Situated at the top of Pretoria, at the end of a
cul-de-sac and adjacent to a nature area, Legodimong Bed & Breakfast offers
luxurious accommodation in a central location with spectacular views, convenient
for both the leisure and business traveller.
Legodimong is a short walk from UNISA, SABS, and the Zuid-Afrikaanse, Jakaranda and Little Company of Mary hospitals. The University of Pretoria and many embassies, as well as Brooklyn Malls, are close by.
The tariff includes a full breakfast. There is a wide variety of restaurants in the vicinity and a take-out home delivery service is available.
Your hosts, Mark and Jill Theron, offer three double en-suite bedrooms, all with TV. A comfortable sitting room for the exclusive use of guests opens out onto a wide verandah overlooking the city and our unique indigenous garden. There is secure parking on the property for visitors' cars. Wi-Fi is available for guests at a nominal charge.
The "Observatory" with the best view in the house has a large bedroom with a double bed and a spacious bathroom with a shower. The bedroom opens out onto the same wide verandah.
The "Granary", is a delightful suite with a view of the city through the trees. It has two single beds, a large bathroom with both bath and shower and a separate toilet. This bedroom also opens out onto the verandah.
The "Celery" is the most spacious of the three rooms and it has a secluded private garden. It has a double bed and a bathroom with a shower. It has access to the verandah through the guests' sitting room.
Legodimong is close to Brooklyn, Hatfield and the old city centre, but it is in a quiet area far removed from the bustle of the city. It borders on a pristine nature area, Kruin Park, part of the oldest nature reserve in South Africa, Groenkloof Nature Reserve, which was proclaimed in 1895. While here you will be able to see many birds and the occasional small mammal. Bush babies nest in the area and as it grows dark, one often sees them jumping through the trees.
Things to do
Only 2kms from Legodimong is the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary. Spend a while in the bird hide before enjoying a cup of coffee while watching the birds on the dam from the Blue Crane Restaurant.
The Union Buildings, 3kms away and built in about 1912 to house the government, now accommodate the offices of the President. The buildings are not open to the public but the gardens are beautiful and offer good views of the city.
About 4kms away, Freedom Park on Salvokop, recently opened to the public, is well worth a visit.
Other recommended visits include Melrose House a beautifully restored 19th Century home. Further afield are Fort Klapperkop , Pretoria's flagship nature reserve Rietvlei, the Sammy Marks Museum at Swartkoppies and Smuts House on the Farm Doornkloof near Irene.