If style, luxury and service excellence top your agenda for business travel or leisure, this Hotel offers a tranquil green oasis amid the rush of city life: for sale


If style, luxury and service excellence top your agenda for business travel or leisure, this Hotel offers a tranquil green oasis amid the rush of city life

Lyttelton, Centurion, Pretoria East, Gauteng, South Africa

Very Negotiable

30 000 000 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: Hotel
Bedrooms: 48
Bathrooms: 48
Showers: 48
Parking: 87
Yield: Not Disclosed
TGCSA Rating: 4 Star


Lyttelton 

Lyttelton is a suburb of Centurion in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

Centurion

Centurion (previously known as Verwoerdburg and before that Lyttelton) is an area with 236,580 inhabitants (2011 census) in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, between Pretoria and Midrand. Formerly an independent municipality, with its own town council, it has been part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality since 2000. Its heart is at the intersection of the N1 and N14 freeways. The R21 freeway also passes through the eastern part of Centurion.

The Waterkloof Air Force Base, as well as the Swartkop Air Force Base (which includes the South African Air Force Museum), are in Centurion.

History

Prehistoric

Fossils discovered at the Sterkfontein Caves show that hominids lived in the vicinity of Centurion between 2 and 3 million years ago. The Sterkfontein Caves, a World Heritage Site, is less than 50 km from Centurion, near Mogale City and Krugersdorp.

However, the earliest evidence of modern human habitation in the Centurion area does not go this far back. It dates back to 1200 AD when black African communities settled in this area. They cultivated lands, grazed their cattle, made earthenware containers and melted iron.

19th century

In 1841 the Erasmus family arrived and settled in the area. Daniel Jacobus Erasmus settled on the farm Zwartkop, Daniel Elardus Erasmus on the farm Doornkloof and Rasmus Elardus Erasmus developed the farm Brakfontein. Several of the suburbs like ErasmiaElardus ParkZwartkop and Doornkloof were named after these 19th-century owners of the land and their properties.

In 1849 Rev Andrew Murray visited the farm Doornkloof and christened 129 babies, heard the profession of faith of 29 new members of the Reformed Church and the next day, 29 December 1849, celebrated communion.

In 1889 Alois Hugo Nelmapius bought the northern and north-eastern portions of the farm Doornkloof and named it after his daughter Irene (who died in 1961).

First Anglo-Boer War

As part of the First Boer War, the battle for Rooihuiskraal (Afrikaans for "Red House Kraal") took place in 1881 here. A Boer commando under the leadership of D.J. Erasmus Jr defeated Colonel Gildea, or "The Blasted Colonel" as they called him, the British Officer Commanding of the Pretoria Garrison. After the cornered British garrison tried to escape to Natal to join General George Pomeroy Colley, the Boers entrenched themselves behind a stone wall surrounding the animal stockade, and wounded the colonel in the backside, who was standing upright in his stirrups.

Second Anglo-Boer War

During the Second Boer War the Irene Concentration Camp was established in 1901 on the farm Doornkloof, as part of the British scorched earth policy, where Boer women and children were housed under extremely poor conditions. At its peak the camp had 5,500 inhabitants, mostly women and children. Between February 1901 and the end of the war in 1902, 1,249 lost their lives here, about 1,000 of them children. The Irene Camp Cemetery is well preserved and contains 576 of the original slate tombstones that were carved by hand in the camp.

20th century

The town of Irene was established in 1902 when 337 plots were laid out on the farm Doornkloof. Jan Smuts later owned this farm, and died there in 1950. The original Smuts House is a museum today.

Centurion developed from the initial Lyttelton Township that was marked out on the farm Droogegrond in 1904. Lyttelton Manor Extension 1 was established in 1942. These two townships initially resorted under the Peri Urban Board in Pretoria.

Centurion was granted City Council status in 1962 as Lyttelton. It was formed by combining the areas of Doornkloof, Irene and Lyttelton.

Name changes and post-apartheid reorganisation

Lyttelton was renamed Verwoerdburg in 1967, after Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, the former prime minister of South Africa who was assassinated the previous year. The surrounding areas, as they grew, came under the same name and Lyttelton became known as one of the suburbs of Verwoerdburg. Others included ClubviewEldoraigneKloofsigWierdaparkZwartkop and their extensions.

