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Attractions near Castle Ridge

Tourist Attractions - immediate area
The Union Buildings Built in 1938 for 1,180,000 pounds and designed by Sir Herbert Baker, this well-known building is the centre point of South African governance and stands on Meintjieskop, overlooking Pretoria.
The Voortrekker Monument Built for 359,000 pounds and dedicated to the rich Voortrekker history for the Boer Nation who left the Cape Union between 1835 - 1854. Designed by Gerard Moerdijk and with the cornerstone laid on 16 December 1938, this monument was inaugurated on 16 December 1949. The museum boast some magnificent tapestries depicting the life of the Voortrekkers. Open all week from 9:00 to 16:45.
South African Air Force Memorial  The Air Force Memorial on Bays Hill overlooks the Swartkop Air Force Base, where the South African Air Force came about during 1922. The monument, symbolising flight, was erected in memory of the approximately 3000 members of the Air Force who died over the years during war and peace of Thaba Tshwane. Situated 13km from the guesthouse near the heart of military activities and facilities.
South African Air Force Museum & Swartkop Airfield Swartkop Airfield (Zwartkop Air Force Station) was established in April 1921 and was South Africa's first air force base and is home of the SAAF Museum. The base is located on the western side of the main (tar) runway. Swartkop is also the 2nd oldest Commonwealth air base in the world and situated 15km from the guesthouse.
The Pretoria Zoo Believed to be the third best zoo in the world, this modern conservation venue is a must to see.
Tswaing Meteor Crater On the road to Hammannskraal lies this ancient meteor crater. This is South Africa's first community-centered enviro-museum. There are guided group visits daily by prior arrangement at 01214 - 98 7302. The museum also offers hiking trails, braai facilities, abundant bird life and indigenous animals.
Pierneef Museum Situated in Vermeulen Street, this museum is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00. Here you will find the works of art and personal belongings of one of South Africa's best known artists.
Coert Steynberg Museum Open on Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 to 13:00 and Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00, this museum is situated in Berg Street. This is the house of another of South Africa's famous artists. This time, the house, studio and sculptures of the great sculptor, Coert Steynberg.
Kruger Museum This museum house the possessions of President Kruger who lived here for the period 1884 to 1901. It is open to the public during the week from 08:30 to 16:00 and weekends and public holidays from 09:00 to 16:00. It is situated in Church Street.
South African Police Service Museum In Pretorius Street you will find the South African Police Service Museum. Here you can see displays on famous cases, drugs and weapons. They  also offer night tours, puppet shows and other community related projects. Open during the week from 07:30 to 15:30, Saturdays from 8:30 to 12:30 and Sundays from 13:30 to 16:30.
Museum of Culture  This is a huge museum with 6000 square meters of display space. It tells the story of 2million years of history in South Africa.
Post Office Stamp collection  Here you can discover die postal history of South Africa. open Monday to Friday 7:30 to 16:30. It is situated in Palace Avenue, Church Square.
Correctional Services Museum

See the weapons made by inmates, their art and hobbies as well as objects illegally made by them. Situated in Potgieter Street, it is open for viewing Tuesday to Friday 09:00 to 15:00.

Transvaal Museum Situated in Paul Kruger Street, this is Pretoria's Natural History Museum and covers subjects like mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, invertebrates, palaeontology and archaeo-zoology. They are open Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00 and Sunday and public holidays from 11:00 to 17:00
Melrose House Guided tours are available on prior bookings through this marvelous late Victorian house museum furnished with original furniture and gardens as well as a photographic exhibition on the Anglo-Boer War. It is situated in Jacob Mare Street and open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 17:00. Thursdays 10:00 to 20:00 and Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00.
Smuts House Museum This is the house of statesman J.C. Smuts. The house is situated in Jan Smuts Avenue and is open Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 13:00 and 13:30 to 16:30. Weekends from 09:30 to 13:00 and 13:30 to 17:00.
Pioneer Museum This house was constructed in 1848 shows the life of the early pioneers in this area. Traditional farm yard activities will be demonstrated by prior arrangement. There are picnic and barbeque facilities available. Open every day 08:30 to 16:00.
Sammy Marks Museum

This Victorian mansion dates from 1884 and was the house of magnate Sammy Marks. The collection include excellent examples of Victorian glass, porcelain, furniture and silver wares. There is also a tea garden and museum shop. Guided tours on request. Open Tuesday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00 and weekends from 10:00 to 16:00.

Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum

This is a living farm museum of the 1920's. Here you can experience the farm yard activities on a guided tour by prior arrangement. This museum also brew mampoer which can be bought at the museum shop. There is also overnight accommodation, conference and picnic facilities. Open all week 08:00 to 16:00.

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Castle Ridge Guesthouse
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