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.
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
The museum boast some magnificent
tapestries depicting the life of the
Voortrekkers. Open all week from 9:00 to 16:45.
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
|South African Air
Force Museum & Swartkop Airfield
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
The Pretoria Zoo
||Believed to be
the third best zoo in the world, this modern conservation venue
is a must to see.
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.
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.
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
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.
Police Service Museum
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.