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Nearby Attractions:

- Akasia Golf course - 6.2 km
- Loftus Rugby Stadium - 5.8 km
- Super sport Park - 17 km
- Horse riding trails - 10 km
- Health & fitness centre - 2.10 km

- Jakaranda - 2.6 km
- Wonderboom Junction - 2.9 km
- Gezina Shopping mall
- Hatfield - 6.1km
- The Kolonade - 7.8 km
- Brooklyn Shopping Centre - 7.6 km

- Wonderboom Nature Reserve -1.9 km
- Zoological Gardens - 4.4 km
- Botanical Gardens - 8.2 km
- Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary - 7.6 km


Various Departments:

  • Government Departments / Embassies ± 4.3 km
  • University of Pretoria - 6.2 km
  • Unisa - 7.9 km
  • TUT - 7.4 km
  • CSIR - 6.1 km
  • SABS - 8.7km
  • Rosslyn Industria

Hospitals:

  • Eugene Marais in 5th Ave - 750m Visit their site here.
  • Moot Hospital in 18th Ave - 2.5 km
  • Montana Private Hospital - 5.7 km
  • Akasia Hospital - 9.9km
  • Pretoria Academic Hospital - 2.7 km
  • Pretoria Eye Institute - 4.7 km
  • Pretoria Ear Institute - 4.3 km
  • Pretoria Heart Hospital - 4.9 km
  • Jakaranda Hospital - 6.1 km
  • Netcare Femina Hospital - 3.8 km
  • Onderstepoort Veterinary Hospital - 6.3 km

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Historical & Cultural Attractions


Voortrekker Monument - 11.6 km. Visit their site here.

The Voortrekker Monument is a national icon for Afrikaans South Africans. Particularly on December 16, the anniversary of the battle at the Blood River. The Building is constructed in such a way that just on that day at 12 noon a ray of sunlight falls onto the Shrine of Honor in the Heroes’ Hall. It bears the inscription: "Ons vir jou, Zuid Afrika!".

   

Union Building - 4.1 km. Visit their site here.

As one of the best known architectural accomplishments of Sir Herbert Baker, the Union Buildings in Pretoria is still a popular tourist attraction apart from its practical application in modern day South African politics. Although the Union Building is not open to the public, you can visit the gardens surrounding the President’s offices. The well manicured gardens surrounding the building and the impressive steps leading up to the entrance of the Union Buildings provide the perfect backdrop for memorable pictures.

   

Freedom Park - 6.5 km. Visit their site here.

Freedom Park is a place of pilgrimage and healing and human communion, which sets it apart from, while it seeks to end, the divides that scar and fracture the national and global human society beyond its boundaries. Freedom Park will give all who visit her, the possibility to understand the origins of the earth and life, to position themselves as sojourners in a natural and human journey of countless millennia, and to commune in reverence with the ancestors and the gods, both of which are as native and as various as each who will visit the Park.

   
  • Melrose House - 5.5 km
  • Paul Kruger House - 4.8 km
  • Sammy Marks Museum -18.8 km
  • Pretoria Art Museum - 4.9 km
  • Pretoria CBD - 6.4 km
  • South African State Theatre - 4.6 km. Visit their site here.
  • The Performer - 9.2 km
  • The Barnyard - 11.4 km. Visit their site here.
  • Huis vir Afrikaanse Poësie (HAP) met 'n spesifieke fokus op afrikaans - Capital Park's core art, cultural and tourism destination! Art stops include art galleries, art studios, a wine cellar, a poetry house, restaurants/coffee shops, a garden décor supplier and suppliers of upmarket lifestyle products - ± 3 km. Visit their site here.
  • Friends of the Rail - Public Train trips you can take! On a vintage steam train is certainly very special and definately different. For a fun day's outing accompanied by your family, friends and good food on an old-fashioned fun outing to Cullinan and back. Visit their site here.
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Popular Attractions


Rovos Rail - 2 km. Visit their site here.

The most luxurious Train in the world.

   

The Blue Train - 5.9 km. Visit their site here.

The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have travelled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel. Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service.

   

Gold Reef City - 61.8 km. Visit their site here.

A unique experience awaits you as you enter the historical world of Gold Reef City Theme Park. Enjoy the "Rich Beginnings - Our Golden Heritage" introductory movie. The Museum also houses:

  • Mr Ohlthaver's House (Mine Official)
  • Dowse House (Home-schooling)
  • Oosthuizen House (Afrikaner Home)
  • Gold Pour Demonstration
  • Gold Panning
  • Underground Mine Tour
  • Gold Reef City
  • Dances & Traditional dress
   

Cradle of Humankind - 47.5 km. Visit their site here.

o Famous for fossil discoveries. Boasts a restaurant, humanoid exhibition and a wooden walkway to the area where Mrs. Ples was discovered.

