Yes, it really is like in the pictures on the website and actually even better. Little stream running through the "jungle" with fish ponds and birds in the trees. Pristine, quiet, units are private and relaxing. All units have a little outdoor sitting area with braai. In a tree lined neighborhood that invites for strolling or jogging. Breakfasts are divine and Katrina, the owner and her assistant Brian are there for all your needs anytime. Self catering units are well equipped and free wifi is excellent.
Reviews and comments from our valued guests.Your feed back is always important to us, we appreciate it! Thank You!
Phill M, South Africa, 8 March, 2019
Must say, this is one of the nicest guest houses I've had the pleasure of staying at, for many years. The host is amazingly kind, accommodating and generous, and I absolutely loved the fact that once in the area where the rooms are, one feels as if you are in a quiet rural paradise. The rooms are tastefully decorated, the kitchen has all the mod-con's one needs, and the price is absolutely excellent (in fact I could even say, too cheap for the level of service/comfort provided). I HIGHLY recommend Dinkwe Guest House in Rietfontein, Pretoria!
Perfect Paradise - Zania, South Africa 15 February, 2019
Everything was perfect from the start! We felt instantly relaxed and had the whole swimming pool to ourselves. Our Wonderful host made sure we had all the privacy we needed. Rianco and I loved this beautiful paradise.
Hidden Gem in Rietfontein - Lorna, South Africa, 21 January, 2019
The host was SUPER friendly and helpful and the bed literally felt like a cloud. I will most definitely go Back to Dinkwe Guest house and I can HIGHLY recommend this establishment. Beautiful gardens and coy dams. STUNNING!
Exceptional - Elgrete, New Zealand, 17 January, 2019
What an awesome gem in the middle of Pretoria. The hostess is friendly, warm and made us feel welcomed from the minute we arrived until we left. Will definitely visit again.
Peaceful heaven in the middle of the neighbourhood with a warm and friendly host - Kobus, South Africa, 15 January, 2019
Beautiful garden that gives privacy to rooms with a patio. Beautiful clean pool. The host and staff made us feel at home and was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the filter coffee and plunger, rooms also had every amenity needed to make our stay convenient and pleasurable. Also loved the bath robes!
Exceptionnel - Alain, France, 10 December, 2018
A pretoria je vais toujours dans ce guest house. Très bon accueil de la part de Ekaterina. Chambre spacieuse avec une cuisine équipée. piscine et petit jardin.
Ein sehr schöner Einstieg in unsere Reise: Freundlichkeit und Grün nach dem langen Flug! - Andreas, Germany, 3 November, 2018
Die Gestaltung des Gartens in ein tropisches Paradies ist fantastisch! Sehr freundlich wurden wir auf mögliche Unternehmungen hingewiesen.
Dinkwe Guest House - Home away from home - Busola, UK, 28 October, 2018
I was pleasantly surprised when we walked in and Katarina showed us where we would be staying. The gardens made it feel like we were in the middle of a topical rain forest with the sound of waterfalls.
The rooms were clean and spacious everyone was friendly and helpful. The accommodation is near shops and the town centre. Breakfast on the patio in the mornings was very good and to order.
They can help to book trips and tours although we booked ours before traveling.
Special thanks to Katarina our host, who was especially helpful and went out of her way to make us feel very welcome.
She showed us where the shops were and gave us a lift back home after our shopping, which was much appreciated.
We arrived late and hungry and even though most places were closed Katarina helped us to order pizza which her husband went to pick up for us, again much appreciated.
We would defintely book this accommodation again whenever we are in Pretoria.
Debbie Ferreira, South Africa, 8 October, 2018
We arrived late, Yet Willie was welcoming and helped get us settled in. We had a beautiful garden - THE BEST WE'VE SEEN, air conditioned room, immaculate view. In our room we had a comfy bed, big HD TV, everything was well thought through by Willie even the bathroom essentials. A lovely patio to admire the stunning views. It felt like we were in our own world.
Your stay is in good hands - Anonymous, 13 August, 2018
I liked their company .I'm happy with the security. I'm happy with the garden . I just wished the shower was bigger but so far everything was in order .
The place is so quiet n that's what made me enjoyed my private space.communication was great. The room was clean n tidy. The food was perfect .I m satisfied with the expenditure it is reasonable n affordable.
Ongelooflike goeie gasvryheid. Hemelse ontbyt. 10/10 - Gwen B, South Africa, August, 2018
Ongelooflike gasvryheid en hemelse lekker ontbyt. Eienaar is so so so behulpsaam gewees om my gerus en gemaklik te laat voel.
Nice stopover - Bowen, Singapore 10 July, 2018
Great place where the host is really friendly and informative. He really knows the way around and provided us with a lot of useful information on where to go. Love the bed it’s super soft and comforty, the breakfast is sumptuous. Locationwise they have a good size supermarket and food nearby in walking distance. Only complain if any is the WiFi is a tad slow.
“Excelente estadía” - Luis Vdm, Argentina 17 February, 2018
El desayuno es excelente, ademas del ambiente y la atención del personal y su dueña
“Peaceful haven in the middle of the neighbourhood with a warm and friendly host.” - Kobus, South Africa, 15 January, 2018
Beautiful garden that gives privacy to rooms with a patio. Beautiful clean pool. The host and staff made us feel at home and was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the filter coffee and plunger, rooms also had every amenity needed to make our stay convenient and pleasurable. Also loved the bath robes!
“Pleasant stay, will recommend.” - Cathriena, USA, 3 December, 2017
Gardens are beautiful, pool area is beautiful, nice area to sit in front of room.
