Attractions IN/AROUND Menlo Park

Nature Reserves / Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

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 ...

Landmarks / Memorials

Freedom Park

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 ...

Landmarks / Memorials / National Monuments

Groenkloof National Heritage Monument

In the middle of Groenkloof Nature Reserve stand a series of life-sized bronze statues. They are the anti-apartheid struggle heroes. Over 50 of them are collectively known as the Long Walk to Freedom, reflecting the long history of ...

Nature Reserves

Groenkloof Nature Reserve

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 ...

Lakes / Dams / Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Moreleta Spruit

The Moreleta Spruit (spruit is a South African word for a small stream) is a tributary of the Hartbees Spruit that runs through the eastern Pretoria suburbs. The stream that flows all year round starts in the dolomite hills to the south of Pretoria and ...

Landmarks / Cultural / Miscellaneous

Pretoria Tours

Pretoria also serves as one of the countryís 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 ...

... and a little further afield

Golf Courses

Akasia Country Club

The golfers of Pretoria know the prettiness and the challenges of the Akasia Country Club well. They drink in the views of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range while they soak up the warmth of the South African sunshine, just 10 kilometres outside of the ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

If you grew up in the vicinity of Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, you will remember a time, during the 1970s, when the pink backed pelican bred here; and crowds of people came from all over Tshwane to watch the thousands of egrets, part of a large heronry ...

Game Reserves

Dinokeng Game Reserve

Why Dinokeng Game Reserve is such an attraction is because it provides Big 5 game viewing really close to Pretoria - half an hour, or an hour from OR Tambo International Airport. Which means you can simply fall out of the plane and be in the 'bush' ...

Miscellaneous / Popular Tourist Routes

Gautrain

The Gautrain is an 80 kilometre mass rapid transit railway system, which is a long-winded way of saying that Johannesburg constructed a (really) fast train that cuts out all of the traffic to and from the airport, just in time for the Soccer World Cup of ...

Golf Courses

Irene Country Club

The Irene Golf Club has one of the most attractive golf courses imaginable, next to Van der Byl Farm in the small, leafy village of Irene. Irene is only 15 kilometres south-east of Pretoria, yet far removed from city life. There are no factories, the air ...

Museums

Kruger House Museum

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 ...

2010 Stadiums / Landmarks

Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Home to the Sundowns Football Club and the Blue Bulls rugby team, Loftus Versfeld received a welcomed revamp and renovation in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cupô, hosted by South Africa. It was built decades ago, and has seen a number ...

Memorials

Mandela's Statue at the Union Buildings

A nine-metre high bronze statue of Nelson Mandela has stood at the foot of the Union Buildings since it was unveiled by Jacob Zuma a day after Mandela's funeral in Qunu, in December 2013. It is the tallest bronze sculpture of Mandela in existence. The ...

National Monuments

Melrose House

Melrose House in Pretoria was built in 1886 by George J Heys, who was a prominent and successful business mogul in Pretoria at the time. Amongst other things, it is an important record of how architecture and interiors were transformed from the Victorian ...

Nature Reserves

Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve

The Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve has a total area of about 100 hectares, and was originally a dairy farm in the 1800ís. The homestead that was built during that time now functions as a quaint chapel, while another home has been converted into a ...

Menlo Park as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Akasia, Arcadia, Brooklyn, Brummeria, Centurion, Clydesdale, Colbyn, Constantia Park, Cullinan, De Wilgers, Derdepoort, Donkerhoek, Eastwood, Eldoraigne, Equestria, Erasmia, Erasmuskloof, Erasmusrand, Faerie Glen, Garsfontein, Groenkloof, Hatfield, Hazelwood, Irene, Kameeldrift, Kilner Park, La Montagne, Lynnwood, Lynnwood Ridge, Magalieskruin, Menlyn, Meyerspark, Montana, Monumentpark, Moreleta Park, Mountain View, Muckleneuk, Murrayfield, Newlands, Pretoria CBD, Pretoria East, Pretoria North, Queenswood, Rayton, Rietfontein, Rietvalleirand, Riviera, Shere, Silver Lakes, Silverton, Sinoville, Villieria, Wapadrand, Waterkloof, Waterkloof Glen, Waterkloof Ridge, Waverley, Wonderboom, Woodhill Estate

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