for discerning couples, families and groups of friends who want to
enjoy a gorgeous Moroccan atmosphere on South African soil, the Royal
Elephant has it all - a stunning venue for private events, themed
parties and conferences; an on-site restaurant, wine cellar, cigar
lounge and resident's bar; and accommodation options that range from
luxury rooms to family suites.
MAGALIES MOUNTAIN LODGE - HARTBEESPOORT, BORDERING GAUTENG & NORTH WEST
Situated between Pretoria and Hartbeespoort Dam, bordering Gauteng and the North-West Province, Magalies Mountain Lodge
is a private guest lodge at the foot of the majestic Magalies mountains.
guests can leave the bustle of the city behind to enjoy unspoiled
surroundings and indulge in everything from breath-taking outdoor
adventures to relaxing spa sessions. The lodge's extensive facilities
include stylish, yet affordable accommodation, an in-house restaurant,
spa, pub and wedding venue.
provided in a selection of double rooms and rondavels with a choice of a
bath or shower; and there is a range of getaway and lifestyle packages
available to suit a variety of budgets. Magalies Mountain Lodge
is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway or book a luxury spa day to enjoy with your partner.
VILLA SAN GIOVANNI - PRETORIA, GAUTENG
Conveniently located at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria, Villa San Giovanni
well-appointed airport accommodation for discerning work- and leisure
travellers, alongside a full complement of culinary destinations to keep
you fuelled for your travel adventure.
includes a beautiful fine dining restaurant with elegant decor and an
award-winning wine list; the informal Terrace & Pizzeria overlooking
an expansive play area (tailor-made for diners with energetic kids); as
well as the trendy J&B Jet Lounge with its own bar, which is
perfect for private functions and product launches.
VUSALELA DAY SPA - PRETORIA, GAUTENG
Vusalela Day Spa
is truly a unique sanctuary of relaxation and personal rejuvenation,
where the proprietors seek to pamper you as never before. Fringed by the
beauty of nature and perfectly situated on the banks of the Hennops
River, the spa offers an array of pampering experiences that are not to
There are a variety of treatment
packages that include hand- and foot massages, facials, full body hot
rock massages, Indian head massages and full body exfoliation. This
versatile sanctuary cares for individuals, couples, or groups, so
whether you're simply hoping to unwind or looking for a venue to host an
indulgent special occasion or corporate outing, Vusalela Day Spa
is a top choice.
MENLYN BOUTIQUE HOTEL - PRETORIA
Menlyn Boutique Hotel
is one of those rare Pretoria accommodation venues that succeeds in
combining luxury and tranquillity with an inimitably artful approach to
its overall look and feel.
visitors can look forward to detailed and personalised service and truly
stunning surroundings that have been curated with an expert eye.
Conveniently located at the heart of Tshwane, right across the way from
the famous Menlyn Shopping Mall, this sought-after hotel is easily
accessible from Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International airport,
making it the ideal option for both business and leisure travellers.
venue comprises 6 Express Rooms, 10 Standard Rooms, 2 self-catering
units, 8 Executive Rooms and 1 Presidential Room. The Menlyn Boutique
Hotel luxury collection also includes Fifty Seven Waterberg, a five-star
lodge in the Welgevonden private game reserve. Guests can also look
forward to an on-site restaurant and spa at the hotel.
Black Bamboo offers five-star South African fine dining at its best;
while the Beauty Within Salon & Spa provides a full range of
wellness treatments. The venue is also available for exclusive hire to
host boutique weddings of up to 100 guests. For more information, visit
KIEVITS KROON - THE WINELANDS IN GAUTENG - PRETORIA - GAUTENG
has 142 stylishly decorated rooms which are fully equipped with all modern facilities. The rooms are detached or semi-detached, and located in clusters around the estate, except for the Executive Rooms, which are housed in a luxury two storey contemporary Cape Dutch building.
There is secure parking close to all rooms, which are connected by landscaped pathways to the main hotel and conference buildings. A porter service is available to drop off and pick up your luggage on arrival and departure. In-room dining is available from 7am to 10pm. Complimentary bottled water is provided and the minibar is stocked on request.
There is a nightly turn-down service. You will find Kievits Kroon’s
own room amenities in your bathroom, including a body wash, conditioning shampoo and body lotion. Check-in is from 2pm on the day of arrival. Guests are requested to check-out by 10am on the day of departure. Visit their website
for more information.