The Best accommodation in Pretoria - Paula H, Australia 27 November, 2017
Yes I am biased, this place is the best. I stay here every year.
Food- help -wifi - fantastically comfortable beds- DSTV as in pay tv and the worlds most helpful hostess Katerina - this place is magic!
It is even written about in the book “ Cradle in the Kingdom”.
Self contained, clean units with a pool- what else could you wish for???
“Delightful B&B” - Theo, GB, 9 October, 2017
Lovely B&B guest house. Our host, Ekaterina was warm and made us feel instantly welcome. Our chalet had a little kitchen and it was spacious. Breakfast was served on our own patio and it was delicious with fruit salad, granola and yogurt and a comprehensive choice of hot items. We can highly recommend Dinkwe.
"Best place to stay when visiting Pretoria" - Christina, GB, 20 September, 2017
It was one of the best places we've stayed in so far. Katerina was friendly and very helpful and could not do enough for us. I would definitely stay there again when I visit South Africa later in the year. Genuine Hotel.com Review
Lovely guesthouse with lovely hosts - Mickybirdy, South Africa, 19 September, 2017
his guesthouse was highly recommended by another guesthouse owner and she was absolutely right. Dinkwe Guest House deserves all the positive reviews it gets. The hosts went out of their way to make my husbands (who is not on social media, so I am writing this on his behalf) stay a memorable, so next trip to Pretoria means another stay at Dinkwe.
Maria Delport, South Africa, 16 September 2017
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Dinkwe. The host was very friendly. The place was quiet and private which is what we were looking for. The lodge is also very close to places that we wanted to visit i.e. Menlyn Shopping Centre and Irene Mall and Village. Overall we really enjoyed our stay at Dinkwe Lodge and Guest House.
"Utterly tranquil and amazing service" - Zeenat Petel, 6 August, 2017
This was such a memorable weekend.From the decor to the amazing bathroom, I enjoyed every moment and I will definitely be returning as soon as I can!
"Had a great get away" - Eugene Erasmus, South Africa, 19 June 2017
We loved the tranquility, the privacy and the room was stunning we had a wonderful break away and we felt well rested
“Unforgettable stay in Dinkwe house” - Nadia, Marocco, 7 June, 2017
I enjoyed my stay at the Dinkwe house in Pretoria. The room was good, I liked the design of Dinkwe house hotel with greenery everywhere, swimming pool, small waterfalls, aquarium, not to mention the service that was impeccable: Mrs Catherine (if I remember correctly Of her name) was very helpful, she gave us binoculars and her own camera to go for a tour of the nature reserves. The breakfast is really spectacular.
I highly recommend this hotel.
“Dinkwe is a place for happy returns😄” - Lesley, South Africa, 8 May, 2017
The design of the property giving each room good privacy.
We were made to feel most welcome by our lovely hostess. Nothimg was too much trouble.
The room was comfortable and well appointed.
Pragtige plekkie, baie mooi kamers, heerlike ontbyt - Riaan, South Africa, May, 2016Kan die plek rêrig aanbeveel. Eienaar en personeel is baie vriendelik en bekwaam.
“The best ” - George, South Africa, 1 May, 2017
I liked the fact that it's clean and safe it's many trees that made us happy cause we both like nature .....and the own was like the best of the best that was very good always smiling and helping I will go back one day.
Appartment zum Wohlfühlen - 17 April, 2017from München, Germany,
Schönes Appartment mit eigener Terrasse und BBQ Grill. Katrina (Gastgeberin) war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Sie half mir bei vielen Dingen wie z.B. der Organisation meiner Safari. Man fühlt sich sehr zu Hause. Frühstück wird einem entweder auf der eigenen Terrasse oder im Appartment serviert. Sehr lecker.
super host by Katerina and his husband - Toni, Spain, 10 April, 2017
I came to this place for 3rd time due business trip, it is my favorite place...for sure will come back again in future.. Genuine Hotel.com Review
Exceptional - Toni, Spain, 21 March, 2017
place is amazing, super well host by Katerina and husband, breakfast early morning with exclusive sunrise view, sleep very quite area, close to shopping area a walking distance, internet good. Genuine Hotel.com Review
“a little paradise, a perfect wedding day ” - Marina, Nederland, 8 January, 2017
5th of november 2016 we got married at Dinkwe guesthouse, we though it was the most beatifull place to got married. Arriving at Dinkwe it was a happy surprise. The room so nice, the garden a little paradise, Katerina and Wilie so friendly.
We are very thankfull they let us have our special day here and put the effort in the day to make it perfect! It was as cosy and intimite as we hoped it would be.
We will always look back on this special day with a lot of warm feelings about Dinkwe (the place, the people and the animals)
I have never been on a place that I would recomend more than Dinkwe.
Dear Katerine and Wilie, thank you so much again!
"exceptionnelle" - Alain, France, 8 November, 2016
en 3 ans c est la 4 eme fois que je réside dans ce guest house.toujours un superbe acceuil de katharina. Genuine Hotel.com Review
“Perfect stay , Dinkwe House lives up to its excellent reviews” - Australia, 2 November, 2016
Meticulous, well decorated and equipped. Host Katrina could not be more helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay here again when we next go to Pretoria.
“If I could give 6 Stars! ” - Paula H., Australia, 27 October 2016
Absolutely the best B&B I have ever stayed in and I have been here quite a few times to date. Nothing is too much trouble for the hostess Katerina and I mean nothing, she goes out of her way for her guests. Brian who is so helpful and professional serving a magical breakfast is a joy. The rooms are delightful and self contained and the old world African charm is perfect. DSTV and free wi fi included in a very reasonable tariff. In Pretoria I would never stay anywhere else. Yes if I could give it 6 stars I most definitely would!
