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Best Gym – Virgin Active

It’s easier said than done, yes we know. But there is never a better time than the present to get into shape. Hmmm… but where to get the necessary motivation? With its modern facilities and professional trainers, locals put their trust in the qualified team...

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Best Golf Course -Woodhill Golf Estate

Whether you play a round or two to blow off steam after a long week at the office or like clinching deals around the 18th hole, golf is one of the most loved sports and pastimes in the capital. Boasting an array of golf courses...

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Best Hotel – Sheraton Pretoria Hotel

Need a bit of pampering away from home? We asked Pretorians to vote for their favourite hotel in the Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 and, boy, did they go wild. But, as always there can only be one winner. For the ultimate luxury...

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Best Hospital – Life Wilgers Hospital

No one likes spending time at the doctor, not to mention the hospital. Being sick is truly horrible. The only thing that makes it a tad bit bearable, is the friendly and compassionate nursing staff caring for your every need and helping you get better....

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Best Local Sports Hero – AB de Villiers

You don’t have to be a sport whiz to know about AB de Villiers’s success. Known worldwide as one of the best cricket players in the world, we’re happy to claim him as one of our own. He does call the capital home after all....

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Best Local Radio Personality – Martin Bester

Not only did the Breakfast Show with Martin Bester reign supreme among the city’s favourite radio shows, but its host Martin Bester also walked away with the title as favourite local radio personality. The host, MC and singer keeps listeners glued to their radios every...

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Best Bank – First National Bank (FNB)

Money, money, money! It’s what makes the world go round and who better to help you with your everyday banking needs than the best bank in the city – FNB. Whether investments, savings, new accounts or travel plans – they pretty much do it all....

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Local Estate Agent – Letting – Ikonic Real Estate

We can’t blame you for wanting to live in the Jacaranda city, but we do know finding the perfect home can be daunting. Well, not anymore. And especially not if you call in the help of Ikonic Real Estate – the experts when it comes...

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Best Travel Agent – Pentravel

If we had our way, we’d always be on vacation… jet-setting to some luxurious destination with white sandy beaches and coral blue water. Sigh! This might be an unrealistic thought, but if you want to book your next holiday, just contact Pentravel for the best...

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Pretoria’s Best-Kept Secret – Pretoria National Botanical Garden

If you’ve never set foot in the National Botanical Garden, shame on you! Situated in the east of Pretoria and boasting some of South Africa's most beautiful plant – and birdlife, the garden is the perfect setting for a weekend picnic with the kids. The...

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Best Local Radio Show – Breakfast with Martin Bester

Getting through early mornings can be tough. Many rely on their cup of coffee and morning radio breakfast show to get them going. We asked and you answered. Guess which show is everyone’s favourite? The breakfast show with Martin Bester, of course! So the next...

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Best Emergency Medical Centre – MenlynMed

Centrally located in the east of Pretoria, Menlynmed is your one-stop medical centre. The team offers everything from curative and preventative medicine to the identification and management of health risks. Other services include Botox injections for cosmetic purposes, sexual wellness, women’s and men’s health, dentists,...

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Best Local Radio Station – Jacaranda 94.2 FM

Ever found yourself in your car in the middle of traffic, jamming to your favourite tune? Yes, it happens to the best of us. Radio plays such a big part in our lives and thanks to you guys, we get to thank those who work...

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Best Theatre – Atterbury Theatre

In our hectic busy lives it is important to take a step back and relax from time to time. And what better way to unwind than with a live comedy show at everybody’s favourite theatre? The Atterbury Theatre has become synonymous with quality productions, world-class...

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Best Rehabilitation Centre – Castle Carey Clinic

Your health is most probably one of the most precious and important things in life. And at Castle Carey Clinic it is their mission to make sure you are the healthiest and best version of yourself. Before admittance, an assessment by the multi-professional team is...

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Must-Hire Venue for Private Functions – Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Pretoria Menlyn

Need a venue for your next soirée? Well, then we have some good news. It doesn’t get better than Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Pretoria Menlyn. From the moment you set foot in the luxurious hotel you’ll be left in awe. Be it the luxurious...

