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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

We are the only city in the world, yes, in the entire world, that has a Big 5 game reserve within the city! Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Lion and Buffalo roam freely on the plains of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve just north of the city centre.

Just twenty minutes drive from the Pretoria city centre is the quaint little town of Cullinan where time seems to have stood still. The big hole at the Cullinan Diamond Mine is 4 times the size of the Kimberley 'Big Hole'. It was here that the largest gem diamond ever found in the world, the Cullinan Diamond (which now forms part of the British crown jewels) was discovered.


Pretoria is located in a summer rainfall area with hot days regularly followed by short and intense afternoon thunderstorms. The thunderstorms are often accompanied by lightning and occasionally result in hail. Summer temperatures range between 16°C at night to 30°C during the day. Winters are mild and dry with temperatures averaging between a minimum of 5°C and a maximum of 20°C.

How to get around

By car: Five highways join in the Gauteng region, making it accessible from all cities in the country. This would include the N1, N3, N4, N12 and N14 national highways.


By air: The closest international airport is OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The Albertina Sisulu Highway or R21 leads from there to Pretoria. Airport shuttles are available on the airport or can be pre-booked.


By bus: Major bus companies like Greyhound, Translux, Intercape Mainliner and the BazBus offer connections to all big cities in South Africa.


By train: A high-speed rail (Gautrain) links Pretoria to Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport as well as the east of Johannesburg.

Tourism Timesquare

Time Square Casino

In close proximity to Menlyn Maine Casino and Entertainment Centre as well as the Time Square Events Arena, Hatfield (the university Hub), The Innovation Hub and the CSIR, Casa Toscana is ideally located with easy access to all these rapidly developing commercial hubs.

Tourism Wonderpark Mall

Wonderpark Mall

The Centre is situated in the heart of Akasia, Pretoria North. Our anchor tenants include Virgin Active, Pick 'n Pay Hyper, Game, Woolworths, Truworths, Edgars, Dis-Chem, Clicks, Musica, Mr Price, Mr Price Home, Foschini, Markhams, American Swiss, Identity and Cape Union Mart.

Tourism Menlyn Mall

Menlyn Park Mall

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre is a shopping mall in Menlyn, Pretoria, South Africa, owned by development company Pareto. Menlyn Park is now the second largest mall in Africa

Tourism Kolonade Mall

The Kolonade Mall

Earmarked as one of the 11 Business Node in the Tshwane Metropolitan-area, this landmark located close to the N1 highway is the midpoint of residential and commercial development north of the Magalies Mountain.

Tourism Irene Mall

Irene Villiage Mall

Imagine tranquil water features, hundreds of trees, contemporary architecture and unique sculptures, entwined into a shopping experience with a village square atmosphere.

Tourism Grove Mall

The Grove Mall

The Grove Mall is conveniently situated in the East of Pretoria, on the corner of Lynnwood and Simon Vermooten Roads, and it also located close to the N1 and N4 highways, for ease of access.

Tourism Centurion Mall

Centurion Mall

Centurion Mall is Centurion's very own super regional shopping centre. With its wide variety of shops, services and leisure options, shoppers can enjoy natural shopping in an open-aired Mall that boasts more than 200 stores and restaurants.

Tourism Brooklyn Mall

Brooklyn Mall

Situated in the heart of Pretoria's cosmopolitan Embassy suburbs, Brooklyn Mall and Brooklyn Square combine all the components to create a vibrant hub of activity for the Capital's most prestigious neighbourhood.

Tourism Voortrekker

Voortrekker Monument

The majestic Voortrekker Monument is situated in the northern part of South Africa in the Pretoria (Tshwane) region in a nature reserve.

Tourism Union Buildings

Union Buildings

Pretoria’s Union Buildings, the official seat of the national government, house the offices of the South African president and are located atop the Meintjieskop in the Arcadia suburb of Tshwane.

Tourism Sammy Marks

Sammy Marks Museum

Ninety eight percent of the household contents in Sammy Marks Museum originally belonged to the Marks family.

Tourism Art Museum

Pretoria Art Museum

The Pretoria Art Museum

Tourism Pioneers Museum

Pioneer Museum

The Pioneer open air Museum in Silverton is set in a graciously restored Victorian settler farmstead complete with horse mill and threshing floor, farming implements intact.

Tourism Zoo

National Zoological Gardens

We are situated on the Corner of Boom Street and Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria, South Africa

Tourism National Cultural History

National Cultural History Museum

The museum is regarded as a centre for living culture and it focuses on the diversity of the country’s cultures and history of its people

Tourism Botanical Garden

National Botanical Gardens

A small but beautiful waterfall awaits along one of the paved nature trails at the garden

Tourism Melrose

Melrose House

Melrose House Museum is a three-storey stately Victorian mansion complete with turrets and Dutch gables

Tourism Groenkloof

Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Just 5km out of the city centre, Groenkloof Nature Reserve offers a variety of activities for nature lovers.

Tourism Fotr

Friends of the Rail

You sit back and completely relax as the city slips effortlessly by, accompanied by the smells and sounds of the steam loco up-front.

Tourism Garden Remembrance

Freedom Park

The Garden of Remembrance is a tribute to African and human dignity, and a place for the renewal of the human spirit.

Tourism Schanskop

Fort Schanskop

After the Jameson Raid in 1896, Pres Paul Kruger of the “Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek” decided to protect Pretoria by constructing forts in strategic places.

Tourism Corrections

Correctional Services Museum

The Correctional Services Museum portrays the history of the Department of Correctional Services

Tourism Austin Roberts

Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

Species include unique birds such as the crowned crane and the blue crane.

Tourism State Theatre

State Theatre

The South African State Theatre houses the greatest performing arts facilities in Africa.

 

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