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Winners 2017

Best Pre-owned Car Dealership – Lazarus Ford

Although most of us dream of one day driving that brand new car off the lot, we are not all that lucky. Not for now anyway. Buying a pre-owned car however doesn’t mean that you have to settle. At Lazarus Ford, quality service is key...

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Best New Car Dealership – Lazarus Mazda Centurion

Sigh! We love that new car smell. That feeling you get when getting into your dream car for the very first time and just… connecting. Well, sort of anyway. Choosing between the wide varieties of new cars available might however seem easier said than done....

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Best Outdoor/Camping Store – Cape Union Mart

Think camping only involves a tent, sleeping bags and a kettle? Think again. You will also need cooler boxes, a portable fridge and most probably a couple of gadgets to keep everyone happy and entertained. Having the right equipment and tools can take a drab...

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Best Bookstore – Exclusive Books

We love reading… Like really love reading. And not anything in particular. So whether you are on the hunt for that elusive title or just want some light reading material for the coming holiday, we know just the place. Exclusive Books stocks everything from classic...

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Best Appliance Store – Makro

You bought the house and now it’s time to decorate and shop for appliances. Sounds amazing, right? Think again. With so many options available you might be second guessing yourself around every corner. Makro offers the widest range of appliances all under one roof. From...

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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 Place For A Family Outing – Sun City

Our busy modern day 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? Sun City offers everything you need to...

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Best Must Hire Venue – Pretoria National Botanical Gardens

Need a party venue for your next soiree? This might have never crossed your mind, but what about having it at the National Botanical Gardens in Pretoria? And before you start arguing, hear us out… The setting is beautiful, tranquil and serene. There are ample...

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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 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 Local Radio Show – 94.2 FM Breakfast

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 Jacaranda breakfast show, of course! First there was Rian and...

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Best Local Radio Person – Rian van Heerden

He’s one of the most talked about radio presenters in the capital and after a short break from radio, Rian van Heerden is back as host of the The Scenic Drive with Rian on Jacaranda FM’s afternoon show. Love him or hate him, one thing...

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Best Weekend Getaway – Sun City

We’re true fans of the capital. In fact, if we only had a beach, it would pretty much be the best city in the world (in our humble opinion of course). Need a bit of a break from the hustle and bustle? Pack up the...

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Best Kept Secret – Pretoria National Botanical Gardens

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 African’s most beautiful plant and birdlife, the gardens is the perfect setting for a weekend picnic with the kids. The gardens...

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Best Place To Take Out of Towners – Union Buildings

One of the city’s most historic and prominent landmarks, the Union Buildings sure need no introduction. Overlooking the city with all its wonder, it’s one of Pretoria’s most beloved tourist attractions and late night rendezvouses. Quite obvious that it is also the one place you...

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Best Retirement Village – Oostvallei

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

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Best Property Developer – M&T Development

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? M&T is known for providing top residential and...

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Best Place To Get Back To Nature – Pretoria National Botanical Gardens

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 Hotel – The Palace of the Lost City Hotel, Sun City

Need a bit of pampering away from home? We asked Pretorians to vote for the favourite hotel in the Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 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 – Netcare Pretoria East 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 Security Company – ADT/Fidelity

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, ADT is a...

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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 Cinema – Ster-Kinekor

Slushies and popcorn anyone? Yes, please! We can’t even remember when we last saw a good movie. Can you? When we’re in the mood to see the latest blockbuster, we love visiting our nearest Ster-Kinekor cinema. Not only have they got the latest releases, they...

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Best Casino – Monte 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 Monte Casino, known as one of SA’s most diverse family entertainment venues. With their wide...

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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 Pen Travel for the...

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Best Auto Spares And Accessories – Midas

When it comes to the safety of our loved ones, we trust only the best. That’s why our cars are so important. For the expert team at Midas, no car– related issue is too much trouble, and their wide variety of stock and good prices...

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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 Optometrist – Spec-Savers

When last did you get your eyes checked? No, seriously. We’ll let you in on a little secret: when it comes to picking an optometrist, Pretoria residents only visit Spec-Savers. Their professional service and wide selection of frames makes every visit effortless and quick. They...

