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There are a number of leisure and recreational activities when visiting the City of Tshwane, from shopping to game viewing, from sporting facilities to a wide-range of restaurants.

Eating Out

African/South African

Die Werf
A local favourite specialising in traditional Afrikaner cuisine, Die Werf offers quality old-fashioned home-cooked meals.  On the menu are a variety of freshly prepared foods such as the marrow bones and biltong pate, bobotie to oxtail and different potjies (stews).

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 8am to 10.30pm
                            Sunday 8am to 3pm
Address: Plot 66, Olympus Avenue, Olympus
Phone:  012 991 1809   
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The Blue Crane and Restaurant Bar

Situated on the waterfront of one of the lakes in the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, the Blue Crane has a traditional menu and offers a breakfast and lunch buffetevery Sunday.

Opening hours: Monday 7.30am to 3pm
                                Tuesday to Friday 7.30am to 10pm
                                 Saturday 9am to 10pm
                                 Sunday 9am to 4pm
Address: 156 Melk Street, New Muckleneuk
Phone: 012 460 7615/7
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Website: www.bluecranerestaurant.co.za

Bistro/Cafés/Tea gardens

Anja Tea Garden
Anja’s tea garden is rated as one the best tea gardens in Pretoria.  Homemade sweets and cakes served on beautiful stands, tea and coffee in floral china crockery are some of the treats to expect.  It is also suitable place to celebrate kitchen teas, stork parties, birthdays.

Opening hours:  Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm
                              Sunday 9am to3pm
Address: Plot 6, Kodoeberg Road,Faerie Glen
Phone:  072 1536 732  
Web:  www. http://www.anjasgarden.co.za

Mokha Restaurant
Situated in the Botanical Gardens, Mokha restaurant is an ideal venue for functions. On the menu is a range of delicious dishes from lamb shank with baby potatoes to steak cooked to perfection, which can be enjoyed on the patio or by a large fire place if the weather is chilly.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 5pm
Address: 2 Cussonia Avenue, Brummeria, Silverton
Phone:  012 804 1714 
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Web: www.mokharestaurant.co.za

Safari Garden Centre & Restaurant
Safari Garden centre is a multi-award winning restaurant that serves a variety of buffet meals. It also has an enclosed play area for children with a jungle gym and plenty of activities such as   horse riding   and Safari Fun train on weekends and public holidays.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8am - 5:30pm
                             Sundays and Public Holidays 9am to 5:30pm
Address:  Safari Garden Centre, corner Lynwood and Rubida roads, The Willows, Pretoria
Phone: 012 807 4545
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Web: www.safarirestaurant.co.za

Café 41
Café 41 is a vibrant, sophisticated yet informal venue with a wide selection on the menu; from pasta to sandwiches. 

Opening hours:Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 11pm
                                Sunday 9am to 10.30pm
Address:  Shop Number 1, Groenkloof Plaza, 43 Bronkhorst Street, Groenkloof
Phone: 012 342 8914
Website:  www.cafe41.co.za

Bugatti Taste Cafe
Well-known for their breakfasts that are served until 6pm, Bugatti has a menu that includes sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and pasta and meat dishes.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 7am to 10pm
Address: Shop 34 Brooklyn Mall, Bronkhorst Street, Brooklyn
Phone: 012 346 5353
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Website: www.cafebugatti.co.za

Café Riche Restaurant
A popular restaurant tucked away in the centre of the CBD, Café Riche is famous for its mouth-watering freshly-baked pastries and Mediterraneanpasta with Tabouleh-style vegetables.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 6am to 6pm
Address: Number 2 Church Square, Pretoria
Phone: 012 328 3173

Cappuccinos Restaurant
This modern, trendy restaurant specialises in pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, platters, breakfast and grills and diners.

Opening hours: Monday to Sundays 8.30 am to 10 pm
Address: UF16, Menlyn Shopping Centre, corner Atterbury Road and Lois Avenue, Menlo Park
Phone: 012 368 1388
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Website: www.cappuccinos.co.za

House of Coffees
House of Coffees cater for coffee lovers, offering 11 different premium coffee blends, several novelty drinks and sumptuous meals.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 8am to 6pm
                             Friday 8am to 7pm
                             Sunday 8am to 4pm
Address: U35, Kolonnade Shopping Centre, corner of Zambesi Drive and Dr Van der Merwe Street, Pretoria
Phone: 012 548 4951    
Website:www.houseofcoffees.co.za

Huckleberry’s Restaurant
The café in the park provides some of the tastiest dishes to food lovers, and locals alike. Some of its meals include pizza breads, crumbled chicken sticks, and steaks.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 7.30am to 10pm
Address: Magnolia Dell Park, Florence Ribeiro Road, New Muckleneuk
Phone: 012 346 4588      
Website:www.huckleberrys.co.za

Mugg & Bean
Grab a quick cup of coffee and a range of meals from breakfast to more substantial dishes. Mugg& Bean is well-known for its generous portions, especially its giant muffins.

