Easter is a time to reflect and spend quality time with loved ones. Plan a picnic, invite a few friends and relatives over, go for a road trip, catch a movie with the kids or visit some of our local attractions.
Get It! Pretoria shared some cool ideas of fun activities you can do during the long weekend. Read them below:
Take the kids to the zoo
The Pretoria Zoo or National Zoological Garden of South Africa as it is more formally known is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status. It boasts an aquarium, reptile park and enough animals to make your head spin.
Learn about our history
If you’ve never been, the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, formerly known as the Transvaal Museum, is a definite must visit. The Museum’s collections and exhibits include hominid fossils from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and associated fauna, including Mrs Ples [the nickname attributed to a fossil skull believed to represent a distant relative of all humankind]; fossils, skeletons, skins and mounted specimens of amphibians, fish, invertebrates, reptiles and mammals. The Ditsong National Museum of Natural History is the only natural history museum in Gauteng and one of the largest in South Africa. It is unique in that it is the only institute in South Africa that offers the local, national and international community the opportunity to view its collections including original fossil material usually denied the public.
Visit their website for more.
Smell the roses
If gardening is your hobby then Ludwig’s Roses is the place to visit during the Easter holidays. Browse between the hundreds of roses on display, stroll through the gorgeous gardens or shop for luxurious rose hand creams, body lotion, linen spray or array of rose petal jams and syrups. There’s also a great little eatery where you can grab a quick bite.
Spoil the kids with some horse riding at the Voortrekker Monument. Cape riding horse offers the best trails rides and allow you to enjoy nature at its best. And don’t worry; experienced and inexperienced riders are welcome. Click here to know more.
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 at Loftus Versveld when the Bulls score a try, and the happy sounds of vuvuzelas from hooting taxis draped in Mamelodi Sundowns flags.
The Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards celebrates all this and more, and gives you the chance to tell us what and who is the best the capital city has to offer.