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Best Hardware Store – Builders Warehouse

Give your home a brand new look with a few brushes of paint, new tiles and light features. The friendly hardware experts at Builders Warehouse are ready and waiting to help you with everything you need. Paint, wood or just a bit of advice you...

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Best Garden Centre – Plantland

The capital is known for its hot summer days, perfect evenings and beautiful sunsets and lush gardens. To add that little something extra to your garden, we suggest visiting Plantland. The expert staff will help you transform your garden from drab to fab in no...

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Best Gym – Virgin Active

Yes, we know. Getting in shape might be a lot easier than we think. But where to get the necessary motivation? With its modern facilities and professional trainers, locals put their trust in the qualified team of Virgin Active when it comes to getting and...

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Best Golf Course – Silver Lakes 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 past times in the capital. Boasting an array of golf...

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Best Estate Agent (Letting) – Just Property Group

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 Just Property Group – the experts when it comes...

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Best Estate Agent (Buying and Selling) – RE/MAX

After finally saving enough to buy your dream home, the hunt is officially on. But where to start looking? We know Pretoria is one of the most beautiful cities, but each suburb is unique. We might have an idea. Why not call in the experts...

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Best Race – SPAR Women’s Challenge

Known as the most beautiful race, the SPAR Women’s Challenge is a firm favourite on the capital’s annual social calendar. How else will you get more than 25 000 women and men from all ages together for a day of fun? If you’ve never attended...

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Best Mediterranean/Greek Restaurant – Mythos

In the mood for some Greek cuisine? Capturing the idyllic simplicity and warmth of the Greek islands, Mythos is a contemporary Greek restaurant with the most authentic décor and ambience. Perfect for a romantic date or some quality time with friends, young and old will...

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Best Sushi Restaurant – Ocean Basket

Although somewhat traditional, Pretorians sure love their sushi. And at Ocean Basket you are definitely spoiled for choice. Choose between a variety of freshly prepared sushi including Californian rolls, rainbow rolls, nigiri, salmon roses and sashimi, the sushi menu has it all; and at prices...

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Best Steak Restaurant – Spur

If you close your eyes, you can almost see it… taste it. A big, chunky steak, sizzling on the grill. Sigh! Add a bit of chips on the side and a delicious cheese or mushroom sauce to round it all off, and voila! The perfect...

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Best Romantic Restaurant – Kream

It might sound a bit corny but when planning a romantic dinner for two, nothing beats a candlelight dinner. So… the next time you need to plan something special for your love or just want to sweep her off her feet, we suggest making a...

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Best New Restaurant – Mythos

Over the last few months business in and around the capital has been booming. We’re talking brand new developments and, of course, tons of new luxurious eateries. One of the newest restaurants Pretorians just can’t stop raving about is Mythos. Offering foodies authentic Greek cuisine,...

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Best Neighbourhood Restaurant – Mythos

Bringing good Greek cuisine to foodies across the country for more than 10 years, Mythos is a firm favourite among Pretoria food lovers. Known for its authentic Greek cuisine and traditional family recipes, key ingredients are all imported straight from Greece ensuring customers only the...

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Best Italian Restaurant – Alfie’s Pizzeria and Deli

Every once in a while we crave Italian. And when the craving hits, we know just where to go! Alfie’s Pizzeria and Deli in Waterkloof of course! We’re talking the best pasta and pizza in town. And luckily you don’t have to take our word...

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Best Indian Restaurant – Tranna

Delicious curries, lamb korma, chicken tandoori, breyani and the best prawn vindaloo in town. Psst! Can we let you in on a little secret? If you’re in the mood for Indian food, we recommend heading on over to your nearest Tranna. When it comes to...

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Best Seafood Restaurant – Ocean Basket

Fish and chips is as proudly South African as it gets and even though we do not have the luxury of staying at the beach, we can still indulge from time to time. No matter your fancy, Ocean Basket has something for you. Kingklip, muscles,...

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Best Restaurant For Lunch In The Country – Irene Dairy Farm

Want to spend some quality time with the family, but don’t want to leave the city? Why not plan a visit to the Irene Dairy Farm. Not only is it a working dairy farm with the best milk in town, there are also two amazing...

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Best Restaurant For A Business Lunch – Kream

Ask anyone in business and they will tell you about the importance of location when clinching that deal. Some prefer the golf course, but for a more formal setting you most definitely can’t go wrong with Kream. So go on, book a table. The food...

