Located in Norwood, with easy access to the city
Was a communist safehouse during the apartheid struggle, and is in an area of incredible struggle history
Very good value
Great eateries nearby
From USD 100 per room per night
Uxolo is a great little guesthouse in the suburb of Norwood, and in the hub of resistance movement history. The house itself was a safehouse where communist leaders met during the apartheid struggle. Across the road is the house that Nelson Mandela often took refuge in, disguised as a garden worker. The photographer Eli Weinberg and the Communist Party chief theoritician Michael Harmel lived further down the road. So for political history Uxolo is in a really interesting place, and proprietor Karen is in the know. Great beds, comfortable rooms and very reasonable rates all add to the appeal.