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A quiet safe place close to everything. - If a property comes on the market in Colbyn, it usually doesn't stay there. It is sold within a week or two. My family moved to the suburb in 1948 - to one of the most beautiful Jacaranda lined streets in the city, Amos Street. We moved away in 1978, but when I relocated in Pretoria in 2005, there was no choice. And it was not strange to find many of the families we left behind in 78. People living in Colbyn hold on to their properties. Currently at least 7 embassies call Colbyn their home, the suburb borders on the president's estate in the west and on the University of Pretoria's experimental farm in the east. It is about 5 minutes from the Hatfield Gautrain Station and the Urological Hospital. It has two coffee shops and two quaint antique shops as well as a pharmacy and a Danish ice cream shop! It also has a golf practice range and a bowls club. Colbyn is serviced by the Tshwane Municipal Bus Service, running directly into town. The western part of Colbyn is a walled suburb and with all the embassies and the persident's estate, it is a well-policed suburb. The University of Pretoria and the Steve Biko Academic Hospital is about 10 minutes away and Brooklyn Shopping Centre about 15 minutes. The Union Buildings is also about 15 minutes' drive and Loftus Versveld stadium about 10 minutes. The new head quarters for International Relations in Soutpansberg Road is about 10 miunutes' drive. Around the corner is Queen's Corner shopping centre with a Spar, various take away outlets, a Spur, two garages, a cafe, autotellers, etc. Accross the street there's a Shoprite, hardware store, beauty salon, etc. If you visit Pretoria/Tshwane, Colbyn is an excellent choice for accommodation.

Peet Bothma
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  • Loftus Versfeld Stadium Loftus Versfeld Stadium

    Sport Stadium or Club
    2.7km from Colbyn

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  • Duncan Yard Duncan Yard

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    1.4km from Colbyn

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  • University of Pretoria University of Pretoria

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    2.6km from Colbyn

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  • Union Buildings Union Buildings

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    3.4km from Colbyn

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  • Brooklyn Mall Brooklyn Mall

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    3.6km from Colbyn

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  • Brooklyn Theatre Brooklyn Theatre

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    3.7km from Colbyn

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  • National Cultural History Museum National Cultural History Museum

    Theatre, Gallery or Museum
    3.9km from Colbyn

    The National Cultural History Museum houses a large collection of historical documents and...
  • Pretoria Country Club Pretoria Country Club

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    4.9km from Colbyn

    Opened in 1908 by Jan Smuts, the magnificent fairways and greens form a lush backdrop to the classical...
  • South African State Theatre South African State Theatre

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    5.4km from Colbyn

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    5.7km from Colbyn

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  • UNISA Headquarters UNISA Headquarters

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    5.7km from Colbyn

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Colbyn Restaurants

  • Cafenio Cafenio

    Restaurant in

    Cafénio is a Mediterranean coffee shop that combines great food, good service and excellent coffee to...
  • Namaskar Restaurant Namaskar Restaurant

    Indian Restaurant in

    Traditional exotic flavours of North and South Indian cuisine reflect authentic fragrant tastes attained...
  • Dros Hatfield Dros Hatfield

    South African Restaurant in

    This proudly South African restaurant is a favourite among families and serves up hearty meals at...
  • Burning Arrow Spur Burning Arrow Spur

    South African Restaurant in

    There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and...
  • Catemba Portuguese Restaurant Catemba Portuguese Restaurant

    Portuguese Restaurant
    1.1km from Colbyn

    This authentic Portuguese restaurant brings home the flavours, charm and hospitality of the old school...
  • +27 Cafe +27 Cafe

    Light Meals Restaurant
    1.1km from Colbyn

    Light lunches in a designer setting is what you can expect from +27 Cafe. The menu consists mainly of...
  • Illinois Spur Illinois Spur

    South African Restaurant
    1.2km from Colbyn

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Accommodation near Colbyn

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R1,800
1 night, 2 adults

Liza's Cottage Guest House

Sleeps 16 Hatfield Guest House, Hatfield Bed and Breakfast in Hatfield
0.66km from Colbyn

Liza's Cottage Guest House is a 4 Star graded guest house situated in Hatfield in Pretoria, within e...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Faircity Grosvenor Gardens

Sleeps 84 Hatfield Hotel, Hatfield Self-catering in Hatfield
0.77km from Colbyn

This spacious accommodation is fully furnished and boasts a fully equipped kitchen. Excellent secur...

from R880
1 night, 2 adults

The Village in Hatfield

Sleeps 39 Hatfield Self-catering, Hatfield Bed and Breakfast in Hatfield
0.83km from Colbyn

Situated within walking distance from the University of Pretoria and High Performance Centre. Close ...

from R300
1 night, 2 adults

Pumbas Backpackers

Sleeps 19 Hatfield Backpacker in Hatfield
0.85km from Colbyn

Pumbas Backpackers is a comfortable hostel found in the leafy suburb of Hatfield, Pretoria. Located ...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Khayalethu Guest House

Sleeps 20 Hatfield Guest House, Hatfield Self-catering in Hatfield
0.89km from Colbyn

Khayalethu Guest House is situated in Hatfield, Pretoria. This family-run business is the ideal sto...

Khayalethu Backpackers

Sleeps 23 Hatfield Backpacker in Hatfield
0.90km from Colbyn

Khayalethu Backpackers in Hatfield, Pretoria offers safe, clean and affordable budget accommodation ...

from R780
1 night, 2 adults

Bed and Breakfast in Hatfield

Sleeps 17 Hatfield Self-catering, Hatfield Bed and Breakfast in Hatfield
0.91km from Colbyn

Bed and Breakfast in Hatfield offers a quiet retreat for a busy lifestyle. The property features th...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

La Maison Guesthouse

Sleeps 12 Hatfield Guest House, Hatfield Self-catering, Hatfield Bed and Breakfast in Hatfield
1.06km from Colbyn

This 1922 French Castle also called ‘The Hatfield Castle’ has a variety of rooms to cater for guests...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Nkosana Guest House

Sleeps 8 Hatfield Guest House, Hatfield Bed and Breakfast in Hatfield
1.15km from Colbyn

Nkosana Guest House offers elegantly designed rooms that are spacious and neat, with beds made up wi...

from R560
1 night, 2 adults


Sleeps 21 Queenswood Self-catering in Queenswood
1.20km from Colbyn

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