In Brooklyn Mall

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 7am to 10pm
Address:Shop 30, Brooklyn Mall, Bronkhorst Street, Brooklyn
Phone: 012 345 7697
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Website:www.themug.com

In Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 7am to 10pm
Address: Shop 19, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, corner Atterbury Road and Lois Avenue, Menlo Park
Phone: 012 368 1250
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Website: www.themug.com

News Café
A vibrant café bar that during the day is a trendy coffee shop and in the evening changes into a cocktail bar.

In Hatfield

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7am to 2am
                                Saturday to Sunday 8am to 2am
Address:Shop 1, Hatfield Square, corner Burnette and Hilda streets, Hatfield
Phone: 012 362 7190
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Website:www.newscafe.co.za

In Menlyn

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 6.45am to midnight
                             Friday 6.45am to 1am
                             Saturday to Sunday 8am to 1am
Address: Shop 1, 2, 3 Menlyn Piazza, corner Glen Manor and Lois Avenue, Menlyn
Phone: 012 348 2982
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Website:www.newscafe.co.za

Steakhouses

The Godfather Restaurant
The Godfather restaurant is popular for its exceptional wine and juiciest sizzling steak. Their mouth-watering cuisine and impeccable service make this a great place to hang out.

Opening hours: Mon 12pm-9:30pm
                            Tue-Fri 12pm-10:30pm
                            Sat 6pm-10:30pm
                            Sun 12pm-8:30pm
Address: Shop 2, Biello Centre, cnr Heuwel & Lenchen streets, Centurion
Phone:  012 663 3302
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Web: www.godfather.co.za

Hillside Tavern
The Hillside Tavern is one of the city’s favourite meeting places for local customers and international tourists alike. It has won the “Golden T-Bone Award” for the best Grill House in South Africa, and its signature steak dishes have also won the “Grill House of the Year Competition” twice.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 12:00 – 2:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Address: 320 the Hillside Lynwood, Pretoria
Phone: 012 348 5505
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Web: www.hillsidetavern.co.za

Asian

Geet Indian Restaurant
Geet is a fast growing restaurant in Tshwae that emphasises the use of natural seasonal flavours, and freshest possible ingredients in their dishes.

Operating hours: Monday to Saturday 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm
Sunday 11am to 8pm
Address: 541Fehrsen Street New Muckleneuk
Phone: 012 460 3199/3164 or 083 545 0004
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Website: www.geetindiarestaurant.com

Pride of India
Pride of India specialises in delicate North Indian cuisine. The menu includes marinated meats of various kinds, a large choice of vegetarian dishes and curries each with its own distinct flavour.

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday 11.30am to 10pm
Sunday: 11.30am to 3pm
Address: 22 Groenkloof Plaza, 43 George Storrar Street
Phone: 012 346 3684/ 082 7778825
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Website: www.prideofindiarestaurant.co.za

Matsuya restaurant
A Japanese restaurant serving both traditional Japanese and Chinese meals, Matsuya is known for emphasising the fragrant taste of the different ingredients that go into the meals. Expect generous portions with either rice or noodles.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11am to 10pm
Sunday 11am to 9pm
Address: Shop G155 Parkview Centre, Garsfontein Road, Moreleta Park
Phone: 012 992 6288
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Oriental Palace Restaurant
The best of the east, the Oriental Palace is a comfortable and casual dining experience, specialising in Indian, Chinese, Pakistini and Thai dishes. On the menu are tandoori prawns, special grills and biryani, lamb karahi, among many other traditional dishes.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 6am to 10 pm
Address: The Colosseum Hotel, corner Schoeman and Du Toit streets, Arcadia
Phone: 012 320 5120
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Website: www.colosseumpretoria.com

Classic/fine dining

Blu Saffron
A beautiful setting at the Pretoria Country Club, the Blu Saffron offers an extensive and generous menu, with a vast wine list.

