About the Farmhouse


 

And Now...

Nowadays Linden is home to South Africans of all creeds and colours, with the well-known Albertina Sisulu, the suburb’s most famous resident. With the development of the area, it was perhaps inevitable that the orchards disappeared, but some of the remaining fruit trees can still be seen here and there. Today, Linden is a quiet and well-treed area, away from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg’s commercial centre, but not so far away as to be inconvenient.
One of the attributes of The Farmhouse Linden is, in fact, its location. Guests appreciate that they’re no more than 40 minutes from OR Thambo International Airport, 20 minutes from Sandton and Montecasino, just minutes away from Cresta, Rosebank and the café society, and nightlife of the trendy suburbs of Parkhurst, Greenside and Melville.
The Farmhouse Linden was one the suburb’s first guesthouses and is a throw-back to the days of old: To the days of Louw Geldenhuys and Johannes Jacobus van der Linde, and to an era of grace and charm, and of warmth and hospitality.
For owner Drienie Cooks, The Farmhouse Linden is a culmination of a life-long dream – the dream of a quiet life in the country. Today, thanks to her, the doors of Linden’s original farmhouse stand open once again for visitors to share in its rich history.
Renovated to its former glory, and decorated and furnished in the style and luxury of yesteryear, with an eclectic mix of old and new, this magnificent guesthouse is today a member of the South African Tourism Grading Council and justifiably graded four stars. Whilst The Farmhouse itself is breathtaking in its splendour, the corrugated iron roof and oregon pine doors and furniture are a delight, the rooms nestled away in the property with their adjoining courtyards, are unique. As are the collection of antiques, memorabilia and period pieces, which are conversation pieces in their own right.
Then there are the gardens, which are truly a sight to behold. Magnificent old Jacaranda trees, pergolas, water features and a proliferation of African bird life, and trellises bursting with roses, delight the senses and take you on a multitude of journeys: To your childhood. To a time of contentment. To a past life, free of stress.
Seated in the gardens of The Farmhouse Linden, Johannesburg and Sandton will seem light years away. And yet the businessperson in you will be pleased to know that they are no more than a mere 15 minutes distant. You couldn’t be in a better place.

Client testimonials

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I rate my experience of visiting the Farmhouse as an example of the highest excellence in personal service. It's a little slice of Heaven on Earth.

Naomi Lynn Shaw

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Rooms


Exquisite and tastefully-designed, each individually furnished in their own unique style, with an eclectic mix of old and new furniture and decor.
4

Stars


The Farmhouse Collection Guesthouse Linden is a member of the South African Tourism Grading Council and has a four star grading for Accommodation.
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Years of Experience


Sincethe opening in 1950, The Farmhouse Guesthouse's door have been open and welcomed guests with our warm atmosphere.
15

Minutes


Seated in our gardens, the City will seem light years away; but you can rest assured that it is no more than 15 minutes away.

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Client Tesimonials


  • Wonderful venue. Service was great, the setting spectacular.
    Delilah Da Mata
  • I rate my experience of visiting the Farmhouse as an example of the highest excellence in personal service. It's a little slice of Heaven on Earth.
    Naomi Lynn Shaw
  • Excellent service! Beautiful venue! Absolute Treat! Our 'sleeping place' of choice in Johannesburg! Also held my daughter's bridal shower/high tea there - just phenomenal - service, food, staff attitude etc. A must!
    Debbie Woodhouse Van Graan
  • My experience at the farmhouse was awesome! The surroundings are beautifully laid out. The people are friendly and accommodating. The food is of high standard, the functions, weddings, flowers, too many to mention. Thanks to all!
    Maria Louw