Kwa-Bungane Guest House CC (registration number 2008/120835/23) and herein referred to as “Kwa – Bungane” or “the Company” is a commercial guest house establishment owned and promoted by Joy Faith Mehlomakulu, an emerging black female entrepreneur. In 2008, Joy Mehlomakulu identified a business opportunity in the rapidly expanding accommodation sector and decided to register a close corporation to use as a vehicle for pursuing identified opportunities. Guest houses are increasingly becoming popular with tourists (domestic and international), corporates and leisure visitors as compared to traditional hotel facilities. The reason is that they are cheaper than hotels and are more convenient, highly flexible in terms of their services and add a personal touch to their offering. In guest houses, services are personalized to suit each individual’s unique taste. Guest houses also provide a homely atmosphere allowing guests the experience of being at home away from home.
Kwa – Bungane Guest House is situated in Ormonde, south of Johannesburg. The business is ideally positioned to take advantage of opportunities presented by the tourism and hospitality industry. The guest house is within a 4 kilometre radius from the following entertainment venues: NASREC, Gold Reef City & Apartheid Museum and FNB Stadium. Furthermore, Soweto, which offers a myriad of cultural experiences is only 7 kilometers away. In addition, the guest house is situated within easy access of major highways and arterial routes.
Kwa – Bungane Guest House comprises of 7 well – appointed en suite bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen, dining room, common/reception area, a mini conference facility and safe onsite parking. Through boot – strapping, the owner renovated the establishment so that it meets international standards. However, it is now an opportune time to consider expansion which will result in a fully functioning and well equipped conference facility, the acquisition of a shuttle vehicle which can accommodate a maximum of nine passengers and the replacement of old inventory items.
Kwa – Bungane is a viable business concept that takes advantage of the strong growth in the South African hospitality and tourism industry. Accommodation services that are offered by B&B’s and guest houses account for a major part of tourism expenditure. The concept of B&B’s and guest houses as an alternative to hotels has been adopted profitably by many companies in the USA, Canada, Africa, United Kingdom and Australia. The concept has also been received well in South Africa and guest houses are flourishing in many areas of the country.
“We are very confident that we will continue to create value for travelers, thereby entrenching ourselves in the hospitality and tourism sector in Gauteng and beyond.”