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A night in a living Museum

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Facilities & Services
  • 7 bedrooms, including the cottage with 2 bedrooms
  • Lounge with large fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Garden
  • Onsite museum and exhibition space
  • Library
  • WiFi
Activities
  • Yoga and meditation

The listed Satyagraha House, now a museum and guesthouse, is where the great peaceful revolutionary leader Ghandi called home between 1908 and 1909. Located in the residential neighbourhood of Orchards, this guesthouse offers visitors a thoroughly unique way to immerse themselves in Johannesburg’s history and culture.

The historic house itself was built in 1907 and has been renovated by a specialist team to recapture its original soul. Seven bedrooms are divided between the main and original house, a cottage added a few years later, and a modern wing built in 2010. The sleeping quarters are filled with light and care has been take to ensure that a harmonious compromise is reached between asceticism and comfort. The design and decor remains as faithful as possible to the atmosphere of the house as it was in Gandhi’s time.

Guests can enjoy a dining room, a spacious lounge with a central fireplace and a garden. The dining room serves vegetarian dishes, created from organic produce that comes partly from the house’s own kitchen garden and partly from local fair-trade suppliers.

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