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Best Expensive Restaurant – Kream

Known as one of the trendiest restaurants in Pretoria, Kream brings together fine dining and wonderful service for an all-round dining experience that will have you buzzing for days. Choose between private dining, closed booths and terrace seating options and make the most of any...

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Best Place To Head For Brunch – Mugg & Bean

The breakfast rush is over and you and the girls want to grab brunch. But where to go? We might have an idea… Mugg & Bean. The very first Mugg & Bean opened in 1996 and since then, people from across the country can indulge...

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Best Place For An English Breakfast – Wimpy

Ask any man and he will tell you about the importance of a good, hearty breakfast to help kick-start the day. Bacon, eggs, toast, the whole nine yards. And let’s not forget a good cup of freshly brewed coffee. Wimpy is known for their great...

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Best Beat The Budget Restaurant – House of Coffees

Weekends are for spending quality time with the family and making memories with friends. And where better to grab a coffee or quick bite to eat than at House of Coffees? From the most delicious cappuccino floats, gourmet toasted sandwiches, delicious snack baskets, gourmet loaded...

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Best Doughnut Store – Krispy Kreme

If we close our eyes we can already taste it. Doughy goodness with just a hint of sweetness to round it all off. We’re talking about doughnuts of course! And if you’re looking for the best doughnuts in the city, we suggest you head on...

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Best Supermarket – Woolworths

We asked and you answered. The award for best supermarket goes to… yes, you’ve guessed it. Woolworths! From fresh produce, meat, baked goods, perishables and even ready-made meals, stationery and kitchen tools - Woolworths has everything you need to make sure your loved ones are...

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Best Food Market – Hazel Food Market

We’ll confess. We sure love markets. And not only for the arts and crafts, but the food. Oh, the food! The Hazel Food Market in Menlo Park is open every Saturday and is the ideal family outing. Relax with a cappuccino while the kids play...

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Best Tea Garden – Anja’s Tea Garden

Exquisite baked goodies, savoury and sweet, and a cup of freshly brewed tea. Sigh. Nothing beats a good tea party. Not attended one in a while? Our favourite tea garden simply has to be Anja’s Tea Garden in Zwavelpoort and according to the votes, Pretorians...

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Best Gourmet To Go Store – Woolworths

So you’re in the mood for a burger, but don’t want greasy takeaways? We’ve got an idea. Why not swing by Woolworths for a gourmet burger like no other. Made from only the freshest ingredients, the burgers are too good not to try. Think caramelized...

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Best Place To Get Pizza – Debonairs

Thin, thick or saucy… We all have our favourites. We’re talking about pizza of course. And yes, we know. You only indulge when the cravings get really bad. Debonairs has a pizza for the most extreme craving and you can even order online. Plus, as...

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Best Chips In Town – Steers

As the adverts say – the best chips are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Where do you go for the best chips in town? We tallied the votes and you all agreed. Steers, of course! We’re not sure if it’s the...

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Best Place To Get Burgers – Steers

We know it’s not exactly healthy, but nothing beats the feeling of sinking your teeth into a juicy burger. Add a few freshly prepared chips and a coke on the side and we’re in heaven. And what better place to indulge than at the city’s...

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Best Wine – Four Cousins

Sweet, rosé, dry red or dry white? The Four Cousins wine range sure needs no introduction. Joining forces some 20 odd years ago, Four Cousins bottled wine is a best seller across the country and the best wine to be enjoyed at any event. No...

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Best Place To Get Ice Cream – Häagen-Dazs

In many homes, Sunday tradition still includes ice cream after dinner. Made from only the freshest ingredients, Häagen-Dazs ice cream is more of an experience than a treat. Founded by Reuben Mattus in 1961, the brand has grown from strength to strength and has become...

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Best Continental Deli – SPAR

An unplanned get-together can cause a lot of panic. Especially as far as the food goes. Thanks to SPAR your guests are sorted. And they’ll never know you didn’t do everything yourself. Choose between the freshest ingredients, best imported cheeses, meat cuts and even ready-made...

