Spatial Nodes

These nodes within the metropolitan area are characterised by largely mono-functional land uses that take up large, concentrated and defined spaces. The character of the areas includes industrial and high-technology smart industries, medical facilities and educational and research facilities. It is important to acknowledge these specialised activity areas, not just in terms of their scale, but also because of their sphere of influence in terms of generating movement and creating opportunities and linkages with other areas. The specialised activity nodes are as follows:

Research, innovation, education and technology institutes

Research, innovation, education, and technology institutes in Tshwane include the following:

  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and The Innovation Hub
  • Highveld Technopark
  • Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
  • Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • Onderstepoort Research Laboratories/Veterinary Institute
  • Steve Biko Academic Hospital
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of South Africa (Unisa)


The following airports are located in Tshwane:

  • Waterkloof Air Force Base
  • Swartkop Air Force Base
  • Wonderboom National Airport

Tourism nodes

        The following tourism nodes are located in Tshwane:

  • Dinokeng Nature Reserve
  • Cullinan

          Industrial estates

The following industrial estates are located in Tshwane:

  • Babelegi
  • Bronkhorstspruit
  • Despatch
  • Ekandustria
  • Ga-Rankuwa
  • Gateway
  • Hennopspark
  • Hermanstad
  • Irene
  • Kirkney
  • Klerksoord
  • Koedoespoort
  • Lyttelton Manor
  • Pretoria North
  • Pretoria West
  • Rooihuiskraal
  • Rosslyn
  • Samcor Park
  • Silverton
  • Silvertondale
  • Sunderland Ridge
  • Waltloo

Map 2: Location of industrial areas