Free Things to Do in Pretoria

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  • Foxes99
    Kenya24 contributions
    Lovely market full of interesting things. Nice food from local farmers who need our support.
    Nice bar to sit outside and admire the views.
    Recommended thing to go in Pretoria on a Saturday morning.
    Written 6 February 2021
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  • Airika T
    Tartu, Estonia86 contributions
    What I can say? The most popular place in center of Pretoria where mostly people take opportunity to exercise in open air. The must visit for tourist, because basically the only old architecture you can see by walking. And of course take a photo with Mandela statue.
    Written 4 September 2021
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  • OverjoyedK
    Cape Town, South Africa386 contributions
    We had a lovely time at the gardens with the highlight being seeing this massive statue of Mandela. There are photographers on-site that will capture great photos for a fee.
    Written 30 October 2021
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  • Ajay S
    Johannesburg, South Africa81 contributions
    It’s was nice day visit to Ludwig Rose farm.You can smell rose as you enter to the farm . Lots of Roses .Food and service was awesome (thanks to staff).
    You can have rose drinks , rose perfume. Rose lip balm etc.
    They have your to rose farm in very 15 min.
    Clean and nice place .
    Play area for your kid to make busy .
    Overall 6 star .
    Thanks To Ludwig Farm Managment Team
    Written 10 October 2021
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  • Lehlohonolo M
    Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
    I love this square and enjoy shopping and relaxing here. However, sometimes the toilets are not regularly cleansed. They are smelly and looks like they are not taken care of. Specifically the ones next to clicks behind Kauai.
    Written 15 January 2022
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  • jessica chambers
    South Africa2 contributions
    My family from the UK came to visit and we decided to go on a quick walk through the nature reserve. This ended up being a two hour walk with a lot of sightings ! Although we did get a little bit lost we still had a wonderful time !
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • 007518
    Cape Town Central, South Africa12 contributions
    This is the best thing to do in Pretoria early on a saturday morning. I look forward to it every week. It lifts my spirits because it has such a lively buzz. Incredibly cheap produce, very fresh and everyone is so friendly and helpful. The fresh breads, cheeses, coffee fruit and veg is definitely worth the early morning trip. Very good value for money
    Written 28 April 2021
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  • Lars M
    18 contributions
    It´s quite a long drive to get from Pretoria to Irene Market but well forth the journey and getting out of town for fresh air. The sphere is perhaps a bit more "countryside" than the ones in city, but the choices are more or less the same.
    Written 4 November 2019
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  • Hope
    Pretoria, South Africa15 contributions
    Recently went there for a photo shoot. It is rain season and the park looked exquisite.It was well groomed, clean and nicely situated away from the city rush. Enjoyed a picnic after and will recommend it for a quite time and reading.
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • Trudi V
    Centurion, South Africa9 contributions
    Easy to access, variety shops and good restaurants.Most stores under one roof from food to clothing.
    Written 9 September 2019
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  • Breamworthy Wal... M
    Pretoria, South Africa141 contributions
    Since the begging of COVID-19 and lockdowns I have stayed away from the place and only visited it once the lockdown was eased sometime last year. At the time the park looked like a mini jungle and desseted.
    So this year wheyi visited, it looked better than the last time. Lawn cut, new flowers planted and trees also trimmed. The restaurant, also looks fresher, with. slight changes there and there. The only sad thing is that, the tree that was like a trademark crossing over the stream has been totally removed, it used to be liked by kids using it to cross over the stream and couples posing for pictures next to it or on top of it, especially the ladies ( see screenshot).
    As usual there were a number of gruops celebrating birthday parties. At least, there was no littering of the stream this time, maybe is the effectiveness of the pictures we were posting in the past,
    The visitors were of mixed races and ages, and as usual dog lovers were also present taking a walk with their dogs.
    All in all I enjoyed my time under the sunny weather and clean environment and hope it will remain like that.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • The Flying Spaniard
    Sofia, Bulgaria2 445 contributions
    It is good to walk in the central square of Pretoria. Nice place, several historical points, but one day is enough for the city.
    Written 23 June 2021
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  • rubenmuller1959
    Pretoria, South Africa10 contributions
    Well maintained, and in good condition, lots of different birds, Bird food can be purchased at the restaurant, and the views over the small lake, while having a snack at the restaurant is beautiful.
    Written 14 July 2018
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  • Kayt
    Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions
    Market @ the Sheds is an amazing event. The best way to show off all the Art, Crafts, Cuisine and Entertainment the 012 has to offer. Would 12/10 recommend this event for anyone who's looking to escape the lull of suburbia or take your international to do something different in the 012. Pretoria is the most underrated city of RSA!
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Anne B
    Pretoria18 contributions
    The art was beautiful and inspiring, BUT the food was outstanding. The attention to detail on the plates did not go unnoticed. The spinach pie was delicious and the apple danish ended the meal on the right note. I highly recommend this gem.
    Written 26 February 2022
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