Directions to Die Agterplaas, Melville

Die Agterplaas lies at the foot of the Melville Kloppies which is just a few kilometres from the hustle and bustle of Melville's city life.

How to get there

Directions to Die Agterplaas in Johannesburg, South Africa:

Die Agterplaas have put up three street signs from Kingsway (Corner Lothbury) to help guests find them more easily. They could not, however, put up a fourth one, but there is sufficient information on how to get there along the way. Please keep your eye out for the poster on the corner of 8th Street and 6th Avenue as it indicates that one should turn left at that point.

Directions from Johannesburg International Airport:

  • Out of the Airport take the Johannesburg (R24) route
  • Continue past Barbara Road and Edenvale Road
  • About 9.5 kilometres from the airport there is a split in the road - take the left turn which is Johannesburg/Durban/Kimberley
  • About 6 kilometres further (after passing Van Buuren Street) there is another split
  • Take the left turn to Germiston/Johannesburg
  • Immediately go right towards Johannesburg
  • About 10 kilometres further after passing Cleveland - Denver – Ruven Road/ Benrose/ Maritzburg Road/ Kaserne - Harrow Road Rissick Street - Selby you will reach another split
  • Take the left turn to Santon/Pretoria
  • After passing Carr and Smits Streets, take the left turn into Empire Road
  • Immediately left again into Empire - direction Auckland Park
  • Keep going in Empire Road as it swerves left at the Holiday Inn, cross two robots (traffic lights) and then runs onto a T-junction
  • At the T-junction (Steers and Engen on the left) turn right into Kingsway
  • At the first corner where one can, turn Right into Lothbury Avenue (NB. ...which is Cookham to the left)
  • Drive through Melville Village - Lothbury changes to 7th Street
  • When you get to another T-junction turn Right into 5th Avenue
  • Turn first left into 8th Street and immediately Left again into 6th Avenue
  • About 200 metres further number 66 is on your left. 4 identical green and white garages identify Die Agterplaas Bed and Breakfast, Johannesburg, South Arica.
  • Please push 'Reception' or 'Staff' button for service.

Direction from Kruger National Park:

  • Follow the N4 from Nelspruit towards Witbank, and at Witbank split to the left on the N12 direction Johannesburg until you reach Benoni/JHB International area.
  • Keep on going with the N12 direction Johannesburg until you reach Benoni/Johannesburg International area.
  • Continue on the N12 past Jet Park, Kraft and Edenvale/Germiston/Primrose
  • After the road from Edenvale has joined the N12 there is a split in the road – take the furthest left which is Johannesburg/Durban/Kimberley
  • About 6 kilometres further (after passing Van Buuren Street) there is another split
  • Take the left turn to Germiston/Johannesburg
  • Immediately go right towards Johannesburg
  • About 10 kilometres further after passing Cleveland - Denver – Ruven Road / Benrose Maritzburg / Kaserne- Harrow Road Rissick Street - Selby you will reach another split
  • Take the left turn to Sandton/Pretoria
  • After passing Smit and Carr Street, Take the left turn into Empire Road
  • Immediately left again into Empire – direction Auckland Park
  • Keep going in Empire Road as it swerves left at the Holiday Inn, cross two robots (traffic lights) and then runs onto a T-junction
  • At the T-junction (Steers and Engen on the left) turn right into Kingsway
  • At the first corner where one can, turn right into Lothbury Avenue
  • Drive through Melville Village - Lothbury changes to 7th Street
  • When you get to another T-junction turn right into 5th Avenue
  • Turn first left into 8th Street and immediately left again into 6th Avenue
  • About 200 metres further number 66 is on your left. 4 identical green and white garages identify Die Agterplaas Bed and Breakfast, Johannesburg, South Africa. 
  • Please push “Reception” or “Staff” button for service.

Directions from Durban N3:

  • From the N3 take the M2 (west) towards the city - after passing the cement factory on your left, thus going left towards Johannesburg city centre.
  • About 10 kilometres further after passing Cleveland - Denver – Ruven Road / Benrose Maritzburg Road / Kaserne - Harrow Road ,Rissik Street- Selby you will reach another split
  • Take the left turn to Sandton/Pretoria (on the De Villiers Graaf highway or M1 North)
  • After passing Carr and Smits Streets
  • Take the left turn into Empire Road
  • Immediately left again into Empire - direction Auckland Park
  • Keep going in Empire Road as it swerves left at the Holiday Inn, cross two robots (traffic lights) and then runs onto a T-junction
  • At the T-junction (Steers and Engen on the left) turn right into Kingsway
  • After passing the Media Park building (at the 1st robot) on your right. Turn rght into Lothbury Avenue, (NB. ...which is Cookham to the left) at the second robot - there should be a sign 'Melville'
  • Drive through Melville Village - Lothbury changes to 7th Avenue
  • When you get to another T-junction turn right into 5th Avenue
  • Turn first left into 8th Street and immediately left again into 6th Avenue
  • About 200 metres further number 66 is on your left. 4 identical green and white garages identify Die Agterplaas Bed and Breakfast, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Please push 'Reception' or 'Staff' button for service.
  • Directions from Sun City:
  • From Sun City take the R556 to Pretoria/Brits/ Hartbeespoortdam and after approximately 73 km turn left on the N4 Toll road to Pretoria.
  • About 8 kilometres down this road take the turnoff (233) to Randburg and Hartbeespoortdam. It runs onto a T-junction, where you turn right.
  • You will soon reach another T (R104), where you turn left to Schoemansville/Midrand.
  • After 5 kilometres of an almost dangerously narrow road there are Engen-garages on both sides of the road and a tourism-sign on the left. Although presently (November 2005) there is no road sign, turn right at this point.
  • 4 km further on this road turn left (R512) to Randburg.
  • A short distance from there is a T-junction where you turn left again - R512 (R27).
  • After 9.5 kilometres you will find the Junction Farm Stall on your left. Turn right (R512) towards Lanseria.
  • After 22 kilometres go right onto the Krugersdorp highway (R28/N14), and leave it again at the first offramp (R287) Zwartkop/Randburg.
  • Turn left towards Randburg. After roughly 14 kilometres you will cross the “cement highway” to Pretoria and the street on which you are becomes Beyers Naudé which will take you past Cresta Centre on your left, Northcliff corner on your right, and West Park Cemetery on your right.
  • You now approach Melville Koppies (small hills) and will pass the traffic light at Judith Road which goes to your left just before the upward slope. Keep on going until you reach the traffic light at 4th Avenue, and turn left.
  • Go down 4th Avenue to the traffic light c/o 7th Street and turn left again.
  • Just one block down you will encounter a T-junction at 5th Avenue – turn right there, our road signs now start helping.
  • Then turn first left into 8th Street, and immediately left again into 6th Avenue. Four identical garages at number 66 on your left will identify    Die Agterplaas Bed and Breakfast, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Press buttons Staff and/or Reception.