With our magnificent Tshwane weather we spend a lot of our leisure time in the open outdoors. We invite you to experience the best of the City of Tshwane’s magnificent parks.
Contact person: Ms Molly Grobler (012) 358-0495
||National Botanical Gardens |
These gardens are the sister gardens to the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. They showcase many Southern African plants in all their seasonal guises. Guided walks can be arranged.
Tel: 012 843 5172
Address: 2 Cussonia Avenue, Brummeria
National Zoological Gardens
The Pretoria Zoo is an 80 ha oasis nestled in Pretoria's city centre. It is the finest zoo in South Africa and one of the best in the world, housing 97 mammal species, 161 bird species, 279 fish species, 106 reptile species and 7 amphibian species, totalling over 4 300 animals.
Tel: 012 358 3265
Address: 232 Boom Street, Pretoria
This is the oldest park in Pretoria and now a national monument. It lies adjacent to Melrose House. George Heys, the first owner of Melrose House, in collaboration with a botanist, James Hunter, undertook the layout, which was completed in 1892.
Tel: 012 358 0524
Address: Cnr Andries and Jacob Maré Streets, Pretoria
Jan Cilliers Park
This park, also known as Protea Park, contains indigenous plants and water features, and offers a spectacular view of the city.
Tel: 012 358 0524/0257
Address: Cnr Wenning and Broderick Streets, Groenkloof
This park is a national monument and contains indigenous plants. It is very popular for wedding photos.
Previously known as Grosvenor Park, it became Springbok Park in the 1960s. The original name was in commemoration of Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, who was closely associated with South Africa. Incidentally, "Grosvenor" means "the great chief hunter". Springbok Park envelopes 30 621 m², and a popular restaurant is situated on its north-eastern corner.
Tel: 012 344 3840
Address: Cnr Schoeman and Grosvenor Streets, Hatfield
Venning Park/Rose Park
This formal rose park with its water features and tea garden and restaurant was previously known as Eastwood Square. The name "Venning Park" honours John Harold Venning, former Municipal Director of Parks, who retired in 1940. The park also houses a rosarium with 30 rose species and more than 3 000 rose bushes on its 30 620 m² area. The rosarium was established by the Northern Transvaal Rose Society, and the roses were donated by various rose nurseries.
One of the roses is the “City of Pretoria”.
Tel: 012 344 3840
Address: Cnr Schoeman and Eastwood Streets, Arcadia
One of Pretoria's most beautiful parks, Magnolia Dell, is a popular venue for arts and crafts markets. It is ideal for picnics and also offers a tea garden and restaurant.
Tel: 012 993 1557
Address: Cnr Queen Wilhelmina Drive and University Road, Bailey's Muckleneuk