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The Best Staycation Hotels in Pretoria

A staycation in Pretoria is the best way for discovering or rediscovering the beauty of your city or region. There are many options for weekend getaways in Pretoria for couples, solo travelers, and families.

What is a staycation?

A staycation is a vacation where you stay at or around your home.

Places to go for Staycations in Pretoria

131 on Herbert Baker Boutique Hotel

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The chic 131 on Herbert Baker Boutique Hotel is located in Groenkloof, just 5 minutes from the Pretoria Gautrain station. This is one of the best places for a staycation in Pretoria, it borders a nature reserve and has panoramic views – and a Presidential Suite!

This exquisite boutique hotel in Pretoria was launched by Michael and Sheri Valente who started renovations in November 2008 to what was once the 45-year-old former home of his parents. The luxurious 131 on Herbert Baker Boutique Hotel offers open spaces and glass paneling offset by fabulous lighting.

The combination of a neutral palette throughout the hotel with classic and contemporary décor gives a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere with a light and airy feel to it. The interior creates a surreal feeling in Pretoria of something distinctly European, featuring all the amenities guests would expect of a 5-star hotel.

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The Stone Cottage

The Stone Cottage

This contemporary, double-story cottage is the perfect romantic getaway spot, set amongst tall trees. Immerse yourself in nature, enjoy the trails, and take in the peaceful surroundings on the porch, overlooking the forest

For the outdoorsy, enjoy the close-by high rope adventure courses, mountain biking, and horse riding on the farm. Rent a mountain bike (or bring your own) and cycle the 5, 10, or 33km routes. This is one of the best staycations in Pretoria for couples.

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Coral Tree Inn

Coral Tree Inn

Located in the heart of Waterkloof Heights Security Estate, Coral Tree Inn offers elegantly decorated rooms with balconies. Overlooking a natural park, the guest house has spacious rooms, decorated in modern European design combined with the earthiness of Africa.

The Sun Arena at Time Square Casino is 4.7 km away, while Atterbury Theatre is 6.1 km away. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the breakfast room, or on the open-air wooden deck overlooking the park.

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Waterfalls Boutique Hotel

Waterfalls Boutique Hotel

The capital city’s gracious Waterkloof suburb is the setting for Waterfalls Boutique Hotel, Enjoy the exclusive, intimate atmosphere and relax around the sparkling swimming pool, in the heated jacuzzi, or indulge in a massage in the privacy of your room. Terraced gardens are filled with tranquil koi ponds and waterfalls – it’s truly the most serene of properties.

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Menlyn Boutique Hotel

Staycations in Pretoria

If you’re a shopper, consider the Menlyn Boutique Hotel – across the road from Pretoria’s vast Menlyn Park Shopping Centre. Recharge between retail trips at the newly refurbished spa and wellness center, a fully equipped gym, and an in-house fine-dining restaurant.

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The Zenkaya

Staycations in Pretoria

The Zenkaya at Rosemary Hills has been lauded for its green modular design integrating nature into the guests’ every move. The renovated one-of-a-kind structure, with its floor-to-ceiling glass panels and 270° porch perfectly joins design and nature, offering an experience like no other.

The open plan design, equipped with award-winning RAW Studio’s furniture, features a kitchenette, a queen-size bed, and a beautiful patio. The bathroom has an indoor shower, and for the adventurous, there are also steps leading to a private tree-top outdoor shower.

The Zenkaya is 300 meters away from The Greenhouse Café and 1,5km from Rosemary Hill – an organic farm situated on the eastern outskirts of Pretoria. The estate boasts numerous unique event venues, a bustling coffee shop, 33km of trails, and various accommodation options. This is the perfect location for a solo staycation in Pretoria.

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The Blades Hotel

The Blades Pretoria

The Blades Hotel is located on a 10-hectare expanse of indigenous Bushveld, built on the banks of the Roodeplaat Dam. We offer a unique combination of indigenous vegetation, landscaping, and waterfront luxury.

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