Guest Reviews

My husband, my sister-in-law and I stayed at this wonderful guesthouse for 3 nights, prior to joining an OAT Southern Africa tour. The neighborhood is charming, the rooms are very comfortable and the breakfast conversations are interesting! We met other guests from Turkey, Zimbabwe and various European countries. The owner, Conway, went out of his way to assist us with safe transportation, an insiders tour to Soweto, and advice about art exhibits. He even booked us tickets to a marvelous concert at the Orbit Jazz Club.


Portland, Oregon.

For our first time in Jo'burg, we were referred to the Lucky Bean by several different friends who travel there frequently for business and pleasure. What a safe, fun, welcoming respite from that huge, crazy city. The owners and staff took amazing care of us (including loaning us a phone and helping us get around). Our room was beautiful, spacious, and clean; breakfast was delicious. Everyone made us feel at home. Thank you Conway and Natasha!

Heather F.

San Francisco.

The owner was great! I had a long 36 hour layover in Joburg, and he helped me feel at home and find great things to do for the day. The house is extremely comfortable, and breakfast was excellent! The gardens are also beautiful, even in winter. Will definitely stay again next time I'm in Joburg.

Bonnie J.

New York.

We just stayed there for two nights after a 5 weeks holiday-travel in South Africa. It is simply an excellent place to stay: a lovely garden in a nice and lively quarter of Johannesburg, really nice rooms, a friendly and competent host and team - we could not wish more. And don't miss the Lucky Bean Restaurant!

Gerd Nies