BEST OF TSHWANE: Attractions, entertainment and activities

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Antique Route 6
From funky furniture to awesome art locals can shop and drop and visitors can shop and ship! Follow the route to fill up your home from the 12 antique shops within a radius of about 5km. Each shop offers a unique experience of what is available in Pretoria north of Church Street. Other interesting shops lining the route are coffee shops and the famous Tony's Pizza.

Crocodile River Reserve
The Reserve straddles three major rivers - the Jukskei, Hennops and Crocodile Rivers; the rugged Schurveberg Mountain marks the northern reaches, and the iconic Renosterskop stands sentinel in the North West. A bustling urban frill lies south and east, making this scenic natural environment the nearest escape to the country.

Dinokeng Game Reserve
The Dinokeng Game Reserve is the first free-roaming Big 5 residential game reserve in Gauteng – and probably in the world – next to an urbanised area. It is a private/public initiative for which planning and development started in the early 2000's.

Dinokeng Zebra Safaris
Unique "one-of-a-kind" animal interaction tour with tame zebras on a private farm near Cullinan.

Ditsong Museums
The Ditsong Museums of South Africa is an amalgamation of eight national museums, seven in Tshwane and one in Johannesburg. The target audience for these museums are children, youth, adults, students, tourists (foreign and local), researchers and the public in general.

Freedom Park
Driven by the necessity for the diverse people of South Africa and the world to understand and appreciate the country's struggle for liberation, Freedom Park was born as a national and international icon of humanity and freedom.

Hoogland Health Hydro
Whether you need to experience complete rest and relaxation, improve fitness, focus on weight management, and/or just need some decadent pampering, we are at your service. With the benefit of varied hydro therapies, you will be mentally, emotionally and physically recharged.

Kevin Richardson Lion Sanctuary
The Sanctuary transforms the way humans think, interact and behave toward the keeping of large carnivores. The sanctuary aims to maximise efforts towards keeping carnivores in their natural habitats and is currently home not only to lion, but spotted hyena, striped hyena and black leopard.

Mangwanani African Day Spa
Mangwanani African Spa is a true African spa and entertainment destination experience, committed to empowerment and responsible tourism.

National Zoological Gardens
The National Zoo is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status. An Aquarium and Reptile Park also form part of the Zoo facility. The Aquarium is the largest inland marine aquarium in the country. The third largest collection of exotic trees can be found at the Zoo.

Pretoria National Botanical Garden
This 76 ha urban oasis is a haven of natural beauty and tranquillity situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa's administrative capital, Pretoria. Ideal for walks, picnics, weddings, conferences and meetings, our garden has something for everyone.

Rietvlei Coffee Shop and Lion Camp Tours
Old unique house converted into a coffee shop in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. Come over after a drive, hike or tour for a coffee or meal. We cater for breakfast, lunch, children and snacks.

South African Post Office Museum
The Post Office Museum is devoted to the history and development of postal services in South Africa.

The State Theatre
The State Theatre seeks to present the very best performing arts work from the local community, the province, the country and from around the world. We seek to provide a programme in which our own produced work is of the highest standard and accessibility and complements the presented work.

Union Buildings
South Africa's Union Buildings, the official seat of the national government, house the offices of the president and are located in Tshwane. They are a South African national monument. The lush gardens surrounding the buildings are a popular picnic venue, and the structure itself is considered an architectural masterpiece.

Voortrekker Monument
The majestic Voortrekker Monument is a unique Monument which commemorates the Pioneer history of Southern Africa and the history of the Afrikaner and is situated in a beautiful setting. Today it is the most visited heritage site of its kind in Gauteng and one of the top ten cultural historical visitor attractions in the country.