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Pretoria, part of the Tshwane Metropolitan Area, is the capital city of South Africa and often referred to as the Jacaranda city, because of the 70 000 Jacaranda trees that line the streets. It is a beautiful city and also a city of contrasts that is vibrant and alive and fascinating.

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Afri Circuit Tours


Experience the total spectrum of Southern African arts, architecture, indigenous cultures and geology - uniquely combined with a safari adventure of Africa's wild life, seasonal flora and scenic splendour.



AfriXplorer invites you to Southern Africa for a vacation trip experience of a lifetime. Enjoy its hospitable and friendly people, cultural diversity, glorious weather, lovely beaches and spectacular scenery.

Alan Ainslie Wildlife

Art galleries

The past five years Alan has spent much of his time on sculpting and painting the Magnificent Seven - the 7 famous elephant bulls of the Kruger National Park.

Anton Van Wouw Museum

Art galleries

Visitors to the Van Wouw Museum in Pretoria come to appreciate that Anton Van Wouw was not only a talented sculptor and artist, but he was a perceptive and compassionate man.

Artcase Inc

Art galleries

They present quality selected artworks. They source work by known and potential artists throughout SA.

Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

Animal Sanctuaries

Around 170 species have been recorded and birders will see around 40 species in a short morning visit. The main attraction is the dam where an excellent hide is situated.

Beauty Odyssey


Day packages available for couples, groups or individuals. Corporate call out packages are also available. Perfect for employee incentives or special occasions.

Bester Birds and Animals Zoo Park


Their Private Zoo in the east of Pretoria, has now been open for 8 years. They have 55 bird species and 40 varieties of animals

Bistrot BOER'geoisie

Traditional Food

Visitors to Pretoria should ensure that a visit to Bistrot BOER'geoisie is definitely on their agenda if they wish to sample genuine South African hospitality

Bronberg Meander


Welcome to the Bronberg Meander - Gauteng’s breath of fresh air. You are welcomed to a place of magic - a place where myths and legends arise from a cultural heritage that goes back to the Iron Age.

Bronkhorstspruit Golf Club

Golf Courses

This challenging parkland golf course is well maintained with wide fairways and some difficult greens to test the best golfers around.

Brooklyn Mall

Shopping malls

With a compliment of more than 170 retail stores, they provide a comprehensive shopping choice.

BSXI Hydro Spa


Life has to be lived to be worthwhile. And every once in a while, you may just capture a little piece of heaven in this life – through a BSXI Hydro Spa treatment.

Casa Kaya Day and Overnight Spa


Casa Kaya Spa represents a sublime state of happiness. Walking into this spa means experiencing inner piece and a deep sense of well-being.

Chamberlain Bird Sanctuary

Animal Sanctuaries

Chamberlain Bird Sanctuary is probably the weirdest bird sanctuary you'll ever visit. First the entrance is free, but there is a small price to pay for keys to open the gate to the sanctuary.

Church Square

Historical places

The sculptor Anton van Wouw's statue of Paul Kruger occupies the centre stage on Church Square. While the bronze figures of Kruger and the sentries were cast in Italy at the turn of the century

Claude Malan Museum


This collector's showroom and museum is a haven for historians and collectors alike. Books, art, diamonds, gold & silver, porcelain, dolls and much more.

Climax Tourism Services


Sightseeing Tours & Safaris throughout South Africa.

Correctional Service Museum


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

De Rust Camp Site

Caravan & Tent Camping sites

Situated within abig 5 Game reserve De Rust Camp Site offers you a peaceful break away experience.

Ditsong National Cultural History Museum


The Ditsong National Cultural History Museum is a cultural museum dedicated to the preservation and communication of the culture and heritage of all South Africans. It has access to a collection of about three million objects.

Dive South Africa

Sport Tours Operators

Dive with the Great White shark and other shark species as well as with manta rays and eagle rays, whales, whale sharks, dolphins and turtles.

