When it comes to places to stay in Johannesburg, few can rival the privacy, amenities, and service you’ll find at AtholPlace House & Villa. Whether you’re sneaking away to Johannesburg for a restorative girls’ trip or to host an intimate micro-wedding, I have a feeling you’ll love AtholPlace and the experience it offers just as much as I do. Let’s dive in for a quick overview…
AtholPlace House & Villa Overview & Locale
AtholPlace House and Villa are two exclusive-use properties (meaning you get the entire place to yourself!) situated in the heart of Atholl, Johannesburg. Complete with on-site staff, impeccably adorned rooms, and elevated amenities—AtholPlace offers everything you need to relax and restore in your own private oasis.
Should you choose to venture off-property though for a little city exploration (which I always recommend), you’re in major luck. Atholl is one of Johannesburg’s most elite settings. Known for its world-class eateries, incredible art galleries, luxe hotels, tree-lined streets, lavish spas, and charming piazzas—the options surrounding your stay at AtholPlace truly are endless.
Now that you have a feel for the area itself, let’s zoom in a bit on the experience you can expect at AtholPlace and the two housing options it offers…
AtholPlace House: Up to 18 guests
The larger of the two properties, AtholPlace House is the ideal option for up to 18 guests. With nine en-suite bedrooms (each of which is incredibly aesthetically pleasing and endlessly comforting), the house is ideal for a multi-generational family getaway, a small wedding, or even a corporate retreat.
While the rooms are incredibly comfortable, if you’re anything like me, most of your time will be spent outside of your private room. After all, with a bar and library complete with a dreamy fireplace, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, a private gym, and a lush on-site garden—there is so much to explore and enjoy on this property.
AtholPlace Villa: Up to 8 guests
AtholPlace Villa is the smaller of the two properties and is ideal for single-family vacations, girls’ trips, small bridal parties, and intimate friend groups. The first floor houses three expansive bedrooms and one smaller, cosier bedroom—all of which are en suite (major bonus!).
You can venture outside of your room to find an array of elevated living and dining areas that seamlessly transition to the stunning outdoor space, which is complete with a lush garden, a sparkling pool, and a boma.
An Elevated Experience. Endless Amenities.
In addition to the endless options the two different properties allow for (think: close family can stay in the villa, while your bridal party and guests stay in the house)—what I really love about AtholPlace is the all-encompassing experience it offers.
Breakfast is always included—and you can even opt for a full-board option with a chef at-hand to source local produce and prepare fresh, authentic meals at flexible hours to suit your schedule. Chefs can also develop custom menus for weddings, events, or conferences—ensuring you and your guests have access to incredible culinary options around the clock.
In addition to all of the typical amenities (free WiFi, air conditioning, electronic safes, secure parking, and a stocked mini bar)—guests also have access to a sparkling temperature-controlled swimming pool, a gym, a library, and—my personal favourite—a quaint garden for morning strolls or quiet reflection time.
Overall, AtholPlace is the ideal home-base for everything from an intimate Johannesburg wedding—to a once-in-a-lifetime family getaway. If you’re searching for private, luxurious accommodations in Atholl—punctuated by top-shelf service and amenities—consider your search over and book your trip to AtholPlace already.
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Until next time, happy travels!