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Best Place To Buy Fresh Produce – Food Lover’s Market

Probably the only thing that Pretorians love more than rugby, is food. And no, not just junk food or meat on the braai. Healthy food also. Fresh produce is high on many grocery lists. When women (and men) shop for the freshest fruit and veg...

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Best Cocktail Bar – Ed’s Diner

No celebratory event is complete without a few celebratory drinks. Cocktails to be exact – and the more colourful the better. Hmmm… but where to go? Psst… get the gang together and direct them to Ed’s Diner for the best cocktails in town. Margarita, cosmopolitan,...

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Best Coffee Shop – Starbucks

For years we only dreamed of getting our hands on a cup of Starbucks coffee. Then finally! Nothing beats the smell of freshly grounded coffee beans and at Starbucks you are truly spoiled for choice. Pick your flavour, cup size and even get your name...

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Best Butcher – Hokaai Meat Market

Chops, steak, cold meats, roasts, spicy chicken fillets or thinly sliced lean biltong. When it comes to maturity and the best cuts in the city, the butchers at Hokaai Meat Market will help you buy only the best. Buy in bulk or just for this...

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Best Bottlestore To Buy Beer – TOPS at SPAR

Snacks – check. Rugby – check. All you need now are a few ice cold beers and your man will love you forever. Whether the man in your life (or you) like sticking to something more traditional like Castle Lager or prefer enjoying a delicious...

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Best Bottlestore To Buy Wine – TOPS at SPAR

Pretorians sure love their wine. No celebration, big or small, is complete without a bottle (or two) of good wine. And no, we don’t all ship our favourite bottles in from the winelands. Most of us just shop around. The best place to shop for...

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Best Biltong – Hokaai Meat Market

The guys have arrived and the game is about to begin. But where is the biltong? For the best biltong in town, look no further than Hokaai Meat Market. Wet, fatty, spicy or lean. Whatever your preference, the friendly butchers at Hokaai will help you...

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Best Caterer – Union Caterers

Catering for a function has never been this easy. That’s with the help of the experts at Union Caterers of course! Get the planning out of the way and give them a call. They can advise on entrée options, best showstopper ideas and, well, just...

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Best Boerewors – Boma Meat Market

No proudly South African event is complete without a good old chunk of boerewors. After all, who can say no to a delicious boerie? But where to get the best boerewors in town? Wait, we know! At Boma Meat Market, of course! Congratulations on walking...

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Best Bakery – Fournos

What pairs better with a freshly brewed cup of coffee than an oven fresh croissant with a scoop of cream? Hmmm… Or what about a slice of freshly baked bread? Or scones? Yummy! And let’s not even get started on our love for sweet baked...

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Best Shoe Store – Green Cross

Founded in 1975, Green Cross is South Africa’s and Pretoria’s leading comfort footwear brand. Stocking an array of shoes and shoe- and foot care products. Fans of the brand will attest that Green Cross shoes are lightweight, padded for extra comfort, made from supple materials...

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Best Exclusive Boutique – Jenni Button

Looking for the perfect dress to your next soiree? Psst… we’ll let you in on a secret. Pretorians voted and their favourite exclusive boutique is none other than world renowned brand, Jenni Button. Ask any woman and she will tell you about the importance of...

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Best Clothing Store For HER – Woolworths

Forever expanding and adding new brands to its already impressive list, Woolworths sure knows how to keep shoppers happy. Brands such as Country Road, David Jones, Mimco, Trenery and Witchery, can be found at the city’s favourite one-stop clothing store for her, are only a...

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Best Weight Loss Programme – Curves

Most women dread looking at the scale. And when your weight becomes a health issue, it can be even more daunting. Curves provides women with what they need to feel great and build a healthier future – strong bodies, strong balance and a strong community....

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Best Beauty Salon – Placecol

The party is planned and the guests are invited. You even have your outfit and shoes sorted. Now all you need to do is sort your make-up and hair. But where to go? The qualified team of experts at Placecol know every trick in the...

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Best Jewellery Store – Browns

The Browns story began way back in 1934 when a quaint little boutique jeweller opened its doors in downtown Johannesburg. The talented and highly skilled goldsmith, made the most exquisite designs and soon clients came from across the country to buy themselves something beautiful. Today...