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Best University – University of Pretoria

In many a household, getting further education after finishing school is not negotiable. And lucky for us, Pretoria has some of the best educational institutions in the country. When it comes to higher education, no institution reigns more supreme than the University of Pretoria. Boasting...

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Best Car Service Centre – Vision Motors

When it comes to your car, only the best is good enough. It is after all something you use to travel in with your loved ones. At Vision Motors in Wonderboom South only the best is good enough and it’s service with a smile. They...

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Local Estate Agent – Buying & Selling Property Shop

After finally saving enough to buy your dream home, the hunt is officially on. But where to start looking? The experts at Property Shop know the city like the back of their hands and will be able to help you find the perfect home to...

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Best Insurance Company (Home & Car) – OUTsurance

They pioneered the concept of money back for remaining claim-free and since starting out, they’ve paid out over R3 billion in cash OUTbonuses and saved consumers hundreds of millions of rands in premiums. OUTsurance is renowned for its innovative value-for-money products, world-class service and paying...

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Best Airline (International & Domestic) – British Airways

Planning your next holiday? You might need to book a few flights? We’re guessing. British Airways is the capital’s preferred airline – for both domestic and international flights. The British Airways Experience is so much more than a flight. It’s about making every single journey...

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Best Cinema Complex – Woodlands Nu Metro

We know that it’s so easy to watch a movie on Netflix or Showmax, but when last did you sit back in a real cinema, slushy and popcorn in hand? Tsk, tsk, tsk… we’re in the mood to see the latest blockbuster, we love visiting...

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Best Retirement Village – Bougainvilla Retirement Village

It might not be something any of us want to think about, but your retirement might be closer than even you want to consider. But where to go when we’ve become used to the idea and need to find a retirement village that will be...

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Best Courier Service – DHL

Online shopping is all the rage and we’ll confess… We particularly love it because of the courier services. How else are we going to get our shopping delivered right to our doorstep? Thanks to DHL, shopping and delivering packages has never been easier. Whether you...

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Best Property Developer – Century Property Developments

Pretoria is one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa, if not the world, and is ever expanding. New shopping centres, hotels, business blocks, property and more. But who is behind the capital’s best development projects? Century Property Developments is known for providing top...

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Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners – Voortrekker Monument

One of the city’s most historic and prominent landmarks, the Voortrekker Monument sure needs no introduction. Overlooking the city with all its wonder, it’s one of Pretoria’s most beloved tourist attractions. Quite obviously its also the one place you simply have to take out-of-towners. Where...

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Best Race – SPAR Women’s Challenge Tshwane

If you’ve ever taken part in what is known to be the most beautiful race, you’d know that the SPAR Women’s Challenge Tshwane is a race unlike any other. How else will you get more than 25 000 women and men of all ages together...

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Best Place to get Back to Nature – Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Pretorians live for summer days where they can kick back, relax and enjoy some quality time with friends and family in nature. Speaking of nature, we can’t think of a better place to reconnect with Mother Nature than at the National Botanical Garden in the...

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Best Home Security Company – Fidelity ADT

In today’s day and age, one can never be too careful or security conscious. Our homes are surrounded with high fences, cameras and alarm beams, all to help keep our families safe. With more than 400 000 happy clients on their books, Fidelity ADT is...

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Best Place for a Family Outing – Cedar Junction

Our busy modern lives sometimes make it difficult to spend quality time with the family, all while maintaining a balance between work and play. When was the last time you and the family really had some fun? Cedar Junction in Swavelpoort is home to the...

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Best Weekend Getaway (3hrs’ Drive) – Weesgerus

What’s better than a weekend away with family and friends? A whole week away at a family-friendly holiday destination, of course. Weesgerus is the perfect getaway spot. The resort boasts hot and cold swimming pools, lots of fun activities for the entire family and accommodation...

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Best Place to Gamble – Time Square Casino

Lady luck might not always be on your side in everyday life, but we sure hope she smiles on you when hitting the slots. Locals love trying their luck at Time Square Casino, known as the capital’s own diverse family entertainment venue. With its wide...

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