We stayed for 4 nights in early June.
The guest house is located in a quiet residential area that includes a gated area. Initially it was a trifle difficult to find but once achieved it is an easy journey from the M10.
Opikopi is an extensive complex of rooms, conference centre, chapel, restaurant and bar plus small swimming pool with outside seating plus adequate parking.
We stayed in room 6 which turned out to be the honeymoon suite. It was a very well appointed room with large bed, easy chairs, a large bathroom with Jacuzzi bath with views over Pretoria and a large walk in shower. The room had nice touches which included robes and a small decanter of sherry which was refilled everyday. In addition there was a small kitchen with microwave and fridge plus plates and cutlery. Finally there was a small terraced area with table and chairs and a view over the surrounding area.
The guest house has a restaurant in which we ate at during our stay. The menu was well priced and offered a range of dishes that turned out to be tasty and well cooked. I had the fillet steak that was exceptionally well cooked and ranks as one of the best meals we have had in South Africa only to be outdone by Yum Yum in Tzaneen. Breakfast was an extensive affair with eggs cooked to order with bacon and sausage on a hotplate. Of note was the most sophisticated toaster in the world which despite being complex did provide evenly cooked toast.
We weren't sure what to expect from our time in Pretoria (and Joburg). But with the help of Duncan we quickly had all 4 days planned with trips to downtown Pretoria, Cullinan Diamond mine, Soweto, the Vortrekker monument as well as a trip on a train which was an eye opener. In addition to Duncan we must thank Corneille and Sonnyboy for all there help and good humour.
We enjoyed our stay at Opikopi and it passed the acid test that means we would be more than happy to stay again and recommend it to others. Thank You.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AA Tourism Winner as BEST GUEST HOUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH DINNERS IN 2012 AND 2014. Tshwane Tourism Award Winner 2010: Guest HouseOpikopi is situated centrally in a quiet Eastern Pretoria suburb called Erasmuskloof and is close to numerous attractions and offices: Botanical Gardens, Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings, Menlyn shopping Mall, Sita Offices, Kloof Medic Clinic, Waterkloof and Wingate Park Golf Course, N1 freeway and only 20 min from OR Tambo Airport! This makes our Guest House ideal for the local and international visitor. ... more less
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