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Pretoria Tshwane Day Trip Resorts

Pretoria has some of the best day trip resorts to go and relax or for a quick outing.

They are perfect for to get away from the city life but to still be in the city for your convenience! Here is a list of ShowMe Pretoria’s top Tshwane resorts:

Derdepoort Recreation Resort

The 89-hectare Derdepoort Resort in Pretoria offers visitors a farmstyle atmosphere, and is the ideal destination for family outings, picnics, barbeques and kids birthday parties. There is a shaded picnic area, modern swimming pool, paddling pool for the kids, play parks, ablution facilities and a Tuck Shop. Operating Hours are Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 to 18:00; Saturdays and school holidays from 10:00 to 18:00, and Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 18:00. An admission fee is paid at the entrance.

Derdepoort Recreation Resort facilities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Kiddies Splash Pool
  • Lapas for Private Functions
  • Animal Farm
  • Play Parks
  • Paint-ball Facilities
  • Tea Garden
  • Picnic Areas
  • Braai Facilities
  • Youth Camp Facilities
  • Caravan Park

Admission Fee Per Person

0 to 6 years (pre-school )                      R 14,00
7 to 12 years (per child)                      R 22,00
13 years and older                      R 35,00
60 years and older                      R 22,00
Season tickets – on request

Tel: +27 (0)12 800 1279/80

Address:

Derdepoort Recreation Resort, Baviaanspoort Road, Derdepoort, Pretoria

Derdepoort

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Die Draai Resort

As an area of undeveloped land situated on the banks of the Bronkhorstspruit river, this site is used for recreational purposes. .

Facilities:

Ablution and toilet facilities, barbeque facilities, undercover Lapa, children play parks, beautiful nature, put-put course.

Enquiries:

Telephone: +27 (0)71 671 8605  – Andrew Sibonyoni
Fax: 086 640 4381

Admission Fee Per Person

0 to 6 years (pre-school )                      R 4,00
7 to 12 years (per child)                      R 6,00
13 years and older                      R 12,00
60 years and older                      R 6,00
Season tickets – on request

Admission fee Per Group

Minibus                      R 350,00
Quantum bus (22 seater)                      R 425,00
Coaster                      R 685,00
Large bus                      R 1 375,00
Double-decker bus (more than 30 passengers)                      R 2 750,00

Booking of Resort for Function

Large function                      R 82 600,00
Refundable damage deposit                      R 32 000,00
Group hire up to 500 people                      R 8 550,00
Refundable damage deposit                      R 1 500,00

Lapas, Marquees and Electrical Points

 All Times
Die Draai lapa (free admission to 150 people)              R 1 850,00
Erecting marquee, per day              R 291,00
Rent of municipal marquee per day              R 2 475,00
Refundable damage deposit for each shelter + marquee              R 770,00

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Fountains Valley Resort

The Fountains Valley Resort, just outside Pretoria, is a popular recreational facility. Many years ago the resort site was placed under the stewardship of the Nature and Conservation Department, as the ground is the source of the Apies River, which provides Pretoria with some of its daily water needs. It took years to eradicate alien plant species threatening to choke the natural water supply, but Fountains Valley is once again a natural, indigenous garden that acts as a game and bird sanctuary.

The Fountains Valley Resort usually bursts into life at the weekend, with people arriving to braai (barbeque) – using the convenient facilities – or picnic in the well-maintained grounds. Music festivals are occasionally held at venue too.

Pretoria is well known for its hot summers, so visitors often come to Fountains Valley to cool off in the resort’s large, modern swimming pool. Smaller children can splash in the kiddies’ paddling pool, or play in the two designated areas. There are two tuck shops and a bar at which refreshments can be purchased. A lapa can be hired for functions.

Camping facilities are available for those who want to stay overnight at the resort. Visitors with caravans are also catered for and can escape the city and enjoy this natural setting, which is very close to the Groenkloof Nature Reserve. The resort has a 4×4 track for those looking for off-road adventures, and footpaths for those wishing to walk.

Admission Fee Per Person:

Children aged 0 to 6 years:        R 13,00
Children aged 7 to 12 years:        R 21,00
Pensioners:        R 21,00
Adults and children aged 13 years and older:        R 33,00
Season Tickets – On request

Admission Fee Group charges

Minibus                         R 400,00
Quantum bus (22 seater)                         R 425,00
Coaster                         R 780,00
Large bus                         R 1 550,00
Double-decker bus (more than 30 passengers)                         R 3 100,00

Season tickets are available.

