RATES ARE BASED FOR 8 GUESTS SLEEPING P/N:
African Silhouette offer you a cultivated bush experience Only 15 minutes from O.R. Tambo international airport we link you to a safe Country in the City experience AND MERE 2 HOURS DRIVE TO MEET THE KING OF THE JUNGLE LIONS AND BIG 5, cultural museums, and the greater bush experiences : Spa Treatments, Bow hunting, Hiking
Make this your Home for a lay over, in transit between destinations or book for a couple of days, SHOPPING & Day tours & explore the beautiful surrounding cities, Mandela Squares
African Silhouette is a little piece of heaven where we invite ALL travellers to rent the Guesthouse (all 4 rooms) or just a room if required.
African Silhouette boasts 2 Guest Books full of True Experiences, thanksgiving and recommendations for other guests who need Safe Accommodation in the Johannesburg, Benoni, Kempton Park, Modderfontein, Centurion and O.R. Tambo International Airport.
After a long journey * travellers usually get out of their vehicles ready to go through to their rooms. 70% of all our travellers have this reaction :
Climb out of their vehicles, walk towards the big heavy sleeper wood doors but - they "stop" on their way, some look around in awe, others just listen, some as if they want to touch "it" seeking for the words to describe what they experience :
Tranquil, peaceful ..... City noise, Air traffic is far from our ears
Is it possible that we left the main road only 5 km from here and we are 'lost in a country/bush scape?
The journey continues as we walk through the Doors, over the Mosaic carpet : Petach Tiqvah, a Hebrew quote for : The Door of Hope is where we prepared a place for ALL travellers, hosting from business-, retreat-, honeymoon- travellers and from ALL ages. Our youngest guest is a 'one' day little baby girl and our oldest guest, also a woman, booked in by her Australian daughter. She stays in an old age home nearby and lives apart from her husband, he in frail care - where she visits him daily - with 'no holidays' for few years now. A weekend to remember, humbled I was by this beautiful fragile yet gracious lady. It was 5 years ago that she last painted, as I drew from the enquiry form that her daughter sent about hobbies, interests, favourite meals etc .... We booked her into the "care giver's hide away retreat". A place to escape her normal routine, sanctuary for the tired where she received from our professional gentle therapist a manicure, pedicure, back and neck massage. Thank you to the special caring lady, Liz who came to make her painting day special, surrounded by colours taking off from a white canvas and blank mind to the creative wonders of art and its healing.
Just to mention the owner Susan Valentine found African Silhouette as a dream that came true, it is a Lifestyle where she lives every moment to make other's dreams come true - even for just providing a SAFE, place to overnight. - A guesthouse with a difference - imagine to sleep in a place that was an empty piece of ground, a seed like a dream that was planted and grew into a guesthouse, (with lots of hard work and planning with the travellers needs oozing out into preparing comfort) where creativity, art, texture of material such as bark, wood, tree trunk, outside showers symbolizes her heartfelt desire to bring People back to Nature and Nature into all occasions. After all - it is in Nature, where we find inspiration, peace, little miracles where birds, flowers & the indigenous trees tell it stories of hope, faith and love.
The Rooms are all with private entrance, secret garden with its outside shower & garden to boast the wonderful African Sky, starry night showers & to sing without raising the roof. Indoors the rooms have corner bath, hand basin, toilet hidden behind a big beautiful tree trunk. The luxury of DSTV is available. Often we find guests who just want to get away from everything, to enjoy peace, quiet, to journal, write, do photography, paint in the garden - a place for everyone is created at African Silhouette Guesthouse Retreat & Gardens
"The Boma" - Guests Outdoor Cooking Experience starts HERE. The ambiance is amazing and grow into a relaxing visit around a roaring campfire for groups who are in transit. It was a Missionary Group who thoroughly enjoyed themselves, guitars, singing, praying on the next day into Africa - they were a JOYFUL bunch of guests. Yearly we also host from the Netherlands a group who does Industrial Tours ending the journey at African Silhouette. BOOK IN ADVANCE
Visit our gardens BOOK A freshly packed Picnic baskets, soft cushions & blankets, next to a Rock pool, or shade or Romantic Moonlight surprise. .
African Silhouette is where you want to be when travelling to Gauteng. Not only do we bring you to a place of rest and peace but also take you places. From Single to Married!! A truly South African garden wedding it was for this UK couple - or lets visit Soweto by Bicycle.
Country in the City
Outside CITY noise yet CLOSE enough to city life if need to be enjoyed (10min)
Leading Hospitals and Clinics are within 10 min drive. Here we hosted many patients that come from around the world for treatment at : Linmed Hospital,
African Silhouette Guesthouse is an Oasis of Peace and Tranquility is situated 20 km from O.R. Tambo International Airport Johannesburg
S26째 4.947' E28째 19.594'
What to expect in the Marister :
Surrounded by Benoni Agricultural Hub, expect to see Horses & Riders going on an outride, in the middle of the week and lots on weekends.
with Dunblane Country Lifestyle & Equestrian estate and plenty equestrians- riding schools and even Horse Studs & Serengeti Golf estate only from 5 min to 10 min drive it is the IDEAL on Course accommodation. Benoni Country club, Ebotse Golf Course and Estate is one of the routes we travel often as we gladly shuttle guests playing tournaments.
From OR Tambo International Airport, take the R21 highway to Pretoria.
Get off the Pomona Road Off ramp and turn right onto 3rd road until you reach 9th Road traffic lights where you turn left.
Turn right into Kiaat Street (there will be a signboard indicating Marister to the right.).
Turn right again into Vorster Street and right again into Karee Avenue.
African Silhouette Guest House is on the left hand side (2nd gate at the thatch building).
Country in the City
Marister is a populated place and is located in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 1610 metres.
The superior administrative division is Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.
Well known places, streets and travel destinations :
Kopanong Hotel Conference Centre
Dunblane Equestrian estate
Serengeti Golf Estate
Restaurants, Country Clubs, Auctions & Fresh Produce Market & craft Markets
Uncle Tims Shopping experience
Churches within 7 km as well as schools