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.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Voortrekker Monument
51local recommendations
Megan
Megan says “The majestic Voortrekker Monument is situated in the northern part of South Africa in the Pretoria (...” ·
2. Pretoria National Botanical Garden
2 Cussonia Ave
34local recommendations
Wanda
Wanda says “Stunning view: Walk up a mountain in nature reserve within 2 km from home, visible from guest house...” ·
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3. Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
36local recommendations
Christine
Christine says “Menlyn shopping mall is the second biggest shopping mall in South Africa. Most of the international...” ·
4. Groenkloof Nature Reserve
34local recommendations
Thierry & Reg
Thierry & Reg says “Hiking trails: 4,5km hike (White trail), 3,5km hike (Red trail), 10,5 km hike (Yellow t...” ·
5. Union Buildings
28local recommendations
Johan
Johan says “The Union Buildings are one of the most recognisable and impressive heritage landmarks in Tshwane. T...” ·
6. Rietvlei Nature Reserve
14 Game Reserve Ave
26local recommendations
Kobus
Kobus says “The reserve comprises endangered Bankenveld grassland and is home to approximately 2 000 animals inc...” ·
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7. Union Buildings
26local recommendations
Arina
Arina says “Like an ancient temple adorning over the city it governs, the Union Buildings are a modern day acrop...” ·
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8. Brooklyn Mall
26local recommendations
Benjamin
Benjamin says “A much larger shopping mall with access to the cinema [Sterkinekor - HALF PRICE on movies every Tues...” ·
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9. Irene Dairy Farm
22local recommendations
Malia
Malia says “Irene farm is a working dairy farm in the city. The Deck restaurant offers excellent food. If you a...” ·
10. National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
232 Boom St
20local recommendations
Corna
Corna says “The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa is an 85-hectare zoo located in Pretoria, South Afri...” ·
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11. Hazel Food Market
64 13th Street
20local recommendations
Stefan
Stefan says “Popular Saturday food market, with all kinds of food stalls, drinks and coffee bars, offering local ...” ·
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12. Sammy Marks Museum
17local recommendations
Sylvia
Sylvia says “The Sammy Marks Museum is a Victorian mansion called Zwartkoppies Hall, situated about 23km outside ...” ·
13. Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
17local recommendations
Thierry & Reg
Thierry & Reg says “This area is known as a prime hiking and birding destination with a view of Pretoria east from Rheno...” ·
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14. the grove mall
13local recommendations
Winnie
Winnie says “One can not only shop at a variety of retailers, or have a hearty meal at any of the restaurants, bu...” ·
15. Union Buildings
19local recommendations
Kristen
Kristen says “Whether you are new to Pretoria or a born-and-bred local, the view from the Union Buildings is alway...” ·
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16. Capital Craft Beer Academy
14local recommendations
Braam
Braam says “A very trendy local pub less than 2km from the location with a massive variety of craft beers and ve...” ·
17. Roodeplaat Dam Provincial Nature Reserve
11local recommendations
Alexandra
Alexandra says “In 1977 it was established as a nature reserve and an outdoor recreation facility. A great little hi...”
18. Roodeplaat Dam
12local recommendations
Nel
Nel says “Roodeplaat dam is a recognized destination for bird watching, game viewing and a range of water spor...” ·
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19. ATTERBURY THEATRE
4 Daventry St
16local recommendations
Arina
Arina says “Performing arts theatre. The Atterbury Theatre is a superb classic concert hall, and at the same ti...” ·
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20. Irene Village Mall
15local recommendations
Peter & Lisa
Peter & Lisa says “​ The Irene Village Mall is 2km from the estate on Nellmapius Drive. - A variety of restaurants are ...”
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21. Brooklyn Mall
13local recommendations
Johan
Johan says “A one-stop-shopping mall catering to the requirements of the most discerning shopper. A full complem...” ·
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22. Blue Crane Restaurant
156 Melk St
13local recommendations
Nina
Nina says “Nice, quiet atmosphere in Austin Roberts bird sanctuary, next to the water, ideal for Sunday buffet ...” ·
23. Friends of the Rail
152 Miechaelson St
12local recommendations
Alexandra
Alexandra says “You sit back and completely relax as the city slips effortlessly by, accompanied by the smells and s...” ·
24. Jan Smuts House Museum
15local recommendations
Reon
Reon says “Jan Smuts House Museum hosts a market on weekends. Dates usually first and last Saturday of the mont...” ·
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25. Pebble Rock Golf Course
11local recommendations
Alexandra
Alexandra says “a golfer's dream, combining perfect surrounds with rolling fairways and challenging greens. Resident...”
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26. Otterlake Restaurant
11local recommendations
Alexandra
Alexandra says “A great place to eat, drink and be merry! Here they will entertain you with live music from SAian ar...”
27. Monte casino in fourways johannesburg
124 Akkerboom St
10local recommendations
Rakhee
Rakhee says “Montecasino is the premier entertainment destination in Gauteng. Located in Fourways in north Johann...” ·
28. Voortrekker Monument
13local recommendations
Ekaterina
Ekaterina says “It is a unique Monument which commemorates the Pioneer history of Southern Africa and the history of...” ·
29. Rietvleidam
10local recommendations
Nina
Nina says “A 3,800 hectare nature reserve in the heart of Pretoria. Home to Rhino's, cheetahs and many more spe...” ·