Attractions

Top Choice Memorial in Pretoria

Freedom Park

This stunning park and museum honours fallen South Africans in all major conflicts and adopts an integrated approach to African history. It is a place of architectural imagination and collective healing. Start at //…
Top Choice Monument in Pretoria

Voortrekker Monument

The imposing, art-deco-style Voortrekker Monument was constructed between 1938 and 1949 to honour the journey of the Voortrekkers, who journeyed north over the coastal mountains of the Cape into the heart of the Afr…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Pretoria

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

This 38-sq-km reserve, 27km south of Pretoria, off Rte 21, is popular with locals who come for fishing in the dam, but is also great for wildlife viewing. Sightings of rhinos are common, often from the grounds of th…
Square in Pretoria

Church Square

A statue of Old Lion (Paul Kruger) takes pride of place in the centre of Church Square, which is surrounded by some impressive public buildings. The square was given a facelift in 2017 and is now a more pleasant spo…
Museum in Pretoria

Sammy Marks’ Museum

This handsome mansion, 20km east of central Pretoria, was built in 1884 for the industrial, mining and agricultural magnate Sammy Marks. Now it’s a fascinating museum that you can only enter on a tour (around five a…
Notable Building in Pretoria

Union Buildings

Designed by Sir Herbert Baker, these sweeping sandstone buildings are the headquarters of government and home to the presidential offices. They're not open to the public, but are worth visiting to view from the fron…
Notable Building in Pretoria

012central

The rebirth of downtown Pretoria has been given a kickstart by the redevelopment of this set of buildings into an events, arts and social hub. Check out the Facebook page for details of various activities held out o…
Gardens in Pretoria

Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Located around 9km east of central Pretoria, these gardens cover 7700 sq m and are planted with indigenous flora from around the country. There are 20,000-odd plant species, labelled and grouped according to their r…
Fort in Pretoria

Fort Klapperkop

There are panoramic views from the 1889 fort that was one of four built to defend Pretoria, although in the end it was never used for that purpose. Located 6km south of the city, it’s one of the best-preserved forts…
Historic Building in Pretoria

Melrose House

On 31 May 1902, the Treaty of Vereeniging, which ended the Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902), was signed in the dining room of this stately mansion. Highlights of the house, which was built in 1886, include a grand billiar…