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.