Facilities & Attractions
At the Purple Trumpet we will take the utmost care to cater to your every need. Not only will we offer you superb sleeping arrangements, but we also offer an array of added-on services to make your stay even more enjoyable.
For your arrival at the guesthouse we have convenient airport transportation as well as other shuttle services on request. Secure parking will leave you rest assured about your safety needs.
We provide 24-hour service at your beck and call, luggage storage, internet/wireless connection throughout the guesthouse, daily newspapers for you to stay in touch with the world, non-smoking rooms as well as rooms/facilities suitable for disabled guests. Our rooms are soundproofed and we can offer you the use of a safety deposit box. We will take care of your laundry, as well as dry cleaning. We can also manage any fax/photocopying requests.To wind down after a busy day full of meetings, we have a lovely outside braai area. Or pop into the bar for a refreshing drink before enjoying a delicious supper at our restaurant.
Our restaurant is available for private functions and we will be able to take care of all your catering needs. After your meetings in our state of the art meeting/banquet facility, make use of the portable bar to enjoy sundowners on our upstairs deck area. Or pop into the bar downstairs for a refreshing drink before enjoying a delicious supper at our restaurant.
We offer a shuttle service to/from the airport (O.R. Tambo as well as Lanseria) as well as destinations in and around Pretoria. The shuttle can transport 7 people, kindly contact us for rates.
Fun activities we can offer you are a round of golf at the nearby Pretoria Country club and an array of day tours to destinations in the surrounding Pretoria area. These tours include a Pretoria City Tour, Soweto/Johannesburg Tour, Pilanesberg National Park Tour, Lesedi Cultural Village Tour and many more (see Attractions for more information). We are also situated nearby the Brooklyn and Menlyn Shopping Malls and it can be arrange to drop you off here with our shuttle service.
Pretoria Country Club
Pretoria Country Club is renowned for being the quality sports and social venue, set in the magnificent surroundings of Pretoria's Waterkloof. The Club boasts with a par 72 golf course, with a parklands layout and a rating of 72, designed by the Gary Player group. The Club also offers two bowling greens which have been rated as some of the best in the Northern Gauteng District. The Ellis bowls pavilion is situated between the two top class greens and has its own bar and social facilities. Top quality squash and tennis courts are also available. As corporate members at the Pretoria Country Club, Purple Trumpet Guesthouse is proud to offer our guests a round of golf at membership rates.
Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour
Enjoy a tour of the Premier mine, where the world’s biggest diamond of 3106 carats was discovered in 1905. On the surface tour visitors will see the big hole, the shaft and the diamond room where a selection of un-cut diamonds and replicas of world-famous diamonds are displayed. Make it a full day and go 763m underground! Duration: Half/Full Day
The Lesedi Cultural Village Tour
Situated close to the Hartebeespoort dam in the Magaliesberg mountain range, is South Africa's most exciting showcase of African culture. You can view various African villages and will be introduced to the art, dancing, history and tribal legends of the Basotho, Ndebele, Pedi, Xhosa and Zulu people. This tour includes a lunch at the famous "Nyama Choma" African restaurant. You will never forget it! Duration: Half Day
Elephant Sanctuary Tour
The Magaliesberg was rich in animal life in the early 1900’s and it was the home of abundant herds of elephants. You will be guided in small groups on foot through the Sanctuary. This is a wonderful educational experience and has plenty of interaction including feeding these gracious animals. Elephant rides may be added on for the fit and adventurous person. A camera is a must! Duration: Half Day
De Wildt Cheetah Centre Tour
The Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre at de Wildt lies at the foothills of the Magaliesberg, with many indigenous trees and beautiful panoramic views of the north. De Wildt is renowned for its breeding success of rare endangered species such as the king cheetah, cheetah, wild dogs and various species of vultures. You can observe feeding times (please note: no children under 6 are permitted) Some excellent photographic opportunities await you, while witnessing cheetahs moving at high speeds. These exercise routines take place four times a week (Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun) The Cheetah Run starts at 08:00am. Centre is closed on Mondays. Duration: Half Day
Pilanesberg National Park Tour
The near-circular park of 55 000 ha lies in a 1 200 million year old volcano crater with a small lake in the centre, it borders on the entertainment complex of Sun City. This very scenic terrain lies in the transition zone between the Kalahari and Lowveld vegetation types. In the park today lives virtually all the animal species you can find in Southern Africa, including the Big-5 and many more such as hippos and crocodiles. In this beautiful Malaria-free park over 300 bird species have been spotted. Enjoy this gem of an experience!
Duration: Full Day
Sun City Tour
You will leave the rugged bushveld behind to visit the world's most distinctive resort – Sun City. The resort has a unique African rhythm. There are four world-class hotels – the magnificent Palace of the Lost City, Cabanas, Cascades and Sun City Main Hotel. Be dazzled by the casinos or swim and splash the African heat away at “The Valley of Waves”. Stop at Hartebeestpoort flea market and lake for refreshments en route.
Duration: Full Day
Rhino and Lion Park Tour
Take a drive through this privately owned game reserve, covering approximately 1 600 ha on the typical Highveld of Gauteng. The reserve is situated in the Cradle of Humankind, a declared World Heritage Site. Here you can view a variety of African wildlife including Cape buffalo, rhino, lion, cheetah, wild dogs, zebra and wildebeest. Visit the Wonder caves, described as “the most nicely decorated cave in South Africa” and play with the cubs at the animal crèche. Animals available to touch and you can take a photograph with lion, tiger and cheetah cubs. Duration: Full Day
Soweto is the very symbol of the African's struggle for freedom in South Africa. This tour also offers you insight into the daily lives of the people of Soweto. Visit the Regina Mundi Catholic church; go on a guided tour in our famous previous president, mr. Nelson Mandela’s former house in Vilakazi street; also visit the Hector Petersen Memorial Square. Furthermore you will be passing by the FNB soccer stadium on the way to the Apartheid Museum. With your own extra budget you can go for a late lunch at Mandela Square in Sandton City or at Moyo’s restaurant (African cuisine) in Melrose Arch. Duration: Full Day
Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng Tour
The Sterkfontein Caves, situated in the Cradle of Humankind (World Heritage Site) produced a wealth of revolutionary fossil finds – from dr. Robert Broom’s first adult "ape-man" in 1936, mrs. Ples, a well-preserved skull of a female Plesianthropus found in 1947, “Little Foot” in 1997, up to the more recent Sediba. On a guided tour, which starts above the ground, you’ll go deep into the actual caves where the valuable fossils were found. This is an interactive and educational experience, highlighting the history of the world and humankind as a species. Included is a visit to the exciting anthropological museum near Maropeng and you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a light snack at the Sterkfontein restaurant. Sit back and relax while enjoying the panoramic views en route. Duration: Full Day