Experience the Jurassic world through an enchanting tour of life-sized moving dinosaurs with lots of fun activities! The Dino Expo is a mesmerizing, not-to-be-missed exhibition of realistic, life size, accurate to science animatronic dinosaurs that capture the imagination with their life-like demeanor and movement. They will ‘prehistorify’ the senses with their life-like legendary roaring sounds that electrify the environs and inspire adrenaline filled excitement.
The Harties Cableway offers visitors panoramic views of the beautiful Magaliesberg, Hartbeespoort Dam and surrounding areas, as well as excellent recreational and educational facilities.
Situated at 100 Oak Avenue, Prima Lux has been part of the Cullinan landscape since 2006. Suppliers of loose certified diamonds, gemstones and bespoke jewellery (gold and silver)
Open from 09h00 – 16h00 (Closed on Tuesdays).
Just twenty minutes drive from the Pretoria city centre is the quaint little town of Cullinan where time seems to have stood still. The big hole at the Cullinan Diamond Mine is 4 times the size of the Kimberley ‘Big Hole’. It was here that the largest gem diamond ever found in the world, the Cullinan Diamond (which now forms part of the British crown jewels) was discovered. A weekend is not enough time to experience the delights of this little town.
The majestic Voortrekker Monument is situated in the northern part of South Africa in the Pretoria (Tshwane) region in a nature reserve. It is a unique Monument which commemorates the Pioneer history of Southern Africa and the history of the Afrikaner and is situated in a beautiful setting.
The Monument was inaugurated in 1949. It was designed by architect Gerard Moerdijk. In the Hall of Heroes is the world’s longest historical marble frieze. A tapestry with more than three million stitches is housed in the Cenotaph Hall.
Today it is the most visited heritage site of its kind in Gauteng and one of the top ten cultural historical visitor attractions in the country. It is also the only Grade 1 national Heritage Site in Pretoria. The Monument also manages the Blood River Heritage Site.
The Union Buildings form the official seat of the South African government and also house the offices of the president of South Africa.
The museum was started in 1974 when the South African Post Office and Telkom were still one company. The company was divided into the South African Post Office and Telkom in 1991 and the museum was affected as well. The museum currently consists of the display at Church Square and the collection kept at the South African Post Office Depot in Silverton.
The museum has a collection of unique objects that forms the core of the activities for exhibitions, public programmes and research. The collections that constitute the museum are philately, art and object collections. The object collection portrays the postal history of South Africa and the philately collection represents the total philatelic history of South Africa.
The Pretoria Art Museum is an art gallery located in Arcadia, Pretoria in South Africa. The museum in Arcadia Park occupies an entire city block bounded by Park, Wessels, Schoeman and Johann Streets.
Call: +27 (0)12 358 6750
Address: Francis Baard St & Wessels St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007
The Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary’s mission is to provide a self-sustaining African carnivore sanctuary for the purposes of wild species preservation through education, awareness and funding, especially pertaining to the rapid decline of large carnivores in Africa due to habitat loss, human-predator conflict, the illegal bush meat trade, unscrupulous hunting, disease and their illegal trade.
Groenkloof Nature Reserve is located at the famous Fountains Valley which is the gateway to the city. This valley in Pretoria was proclaimed a game sanctuary by President Paul Kruger on 25 February 1895, the first game sanctuary in Africa. Its main purpose was to protect the shy and timid oribi, which occurred there, and other game that were being wiped out by hunters.
The wildlife on the reserve includes zebra, jackal, duiker, kudu, impala, blue wildebeest, blesbuck, red hartebeest, ostrich, giraffe and sable. The rich bird life will keep bird lovers busy for hours on end.
Activities include day and overnight hiking and biking trails as well as guided horse trails and night drives to view game. A coffee shop can be found inside the reserve.
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Tshwane, the mega city capital of South Africa, consists of Pretoria and surrounding areas. Five major highways lead into the City of Tshwane. The city also has its own national airport – Wonderboom airport.