Rietfontein Places of Interest

Rietfontein is situated in Pretoria, in Gauteng, South Africa. Show on Map

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Museum of Natural History

On one of the major streets in the centre of Tshwane, the capital city of South Africa, lies what is regarded as the country’s leading natural history museum, open every day of the week. Founded in 1892, the ...

Pretoria National Zoological Gardens

This is one of the most famous zoos in the world and the largest in South Africa. The most interesting feature of the zoo is the aquarium and reptile park. Visitors can also take a ride in the famous cable ...

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is one of the world's largest urban nature reserves, 3 800 hectares in extent, situated south of the city but still within the city limits. The Rietvlei Nature Reserve lies very ...

Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve

The Roodeplaat dam was constructed in 1956 and was initially called the 'Pienaars Rivier Dam'. The Dam supplied the surrounding landowners with irrigation and was later developed into a tourism destination. ...

Tswaing Meteorite Crater Museum

One of only four meteorite crater museums in the world (the others are in the US, Germany and France) the Tswaing Crater and its museum lie roughly 40 kilometres north of Pretoria. Not only is the Tswaing ...

Tswaing Nature Reserve

Just off the R35 north of Pretoria, the Tswaing Nature Reserve is incredibly beautiful. It houses not only a number of wild animals and a large variety of birds, trees and plants, but it is also the place of a ...

Union Buildings

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 ...

Wonderboom Nature Reserve

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 ...

... and little further afield

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 1800’s. The homestead that was built during that time now functions as a quaint chapel, while ...

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 ...

Pioneer Museum

The Pioneer open air Museum in Silverton is set in a graciously restored Victorian settler farmstead complete with horse mill and threshing floor, farming implements intact. A visit to the three hectare area ...

Sammy Marks Museum

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 ...

Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve

The reserve, in which you can see zebra, wildebeest, buck and other small mammals like mongoose, genets, hedgehogs and porcupines, was declared in 1992. Because of its position upon a hill, the reserve has ...

Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum

If you want to really step back in time and experience farming as it once was, then the Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum, just 40 kilometres east of Pretoria, with the largest collection of farming ...

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