“Wonderful host and Dinkwe rocks. Thank you.”- Nokukhanya, South Africa, 30 August, 2016
Wonderful and hospitable host. Quite area. Great bed and TV. Great overall experience.
“Tropical Paradise” - Velmmaid, 31 May, 2016
“Unbelievably Gorgeous ” - Paula H., Australia, 31 May, 2016
We just happened upon this little gem. The hostess Katerina was extremely helpful, friendly and professional. The rooms have everything you could wish for including charm. DSTV for the tv watchers, lovely bathroom with shampoos etc. kitchenette and all self contained facilities. Breakfast is divine if you order it. I am going back in October and if you are undecided as to where to stay in Pretoria for price and service you cannot go wrong here. I highly recommend it.
“Best break away” - Soeki, 4 April, 2016
I was pleasantly surprised to find such a tranquil, African animal theme, jungle in the heart of Pretoria. I fell in love with Dinkwe and the owners immediately and would recommend ALL local and abroad to visit this very affordable and luxurious guesthouse throughout the year. Ill be back. Greetings for now.
“Un accueil chaleureux dans un petit paradis de verdure” - Joelle, France, 15 March 2016
L'accueil , la presence et les conseils de Katharina, toujours aimable et disponible, une décoration luxueuse des chambres reparties dans un petit paradis de verdure , notre terrasse exterieure où nous prenions le copieux petit déjeuner avec un service digne d'un 5 étoiles !!
Nous avons pu garder notre chambre ( ou plus exactement, notre appartement) jusqu'à 14h en attendant notre vol de retour. Après 4 jours, nous avions l'impression de quitter une amie. Merci Katharina!
“Great Time” - Amelia P., South Africa, 15 March, 2016
This will be my 5th time at Dinkwe Guest House, and Katerina is an angel, she made us feel so welcome. The rooms was so neat and tidy and absolutely gorgeous. I will recommend Dinkwe Guest House to anybody .
“Pleasant Stay ” - Mark H, Germany, 13 March, 2016
Overall it was an absolutely nice place.
I stayed in total several months in the Dinkwe guest house. Katerina and Willi are lovely hosts. They go out of one's way to be helpful. I enjoyed the time a lot. If I am back, I will definitely book your place again!
I wish you all the best!
Fabuleux - Alain,France, 18 January, 2016
c est la deuxième fois que je réserve dans ce guest house. toujours ausi bien dans un quartier résidentiel, chambre spacieuse avec une cuisine équipée, aircon,tv, grand ecran .
petit dejeuner copieux.
אחד המקומות הטובים ביותר שהתאכסנתי בהם!” - Shlomo S, Israel 17 January, 2016
מיקום שקט בשולי העיר פרטוריה, עיצוב המקום נפלא. הניקיון מושלם ורמת התחזוקה - גבוהה. החדרים גדולים ומרווחים, ויש בהם שפע של אביזרים לנוחיות מירבית. מטבחון מצוייד מאפשר בקלות להכין משקאות חמים או ארוחות קלות. יש מקרר לשמירת מוצרים מתכלים.
האירוח של קטרינה, בעלת המקום, הוא נפלא: חם מיידע, ומלא רצון-טוב.
Room tip: יש במקום כ: 4-5 חדרים כולם נפלאים, אבל יש הבדל בגודל.
Brit Hartmann, Germany, 4 January, 2016
Ich würde jederzeit wieder hier einen Stoppen einlegen. Katharina ist mit uns extra zum Shopping Center gefahren da wir Probleme mit der Habdykarte hatten. Egal um welches Anliegen es ging uns wurde sofort geholfen.Gute Tips für Essen, Shopping etc. Morgens Frühstück vorm Bungalow mit Bedingung. Es war ein perfekter Urlaubsstress! Genuine Hotel.com Review
Zo hoorteen B&B te zijn - Ilse, Netherlands, 7 December, 2015
Zo hoort een b&b te zijn! Hulpvaardig, top service en huiselijkheid. Katherina maakte ons verblijf (slechts 1 nacht) zeer aangenaam. Bij een volgend bezoek aan Pretoria komen wij hier zeker weer! Genuine Hotel.com Review
Magnifico - Ager, Spain,23 September, 2015Solo estuvimos un día pero fue EXCEPCIONAL! Ekateryna y Willie son magníficos y dispuestos a ayudarte en todo lo que necesites!! Y tienen un gran Danés que se llama Ricks que es una cosa... además de 2 gatos preciosos y una Loro!!! El sitio es perfecto para hacer noche en Pretoria, si llegas a Johanesburgo en avión y te diriges hacia Blyde Canyon o Kruger. Park. La habitación ESPECTACULAR y el desayuno MAGNIFICO!!!
Y el precio es demasiado bajo para lo que te dan... un 10 en toda regla!!!
Home away from home - Ryan, Ireland, 14 June, 2015
A nice, peaceful place to stay in the city. Traffic is relatively light with the CBD about 15-20 drive in the morning during rush hour. Each room is well equipped with a kitchenette, good internet and braai. Highly recommend. Genuine Hotel.com Review
Hospitality at its best - Coenraad, South Africa, 15 August, 2015
We were very friendly received and had an outstanding hospitable stay. The room was absolutely lovely and wonderful with a private breakfast deck in the garden and a wonderful breakfast. Katrina went out of her way to make us feel at home and allowed us to sleep in very late serving breakfast only about 11 when we woke up without any fuzz. The internet connection is superb and so is the linen, furniture and facilities with wonderful private parking as well as privacy in the garden. A wonderful stay which I will any time highly recommend to any traveler who needs a quiet tranquil environment with outstanding hospitality. Genuine Hotel.com Review
Stunning Dinkwe - Virgil, South Africa, 5 March, 2015
It was very good, quiet and peaceful , stunning atmosphere and stunning service. Trust other people wail like to experience such a stunning place. Genuine Hotel.com Review
Fabulous - Anonymous, South Africa, 27 February, 2015
The hospitality was excellent. Breakfast was fresh and delicious, we loved having our own very private and tranquil patio (with beautiful view, overlooking the lovely pool and magical gardens) where it was freshly served at our timing.
