I spent 8 weeks at Swanage during my medical elective at Chris Hani (Bara) and I’d highly recommend it. Alan is a great host and with his local knowledge and experience, he can help you get the best deals on vitals such as mobile phone sim cards, gym membership and car rentals. He also has plenty valuable tips to help you get by day-to-day in Joburg.
If Alan - for some reason - is not your cup of tea… Swanage would not disappoint! There are plenty spaces indoors for socialising as well as areas where you can retreat for quiet times. In the compound there is ample space for cars, a garden, pond, swimming pool and also a BBQ (aka braai) / ping pong area.
Swanage is also in a safe part of Joburg and on quite a few occasions, you will see security patrolling the neighborhood which is reassuring. Nearby (within walking and a short driving distance) you have all the amenities you need from supermarkets and pharmacists to gym and Nandos.
The package also comes with an opportunity to explore parts of South Africa with a local. A highlight was out trip to Pilansberg. With Alan’s understanding of the wild, you get to set up and go without much hassle and also make the most out of your time.
I’ll be back soon!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking