Things to Do in Pretoria


Welcome to Pretoria, the enchanting capital city of South Africa. Nestled in the heart of Gauteng, Pretoria offers a wide array of captivating attractions and activities that cater to diverse interests. As a guest at RH Hotel Pretoria, you’ll find yourself perfectly situated to embark on exciting adventures and explore the rich cultural heritage, natural wonders, and modern attractions this city has to offer. We have compiled a comprehensive list of things to do in Pretoria, highlighting popular attractions along with their contact details and proximity to our hotel.

Things to Do in Pretoria: Explore the Vibrant Capital City

Within a 10km Radius

  • Sunnypark Shopping Centre: RH Hotel Pretoria offers direct, secure access into the Sunnypark Shopping Centre, bringing you a host of dining and shopping options without even leaving the building. Contact: +27 12 341-7556

  • Union Buildings: The Union Buildings, located just 2 kilometers from the hotel, serve as the official seat of the South African government and offer stunning architecture and beautiful gardens. Contact: +27 12 300 5200.

  • Voortrekker Monument: A historical monument commemorating the Afrikaner pioneers, the Voortrekker Monument is only 8 kilometers away from the hotel. Explore its museum and enjoy panoramic views from the top. Contact: +27 12 326 6770.

  • Loftus Versfeld Stadium: Situated just 3 kilometers from the hotel, Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a renowned sports venue hosting rugby and soccer matches. Catch a thrilling game or take a guided tour of the stadium. Contact: +27 12 420 0700.

  • Hatfield Square: Located 5km from RH Hotel Pretoria, Hatfield Square is a vibrant entertainment hub offering a variety of restaurants, bars, and live music venues. Experience the energetic nightlife and lively atmosphere. 

  • Brooklyn Mall: Just 8 kilometers away, Brooklyn Mall is a premier shopping destination with a wide range of boutiques, department stores, and dining options. Enjoy a day of retail therapy and indulge in delicious cuisine. Contact: +27 12 346 1063.

  • The South African State Theatre: Experience world-class performances at The South African State Theatre, situated within 2 kilometers of the hotel. Enjoy theatrical productions, music concerts, and dance performances. Contact: +27 12 392 4000.

  • Pretoria Golf Club: Golf enthusiasts can visit Pretoria Golf Club, located only 10 kilometers away. Play a round of golf on this picturesque course surrounded by lush greens and enjoy the clubhouse facilities. Contact: +27 12 460 6242.

  • Menlyn Park Shopping Centre: Just a short 10km drive from the hotel, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre offers a wide array of retail stores, entertainment options, and dining experiences. Explore one of the largest malls in Africa. Contact: +27 12 471 0600.

  • Pretoria National Botanical Gardens: Located approximately 10 kilometers away, the National Botanical Gardens feature diverse plant species, tranquil walking trails, and picnic spots. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Contact: +27 12 843 5071.

  • Freedom Park: Discover the rich history and heritage of South Africa at Freedom Park, situated around 5 kilometers from the hotel. This memorial and museum complex honors the country’s struggle for freedom. Contact: +27 12 336 4000.

  • Groenkloof Nature Reserve: Experience wildlife and nature at Groenkloof Nature Reserve, located approximately 6 kilometers away. Enjoy hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as the opportunity to spot various animal species. Contact: +27 12 358 1510.

  • Pretoria National Zoo: Situated within a 5 kilometer radius, Pretoria National Zoo is home to a diverse range of animal species. Explore the zoo’s exhibits, educational programs, and conservation initiatives. Contact: +27 12 339 2700.

  • Pretoria Art Museum: Art enthusiasts can visit the Pretoria Art Museum, located around 2 kilometers from the hotel. The museum showcases a vast collection of South African art, including paintings, sculptures, and contemporary pieces. Contact: +27 12 358 6750.

  • Wonderboom Nature Reserve: Experience the natural wonder of the Wonderboom Nature Reserve, situated approximately 10 kilometers away. Enjoy walking trails, birdwatching, and picnicking in a serene environment. Contact: +27 12 341 5204.

  • National Museum of Natural History: Discover the wonders of the natural world at the National Museum of Natural History, located within 3 kilometers of the hotel. Explore exhibits on paleontology, archaeology, and natural sciences. Contact: +27 12 322 7632.

Within a 20km Radius

  • Sammy Marks Museum: Visit the Sammy Marks Museum, located approximately 30 kilometers away. This Victorian mansion offers a glimpse into the life of Sammy Marks, a prominent 19th-century industrialist. Contact: +27 12 802 1141. 

  • Irene Dairy Farm: Enjoy a delightful outing to Irene Dairy Farm, situated within a 20-kilometer radius. Experience farm life, indulge in delicious farm-fresh products, and relax in the serene countryside setting. Contact: +27 12 667 4822.

  • Rietvlei Nature Reserve: Nature lovers can explore the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, located approximately 20 kilometers from Pretoria. Embark on game drives, spot diverse wildlife, and appreciate the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Contact: +27 12 358 1810.

Within a 50km Radius

  • Hartbeespoort Dam: Enjoy a day trip to Hartbeespoort Dam, approximately 50 kilometers from the hotel. This scenic reservoir offers water activities, wildlife encounters, and picturesque views of the Magaliesberg Mountains. 

  • Cullinan Diamond Mine: Experience a tour of the Cullinan Diamond Mine, situated around 50 kilometers from Pretoria. Learn about diamond mining history, witness the extraction process, and see remarkable gemstones. Contact: +27 12 734 0260.

  • Dinokeng Game Reserve: Venture to Dinokeng Game Reserve, situated around 46 kilometers from the hotel. This Big Five game reserve offers thrilling safaris, guided bush walks, and an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. 

  • Cradle of Humankind: Explore the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located approximately 38 kilometers from Pretoria. Discover ancient fossils, visit interactive museums, and delve into our human origins. 

  • Lesedi Cultural Village: Immerse yourself in South African culture at the Lesedi Cultural Village, located approximately 40 kilometers away. Experience traditional dances, taste local cuisine, and learn about different ethnic groups. Contact: +27 12 205 1394.

Within a 100km Radius

  • Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve: Visit the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, situated within a 70-kilometer radius. Encounter magnificent wildlife, including rhinos, lions, and cheetahs, on a guided safari or self-drive adventure. Contact: +27 11 957 0106.

  • Sterkfontein Caves: Discover the wonders of the Sterkfontein Caves, located approximately 75 kilometers away. Explore the fascinating underground caverns that have revealed significant archaeological finds. Contact: +27 14 577 9000.

  • Apartheid Museum: Learn about South Africa’s history at the Apartheid Museum, situated around 65 kilometers from Pretoria. Engage with exhibits and multimedia presentations that provide insights into apartheid and its impact. Contact: +27 11 309 4700.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Pretoria’s captivating attractions, all conveniently located near RH Hotel Pretoria. Immerse yourself in the rich history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture of this remarkable city during your stay with us. Our friendly staff is always available to provide recommendations, assist with bookings, and ensure your experience in Pretoria is truly memorable. If you want to venture further afield, there are plenty of popular attractions within an hour of RH Hotel Pretoria for you to enjoy.

"When we immerse ourselves in the local culture, we discover the true essence of a place, unraveling its stories, traditions, and flavors. It is through these authentic encounters that we broaden our perspectives, enrich our souls, and create lasting memories. So, let us wander, explore, and embrace the beauty of travel, for it is in these journeys that we find ourselves."

- Helen Keller