Things to Do in Arcadia

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Union Buildings

Union Buildings

Popular Attractions in Arcadia (1 km from Arcadia)

Pretoria has a complex and fascinating past. Initially the capital of the independent Boer republic of the Transvaal, it moved on to became one of the three capitals of South Africa and an international symbol of Apartheid.Then the turnabout came in 1994 with the jubilant inauguration of former President Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first...

Things to do near Arcadia

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

Elephants at Dinokeng Game Reserve

Dinokeng Game Reserve

Game Reserve in Dinokeng Game Reserve (45.3 km from Arcadia)

Dinokeng Game Reserve is home to free roaming Big 5, and at less than an hour’s drive, it’s just a hop and a skip away from Joburg and Pretoria. To experience the wild elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard up close, you will need to book a stay at one of the lodges.The sweeping grasslands are also the stomping grounds for a variety of...

Pretoria Zoo

Pretoria Zoo

Animal Parks in Pretoria (Tshwane) (3.4 km from Arcadia)

One of the top ten zoos in the world, The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa offers animal lovers a staggering 9 500 animals to view. Situated on 85 hectares in the heart of ‘Jacaranda City’, it’s the largest zoo in the country and is home to mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians alike. The spacious grounds house some rare species...

Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Sunnyside (0.9 km from Arcadia)

One of South Africa’s top stadiums with a seating capacity for 50 000 people, Loftus Versfeld Stadium is situated in South Africa’s capital Pretoria (Tshwane). It was one of the 2010 FIFA World Cup venues, hosting five first-round matches and one second-round match. Home turf of the Premier Soccer League dynamos Mamelodi Sundowns, the Blue Bulls...

Krugersdorp Game Reserve Game Reserve

Krugersdorp Game Reserve

Game Reserve in Krugersdorp Game Reserve (63.5 km from Arcadia)

Krugersdorp Game Reserve is home to four of the Big 5 as well as hippo, giraffe, numerous antelope and prolific birdlife. Most visitors come here to check out the lions in their enclosure. There’s also a large bird aviary. The habitat is mostly grassveld with small dams and reed beds. Keen birders will be reaching for their binoculars to spot...

National Cultural History Museum

National Cultural History Museum

Galleries and Museums in Pretoria (Tshwane) (1 km from Arcadia)

The National Cultural History Museum houses a large collection of historical documents and archaeological objects dating back to the Stone Age. There is a San art exhibition with paintings and engravings bearing clues about the belief system of the original inhabitants of South Africa. The Hananwa exhibit showcases the Iron Age culture of the...

University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria

Popular Attractions in Hatfield (1.4 km from Arcadia)

The University of Pretoria, fondly called ‘Tucs’ by students, is ranked as the leading research university in South Africa. Also one of the top three universities in the country, it draws a large number of new students every year, with 39 000 students enrolling in 2010.The university has six campuses and numerous operational sites such as the...

South African State Theatre

South African State Theatre

Galleries and Museums in Pretoria (Tshwane) (2.5 km from Arcadia)

Situated in the heart of Pretoria, the South African State Theatre is much more than just a complex of theatres hosting world-class shows ranging from Opera, Ballet, Musical, Drama, Cabaret and Children's Theatre. Functioning as a receiving house this unusual, stylish, centrally situated venue can accommodate almost any performance, function or...

Duncan Yard

Duncan Yard

Shopping Malls in Hatfield (2.6 km from Arcadia)

Situated in the heart of Pretoria is Duncan Yard, a distinctive boutique lifestyle centre and must-do lunch spot. Here visitors amble through quaint stores and eateries along cobbled stone walkways and castle turrets. The alfresco centre provides a unique shopping experience with over 15 restaurants and shops. Its picturesque location is...

Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary Game Reserve

Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

Game Reserve in Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary (2.7 km from Arcadia)

The Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary lies in the heart of Pretoria and is a popular weekend picnic spot for families. Named after the renowned ornithologist, J Austin Roberts, the sanctuary is situated within the Walkerspruit System where two streams flow into wetland basins, attracting numerous species of water birds. The Blue Crane Restaurant is...

Legends Nightclub

Legends Nightclub

Bars Nightclubs in Pretoria (Tshwane) (2.8 km from Arcadia)

Legends is Pretoria’s hottest gay nightclub. Not only does Legends boast the latest music on its large dancefloor and smaller second funky floor - complete with AV screens and projectors - but it also offers all the comforts and style of cutting-edge contemporary clubbing. And the finest in DJ talent ensures that you experience only...

Melrose House Museum

Melrose House Museum

Galleries and Museums in Pretoria (Tshwane) (2.9 km from Arcadia)

Melrose House was built in 1886 and used as the headquarters for the British military during the Anglo Boer War. The Peace Treaty of Vereeniging ending the war was signed at Melrose House in 1902. The house is furnished in a typical Victorian style with lavish carpeting, stained glass windows, and decorative ceiling panels. Visitors can enjoy a...

State Theatre

State Theatre

Galleries and Museums in Pretoria (Tshwane) (2.9 km from Arcadia)

Situated in the heart of Pretoria, The South African State Theatre offers a variety of exciting venues for performances. Attend world-class shows ranging from Opera, Ballet, Musical, Drama, Cabaret and Children's Theatre. The Theatre has been host to blockbuster shows like Cats, Sarafina!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music to name but...

UNISA Headquarters

UNISA Headquarters

Popular Attractions in Muckleneuk (3 km from Arcadia)

The University of South Africa, or UNISA as it is commonly known, is a distance education university with the main campus and headquarters in Pretoria. You cannot miss the gigantic, mind-blowingly ugly buildings.With over 200 000 students enrolled, it is highly regarded and is one of the largest universities on the planet.Founded in 1873, UNISA...

Ditsong National Museum of Natural History

Ditsong National Museum of Natural History

Galleries and Museums in Pretoria (Tshwane) (3.2 km from Arcadia)

Formerly known as the Transvaal Museum, the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History was founded on 1 December 1892 and houses Mrs Ples - the nickname attributed to a fossil skull believed to represent a distant relative of all humankind he is a natural history museum situated in Pretoria, South Africa. Features: Genesis I: Hall of Life...

Brooklyn Mall

Brooklyn Mall

Shopping Malls in Brooklyn (3.2 km from Arcadia)

Brooklyn Mall is situated in the heart of the diplomatic area of Pretoria's affluent eastern suburbs. This dynamic centre provides an elegant shopping venue with more than 170 retail stores. Pleasing to the eye and spacious, shoppers are assured of a relaxed shopping experience as well as a tempting assortment of restaurants, entertainment,...