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Car Hire - Avis Car hire (less than
Banyard Theatre Menlyn Park live
entertainment (less than 5km)
Medicross – Constantia Park (less than
Brooklyn (less than 10km)
Nu Metro – Menlyn
Park (less than 5km)
Movies (less than 5km)
Cappucino’s – Menlyn Park
(012) 368-1388 (less than 5km)
Cappucino’s – Woodlands Centre
(less than 5km)
Cape Town Fish
Market – Menlyn (012) 368 1663 (less than 5km)
Heat Grill Room –Woodlands Centre
(012) 997-3959 (less than 5km)
(012) 996-1190 (less than 5km)
MilkPlum Cafe – Botanical Gardens
(012) 804-5840 (less than 5km)
(012) 991-3396 (less than 5km)
Ocean Basket Faerie Glen
(012) 991-4737 (less than 5km)
o’Galitos - Woodlands
(012) 997-4164 (less than 5km)
Centre (less than 10km)
Centre (less than 20km)
The Grove Shopping
Centre (less than 6km)
Lynnridge Mall Shopping Centre
(less than 5km)
Centre (less than 5km)
Woodlands Shopping Centre
(less than 6km)
Sport & Fitness
Virgin Active – Menlyn
(less than 5km)
Virgin Active – Faerie Glen
(less than 5km)
Golf – Centurion Golf
Estate (less than 20km)
Golf – Cullinan Country
Club (less than 35km)
Golf – Silver Lakes Golf
Estate (less than 8km)
Golf – Wingate Park Golf
Estate (less than 10km)
Golf – Woodhill Golf
Estate (less than 5km)
Ulysses Tours &
Safaris, offers the following:
· Day and
overnight tours from Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town,
Overnight packages include: Pilanesberg, Kruger, Welgevonden,
Mapungubwe and Madikwe National Parks, Sun City, the Garden Route
and trout-fishing areas.
packages at Sun City, Kruger National Park, Limpopo and Mpumalanga
Provinces are also provided.
their qualified and experienced tour guides, for your convenience,
our services also includes a chauffeur service and airport shuttle
Eugene Marais Hospital
(less than 25km)
Faerie Glen Hospital
(less than 3km)
(less than 6km)
Little Company of Mary Hospital
(less than 15km)
Louis Pasteur Hospital
(less than 15km)
(less than 14km)
(less than 6km)
(less than 25km)
(less than 5km)
(012) 653-0018 or (012)
Tswane City Council Informational Portal
This is the National Cultural History Museum's newest centre for
exhibitions and living culture
Appreciation for culture and traditions is promoted through
community involvement, educational activities and public programmes
comprising song, dance and much more
A coffee shop (reservations for traditional meals) and a traditional
craft shop/conference facilities/guided tours/archaeology
programme/bookings for traditional meals
Tel: 012 324 6082
Fax: 012 328 5173
Address: Visagie Street, Between Bosman and Central Streets,
AIR FORCE MUSEUM
The Air Force Museum depicts the history of the South African Air
This museum houses a collection of old aircrafts, uniforms,
missiles, aeronautical displays and paintings.
Flying days are held periodically.
Tel: 012 351 2911/2153/2111
Address: Route 101 (Old Johannesburg Road) Zwartkop Air Force Base,
Old Johannesburg Road, Valhalla
The oldest park in Pretoria and now a national monument, Burgers
Park lies adjacent to Melrose House.
George Heys, the first owner of Melrose House, in collaboration with
the botanist, James Hunter, undertook the layout, which was
completed in 1892.
Tel: 012 358 0524
Address: Cnr of Andries and Jacob Maré Streets, Pretoria Central
The Palace of Justice forms part of the Northern Façade of Church
Square. Dating from the end of the 19th century, it was designed in
the typical Italian Renaissance style, by Dutch architect Sytze
Wierda. It is the headquarters of the Gauteng Provincial Division of
the Supreme Court.
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, it
was only in1954 that they were installed in their rightful place.
The Ou Raadsaal (Old Government Building) on the southern side of
the square as designed by Dutch architect Sytze Wierda and erected
by JJ Kirkness, a Scotsman from the Orkney Isles in 1887.
Parades are held at the square on Wednesdays. Call 082 895 1139 for
Address: Crossing Church and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria
CHURCH STREET CEMETERY HEROES ACRE
Established in 1867, the central part of the historical Church
Street cemetery, known as Heroes Acre, contains the graves of many
prominent citizens and public figures.
Among them is "Breaker" Morant, an Australian, executed for the
murder of missionaries during the Second Anglo-Boer War.
Address: Cnr Church Street and DF Malan Drive
Facilities: Accessible to the disabled
Built to celebrate Pretoria's city status, obtained in 1931.
Designed by FG McIntosh and John Lockwood Hall.
The two statues in front of the building depict the Voortrekker
leaders, Marthinus Pretorius and his father Andries.
Marthinus Pretorius established Pretoria in 1855 and named it in
honour of his father.
Tel: 012 358 8949
Address: Cnr of Visagie and Paul Kruger Streets
CORRECTIONAL SERVICE MUSEUM
This museum is the only one of its kind in South Africa.
