Satyagraha House

Top choice guest house in Johannesburg

A wonderful urban sanctuary, Satyagraha is built around the Kraal, a 1907 traditional African-style thatched house where Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi lived between 1907 and 1908 with the owner and his friend Herman Kallenbach. This innovative guesthouse offers seven chic minimalist rooms; two in the original house and the others in contemporary buildings surrounded by a serene garden.

Satyagraha also operates as a museum (admission R70, open 10am to 4pm) detailing the history of Gandhi's time in South Africa and his philosophies on life. A visit can be combined with a vegetarian meal in the Kraal (breakfast/lunch/dinner R170/250/335).