Burgers Park in Pretoria Sentraal, Pretoria, Gauteng
Burgers Park in Gauteng of South Africa is situated in the city of Pretoria.
Burgers Park can be found across the street from Melrose House Museum. The area was originally set aside to become a Botanical Garden in 1874. George Heys, a very successful business man and then owner of Melrose House, along with James Hunter the Government Botanist were responsible for the final layout. The park was completed in 1892, thus making it the oldest Park in city.
The park covers four acres and has been declared a National Monument. It was named after the fourth president of South Africa, President Thomas Burgers. The park is a beautiful place, ideal for picnics or just an opportunity to relax while sightseeing.
Things to do and see
- Fish Pond
- Cast Iron Bandstand
- World War I Monument
- President Burgers Statue
- Refreshment Kiosk
Open daily with no admission fee is charged.
Summer months: Closes at 22h00
Winter months: Closes at sunset
Pretoria experiences its rainfall in the summer months, with December and January seeing the highest levels.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 28˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 3˚C and 21˚C.
There are Domestic and International flights into Johannesburg’s O R Tambo Airport and Lanseria Airport on a daily basis. Bus services, the Gautrain, taxis and car rental companies are available for easy access around the area.
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