Visiting hours

Monday to Sunday, from 09:00 to 00:00

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Ga-Mothakga Recreation Resort

Pitse and Tlou Street, Atteridgeville

The SS Mendi memorial tombstone is located in this resort. Memorial services are held annually under the auspices of the South African Legion and the South African Defence Force.

Facilities:

Modern swimming pool and kiddies splash pool; youth camp; bird-watching facilities; picnic area with braai facilities for day visitors

Enquiries:

Telephone: +27 (0)12 440 2121/7131
Fax: 012 440 7264

Admission Fee per Person

0 to 6 years (pre-school) R 6,00
7 to 12 years (per child) R 12,00
13 years and older R 18,00
60 years and older R 12,00
Season tickets on request

Admission fee per group

Minibus R 375,00
Quantum bus (22 seater) R 425,00
Coaster R 730,00
Large bus R 1 465,00
Double-decker bus (more than 30 passengers) R 2 930,00

Booking of Resort for Function

Large function R 87 960,00
Refundable damage deposit R 31 000,00

Group Hire

Up to 500 people R 9 000,00
Refundable damage deposit R 1 500,00

Lapa Hire (All Times)

Ga-Mothakga lapa ( capacity 200 persons)                      R 1 500,00
Erecting marquee, per day                      R 340,00
Light poles with power points (must pay admission)                      R 220,00
Rent of municipal marquee per day                      R 2 500,00
Refundable damage deposit for each shelter                      R 7​65,00​​​​​​​

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Kwaggaspruit Nature Area

Bishop Bird Nature area was named after the Southern Red Bishop. Bishop bird Nature Area is situated less than one kilometre North from the Rooihuiskraal Historical terrain and forms part of its rich cultural history. This Nature Area is 16 ha in size and the site serves as a place where people can come and escape from everyday hassles and relax in the tranquillity and peacefulness of natural surroundings.

Activities and Facilities

  • A short 2,08 km interpretive trail with a 3m high wooden deck in between the canopy of white stinkwood trees is the ideal place for bird enthusiasts to see birds in their natural environment.
  • Dogs on leash are allowed on the trail. 

Wildlife

There is an abundance of bird species such as: Helmeted Guinea-fowl, Cape Robin – Chat, African Hoepoe, Karoo Thrush, Black-shouldered kite, to name just a few. Although the small animals such as mongoose, porcupine, hares, bushbabies a​nd reptiles are difficult to spot, they are still active in the nature area.

Vegetation

The vegetation in the nature area is classified as Bakenveld and consists of open grass areas with groupings of indigenous trees. There is also a wide variety of wild flowers to be seen.

Visiting hours

Summer ( September – April): 07:00 – 18:00

Winter ( May – August): 07:00 – 17:00   

How to get there

Travek West on the M25 Hendrik Verwoerd Dr. Turn left in Rooihuiskraal Rd. Turn left in Theuns van Niekerk Rd. Approximately 2km further, look for the Roosmaryn Place which leads to the entrance gate.

Bookings and Contact Numbers 
Bookings are only necessary for the guided walks – preferably 4 weeks in advance

Enquiries:

Tel: +27 (0)12 667 1630 / +27 (0)12 667 5790
Fax: 012 667 1633​

Admission Fee per Person

0 to 6 years (pre-school)                            R 9,00
7 to 12 years (per child)                            R 15,00
13 years and older                            R 25,00
60 years and older                            R 16,00
Season tickets on request

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Moretele Recreation Resort

Sibande Street, Mamelodi

Once a feeder dairy and vegetable farm for the Bothgotsong Old Age Home, Moretele Recreation Resort used to be called Vlakfontein. Since the farm
keeper was Mr Modau, for some Mamelodi D residents the park is known as “ga-modau”. Others call the park “Three Trees” because of the three trees that stand in line on the banks of the Moretele River. The resort started operating in 1986.