It portrays the development of the penal system and displays the
hobbies of prisoners and illegal items manufactured by them.
Tel: 012 314 1766
Address: Prison Reserve, Central Prison, Potgieter Street
DIAMOND HILL BATTLE FIELD
The Battle of Diamond Hill or Donkerhoek took place on 11 and 12
June 1900 between 14000 English troops and 4000 Boer fighters.
Three Boer fighters and 19 English troops died.
In 1960 and 1963, many troops and fighters from remote cemeteries
were reburied at the Diamond Hill Garden of Remembrance.
One of the forts built by the Zuid-Afrikaanse Republiek under
President Paul Kruger.
Declared a National Monument in 1938.
Offers beautiful views of the city.
Tel: 012 346 7703
Address: Johann Rissik Drive
Fort West Village, a 389ha property with more than 250 historic
buildings, is situated 10km west of Church Square, halfway to
It was founded as a self-sustained village in 1880 and was
previously known as Fort West Institute. It was set up by an act of
Parliament to house lepers.
The property includes the largest Gauteng fort, built by the French
firm Schneider of Le Creusot (of Long Tom cannon fame) for the Anglo
The area has been set out for "urban village" residential
development in 2003
Tel 083 360 2999
Freedom Park is being built to commemorate the country's political
history and to celebrate its cultural and natural heritage.
The 35-hectare site will, once completed, comprise a museum and
Garden of Remembrance, with statues and sculptures to honour
ordinary South Africans who contributed to the country's
The site is seen as a tribute to the truth and reconciliation
Tel 012 361 0021
Address: Entrance off Potgieter Street. Across Pretoria Central
The museum is housed in the Transvaal Museum building and displays a
fascinating collection of precious and semi-precious stones.
Tel: 012 322 7122
Address: Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria Central
JAN CILLIERS PARK
Indigenous park with water features and views of the city
Also known as Protea Park
Tel: 012 358 0524/0257
Address: Cnr Wenning & Broderick Streets, Groenkloof
KRUGER HOUSE MUSEUM
This museum exhibits the possessions of President and Mrs Kruger
during their years of residence in the Kruger House (1884-1901).
Tributes presented to the president and the Boers during the Anglo
Boer War, are also displayed here.
Tel: 012 326 9172
Address: 60 Church Street west, Pretoria Central
One of Pretoria's most beautiful parks, it is a popular venue for
art and crafts markets.
Tea garden and restaurant available
Ideal for picnics
Tel: 012 993 1557
Address: Cnr Queen Wilhelmina Drive & University Road, Bailey's
The Mariammen Temple is the oldest Hindu Temple in Pretoria - it was
established in 1905.
The Temple is dedicated to Mariammen, the goddess who controls
smallpox and other infectious diseases.
Visitors are requested to remove their shoes when entering the
cellar or Assembly Hall
Address: Sixth Street, Asiatic Bazaar (Marabastad) City Centre
NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS
Sister garden to the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in
Showcases many southern African plants in all their seasonal guises
Guided walks by arrangement
Tel: 012 843 5000
Address: 2 Cussonia Avenue, Brummeria
NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
The finest zoo in South Africa and one of the best in the world
The Pretoria Zoo is an 80-hectare oasis nestled in the heart of
Pretoria's city centre.
It houses 97 mammal species, 161 bird species, 279 fish species, 106
reptile species and seven amphibian species.
At least 4 300 animals call the Pretoria Zoo home.
Tel: 012 328 3265 Address: Boom Street, City Centre
NATIONAL FILM VIDEO AND SOUND ARCHIVES
These Archives collect, conserve and exhibit audiovisual material on
Tel: 012 343 9767
Address: Cnr of Johan and Wessels Streets Arcadia
The house at the Pioneer Museum is a T-shaped dwelling with a
thatched roof, dung smeared floor and pioneer furniture dating from
The outside oven and outbuildings can also be viewed.
A tanning pit, wagon shed, water furrow, threshing floor, water
mill, animals, and duck-pond can be seen.
Guided tours and demonstration must be booked in advance
Picnic and braai facilities available
Tel: 012 803 6086/7
Address: Pretoria Road, Silverton
Built on Bays Hills, the memorial offers a clear view of the Air
Force Base in Zwartkop and the top of the Pretoria's Voortrekker
The design takes the shape of a triangular star-pattern comprised of
three wings, of which one forms a neutral chapel for small services.
The memorial is about the height of six storeys and symbolises
The Garden of Remembrance is set out for approximately 3 000 members
of SAAF who died during war.
Tel: 012 351 2911/2153
Address: Old Johannesburg Road
The Mint's history dates back to 1892 when Paul Kruger ordered a
mint press from Germany
The press is still in working order and can be seen at the museum
The Mint's modern factory was opened in 1992 and is regarded as one
of the most modern mints in the world
Tel: 012 677 2342
Address: Between Ben Schoeman and Old Johannesburg Road.
