Donkerhoek Accommodation

Pearl Guest House

Self Catering in Donkerhoek

Pearl Guest House offers self catering accommodation in Donkerhoek approximately 20 km east of Pretoria. We are near the N4 highway and several popular wedding venues and function/conference centres. The guest house is situated on a portion of the original farm Kleinfontein which was owned by David Botha, the Pioneer who built the Pioneer Museum homestead in 1846 in Silverton Pretoria. The vegetation is typical highveld open savanna dominated by Sweet Thorn trees (Acacia Karroo). Our guest house consists of one Family Room which is an open plan unit and one en-suite room. Pearl Cottage has two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and one with two single beds, sharing a full bathroom. It also has a lounge with DSTV, a kitchen which is fully equipped for self-catering, a braai area, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Our Studio Room has a king-sized bed (or two single beds), a full en-suite bathroom, a small sitting area, DSTV, a small fridge and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Both Pearl Family Room and Studio Room have separate entrances and their own patios overlooking the swimming pool and garden with a peaceful bushveld view towards the Bronberg. Here you can relax before/after a wedding, conference or other event, or just come for a relaxing break in the countryside. We offer an "on the go" breakfast as an optional extra. You can enjoy this breakfast on the patio or take it with you when you leave. Things to see and do in the Donkerhoek area and beyond: Monument to the Battle of Diamond Hill - 800m. Magnum Archery (Donkerhoek) - 5 km. Rhino Park with McCarthy 4x4 club - 6 km. The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum - 8 km. Sammy Marks Museum and homestead of Sammy Marks.
Pearl Guest House offers self catering accommodation in Donkerhoek approximately 20 km east of Pretoria. We are near the N4 highway and several popular wedding venues and function/conference centres. The guest house is situated on a portion of the origina
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Riverside Kaia

Self Catering in Donkerhoek

Riverside Kaia offers guests self catering accommodation in Donkerhoek in Pretoria East. Situated in the historic Donkerhoek and Diamond Hill area outside Pretoria along to N4 Highway towards Witbank. Riverside Kaia is on a 25 Ha farm along the Rhenosterfontein with 500 metre riverfront. Riverside Kaia is 3 bedroom cottage plus 2 double rooms, situated in a tranquil, bushveld atmosphere overlooking the Rhenosterfontein freshwater fountain. We pride ourselves with an abundance of birdlife, Impala and Guiney fowl grazing the lawns. Late afternoon the Impala come for water at the fountain for all to admire while the log fire is burning in the background. We offer 9 comfortable en-suite double bedrooms with ceiling fans and a private sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, and dining area deck with barbeque facilities, fully serviced daily. Internet facilities available on request. Private entrance to each room and secure parking. Swimming pool. Riverside Kaia in Donkerhoek is close to restaurants, shopping centres, wedding venues (east of Pretoria), game drives, museums, archery club, wine cellar, 4-wheel & paintball outings, shooting range, OR Thambo Airport (40 min drive), 4x4 trails, Cullinan Diamond mine and a variety of excellent golf courses. Historic places from the Anglo Boer War to visit and just around the corner from Cullinan, where the biggest diamond were found. There are daily tours into the mine and an abundance of unique restaurants and shops for the whole family. Come and enjoy a quiet and relaxing self catering stay at Riverside Kaia in Donkerhoek.
Riverside Kaia offers guests self catering accommodation in Donkerhoek in Pretoria East. Situated in the historic Donkerhoek and Diamond Hill area outside Pretoria along to N4 Highway towards Witbank. Riverside Kaia is on a 25 Ha farm along...
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Donkerhoek is a historical suburb in Gauteng. The battle of Diamond Hill or Donkerhoek took place during the Anglo Boer War in 1900.

Donkerhoek offers many hiking opportunities with enjoyable nature trails for the whole family to enjoy. The Sammy Marks Museum is a beautiful Victorian Style home in a country setting where the whole family can appreciate the authentic furnishings and contents which allows you to step back in time for a moment. You can also relax in the beautiful garden for lunch and enjoy game of croquet. The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum consists of 2 farm houses filled with antiques to illustrate the way of life in the 1920's. There are vintage tractors and horse drawn wagons. You can enjoy a picnic or take advantage of the braai facilities. The museum also holds annual festivals which should not be missed and is open daily between 9am and 3pm. While visiting Donkerhoek it would be worth your while to take time to visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine which is most well known for the largest uncut diamond ever found and is still fully operational with underground tours for visitors.

Donkerhoek enjoys a moderate climate with warm to hot summer months with most rainfall as thunderstorms and cool to cold winter months.

Donkerhoek, located just outside Pretoria in Gauteng, offers a mix of historical sites, natural beauty, and outdoor activities.

Here are five things to see and do in and around Donkerhoek:

  1. Diamond Hill Battlefield: This historical site is significant as the location of the Battle of Diamond Hill during the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1900. Visitors can explore the battlefield and learn about this crucial conflict in South African history.

  2. Cullinan Diamond Mine: A short drive from Donkerhoek, the Cullinan Diamond Mine is where the world-famous Cullinan Diamond was discovered. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the mine, diamond mining processes, and even see some of the diamonds produced.

  3. Sammy Marks Museum: This well-preserved Victorian mansion offers a glimpse into the life of Sammy Marks, a prominent entrepreneur in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum features period furniture, art, and personal belongings, providing a fascinating insight into the era.

  4. Rietvlei Nature Reserve: Located nearby, this large nature reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including rhinos, buffalo, and numerous bird species. It's a great spot for game drives, birdwatching, and enjoying the natural environment.

  5. Adventure Zone Cullinan: For outdoor enthusiasts, the Adventure Zone offers a range of activities such as zip-lining, abseiling, quad biking, and archery. It's a perfect place for a day of adventure and excitement in a beautiful setting.

These attractions offer a mix of history, nature, and adventure, making Donkerhoek and its surroundings an interesting destination for visitors.

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