Welcome to the African Penguin Guest house and Conference Center, Pretoria's premier guest house!

This truly distinguished and exclusive African Boutique Guesthouse offers a tailor made service with a luxurious environment for both corporate and leisure. African Penguin's passion is to care for guests who are looking for the finer things in life.

This guesthouse, which is located in Garsfontein, an eastern suburb of the capital city of Pretoria, is strategically located close to the Pretoria city centre (16 km), Wonderboom Airport (35 km), Loftus Versfeld Stadium (11 km), The Grove Shopping Centre (8 km), Menlyn Shopping Mall (5 km), Makro (6 km), Woodlands Mall (4 km) the N4, N1, Lynnwood Road and Atterbury Road, as well as Pretoria East Hospital, Faerie Glen Hospital, The Wilgers Hospital and Kloof Mediclinic Hospital, to name but a few of the amenities.

For those that are interested in the rich history of this truly magnificent city, trips can be arranged to iconic and historic places of interest such as the Voortrekker monument, The Union Buildings, Church Square, Freedom Park and Mamelodi Township. For the more exploratory guests, our shuttle can take you to the Gautrain station in Hatfield where you can take a trip on South Africa's state of the art rail transport system, which runs from Hatfield to Johannesburg city centre and also stops at OR Thambo International Airport.

For the more active guest, the guesthouse is close to the Virgin Active Menlyn and Virgin Active Parkview gyms and within easy driving distance of the world-renowned 18 hole, Woodhill and Silver Lakes Golf course.

The African Penguin can accommodate guests in wheelchairs or guests who have special needs, regarding facilities and accommodation for people with disabilities. Guests have access to the lounge and dining room via a ramp, adequate space in the bedroom with access to the cupboards and lowered hang rails, as well as adequate space in the bathroom for maneuvering their wheelchairs.

Whether it be for business or pleasure, The African Penguin Guesthouse and Conference Center will fulfill all of your needs.

Private functions

Shunter's Braai with Fireplace is and ideal venue for private function. Dedicated kitchen staff, server area and bar enable privacy and intimacy for unique small functions. With direct access to the splash pool, reception and parking area Shunter's Braai & Lapa is the perfect venue for cocktail parties and other event.