Marija Manor is a luxury guest house situated in the leafy suburb of Wonderboom in Pretoria. The guest house is located close to the heart of Pretoria.
Marija Manor is conveniently located for easy access to the N1 freeway to Polokwane/Johannesburg.
Montana Hospital - 4 km
Eugene Marais Hospital - 7,5 km
Pretoria Eye Institute - 12 km
Pretoria Heart Hospital - 13 km
Little Company of Mary - 17 km
Pretoria Hospital of Urology - 16 km
Steve Biko Hospital-9 km
University of Pretoria - 17 km
Tshwane University of Technology - 15 km
Medunsa - 24 km
Onderstepoort Campus:Veterinary - 7 km
Wonderboom - 8 km
Waterkloof - 33 km
O.R Tambo International - 60 km
Kolonnade - 5 km
Wonderboom Junction - 3 km
Menlyn - 20 km
Wonderpark - 15 km
Must-see sights for guests exploring Pretoria are the Union Buildings, Freedom Park, Church Square and the Voortrekker Monument -- all form part of our rich heritage in Pretoria and South Africa. The Pretoria Zoo is world-renowned for its exciting variety and size.
Sports enthusiasts will enjoy visiting Loftus Versveld Stadium, one of the 2010 World Cup stadiums in South Africa, where Super 15 rugby is played as well.
The owners of Marija Manor :Pieter and Jolanda Postmus are residents for more then 28 years of this part ( "North of the Mountain")of Pretoria.
The subtropical climate, the evergreen gardens and the very friendly people motivated them to fulfill their dream of their own guest house.
The History of the Guest House
The name Marija was chosen because of the street the guest house is situated in: Marija Street.
In Slovenia (small country situated in the southern Central Europe) is an old village - Spodnja Idrija, a settlement on the right bank of the Idrijca river.
Traditional legend recounts the miraculuos apparition of the Virgin Mary near a rock above the Idrijca river, where later the first chapel was built.It is locally known as the:
" Church of Mary on the Rock" (Slovene:"Marija na Skalci" )
The first reference to the chapel can be traced back to the year 1156 when this chapel was first mentioned in the writings of Pope Celestin III
This parish church rises above the historic heart of the town. There it has an excellent position above the settlement and is as a dominant visual element above the whole valley,visible from near and far.
The church of "Marija na Skalci" is described as follow: "A peaceful secluded location,amidst trees and beautiful well-maintained gardens and surrounding mountains" . This is a perfect described picture for Marija Manor as well.
there is a place where the calmness of the nature,
as the sunlight,
gently penetrates into our bodies."