Edoardo Villa Museum

Art galleries

The Edoardo Villa Museum presently houses the largest single collection of works by this artist and presents a broad overview of his work between 1943 and 2004.

Engelenburghuis Art Collection

Art galleries

The collection houses bronzes, porcelain carpets, furniture and Dutch paintings.

Framing Apples

Art galleries

Based in Garsfontein, Pretoria, Framing Apples is an art studio and workshop in one. They exhibit and supply works by top artists and also do framing of artwork and mirrors.

Friends Of The Rail

Steam train trips

Come and enjoy the summer with Friends Of The Rail on one of their vintage heritage steam train trips.

Frontline Africa

Bus Tour Operators

Frontline Africa is a professional tour operator conducting tours to all eco tourism areas such as the Kruger National Park and Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Funky Cup


Fun game festivals and games. Urban events and social gaming. Join us if you dare for Zombie Attack urban event and Antidode zombie party. Only the brave will survive.

GetWet Diving

Scuba diving

GetWet Diving is a PADI Dive Centre located in Moreletapark, Pretoria. We are dedicated to quality customer service. Our goal is to build customer loyalty by being the best scuba diving centre we can.

Gotcha Paintball Range


Whether you want to play a game or two or whether you want to buy someone a different type of gift or special event, this is the place to be.

Hatfield Plaza

Shopping malls

Visit Hatfield Plaza, where there is something for everybody. If you want to relax in one of our great restaurants or coffee shops, hunt down the latest fashions or watch the latest block busters in one of our Nu Metro cinemas.

Hennops Pride Caravan Park

Caravan & Tent Camping sites

Hennops Pride is an ultra modern caravan and camping park that offers large shady sites, electrical power points and water taps close to each site.

Hoogland Health Hydro


Since 1976 Hoogland set the trend in scientific natural healing and holistic health maintenance. With results speaking for itself, our best testimonial is that most visitors become regulars.

Ikhutsa Ultimate Relaxation Day and Mobile Spa


Ikhutsa Ultimate Relaxation is a well established, highly rated and recommended Day and Mobile spa that offer each and every one of their clients affordable yet supperb quality relaxation and beauty treatments

Illyria House


A paradise of secret gardens, healing waters and a magical world of pampering is ready to revitalize body and mind and let your spirits soar.

Irene Country Club

Golf Courses

The Irene Golf Club has one of the most attractive golf courses imaginable, next to Van der Byl Farm in the small, leafy village of Irene. Irene is only 15 kilometres south-east of Pretoria.

Irene Trading Post

Cultural villages

It's not a shop - it's a moerse experience! From antiques, novelties, gifts, our beautiful tea garden or our deli - its journey of discovery, while browsing around the village. We support more than 30 entrepreneurs - bringing their gift closer to you.

Isiphiwo Guest House Day Spa


Set in rolling landscaped gardens, Isiphiwo offers a spectacular 18th century style Stone Chapel, banquet venue, Day Spa and Four Star rated Guest House.

Khayalethu Backpackers


Hatfield, Pretoria overnight accommodation in one of our spacious dorms. Close to L.C de Villiers Sports Grounds, Hatfield Plaza, the Gautrain Station and the University of Pretoria.

Kievits Kroon


Kievits Kroon is an upmarket country estate offering a complete business and leisure experience on a secure and tranquil Cape Dutch estate.

Kigeli Nature & Wellness Spa


Situated on the banks of the Elands River in the Rust de Winter area, north of Pretoria a mere 45 minutes drive. With it's breathtaking beauty,unique charm and tranquility of the African bush, Kigeli will leave you utterly relaxed and refreshed.

Kingsley's Restaurant

Traditional Food

A variety of colonial and traditional African dishes, which takes the diner on a journey from Cape Town to Cairo, have been introduced to all the menus including the traditional Sunday lunch

Klippenbosch Spa


Experience this exclusive and intimate spa where you will be welcomed by our friendly African staff.

