Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in Dinokeng Game Reserve (46.3 km from Brooklyn)
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 (Tshwane) (6.1 km from Brooklyn)
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...
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Sunnyside (1.9 km from Brooklyn)
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...
Game Reserve in Krugersdorp Game Reserve (64 km from Brooklyn)
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...
Game Reserve in Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary (1.2 km from Brooklyn)
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...
Hatfield (1.3 km from Brooklyn)
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...
Hatfield (1.4 km from Brooklyn)
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...
Galleries and Museums
Menlo Park (2.3 km from Brooklyn)
The Brooklyn Theater in Pretoria is the city's first classical music and drama theatre. Offering state-of-the-art sound and lighting facilities, it also doubles as a conference centre and private events venue.
Under the management of Salon Music, the venue stages a number of shows that include theatre, music, dance and all other forms of...
Waterkloof (2.9 km from Brooklyn)
Opened in 1908 by Jan Smuts, the magnificent fairways and greens form a lush backdrop to the classical Edwardian styled architecture of the Pretoria Country Club. On its walls are the names of past members of the club which read like a who's who of Southern Africa. Despite its age the club is in pristine condition and more popular now than ever....
Galleries and Museums
Pretoria (Tshwane) (3.3 km from Brooklyn)
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...
Arcadia (3.8 km from Brooklyn)
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...
Muckleneuk (4.2 km from Brooklyn)
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...
Monument Park (4.5 km from Brooklyn)
Monument Park Shopping Centre offers an exclusive shopping environment with over 45 shops including Spar, Clicks, Ackermans, ABSA, First National Bank – and no less than 10 bars!
Menlo Park (4.8 km from Brooklyn)
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre offers over 300 stores, 37 restaurants and a wide variety of entertainment.All this in an upmarket area of Pretoria’s eastern suburbs makes it a popular shopping and entertainment spot for Tshwane dwellers.Conveniently situated, the centre is just a short distance from the N1 Highway and just five kilometres from the...
Game Reserve in Groenkloof Nature Reserve (4.8 km from Brooklyn)
Groenkloof Nature Reserve offers an amazing getaway for nature junkies, outdoorsy families and jaded urbanites. Along with teeming wildlife, there’s a wide choice of mountain biking trails, horse riding, 4x4 routes and hiking trails. And situated 5 km south of Pretoria, it’s just a hop and a skip away.Popular mountain biking events are held...