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Accommodation in Pretoria

Accommodation in Pretoria Under R300 for a Couple

In South Africa, tourists and locals alike often overlook Pretoria as a holiday destination. Perhaps its laid back, smaller town feel is the reason for this. However, this city holds many cultural, historic and other treasures for you to discover.

From its avenues lined with purple Jacaranda trees to its botanical gardens and historical attractions such as the Voortrekker Monument, this South African town is just waiting to be discovered.

But, if you’re planning to visit, you’ll need a place to stay. Luckily, travelling to the city of Tshwane doesn’t mean you’ll be paying an arm and a leg. Below, you’ll find some of the cheapest accommodation in Pretoria for couples - all under R300! Now that’s a bargain.

Accommodation in Pretoria

Guesthouses & Self-Catering Accommodation in Pretoria

Finding accommodation at under R300 per couple is a tall order. But, it’s not impossible. We’ve found two comfortable, quaint places that meet the criteria of the cheapest accommodation in Pretoria.

Couple this affordable accommodation with a cheap flight to Johannesburg’s airports, and you’ve got yourself a fantastic, budget-friendly getaway.

Accommodation in Pretoria

Bella Maria

Located just under 10km from Pretoria Central, Bella Maria offers guests a clean, comfortable stay at an incredibly affordable price.

Bella Maria’s rooms have been done in a minimalist style and have a comfy double-sized bed, perfect for couples. This makes it an ideal place to stay if you’re planning on spending your days out exploring the city, and simply want a cosy, quiet place to rest.

An added benefit at Bella Maria is that you can bring your fur baby along for the trip too. With a lovely garden, your pet will have plenty of space to run around.

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Koiketla Guesthouse

If you’re wondering where to stay in Pretoria at an affordable price, then look no further than Koitketla Guesthouse. With shared living spaces and a hot tub, it’s a great place to meet other people. Alternatively, you can retreat to the comfort of your own room and take advantage of the room service on offer.

Situated approximately 22 minutes from Pretoria central, you’ll find interesting attractions nearby like the Wonderboom Nature Reserve.

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Accommodation in Pretoria

Accommodation Under R200 in Pretoria (Per Person)

As mentioned previously, finding accommodation for a couple under R300 is no easy task. So, to ensure you have more options, we’ve found some accommodation that’s a little pricier. But, it’s still quite the bargain. Couple this with an affordable flight on a domestic airline, like Kulula airlines, and you’re all set.


Location, location, location! Nestled near Pretoria central, Versaille is just a stone’s throw away from several Pretoria attractions, like the Union Buildings.

For less than R200 per person, you can enjoy the comfort of the Queen Room. Here, you’ll be treated to your own kitchenette, a flat-screen TV and ample free Wifi. You can watch all the series you want. At Versailles, you can also make use of the shared patio where you can take in the garden views.

For couples wanting to splurge, you can take a look at some of this accommodation’s pricer options. It has two deluxe apartment options, one of which comes with a balcony and the other, a terrace and hot tub.

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Menlyn Homes

This self-catering venue in Pretoria is situated in the peaceful neighbourhood of Lynnwood Glen. Not only is it a quiet place to stay, but it also boasts lovely city views - which you can enjoy from the terrace.

Menlyn Homes is the perfect springboard for the attractions and activities in Pretoria. The Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary is just around the corner and a beautiful place to relax in nature.

The rooms are simply furnished, but have everything you need for a comfortable stay. If you’re needing to do a little work while away, you can easily set yourself up at the desk in your own bedroom.

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Guesthouses in Pretoria Under R300 Per Person

While you can find some lovely, comfortable places for under R300 a couple, upping your budget means you’ll get even more choice. Below, you’ll find two fantastic places at under R300 per person.

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Novus Guest House

If you ever thought you wouldn’t be able to find a stunning little guesthouse at a reasonable price, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised. At Novus Guest House, you’ll find some incredible rooms.

In the Deluxe King suite, you can take advantage of the crisp air conditioning in the summer, as well as stunning views. Then there’s the Deluxe Double Room which goes one step further. It boasts a balcony and spa bath too.

While it is a few kilometres out from Pretoria central, the Novus Guest House is certainly worth it. With free parking, Wifi, a garden and a terrace, this guest house has everything you could need.

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The Moore Guesthouse

If you prefer to have complete privacy when you’re on a getaway, then the Moore Guesthouse may be just the place for you. The rooms have an open plan layout, with a fully stocked kitchenette and sliding doors that open out into the garden.

You’ll also find the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve just around the corner. So you can enjoy being close to the city and nature at the same time.

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Accommodation in Pretoria

Other Options in Pretoria

Now, we’ve shown you the top, well-priced choices thus far. But, we still have one or two more accommodation options up our sleeve. However, this spot is definitely for the no-frills traveller.

Cosy Hatfield Condo

This condo accommodation also has the advantage of being situated around the corner from both the Embassy of Saudi Arabia and the Swedish Embassy.

However, what also makes it a lovely little spot to stay, is its trendy interior - exposed brick walls are offset by crisp, white furniture. The Cosy Hatfield Condo is great if you’re simply looking for overnight accommodation in Pretoria.

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Final Thoughts on Budget Accommodation in Pretoria

So it goes to show that, even in this day and age, you can still get some bang for your buck. While staying at one of the hotels in Pretoria is a treat, it can get quite pricey. Luckily, with this list of equally lovely options, you can stay in Pretoria at a fraction of the cost.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to book a cheap flight and start exploring the bustling city of Pretoria.