Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Menlo Park (1.4 km from Die Wilgers)
Hazel Food Market aims to make the world a better place, one Saturday at a time.
Enjoy fabulous fresh produce, the best that Pretoria has to offer. You’ll find anything from fruit, veggies and meat, to yummy tarts and sweets. Freshly baked bread is always on offer, along with ready-to-eat meals. Grab a delicious cappuccino, and make sure to grab some flowers when you leave. There is plenty of benches available and a playground for the kids to entertain themselves.
Open every Saturday from 8:00 to 14:00 in Menlo Park.
Galleries and Museums
Silverton (2.8 km from Die Wilgers)
The famous Pioneer Museum in Silverton is a large farm displaying the typical lifestyle of the early settlers. Visitors can witness demonstrations on the techniques early settlers used to ground their wheat, create candles, bake bread and roast coffee, among many other things.
A Cape farmer, David Botha, was the first to settle on the farm in 1846. For many years it was used as a halfway station with coach-houses and stables for travelers. In 1961 it was donated to the municipality of Silverton and in 1975 it was named the Pioneer Museum.
Visitors can browse through the museum's shop, enjoy a picnic, or book out the hall, kitchen and lapas for a private function.
Garsfontein (4.8 km from Die Wilgers)
Tiger Tiger Pretoria is a the ideal night club venue for party animals and hip, upmarket clubbers.
Featuring unparalleled theme parties, unbelievable drink specials and competition giveaways, Tiger Tiger is always a popular destination. The club comes equipped with 4 stylish bars, a stellar dance floor and an amazing sound system.
Doors are open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
Menlo Park (4.9 km from Die Wilgers)
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 N4.Shoppers will find all the major chain stores under one roof including Hyperama, Woolworths, Truworths, Stuttafords, Foschini, Game and NuMetro.Ten features of this entertainment hotspot include an Imax Theatre, outdoor events arena, play park and the planet's first rooftop drive-in cinema, go-karts, 3D NuMetro Cinema, Festival Market, FLY Me helicopter rides, fufi-slides and quad bikes.
Silver Lakes Golf Estate (6.3 km from Die Wilgers)
If you’re an avid golfer visiting Pretoria, the Silver Lakes Golf Course challenges you to enjoy its championship layout. Designed by Peter Matkovich, it bears the trademark of his exclusive water design.
The Silver Lakes Golf Academy offers you a complete range of golf-related services, regardless of your proficiency level, at a facility comparable to the best in the world. Other sporting activities at your disposal include tennis and squash.
Silver Lakes Estate is justly proud of its indigenous vegetation and natural wetland. Game such as blesbuck, nyala, impala, duiker, kudu and zebra roam freely, inviting you to stroll along the demarcated nature trail. Or you could spend a leisurely hour or two atop the game-viewing platform.
Numerous cycling trails traverse the reserve. In addition, the estate is a bird-lover’s paradise, more than 160 different species having been spotted here. When you’re ready to succumb to relaxation, the Fairways Restaurant offers a wide selection of tasty dishes, and is only a stone’s throw away from the Lodge.
Moreleta Park (6.4 km from Die Wilgers)
The ultra-modern Netcare Pretoria East Hospital is a 358 bed facility offering patients the most technologically advanced medical and surgical services.The hospital is an internationally recognized Centre of Excellence in neuro-spinal, ortho-spinal and large joint replacement surgery.The expertise in this surgery has become recognized countrywide and many patients requiring hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement surgery are referred to Netcare Pretoria East Hospital. There is also an outstanding maternity unit with an atrium and skylights, allowing in natural light to enhance the peaceful atmosphere.
Galleries and Museums
Menlo Park (6.5 km from Die Wilgers)
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 performance arts. The conference facility has a capacity for 60 guests with great scope for intimate meetings, lectures and workshops.
Greenlyn Village Centre, Shop 21/Theatre, C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets, Menlo Park, Pretoria
+27 (0) 12) 460 6033 or 0861 MELODY/635 639
Galleries and Museums
Moreleta Park (6.5 km from Die Wilgers)
Friendship, good food, wine and brilliant entertainment – the Barnyard Theatre in Menlyn is where it all comes together.
The first Barnyard Theatre started as a homely, rustic farm theatre in Plettenberg Bay where friends and family could be entertained and eat, drink and talk into the small hours of the morning. It proved to be such a winner that more Barnyard Theatres started popping up all over the country.
There are currently 12 Barnyard Theatres in South Africa. While each theatre is a product of its individual setting, they all retain the quaint rustic charm of the original farm theatre’s humble beginning.
Faerie Glen (6.7 km from Die Wilgers)
Woodhill Country Club Golf Course is situated in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria and the layout consists of two very different halves - the front nine rising and circling the "hill", the back nine flatter and more thickly wooded.
Waterkloof (6.7 km from Die Wilgers)
A stunning course to behold, Woodhill Country Club is a Peter Matkovich design with natural and dynamic features to produce an exciting and challenging game of golf.
This full 18-hole course comes equipped with a well-stocked pro shop. You can rest assured your needs will be met attentively by the professional staff.
Faerie Glen (7 km from Die Wilgers)
Woodlands Boulevard is an upmarket shopping, dining and lifestyle destination in the vibrant and trendy Pretoria East.Designed for convenience, Woodlands Boulevard offers the best in restaurants, lifestyle, fashion, furniture, jewellery, health and beauty as well as a 7 cinema complex, Movies@Woodlands.
Hatfield (8.3 km from Die Wilgers)
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 reminiscent of a rustic Italian village and provides a refreshingly exotic experience.
Renowned for the popular Papa’s Real Food restaurant and the Deli on Duncan’s delectable array of delicacies, Duncan Yard also features an enticing selection of stores offering boutique clothing, jewellery, indoor and outdoor décor, and carpet and florist services. Both the beauty and hair salon are idyllically situated for complete relaxation and pampering.
Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday 09:00 – 15:00
Sunday 10:00 – 14:00
Public Holidays 10:00 – 14:00
+27 (0) 12 362 2224 / 4054
Brooklyn (8.9 km from Die Wilgers)
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, products, and speciality shops.
Fashionistas will find all the International brand shops, elite designer boutiques and luxury specialty stores. Foodies will find a dazzling array of culinary delights and more than 23 top notch restaurants and coffee bars.
Nine Ster-Kinekor cinemas and five Cinema Nouveau movie theatres provide the latest block-busters and acclaimed art films. Shoppers who are keen to get some sun and fresh air will enjoy a round of Adventure Golf in the lush gardens.
Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday 09:00 – 14:00
Public Holidays 09:00 – 17:00
Elardus Park (9.4 km from Die Wilgers)
Cafe Barcelona is a dynamic live music and entertainment venue offering restaurant and pub facilities. For over 10 years Cafe Barcelona has supported the music scene embracing famous names as well as unknown bands.
Some well-known perfomers include The Parlotones, Karen Zoid, Arno Carstens, Albert Frost, Valiant Swart, Fokofpolisiekar, 16 Stitch, Watershed, Louise Carver, Koos Kombuis, Jan Blohm, Jackhammer and many more.
Hatfield (9.8 km from Die Wilgers)
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 Pretoria Academic Hospital. The Hatfield campus has a beautiful setting and attractive historic buildings, making it one of the more striking universities in South Africa.Visitors usually make their way to the Ou Lettere building to view the amazing archaeological finds from Mapungubwe. Here you can see the gold rhinoceros, jewellery, figurines, pottery and other artefacts at least 700 years old.The Hatfield campus has contributed to the reputation of Hatfield as the most vibrant suburb of Pretoria with numerous trendy cafés, bars and restaurants.