Overview of Castello di Monte

Set in the hills of Pretoria, the administrative seat of South Africa’s government and a city known for its intense purple jacaranda tree blossoms,  Castello di Monte offers 16th century Tuscan splendour, something you will immediately notice as you drive through rustic copper gates to reach the dramatic staircase, silk curtains and chandeliers of this luxurious guesthouse. Castello di Monte offers an idyllic and peaceful escape while still being close enough to access the city and the Rovos Rail station with ease.

Set off into the city centre of Pretoria for its shops, museums and galleries or head to nearby Johannesburg and Soweto to experience the rich drama of these two great historic cities. For something a little less adventurous, tee off with a round of golf on either of two nearby courses, catch up with some reading in the garden, have a swim in the pool, or relax in the sauna or steam shower.

Castello di Monte is an ideal stopover for Rovos passengers or those who wish to explore the astonishing Cradle of Humankind, which explores the origins of humankind.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/01/2024 - 31/12/2024 Bed & Breakfast £125
01/01/2025 - 31/12/2025 Bed & Breakfast £130

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Situated in the rolling hills of Pretoria
  • Secret hideaway of Tuscan splendour
  • Tucked away in olive trees and an established garden
  • Lovely views and central location for Rovos Rail and OR Tambo International Airport
  • Ideal stopover before or after a rail journey
Day tours

Day tours

High tea on offer

High tea on offer

Rooms at Castello di Monte

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Classic Room

    Castello di Monte offers nine individually decorated rooms that include a Presidential Suite (complete with fireplace and 4-poster bed), a Honeymoon Suite (with hand-painted murals) and seven bedrooms. These Classic Rooms each feature air conditioning, satellite TV, underfloor heating, Internet facilities and an en suite bathroom.

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      Honeymoon Suite

      The Honeymoon Suite includes the same features as the Classic Rooms with the added amenities of an oval spa bath, double vanities, a separate shower and a 4-poster bed. Spacious in its design, the Presidential Suite includes the standard amenities of all the rooms with the added features of a DVD player, separate shower room, walk-in closet and a fireplace.

      General Facilities

      Castello di Monte offers a sauna, steam shower and outdoor swimming pool set in a garden with a view of Pretoria’s characteristic hillocks.

      There is an outdoor giant chess set for those wanting an intellectual challenge and plenty of comfortable nooks and crannies to settle down with a book and an iced drink.

      Bar

      Bar

      Beauty therapist

      Beauty therapist

      Computer facilities

      Computer facilities

      Room service

      Room service

      Sauna & steam room

      Sauna & steam room

      Secure parking

      Secure parking

      Swimming pool

      Swimming pool

      Wheelchair friendly

      Wheelchair friendly

      Wi-Fi available

      Wi-Fi available

      Dining

      The resident chef at Castello di Monte will prepare all your meals, which can be savoured under a beautiful painted ceiling that was inspired by the Sistine Chapel. Formal or informal, your meals are always freshly prepared and delicious. Alternatively, share a bottle of Chianti and a freshly baked focaccia in the Italian courtyard.

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