Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Elardus Park (1.9 km from Rietvalleipark)
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.
Monument Park (4.7 km from Rietvalleipark)
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!
Galleries and Museums
Moreleta Park (6.2 km from Rietvalleipark)
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.
Moreleta Park (6.3 km from Rietvalleipark)
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.
Irene (6.4 km from Rietvalleipark)
Undulating golden grassy hills, vleis and a brilliant blue dam characterise the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. Situated 18 kilometres from the centre of Pretoria, the reserve is an idyllic home to 1 600 head of game – and you can spot them easily from your vehicle.Blesbuck, black wildebeest, red hartebeest, eland, Burchell's zebra, waterbuck, reedbuck, springbuck, mountain reedbuck, steenbuck and grey duiker all roam the open plains.Don’t forget to pack a picnic basket – the Marais Dam is a great place to take a break from driving. There’s a fabulous bird hide, shady spots where you can braai and ablutions. While you munch your boerewors roll you can watch the antics of the hippos and waterbirds. Twitchers are usually delighted by some new bird to tick off at Rietvlei Nature Reserve.And that’s not all – brown hyena, black-backed jackal, ant-bear, aardwolf, porcupine, springhare and bush pig can often be seen on guided night drives. These trips end at the popular Rietvlei Nature Reserve Lapa for a memorable braai under African stars.You can also have amazing encounters with white rhino, cheetah, leopard and buffalo on guided hiking trails and horse riding trails. Day and weekend trails are on offer. Booking is essential for all activities.
Garsfontein (6.6 km from Rietvalleipark)
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.
Faerie Glen (6.9 km from Rietvalleipark)
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.
Faerie Glen (7 km from Rietvalleipark)
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 (7 km from Rietvalleipark)
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.
Menlo Park (7 km from Rietvalleipark)
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.
Four By Four Trails
Pretoria (Tshwane) (7.2 km from Rietvalleipark)
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 so convenient being only 2 km from Pretoria. A guide book is provided when you visit the trail. Please call for further information.
Galleries and Museums
Menlo Park (7.9 km from Rietvalleipark)
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
Brooklyn (8 km from Rietvalleipark)
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
Centurion (9.8 km from Rietvalleipark)
The Irene Trading Post is more than just a shop – it's an experience! The store specializes in antiques, novelties, art, gifts and various pieces of locally made furniture. The owners only support small entrepreneurs, artists and crafters – offering visitors and the artists an opportunity to connect.
Their unusual tea garden aims to inspire and revitalize everyone’s own creative juices. Delicious cakes and light lunches, all home cooked, are on offer. In winter the wood burning stoves are fired up and soups and homemade bread is available. Kids are welcome – the bunnies love being fed.
Open 7 days a week from 09:00 – 17:00.
Menlo Park (9.9 km from Rietvalleipark)
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.