The Lodge is a hidden treasure that is cared for with love and passion. The garden is spectacular and the energy was wonderful - warm, welcoming, relaxing.
I would highly recommend anyone go enjoy a weekend at Dinkwe and meet the fantastic Katerina, staff and their lovely Great dane, Duke. Would stay there if ever I find myself in Waverely again. Thank you Dinkwe, and thank you bookings.com for allowing us to find this incredible place, through your websearch.
Short stay, long memories- Tracy, Australia, 18 December, 2014
The room was excellent as where the setup and location.
The staff where friendly and assist us in all our queries and give excellent advise. They accomodate us in early and late arrivals or departures.
Exquisitely beautiful rooms with serene lush garden steering - Karin, Australia, 1 December, 2014
Good security. I felt safe.
Beautiful room with en-suite bathroom and kitchenette
Peaceful setting in lush green serene gardens.
Fantastic and friendly service.
Very accommodating host.
A place to catch up and enjoy - Patricia, Canada, 23 November, 2014
Our stay was picture perfect right down to our own private pool and gazebo to enjoy meals or cards. The owners are fabulous as was the breakfast. Request the pool side room, actually your own building. Genuine Hotel.com Review
Merveilleux- Alain, France, 19 November, 2014
Je connais des dizaines de bnb et guest house a pretoria je viens ici depuis des annees et le dinkwe et le meilleur endroit ou j ai sejourne .acceuil fabuleux par Ecatherina et will ,chambre spacieuse avec patio prive piscine le tout dans un decor de jungle les produits de la salle de bains changes tout les jours tv 80 cm,cuisine equipé dans les chambres et pour les cinephiles
une salle de cinema pres de la reception .superbe petit dejeuner
bbq a disposition.wifi
Wonderful home in Pretoria- Lothar, Germany, 8 November, 2014
Ekatarina is a wonderful host, keeping care about almost everything to make our stay like beeing in paradise. The day starts with a great breakfast on your own terrace overlooking the beautiful garden. The guesthouse is in a good location to explore the center and north of South africa or to stay on a business trip as we did. Ekatarina make us feel that we are at home, give a lot of hints where to go, where to buy supplies and where to eat out. We were always happe to come back after a stressful day to our little oasis in Pretoria. 100% recommended!
Claude, France, October 21, 2014
Super guesthouse.nous avons passé un excellent séjour la maison est au milieu d un jardin tropical avec piscine , terrasse privative et barbecue.l accueil qui nous a ete réservé reflète la gentillesse et la disponibilité de la propriétaire. Excellent petit déjeuner à recommander.
ajaxon, UK, October 5, 2014
Friendly, helpful and willing to go the extra mile especially as I arrived with and injury. The facilities are amazing whether you want to hide away and chill or use as a base. It is near the main road systems and has a mal down the road with excellent places to eat if you do not wish to self cater in the well equipped kitchen. Do not miss out on breakfast on the patio!
Katerina super nett! -Katrin, Germany, October 4, 2014
Die Honeymoon-Suite und der super Service der Chefin!
Best hosts EVER! - Barbara, South Africa, October ,2014
Thank you Willie and Ekaterina for making my stay in Pretoria so wonderful. You were the best hosts EVER! Everything else was excellent too. Genuine Hotel.com Review
Very nice. - Ryan, USA, October 1, 2014
Have stayed here several times in the past few years. Owners work hard at improving the place and it shows. Great place to chill after a day's work in the city. Good location. Quiet neighborhood not too far from the center. Would recommend. Genuine Hotel.com Review
Una buena decisión - Claudio, Argentina, September 2014
Hermoso lugar, servicio y limpieza impecables. Esta alejado del centro de la ciudad pero en un hermoso barrio residencial. El desayuno es inmejorable. La habitación muy limpia, comoda y decorada con muy buen gusto. Si disponen de poco tiempo recomiendo que hablen con sus dueños, ellos les ayudarán a organizar algunas visitas de interés. Súper recomendado, espero volver alguna vez
Holger, Germany, 13 August, 2014
Wonderful tropic garden, one room with a private pool, excellent breakfast in the room
H. W., Netherlands, 25 July 2014
Erg vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Heerlijk ontbijt op een fraaie patio.
Bert, Germany, 24 June 2014
sehr nette Katerina :-) ... abwechslungsreiches Frühstück ... toller Garten ... alles i.O.