Opening hours: Lunch Monday to Sunday Noon to 4.30pm
                             Dinner Monday to Sunday 5pm to 10 pm
Address: Pretoria Country Club, 241 Sidney Avenue, Waterkloof
Phone:012 346 0223
Website: http://www.blusaffron.co.za/

 

Cynthia Indigo’s Moon Restaurant
An upmarket restaurant that caters for everyone, from romantic dinners to wedding receptions to high powered business lunch presentations.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday11.30am till late
Saturday 6pm till late
                             Closed Sundays
                             Public holidays open for dinner only
Address: 283 Dey Street, Brooklyn
Phone: 012346 8926/7
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Website:www.cynthiasindigomoon.co.za

Kream
Kream is a stylish upmarket restaurant that serves a wide range of continental dishes which include traditional biltong, venison fillet or calamari dishes with a Mozambican chili.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12pm to 10.30pm
Sunday 12 pm to 2.30pm
Address: 570 Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn
Phone: 012 346 4642
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Website: www.kream.co.za

Seafood

Crawdaddy’s Restaurant
Crawdaddy is renowned for its tasty seafood and meat dishes as well as exciting fusions of local, Mediterranean, Thai and Portuguese cuisines.

Opening hours:  Monday to Wednesday 11am to 11pm
                              Thursday to Saturday 11am to 11.30pm
                              Sunday 11am to 9pm
Address: Brooklyn Piazza, corner Middel and Dey streets, Brooklyn
Phone: 012 460 0889
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Website: www.crawdaddy’s.co.za

                               

Ocean Basket
Ocean Basket is one of the country’s favourite restaurants, offering a great seafood selection at affordable prices.

Atterbury Value Mart

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 9.30am am to 9.30pm
Address: Shop 315, Atterbury Value Mart, Atterbury Road, Faerie Glen
Phone: 012 991 4737
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Website Address: www.oceanbasket.com

Brooklyn Square

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 10pm
                             Sunday 10am to 9pm
Address: Shop 34, Brooklyn Square, 309 Veale Street, New Muckleneuk
Phone: 012 460 1103
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Website:  www.oceanbasket.com

Cornwall View

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 11am to 9pm
Address: Corner Pieringand Boeing streets, Elardus Park
Number: 012 345 4244
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Website Address:  www.oceanbasket.com

Hatfield

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11am to 10pm
                            Sunday 11am to 9pm
Address:Shop 4, Burnetta Centre, 1145 Burnett Street, Hatfield
Phone:012 362 6626
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Website:www.oceanbasket.com

 

Kolonnade Shopping Centre

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10.30am to 9pm
                             Friday to Saturday 10.30am to 10pm
                             Sunday 10.30am to 3pm
Address: Shop 34, Kolonnade Shopping Centre, Zambezi Drive, Montana
Phone: 012 548 2558
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Website: www.oceanbasket.com

Menlyn Shopping Centre

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 11am to 9pm
                             Friday to Saturday 11am to 10pm
                             Sunday 11am to 7.30pm
Address: Shop G54, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, corner Atterbury Road and Lois Avenue, Menlo Park
Phone: 012 348 4163
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Website:www.oceanbasket.co.za

Woodlands Shopping Centre

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 11am to 9.30pm
                            Friday to Saturday 10.30am to 10pm
                            Sunday 10.30am to 8pm
Address: Shop 29, Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Centre, corner Woodlake Drive and De VillaboisMareuli Drive, Pretoruis Park
Phone: 012 997 7130
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Website:www.oceanbasket.com

 

Sports bars/pubs

Ciao Restaurant
Ciao is known for the first ever 'Fat Bastard' Wine Lounge in South Africa. Ciao has a wide range of inexpensive light meal options.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 10pm
                             Friday 10am to 10.30pm
                             Saturday 9am to 10.30pm
                             Sunday 8am to 8pm
Closed Mondays               


Address:  The Village, 1220 Wekker Road, Moreleta Park
Phone: 012 997 0323
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Website: http://www.ciaorestaurant.co.za/

Eastwood Tavern
Eastwoods is an entertainment lounge has been around for more than 10 years. It is popular with sports fans who flock to watch their favourite teams on large TV screens.      

