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Friends of the Rail

‘Friends of the Rail’, is a foray back in time. An outing on a vintage steam rail is guaranteed to bring out all your senses in full focus. The ride on this little beauty can be takes to many destinations. It is completely wholesome, entertaining and educational experience. What’s more, it can be enjoyed by the whole family!

Address: Friends of the Rail Depot, off Van der Hoff Road, Hermanstadt North Pretoria, South Africa
Phone: +27 12 548 4090, +27 82 293 4616
Opening hours: Please enquire.
Klitsgras Drumming Circle

Pounding drums with sensual, groovy moves have been a part of African culture. At the Klitsgras Drumming Circle you can not only watch the show but also be a part of it. Expert and novice drummers can drum together to their heart’s content. Fire dancers sway to the beats and heat up the atmosphere. To fuel you more, the bar is stocked with pizzas, pies and other goodies. A coffee shop nearby, makes the whole deal even more lucrative.

Address: Klitsgras Drumming, Garsfontein Road, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone: +27 83 311 0025
Opening hours: From 8.00 pm
The Blue Train

The Blue Train running from Cape Town to Pretoria takes you back in days gone by. The old world charm and stately service, attention to detail will leave you feeling like royalty. It is an incomparable and unforgettable experience. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

Address: Scheduled Route: Pretoria - Cape Town - Pretoria. Special Packaged Route: Pretoria - Durban Route.
Phone : +27 12 334 8459, +27 21 449 2672 Private charters: +27 12 315 4074
Opening hours : By arrangement (offers both scheduled and charter services).

Photo Credit:Creative Commons/Andrew Balet

Horse Riding

Perfectly trained and groomed horses, kept in prime condition will offer you the ride of your life at the Voortrekker Monument. These magnificent horses can be enjoyed by expert and novice riders alike. Whether you want a daring, adrenaline pumping ride or a gentle stroll through the beautiful countryside, you will get it. To make them even more adventurous you can opt for a moon light ride or an overnight ride.

Address : Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve, Eeufees Road, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone : +27 82 828 6323
Opening hours : Daily from 6.00 am to 8.00 pm

Photo Credit:Creative Commons/Tony Thomas

Hang Gliding

If you were born for the sky, then gliding through the African sky is the thing for you. Free Flying Adventure Hang Gliding School provides professional equipment and guidance to understand the fundamental dynamics of hang gliding. After the training, you are free to soar through the sky!

Phone: +27 11 676 3164
Opening hours: Please enquire

Photo Credit:Creative Commons/Glenio

The Venning Rose Park

Originally known as Eastwood Square, the park was renamed to honour the former Municipal Director of Park, ‘John Harold Venning’, who retired in the year 1940. The Rose Park is a fitting name, as it has a rosarium that boasts of around 3000 species of roses!

Address : Schoeman & Eastwood Streets, Eastwood, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone : +27 12 344 3840
Opening hours : Please enquire.

Photo Credit:Creative Commons/Gerhard Anzinger, Wels