IWonderful experience! - Till, June 15, 2014
Great experience! Great rooms, great service, great price! This stay makes the difference! Much more convenient than staying at a boring 3 or 4 star hotel. This place is not only a quite and beatufil decorated place with waterfalls and isolated, beautiful decorated chalets, it is the extra service of the owner who makes this stay something special (just the excellent breakfast with room-service makes a perfect start in the day). One of the best places for this money I ever stayed at in South Africa! Genuine Hotel.com Review
Great Place - Ryan, USA, June 7, 2014
Fantastic place to stay. Like a home away from home with better service. All the praise in the reviews is well deserved. As a place to stay for a business trip, Dinkwe is in a safe location with a good connection to the city. Not too much traffic in the mornings or afternoons. Internet speed is pretty good. The garden is incredible. Great place to relax after a hard days work. Have stayed several times. Would stay again and recommend without hesitation. Genuine Hotel.com Review
Very friendly welcome - Rex, South Africa, May 22, 2014
The owners are very friendly and go to great lengths to make ones stay comfortable. You get a full English breakfast brought to your patio. The gardens and outside facilities are well thought out and are ideal for relaxation The rooms are self catering and are equipped with the latest fascilities. Rain shower head. There are only 4 rooms, so book early for this gem. Genuine Hotel.com Review
Rudolf, Germany, 12 March 2014
Eine wunderbare und komfortable Unterkunft mit einem tollen Frühstück, einer liebenswerten Managerin, die wertvolle Infos zu Pretoria vermitteln konnte sowie die kurzen Entfernungen zum Centrum und den Sehenswürdigkeiten.
Neo, 17 December 2014, South Africa
We loved everything from the water tinkling outside, to the breakfast and the decor. The bed was superb and we wished we could extend our stay for a bit longer. It's a nice, seclude environment and we are definitely going back.
Best hotel breakfast ever had - Arnie, December 7, 2013
Very beautiful garden, nice management, calm neighbourhood, excellent breakfast, only negative: the bathroom is not a fully seperated room. Genuine Hotel.com Review
Wonderful Stay - Mr. Louw, South Africa, September 23, 2013
We were welcomed with absolute pleasure and a friendly welcome indeed. The room was clean en wonderful which just gave you a piece of mind and knowing that you are going to enjoy the stay. The breakfast for the price was absolutely wonderful and everything was done with a smile and not an issue. I would really stay at Dinkwe again and must say for the price and service you get, it is all worth it. Thank you for making us feel at home and for an absolute wonderful stay at your premises.
Menno, Netherlands,4 December, 2013
Very nice and helpfull owners. Good, clean rooms and beds. Stayed here for two nights at the end of our trip through southern Africa. Enjoyed the stay very much.
Very friendly hosts in a calm suburban district - Zoltan V, Netherlands, September 8, 2013
Very comfortable place in Pretoria! If you like personal and family-like atmosphere in a relaxed neighborhood - this is the place for you. I have spent a week there on a business trip, and shall return if next time comes. Comfortable rooms, nice garden.In spite of the relatively small place, each room has its own privacy not only inside but also in its patio. Each room is different from the other, but each of them has its own charm. This is a typical guest house, where you can get (gorgeous) breakfasts, but the rest is up to you (luckyly for me, my colleague is a good cook :-) ).
The Landlady, Katerina receives you with a warm hospitality. She makes everything to make her guest feel comfortable. Special thanks to Her!
Mr. Lindeque, South Africa, August 15, 2013
Very friendly and welcoming host. You can ask anything at anytime. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and excellent value for money.
A great place to stay - Donovan, South Africa, June 30, 2013Thank you so much to katarein for a wondeful stay at Dinkwe Guest House. The rooms are very comfortable, well equipped and of a very gopod standard. Bathroom was spacious and the shower excellent. I will gladly recommend this to any traveller and will be returning when next I stay in Pretoria. Thank you.
The tasty five star hospitality - Kor & Wilma, Netherlands, June 2, 2013We stayed at Dinkwe guesthouse Leopard suite for 14 days and enjoyed every day.
We liked the room, the very comfortable bed, the exotic garden and the tasty breakfast. The owner Katerina was very helpfull with all kind of things, organizing trips, shopping etc.
It was our first trip to SA; it was unforgettable and our stay at Dinkwe made it very special.
Next time we will book this guesthouse again.
Amazing and exotic stay in Pretoria - Paris, France, May 13, 2013very warm welcome from ekaterina the owner - we had the honeymoon cottage very romantic and very well equipped with a welcoming bottle of red wine
the small exotic garden with the pool is very pleasant along with all the iron sculptures set in the garden
we had a very fresh and complete breakfast served on our private terrace and could talk a bit with the owners
so this stay was for us both original and of very high value
Great stay, wish we'd had longer - Peter, UK, March 2013
This was the last stay on our trip and stayed only two nights. It wasn't long enough and left us wanting more of the warm hospitality provided by the owner, Ekaterina.
When you arrive you have no inkling of what the accommodation has to offer. As you walk through the garden to your room the surroundings become more and more impressive. It was great to sit in our own verdant and tranquil 'outside room' where breakfast is served. When you go inside, it's no less impressive. We stayed in the Elephant room which was comfy and cosy. If you want to cook for yourself everything is right there.
The area is a suburb and feels safe. There is a shopping centre providing most things a few blocks away but it's not difficult to get to other parts of Pretoria if you want / need to.
Ekatrina is extremely helpful and friendly but never oversteped the mark providing the space that big hotels have but the care and support that staying with family and friends offers.
The overall impression is one of what a wonderful, if unexpected, find. We'd love to return.
Room Tip: “Each room has it's own 'private' outside space in the garden. If you like swim as for the room near the pool.”
Miss Megan Lottering, South Africa, 4 February 4, 2013The stay at Dinkwe Guest House was just what my fiance and I needed, some time away from family and friends - just the two of us. The 'nature feel' at the accommodation was a bonus as we felt at ease and were able to relax around each other as both of us work constantly and dont spend much time together.
