Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in Dinokeng Game Reserve (34.4 km from Doornpoort)
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) (11.3 km from Doornpoort)
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...
Roodeplaat (12.9 km from Doornpoort)
The dam was originally named Pienaars Rivier Dam and meant for the water supply to the immediate land owners. It still supplies water but visitors are able to row and fish on the dam. Bass, carp, kurper and barbel can be caught.
Kameeldrift East (7.2 km from Doornpoort)
Bushman's Rock Spa is the most relaxing spa in this area of Pretoria, located on the banks of the Moreletta river, in the heart of the bush.
Enjoy a authentic African calabash massage in the beautiful rooms over looking the river or have a relaxing pedicure outside next to the river while sipping on a refreshing cocktail.
Game Reserve in Wonderboom Nature Reserve (7.6 km from Doornpoort)
Wonderboom Nature Reserve is situated in the north of Pretoria, around the Magaliesberg Mountains. Its major attraction is the massive fig tree, known as the 'Miracle Tree', or Wonderboom, which is said to be over 1 000 years old. What makes the tree so special is the 13 individual trunks which rooted themselves when the parent tree's branches...
Arcadia (10.6 km from Doornpoort)
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...
Hatfield (11.2 km from Doornpoort)
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...
Pretoria Central (11.5 km from Doornpoort)
The largest zoo in South Africa, the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa also is proudly associated with the National Research Foundation.
In addition to the zoo, there is an aquarium and reptile park. Children and organised groups are most welcome. Special tours can also be arranged. The cafeteria and restaurant has a wide range of food...
Galleries and Museums
Pretoria (Tshwane) (11.6 km from Doornpoort)
The Pierneef Museum is a restored 19th Century house dedicated to the famous landscape painter Jacob Hendrik Pierneef. Pierneef was born in Pretoria in 1886 to a Dutch builder and returned to Holland during the Boer War.
He studied at the Rotterdamse Kusakademie in Holland and became one of South Africa's most prominent artists upon his return....
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Sunnyside (11.6 km from Doornpoort)
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 Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve (11.7 km from Doornpoort)
The Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve caters for birding and wildlife enthusiasts. Over 250 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve. Two bird hides are situated on the banks of the Roodeplaat Dam and the reserve vegetation is a mix of open savannah veld and dense savannah woodland.The reserve has a veriety of interesting game species...
Galleries and Museums
Pretoria (Tshwane) (11.8 km from Doornpoort)
The Kruger House was built in 1884 for Paul Kruger, president of the Transvaal region between 1883 and 1900. The house has been restored to capture the atmosphere of what it was like to live in luxury during that era.
The house was one of the first homes in Pretoria to have electricity, and has been graced with the presence of many famous...
Galleries and Museums
Pretoria (Tshwane) (11.9 km from Doornpoort)
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...
Hatfield (11.9 km from Doornpoort)
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...