Welcome to The Brambles

The central location of Oaklands offers quick and easy access to all the major routes in and out of Johannesburg. For the busy executive, we are less than 3kms from Rosebank (Gautrain Station) and Melrose Arch, 8kms from the commercial centres of Sandton and Johannesburg and only 25kms from O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Ideal for attending conferences at The Glenhove conference centre or visiting the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Houghton.

We are also close by to Rosebank Clinic and Linksfield clinic, suitable for recovery or visiting a loved one.

For sports fans, we are only a short hop from Emirates Airline Park (known as Ellis Park), and within walking distance of the Wanderers Cricket Ground and Golf Course, as well as Houghton and Killarney Country clubs. All the major shopping centres are close by and for those who love good food and a vibey atmosphere, within 1km, Melrose Arch offers world class restaurants and coffee shops.

About Us

Your host, Brenda Staines, is a professional caterer with over 30 years experience in the hospitality business.

Brenda has built her reputation by achieving the highest standards in hospitality and cuisine. She is known for the personal care and special attention to detail she brings to every project, and The Brambles is no exception.

Drawing on her considerable experience, Brenda has created a tranquil, luxurious environment for her guests to experience. A blend of comfort and convenience, a stay at The Brambles is an event in itself, rather than simply a functional necessity.

As a professional caterer, Brenda does not believe in anyone starting off the day hungry either. So make sure you join us in the morning and partake in our ample English breakfast – You will not be disappointed.

What Our Clients Say:


“Thank you for helping making my visit last year so relaxing and comfortable. You really made me feel welcome and, given the length of my stay, part of the family, and all those special little touches were noticed and appreciated. Thank you again.”

retired Engineer from Somerset, England


“As a senior executive for an established company with branches all round the country, I travel a lot and often have early morning meetings. I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to find somewhere that really understands the needs of executives. You really are a ‘home from home’ and a place one leaves refreshed and relaxed.”

Sales & Marketing Manager


“Security and comfort are my two main priorities when away from home. It’s as important for me to feel safe as it is comfortable to relax properly and you satisfy both needs.”

CEO Vuma Horse Feeds, Summerhill


“Thank you for such wonderful hospitality and great food. I am often disappointed by the food offered at lodges, it can seem like such an afterthought, but your breakfast was really something and set me up for the whole day.”

Salesman, Cape Town