Kendve- Ireland, December 20, 2012We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay here. We chose this place to relax and do absolutely nothing and mission accomplished! The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. They were always ready to help. The grounds were very beautiful and private and we had lovely breakfasts on our own veranda. We will try to return for our next relaxation! Genuine Hotel.com Review
Elaine, South Africa, December 7, 2012
Katarina is such a lovely + friendly person and she can't do enough for you. The place has the most beautiful plants + fish and the water you hear running all the time is so soothing. The breakfast she serves in the room is lovely. We will surely stay there again
Jean Noel Mulindabigwi, Rwanda, November 8, 2012
From the outside the Dinkwe Guest House looks plain but the rooms are
very nice with lots of spacial touches. The owner (Katerina) made our
time there comfortable and enjoyable.
The cleanliness is excellent and the breakfast was very special. We enjoyed our stay very much and we recommend it to anyone who wishes to visit SA-Pretoria.
Lizelle Brown, South Africa, October 19, 2012
Will recommend a stay there anytime. Beautiful garden, superb service and Katrina is a fantastic hostess. Thanks for everything!
Empfehlenswert, Franzi, Germany - September 18, 2012
Wir haben 3 Nächte im Dinkwe Guesthouse verbracht. Die Zimmer sind für den Preis gut. Die Anlage ist liebevoll gestaltet, es ist sehr grün, exotisch es gibt kleine Wasserfälle, Fische und einen Pool. Sehr ruhig und angenehm. Die Gastgeberin Katerina war unbeschreiblich hilfsbereit und hat alles getan, damit wir uns wohlfühlen. Ihre Pancakes mit Früchten waren sehr, sehr lecker. Sie hat uns z.B. das Einkaufen von Lebensmitteln abgenommen oder unsere Pizza abgeholt. Weiterhin hat sie uns viele Ausflugsziele empfehlen können und das alles ohne aufringlich zu sein. Wirklich toll und sehr, sehr nett. Wir kommen gern wieder. Vielen, lieben Dank Katerina.
Miss Ghosia Khan, South Africa - August 31, 2012A lovely garden and pool! The self-catering was very comfortable with a good mattress and very nice bathroom facilities as well as daily housekeeping. Very nice and helpful owners who were very quick to solve problems, if any.
Sehr zu empfehlen - Mrs Petra U., Germany, August 6, 2012
Das Guest House hat uns sehr gut gefallen, denn jedes kl. Appartment hat einen eig. Zugang und eine eig. Terasse! Der Garten ist ein kleines Paradies und mit viel Liebe zurecht gemacht. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt, auch durch Katerina, die einen verwöhnt und super nett ist!
Das Dinkwe Guest House liegt zwar außerhalb Pretorias, aber man kommt gut mit dem Bus in die Innenstadt und wir können auch die Minibusse empfehlen, mit denen wir oft unterwegs waren. Man muß sich einfach nur trauen, denn für uns waren es immer nur tolle Erlebnisse und viele nette Begebenheiten.
Thank you Katerina for 5 beautiful days in Pretoria!
Great - Zelda Viljoen, South Africa, May 24, 2012
My husband turned 50 and after we celebrated with the family, we had to take a well deserved break. We really enjoyed the tropical gardens and the quiet asmosfere and would definately recommend Dingwe. Katerina has a nice and friendly personality.
A place of serenity - Ms Audat, South Africa, May 8, 2012
I could not believe the beauty and peacefulness of the place! It felt
like was I was in a different world and I am glad I chose Dinkwe as a
place where I could slip away from the hustle and bustle of Joburg's
The service was excellent, and the host made us feel at home!
I can go back there in a blink of an eye. Thank you for having us - the place is a gem.
Nice Room (Rhino) - Hendia, Netherlands, May 2, 2012
De kamer is mooi en verzorgd, je hebt een eigen terras.
De badkamer is ruim en je hebt de mogelijkheid om zelf te koken.
Het ligt in een rustige omgeving, echter 1 klein winkelcentrum in de buurt met redelijk goede italiaan verder niets.
Voor de meeste bezienswaardigheden moet je een half uur rijden.
Prima plek als je de hele dag op pad bent.
Room Tip: Er is 1 kamer bij het zwembad, die is en mooi ruim en je hebt het zwembad voor je alleen, de andere...
Everything go's better when you can communicate (by mail) with your host on such a friendly way before traveling! - Jacques, Belgium, March 24, 2012
The best place between Jo'burg airport and the way to Kruger and/or Panorama road (ab. 25 min by car) for the first night after a tiring flight(s) and the start of your vacation. Once behind the front door you will enter in a small paradise from exotic gardens, swimming pool and very, very nice rooms. Ekaterina will be the best host you ever met. Much better than a impersonal big hotel and less expensive!
HEAVEN ON EARTH - Cheryl, South Africa, March 7, 2012
I needed to get away from it all as things were just becoming too stressful and I needed a break.
My first thought was of the beauty, tranquility and hospitality of Dinkwe Guest House that I had experienced previously when I stayed there.
From the moment I arrived on Friday evening until I left on Sunday afternoon, once again, Katerina went out of her way to make everything extra special. She arranged a massage for me at a Peppa's Spa on Saturday morning which was absolutely incredible and just what I needed. Nothing is too much trouble for Katerina and you find in her a friend and not just "the owner".
The breakfasts also exceeded all expectations. Katerina's cooking earns her a definite A+ in my books. On Sunday morning, Katerina's birthday, she spoilt the guests with homemade strawberry, banana and ice cream pancakes - WOW! Words cannot describe how delicious they were and definitely the comfort food I needed.
The accommodation was as clean and beautiful as I remembered and I couldn't have wished for a more comfortable bed.
The gardens are so relaxing and I highly recommend just sitting at the pool with a good book, a glass of wine and "chilling".