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Best Cothing Store For HIM – Truworths Man

It’s not only women who are into fashion, and Pretoria men sure know how to dress. For all the latest fashion straight off the runway, the trendiest shoes and accessories for your man, Truworths Man is the perfect place to shop at. Spoil the man...

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Best Nail Bar – Placecol

Glitter, white space or nail art. Simply take your pick and choose your colour. When it comes to the health and appearance of their nails, the ladies of Pretoria trust only the best. And the best is… Placecol, of course! For the trendiest designs, colour...

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Best Accessory Store – Accessorize

Got the perfect outfit together, but need a bit of bling to complete your look? For everything from hats to necklaces to the most beautiful rings simply head on over to your nearest Accessorize. Voted the best accessory shop in this year’s Best of Pretoria...

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Best Beauty Mecca (Spa) – Kikuti Place of Beauty

Nothing is quite as relaxing as a luxurious facial, full body massage or lavish mani and pedi. Especially after a stressful week at the office. The beauty experts at Kikuti Place of Beauty, situated in The Wilds, will let you escape reality and indulge in...

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Best Educational Institute – University of Pretoria

Dreaming of your dream job? Well, you better get cracking then. Built on years of quality education and traditions that have stood the test of time, it is no wonder that the University of Pretoria has yet again been chosen as the best educational institution....

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Best Private School – Maragon

When deciding on a school to send your children to, Pretorians are spoiled for choice. And, as an added bonus, we have some of the best private schools in the country to boot. Offering learners high-quality education and teachers intent on providing guidance to learners...

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Best English Primary School – Maragon

Built on firm values, excellent academic standards and a good mix of arts, culture and sport, Maragon Olympus is one of the fastest growing schools in the country. Boasting exceptional teachers with a passion for children and learning, parents and children across the city agree,...

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Best Afrikaans Primary School – Laerskool Garsfontein

For the last couple of years now, Laerskool Garsfontein has annually walked away with the coveted title as best Afrikaans Primary School in the capital and this year is no different. Sought after by parents and learners alike, Laerskool Garsfontein boasts years of tradition and...

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Best English High School – Pretoria Boys High School

Known as one of the oldest schools in the city, the name Boys High is synonymous with outstanding education and longstanding traditions. Established on its present premises in 1909, one often wonders of the stories the historic buildings could tell. This traditional boys’ school reigns...

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Best Nursery School – Maragon Olympus Pre-School

Nothing will ever be good enough for our children and when it comes to choosing the perfect nursery school, parents make it their mission to only enrol their kids in the best schools available. At Maragon Olympus, preschoolers are encouraged to explore and investigate, promoting...

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Best Afrikaans Hoërskool – Hoërskool Garsfontein

Ask many learners and they will tell you, Hoërskool Garsfontein is one of the capital’s most prestigious high schools. Known for its excellent academic and sport reputation and boasting 28 years of tradition, learners and teachers wear the Garsie colours with pride. Congratulations yet again,...

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Best Restaurant For Kids – Spur

Getting your child to eat an entire meal, all while sitting quietly at the table can turn out to be one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to do. Just ask any parent. That’s why we’re going to let you in on a...

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Best Place To Have A Party For Children – Spur

These days there is a lot of pressure on parents to throw the perfect birthday party. But what if we told you that there is a better, much simpler way? Simply book your next kid’s birthday party at Spur and let the experts handle everything....

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Best Kids Clothing Store – Cottton On Kids

Cute little onesies, frilly ballerina dresses or the most adorable jackets and shoes. There is nothing more fun than dressing up the little ones. Pretoria mommies love shopping but, not simply anywhere. When it comes to quality, unique designs and price, only one store reigns...

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Best Baby Essentials Store – Baby Boom

Once baby fever hits, there is no turning back. The once unnoticed stores now pop up around every corner and boy, oh boy, don’t even get us started on the cuteness of the little clothes and shoes. Where do you shop for all your baby...

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Best Electronic Brand – Samsung

Pretorians have voted and we have to say – we’re not surprised. Samsung pretty much sells any household items you can possibly think of and it’s no wonder they’ve been chosen as best electronic brand yet again. Offering value for money and the latest in...

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Best Place To Buy Beauty Products – Placecol

The people have spoken and the cat is out of the bag. Placecol yet again walks away with the title of best place to buy beauty products in the Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards 2017. Nail polish, lipstick, face masks, eye creams or revitalizing...

