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Medical Elective Accommodation Johannesburg/Baragwanath bedroom Rhino Retreat

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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
14 nights minimum
Private Room
The house is reserved for medical students and doctors undertaking clinical electives or fellowships at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and Charlotte Maxeke Hospital. 444 Medics have stayed at Swanage todate from 31 countries. The owner is an honorary game ranger and full-time consultant physician at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and has been hosting international students for the past 10 years during which 435 medics from 31 countries have made Swanage their home. Sandringham is the second safest suburb in Johannesburg; it is safe to run and cycle in the neighbourhood. It is well-located, with the nearest grocery store 200m away. Sandton is a short 15-minute drive for the shopping mall, night clubs and restaurants. The O.R. Tambo International Airport is 17 minutes away. We are 25 mi...The house is reserved for medical students and doctors undertaking clinical electives or fellowships at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and Charlotte Maxeke Hospital. 444 Medics have stayed at Swanage todate from 31 countries. The owner is an honorary game ranger and full-time consultant physician at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and has been hosting international students for the past 10 years during which 435 medics from 31 countries have made Swanage their home. Sandringham is the second safest suburb in Johannesburg; it is safe to run and cycle in the neighbourhood. It is well-located, with the nearest grocery store 200m away. Sandton is a short 15-minute drive for the shopping mall, night clubs and restaurants. The O.R. Tambo International Airport is 17 minutes away. We are 25 minutes' drive from Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and 12 minutes from Charlotte Maxeke Hospital. Parking is available for 10 cars; car rental services can come to the house to arrange car hire. There is a large koi pond in the garden with two waterfalls, a secluded swimming pool, covered patio and braai (barbecue) facilities. Weekend safari trips to the Pilanesberg are organized from Swanage.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Minimum stay 10 days. Price is per person per night, 10% price reduction for those sharing a room. Owner's bedroom and study are private areas. Children over the age are 12 welcome. Large swimming pool is fenced, koi pond is not fenced The lounge kitchen dining room are open to guests. Fridge freezer space and use of the kitchen is included Laundry facilities and use of washing machine is included Car rental is essential due to poor public transport in South Africa.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Alan P
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2016
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Reviewed 20 March 2020

I wanted to take my time to talk about my experience of staying with this wonderful man- Dr Alan Peter, a priest, physician and most importantly a wonderful human being. I was whole heartedly welcomed in his house on the first day, he treated us...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank ayesha12345678
Reviewed 17 March 2020

I stayed at Swanage along with 2 friends on our medical elective in February - March 2020. Alan and all of the Swanage family make you feel so at home and safe in Johannesburg. The accommodation is well located for both Bara and Joburg Gen...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Fairy_Nat
Reviewed 9 March 2020

I stayed at Swanage for 2 month during my medical elective at Jo’burg gen Hospital. I can remember the weeks before my trip and to be honest i was a bit anxious to travel all by myself to South Africa. But as soon as I...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank N763QPannah
Reviewed 4 March 2020

There's nothing like being part of the Swanage family. From family dinners to the most amazing safari glamping with Alan (who's also a park ranger and has a bottomless wealth of knowledge), there is really no better place to stay in Johannesburg. The rooms are...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank David Wei H
Reviewed 27 June 2019

I spent 4 weeks with Alan while on elective in Joburg. He made us all feel very welcome, and there is a great sense of community there. I wasn't able to make it to one of his safaris due to timing and lack of availability...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank 822christym
AJP2108, VR Owner at Medical Elective Accommodation Johannesburg/Baragwanath bedroom Rhino Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2019

Thanks Christy

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Reviewed 7 June 2019

Coming to Joburg for a medical elective is a daunting prospect for anyone. Swanage provides the most perfect location to be based. It's safe, and full of like minded people who I will endeavor to stay in contact with. The famous swanage safari was incredible,...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Linx298
AJP2108, VR Owner at Medical Elective Accommodation Johannesburg/Baragwanath bedroom Rhino Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2019

Many thanks

Reviewed 12 April 2019

Swanage is the ultimate place for med students in Joburg. I've spent 5 weeks at this place for an elective at Joburg General Hospital and would choose Swanage again if I came for another elective. Lovely people from all over the world and always good...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank dctrp
AJP2108, VR Owner at Medical Elective Accommodation Johannesburg/Baragwanath bedroom Rhino Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2019

Much appreciated

Reviewed 10 March 2019

if you are reading this, you have found Swanage and hence can stop searching further. There is no better place to stay in Joburg, especially when from medical field. Alan not only opens his wonderful house for you, but also his heart. You can find...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank DaniloH1000
AJP2108, VR Owner at Medical Elective Accommodation Johannesburg/Baragwanath bedroom Rhino Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2019

Much appreciated Danilo

Reviewed 19 September 2018

I stayed at Swanage for 5 weeks during my elective at Baragwanath Hospital. The house is wonderful and provides everything you could possibly need during your stay. The grounds are beautiful too, with a swimming pool, pond and BBQ area. Your stay will be made...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank LizO409
AJP2108, VR Owner at Medical Elective Accommodation Johannesburg/Baragwanath bedroom Rhino Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2019

Many thanks Liz

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Alan's place will become your second home. It is warm and welcoming, and the neighbourhood is very safe, as is the drive to the hospital. Alan will do everything in his power to make you feel safe and happy while you are there. He is...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Miss Charne Q
AJP2108, VR Owner at Medical Elective Accommodation Johannesburg/Baragwanath bedroom Rhino Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2019

Much appreciated Charne

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
City Getaway
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Swanage is 200m from a medium sized Spar and next to a park. Sandringham the suburb is the second safest in Johannesburg according to official statistic.
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