I set out to Dinkwe Guest House with the purpose of finding some peace within myself and when it came time to leave on Sunday afternoon, not only had I found inner peace, but a friend in Katerina and a place I want to return to time and time again when I need to "escape".
Congratulations Katerina on an outstanding establishment that I definitely view as one of the "wonders of the World".
I highly recommend Dinkwe Guest House to everyone and can guarantee you will not be disappointed in any way.
I can't wait for my next stay.
Room Tip: Definitely the Honeymoon Suite. It is gorgeous and holds a feeling of "romance".
Thank you so much Katerina. - Toby, UK, February 11, 2012
Thank you so much to Dinkwe guest house. The accommodation was charming,
immaculate and very boutique but what made it outstanding was the way
our hosts (Katerina and her husband) went out of their way to help us
make the best of our trip.
We would strongly recommend Dinkwe to all friends and family...We would insist that all family & friends stay at Dinkwe if visiting Pretoria.
Something Extraordinary - Anonymous, South Africa, February 9, 2012
I was so amazed at the beauty of the place. I decided to book just the one night with my husband. Arriving at a place like Dinkwe Guest House was so exciting. It's something I have not seen anywhere else. The setting is so beautiful and peaceful with lots of vegetation and koi fish ponds. We had stayed in the honeymoon suite and it was lovely. Overall I have enjoyed my experience there and the owner was really helpful and so kind to us. We hope to visit this place soon again.
Great - Pulane Radebe, South Africa, February 2, 2012
had a great time while we were here. The landscape is so wonderful and
we were happy with the customer services that we received during our
stay. The place is quiet and secluded. I would like to go back some
Just Perfect - Anonymous, UK, January 12, 2012
Coming from England, I was not sure of what to expect, but the Dinkwe guest house turn our to be an excellent place, very cosy environment and very clean. We love it
Ms Roeleen Adams - January 4, 2012
My stay at Dinkwe Guest House was very relaxing and comfortable. The owner Katrina was very welcoming and ensured that we had everything we needed. I'm definitely making another booking soon.
Outstanding Lodging and Hospitality - John, USA, November 26, 2011
My son and I stayed three nights at Dinkwe Guest House and found it the
best experience in a Guest House in South Africa to date. The owner,
Ekaterina, made our visit even more special by helping us with local
touring information and offering objective advice concerning local
attractions. The rooms were decorated in authentic African decor and the
gardens and pool areas were magnificent with several ponds and
fountains throughout. Would we return...you bet! An outstanding
experience. John and Kean from Germany and NY, respectively.
Fantastic place to be - Tshepo Mboweni, South Africa, September 9, 2012
If u need to relax Dinkwe is the perfect place to be, I enjoyed being in the Leopard suite which has a spontaneous pool outside your door step,it was perfect.
Friendly small guest house with free private cinema, Anonymous, Netherlands, September 3, 2011
We went to Dinkwe Guesthouse on our last vacationday before going home.
The guesthouse is about 45 minutes drive to the airport, and is located
in Pretoria. The chambers where very clean and nice decorated. The
guesthouse is different then all the rest because first of all: the
friendly hostess (from Bulgaria) who wants to do everything for you. For
example: we could use her own navigation system for an easy drive to
activities. And secondly: she has her own private cinema, we could use
The only small thing for improvement is: the swimmingpool could be cleaner.
For your first and last days in SA, it's perfect.
Boulard / Saint Herblain, France - September 2, 2011Nous n'avons séjourné qu'une nuit dans cette chambre d'hôtes, excellent accueil de Katarina, la chambres était confortable avec une très belle salle de bain, une cuisine, et un patio couvert pour prendre les repas en extérieur, la piscine dans un jardin tropical, maison située dans un quartier très calme
Valerie / Gapree, France - 31 August 2011Voyageant en famille avec 3 adolescents, nous avons apprécié l'acceuil chaleureux et attentionné de Kathrina, la maîtresse des lieux, qui nous a reçus comme des invités plutôt que comme des clients. Le cadre est très agréable avec notamment un magnifique jardin tropical et un charmant petit patio privatif . Nos enfants ont particulièrement aimé la salle de cinéma proposée avec un grand choix de dvd. Je recommande vivement cette guesthouse, un des meilleurs rapports qualité prix que nous ayons trouvé durant notre séjour de 3 semaines en afrique du sud.
Expect the unexpected - Cheryl / South Africa, August 29, 2011From booking on Friday morning to departing on Saturday, the service went above and beyond what could be expected. We were welcomed by Katerina in a friendly and professional manner. On arrival at about 21h00 on Friday night, from the outside the guest house did not look like anything I had seen on the internet but on entering, you are transformed into a completely different world. From the tropical gardens to the outstanding accommodation, everything is just perfect. It is clean, friendly, peaceful and I would highly recommend Dinkwe Guest House to everyone who needs accommodation in Pretoria. The food was exceptional and Katerina's warm and welcoming personality is the cherry on top. It was so incredible that I have decided that I am going to book there for a weekend just to get away from it all. I plan to park my car on Friday evening and not touch it again until Sunday afternoon when we will sadly have to depart. I think a weekend in these tropical, beautiful and peaceful surroundings will do more as a stress reliever than any day at the Spa could.
Thank you Katerina, it was worth every cent and we will definitely be back.
