When planning a trip to South Africa, the capital city of Pretoria should be on top of the bucket list, as the epicenter of the country’s freedom from its tumultuous past. Not only is it rich in history but this cosmopolitan city boasts a vibrant nightlife and tourist attractions peppered around the city. Many of the buildings in Pretoria have a colonial influence along with touches of art and South African style architecture, which is very much prevalent in the style and make-up of the accommodation options available to travelers. Pretoria offers accommodation options for everyone’s taste and budget within proximal distance from world-renown attractions. Get the most out of your visit to Pretoria by having a look at 5 hotels and 5 Airbnb apartments to stay at.
5 hotels to stay in Pretoria
Situated in the heart of Pretoria, Morning Star is a highly sought-after hotel for travelers who want to experience the vibrancy of the city. Each of the sleek, modern rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a satellite LCD TV, work desk and wooden floors. From the sun terrace, guest can watch the city come alive with twinkling lights at night or enjoy sundowners at the trendy restaurant. The Morning Star’s restaurant is decorated with wallpapers of skyscrapers and guest can enjoy a full English breakfast and dinner. Give the reception a call to arrange a massage or request a shuttle to the airport nearby.
Morning Star Express Hotel
Address: 327 Visagie, Pretoria Central, 0001 Pretoria, South Africa (see map)
Price: from 56 USD
The aim of this hotel is to be the social hotspot of Pretoria and there are small nuisances like the private social pods and the slick social spaces around the hotel enhancing this. Guest can frolic in the Olympic sized pool, break a sweat at the fitness centre or enjoy drinks at the hotel bar. Every morning visitors can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel restaurant or request for the breakfast to be served in the comfort of their own room. Within close proximity of the hotel, guest can go on a shopping spree or grab a bite at the eateries at the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre.
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Pretoria Menlyn
Address: 221 Garsfontein Road, Summit Place Precinct, Menlyn, Pretoria, 0181 (see map)
Price: from 129 USD
This contemporary hotel is modern yet provides undeniable comfort with every detail throughout when it comes to the interior décor. The hotel is spacious and airy and is situated in the heart of Pretoria. Within proximal distant to museums and major tourist attractions, the Park Lodge is perfect for the traveller is search of an enrichment into the South African culture and heritage. For a true South African experience, have a braai at the hotel or enjoy the African sky from the comfort of the hotel terrace. Grab a bite at the in-house restaurant for delicious delicacies.
The Park Lodge Hotel
Address: 232 Jeff Masemola Street Pretoria CBD, Pretoria Central, 0002 Pretoria, South Africa (see map)
Price: from 57 USD
Step back in time when you book a stay at the Duke & Duchess Boutique Hotel. The interior décor of the hotel mimics the Victorian-style and allows guest an opportunity to indulge in grand living with the best quality finishes throughout. The room is garden-facing and guests can enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Take a walk to any one of the restaurants and take your taste buds on a culinary adventure.
Duke & Duchess Boutique Hotel
Address: 70 Drakensberg, Waterkloof Park, 0181 Pretoria, South Africa (see map)
Price: from 97 USD
Indulge in a haven of tranquillity situated in a lush garden. The Andante Lodge is a perfect escape into nature while being in the busyness of the city and not even noticing it. The lodge is a sought-after destination for couples and offers guests comfortable and quaint living space equipped with free WIFI. With the Rietvlei Nature Reserve close by, the gardens of Andante Lodge are alive with the cheerful chirps of the vast species of birds. Guest are welcome to play a round of golf at the nearby golf club or go on a shopping spree at the Menlyn Shopping Centre.
Address: 733 Piering Road Waterkloof Holdings, 0174 Pretoria, South Africa (see map)
Price: from 66 USD
5 Airbnb accommodation options in Pretoria
The peaceful ambiance of Faerie Glen Residence provides the perfect spot for a tranquil getaway. The brick walls and finishes give the apartment its rustic feel while the interior decor lends to the boho chic design of the apartment. Get a true African experience from the comfort of the apartment with the garden boasting lush greenery, with a host of 45 different species of birds and bush baby monkeys. The private room with en-suite garden offers free WIFI, and access to the house kitchen and living room. Just a few blocks away guests can visit the nature reserve or for those that enjoy their quiet time, guests can enjoy the warmth of the fireplace.
Faerie Glen Residence
Price: from 11 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Situated in a prime location of Pretoria, these apartments offer elegant living with a touch of African charm. This establishment boast 3 houses each with a thatch roof and can host up to 6 people. The rooms are elegantly designed to the finest details and provide guests with ample space to unwind and relax. Enjoy afternoon braai’s/barbecues from the patio under the African skies or at odd occasion’s there is an in-house chef who will prepare meals for you. The house is fully equipped with a washing machine, dish washer and full kitchen.
Safe and secure house
Price: from 159 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Set among the towering palm trees and luscious gardens, you will find these beautiful apartments. With a focus on providing a peaceful setting for that uninterrupted break, with 2 private entrances leading to your private dwelling, the flat is fully equipped with a working kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms and a large bathroom. Gaze upon the reflection of the sunset hues in the pool from the comfort of the outdoor lounge area, perfect for those evening braais/barbecues. At an additional cost dinner and breakfast can be arranged and your laundry taken care of.
Price: from 32 USD
Number of Guests: 4
If you are looking to be in the hub of Pretoria, then look no further than these modern apartments. Within proximal distance from major shopping centers, a vibrant nightlife and world-class restaurant, these apartments have so much to offer their guests. The excellent finishes and tasteful interior design of light colors elude the luxuriant lifestyle one would seek on a holiday. Catch the reflection of the African sky on the pool, enjoy a braai/barbecue on the patio or enjoy an authentic South African dinner at the restaurant on the premises.
Modern apartment in Pretoria's new district
Price: from 181 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Rustic living awaits you in the Bali House, perfectly situated from major entertainment attractions like the Menlyn Mall, The Time’s Square Casino and the Atterbury Theatre. Spend the evening around the boma fireplace in the peaceful garden or have a cocktail in the rooftop entertainment area. Guest also have access to the pool and braai/barbecue area.
Price: from 36 USD
Number of Guests: 1
Say yes to Pretoria
With world class accommodation to meet the varying taste of its visitors, Pretoria is a prime destination to experience the essence of South Africa without compromising comfort and elegance. Indulge in the opulent living of a hotel or choose to experience the true South African hospitality at one of the Airbnb accommodation options available at Pretoria today.