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  • Staycation in Tshwane: Come and share in the fun with your family and friends!

    Staycation in Tshwane: Come and share in the fun with your family and friends!

    Fri, Dec 21, 2018

    Are you spending the festive season in Tshwane, our beautiful capital city? No need to stress about entertainment and leisure. There is a lot that the city offers that you can share and enjoy with family and friends. So many places to visit, so many memorable moments to create with your loved ones.

    Read more to discover affordable, free and fun things to do in Pretoria, and prove why it is a city that should be known for more than just jacaranda blossoms. There are so many things to do in this city. In no particular order, you can visit the following:

    Rietvlei Nature Reserve: This City-owned reserve has four of the Big Five and it is rich in biodiversity. Activities for visitors range from game viewing to picnicking, hiking and birdwatching, and the reserve has ablution facilities, braai areas and a coffee shop.

    • Tel: 012 358 1811/1812
    • Email: rietvlein@tshwane.gov.za (bookings)

    Wonderboom Nature Reserve: This reserve is better known for its "Wonderboom", a magnificent specimen of Ficus salicifolia, a wild fig tree that is older than 1 000 years. The hiking trails offer scenic views and a cultural experience with a fort at the top of the mountain. A variety of birds, zebra, impala, rock hyrax and porcupine, various small mammals, reptiles and amphibians can be seen.

    • Tel: 012 543 0918
    • Email: phildetteh@tshwane.gov.za (bookings and enquiries)

     

    Faerie Glen Nature Reserve: Come and explore an expanse of nature in Tshwane with two wooden lookouts for birdwatchers. Don't be surprised if you see zebra, red hartebeest and impala. Yes, they are there. No braai facilities but you can bring your picnic baskets and enjoy nature in the heart of the city. Dog owners can bring their dogs along!

     

    Derdepoort Recreation Resort: Visiting this resort is like having a mini holiday! It is a cool place for kids to enjoy themselves and adults can have a nice time chilling with family and friends. The resort boasts a variety of modern facilities with a touch of bushveld and farm-style atmosphere right on the city's doorstep. The facility has a swimming pool with a super tube, braai and picnic area, youth camp, caravan park, play area, animal farm, conference room, three lapas/shelters and three power points.

     

    • Tel: 012 800 1279/80 or 012 358 7206/7212
    • Email: derdepoort@tshwane.gov.za

     

     

    Love birds? Then a visit to the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary is a must.

    Visit this awesome bird sanctuary for a wide variety of birds such as blacksmith, lapwing and white-bellied sunbird. Other species include our very own South African national bird, the blue crane, as well as the crowned crane. The facility has an exhibition hall and guided walks can be arranged.

     

    • Tel: 012 358 1757
    • Email: groenkloofnaturereserve@tshwane.gov.za

     

    Groenkloof Nature Reserve: Do not be surprised when seeing zebra and giraffe next to the R21 and M18. Groenkloof Nature Reserve is nestled in the heart of Tshwane and is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa. There is quite a lot that one can do when visiting this reserve – from hiking, mountain biking and game drives to horse riding. There is also a popular 4x4 route in the reserve. Apart from the abundant game, the reserve also hosts a large variety of birdlife.

    • Tel: 012 358 1757/53
    • Email: groenkloofnaturereserve@tshwane.gov.za (bookings)

     

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