The name Centurion was chosen by residents in 1995 (without the option to retain the existing name), soon after the end of apartheid, to match the name of the Centurion Park (now called SuperSport Parkcricket stadium which is in the area. Following the end of apartheid, the Indian township of Laudium and surrounding suburbs including Erasmia and Claudius, which were formerly a part of Pretoria, were made part of Centurion. A black township, called Olievenhoutbosch, was established in Centurion at around the same time.

In 2000, the Centurion local government became part of the newly created City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, which also includes Pretoria, and the town ceased to have its own Town Council.

Climate

Centurion is on the Highveld like Johannesburg and Pretoria and has a similar climate, with dry, sunny winters (max. daytime temperature around 20 °C dropping to an average minimum of 5 °C), and warm to hot summers (October – April) tempered by late-afternoon showers often accompanied by spectacular thunder and lightning. Hailstorms are not uncommon, but a serious hailstorm has not happened for many years. Summer temperatures range from the mid-20s to the mid-30s (°Celsius). Centurion's weather tends to follow the slightly warmer Pretoria, when compared to that of Johannesburg.

The Hennops River flows through the heart of Centurion, and causes occasional flooding when heavy rainfall has occurred.

Military

AFB Waterkloof and AFB Swartkop are in Centurion. Other military support services, like the former Military Medical Institute (now the Institute for Aviation Medicine), and the former Base Workshops and Vehicle Reserve Park (4VRP) were based in Centurion. It appears that 101 Air Supply Unit SAOSC is in Lyttelton, Gauteng.

There is also a South African Army installation in the area. Technical Base Complex Centurion is home to the 2 Parachute Battalion (a reserve force unit), 44 Parachute Engineers, 1 Military Printing Regiment, 4 Survey and Map Regiment, and the Army Engineer Formation. It also houses the Technical Service Training Centre, and units from the SAMHS and the SAAF. The base's TEK appellation may be derived from "Tegnies Basis Werkswinkel". It has a housing complex for active members. In addition, separately, the reserve force 3 Parachute Battalion is also headquartered in the town.

Economy

Rapid growth

Centurion has come a long way from being a large town south of Pretoria, with smallholdings and large open spaces. Having experienced growth since 1994, like the rest of urban South Africa, many businesses have relocated there, and property development is boosting the ever-expanding city limits. This development has meant there is now little break between the outskirts of Pretoria to the north, and Midrand and Johannesburg to the south. The Gauteng Provincial Government predicted that, according to growth trends, much of the Gauteng province would be a megalopolis by 2015.

Centurion Aerospace Village

The Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV) was formally established in 2006 to create an aerospace supplier park where anchor firms are at the centre of the aerospace cluster and are supported by small and medium-sized producers. The supplier park is modelled on the local automotive industry and mirrors similar international parks, such as Silicon Valley, California, and Toulouse, France.

The CAV is in Pierre van Ryneveld Park, Tshwane, on state-owned land, adjacent to Aerosud Holdings, and along the eastern boundary of the Waterkloof Air Force Base. Aerosud was selected by the South African Department of Trade and Industry to be the industry driver and catalyst for this development.

The CAV development was made possible with the financial support of the European Union and the South African government, through the Sector-Wide Support Enterprise, Employment and Equity Programme (SWEEEP).

Infrastructure

Today Centurion features modern shopping malls (Centurion Mall, Mall@Reds, Forest Hill City Mall), several entertainment spots, a theatre, golf courses and a driving range. Several hotels including Irene Country Lodge as well as a plethora of smaller guest houses. The Unitas hospital is the largest private hospital on the African continent (including a helipad) and is part of the Netcare group. Technology companies like AerosudAccentureDenel DynamicsSiemensSAAB Grintek TechnologiesTelkom and others such as GMC Aircon are in Centurion. The Gautrain has a station in Centurion.

Centurion Mall

Established in 1983 as Verwoerdburgstad ("Verwoerdburg City"), the Centurion Mall was constructed around the Centurion Lake (on the Hennops River) and was the only shopping centre with the standard big-name retailers of that time in Centurion until the 21st century. In 2003, the mall underwent its first major revamp which was estimated at around 250 million ZAR. 29,760 m2 of retail space was added to the mall bringing the mall's total size to 105,000 m2, making it the second largest shopping centre in the Tshwane metropolitan area.

