Top 10 Self-Catering Accommodations In Pretoria, South Africa - Updated 2024

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The picturesque city of Pretoria in Gauteng Province serves as South Africa’s administrative capital and it has several historical sites that travelers would love to visit. Its wide streets are lined with jacaranda trees, which change into a lovely shade of purple in spring. This is why Pretoria is often referred to as the “Jacaranda City.” The industrial town has some famous landmarks that tourists love to check out such as the Voortrekker Monument and the Nelson Mandela statue. You can also visit the Freedom Park, which is atop Salvokop Hill and the several memorials encapsulate South Africa’s freedom struggle and liberation. A visit to the Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve or the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve is a must for animal lovers, where you can espy wildlife in their natural habitat. Marvel at the architecture of the Melrose House, which is a 19th-century Victorian house. Take a guided tour of the national monument, which has beautiful stained glass windows and paintings to learn more. Here’s a look at some self-catering accommodations in Pretoria, South Africa, to help you plan the perfect vacation.

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 31, 2024.

1. The Capital Menlyn Maine (from USD 239)

This hotel in Menlyn Maine is preferred by travelers for its fabulous location and proximity to eateries and shops. The Capital Menlyn Maine has several apartment options for those keen on a self-catering accommodation: one bedroom, two bedrooms and three bedrooms. You can also opt for the penthouse apartment. The apartments have a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable rooms and a seating area where you can unwind. The rental has an outdoor pool and a front desk, which you can access 24/7. This rental is just 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve. The Time Square Casino, Menlyn Shopping Centre and Menlyn Park Mall are a short walk from the property.

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The Capital Menlyn Maine

8.6 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 194 Bancor Avenue

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace

2. Private Apartments Pretoria (from USD 38)

This self-catering accommodation is in Elarduspark and it is favored by couples and solo travelers alike. The Private Apartments Pretoria is quite spacious and it has a homely vibe. It has a comfortable bedroom with an attached bathroom. There is also a lovely kitchen that has vessels, cutlery, a kettle, an oven and a microwave so that you can cook with ease. There is also an outdoor pool and guests can also enjoy a barbecue. You can lounge in the living area and use the free Wi-Fi to entertain yourself. The Elarduspark Shopping Centre is a three-minute drive from here. The Cornwall View Shopping Centre, which is the biggest mall in Pretoria, is a 16-minute drive and the Union Buildings are 6.3 miles (10.1 km) from here.

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Private Apartments & Biz Stays Pretoria

Wifi Available

Address: 437 Nieuwenhuyzen Street, Elarduspark

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services BBQ facilities Heating

3. Fortis Hotel Manor Pretoria (from USD 68)

This charming hotel is in Burnett Street, which is in the Hartfield district. The suburb is a 15-minute drive from Pretoria. Travelers, however, need not fret about commuting as the Fortis Hotel Manor Pretoria offers a free shuttle service within a 3-mile (5 km) radius. The rooms in this self-catering accommodation are clean and modern. Some rooms have a kitchenette so that guests can prepare meals if they wish to. The Union Buildings and the Brooklyn Shopping Centre are within a 2.4-mile (4-km) radius. The OR Tambo International Airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel.

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ANEW Hotel Hatfield Pretoria

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1050 Burnett Street (Entrance on Festival Street)

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms

4. Ciara Lodge (from USD 33)

This picturesque guesthouse is in Pretoria’s Rietfontein suburb. The Ciara Lodge is just 4.3 miles (7 km) from the city center and the OR Tambo International Airport is a 45-minute drive. The self-catering accommodation has a lovely garden and an outdoor pool. It is perfect for families and it even has a playground for kids. The units have wooden furnishing and they are cozy. Guests can rest on the comfortable beds and enjoy the privacy of an attached bathroom. There is also a well-equipped kitchen if you want to prepare meals.

