Muco is Kirundi (Kinyarwanda) name meaning light. This was our inspiration for this wonderful guesthouse, situated in the centre of the northern suburbs, the elite area of Johannesburg. This bed and breakfast guesthouse is ideally located in Rivonia, Sandton, close to two major shopping centres within walking distance of the Sandton area. It is also in close proximity to doctors, a post office, banks, restaurants and even the freeway to the airport (N1 and N3). The hub of Sandton City is approximately 10 minutes away. If you are looking for entertainment or if you are feeling lucky, the Montecasino with its Tuscan atmosphere is easy to get to from this central location.

The bed and breakfast is located in a cul-de-sac in a very safe, residential area and it has additional security since the area is zoned off by means of a gate.

Muco has 2 Guest Houses that are situated on the same gated street and offers the same service and same facilities. At number 3, we have 12 rooms plus 1 self catering studio. At number 11, we have 4 rooms plus 2 self-catering studio. All of the rooms are serviced, rates are inclusive of breakfast, free WIFI is available, fridge, or mini-bar in rooms, kettle, toaster, microwave, heater, a small office to work from with an internet ADSL cable to backup wifi. A full package of DSTV is also at your disposal.

There is a main garden and a swimming pool, which is tranquil and offers a very peaceful, home feeling. The decor is a mixture of vintage and African classics using natural materials.

We arrange transfers to and from the airport and a tour guide on request. We cater for the local and international market. Our staff speak English, French, Swahili, Kirundi (Kinyarwanda) and Zulu.


Muco Guesthouse was founded by Alice Frater in 2011. Muco is Kirundi (Kinyarwanda) name meaning light and this formed a foundation for promulgating this wonderful 3 star Guesthouse, situated in the centre of the northern suburbs, the elite area of Johannesburg.



  • Staff fluent in French, English, Zulu, Shona, Swahili, Kirundi.
  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Hired chauffeur within Johannesburg
  • Shopping Consultants
  • Business Center (Internet / printing / copying / fax / secretarial)
  • Laundry

Our 18 rooms are all en suites :

All rooms are fully furnished and you have WIFI access.

Room Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bath
  • In room safe
  • Tea and coffe making facilities
  • DSTV bouquet
  • Study desk with stationery
  • Mini fridge

All rooms are serviced and are inclusive of breakfast

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