Bwelani is a beautiful, spacious guest house with a tranquil ambience that offers a "home away from home" experience. It is centrally situated in Brooklyn – one of Pretoria's most prestigious and exclusive neighborhoods. Bwelani is in close proximity to many of Pretoria's academic, diplomatic, sporting, medical, shopping and government institutions. Bwelani offers an environment where guests have the opportunity to relax and recharge. The South African Tourism Grading Council awarded it a 4 star rating.
The guest house is eloquently decorated with a unique African style. The majority of the art pieces were collected by the owner during the many years she had the privilege of living and working in Africa and the Middle East; as well as during extensive travels across the globe. The diverse 'origin' of the pieces makes for a rich, unique and eclectic décor.
The name "Bwelani" comes from the Chichewa language – a indigenous language widely spoken in Malawi – which means "join us" / "you are welcome". This attitude/spirit is clearly displayed by the friendly and helpful staff's conduct. The staff pride themselves on their attention to detail and catering for the diverse needs/requirements of their guests.
An extensive list of concierge services is offered to guests:
- Personalised check-in
- Organizing airport transfers
- Pick-up and drop-off at Gautrain's Hatfield station by prior arrangement
- Laundry services on-site and dry cleaning drop-off and pick-up at competitive rates
- Tours – for sightseeing tours guests are given the contact details of tour operators who provide these services
- Business Centre with a computer guests are welcome to use to access their e-mails and internet
- Reservations at restaurants
- Logistics – e.g. assisting foreign guests in obtaining a local SIM card
- Secretarial services
- Baby sitting services by prior arrangement
- Car was
- DVD library & extensive number of books
- Home-cooked meals, as well as packed meals for takeaway / 'padkos'. Most dietary requirements, e.g. Halaal, vegetarian, is catered for by prior arrangement
- Complimentary WiFi
- The bouquet of services offered at Bwelani includes the following:
- Accommodation in individually themed rooms/units on a B&B basis, as well as self-catering. All rooms/units are en suite;
- Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as packaged meals to enjoy while sightseeing or travelling;
- Conferences for up to 24 people in a class room configuration;
- A number of special occasion functions are also hosted, e.g. kitchen tea, baby shower, intimate
- wedding & reception, birthday parties, cocktail parties, festive holiday functions.
The best testimony to the exceptional service provided is the many returning guests for whom Bwelani Guest House is their preferred destination when in the Jacaranda City. We are fortunate that our guests/clientele happily refer Bwelani to their family, friends and colleagues.