Wildlife and Nature

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Dinokeng Game Reserve

Unlock the Dinokeng experience

Tshwane is the only city in the world with a Big Five game reserve within its boundaries. Dinokeng Game Reserve is only 30 minutes from the Pretoria CBD, with grassland of 90 000-hectare. From self-catering to luxury accommodation, you can experience all this beauty on safari, boat cruises, hot air balloons or whilst quad biking or hiking.

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Panoramic views at Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Experience the serenity of one of the world’s largest urban nature reserves, Rietvlei. Have a picnic, enjoy some cycling and horseback riding whilst viewing wildlife at this natural haven of a dam surrounded by grassland and wooded savannah. There are over 2 000 different animals and countless species of fauna and flora on this reserve.
Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Transport yourself to the valley of a thousand trees

Groenkloof Nature Reserve was established in 1895, it is only 5 minutes outside of the Pretoria CBD. Well known for its hiking, mountain bike and 4×4 trails. Not only will you enjoy panoramic views of the Fountains Valley, you will also see game, small predators, birds as well as indigenous fauna and flora.

Cullinan’s Big Hole

The magnificent Big Hole
In the tiny town of Cullinan, you will find this big hole, which is amongst the biggest in the world. This spectacle is 1 000 metres long, 500 metres wide and about 450 metres deep. It was at this mine, that the 3,108 carat diamond was found in 1905, and is claimed to be the largest uncut diamond ever found and forms an integral part of Britain’s Crown Jewels.
Pretoria Zoo

The largest zoo in South Africa

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa is the largest Zoo in the country and the only one with national status. It houses over 2 586 specimens and includes an aqarium and a reptile park. You can also enjoy the zoo train, cable cars, restaurants and kiosks as well as braai facilities.

National Botanical Gardens

National Botanical Gardens
The National Botanical Gardens is a 76 ha urban oasis and a pristine getaway situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa’s administrative capital, Pretoria. Explore landscaped lawns surrounded by large expanse of indigenous flora.

Tswaing Meteorite Crater

Natural Marvel

The Tswaing Crater formed some 220,000 years ago when a giant meteorite slammed into the Earth, creating a half-mile-wide crater. Stone Age implements and pottery have been discovered at the crater rim, where deposits of salt were collected by these early inhabitants from the lake at the bottom of the hole.


Tshwane is the only city in the world with a Big Five game reserve within its boundaries. Experience the wildlife, the landcapes and the beauty.
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