LemonJack Guesthouse is situated on 1.8 hectares, neighbouring LemonJack studio, Theatre and Conference facilities in Centurion. The Guesthouse offers spacious and comfortable accommodation and the chef will prepare breakfast and dinner on prior request for Guesthouse occupants.
The Guesthouse has binoculars and birding reference materials (books) available for guests to use during their stay. Birds such as Rose-ringed Parakeet, African Olive Pigeon, Speckled Pigeon, White-throated Swallow and Spotted Thick-knee occur in the garden. Please click here to view the bird list for LemonJack. The central location of the Guesthouse makes it ideal for guests to explore the birding sites in both Pretoria and Johannesburg.
Christel van Heerden
Address: 274 Poole Avenue Raslouw, Centurion, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Cell: +27(0)83 512 4241
Fax: +27 (0)86 723 6199
Liz at Lancaster offers comfortable lodge accommodation in Johannesburg since 1994. The guesthouse is an ideal choice as we offer self-catering accommodation and B&B accommodation in Craighall Park, only 1.5 km from BirdLife South Africa’s headquarters.
One of several Craighall Park guesthouses, we are also near the major business and leisure hubs. We have a long track record for service excellence, very reasonable rates and is a haven of peace, comfort and convenience to tourists overnighting before a safari, solo travellers, families with children, business travellers and consultants staying for extended periods.
As a 4 star guesthouse, Liz at Lancaster offers self-catering accommodation ideal for longer stays or B&B (bed and breakfast) with sumptuous breakfasts served to order. Fully equipped kitchenettes and living areas in your unit give you the independence of self-catering for lunches and evening meals should you wish.
Liz at Lancaster is ideally placed for bird-watching excursions.
Situated in the Cradle of Humankind, just a short walk from the Maropeng visitor centre (with its extensive exhibition on human origins) and 10km from the Sterkfontein Caves is the Maropeng Boutique Hotel. With its commanding views of the Witwaterberg and Magaliesburg ranges, this four-star hotel has 24 bedrooms (sleeping up to 48 people) and offers superb luxury.
The hotel is ideal for a romantic getaway; for executives seeking a convenient conference venue with accommodation not too far out of town; for local visitors wanting a short escape to refresh their souls; or for international tourists wanting to see some of the best tourist attractions South Africa has to offer.
All of our rooms are non-smoking and our room rate includes free high-speed internet, air conditioning, a delicious hot breakfast, free parking, and access to the pool, restaurant and bar, as well as wheelchair access.
Birding at Maropeng
There is also a short walking trail on the Maropeng property with a bird hide which overlooks a wetland. 230 bird species have been recorded for this pentad with its diverse habitat of Highveld, bushveld, montane and riverine forest. Some of the species that might be observed are Cape Vulture, Malachite Sunbird, Blue Crane, Striped Pipit, African Grass-Owl and African Finfoot. Other species recorded nearby includes Martial Eagle, Long-crested Eagle, Brown Snake Eagle, Black and Abdim’s Stork, Grey Tit-flycatcher, Flappet Lark, African Green Pigeon, Grey-headed bush Shrike and Half-collared Kingfisher.
Address: Maropeng Official Visitor Centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, R400 Just of the R563 to Hekpoort
Tel: +27 (0)14 577 9100
GPS Coordinates: -25.966098, 27.662449
The Faircity Roodevallei lies on the banks of the Pienaar’s River in Pretoria, surrounded by a nature reserve and a bird sanctuary. The hotel offers a relaxed bush setting within easy reach of Johannesburg and OR Tambo International Airport, complete with thatched roofs for a true African feel. It is also the perfect location for weddings and personal functions, whilst catering to all business needs guests may have. Conferencing at Faircity Roodevallei offers state of the art equipment, overnight accommodation and experienced function co-ordinators.
The Rooms offer spectacular views of the Pienaar’s River. Our Thatched, Garden and Hotel rooms located a little further back are surrounded by our perfectly landscaped Gardens.
“Our Valley Restaurant” at Roodevallei originated from the original Farmhouse and continues to maintain its rustic charm and unique ambience. The restaurant kitchen is known for its delicious and plentiful South African country style buffets.
What to do
Plot 81, Zeekoegat
Tel: +27 12 845 5000
Tel: +27 78 547 4884 (Emergency number)