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Ciara Guesthouse

Wifi Available

Address: 887 Louis Trichardt Street

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Ironing service Free parking

5. Red Square Home (from USD 37)

Located in the Erasmuskloof district, the Red Square Home has a home-away-from-home feel. It is inside a gated community and is well furnished. You can relax on the comfortable bed and watch TV. Some rooms have a well-equipped kitchen for guests looking to whip up a meal. You are served a continental breakfast here. The self-catering rental also has an outdoor pool and barbecue facilities. Guests can also take a dip in the outdoor pool or chill by the poolside. The Union Buildings are 6 miles (9.8 km) away from this guesthouse. The Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve is less than a mile away.

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Red Square Home

Wifi Available

Address: 488 Dwyka Street Erasmuskloof Ext. 3

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Ironing service

6. The Park Lodge Hotel (from USD 54)

Located in Pretoria Central, this lovely hotel has one or two bedroom apartments that guests can rent out. The Park Lodge Hotel is a great place to stay if you want to check out popular landmarks in Pretoria. This property with self-catering apartments is a short walk from the National Museum of Natural History. The Freedom Park and Union Buildings are a short drive from here. The apartments have a cozy seating area and a kitchenette which guests can use. The hotel also serves a buffet breakfast and it has a restaurant.

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The Park Lodge Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 499 Thabo Sehume Street Pretoria CBD 0002

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

7. Pro Active Guesthouse (from USD 41)

This spacious and clean bed and breakfast is just a short drive from popular tourist spots such as the Union Buildings, Nieuw Muckleneuk Trim Park and the Pretoria Art Museum. The rooms are comfortable and guests have access to an attached bathroom. The self-catering accommodation also has a well-equipped kitchenette and a dining area. You can unwind in the garden and even enjoy a barbecue with family. You can even bring pets along at no additional charge and enjoy breakfast in your room.

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Pro Active Guest House

Wifi Available

Address: 139 Rivier street Sunnyside

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

8. The Maslow Hotel, Times Square (from USD 74)

This family-friendly hotel is located near the Menlyn Maine Central Square and it is quite stylish. The rooms in this self-catering accommodation have a kitchenette where you can cook. There is also a comfortable seating area and you can unwind here and watch TV. Eat comfortably in the dining area and use the complimentary toiletries during your stay at The Maslow Hotel, Times Square. It even offers a buffet breakfast. The property also has a 24-hour help desk, as well as a lovely outdoor and rooftop pools. Couples will enjoy the casino and bars. The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve is 1.2 miles (2 km) away from here. The Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary is less than a mile away.

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The Maslow Hotel, Time Square

Wifi Available

Address: 209 Aramist Avenue

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

9. Faircity Junction (from USD 40)

This apartment in Menlo Park is a short walk from the Greenlyn Village. Faircity Junction has comfortable and modern interiors and the bedroom has a double or extra-large double bed, depending on the apartment you rent. The bathroom has a shower and you are also provided with toiletries. This self-catering accommodation has a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare meals. You can also use the dishwasher to clean the vessels. Lounge in the living area and watch TV to unwind. The rental also offers full English/Irish or continental breakfast options every day. Guests can shop at the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre or go to the Time Square Casino, which are within a 1.8-mile (3 km) radius of the property. The Union Buildings are 3.8 miles (6.2 km) from here.

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10. Apartment 1233 on Webb (from USD 22)

This cozy apartment is located on Webb Road and is close to several embassies. The neighborhood is extremely safe and several shops and eateries are a short walk from the Apartment 1233 on Webb. The property has four luxury apartments that have patios where guests can enjoy a cup of coffee. The rooms are comfortable and each apartment has a minimum of two. Guests can relax in the living area and cook meals in the kitchen. The owner provides milk and cereals for breakfast. If you are traveling in your own car, private parking is available. This self-catering accommodation is ideal for exploring nearby tourist haunts such as the Pretoria National Botanical Garden. It is a 10-minute drive from the University of Pretoria.

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Apartment 1233 on Webb

Wifi Available

Address: 1233 Webb Road

Parking Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Facilities for disabled guests

Enjoy a quiet getaway in Pretoria

This vibrant South African city has something to offer everyone. Whether you are traveling with family or on a quick business tour, Pretoria beckons you. Travelers can visit any of the nature reserves where they can observe innumerable animal and bird species in their natural habitat. Art lovers will enjoy a visit to the museum and shopaholics can head to any of the malls.

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