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Thornton Gap Guesthouse, Johannesburg

4-star4 stars
23 Thornton Rd, Westdene, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2092, South Africa

Upscale guesthouse in suburbs in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 28 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Mr Gordon and the team works as one unit. Guesthouse is the best I have ever seen. Stay…Jul. 21, 2019
  • A beautiful, welcoming guest house, we loved our stay here.Mar. 6, 2018

Thornton Gap Guesthouse, Johannesburg

from $65 CAD
  • Suite (Clarens)
  • Suite (Dullstroom)
  • Suite (Greyton)
  • Suite (Tullbach)

What’s around Thornton Gap Guesthouse, Johannesburg


  • In Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area
  • University of Johannesburg - 26 min walk
  • Johannesburg Zoo - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Museum Africa - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • South African Museum of Military History - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km
  • First National Bank Stadium - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
  • Apartheid Museum - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Gold Reef City - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km

Getting around

  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria) - 31 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 9 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 15 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 12 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Feels like a cocoon, love this place !
I was surprised by the place : it is the best guest house I have ever see. Mister Gordon is carying about everything. I will come back.
IANNISBusiness trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice place. Highly recommended.
Vuyolwethu, zaBusiness trip
Exceptional 10.0
Highly recommended! A jewel in Johannesburg!
What a delightful place! Magnificent design and even better management! Gordon, from our very booking, went out of his way to make sure that we had the information and assistance we needed. It is very rare to receive such outstanding service. The guesthouse is very tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Gordon and his team are fabulous hosts. Kind, accommodating, good-natured and fun, Gordon even provided me complementary driving lessons! Breakfast was excellent, and so was the host. I booked because this place received outstanding reviews and am pleased to report that it did not disappoint. Rather, Thornton Gap Guesthouse largely surpassed expectations. Highly recommended!
Nicholas, usTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Home in Johannesburg
It was just awesome!!! The owner Gordon and his staff.. everything was great. I will never forget a warm welcome. I messaged Gordon from the airport to let him know I was coming. When I arrived and saw his staff, I wasn't even finished with my sentence, and I didn't even give my name to her, but Gordon heard my voice and called my name and stuck his head with a smile and welcomed me. Such a personalized treatment and I am sure every person who stays here feels happy. It is definitely a Home away from home as his welcome note says. Breakfast was awesome!! Absolutely loved it.
Kanae, zaOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very helpful staff and nice place
George, za1 night trip with friends

Thornton Gap Guesthouse, Johannesburg

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