Big 5 game reserve
We are the only city in the world, yes, in the entire world, that has a Big 5 game reserve within the city! Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Lion and Buffalo roam freely on the plains of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve just north of the city centre. Follow the adventures of the Mongena Lodge rangers and you will soon be tempted to join them for a morning walk or game drive to get in on all the excitement.
Yes we have it – the coolest antique route in the country. From funky furniture to awesome art locals can shop and drop and visitors can shop and ship! Follow the route to fill up your home from the 12 antique shops within a radius of about 5km. Each shop offers a unique experience of what is available in Pretoria north of Stanza Bopape Street. Other interesting shops lining the route are coffee shops and the famous Tony’s Pizza.
Little town of Cullinan
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.
City of Excellence
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.