13 Best Places To Stay In Pretoria, South Africa - Updated 2024

places to stay in pretoria, south africa
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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 plethora of things to do, especially at night, with 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 and take a look at these places to stay in Pretoria, South Africa.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 29, 2024.

Hotels to stay in Pretoria

1. Morning Star Express Hotel (from USD 37)

Situated in the heart of the city, Morning Star is a highly sought-after hotel and one of the best places to stay in Pretoria for travelers who want to experience its vibrancy. 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.

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Inani Hotel Morning Star

Wifi Available

Address: 327 Visagie
1.85 km (1.2 mi) from National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Pretoria Menlyn (from USD 158)

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. Guests 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.

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Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Pretoria Menlyn

Wifi Available

Address: 221 Garsfontein Road, Menlyn
9.81 km (6.1 mi) from National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

3. The Park Lodge Hotel (from USD 54)

This contemporary hotel is modern yet provides undeniable comfort with every detail throughout when it comes to the interior décor. It is a great option to consider if you’re wondering where to stay in Pretoria. 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.

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The Park Lodge Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 499 Thabo Sehume Street Pretoria CBD 0002
2.11 km (1.4 mi) from National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

4. Duke & Duchess Boutique Hotel (from USD 89)

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.

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Duke & Duchess Boutique Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 70 Drakensberg, Waterkloof Park
9.13 km (5.7 mi) from National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

Parking Room service Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

5. Andante Lodge (from USD 48)

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.

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Andante Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: 733 Piering Road Waterkloof Holdings
14.47 km (9.0 mi) from National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms

Airbnb accommodation options in Pretoria

6. Charming cottage with garden (from USD 24)

For a relaxing accommodation in Pretoria, check out this charming cottage with a farm-style garden. This pad is ideal for students, business travelers, adventurers, or couples on a vacation as it can sleep up to two people in comfort. It comes with one bedroom with a double bed, a private bath, and a kitchen—all fully equipped to provide comfort and convenience. The private courtyard has a garden and is furnished with a table, umbrella, and chairs, great for chilling out after a tiring day outside.

The pad is also conveniently located close to everything—from a variety of shopping and eating options to many Pretoria attractions.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
11.54 km (7.2 mi) from National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
222 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment has its own little private garden to enjoy a morning coffee or afternoon drink
comfortable and beautiful space
such a lovely place - neat well equipped and comfortable room in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere
christina's place is absolutely amazing very cozy and peaceful
clean and pet friendly
beautiful place quiet clean great for a gateway and to destress
very clean and has just about everything that you need
it is exactly as the pictures show it clean very cozy and private
clean an fresh and you feel really safe when you are there
awesome host and lovely home
the host was really great too
thank you to the amazing hosts
the hosts were friendly and the most kindest
great host very welcoming and friendly
the location is very quiet and relaxing
a lovely stay in a peaceful neighbourhood
christina’s place is a gem safe secure and guaranteed privacy
a beautiful place to stay at
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7. Fully furnished apartment in the heart of the city (from USD 52)

Your vacation in Pretoria will be a lot more memorable by staying in this cozy apartment. It’s right in the middle of the city within the quiet neighborhood of Lynnwood. This means you’re going to be close to many attractions including historical monuments, hiking trails, nature reserves, restaurants, shopping centers, and nightlife.

Aside from the location, the apartment offers a comfortable home base as it comes with great amenities like WIFI, a TV, a full kitchen, heating and cooling, and a lot more.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
7.0 km (4.4 mi) from National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
273 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely coffee a great braai area on the balcony super comfy couch nice big shower
had to connect my own netflix account to the tv but outside of that the place was perfect
everything we needed - comfortable safe quiet stylish and well-stocked
very comfortable and safe stay annamarie was always available to assist
annemarie's place is stylish and has all that you need for a comfortable stay in johannesburg
clean modern and stylish
beautiful space clean super comfortable
it was spacious quiet and clean
the rooms were clean and well equipped and provided the perfect space for us
everything was so clean and everything was perfect thank you
hosts friendly and accommodating
she is such a kind and helpful host
highly recommended the host was super friendly so welcoming and made us feel at home
incredibly host and gorgeous apartment
the host was very friendly and easy to reach
conveniently situated for our needs in a quiet and very secure neighborhood
annemaries place is fabulous perfectly located quiet and beautifully decorated
the location is perfect and it’s very safe and secure
the braai the sunset the privacy and the location are all winners
great location / a super host and a very cosy apartmenthighly recommendable
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8. Cozy studio apartment in Brooklyn/Hatfield area

Experience the best of Pretoria by staying in this studio apartment located in the heart of the city. It’s close to many attractions including the University of Pretoria and Hillcrest Boulevard where there are plenty of dining and shopping options. A trip to the center of Johannesburg will only take a few minutes via public transportation.

The apartment features a balcony that offers a bird’s eye view of the city. It can sleep up to two guests and ensures a relaxing and convenient stay thanks to its modern amenities including WIFI, a TV, a dedicated workspace, a dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen.

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5.95 km (3.7 mi) from National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
248 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful views & comfortable place
beautiful apartment quiet block and easily accessible to shops and restaurants
super clean and well furnished and equipped
the apartment was clean and well-appointed
awesome stay loved the cleanliness and ease of access
the apartment is clean
great clean and place and nicely located
the host was very helpful
very friendly security and prompt responses from the host
beautiful place and an amazing host
the security guards were very helpful as well in providing information about food delivery etc
host is very accommodating and the place was very beautiful and comfortable
brilliant location close to all the embassies
great location brooklyn mall is 4 minutes away will definitely be back for longer
a very great apartment in a great location
the place was wonderful it close to almost everything
beautiful apartment that’s well located and an excellent host
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9. Safe and secure house (from USD 106)

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.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
6.49 km (4.1 mi) from National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
80 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space was exactly as expected from the photos spacious modern and comfortable
great house beautiful interior and extremely comfortable
most comfortable beds and linen
it is spacious it has creative lighting modern finishings and it has a very comfortable layout
it is clean and tidy and so spacious
beautiful home in a quiet suburb clean neat and comfortable
lovely clean and spacious house with no fuss and bother check in
beautiful home great amenities very clean - i would recommend this to anybody
very spacious and the house is beautifully planned with many areas to relax
beautiful spacious home and a great host
anadia is so understanding and very friendly
very helpful staff and house is even better than pictures
host was very easy to get hold of before and during our stay
great accommodation for a great price the hosts were super hospitable and helpful
great safe location in pretoria
fantastic location and accommodation for family travel
nice house in a great location just as described
location is very safe; 100% if you do not mind a 5-10min drive to the mall
very comfortable and spacious house in a very good location
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10. Bali House (from 36 USD)

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.

Bali House

Price: from 36 USD

Number of Guests: 1

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11. Faerie Glen Residence

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.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
12.46 km (7.8 mi) from National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
70 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is comfortable and has a small library
the room is very comfortable and it is very relaxing to sit in the garden
great place with spacious room sweet family and lovely house
they were very friendly hosts
amazing host kind and caring
both hosts went out of there way to make us feel very welcome
the host is spectacular she goes out of her way to make sure you feel welcome
fantastic hosts always eager to please
locationwise is safe and a short distance from the shops and a nature reserve
comfortable and nice place to stay in
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12. Wonderbloom Apartments

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.

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13. Modern apartment in Pretoria's new district

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.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
8.68 km (5.4 mi) from National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
Entire bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

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.

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