Opening hours:Monday to Saturday 8am to 2am
Sunday8am to 10pm
Address:391 corner Eastwoods and Park streets
Phone:012 344 0243
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Website:www.eastwoods.co.za

Zappas Restaurant and SportsBar
Zappas serves a wide array of enticing foods at inexpensive prices. The menu focuses on beef, pork chops. The blue cheese and bacon burger is a firm favourite.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 2am
                              Sunday 9am to 5pm
Address: 378 Rossouw Street, Murrayfield
Phone: 012 803 6122
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Website: www.zappasza.com

Steakhouses/Family

Brewers BBQ
Brewers is a firm favourite, known for its tender steaks.

Opening hours:Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm
Address:Rietfontein Pavilion, corner Jacobs and Fratesroads, Rietfontein
Phone: 012 329 9712
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Website: www.brewersbbq.co.za

Dros
Drosis a combination of wine cellar and a restaurant that serves tasty and high quality food. Popular dishes include the Fillet Rossini, Lamb Shank, Fillet Flambe, Red wine streak, lamb neck and pork chops.

Hatfield
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 10pm
Address: Corner Pretorius and Grosvenor, Hatfield
Phone: 012 430 3449
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Website: www.dros.co.za

Montana 

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8am till late
Address: Corner Zambezi and DR Swanepoel drives, Montana Crossing
Phone: 012 548 1150
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Website: www.dros.co.za

Waterkloof

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 8am till late
Sunday 8am to 8pm
Address: Corner Ridgeview &Muskejaatstreets, Waterkloof
Phone: 012 347 4850
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Website: www.dros.co.za

Pacha’s Restaurant
On the menu is the fillet haloumi, fillet tri colla, rump with mustard and brandy sauce, the legendary duck fuji, and the gemsbok schnitzel with a redwine, bacon and mushroom sauce. 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 6pm to 9.30pm
Sunday 12pm to 2.30pm
Address: 27 Maroelana Street, Maroelana Centre
Phone: 012 4603220/0124605063
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Website: http://www.pachas.co.za

 

Spur Steak Ranches
Spur Steak ranches is one of the many perfect places to share a delicious meal surrounded by friends and family. They offer top-of-the-list meals like juicy racks of ribs, scrumptious steaks and the most appetising burgers

 

Illinois SpurHatfield

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 10pm
Address: Shop B001, The Fields 1066, Burnett Street, Hatfield
Phone: 012 3421530
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Website:www.spur.co.za

 

Arapaho SpurMenlyn

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 10pm
Address: Shop 15, P6 Level, Menlyn Shopping Centre,Atterbury Road, Menlyn
Phone: 012 3681042
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Website: www.spur.co.za

Tucson Spur Rietvallei

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday and Sunday 8am to 10pm
Friday and Saturday 8am to 11pm
Address: Cornwall View Shopping Centre, corner Boeing Roadn and PieringStreet, Rietvallei
Phone: 012 3456584
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Website: www.spur.co.za

Traditional fare

Brasserie de Paris
Brasserie de Paris offers high quality French fine dining.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12pm to 2.30pm, 6.30pm till late
Closed Sundays
Address: 381 Aries Street Waterkloof Ridge, Tshwane
Phone: 012 460 3583
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Website: www.brasseriedeparis.co.za

La Madeleine
La Madeleine specialises in classic French and Belgian cuisine that are combined with high skill bistronomic techniques at affordable prices.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 7pm to 9pm
Friday and Sunday Noon to 2pm
Address: 122 Priory Road, Lynwood Ridge
Phone: 012 361 3667
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Website: www.lamadeleine.co.za

Achillies Restaurant
Achilles serves traditional German dishes such as the Eisbein, Schnitzel and Kassler.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday Noon to 2pm
Closed on the weekends
Address: University Of Pretoria Sports Centre South Street, Hatfield
Phone: 012 362 0561
Website: www.easyinfo.co.za

Achillies Restaurant
Achilles serves traditional German dishes such as the Eisbein, Schnitzel and Kassler.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday Noon to 2pm
                                Closed on the weekends
Address: University Of Pretoria Sports Centre South Street, Hatfield
 Phone: 012 362 0561

Al Dente Ristorante and Pizzeria
Al Dente Ristorante and Pizzeria serves traditional Italian foods daily made from the freshest ingredients.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11am to 10pm
                             Sunday 11am to 3pm
Address: 103 Club Avenue, Waterkloof Heights
Phone: 012 460 9686
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Capeesh
Capeesh serves delicious Italian food at affordable prices and is a great place to fuel up before a night out.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12pm to 10pm
                             Sunday 12pm to 9pm
Address: Cherry Lane Centre Brooklyn Circle, New Muckleneuk
Phone: 012 346 1932
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Website:http://capeesh.co.za/

