Tshwane/Pretoria is a town that is anything but boring, so come prepared to enjoy yourself!
Many tourists opt to stay outside the city centre, which gives you a great opportunity to see more of the beautiful countryside in this area. It offers spectacular nature reserves and the chance to meet some of the varied wildlife of South Africa. Groenkloof Nature Reserve is just one such place, so after a good breakfast, take a drive to the reserve and enjoy its hiking trails, mountain biking, jeep tracks and stunning views. The Fountain Valley is a particularly breathtaking sight. The Groenkloof Nature Reserve is the first proclaimed game sanctuary on the African continent and has earned itself the name of ‘Valley of a 1,000 Trees.' Overnight accommodation is available should you wish to stay.
Then on the following day, take the drive back to the city and explore other townships in the area including Mamelodi (where one of the country's top club, Mamelodi Sundowns originates) and Atteridgeville.
Atteridgeville is a township of particular significance for it contains the cemetery where Kgomotso Ditsego and Irene Phalatsi are buried. They were among the first victims of the 1976 Soweto Uprising and their memories are still treasured by the city's inhabitants. Learning about the importance of these two influential people may give a poignancy to your trip. It's also a great way to feel connected to this beautiful place.
There are some wonderful dishes to try in this region so at lunch time step into any of the local restaurants and order such food as Sepathlo, Mogodu and Maotwana to truly feel at home in the town.