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Best Hair Salon – Gary Rom

Getting luscious locks or the perfect pixie cut has never been easier. Women change their hairstyle as often as they can, but finding a hairdresser and salon you can trust can be difficult. We mean, come on. You’re not simply going to trust anyone with...

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Best Furniture/Home Decor Store – Etienne Lewis

You’ve all heard the slogan: “We don’t sell cheap furniture. We sell expensive furnture, only that much cheaper.” Music to your ears right? At Etienne Lewis, you are guaranteed to find the perfect décor and furniture for your new home, without breaking the bank. Quality...

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Best Florist – NetFlorist

  Nothing says ‘I love You’ like a big bunch of freshly cut roses. Or maybe you just want to spoil a friend? Thanks to NetFlorist, shopping for the perfect flowers has never been this easy. You can now shop online and surprise your special...

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Best Place To Buy Tyres – Tiger Wheel and Tyre

  Most women don’t know a thing about tyres and choose to leave the task up to the men in their lives. Yet, kitting your car in new tyres after the designated amount of kilometres on the clock is as important as going for your annual...

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Best Sporting Goods Store – Mr Price Sport

  Shopping for sporting equipment for the kids shouldn’t be a drag. Yes, we know you know nothing about cricket bats and balls, but that’s where the expert team at Mr Price Sport come in. They have all the know how to kit your kid...

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Best Shopping Mall – Woodlands Boulevard

  Spending quality time with the girls and getting some retail therapy can be just as good for the soul as a glass of wine. When it comes to offering customers everything their hearts could possibly desire, all under one roof, Pretorians agree: Woodlands Shopping...

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Best Place To Buy A Bed/Mattress – Dial-a-Bed

A healthy lifestyle is great and all, but so is a good night’s rest. Make sure you get enough shut-eye by investing in a comfortable mattress or bed. Dial-a-Bed offers the latest in mattress and bed technology and will help ensure you waking up refreshed...

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Best Kids Toys Store – Toys R Us

On the hunt for the perfect birthday gift? Look no further than the capital’s favorite kid’s toy store – Toys ‘R Us. Whether your little one loves Anna and Elsa, Tinkerbell, Lego or one of the Marvel heroes, there is something for everyone. And don’t...

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Best Shop To Buy Paint – Makro

You know what they say. Nothing brings life to an old piece of furniture or room quite like a lick of fresh paint. Transform an entire room or paint one wall to create a focus point – the options are endless. With the right help,...

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Best Habedashery – Metro Home City

Our weekly schedules might get more hectic by the day, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot still find time for that Pinterest-project you pinned last month. From fabric, lace and buttons galore to home decor, bedding, curtaining and sheets, you’ll find everything you need...

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Best Flea/Craft Market – Irene Village Market

Some of our best finds have been at craft and flea markets and living in Pretoria, we sure are spoiled for choice. We can’t think of a better way to spend a lazy weekend morning than strolling about the Irene Village Market. Held at the...

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Best Place To Watch The Big Game – Rafters

Pretoria is Blue Bull country and residents sure love their rugby. Saturdays are usually set aside for the big game and braai with friends and family. And if you can’t watch the big game at home, the capital is full of buzzing hotspots where you...

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Best Place For A Cold Beer – Rafters

Ask any South African and they will tell you the importance of ice. And when it comes to beer, you simply cannot serve it cold enough. Maybe not with ice… But really, really cold. That’s why when it comes to their favourite hops-flavoured drinks, our...

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Best Neighbourhood Pub – Rafters

Catching-up sessions with friends is a must, especially after a long day or week at the office. Throw in a few drinks and good food and you have everything you need to create a fun-filled night. We asked around, and thanks to the thousands of...

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Best Night Club – Rafters

We all have those days when we just want to relax and let our hair down. But, where do you go? The people of Pretoria voted and the answer is unanimous – Rafters Pub in Pretoria East. The family restaurant, pub and theatre is the...

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Best Band/Artist – Karen Zoid

Local artist worthy of having groupies Her first album was released way back in 2001 and since then Karen Zoid has established herself as the queen of South African rock. The singer, television presenter and judge of SA’s The Voice, is forever keeping it fresh,...

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