Le Pearl Boutique Hotel aims to be the most sought after destination of choice in the hospitality services industry in Mthatha and the greater O.R. Tambo District Municipality: for sale

Le Pearl Boutique Hotel aims to be the most sought after destination of choice in the hospitality services industry in Mthatha and the greater O.R. Tambo District Municipality

Mthatha (Umtata), Eastern Cape, South Africa


19 500 000 ZAR

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Boutique Hotel
Bedrooms: 19
Bathrooms: 19
Showers: 19
Parking: 19
Yield: Not Disclosed

The Package

  • 19 x all ensuite bedrooms fully airconditioned with bar fridges, tv sets and decoders and extractor fans in bathrooms.
  • A fully airconditioned reception area with a stone countertop.
  • An equipped kitchen with a stainless steel extractor canopy.
  • A furnished 30 seater dining area with a stone top food service area with air-conditioning.
  • 3 x fully air-conditioned offices.
  • 1 x 40 seater conference hall with air-conditioning.
  • 1 x storeroom.
  • 1 x linen room with steel shelving.
  • 1 x extra room.
  • 2 fully airconditioned x rooms used as a bar and lounge with male & female toilets.
  • 1 x laundry room with Speed Queen industrial washing machine and dryer.
  • 1 x dry storeroom with shelving and a built-in walk-in fridge.
  • 1 x female and 1 x male toilets next to the reception area.
  • 1 x staff rest-room.
  • 1 x 2-month-old 80kva silent backup generator with an automatic change-over switch.
  • Intercom linked remote controlled gates.
  • Surveillance cameras covering the whole property.
  • 2 x 5000l backup water tanks with an automatic pump.
  • 20 x parking bays.
  • The entire yard is brick paved.
  • 2 metre brick boundary wall with metal spikes.
  • All bedrooms, offices, linen room, conference hall, bar & lounge are equipped with telephone lines linked to the switchboard.


  • Can be sold with or without equipment and furniture.
  • Office equipment, coffee machines and bar fridges do not form part of the sale.


Mthatha or Umtata, is the main city of the King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality in Eastern Cape province of South Africa and the capital of OR Tambo District Municipality. The city has an airport, previously known by the name K. D. Matanzima Airport after former leader Kaiser Matanzima. Mthatha derives its name from the nearby Mthatha River which was named after the Sneezewood (umtati) trees, famous for their wood and medicinal properties.

The settlement existed in the 1870s as a buffer zone, in response to reported tensions between Pondo and neighbouring Thembu groups, and in 1875 a magistrate's office was opened, the first magistrate appointed that year being a man named J F Boyes. The settlement developed during the next few years, becoming a military post for the British colonial forces in 1882. The town itself was founded in 1883, along the banks of the Mthatha River. Nearly a century later, the Mthatha Dam was constructed about eight kilometers upstream of the town.[6] Mthatha became the leading administrative center of the area, having both Anglican and Catholic cathedrals. The town became the headquarters of the Transkeian Territories General Council (known as the Bunga) and a building that served as a parliament was erected in 1903. This was followed by the construction of the town hall in 1908. A branch of the University of Fort Hare was established in the town, and after the independence of the Transkei in 1977 it became the University of Transkei. In 2005, University of Transkei with Border Technikon and Eastern Cape Technikon were merged to form the Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science. The campus was the base for the region's first community radio station, UCRFM, which started in 1996 and has become a significant community broadcaster.

On 1 August 1973, Mthatha High Court was opened.

In 1973, a summit meeting of the black homeland leaders was held at Umtata, when they decided to federate their own states after independence. In 1976, Transkei was granted independence as a bantustan, a nominally independent state not recognised outside of South Africa, and Mthatha served as the capital under the name "Umtata".[5] During the Transkei regime, an airport named the then leader of Transkei KD Matanzima was built. On 21 May 2012, the airport was formally handed over to Lindiwe Sisulu, then Minister of Defence, by Noxolo Kiviet, then Premier of the Eastern Cape. However, the South African National Defence Force revoked its control of the airport in 2013. The airport was renamed Mthatha Airport.

After the end of apartheid, some sections of the African business and professional community migrated to traditionally white areas of economic activity, and this has been widely posited as a cause of economic recession in the municipality, but a number of construction projects offer some hope for renewal.

Many of South Africa's black leaders – including Walter SisuluSabelo PhamaBantu Holomisa, and Nelson Mandela — come from this area, and the retired Mandela visited his home village of Qunu a few kilometres south of Mthatha.

Mthatha is a focal point of the Nelson Mandela Route which celebrates the life of late Nelson Mandela. There are three Nelson Mandela Museums: Spread across three sites, it collects, interprets and exhibits key aspects of the story of the life and times of Nelson Mandela in context. The three historical sites of the museum are all in the locality at Mvezo, Qunu, and the Bunga Building in Mthatha itself. In the Bunga Building is the story of the Long Walk to Freedom and an exhibition of the many gifts received by Nelson Mandela.

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About Us

Our staff are all passionate about guest satisfaction and we strive to create a home away from home for all our guests where they feel comfortable, yet surrounded by just a touch of style and elegance. We serve a small seasonal a la carte menu which changes every couple of weeks, to ensure only the freshest in-season produce is used.



English, Xhosa


City Centre, City Views


  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served - Set Menu offered, A la carte Menu offered

Leisure facilities:

  • Bar 
  • Gym


  • Family friendly
  • Laundry service

In all rooms:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • TV
  • Safe
  • WiFi 
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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283


Skype: cliff.jacobs

Web: https://www.exquisitehotelconsultants.com

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