Attractions IN Waterkloof

Golf Courses

Waterkloof Golf Club

Waterkloof Golf Club is also the home of South African cricketing icon, AB De Villiers. Waterkloof is situated on the undulating slopes of Pretoria South and is generally known to have some of the finest quality greens in Pretoria, thanks in no small part to ...

Attractions AROUND Waterkloof

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 has ...

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 the ...

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 the ...

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 tallest ...

Golf Courses

Pretoria Country Club

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 ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

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 Mandela's historic inauguration in 1994. The spacious, ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

Voortrekker Monument

The huge monolith that is the Voortrekker monument stands as a major landmark on a low hill, just outside Tshwane (as Pretoria is now called). Depending on who you are, the monument that has some of the finest sculpture work in the country is either a ...

Landmarks / Memorials

Women's Monument

On August the 9th 1956 over 20 000 women of South Africa, of different races, marched through Pretoria in protest to present petitions to the then prime minister, JG Strijdom. They objected to the pass law under which African women were compelled to carry ...

Nature Reserves

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 to the north of the city - a 200 hectare reserve ...

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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 centre of ...

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 that ...

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' pronto ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Nature Reserves

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 bushveld, ...

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 is ...

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 Cup™, hosted by South Africa. It was built decades ago, and has seen a number ...

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 1800’s. The homestead that was built during that time now functions as a quaint chapel, while another home has been converted into a restaurant ...

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 has ...

Waterkloof 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, Menlo Park, Menlyn, Meyerspark, Montana, Monumentpark, Moreleta Park, Mountain View, Muckleneuk, Newlands, Pretoria East, Pretoria North, Queenswood, Rayton, Rietfontein, Rietvalleirand, Riviera, Shere, Silver Lakes, Silverton, Sinoville, Sunnyside, Villieria, Wapadrand, Waterkloof Glen, Waterkloof Ridge, Waverley, Wonderboom, Woodhill Estate

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