The mall was also known for its man-made colour water fountain amenity, which was in the centre of the lake, on the north side of the mall (known as the 'bay' area). This water feature has been used as a 'logo' for the former Centurion town council, seen at many of the entrances of the previous municipality.





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THIS HOTEL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AND IS BEING SOLD PURELY ON ITS PROPERTY AND MOVEABLE ITEMS ASSETS.

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This beautifully decorated four-star hotel also offers conference facilities for groups of up to 100 delegates.

Hotel Accommodation

Standard room with one queen bed. En-suite bathroom with bath and shower. TV with selected DSTV channels, air-conditioner, tea / coffee making station and safe.

Standard room with one queen bed. En-suite bathroom with bath and shower. TV with selected DSTV channels, air-conditioner, tea / coffee making station and safe.

Standard room with one queen bed and one single bed. En-suite bathroom with bath and shower. TV with selected DSTV channels, air-conditioner, tea / coffee making station and safe.

Family room with one queen bed and two single beds. En-suite bathroom with bath and shower. TV with selected DSTV channels, air-conditioner, tea / coffee making station and safe.

Single room with 3/4 bed. En-suite bathroom with shower only. TV with selected DSTV channels, air-conditioner, tea / coffee making station and safe.

Twin room with two single beds. En-suite bathroom with bath and shower. TV with selected DSTV channels, air-conditioner, tea / coffee making station and safe.

Semi-self-catering room with one queen bed. En-suite bathroom with shower only. TV with selected DSTV channels, air-conditioner, tea / coffee making station and safe.

Executive suite with one queen bed. En-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Seperate Lounge, TV with selected DSTV channels, air-conditioner, tea / coffee making station and safe.

Presidential suite with one king bed. En-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Seperate Lounge, TV with selected DSTV channels, air-conditioner, tea / coffee making station and safe.

Facilities, Activities and Things To Do

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Conferencing
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet & Business Facilities
  • Lush Garden
  • Restaurant (Buffet & A la Carte)
  • Shuttle Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Weddings / Functions Venue

Your Conference, Your Way

Centurion Hotel is ideally located for the business traveller and conference delegate. This beautifully decorated four-star hotel offers conference facilities for groups of up to 100 delegates. Beautifully decorated en-suite rooms with business connections and luxury furnishing are sure to provide delegates with the ideal setting in which to relax after a long day of hard work.

Facilities and Equipment

  • Flipchart
  • Whiteboard & Markers
  • Data Projector
  • Fitted Wall Screen (4sqm)
  • Electrical Plug Sockets
  • PA System (for hire)
  • Laptop (for hire)
  • Décor For Themed Evenings (for hire)
  • Team Building Facilitation (for hire)
  • DJ (for hire)
  • Transfers
  • Gautrain Station (2,3km from hotel)
  • Internet Access
  • Printing
  • Copying
  • E-mail
  • Wi-Fi available

Seating Arrangement and Capacity

Centurion Hotel is ideally located for the business traveller and conference delegate. This beautifully decorated four-star hotel offers conference facilities for groups of up to 100 delegates. Beautifully decorated en-suite rooms with business connections and luxury furnishing are sure to provide delegates with the ideal setting in which to relax after a long day of hard work.

Boardroom

  • Arrangement - Boardroom (Capacity: 10)

Centaurii Room

  • Arrangement - Banquet (Capacity: 100)
  • Arrangement - Cinema (Capacity: 150)
  • Arrangement - Classroom (Capacity: 90)
  • Arrangement - Double U-Shape (Capacity: 80)
  • Arrangement - U-Shape (Capacity: 50)

Deck Room

  • Arrangement - Cinema (Capacity: 15)
  • Arrangement - Classroom (Capacity: 12)
  • Arrangement - U-Shape (Capacity: 10)

Sikara Room

  • Arrangement - Banquet (Capacity: 30)
  • Arrangement - Cinema (Capacity: 50)
  • Arrangement - Classroom (Capacity: 32)
  • Arrangement - Double U-Shape (Capacity: 32)
  • Arrangement - U-Shape (Capacity: 24)
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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

Emailcliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com

Skype: cliff.jacobs

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