IVORY MANOR BOUTIQUE HOTEL - PRETORIA, GAUTENG
Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel
is 5km from the Rigel and Nellmapius offramps in Pretoria and a five-star dining and accommodation destination that redefines the notion of elegance. The space is decorated with exquisitely curated art pieces that feature the talents of Marie Vermeulen Breedt and Diana Greyvensteyn, which create the perfect backdrop for sumptuous meals and events.
Stop in for coffee or tea in the lush gardens, meet up with friends in the whiskey & cigar lounge, or sit down to a romantic dinner prepared by talented chef Liza. Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to host events ranging from high teas, kitchen teas and birthday parties, to corporate events, wine tastings, cooking classes and more.
The individually decorated deluxe and premier suites promise a lavish stay, with breakfast included in the rate. Visit their website
for more information.
WHERE TO EAT IN PRETORIA
DRINK TEA AT CARLTON CAFé
Their white chocolate macadamia ‘blondie’ brownies are an institution. If that’s not your thing they have an extensive daytime menu. Carlton Café hosts “Delicious The Food Shop” where you can get all sorts of deli food and specialty food items like TWG Tea’s luxury French Earl Grey, Chamomile and Grand Wedding Tea.
EAT AT AFROBOER
This unique restaurant
is chock full of attitude and delicious food. Order a glass of wine “for a whine”, enjoy the garden setting, breakfast, light or serious lunches and of course their incredible cakes. They change things up in the kitchen “to keep kitchen, ooms, tannies, and copy-cats on their toes”.
BEST ITALIAN AT ALFIE's
For authentic italian head to Alfie’s. Locals rave about Alfredo Fiachetti’s traditional Italian Restaurant, the proof is that it’s always full so remember to make a reservation. You can’t go wrong with bruschetta, fresh pasta or rack of lamb.
HAVE A COLD ONE AT THE CAPITAL CRAFT
Craft beer fans will be in heaven, they add new beers to their collection regularly. Try their new black mushroom and white cheddar burger for vegetarians, add a beef patty if you’re not. Their Crafty
bitch hot dog is a winner as is their pulled pork sandwich.
EXPLORE DUNCAN YARD
This is the place to pick up a unique antique, or find the right gift in fashionable Hatfield. Breathe in the heavenly scent of fresh flowers from the “Florist @ Duncan Yard”, get your nails done, lunch at Deli on Duncan
or at Papa’s Real food. You could spend an entire afternoon here happily investigating all the little boutiques.
DE KLOOF RESTAURANT
More than just a place to eat. De Kloof
is uncompromisingly and unapologetically committed to quality food and innovative dishes. Dishes and prepared according to classic European techniques with local influences.
BE ACTIVE IN PRETORIA
BUFFELSDRIFT MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
Buffelsdrift Mountain Bike Park is located only 15km North of Pretoria and provides a safe and secure riding environment within the confines of the Buffelsdrift Nature Conservancy. Lying on the western boundaries of the Dinokeng area, between the Roodeplaat Dam and the N1 highway, Buffelsdrift Conservancy has become a fairly popular place to visit not only because it is so easy to reach, so close to both Pretoria and Johannesburg, but also as a superb birding spot. This is due in no small part to the proximity of the Roodeplaat dam, from which an extensive canal system runs, and the Pienaars River that runs through the conservancy attracting birds for most of the year.
ACROBATICS IN THE TREES WITH ACROBRANCH
Looking for an outdoor adventure to enjoy on your next date outing or family getaway? Look no further than Acrobranch - a treetop experience featuring various obstacle courses (including high ropes, tricky crossings and zip lines) suitable for children, teenagers and reasonably fit adults respectively. Book
your spot today to enjoy a fun-filled, active date night, family adventure or group outing – Acrobranch
caters for the whole gang.
Pretoria is home to an impressive amount of family-friendly activities designed to keep the entire family entertained for hours. From zoos to waterparks and paintball arenas, Pretoria does not disappoint on the fun scale. From zoos to waterparks, Pretoria has it all. And because it has such an impressive array, we've put together its own guide. It includes:
Whether you’re in the mood to immerse yourself in an African bushveld experience, or you simply need a weekend away; take a look at this guide to some of the best game viewing options near Pretoria and Joburg.
Our list covers a handful of game lodges, game reserves and nature reserves nearby that promise to keep your bucket list overflowing with ideas. There’s something for everyone wanting to get away from the city for a break. Read more about Vibescout.com.