This beautiful establishment with its Cape Georgian style is one of the first guesthouses established in Pretoria. Oxnead still offers a comfortable and highly reccommended base for business and leisure traveller.
Situated in a quite, secure and privately patrolled cul de sac, in one of Pretoria's well established up market eastern suburbs.
> Easy access to all main arterial routes, N1, N4
> 40 Min drive from Johannesburg International
> Close to Menlyn (4km) and Woodlands (2km)
> Close to well known golf courses like Woodhill
(1km), Wingate (3km) and Silver Lakes (8km)
> Close to top class medical facilities like Pretoria
East Hospital (1km) Kloof Hospital (4km)
> 2 km from Moreleta NG Kerk, 3 km from Hatfield
Oxnead Guesthouse History
John Hawtayne grew up in Norfolk England where his family (then the Hauteyn family) had a farm
they called Oxnead. The name originated from the fact that the house was overlooking a meadow
and a river (they called a nead) and the oxen came to drink water at the 'nead'. Today Oxnead is a
small town in England well known for its Halfinger horse breeding.
As a young entrepreneur John had a vision of commemorating the family farm and started a
Guesthouse that he named after the farm. This was one of the first guesthouses in Pretoria and were
well know and very popular from the start with guests from parliament to visitors from all over the
world. Sadly John Hawtayne passed away in 2003 about 6 months after selling the Guesthouse to
Koos and Nelia Smit who are still the owners.