Top Attractions & Activities Pretoria & Tshwane

 

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The Voortrekker Monument

A national monument, devoted to South Africa’s Boer Voortrekkers, is built of Granite and boasts the largest marble freeze in the world. It remains Pretoria’s most popular travel & tourist destination. The site has horse rides, MTB trails, running trails and hosts four antique & collectibles fairs. All monument guides are fully trained specialists,

Guided Tours from R 250 per person


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Dinokeng JunXion Big 5 Safaris

The Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve offers exciting bush Safari activities only 44 km from Pretoria and 98 km from Sandton or OR Tambo Airport. We offer: Self Drive Route Safaris; Guided Game Drives & Walks; Hot Air Ballooning; half day guided GEO Heritage tours to Tswaing Meteorite Crater. All tours in the Dinokeng JunXion Big 5 has a conservation fee: R40 per adult; R25 per child under 12.

Balloon Safari: From R2490 per person      Guided Game Drives: R345 per person

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Sun Time Square

Time Square is Africa’s second-largest casino and entertainment destination, and brings exceptional culinary firsts and a deluxe business hotel, The Maslow Time Square.

Choose from 18 restaurants and bars for the best culinary experience. The 8500 seater Sun Arena boats with state of the art technology facilities and hosts the best international and local entertainment artists.


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Big Sky

Ballooning

A Sensational must do Safari Experience:

Choose from three unique flight experiences

Dinokeng JunXion Big 5 - The only Big 5 bushveld balloon flight in Gauteng 

Cullinan Diamond Flight – Fly over the world-famous Cullinan Mine 

Tswaing Meteorite Crater – Worlds only flight from a perfect “Magic Circle” crater 

From R 2450 per person

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DJX Geo Heritage

Crater Safari

The Tswaing Meteorite Crater, one of only four well preserved small craters worldwide and located in 2000 ha bushveld nature reserve, holds a host of stories about the earth and humans from 220,000 years ago to today.

Our Geo heritage tours offer expert Geo guide walks into the “Magic Circle” and tells stories of this amazing place.

From R 650 per person


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Fundani Diamond

Mine Tours

The Cullinan diamond mine produced the world’s most famous diamonds now set in the “Crown Jewels” of the Queen of England. Peterson and his team offer an intriguing and informative ground tour and underground tour to see the historic working mine that I still producing the world most famous “Blue Diamond’s.

Tours from R550 per person

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South African Mint

The South African Mint is one of the world’s leading mints renowned for minting such as the world’s first bullion coin the Krugerrand. These coins are treasured by coin collectors around the world. Guests are welcome to visit the retail outlet and museum where they can experience a complete museum display of South African coins, historic working machinery, works of art, antique furniture with a trained guide.

Tours are free and you can buy special mint coins from a fantastic range of Minted Coins

info@samint.co.za or coinworld@samint.co.za 



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Rovos Rail

Experience the opulent elegance of rail travel on the most luxurious train in the world on one of Rovos Rail’s exceptional safaris through the heart of Africa. Rovos Rail will delight the most discerning traveller.

Phone 012 315 8242 www.rovos.com 



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Zebra Country Lodge Activities

On guided open-vehicles, enjoy viewing various species of wildlife and game in the private reserve or choose to do a bush walk or birding safari instead. Why not a horse ride, the perfect way to experience nature and fun outdoors.

The Ndebele Cultural Village provides an authentic cultural experience. Expect highly colourful, intricately painted homesteads, stately forms of dress, art and varied beadwork.

Phone: 012 443 6700



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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Rietvlei Nature Reserve is one of the largest proclaimed Nature reserves within the City of Tshwane. It is the home to about 1500 to 2000 head of game. The Reserve also features four of the Big Five 5 mammals – Rhino, Leopard, Lion and Buffalo. The Cheetah is also a magnificent sighting in Rietvlei.

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Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Groenkloof Nature Reserve is located near the famous Fountains Valley. The reserve it is home to ithe Impala, kudu, blue wildebeest, ostrich, giraffe and red hartebeest. The reserve also hosts a large variety of bird life

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National Zoological Gardens

“It’s a place that good for the soul. It’s a place where you can put your feet up and relax. And it’s a place where children can have fun and learn about our valuable wildlife.

www.nzg.ac.za/ Phone: 012 339 2700









Freedom Park

 

At Freedom Park, our history - the tragedy, sorrow and loss but also the extraordinary triumph of the human spirit – is depicted in a physical space. Freedom Park has indeed emerged as a place that captures the heart and soul of South Africa and one of the nation’s foremost heritage tourism attractions.









