Villa Paradiso (Hartbeespoort)
Overview of Villa Paradiso
Villa Paradiso is a beautiful country manor, located on the eastern outskirts of the Hartbeespoort Dam. Only 20 minutes from Pretoria's Church Square, Villa Paradiso is an easily accessible escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Villa Paradiso offers stunning views of the Magalies Mountains and the Hartbeespoort Dam. Owned by the well known Corne's Caterers, Villa Paradiso offers four star luxury to visitors.
Various amenities are available to guests:
- 60 bedrooms
- 7 conference venues
- 2 banqueting facilities
- A non-denominational chapel
- Breakfast Room
- Ala Carte Restaurant
- Sunday Lunch Buffet (a definite highlight)
Villa Paradiso provides the perfect venue for any type of event, from Corporate team building events to Weddings.
Review of Villa Paradiso
I have driven past Villa Paradiso plenty of times on my way to visit the family in Hartbeespoort, but never really had a good reason to stop by and enjoy this quaint venue. The opportunity did however present itself when our family decided to celebrate a birthday with the Sunday Lunch Buffet.
And what a stunning lunch it turned into! The staff are all extremely helpful and friendly, and I could not fault them on anything. Luckily we made a booking, because the restaurant got busy pretty quickly.
The buffet was a culinary joy. Four sections make up the full spread:
- A starters table, which included various cold meats, salads, finger snacks and soups
- The main buffet, which consisted out of delicious vegetables, chicken dishes, gorgeous roasted meats, and starches.
- The dessert table, my favorite part of the meal, was loaded with delicious creme caramels, jelly's, baked puddings, small cakes and custard.
- And then lastly, the cheese and coffee table. Apart from the usual coffees and tea, a nice collection of cheeses and savory biscuits.
And since it is a buffet, you can eat as much as you like.
Villa Paradiso is a 20 - 30 minute drive from Pretoria, and I it is worthwhile driving out to Hartbeespoort to visit Villa Paradiso for lunch. Just make sure that your jeans are not too tight, because after a meal like this, buttons becomes seriously overrated :)