Jelani Guest House is a real gem on the outskirts of White River and is a home away from home for local visitors as well as tourists. Jelani is located in a great spot near The King’s School just east of town, with lovely grounds and a view of the valley.
Arriving at Jelani one is greeted by a bunch of very friendly dogs and then one notices the old-time charm of the place. Owner Sheralee’s passion for antique furniture is evident in the creatively decorated rooms and living areas. She is a dedicated collector of lovely furniture and quirky pieces from small to very big.
Scattered around the gardens you’ll find so many interesting things. Look out for the real life ox wagon, soon to be part of a new guest room!
Each piece is carefully selected by Sheralee’s creative eye and has its own story to tell. Some of the furniture date back as far as the 1800s! Many of the items have travelled a long way to get here.
The spacious guest house can be rented out in its entirety or one can stay in one of the four bedrooms. Jelani is entirely self-catering and all rooms have coffee making facilities, as well as air conditioning.
The first and second bedrooms, called Karlien and Amoné, each each have an en suite bathroom with a shower. Karlien is a spacious room with a queen- sized bed and Amoné is equipped with a double bed.
The third and fourth bedrooms, called Lizé and Dané, share a separate bathroom with a shower, bath and toilet. Lizé has a single bed and Dané is equipped with a double bed.
Free wifi and private parking are available and an airport shuttle on request
There is a lovely, large outdoor swimming pool and a boma with barbeque facilities which the guests can use any time they like. A cute doll house can be used by the kiddies and there is lots of space for them to play outside.
There is also a large reception room on the premises which can be rented out for weddings and other functions. Like the house, it is decorated with antiques and collector’s items from the 1950s and 1960s. The venue will work perfectly for an oldies party!
Sheralee is not one to sit around and there are always new ideas and plans. New rooms are being built and renovated with – and don’t forget the ox wagon!
We left Jelani with a desire to come back for a visit and perhaps a little party.
Contact Sheralee for tailor-made packages and options for events.
Address: Plot 24,
Tel: 082 451 8525