 

Caraffa Restaurant
Caraffa Restaurant is a family-run restaurant with a wide selection of Italian wines and delicious gorgonzola steak and saltimbocca.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 12pm to 2.30pm, 5.30pmto 9.30pm
Saturday5.30pm to 9.30pm
Closed Sundays
Address: 46 Selati Street, Alphen Park
Phone: 012 346 3181
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La Pentola

La Pentola’s is a fusion cuisine restaurant that draws its culinary roots from French, Italian and rich Mediterranean flavours.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12pm to 3.pm, 5.30pm to 10pm
                             Closed Sundays
Address: 5 Riviera Galleries, Well Street, Riviera
Phone: 012 329 4028
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Website: www.pretoria.lapentola.co.za

Mimmo’s
One of South Africa's best Italian family restaurants offering a variety of authentic Italian dishes.

Brooklyn

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 11.30am to 9.30pm
                                Friday and Saturday 11.30am to 10pm
                             Sunday 11.30am to 8.30pm
Address: Corner MiddeleandDey streets, Brooklyn
Phone: 012 346 4663
Website:www.mimmos.co.za

Centurion

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 11.30am to 9.30pm
                             Friday 11.30am to 10pm
                             Sunday 11.30am to 8.30pm
Address: Corner Jean and Gerhard streets, Ease Centre, Centurion
Phone: 012 664 1357
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Website: www.mimmos.co.za

Faerie Glen

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10am to 9pm
Address: Shop number 51 Glen Village Centre, corner Hans Strydom and Olympus roads, Faerie Glen
Phone:012 991 4777
Website: www.mimmos.co.za

Hatfield

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm
Address: 1145 Burnett Street, Hatfield
Phone: 012 362 7311
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Website: www.mimmos.co.za

 

Ritrovo Restaurant

An authentic Italian restaurant that features a wide array of heart-warming Italian dishes such as bruschetta, carpaccio di manzo and minestrone.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11.30am to 10pm
                             Sunday11.30am to 2pm
                             Closed Mondays
Address: 103 Club Avenue, Waterkloof Heights
Phone: 012 460 4367
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Website: www.ritrovo.co.za

Game Viewing


Dinokeng Game Reserve

elephantDinokeng Game Reserve is the only Big 5 reserve in Gauteng. This 18 500 hectare game reserve also offers a diversity of fauna and flora. The Dinokeng Game Reserve is an eco-tourism site and boasts a number of game lodges and game reserves. View the Big 5 up close and enjoy game drives, guided bush walks or even a boat cruise in this malaria free bushveld.

Address: N1, Hammanskraal/Boekenhout off ramp (R734)
Phone: 012 711 4391
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Web: www.dinokengreserve.co.za


Groenkloof Nature Reserve

This 500-hectare reserve was the first proclaimed game sanctuary in Africa. It is also known as the Valley of 1000 trees. The reserve boats impala, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, kudus, jackals and duikers. There are also hiking trails, mountain bike trails and 4x4 trails.

Opening hours: Summer (September to April): 5.30am – 7pm
                             Winter (May to August): 7am – 6pm
Address: Eeufees Road and Christina De Wit Avenue, Groenkloof
Phone: 012 440 8316
Bookings: Bookings (four weeks in advance) are only necessary for the overnight facilities and if a guide is required for a hiking trail. Call 012 440 8316 or 012 341 5204 or 079 498 3647
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Web: www.tshwane.gov.za/Services/Nature%20Conservation/Pages/Groenkloof-Nature-Reserve.aspx

Rietvlei Nature Reserve


Eighteen kilometres from the city centre are 3 800 hectares of grassland, open plains, rolling hills, and a dam. This is the diverse Rietvlei Nature Reserve, home to a number of animal species including rhino, buffalo, hippo, cheetah, eland, red hartebeest, black wildebeest, zebra, ostrich and blesbuck. It also has some 272 species of birds and 530 species of plants. Guided hikes and game drives are available.

Opening hours: Summer (September to March): 5.30am – 5pm (You may remain inside until 7pmwhen the gates close)
                             Winter (April to August): 6am – 4pm (You may remain inside until 6pm when the gates close)
Address: From the Olifantsfontein Road (Goedehoop, M57), Rietvlei
Phone: 012 358 1810/1/2
Bookings: All activities must be booked at least two weeks in advance
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Web: http://www.rietvlei-reserve.co.za