Menlo Park, Pretoria
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Menlo Park is a suburb in the city of Pretoria, South Africa. Menlo Park borders other upmarket areas known as Waterkloof, Brooklyn and Lynnwood.
Menlo Park was first established between the 1950s and 1970s. It was then the most eastern suburb of Pretoria, but the city has grown considerably and expanded eastwards since then. Today these suburbs are known as the old east and boast some of the city’s most high-end residential properties. Together with Brooklyn and Lynnwood, it was most likely named after American counterparts. It is the opinion that this reflects the suburb’s less ‘oppressive’ image, when compared to that of leafy Waterkloof and other areas which have many street names reflecting the British Empire.
Menlo Park is ideally situated in a central position near the N1 highway, within easy reach of the central business district. Therefore, it is just minutes away from upmarket and large entertainment facilities and shopping malls such as Menlyn and Brooklyn Mall. Menlo Park boasts a revamped heart, with a theatre, fantastic coffee bars, superlative restaurants and cafés. It is the site of Menlo Park High School and lies near the University of Pretoria. Menlo Park was the home of iconic South African artist Walter Battiss, whose former home has been converted into a residential development with guesthouse known as Fook Island.
A broad range of activities can be enjoyed and there is always something going on here. The nightlife lovers can enjoy numerous hotspots and the less adventurous can be entertained at the theatre or shopping malls. Enjoy a memorable experience at Menlo Park in Pretoria, South Africa.
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Brooklyn Mall is situated on the corner of Fehrsen and Lange Streets, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria. Brooklyn Mall is situated in the heart of Pretoria's Eastern suburbs and is the dynamic hub of this diplomatic area. With a compliment of more than 170 retail stores, Brooklyn Mall provides a comprehensive shopping choice. more information
Boasting idyllic scenery and an abundance of birdlife, The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve in Pretoria is a popular 128ha sanctuary, with an interesting series of nature trails and walks. The reserve transitions between bankenveld (grassland) and sour bushveld, and visitors will delight in observing the national flower ... more information
The Freedom Park opened its doors in December 2007. It is a space where South Africans and visitors to the country can reflect on the past, and is an inspiration for the future. It is regarded as one of the most ambitious heritage projects the government has invested in; an attempt to encapsulate the ... more information
Groenkloof Nature Reserve, on the southern side of Pretoria, is the first nature reserve in the continent dating back to the time when President Kruger proclaimed the entire valley a game sanctuary, in 1895. Now it lies in the Fountains Valley, famous as the 'entrance' to Pretoria ... more information
Pretoria also serves as one of the country’s three capital cities, officially the executive or administrative capital. With plenty to see and do in Pretoria most tourists find a day trip is often not enough to explore all the city has to offer. Browse through the tours of Pretoria and contact one of our Tour Guides who ... more information
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