Pearl Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Donkerhoek

"Pearl" derives from the German word "Perlhuhn," ( pronounced pell:hoon ) which is a guinea fowl. Direct translation - English : pearl chicken ; Afrikaans : pêrelhoender.

Pearl Guest House lies 20 km east of Pretoria, in Donkerhoek close to Rayton and Cullinan. 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 cottage 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 Cottage 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 area:

  • 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 who was a contemporary of Paul Kruger - 13 km
  • Kitty Hawk Airfield / Flying Club - 17 km
  • Somabula Nature Reserve and MTB Trail - 18 km
  • Cullinan - historic mine village - a living museum - 20 km
  • Cullinan Diamond Mine- where the Cullinan Diamond, the largest ever found, was discovered in 1905 - 21 km
  • Klippenbosch Spa - 22 km
  • Windy Brow Nature Reserve and hiking trails - 26 km
  • Nan Hua Buddhist Temple, Museum and Education Centre, Bronkhorstspruit - 32 km
  • Bronkhorstspruit Dam / Nature Reserve, angling, boating, water sports, picnicking, braai facilities - 32 km
  • Kgodwana Ndebele Traditional Village and open air museum - north of Bronkhorstspruit - 50 km
  • Loopspruit Wine Estate, Gauteng's only wine estate - opposite Kgodwana Ndebele Village - 50 km

Wedding and Conference Venues:

  • Nguni Ranch - 4 km
  • Diamond Hill Country Venue - 4,3 km
  • Diamantvallei Landgoed - 4,3 km
  • Galagos Country Estate - 7 km
  • Misty Meadows Equestrian Centre, Wedding and Conference Venue - 8,5 km
  • L'Aquila Wedding Venue / Conference Centre / Hydro Spa - 8 km
  • Mooiplaatsie Country Estate - 9 km
  • Casablanca Manor - 9,3 km
  • Casa Lee Country Lodge and Wedding Venue - 9,3 km
  • Gecko Ridge Wedding Venue - 10 km
  • Rosemary Hill - 10 km
  • Die Akker Country Venue - 9 km
  • De Haven Oost - 7,5 km
  • Oxbow Wedding Venue
  • Oak House - 20 km

Guest Reviews

Baie beïndruk met die verblyf en mooi tuin! Ons sal verseker eendag weer terugkom en ook al ons vriende hiernatoe verwys!
Baie seën vir julle
Cloetes van Bloem
17 May 2015

Pearl Gastehuis,
Ruim, skoon en bekostigbaar. Fantastiese atmosfeer en die klein dingetjies soos blomme en sjokoladetjies laat gaste "alte welkom" voel.
Doen so voort!
van Eedens van Ottosdal
Pretorius van Groot Marico

Dankie!, Dankie!
24 April 2015

Liewe oom David en tannie Frauke
Baie dankie vir jul gasvryheid! Die kort tydjie wat ons hier was, was so lekker!
Ons sal definitief weer hiernatoe kom, die rustigheid is hemels!
Alles is so goed versorg en die kunswerke besonders!
En die laatmiddag swem lekker pret!
Als van die beste!
JW, Marilize, Suané en Derik
Ellisras (Lephalale)
6 - 7 February 2015

Liebe Frauke, lieber David!
Vielen Dank für die wunderschöne Zeit, wir haben es sehr genossen.
Das schöne Ambiente lässt einen gleich willkommen heißen.
Wir werden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen!
Magdalena aus Bremen
18 January 2015

Dear David & Frauke
Thank you so much for a lovely stay. It is wonderful to see such attention to detail and a personal touch.
Your place is beautiful, we hope to be in the area again, so that we can make use of your guest house again.
Kind regards,
Hein & Ina Lubbe
13 December 2014

Duisend dankies vir die geleentheid om ons eerste spesiaale aand deur te bring in hierdie pragtige kamer. Dis pragtig verwelkomend en baie gerieflik. Julle het die aandjie super spesiaal gemaak vir ons deur al die extratjies wat gedoen is. Wirklich wundersch(ön hier, vielen herzlichen Dank.
Baie dankie vir die geleentheid om ons trou aand hier te kan spandeer het. Dit was baie spesiaal en verwelkomend. Baie dankie vir die gasvryheid wat u getoon het gister met die optel van die sleutel, julle laat mense verwelkomend voel en spesiaal.
Die Botha's
30 November 2014

Never did we imagine that a chance encounter at a non descript petrol station would lead us to such an attractive and comfortable guest house.
We can't thank you enough for making us so welcome at such short notice.
The room is very comfortable and we had everything we needed.
We very much enjoyed our last breakfast in South Africa sitting in your lovely garden.
With very many thanks
David and Jennifer Smith
Vale House
Halstock, Dorset, U.K.
12/13 November 2014

Baie dankie vir die voorreg om in julle plekkie te kon oornag! Dit is pragtig, baie rustig en ons kon sien dat geen moeite ontsien is nie! Dankie vir die vriendelike ontvangs en heerlike ontbyt.
Die van der Walt's (Ermelo)
12 October 2014

Onsite Facilities And Features

  • DSTV in room
  • DSTV in unit
  • bar fridge
  • bar fridge (some units)
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • braai/barbeque (some units)
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • kitchenette (some units)
  • microwave (some units)
  • microwave in unit
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • private entrance
  • remote security
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • wifi hotspot

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German
From R420.00 Per Person
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