Once you've booked your Wapadrand accommodation explore our pages for info on attractions and what to do in Wapadrand.
The far flung eastern suburb of Pretoria Wapadrand, lies just beyond Meyerspark along the N4 as it wends its way out of the city. The pretty upmarket suburb boasts a prolific bird life and the largest variety of indigenous trees found in any suburb east of Pretoria. Wapadrand may be one of the furthest eastern suburbs but the greenery that it enjoys means that almost no brick or plaster is visible from its streets and residents enjoy the peace and tranquillity that follows.
Wapadrand lies nestled on the slopes of the Bronberg Mountain, home to the endangered Juliana’s golden mole, which ranks with the black rhino in category of threat. The mountain is covered predominantly by threatened Rocky Highveld grassland and the Bronberg as a whole is regarded as a sensitive environment - 10% of the ridge is made up of mountain wetlands. The mountain range means that there are only two crossing points, one near Wapadrand and the other to the west in the vicinity of the Moreleta Spruit.
Getting out and about in this part of the world is easy. The Botanical Gardens are close to Wapadrand and practically mandatory if it’s beautiful gardens, shady trees, medicinal plant displays and pretty paved nature trails you’re after. Continue along the N4 a little further and you could make an outing to Sammy Marks Museum, where a splendid Victorian mansion lies in acres of rolling veld, the former colonial household of Sammy Marks, now a tribute to the era of the final decades of the last century - 48 rooms are filled with furniture, paintings, silver and porcelain - all trappings of fine living during the Victorian era. There is tea to be had under the trees or on the wide verandah, and the gardens invite exploration.
Get the Scoop
No reviews yet.
Be the first to write a visitor review about Wapadrand ...
Featured Attractions in (or near) Wapadrand
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
Set on the western shores of the picturesque Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg Botanic Garden is one of the city’s parks - a green space in the middle of Jo'burgs northern suburbs about 6 kilometres from the city centre - with over 30 000 trees, a large rose garden, the site of over 4 500 varieties, and a ... more information
A visit to the Victorian style home of South Africa’s first industrialist and entrepreneur, Sammy Marks, is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. The beautiful home, known as Zwartkoppies hall, is set in park-like gardens on an estate about 23 kilometres outside of Pretoria. The gracious home has no fewer ... more information
Designed by Sir Herbert Baker and completed in 1913. Considered by many to be the architect's greatest achievement & South Africa's architectural masterpiece. This was the setting for President Nelson Mandela's historic inauguration in 1994. The spacious, terraced gardens command fine views of the city ... more information
Named after the wild fig (Ficus salicifolia) Wonderboom, for which the reserve is famous, and which grows at the foot of the northern slopes of the Magalies Mountain range, the Wonderboom Nature Reserve lies to the north of the city - a 200 hectare reserve that has as its heart a 1 000 year old specimen... more information