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Best things to do in Pretoria

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“PARK ACOUSTICS - need i say more! Visit the website and book! https://www.parkacoustics.co.za/ ”
43 locals recommend
Garden
“A walk away from the apartment, the Botanical garden is the perfect place for an outdoor picnic , hike or just an informative stroll. There is a small restaurant inside the Gardens, entrance fee is payable at the gate. Check their website for more details”
25 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Union Buildings. Pretoria's Union Buildings, the official seat of the national government, house the offices of the South African president and are located at the top of Meintjieskop in the Arcadia suburb of Tshwane.”
23 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Menlyn Park Shopping Centre is an award-winning superregional shopping centre situated in the fast-developing Menlyn node in the capital city of Tshwane, South Africa. This multi-level centre boasts a large base of international brands and flagship anchor stores. Menlyn Park has set new standard of becoming the biggest centre in Africa after undergoing a redevelopment of R 2.5 Billion. With its recent expansion and refurbishment, Menlyn has a GLA of over 177 000m2, an option of 16 parking entrants and 12 parking exits and 8250 parking bays. Menlyn Park continues to strive to bring you even more of the best shopping, dining, entertainment and leisure experiences, in a world-class mall that expresses a unique modern design and uses innovative green building to enable excellent, efficient operations. - Hours: Monday: 9am–8pm Tuesday: 9am–8pm Wednesday: 9am–8pm Thursday: 9am–8pm Friday: 9am–9pm Saturday: 9am–9pm Sunday: 9am–6pm”
30 locals recommend
Park
“Activities include hiking, mountain biking, game drives and horse riding. There is also a popular 4x4 route on the reserve.”
26 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“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. Brooklyn Mall and Brooklyn Square offer customers the convenience of one-stop-shopping catering to the requirements of the most discerning shopper. A full complement of national retailers along with approximately 220 specialist retail stores provides the very best luxuries and shopping of choice. There is also an assortment of restaurants and coffee bars satisfying an astute palette. - Hours: Monday: 9am–7pm Tuesday: 9am–7pm Wednesday: 9am–7pm Thursday: 9am–7pm Friday: 9am–7pm Saturday: 9am–5pm Sunday: 9am–5pm”
12 locals recommend
Premise
“Best kept gardens in Gauteng. Iconic scenes and stunning views over Pretoria. Romantic and budget friendly outing. Lots of tourist. A 10 min drive from The Penthouse.”
26 locals recommend
Park
“Out in nature experience in a fairly large nature reserve that covers about 4 000 hectares. Book a night- or day drive or day- or overnight horse trails”
25 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Wide variety of shops close to 58@FarmRoad. Mall Trading Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00-19:30 Saturday 9:00-18:00 Sunday 9:00-17:00”
15 locals recommend
Zoo
“THE ZOO! There are a lot of different varieties of animals which deserve to be gazed upon! Gorillas, lions, giraffes, tigers, white tigers and more! you will not regret the trip, It is definitely worth seeing!”
18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“It has an open, sunny and open air restaurant seating, which is very pleasant.”
10 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“Visit the Irene Dairy Farm, this farm was purchased in 1896 by Bertie van der Byl and renamed it after his daughter.”
22 locals recommend
Sublocality
“They claim it the biggest mall now. Go check it out when you have time and like shopping ”
12 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Modern, yuppie style mall with food court and huzz buzz. This mall also offers a wide range of signature stores, movies and fun activities for kids.”
19 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“​ The Irene Village Mall is 2km from the estate on Nellmapius Drive. - A variety of restaurants are available like Fego Caffe, Karoo, Mugg & Bean, Mythos, Ocean Basket, Piza Vino Pizzeria, RocoMamas and Wild Hawk Spur. - Pick n Pay and Woolworths are available at the mall, should you require to shop for groceries. - Their trading hours are Monday - Thursday: 9am - 7pm | Friday: 9am - 8pm | Saturday: 9am - 6pm | Sunday and public holidays: 9am - 5pm”
12 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Open Saturdays and Sundays. Great place to have breakfast and spend lazy weekend mornings. ”
23 locals recommend