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Waterkloof is a suburb of the city of Pretoria, South Africa. Waterkloof is named after the original farm that stood there when Pretoria was founded in the 19th Century. Meaning “Water Rivine”, Waterkloof is a leafy, established area that is home to some of the city's most expensive real estate.
Like large parts of Pretoria, Waterkloof's streets are lined with many spectacular jacaranda trees that blossom in vibrant purple hues which illuminate the entire suburb during October. During the apartheid regime in South Africa, Waterkloof was associated with the Afrikaner elite as several government officials of high rank made their home here. Today it is a highly sought-after and upmarket area, boasting some magnificent hilltop homesteads on Edward and Victoria Streets which boast rather impressive views of the South African capital, including the renowned Union Buildings. The suburb bears the imprint of the British Empire as many of its streets are named after British royalty.
Here, one can enjoy an idyllic round of golf at the Pretoria Country Club. It is a spectacular 18-hole golf course with fantastic amenities and sure to promise an awesome golfing experience.
Several ambassadorial residences are located in the suburb. It is the home of the noted South African soprano Mimi Coertse and is also the location of the upmarket Dube-house in the Academy Award winning film Tsotsi. Entertainment facilities, world class restaurants, magnificent attractions and beauty as well as a range of activities make Waterkloof a must to experience and visit.
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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
The last house in which President Paul Kruger was to live, between 1883 and 1901, before he left South Africa to go into exile in Europe, the Kruger House Museum lies just a few blocks from Church square, where his bronze statue takes centre stage facing the Palace of Justice. The beautiful Victorian style home was ... more information
Monument Golf Club members say they have the best greens in Pretoria. The putting surface is indeed of superior quality. The 6 473-metre Monument Park Golf course is laid out on the slopes of a hillside south of the Pretoria city centre. The ground is infertile shale, but through perseverance and constant... more information
Founded in 1910, the Pretoria Country Club nestles in the scenic beauty of Waterkloof, one of the city’s most prestigious suburbs. Over the years the Pretoria Country Club has become a landmark in Pretoria. It is renowned as the quality sports and social venue set in magnificent... 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
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