Located on the corner of Fox and Loveday streets in Johannesburg CBD, the Rand Club has evolved over the years, moving away from being a gentleman-only club to welcoming women and children. However, the club remains a cocoon for the social elite, proudly upholding its sophistication and decorum.
The building – which is richly furnished with chandeliers, antique furniture and patterned carpets – houses a library, billiards room, pubs (its claim to fame being that the main bar is the longest in Africa) and various dining rooms. The Assore Sports Lounge on the ground floor serves casual pub lunches every day and is equipped with three large-screen TVs for sports and news. The Spencer Whiting Armoury on the first floor offers casual dining.
The basement is where you’ll find the Rand Club Theatre and cinema which regularly hosts live plays. For more interactive entertainment, the grand Snooker Room is just next door and boasts three full-sized billiard tables.
The club is suitable for weddings, conferences and other functions, with the Main Dining Room seating up to 220 guests. There are six other, beautiful decorated function rooms situated on the 2nd Floor which can accommodate from 6 to 80 people for catered functions.
For those who would like to extend their stay, the club’s accommodation facilities are available from Monday to Saturday.
The two large, en-suite bedrooms both have queen sized beds, as well as a smaller en-suite bathroom with a queen size bed – both have wireless internet and tea/coffee making facility in the room. Breakfast is served upon request and is added onto the bill. The accommodation is for adults only.