Little Forest Guesthouse is as conveniently positioned in Johannesburg as it is pretty. Nestled in 5th Street Parkhurst, it's close to major business hubs like Rosebank, Sandton, and the Joburg CBD, as well as amenities like the Rosebank Gautrain.
It's a short walk from Parkhurst's most famous street, 4th Avenue, with its many restaurants, bars and shops.
The guesthouse offers five room options, including The Pool House - a self catering cottage that can sleep up to four adults and has its own swimming pool.
Other rooms are spacious and well decorated, with their own bathrooms and coffee stations.
The guest house abounds with trees, natural rocks, ponds, and plenty of bird life - it really does feel like a little forest!
The guesthouse's wall and neighborhood guard hut outside features beautiful pieces of art created by South African artist Fourie Ackermann.
These murals have become so popular that they've been featured in the Rosebank Killarney Gazette and have been incorporated in an Urban Safari Graffiti Tour through the city.
'The Parkhurst Cheetah.' Image: Eelco Meyjes
For those who plan to stay in Joburg over December, but still want to feel like they've had a break from home, a staycation is a great idea.
Little Forest is in the heart of Joburg but feels private and removed from the buzz - giving you that staycation feeling. Venture out in the evenings for dinner or a movie at Egrek Cinema in 4th Avenue, or do some shopping in Rosebank.
Or, while away with a good book under the trees.
The guest house is open to intimate events of up to 12 people, including baby showers, kitchen teas, bridal showers, small team building sessions or birthdays.
The friendly owner is open to working with your needs and requirements, and you can bring in all your own food and decor - making it budget friendly.
With two of its units fenced off, Little Forest prides itself in being able to cater for small pets. Convenient, seeing as Parkhurst is often called 'Barkhurst' due to how many people own dogs in this neighborhood!
Many of Parkhurst's restaurants are dog friendly, and there is an off-leash park called Verity Park close by where your fur friend can run around to their heart's content.
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