Ladies, do you also cringe when your man wants to go window shopping for a car? Well I do... but I have changed my mindset about it. Make it a outing! Pack a picnic basket full of lekker goodies to enjoy and just make the best of the shopping-for-a-car experience.
There are many car dealerships in Pretoria that will advertise how great they are and how wonderful their customer service is. Not all car dealers in Pretoria can, however, show the track record we do when it comes to the buying and selling of cars, customer service, aftercare, and of course, helping clients with financing, insurance, and the servicing of their vehicles.
CASA TOSCANA LODGE
Situated in Tshwane, Casa Toscana
offers 4-star luxury accommodation that captures the style and
character of Tuscany at the heart of one of South Africa's most vibrant
With a wonderful variety of luxury
accommodation packages that cater for a variety of requirements, this
exceptional venue boasts 20 beautifully-appointed rooms that are perfect
for romantic weekends away in a classic, dreamy atmosphere.
also hosts weddings and private functions, offering a turn-key service that includes catering, decor, set-up and more.
a choice of on-site chapel and outdoor ceremony locations for an al
fresco wedding, and the Rubica hall that can accommodate a variety of
events in style and opulence, as well as a gazebo and manicured gardens,
there are so many beautiful options that you'll be able to make your
dream wedding a splendid reality.
CASTELLO DI MONTE
A five-star guest house situated in Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria, Castello di Monte
is located in a Tuscan-style estate that portrays pure luxury and
elegance and offers spectacular views of the hills in and around South
The landscaped gardens with
mature olive trees and lavender bushes give an Italian flavour to the
African landscape; you will hardly notice that you are in the middle of a
Whether it be for a corporate meeting or a romantic getaway, Castello di Monte
offers the perfect setting. Choose from a variety of luxury
accommodation options and enjoy every modern amenity you can dream of
amidst sixteenth century splendour.
With some much to do and so much to see in Pretoria, Forever Hotel @ Centurion
is the perfect place to rest, recovery and reload. Be it for an evening getaway or for a romantic weekend break, this four-star Hotel boasts a variety of luxury rooms, family rooms and suites spread around a lush green garden court with a sparking swimming pool, not to mention the whimsical French-Italian style building inspiration. The Forever Hotel @ Centurion is also the ideal location for a wedding with its beautifully decorated open plan setting, and breath-taking chandeliers that set a romantic mood for every bride to be.
With four semi-self-catering apartments Forever Hotel @ Centurion
is a true “home away from home”, not to mention the luxurious Presidential Suite ideal for Anniversary breakaways! They also have variety of Standard Hotel rooms, Family Rooms, Single Rooms, Semi-Self Catering Rooms, Twin Rooms and an Executive Suite available.
This tranquil green oasis is the ideal destination amid the rush of city life. If style, luxury and service excellence top your agenda for leisure or business travel, Forever Hotel @ Centurion is an experience waiting to happen.
VILLA SAN GIOVANNI
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.
MENLYN BOUTIQUE HOTEL
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
IVORY MANOR BOUTIQUE HOTEL
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
THE DIPLOMAT RESTAURANT
Book a table
at the lovely Sentinel Luxury Suite Hotel in Arcadia. Situated in the heart of Pretoria’s diplomatic district, they offer a full range of accommodation options, from fully-serviced, luxury stays to long-term apartment rentals.
For over twenty years their hospitality has been unmatched. They are close to Pretoria’s major attractions, including the Union Buildings, where Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected leader.
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.
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.
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.
GO FOR A HIKE AT RIETVLEI NATURE RESERVE
Rietvlei Nature Reserve
offers a 10km (4 hour) day walk (10-15 people) and a 21km (2 day) overnight hike (6-8 people). starting Friday afternoon and ending Sunday afternoon. Facilities include two overnight huts with beds, mattresses, hot/cold water, limited cooking utensils and firewood. The route has a number of historical structures such as British embankments used during the occupation of Pretoria.
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.
FUN THINGS TO DO
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.
Go on a romantic game drive at the Rietvlei Game Reserve
, home to protected rhinos. Book an evening safari and cuddle beneath a blanket as you and your partner try and see what lurks behind the bushes at night.
at Rietvlei Nature Reserve - The angling area includes toilet and braai facilities as well as camping and chalets for overnight guests. No canoes or baitboats are allowed. Fish caught in Rietvlei dam include catfish, yellowfish, carp and Tilapia.
LIVE LIKE A LOCAL AT COURT CLASSIQUE HOTEL IN PRETORIA
There are certain accommodation destinations where the team at the helm make it their life’s mission to make yours as easy, efficient and convenient as possible. Court Classique Hotel in Pretoria is one of these singular destinations. This is where you come if you need to be in the city, but you don’t want to get tangled up in any of the associated stress or bustle. At Court Classique, it’s all about making your stay as relaxing and accommodating as possible.
Going to Loftus to watch rugby? This is the place to be. You can take an Uber there and back, leaving you free to celebrate in style. Or perhaps you need to go to an embassy to take care of some paperwork? Court Classique
is located within easy reach of most of the foremost embassies in the city, which cuts down on traffic considerably if you're in town on business. Hatfield and the Gautrain terminal are also close by. In short: Court Classique should be your hotel of choice if you want a hassle-free yet elegant accommodation experience throughout your stay in Tshwane.
Aside from offering beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay, Court Classique also boasts a range of facilities that include an on-site restaurant, spa, as well as conference- and wedding spaces.
Travelling with the family? No problem - the hotel is child-friendly and offers everything from babysitting services, to laundry, dry cleaning and personal grocery shopping. Specialist tours and car hire can also be arranged, and a complimentary shuttle service is available in the Pretoria area weekdays between 07:00 and 16:00 with prior arrangement.
For more information on rates, special offers and availability at Court Classique Hotel in Pretoria, feel free to visit their website or get in touch
with their knowledgeable reservations team directly.
THE SENTINEL HOTEL
In the true spirit of Sentinel
– the custodian or lookout- the Sentinel Group of accommodation is tailor-made for your needs. Situated in the heart of Pretoria’s diplomatic district, they offer a full range of accommodation options, from fully-serviced, luxury stays to long-term apartment rentals.
For over twenty years Sentinel's hospitality has been unmatched and their properties are close to Pretoria’s major attractions, including the Union Buildings, where Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected leader.