Boutique Cape Dutch Accommodation in Centurion
Once upon a time, but still in the living memory of many, Centurion as such, did not exist. This now bustling business, commercial, retail, entertainment, and residential area was known as Lyttelton, and then as Verwoerdburg, prior to being renamed Centurion.
Centurion was so named in 1995, one year after the democratic elections that heralded the arrival of a new political dispensation in South Africa. It is said that the present name – Centurion – was chosen because of its political neutrality and lack of sectarian significance. Lyttelton township was established in 1904, at a time when the only guest accommodation or hotel closest to the area was probably in Pretoria.
Nowadays, there are numerous types of accommodation on offer in 21st century South Africa, including B&Bs, guest houses, self-catering units, lodges, hotels, and boutique hotels. This is quite unlike what was on offer about 50-60 years ago, when virtually any and all guest lodgings for travellers and people who were away from home consisted more or less exclusively of either staying with friends or family, or hotel accommodation.
At the time, most of these hotels were privately and independently owned – big hotel chains being a thing of the future. Often, the on-site management functions and day-to-day running of hotels was conducted by the owners, particularly if the establishment was situated in a small country town, of which this vast country had many.
Accommodation and Guest Amenities in Dorpies
Usually, even the smallest of “dorpies” (villages or little towns, generally rural) featured at least one hotel – often named The Grand, The Royal or The Victoria – the most popular hotel names of the day. Besides the guest accommodation and meals that the hotel provided, its bar (which admitted only men) was typically the economic hub of the premises. Barring a few homes on either side of the main street, which consisted of a dusty dirt road more often than not, the dorpies offered little else for travellers and visitors.
Centurion’s Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel
Because Kleinkaap is a boutique hotel, each one of our 34 luxurious guest suites is individually designed and furnished, and offers our guests exclusive 4-star accommodation that creates home-away-from home comfort and class in Centurion’s quiet, leafy green suburb of Clubview. Our interiors and décor elements complement the classically distinctive Cape Dutch architecture of our Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel.
In-room air conditioning is individually controlled, whilst delightfully soft, silky, duck-down duvets ensure that you’re cosy and comfy when it’s time to snuggle down in bed. Rooms are sound proofed; there’s absolutely nothing to disturb your tranquillity and peace.
A flat-screen television is one of the concessions to obvious modernity that we’ve installed in each guest’s room. Spacious, well-appointed en-suite bathrooms include a deep slipper bath for an utterly indulgent soak. Showers are separate units within each bathroom.
Whether you’re travelling, touring, getting married, conferencing, or holding a special event or function, Kleinkaap in Centurion offers you world-class accommodation, impeccable and friendly personal service, and a matchless guest experience. Book online or phone us.