Off Old Johannesburg Road (R101), Brakfontein
SAMMY MARKS SQUARE
Offers a wonderful array of speciality stores integrated with the
piazza and spacious malls.
The Sammy Marks building is the only remaining neo-Dutch
architectural example in Gauteng.
The Square Centre houses the City Council Public Library.
Tel: 012 358 4931 / 4775
Address: Cnr Church and Van der Walt streets, parking off Vermeulen
SAMMY MARKS MUSEUM
The splendid Victorian mansion, which dates from 1884, was once the
residence of the magnate Sammy Marks
He made a significance contribution to the industrial, mining and
agricultural development of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek.
Tel: 012 802 1150
Restaurant: 012 802 1485
Address: Route 104,Old Bronkhorstspruit Road (Off N4 highway, take
Hans Strijdom off-ramp and follow the signs).
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM
This is a true "hands on" museum and the only one of its kind in
South Africa that unfolds the wonders of science and technology.
Tel: 012 322 6406
Address: Didacta Building, 211 Skinner Street
Named after one of South Africa's previous rugby heavyweights,
Loftus Versveld was renamed Securicor Loftus in 2003.
The field is home ground to the Blue Bulls rugy team and the
Mamelodi Sundowns soccer team
Loftus is a popular venue for big international music shows and live
Loftus will also host 6 of the Soccer World Cup 2010 games between
11 June and 11 July 2010
Address: Cnr of Lynnwood Road and Kirkness Street
SMUTS HOUSE MUSEUM
The many aspects of the life of Jan Christiaan Smuts (1870-1950) -
statesman, lawyer, botanist, philosopher, farmer and family man -
can be seen in this wood and iron house in the country environment
of the Field Marshall's farm, Doornkloof.
Tel: 012 667 1176
Address: Nelmapius Road (M31), Irene
SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK
At 150 metres high, the Reserve Bank is the tallest building in
The building is a combination of reflecting glass and black
The architects Burg Dohery and Bryant built the 37-storey building.
The open square in front of the building is decorated with fountains
The stainless steel, non-representational sculpture, "Untitled", by
Johan van Heerden (1930) was especially commissioned to compliment
Tel: 012 313 3911
Address: Between Church and Vermeulen Streets, on Prinsloo Street
Indigenous park and National Monument that is very popular for
Tel: 012 344 3840
Address: Cnr Schoeman and Grosvenor Streets, Hatfield
Designed by Hans and Roelf Botha, the architects responsible for the
design of Strijdom Square, the State Theatre covers the Eastern
portion of the block, housing five theatres and a square on the
corner of Church and Prinsloo Streets.
On completion in 1981, it was the largest centre of its kind in the
southern hemisphere. Commissioned art by South African artists
decorate the inside walls and foyers.
Tel: 012 392 4000/60
Address: Cnr Church Street and Prinsloo Streets, Pretoria Central
THE IRENE CONCENTRATION CAMP CEMETRY
During the Anglo Boer War concentration camps were set up for Boer
The number of people in the Irene camp on 31 August 1901 was 4655
More than 1200 deaths occurred at the camp. A total of 1149 names
can be seen on the 80 memorial stones.
Address: Irene residential area
The natural science museum houses the finest selection of mammals,
birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects as well as remarkable
display of fossils, pre-historic man and geological and
archaeological material. Tel: 012 322 7632
Address: Paul Kruger Street South, Pretoria Central
The Union Buildings are the administrative headquarters of the
government and stand majestically on Meintjieskop, overlooking
At the time it was built, it was the largest building project in
In 1901 the foundation was laid and on November 26 of the same year
the cornerstone was laid.
The massive building was completed in November 1913, at a cost of 1
On the grounds are the Delvillle Wood War Memorials, a tribute to
South African troops who died during the First World War, and
statues of South Africa's Prime Minister's: General Louis Botha (on
horseback), JBM Hertzhorg and JC Smuts.
The Union Buildings are surrounded on all sides by beautiful
Tel: 012 300 5200
Address: Church Street, City Centre
VOORTREKKER MONUMENT AND MUSEUM
The Voortrekker Monument was erected to commemorate the centenary of
the Great Trek when Dutch and German pioneers from the Cape of Good
Hope travelled by ox-wagon to the northern parts of South Africa.
A series of maps at the museum charts the most important migratory
patterns in the history of Southern Africa. The focus is on the
lifestyles of the Voortrekkers, as well as life after the Great Trek
Fort Schanskop can also be seen from the Voortrekker Monument
Tel: 012 323 6770 - Monument
Tel: 012 323 0682 - Museum
Tel: 012 71-5560 - Fort Schanskop
Address: Eeufees Road (M7)
WILLEM PRINSLOO AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM
This museum has as its theme the development of agriculture in the
Transvaal. It features an impressive collection of horse-drawn
vehicles, farming equipment and examples of implements used on a
Tel: 012 734 4171
Address: Route 104, Old Bronkhorstspruit Road
Formal park with roses and water features
Lovely tea garden/restaurant available
Tel: 012 344 3840
Address: Cnr Schoeman & Eastwood Streets, Arcadia
Perfect for business and leisure travellers.