The crisp, sunny winter days make Pretoria the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. There are endless avenues to explore in the Jacaranda City, so don’t get too lethargic this winter – get out and about! Here are just a few of the best outdoor activities to do in Pretoria.
8 of the Best Outdoor Activities in Pretoria
1. Horseback on Safari (www.horsebackriding.co.za)
For something really different, why not try a Horseback Africa adventure – take a horse ride through a private game reserve where you can get up close to the wildlife. Guides will take you through the reserve, among the giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, impala, waterbuck, hartebeest and blesbok.
2. Montana (www.montanafamilymarket.co.za)
This stunning local market is the perfect all-family day out. There are hundreds of intricate stalls selling everything from children’s toys to linens with live entertainment providing the perfect backdrop to a relaxing time outdoors. Grab a bite to eat in the food zone while the children enjoy organised entertainment or the fun children’s play area.very weekend, the Montana Family Market hosts live entertainment and fun activities for kids including inflatable archery, princess and farmyard visits, as well as pizza, candle and snow globe making.
3. Abseiling (www.azcullinan.co.za)
Get your adrenaline going with some abseiling at the Adventure Zone Cullinan, just 30 minutes from Pretoria CBD. Abseil 60m down sheer cliffs and enjoy stunning views of Muningi Gorge while getting some exercise.
4. Rietvlei Nature Reserve (www.rietvlei-reserve.co.za)
Established in 1948 and home to the gorgeous Rietvlei Dam, the nature reserve provides a great space to enjoy a picnic, view some feathered fowl from bird hides or go on a game drive where you can view rhino, buffalo, lion, black wildebeest, and zebra.
5. Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary (www.tshwane.gov.za)
This 11-hectare conservancy is home to a lake and some 170 birds. This is another beautiful picnic spot and also offers guests some fine dining at The Blue Crane Restaurant.
6. Ludwig’s Roses (www.ludwigsroses.co.za)
Located in this floral haven is The Spiced Coffee Restaurant as well as several beautiful picnic spots. There are pre-packed baskets available for purchase as well as engaging rose talks and festivals. For the children, there is a lovely playground and tractor rides.
7. Golfing at Pretoria Country Club (www.ptacc.co.za)
Why not try your hand at golf to really enjoy the stunning Pretoria landscape. The Pretoria Country Club has one of the oldest golf clubs in South Africa and is home to a number of other sporting facilities, including squash and tennis courts.
8. Adventure Golf (www.adventuregolf.co.za)
And if a full 72-par golf course is a bit extreme, then get try some Adventure Golf instead. Complete with waterfalls, rolling green hills and fun obstacles, this is a really great day out for the whole family.
So pack your bags, bundle the kids into the car and head off to a fun-filled day out in the sunshine.
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