Kolonnade Shopping Centre

Shopping malls

The Kolonnade Shopping Centre in Montana Park, Pretoria is one of the most successful shopping centres in Gauteng.

Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Sport Stadiums

Loftus Versfeld is situated in the city of Tshwane (Pretoria).

Loko Adventure Solutions

Adventure Tour Operators

Adventure Solutions ensures a combination between fun, safety and professionalism. We provide once in a life time adventure activities throughout Gauteng and North West Province!

Mangwanani - Bashewa


Relax on the wooden deck overlooking the wild buck feeding grounds or unwind in the warm Martini Seated Pool.

Mangwanani - River Valley


The original Mangwanani Day Spa, as is customary in Africa, greets regal guests by drumming and singing. Set in the tranquil Hennops River Valley, just outside Pretoria

McCarthy 4x4 Club

4x4 adventure

Rhino Park is the home of the McCarthy 4x4 Club. Offering a 12km 4x4 trail, an academic track, team building, basic 4x4 training and product launches.

Melrose House


Melrose House is a Victorian mansion requisitioned in 1900 by Lord Roberts and turned into the headquarters of the British forces.

Menlyn Park

Shopping malls

Menlyn Park underwent a major refurbishment, which cost approximately R800 million.

Monateng Caravan Lodge

Caravan & Tent Camping sites

Monateng Caravan Park is one of the finest 4-star graded Caravan parks by the Tourism Grading Council of South-Africa.

Montana Scuba Academy

Scuba diving

We provide the highest in diver education.Scuba Courses from Open Water Diver to Dive Master, regular dive trips, retail shop, gear rental, air fills and gear servicing! Situated only 2 blocks from the Kolonnade shopping center in Montana, Pretoria!

Morula Casino and Hotel


The friendship, the entertainment, the thrills are all yours at Morula. Fantastic casino and hotel.

Moyo Fountains

Traditional Food

Moyo Fountains is set in one of the oldest and most popular nature reserves in the country’s capital city of Pretoria.

Museum of Geological Survey


Housing a display of South Africa's minerology and geology

Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park


Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park host one of South Africa's largest private primate collections featuring 38 species, in addition to a large number of beautiful, exotic birds.It is home to White Lions,Chimpanzee, Tigers, Cheetah's and more!

National Zoological Gardens


The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status.

Ndebele Cultural Village

Historical places

The village is relatively un-commercialised and you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself and experience life from a unique perspective.

Nkwe Caravan Park

Caravan & Tent Camping sites

Shady grassed stands throughout the park, all with 15amp electricity. Excellent, spotless ablution facilities. Fully enclosed lapa on a hill, with a wooden deck overlooking the river.

Northpark Mall

Shopping malls

North Park has a wide range of stores from restaurants, shopping, jewelry, a gym and more.

Open Window Contemporary Art Gallery

Art galleries

The exhibition by the four artists is entitled Karooscapes, representing the ways in which the four artists have been intensely influenced by the Karoo, where they have all resided.

Paintball Legion


The range where Paintball Legion host the monthly scenario games is located on a farm in Wallmansthal. It is a bush field with multiple buildings and obstacles.

Paul Kruger House Museum


The Kruger house is a house museum, i.e. it attempts to recreate the ambience of a historic period, event or person.An almost total historic environment has been recreated. Visitors to Kruger House should feel as though the President or Mrs Kruger might r

Paul Kruger Statue

Monuments and Memorials

The statue of Paul Kruger located at Church Square, in Pretoria (Now called Tshwane) is probably one of the most famous landmarks in South Africa.

Pebble Rock Golf Course

Golf Courses

Come and play on this 18-Hole Championship Golf Course. The course is a golfer's dream, combining perfect surrounds with rolling fairways and pristine greens.

