Pretoria

National Botanical Gardens

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The gardens have a large variety of flowering plants that lend colour to the gardens throughout the year. The garden also houses the national herbarium that contains more than 270 000 plant varieties, most of them indigenous. It is also here that many rare and endangered species are propagated. These gardens have a typical bushveld feel to it - Read more...

Wonderboom Nature Reserve

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Like Fountains valley nature reserve, the Wonderboom nature reserve is found in the middle of city life The Wonderboom (ficus Pretorine) is a 700 year old tree that like the banyam tree grows new roots wherever the long slack branches touch the ground forming rings of ever more youthful off shoots. Being of the fig - Read more...

Cradle of Humankind

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Tour to Maropeng (the Cradle of Humankind):  Depart at 08h00 and return by 17h00.   Travel through to Maropeng (the Cradle of Humankind) for the full tour including the boat ride.  Lunch at the Tumulus restaurant with its stunning view of Johannesburg.  Then onto the Sterkfontein caves where Mrs  Ples was found and where they are - Read more...

Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

In a quieter part of Pretoria is found the Austin Roberts bird Sanctuary opened in 1955. It is large park home to more than 100 bird species including the blue crane south Africa’s national bird and several common antelope. In this bird sanctuary is a quaint restaurant overlooking the bird sanctuary and small dam, where - Read more...

Fountains Valley

Fountains valley situated south of Pretoria central is Africa’s first nature reserve, proclaimed by President Paul Kruger in 1895. Fountains valley is the source of the Apies River that runs through the Pretoria zoological gardens and for many years after the establishment of the fountains valley reserve, the water was used exclusively for the Zoo. - Read more...

Tswaing Crater Environmental Centre

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This “museum’  began to take shape with the enthusiastic contributions by local interested parties of township people living on the outskirts of this 220 000 year old meteorite crater. Today apart from the meteorite crater itself it holds a herd of indigenous cattle breed which is being preserved as a gene pool. Tswaing (Tswana for - Read more...

Historical Sites

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 Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museums Open all week there are special craft activities performed on Saturdays. It is an open air museum depicting farm life in the Transvaal when farm people still made their own candles distilled their own spirits, baked their own bread and only the more wealthy and enterprising ploughed their fields with steam - Read more...

Pretoria Zoological Gardens

Pretoria’s National zoological Gardens run breeding programmes on nature reserve near Lichtenburg. It supplies both local and foreign zoological gardens. Birds such as flamingos, herons, swans and secretary birds are prolific and get shipped all over the world. Founded in 1899, it has become Africa’s largest zoological garden and among the world most renown. It - Read more...