   

Cullinan Diamond Mine – 36.1 km

The charming mining village of Cullinan, located east of Pretoria, gained world-wide attention with the discovery of an incredible 3000-carat stone in 1905. Dubbed the Cullinan Diamond. It is the largest uncut diamond ever found. A large stone cut from the Cullinan Diamond was called 'The Star of Africa' and is part of the British Crown Jewels. The Cullinan Diamond Mine is also the third richest diamond producing mine in South Africa. Over the years more that 120 million carats have been mined here. Visit this still-operational mine to fully appreciate the sweat and blood it takes to produce these brilliant gems. You can also buy some excellent diamonds and trinkets on display at the Cullinan Diamond Mine Market. Let the brilliance of diamonds at South Africa’s Cullinan Diamond Mine dazzle you.

   
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Other Popular Attractions:

  • Sun City and the Palace of the Lost City - 149 km - Visit their site here.
  • Pilanesberg Game Reserve: for excellent game viewing where you can see the ‘Big Five’ - 121 km - Visit their site here.
  • Monte casino - 40 kmCarousel - 62.1 km – North
  • Farm Inn - 27.9 km - visit their site here.
  • Lion Park –63.3 km
  • Rhino & Lion Park - 54.3 km. Visit their site here.

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Hartbeespoort Dam

The village of Hartbeespoort is situated along the shores of the dam, among undulating hills and panoramic views on the dam and the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains. Enjoy the tranquillity of the hills and valleys, the scenic drives, challenging hikes and gentle rambles on offer.

Along the route you can enjoy the Cheetah Farm - 45.4 km. This amazing Centre has become renowned for its efforts in breeding and researching endangered species, particularly their accomplishments in preventing the extinction of cheetahs. De Wildt provides visitors with a unique experience allowing tourists and travellers to get up close to cheetah, wild dog, antelope, brown hyena, vultures and owls. This is an educational adventure you do not want to miss.

Visit the web site of Hartbeespoor Dam here.

   

Tan' Malie se Winkel - Visit their site here.

A local institution, near the dam wall, offering everything dainty and artistic.

   

Malibu Floating Restaurant

Enjoy lunch while cruising across the dam in this floating restaurant

   

Elephant Sanctuary – 37.8 km - Hartbeespoort Dam. Visit their site here

The Sanctuary is home to various buck and species of mammals and a very visible family of meerkats. The Elephant Sanctuary offers an exciting, fully comprehensive elephant experience. We offer an exclusive, ‘hands-on', educationally oriented experience with African Elephants. Touch, feel, brush down and feed these wonderful creatures.

   

Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary. Visit their site here.

Is situated on 10ha of indigenous forest in Hartbeespoort. A privately owned sanctuary recently opened to the public, it offers visitors tours on elevated wooden walkways through the forest to see the exotic monkeys. Tours are held 9am to 12pm and 12pm to 4pm daily.

   

Goblins Cove Restaurant and Coffee Shop - 63.6 km - Magaliesberg. Visit their site here.

A magical experience awaits, discover a creative goblin and fairy world. Wonderful cuisine.

   

Tree Top Canopy Tours - 79.9km - Magaliesberg. Visit their site here.

Slide above the kloof from eleven platforms built high against the cliffs and rock faces. Much like a "foefie" slide, the canopy tour essentially involves zigzagging down the kloof, while stopping at the platforms to admire the expansive views and surrounding ecology.

   
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Other Hartbeespoort Dam Attractions:

  • Margaret Roberts Herb Garden
  • Art Galleries & Studios - 35.2km
  • African Market & Curios - 37 km

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Johannesburg - Egoli - Place of Gold


African Craft Market – 51.4 km

The Rosebank African Craft Market offers a fine selection of quality African arts & crafts, including wooden masks and carvings, indigenous beadwork, dolls, and baskets at very reasonable prices. The adjacent Rosebank Rooftop Market also has lots of fashionable clothing, quality ceramics, antiques, second-hand books and other collectibles.

   

Museum of South African Rock Art and Geological Collections – 57.6 km - Johannesburg

With numerous castings as well as genuine artefacts, this museum offers new insights into the previously misunderstood study of ancient cultures. While it was believed that the rock paintings by the Khoi and San peoples, as well as others, were simply depictions of the hunting way of life, we now understand them to indicate shamanic trances and mystical happenings. An intriguing glimpse into one of South Africa's oldest cultures

   

SA Mint (Home of the Kruger Rand) – 33.9 km - Midrand

The name says it all! Coin World. This is where the oldest and newest coins are to be found. Among the exhibits the museum boasts the oldest working mint press in the world. There are also displays of South African coins, including the first Kruger rand ever minted. The field tour section, Coin walk, hosts tours (under 12's not permitted) through the museum which last for about one and half hours.

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