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2014

My family and I stayed at Gecko Ridge for 7 days and we almost didn't leave. It really felt like home away from home. The Host, Zandre and his team were really amazing. They were friendly and ever so helpful with all of our strange requirements from wanting to use their kitchen to cook my mum's home made curry to... More 

Thank Thilosh
Gaborone, Botswana
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

We arrived at Gecko Guest house on the Easter friday with my sister and our 2 kids, my son who is 3 years old and my Niece who is 6. Sandy was there to welcome us with open arms and helped us with our luggage to the little adorable cottage. The kids fell in love with it instantly. The garden... More 

Thank Tshego M
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2013

This was not just a B&B to me; this was home for 3 months. Sandy was a wonderful hostess; an encyclopaedia of information and always willing to go the extra mile. She also put up with my cats for the duration of my stay; splendid lady!

1 Thank Mieke B
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

I had the pleasure of staying over for 3 nights whilst on business in JHB. A huge bunch of roses for Sandy who was extemely helpful, showing her passion for hospitality with excellent service beyond my expectations, The room was extremely comfortable and the decor through out the Guest House exquisite. Nothing was to much for Sandy, even breakfast at... More 

Thank GeminiG17
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2013

Ms Kleinscmidt has hit the nail on the head with regards to hospitality, ambiance, service delivery and customer satisfaction! Sandy was the most gracious host and her 'Sublime Gecko Ridge' compliments her personality perfectly. Attention to detail with no compromise. Yet not delivered in Teutonic fashion but with her flair that you become so used to. I will not hesitate... More 

Thank Clinton M
Rogers, Minnesota, United States
1 review
Reviewed 7 April 2012

You can rest assured you are secure and will be taken extraordinary care of by Sandy. Sandy went above and beyond any expectations--making reservations and driving us to restaurants (she recommended--which were excellent by the way!) each evening and picking us up when we were finished. She helped us set up our driver for the four days we got to... More 

Thank Patty A
Barrie Ontario, Canada
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

We started our trip being picked up at the airport by Craig who is frequently hired by Sandy at Gecko Ridge to collect her guests. We had arranged everything for our stay with Sandy well before we arrived, including a very nice home cooked dinner with wine upon our arrival. The place is excellent, we stayed in one of the... More 

1 Thank TartanSoul
Cape Town
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134 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2010

Only got to spend a very short night at Gecko Ridge, but we were extremely impressed. Will definitely go back if the opportunity presents itself!

Thank Judge404
Bengaluru, India
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2010

Gecko Ridge was a real gem of a find for my partner and I as we traveled to SA this year for the World Cup. Aside from being in a quiet and easily accessible place in Jo'burg, Sandy's (the owner) service was superb... and we were quite a handful as guests! She came out of her way to help us... More 

Thank Arabella S
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2010

The place is amazing, the host is very welcoming and the view from the cottage is breathtaking. We had a wonderful stay,one of the best weekends we will ever have. It brought us closer than ever. Thank you for your hospitality.

Thank 2lykaThabiso

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gecko Ridge Guest House is nestled in the lush hills of the exclusive suburb of Bassonia, in Johannesburg. A welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city for both business or leisure traveler, with relaxed hospitality. Three stylish bedrooms in the main house and a gorgeous self-catering cottage make up the accommodation of this privately owned guesthouse. Easy access to major highways, Soweto, Gold Reef City, Soccer City and Ellis Park, cricket grounds, shopping malls, banks, restaurants, golf courses. Breakfast included. Tours and transport happily arranged. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gecko Ridge Guest House

Address: 6 Rex Avenue | Bassonia, Johannesburg 2061, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $96 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The Cottage”
 of 5 bubbles Tshegofatso547, 2 Apr 2013 | Read review
“I loved the privacy of the cottage outside; I called it my 'tree-house'. The view is amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles MiekeB65, 12 Mar 2013 | Read review
“The cottage...it is a little house all by itself...just a stroll down a garden path!”
 of 5 bubbles PattyA671, 6 Apr 2012 | Read review
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