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Things to do near Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds

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Elephants at Dinokeng Game Reserve

Dinokeng Game Reserve

Game Reserve in Dinokeng Game Reserve (46.3 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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) (1.2 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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 (3.5 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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...

Heartfelt Arena

Heartfelt Arena

Big Event Venues in Thaba Tshwane (4.5 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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...

Krugersdorp Game Reserve Game Reserve

Krugersdorp Game Reserve

Game Reserve in Krugersdorp Game Reserve (61.6 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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...

State Theatre

State Theatre

Galleries and Museums in Pretoria (Tshwane) (0.1 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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...

South African State Theatre

South African State Theatre

Galleries and Museums in Pretoria (Tshwane) (0.3 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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...

Melrose House Museum

Melrose House Museum

Galleries and Museums in Pretoria (Tshwane) (0.3 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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...

Ditsong National Museum of Natural History

Ditsong National Museum of Natural History

Galleries and Museums in Pretoria (Tshwane) (0.3 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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...

The Pierneef House Museum

The Pierneef House Museum

Galleries and Museums in Pretoria (Tshwane) (0.9 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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....

 National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

Animal Parks in Pretoria Central (1 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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...

Kruger House Museum

Kruger House Museum

Galleries and Museums in Pretoria (Tshwane) (1.6 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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...

National Cultural History Museum

National Cultural History Museum

Galleries and Museums in Pretoria (Tshwane) (2 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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...

Union Buildings

Union Buildings

Popular Attractions in Arcadia (2.3 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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...

UNISA Headquarters

UNISA Headquarters

Popular Attractions in Muckleneuk (2.4 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)

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...