Jacob / Roodeplaat, South Afric - August 3, 2011The privacy me n my wife had was wonderful. We realy enjoyed our stay. Mmhhh, the huge Dog, amizingly huge 4 year old dog, very friendly like its owners. The owners were wow. We got a bit lost and they came to fetch us. Thank you mam. Mr n Mrs Maake 9 (30/07/2011)
Anonymous / Japan, July 17, 2011非常に快適です
Good days - Mr Roggenbuck / Mrs Gratilow (Germany) - March 6, 2011
Wonderful days. The Dinkwe Guest House is very commendable. Mrs
Ekaterina Botha is a sincere host. She always had an answer to our
And now in German: wir waren sehr zufrieden. Herr Botha war ebenfalls sehr zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit. Sollten wir noch einmal nach Pretoria kommen werden wir Dinkwe Guest House wieder buchen. Unseren Freunden haben wir bereits diese Unterkunft empfohlen. Nochmals vielen Dank liebe Ekaterina.
A truly wonderful experience - Sheena Hartgill, South Africa - November 16, 2010
Deciding to have a night away from home after entering into a civil union. we took a risk on going to a place we had never been before. What a wonderful surprise not only do the pics not do justice to the place but our hostess was friendly and welcoming with no awkward looks or question about the room we had booked. The house gives the feeling of being in the tropics with the convenience of being close to town. We will be going back.
Annika, Namibia - October 6, 2010
...David and I would like to thank you for a wonderful stay at your guesthouse. It is truly a beautiful place that you have created for your guests and we will tell all our friends about your guesthouse! ...
True hospitality - Gerrit Duminy, South Africa
- August 9, 2010
Thorsten - Mr Fink, Germany - June 12, 2010
I decided to book the room because of the pictures on the internet and, of course, because of the good price. The pictures of the rooms are 100% accurate.
At first we booked Dinkwe for one night, on our way to the Kruger
park but then we decided to return for 2 more nights, on our return.
We had the Lion Suite, which is equipped with a nice queen bed, a fully equipped kitchen and a private braai area. The owner showed me all the other rooms and they are all worth a stay.
Last but not least the host was wonderful…she gave us a lot of sightseeing ideas, she always had time for us and her friendly and open character made us feel very welcome.
I give 5 stars because for me was everything perfect. Thanks too to Ekaterina, who always had a willing ear for us.
If I am in Pretoria again, I know where I would to stay!
Greetings from Munich,
Expectations exceeded!!!! - Jabu Shongwe, South Africa - March 30, 2010The service was really great!!! My stay at Dinkwe was one of a kind and really wish I could have stayed longer. Thanx Ekatherine for all, hope to see you soon!!!
Mike and Michelle Rieck, 3 March 2010Wonderful stay. Hospitable is not the word. It is long last that we received the treatment at an establishment that we received at Dinkwe.
Absolutely wonderful - Karin Robinson, South Africa
- April 6, 2010
My stay at the Dinkwe Guesthouse was
absolutely wonderful. My husband & Son as well as my Friend &
her family was very impressed. Katerina was so kind & so helpful
& accommodating. She is really a very nice person. The Guesthouse
itself is very welcoming & very comfortable. Beautiful Scenary. We
enjoyed our stay there & we would definitely go there again. Thank
You Katerina for everything!!
Highly recommended - Ashwani Sareen, India - April 1, 2010The location is good, very much in the city, good peaceful area. The place recreates the tropical forest atmosphere, we loved the sound of water in the fountains and waterfalls. We stayed in the Elephant suite, spent most of our evening in the patio. The decor of the room was excellent, the owner seems to have taken personal care in doing up the place. The owner, Ms Katrina Botha went out of her way to make us comfortable and also helped us with sightseeing inputs. We would highly recommend this place.
FANTASTIC. - Portia Ngcobo, South Africa - March 15, 2010if you need a place to relax, this is the place. It is quiet, elegant and worth it. we are going back before the world cup. We really enjoyed ourselves. The owner is friendly and always willing to go an extra mile. Thank you for the nice and fulfilled weekend.
Oasis - Jean-Claude Bonnaud, France - February 18, 2010
It was a pleasure to stay 3 times in Dinkwe an authentic oasis. It is a relax quiet place with birds and a swimming pool.
The BEST stay EVER!!! - Lizle Joubert, South Africa - February 16, 2010Best Service. Best Room(Elephant Suite) Amazing Garden, BEST atmosphere, Amazing Breakfast. Nothing is too much to ask for Katherina. She adds a personal touch on absolutely everything. A definite MUST!!! We will be visiting over and over again. Money well worth spending. Something one has to experience for yourself. Thank You Katherina - you were great! The special touch - like the choccies on the bed, the breakfast with the stylish cutlery, everything was so PERFECT!!! 10 out of 10.
Very enjoyable stay - Phoenix Motaung, South Africa - January 5, 2010
I'd like to thank Katerina for making our stay at the Dinkwe Guest House so very enjoyable! Both katerina and her husband were incredibly helpful and hospitable. It was such a pleasure to get away - this was the perfect place to do it... The homey-feel, the greenery just enhancing our time away. It was really very relaxing - and are already planning a second trip. Thanks again Katerina!
We enjoyed big time. - John Mkhwanazi - 28 December 2009
The place was very neat and quite, me and my friends are planning to come back again.
Dinkwe Guest House - one of the best.. - Ingrid Jevon, South Africa - December 21, 2009Thank You to Katerina at Dinkwe. It was one of the best if not the best guest house I have stayed at. The service is beyond believe amazing, the hospitality is warm, but not intruding. The welcoming basket was pure magic. I will definitely go back, together with my spouse we could not have asked for a better place to start our new journey on the road of life after our wedding earlier on Saturday.
They go for perfection in every way - Bert en Aline, Belgium, December 5, 2009
Dear Willy and Catherine As you know we were very happy to stay with you. Everything was perfectly OK for us. We will definitly recommand you to everyone we know that needs a place to stay in Pretoria. Best Regards Aline en Bert
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