Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Menlo Park (1.9 km from Waterkloof 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 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.
Garsfontein (2.4 km from Waterkloof Park)
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.
Galleries and Museums
Menlo Park (2.5 km from Waterkloof 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 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
Monument Park (3.3 km from Waterkloof Park)
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!
Brooklyn (3.8 km from Waterkloof 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, 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 (3.8 km from Waterkloof 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, Watershed, Louise Carver, Koos Kombuis, Jan Blohm, Jackhammer and many more.
Hatfield (5 km from Waterkloof 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 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
Galleries and Museums
Moreleta Park (5.6 km from Waterkloof Park)
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.
Hatfield (5.6 km from Waterkloof 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 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.
Moreleta Park (5.6 km from Waterkloof Park)
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.
Menlo Park (5.7 km from Waterkloof Park)
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.
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Sunnyside (6 km from Waterkloof 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 Currie Cup rugby team and the Bulls Super 12 rugby squad, it was also one of the primary venues for the 1995 Rugby World Cup. In addition to being one of South Africa’s premier sporting venues, Loftus Versfeld is also a thriving venue for big concerts.
Tshwane, Pretoria, "Jacaranda City," ePitoli - this graceful city has enormous appeal, a fascinating history and is now a symbol of South Africa's true unity. It's an elegant, quiet city in complete contrast to its bustling neighbour, Johannesburg, which is just 50 kilomtres apart and less than an hour's drive away.
Four By Four Trails
Pretoria (Tshwane) (6.1 km from Waterkloof 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 so convenient being only 2 km from Pretoria. A guide book is provided when you visit the trail. Please call for further information.
Faerie Glen (6.5 km from Waterkloof Park)
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 (6.5 km from Waterkloof Park)
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.