Things to do in Pretoria

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Pretoria

Pretoria, the de facto capital of South Africa, is a pleasant amalgam of thriving business districts, history and art museums, nature reserves, shopping malls, and educational institutions. In other words, there’s tons of fun and interesting things to do in Pretoria and you’ll never get bored when you spend your holiday here.


Things to do in Pretoria


Pretoria Art Museum

The Pretoria Art Museum is one of the best places to start exploring. Also known as Gauteng’s Public Art Museum, this is where you can find an extensive range of displays of modern and contemporary art.


Pretoria Botanical Gardens

Next, you can head over to the Pretoria Botanical Gardens. An amazing range of indigenous and exotic plants and trees are exhibited, studied, and conserved in this 76 hectares of sprawling green space.


Pretoria Zoo

If you love animals, visit the Pretoria Zoo, otherwise known as the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa. What sets this zoo apart from others is that you can choose to camp here on Friday and Saturday nights!


Pretoria Golf Club

If you prefer to add some sports activities in your holiday trip, you can check out the several golf clubs in the city. The Pretoria Golf Club and the Pretoria Country Club are two of the most popular golfing venues in Pretoria.


Pretoria to Cape Town

Don’t skip the opportunity to get to know more about South Africa. Take a little trip from Pretoria to Cape Town to enjoy other wonderful sights. Experience the country’s luxury train ride on The Blue Train when you want to travel from Pretoria to Cape Town. You will be accompanied with great service, food, and wine.


Pretoria to Johannesburg

You can also head south as Pretoria is not too far from Johannesburg.


When to go to Pretoria

The climate in South Africa is slightly different compared to other parts of the world. They enjoy hot and rainy summers from September to April and short, cool winters from May to August. Snow is very rarely experienced in the city.


Things to do in Pretoria

Pretoria Facts

Population741 651
CountrySouth Africa
LanguageEnglish, Afrikaan
CurrencySouth African Rand
AirportJohannesburg Intl, South Africa (JNB)

Pretoria average temperatures

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Golf in Pretoria

If you are looking to make your trip a sporty one, you can check out the many golf clubs located near Pretoria. Services Golf Club and the Pretoria Country Club are two of the most popular golfing venues in Pretoria, offering excellent golf to affordable prices. If you have a whole week or maybe even longer, you can add Centurion Country Club, Wingate Park Country Club and Woodhill Country Club to your list of courses to try out. They are located within 15 kilometers of the city so you can easily reach them by car.

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Pretoria Marathons

The "City Marathon" for Pretoria is called SABS Jacaranda City Challenge. This course celebrates the city's charm, culture and spirit, and not to forget, it makes you pass the amazingly blooming Jacaranda trees. If a full marathon is too much, you can also choose to run a half-marathon, a 10k run or a 5k run. Deloitte Pretoria Marathon is another marathon in Pretoria and it takes you through some of its most beautiful landmarks. And as if that isn't enough, it also offers you extraordinary views over the surrounding mountains. This one has a half-marathon and a 10K run/walk at your service also.

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