South Africa
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1. Bronkhorstspruit

Friendly Farming Community The small town of Bronkhorstspruit lies about 50 kilometres east of Pretoria. This little farming community deserves a visit for its sheer beauty and has become a popular weekend getaway for city dwellers from Pretoria and Johannesburg. Bronkhorstspruit offers its residents and visitors a peaceful retreat with plenty of outdoor activities for the water sport or nature enthusiasts. The nature reserves in the area offer some wonderful birding, hiking trails and mountain biking trails. Of course, the biggest attraction is the Dam and it has developed into the most productive bank angling spots in the country, especially for the bass that lurk in the thick grass along the banks of the Dam. Visitors can enjoy water activities on their boats, Jet Skies and even a bit…

2. Cullinan

Gem of Gauteng Cullinan is a small town situated about 30 km to the east of Pretoria, Gauteng, in a part of the Dinokeng region of South Africa. It has been preserved as a historical town and received many tourists from overseas as well as being very popular with South Africans.Activities Village Historical TourJourney of a DiamondUnderground Mine TourMcHardy House Museum in Oak AvenueThe History Room in the old shedThe old Recreation Club - now also a RestaurantFestivalsCullinan hosts the Groot Gat Festival in March, and a Mampoer Festival in May. Mampoer is a notoriously strong, traditional South African spirit akin to moonshine.Steam Train from PretoriaFriends of The Rail is a…

3. Pretoria

Ville des jacarandas Pretoria, une des trois capitales de l'Afrique du Sud se trouve dans la partie nord de la province de Gauteng. Il est environ 67 km de Johannesburg et est connue comme la ville des jacarandas en raison des milliers de jacarandas plantés dans les rues, les parcs et jardins. Quand ils fleurissent en Octobre, la ville devient vivant avec des fleurs et des feuilles pourpres. Pretoria présente un caractère endormie avec une beauté qui lui est propre. Les visiteurs peuvent apprécier le cadre naturel des réserves naturelles de Groenkloof et Wonderboom et du sanctuaire ornithologique Austin Roberts ou explorer la ville en train à vapeur. La ville est…

4. Rayton

Rayton lies just 10 minutes from the historical town of Cullinan and a mere half an hour’s drive from Pretoria’s eastern suburbs. What was once a tin shack mining town is today a thriving little town which serves the needs of prison staff at the nearby Zonderwater Prison, staff at the Cullinan Diamond Mine and the surrounding farming community. Many of the towns’ residents have also found employment in the nearby surrounding suburbs of Pretoria. Rayton lies just far enough away from the madding crowd but still close enough for a quick dash to the city. Visitors to Rayton will find many outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking and 4X4 trails. Day trips to Cullinan and Pretoria offers an abundance of other attractions and activities – the Cullinan Mine is a worthwhile…

5. Roodeplaat

Roodeplaat is situated about 22 km east of Pretoria and is known for the Roodeplaat Dam and Nature Reserve – if you travelling to this town, you are most likely going because of these attractions! While Pretoria is not quite as congested as Johannesburg, life in the city is still busy and Roodeplaat is a perfect weekend getaway destination that many city dwellers are seeking. The Reserve offers a variety of activities and wildlife - a combination that is hard to beat so close to a major city. Some may visit Roodepoort Dam as a day trip, arriving early to catch the best of the birds, wildlife and fishing opportunities. Others also arrive early, but choose to instead enjoy a leisurely hike around the dam and a picnic with some of the finest scenery the country has to offer. There are…