Facilities:

Modern swimming pool with kiddies splash pool; multi-purpose hall for private functions; children’s playground; picnic area with braai facilities; overnight facilities for groups, with hot water and toilets

Enquiries:

Telephone: +27 (0)12 805 1431
Fax: 012 440 7264

Admission fee per person

0 to 6 years (pre-school ) R 10,00
7 to 12 years (per child) R 17,00
13 years and older R 30,00
60 years and older R 17,00
Season tickets on request

Admission Fee per Group

Minibus R 350,00
Quantum bus (22 seater) R 425,00
Coaster R 660,00
Large bus R 1 300,00
Double-decker bus (more than 30 passengers) R 2 700,00

Booking of Resort for Function

Music large function (the lessee may charge entrance fee) R 77 000,00
Refundable damage deposit R 31 000,00

Group Hire

Up to 500 people
Refundable damage deposit R 10 000,00
Youth camp per person min 10, max 20 R 1 500
Children of school-going age R 15,00
Adults R 20,00

Youth camp, per night

Children of school going age (per child)
(minimum 10 maximum 20, per chalet)
R 15,00
Adults (per person)
(minimum 10 maximum 20, per chalet)
R 20,00

Lapas, Marquees and electrical points

All Times                                                                                     
Youth camp shelter R 1200,00
Erecting marquee, per day R 300,00
Light poles with power points (must pay admission) R 200,00
Rent of municipal marquee per day R 2 400,00
Refundable damage deposit for each shelter R 75​0,00​

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Rooihuiskraal Historical Terrain and Animal Farm

Rooihuiskraal Historical Terrain and Animal Farm Rooihuiskraalweg, Rooihuiskraal Declared a national monument in 1981, the original farmstead dates back to the 1880s. It was the location of two battles during the Anglo-Boer war.

Facilities:

Animal farm; children’s playground; picnic area with braai facilities; two barns, lapa for private functions; restaurant.

Enquiries:

Telephone: +27 (0)12 661 4284
Fax: 012 440 7264

Admission Fee per Person

0 to 6 years0 to 6 years (pre-school) R 11,00
7 to 12 years (per child) R 18,00
13 years and older R 30,00
60 years and older R 19,00
Admission fee per group Minibus R 350,00
Quantum bus Quantum bus (22 seater) R 425,00
Coaster R 690,00
Large bus R 1 375,00
Double-decker bus (more than 30 passengers) R 2 750,00

Booking of Resort for Functions

Large function R 82 600,00
Refundable damage deposit R 32 000,00

 

Up to 500 people R 8 555,00
Refundable damage deposit R 1 525,00

 

 All Times  
Groot stal ( free admission to 200 people)                     R 1 900,00
Piet lapa (free admission to 80 people)                     R 1 000,00
Klein stal (free admission to 100 people)                     R 1 200,00
Erecting marquee, per day                     R 291,00
Light poles with power points (must pay admission)                     R 200,00
Rent of municipal marquee per day                     R 2 475,00
Refundable damage deposit for each shelter                     R 770,00

Conference Rooms

 All times
Refundable damage deposit for Conference room                        R 770,00
Conference Rooms 1 – 30 persons                        R 56​0,00​

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Rooiwal Resort

Rooiwal Resort, 5th street, Rooiwal Powerstation, Rooiwal. ​

Enquiries:

Telephone: +27 (0)82 590 6706

Admission Fee Per Person

0 to 6 years (pre-school ) R 4,00
7 to 12 years (per child) R 6,00
13 years and older R 12,00
60 years and older R 6,00
Season tickets – on request

Admission fee Per Group

Minibus R 325,00
Quantum bus (22 seater) R 425,00
Coaster R 664,00
Large bus R 1 290,00
Double-decker bus (more than 30 passengers) R 2 580,00

Booking of Resort for Function

Large function R 82 600,00
Refundable damage deposit R 32 000,00
Group hire up to 500 people R 8 550,00
Refundable damage deposit R 1 500,00

Lapas, Marquees and Electrical Points

 All Times
Big Hall (free admission to 150 people)              R 1 760,00
Conference 1 (free admission to 50 people)              R 1100,00
Conference 2 (free admission to 80 people)              R 1 430,00
Lapa (free admission to 100 people)              R 825,00
Erecting marquee, per day              R 308,00
Light poles with power points (must pay admission)              R 200,00
Rent of municipal marquee per day              R 2 475,00
Refundable damage deposit for each shelter + marquee              R 720​​,00 ​

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Zwartkops Resort

As an area of undeveloped land situated on the banks of the Hennops river, this site is used for recreational purposes.