Pierneef Museum

Art galleries

The Pierneef Museum in a restored late 19th C house north of Church Square, has a collection of works by the landscape painter Jacob Hendrik Pierneef

Pioneer Open Air Museum


Covering more than 3ha along the banks of the Morelata Spruit, this is a gracious Voortrekker farmstead with a carefully restored horse mill, threshing floor and set of farming implements.

Pretoria Art Museum

Art galleries

The various exhibitions halls host a number of concurrent exhibitions, some of which are aimed at school art syllabuses. A major new show opens every three months.

Pretoria Country Club

Golf Courses

Pretoria Country Club nestles in the scenic beauty of Waterkloof, one of the city’s most prestigious suburbs. Over the years the Pretoria Country Club has become a landmark in Pretoria.

Pretoria Golf Club

Golf Courses

They provided the necessary managerial and administrative acumen to retain and also improve facilities, whereby we now have the pleasure of playing on an excellent golf course and enjoy the best of clubhouse facilities.

Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Botanical gardens

This 76 ha urban oasis is a pristine getaway situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa’s administrative capital, Pretoria.

Pretoria Skydiving Club

Sky diving

Pretoria Skydiving Club is located at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria. It is in fact the closest Skydiving Club to Central Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Pro-Ball Paintball Games


Pro-Ball Paintball Games is a unique paintball venue situated in Pretoria in the Zwavelpoort area.

Rovos Rail

Steam train trips

Take a trip on the most luxurious train in the world. Your romantic vacation through the heart of Southern Africa will begin or end at the headquarters of this private railway company.

Sammy Marks Museum


This splended Victorian mansion, which dates from 1884, was the residence of the magnate Sammy Marks. He made a significant contribution to the industrial, mining and agricultural development of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek.

Sandy Lane Golf Course

Golf Courses

The nine hole golf course with 18 tees , will challenge any golfer.

Scuba Safari

Scuba diving

We specialize in all PADI Scuba Diving courses in Pretoria and Emergency First Response training. Specialized and individual training is available and divers who are deaf, hearing impaired, amputees or disabled are welcome.

Seasons Eco Golf Estate

Golf Courses

Previously called the Brits Golf Club, this par 72 golf course is well established. With the truly Bushveld atmosphere this parklands lay-out golf course will be a challenge to any competitive golfer.

Silver Lakes Golf Club

Golf Courses

As the name of the club implies, there is an abundance of lakes and attractive water features running through the spectacular SilverLakes Golf course.

SkinTx Medical Spa and Wellness Centre


SkinTx Medical Spa and Wellness Centre is a brand new, up class aesthetic clinic and medical spa in Montana, Pretoria.

Smuts House Museum


Home to General Jan Smuts for over 40 years, Doornkloof in Irene, southeast of Pretoria, is a unique museum that reveals much about the life and the spirit of this great statesman.

South African Airforce Museum


The South African Air Force, the second oldest air force in the world, has a long and proud history, a history that has included a major role in securing victory for the Allied Forces during both World Wars and has resulted in a safe South Africa.

South African State Theatre


In the heart of the capital Pretoria the South African State Theatre is much more than just a complex of theatres. Functioning as a receiving house this unusual, stylish, centrally situated venue can accommodate almost any performance or function.

Splat Paintball


Paintball field located in Irene Pretoria. Specializing in bush based paintball games.


Shopping malls

Sunnypark Shopping Centre - a modern, trendy and secure shopping environment.

Ted's Place Tours


TedsPlaceTours are private custom-made tours to suit you. Departures from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Your tour guide will pick you up at your lodge from where your tour will depart All tours are tailor made for friends or families not wanting to go

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

Animal Sanctuaries

Today the Centre can look back with satisfaction on a job well done in ensuring the survival of Acinonyx jubatus - the cheetah, successfully breeding the king cheetah in captivity for the first time in the world.

The Carousel Casino & Entertainment world


The Carousel Casino is a state of the art gaming experience with the latest and greatest slots and thrilling table games.

