Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in Dinokeng Game Reserve (50.3 km from Monument Park)
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...
Elardus Park (4.5 km from Monument Park)
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,...
Big Event Venues
Thaba Tshwane (7.4 km from Monument Park)
One of the largest indoor venues in Pretoria, the Heartfelt Arena in Pretoria is host to a number of big live music concerts and exhibitions.
The Main Arena has hosted popular events such as the Metro FM Awards Show, Godly Revolution Music Concert, Baba Indaba Expo and advert productions for Coke and Nestlé. A range of facilities offer...
Four By Four Trails
Groenkloof Nature Reserve (2.7 km from Monument Park)
Groenkloof Nature Reserve 4x4 Trail is set in the nature reserve itself and leads through the Fountains Valley. The route is 14 km long and takes about 2 hours to complete – with a braai spot to top it off! This trail can be done all year round and has a grading of 2 to 3. This self-drive track requires a high clearance vehicle. This trail is...
Game Reserve in Groenkloof Nature Reserve (2.8 km from Monument Park)
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...
Brooklyn (3.2 km from Monument Park)
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,...
Waterkloof (3.3 km from Monument Park)
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....
Game Reserve in Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary (3.4 km from Monument Park)
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...
Galleries and Museums
Menlo Park (4.4 km from Monument Park)
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...
Hatfield (4.8 km from Monument Park)
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...
Muckleneuk (4.9 km from Monument Park)
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...
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Sunnyside (5.2 km from Monument Park)
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...
Menlo Park (5.4 km from Monument Park)
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...
Hatfield (5.4 km from Monument Park)
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...
Galleries and Museums
Pretoria (Tshwane) (5.8 km from Monument Park)
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...