Facilities:

Picnic area; bird watching; mountain biking (no set trails), closed lapa for private functions; children`s playground; hiking (no set trails), ablution facilities.

Enquiries:

Telephone: +27 (0)12 666 7130
Fax: 012 666 0923

Admission Per Person

0 to 6 years (pre-school) R 11,00
7 to 12 years (per child) R 18,00
13 years and older R 30,00
60 years and older R 19,00
Season tickets on request

Admission Fee Per Group

Minibus R 350,00
Quantum bus (22 seater) R 425,00
Coaster R 690,00
Large bus R 1 375,00
Double-decker bus (more than 30 passengers) R 2 750,00

Booking of resort for function

Large function R 82 600,00
Refundable damage deposit R 32 000,00
Group hire Up to 500 people R 8 555,00
Refundable damage deposit R 1 525,00

Caravan Park

Per tent or caravan (up to 4 people) per night
1 to 6 days with electricity: R 145,00
7 to 13 days with electricity: R 135,00
14 to 60 days with electricity: R 120,00

 

More than 4 people: amount per night for each additional person
1 to 6 days with electricity: R 34,00
7 to 13 days with electricity: R 30,00
14 to 60 days with electricity: R 28,00

 

Each additional motor car (own or guest) per motor car per night
1 to 6 days with electricity: R 37,00
7 to 13 days with electricity: R 30,00
14 to 60 days with electricity: R 28,00

Lapas, Marquees and Electrical Points

 All Time                                                                                                
Zwartkops lapa (free admission to 200 people) R 2 300,00
Erecting of marquee, per day R 308,00
Light poles with power points (must pay admission) R 200,00
Rent of municipal marquee per day R 2 475,00
Refundable damage deposit for each shelter + marquee R 765​,00 ​​​​

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Rooihuiskraal Reptile and indigenous bird park

This portion of land was part of the greater Brakfontein farm and the scene of two battles that took place during the Anglo-Transvaal War of 1880 – 1881. The first was an attempt by the British to seize cattle that the Boer Commando kept in the cattle kraals. The second battle was an attack led by Colonel GF Gildea and some 80 officers and 534 men on the Boer Commando that was stationed at Rooihuiskraal under Commandant RE Erasmus. In 1980 archaeologists excavated and confirmed the location of the Red Brick House mentioned in the war journals. The remains of the foundations of the house can be seen on the site.

Activities and Facilities

Apart from the animal farm, there are two bird hides for watching indigenous water fowl and an aviary to see small seed eating birds. Reptiles like snakes and lizards and also scorpions, spiders and other creepy crawlies is on display.Most of the species are South African, but similar species from other countries are also on display for the purpose of identifying similarities and differences.

Vegetation

A wetland area on the eastern side provides just the right habitat for indigenous waterfowl and South Africa’s national bird the Blue Crane.

Visiting hours

Tuesdays to Fridays: by bookings only – Tel: +27 (0)12 667 5790

Weekends: 9:00 to 15:00 (bookings not required)

How to get there

From the Jan Smuts R101(Old Johannesburg Road) turn west into Hendrik Verwoerd Road, then left into Rooihuiskraal Road. Turn left after the second robot. The Entrance to the resort is on the left-hand side

Bookings and Contact Numbers

Reptile park bookings Tel: +27 (0)12 667 5790

Entrance gate Tel: +27 (0)12 661 4282

Conservation area Tel: +27 (0)12 667 5790

Admission fee per person for Reptile Park

Adults ( 13 years and older):                                                   Resort admission + R 11,00
Scholars ( 7 to 12 years):                                                   Resort admission + R 11,00
Pre-school (0 to 6 years):                                                   Resort admission + R 5,50
Pensioner (60 years and older):                                                   Resort admission + R 11,00

Admission Fee per Person for Resort / Animal farm

Pre-school (0 to 6 years)                                                   R 10,00
Adult (13 years and older)                                                   R 27,50
Scholars (7 to 12 years)                                                   R 16,50
Pensioners (60 years and older)                                                   R 17,50 ​​​

 

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Source:

http://www.tshwane.gov.za/

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