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Perfect for Braai Day!

Jamie Purviance’s Weber Hot & Spicy Best Recipes for your Braai is for those who like it hot and spicy … the recipes are rated for heat and range from tangerine chicken (3/10 on the heat scale), t...

SA gets a taste of Aussie’s Ribs and Burgers

When it comes to food, South Africans just love their red meat – especially when grilled on the braai. In a first for Pretoria, residents will now be able to indulge in the Australian food pheno...

Top brands to soon call Menlyn Park mall home

Pretorians are in for a treat as top international brands such as Zara, Hamleys toy store, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and H&M clothing will soon open their doors at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre. It is ...

Best of Pretoria voting closed

Voting for the Capital’s best local establishments in the Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 has now closed.

You did your part; the votes streamed in, in their thousands and we cannot wait to see who you voted the best of the best.

Now it is time for us to start counting the votes so the auditing process can begin, and we can announce the winners. We’ll be announcing winners on 24 October … watch this space!

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There is simply no better place to live than in Pretoria.

The city has so much to offer, and its versatility knows no bounds. Think purple streets in October, the crowd on Loftus Versveld when the Bulls score a try, and the happy sounds of vuvuzelas from hooting taxis draped in Mamelodi Sundowns flags.

Apart from its rich heritage and culture, Pretoria also boasts a wealth of top restaurants, malls and markets, as well as renowned historical attractions.

The 2015 Best of Pretoria Rekord Readers’ Choice winners were singled out by thousands of Pretoria residents to be among the people, places and establishments that make the Jacaranda City, in our opinion, a serious contender on the World’s Best Cities list. With almost 100 000 votes received in this year’s survey, there can be no doubt that the winners are some of the best Pretoria has to offer.

Living in Pretoria

University of Pretoria

Rekord readers clearly agree with the annual QS World University rankings, which place Tukkies among the top tertiary institutions in the world. Proud of its tr...

Lifestyle & Shopping


With everything from craft beer and computer goods to sports and outdoor accessories, food, groceries and toiletries, it’s no wonder residents of the capital ch...

Goods & Services

Flight Centre

Business or leisure, local or international, few agents know the travel industry as well as Flight Centre. Professional and well-trained staff will assist with ...


O’Galito’s Woodlands

Nothing beats the taste of the Mediterranean, and nobody does it better than O’Galito’s. From peri-peri chicken and espetadas to succulent steaks and delectable...

Eats & Drinks


This creative, quirky and unique cake shop has taken the capital city by storm and is the ultimate in sweet tooth indulgence. You will not be judged for over-in...

Music & Nightlife

Ster Kinekor Grove

Enjoying delicious buttery popcorn with your feet up is just what the doctor ordered. Pairing it with the latest blockbuster movie on the big screen means fun a...