The Freedom Park

Monuments and Memorials

Freedom Park is a meeting place, a venue for the gathering of clans and nations; a place to listen to the voice of silence, a place to pray; a sacred place, a step to the heavens and to our humanity.

The Green Market Events

Flea markets

The Green Market - a new event focused on raising awareness and educating our visitors on the benefits and importance of living a greener lifestyle.

The Grove

Shopping malls

The mall boasts a number of exclusive and exciting stores and offering to suit all your shopping requirements.

The University of Pretoria Art Collection

Art galleries

The South African collection contains the work of 350 painters and graphic artists, 60 sculptors and 14 potters. There are large collections of paintings by particular artists

Thrashers Skate Park

Skate parks

Thrashers Skate Park is a venue for awesome outdoor skating and BMXing, including street runs, ledges, stairs and two half pipes.

Tina Skukan Gallery

Art galleries

This stunning little South African Gallery has a unique flair, regularly housing the artworks of artists who show an intense love for various aspects of their surrounding country.

Tipharah Beauty Salon and Spa


The subjective experience of ˜beauty’ often involves the interpretation of some entity as being in balance and harmony with nature. This leads to powerful feelings of attraction and emotional well-being.

Transvaal Museum


The Transvaal Museum is South Africa's leading natural history museum.

Twobar Scuba

Scuba diving

Twobar Scuba is a dive shop and training facility with a difference. Your safe enjoyment of the sport of scuba diving is the most important to them. Quality training and service is the difference.

Ukuthula Bush Spa


Ukuthula is a day spa with a difference. Born out of a love for Africa fused with the French spirit of its owners. An original and unique blend of the best Africa and Europe has to offer.

Union Buildings

Historical places

The semicircular building has 2 wings at either end representing the 2 sides of the then Union of South Africa - the Afrikaners and the British who were housed on either side

Unisa Art Gallery

Art galleries

Vivacité Medical Spa


With a thorough evaluation of your face and body, combined with a medical evaluation of your hormones, they are able to offer you the best advice on treatments and products that specifically suits you.

Voortrekker Monument

Monuments and Memorials

The Voortrekker Monument, a unique South African heritage treasure, serves as an ideal venue for exclusive classical music performances and choral performances.

Vusalela Day Spa


You will feel deeply relaxed and pampered as they treat your face to a relaxation facial, working on pressure points, followed by a face, neck and shoulder massage.

Waterkloof Golf Club

Golf Courses

The new Waterkloof golf course was redesigned by Peter Matkovich and more water hazards and bunkers come into play than before. The slopey bent grass greens are always a test to any golfer to save par on any hole.

Willa Krause Multi-Well Slimming Salon


Willa Krause is a multi-well slimming and beauty salon, as your host, our singular purpose is to immerse you in our soothing and luxurious surroundings and gracious hospitality and the soothing sounds and the aroma of essential oils.

Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum


From the moment you arrive, history becomes something you can see, smell, feel and taste. Our agricultural history is presented in a unique manner that will appeal to all family members.

Wingate Park Golf Course

Golf Courses

The grounds are blessed with old trees, flowering shrubs and a variety of birdlife. Wingate Park Country Club offers a magnificent golf course.

Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Nature reserves

Situated in the northern part of the city, and straddling the Magaliesberg Mountains, is the Wonderboom Nature Reserve, a 200 hectare reserve famous for its magnificent specimen of the Wonderboom.

Wonderpark Shopping Center

Shopping malls

An exciting variety of stores are on offer, so whatever your needs may be, you are sure to find it at Wonderpark Shopping Centre.

Woodhill Country Club

Golf Courses

* Rated by Beeld readers as the best golf course 2010 * Rated in the top 70 courses in South Africa - Golf Digest 2010 * Voted the 3rd best address in South Africa - Finweek 2009

Woodlands Boulevard

Shopping malls

Woodlands Boulevard is an upmarket shopping, dining and lifestyle destination in the vibrant and trendy Pretoria East.




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