Why you should choose a guesthouse for your vacation

African Elephant Guest House

Why you should choose a guesthouse for your vacation

When it comes to accommodation, no two travellers are quite the same. With so many different services and amenities on offer, choosing where to stay can be overwhelming. The different types of accommodation options often offer vastly different facilities.

Types of accommodation

For a more personal experience you may choose to avoid large chain hotels. These are some of the options available to you.

Boutique hotel

Boutique hotels are ideal for independent travellers, honeymooners, and businesspeople.

They are generally more affordable than chain hotels and the service can be more personalised. These establishments are a great base to explore the surrounding area from. There are no gyms, spas, or restaurants onsite.


Booking a self-catering space can be great if you have a family but might not be the right option if you just want to unwind.

You can spend evenings relaxing like you would while at home and you don’t need to change your routine if you have little kids. You have to still take care of entertainment, cooking, washing up, and housekeeping yourself. If you’re a social traveller, it might be tricky to make holiday friends as there is no communal restaurants and spaces to mingle.


Staying at a guesthouse during your vacation offers the best of all options. Rates are generally cheaper than a hotel, the service is personalised to each guest. The owners are often hands-on and knowledgeable about local activities.

You can expect homemade meals on the menu at a guesthouse, customised to specific dietary requirements you may have. Staying at a guesthouse also offers plenty of opportunities to mingle in communal living spaces and enough space to ensure privacy.

When you stay at African Elephant Guesthouse, you can expect the following amenities in each room:

  • Private entrance
  • Spa bath and separate shower
  • TV with selected DSTV
  • Fan
  • Heater
  • Electric blanket
  • Digital safe
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee/Tea facilities
  • Mini Fridge

Additional services include:

  • On site laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Home cooked dinner and lunch packs by arrangement

What fits your budget

A quick way to narrow down your search is by budget and location in proximity to restaurants, local sights, and shopping centres.

Self-catering may be the cheapest option, but there is no one on-hand to tell you about the local hidden gems you should explore during your visit. A guesthouse offers an affordable option with more benefits if you want to really relax during your stay.

Book your stay today

Experience the best of Germiston, stress-free accommodation, and an affordable, personalised break when you book your holiday at African Elephant Guesthouse.

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