South African Car Hire 


SA Car Hire is also the leading provider of budget passenger and 4x4 vehicles and in the Pretoria, Gauteng area. Located thirty minutes from the O.R. Tambo International Airport and close to various Gautrain

email: info@sacarhireonline.co.za

Phone 012 343 5228

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Petra Diamonds Cullinan

Cullinan is the world’s most celebrated diamond mine. The mine earned its place in history with the discovery of the Cullinan diamond in 1905, the largest rough gem diamond ever found at 3,106 carats. It was cut to form the Star of Africa and the Second Star of Africa, the two largest cut diamonds in the British Crown Jewels.



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Oak Avenue Boulevard – Cullinan

Oak Avenue Boulevard runs right down the middle of the quaint historic and famous diamond mining town of Cullinan. Oak Avenue Boulevard offers you a fantastic mix of restaurants, mine tours, tea gardens and diamond jewellery manufacture boutiques. Fundani Tours, in Oak Avenue, offers surface and underground Diamond mine tours where the biggest ever Cullinan Diamond and most of the largest high quality blue diamonds have been found.

Tel: +27(0)814031279. Mobile: +27(0)822656231 www.fundanitours.co.za


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Arlington Brewery & Cidery

Arlington’s Craft Brewery and restaurant is located in Dinokeng big 5 game reserve, just 60km north of Pretoria. A Concept created to infuse a unique wilderness safari memory, by combining it with an unforgettable craft beer experience, in the stunning setting in the Dinokeng big 5 game reserve. You can order great food while enjoying your craft beer and ciders from our local brewer Emile.

Phone: +2782 414 7593 email: emile@arlingtonbeer.co.za www.arlingtonbeer.co.za


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Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

Located in the upper and calm suburbs of Menlyn, Eastern Pretoria at Menlyn Park you can find just about anything you need in terms of conviviality, exclusive fashion items, or just some quality time for you and your family at one of its restaurants or entertainment attractions


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Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum

Visitors will find a historic farmyard (1880-1900) with indigenous domesticated farm animals like Nguni and Afrikaner cattle’s, Colebrook pigs, Painted Persian Shreed and indigenous chickens

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Sammy Marks Museum

Sammy Marks offers guided tours through the Museum mansion, visitors will experience the story of Sammy Marks and his family and their experience through the South African war and Marks achievements as a businessman.

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National Museum of Natural History

The custodian and documentation centre of South Africa’s natural heritage. The museum’s collection and exhibitions include Homominal Fossil from the cradle of

Humankind World Heritage site associated Fauna including Mrs Ples Skelton skins and moulded specimens of amphibians, fish, invertebrates and mammals.

www.ditsong.org.za/en/?venue=national-museum-of-natural-history Phone: 012 322 7632

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Pioneer Museum

While enjoying a cup of coffee and homemade bread. Visitors can experience a way of life that has irrevocably passed. The stories of the Pioneer Museum and 1848 house and the people who lived on the farm Hartebeesport are enacted against the background of the pioneer years in South Africa.

Well-trained guides in period clothing present adult programmes and curriculum –based educational programmes. Visitors can make use of the picnic and braai facilities.

www.ditsong.org.za/en/gallery/pioneer-museum Phone: 012 323 9758

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Tswaing Meteorite Crater

Some 220 000 years ago a blazing meteorite the size of half a football field slammed into the earth crust. The impact formed a huge crater of 1.4 Km diameter and 200m deep. This crater is one of the best preserved meteorite impact craters in the world.

Major attraction, besides the crater is an extensive wetland system, the large variety of plant species of the Sourish-mixed Bushveld and 240 species of birds.

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Kruger House Museum

The Museum consist of the original house in which S.J.P Kruger President of the old Zuid –Afrikaans Republic ( ZAR) and his family lived during the last year of the 19th century as well as two display halls and President Kruger’s State Railway Coach.

krugerm@ditsong.org.za

Menlyn Maine

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Menlyn Maine is a vibrant green city precinct and the new happening destination in Pretoria.

At the heart of Menlyn Maine lies the boutique mall, Central Square, offering a relaxed shopping and dining experience. Situated alongside the N1 at the Attebury Road off ramp.

Exceptional architecture, natural light and landscaping bring delight to visitors of all ages and the superb mix of eateries offers a range of international and local cuisines.