We went to South Africa for a family safari in July 2012. As we were traveling with a small child and an elderly person we decided to rest after the 10 hour flight and stay the first day and night at a hotel or guesthouse. We booked at the Dark Chocolate Superior Guesthouse in Pretoria and it was fantastic. Peter, the manager/owner made us feel so welcome and is the best host ever!!! Our rooms and bathrooms were huge, spotlessly clean, the beds very warm and comfortable, great views of the garden, plasma TV and also Wifi for those that can't live without internet! There is a lovely garden with a swimming pool that looks like a natural pond with a waterfall included!! My daughter was fascinated by the miniature horses (which are an Argentinian breed and not ponies!) that live on the grounds.
After coming back from our 10 day Safari in Timbavati (outer Kruger National Park) we stayed at the Dark Chocolate again for 1 day and 1 night before flying home. Peter and his lovely family made us a real South African Braai which was fabulous!! Thank you Peter, we still talk about those delicious Boerewors!!