What to do around Pta during the Easter holidays
The long weekend is almost upon us and we can’t wait.
Easter is a time to reflection and spending quality time with loved ones. Plan a picnic, invite a few friends and relatives over, go for a road trip, catch a movie with the kids or visit some of our local attractions.
Here are a few ideas:
Take the kids to the zoo
The Pretoria Zoo or National Zoological Garden of South Africa as it is more formally known is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status. It boasts an aquarium, reptile park and enough animals to make your head spin. Details: http:www.pretoria.co.za/listings/pretoria-zoo/
Learn about our history
If you’ve never been, the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, formerly known as the Transvaal Museum, is a definite must visit. The Museum’s collections and exhibits include hominid fossils from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and associated fauna, including Mrs Ples [the nickname attributed to a fossil skull believed to represent a distant relative of all humankind]; fossils, skeletons, skins and mounted specimens of amphibians, fish, invertebrates, reptiles and mammals. The Ditsong National Museum of Natural History is the only natural history museum in Gauteng and one of the largest in South Africa. It is unique in that it is the only institute in South Africa that offers the local, national and international community the opportunity to view its collections including original fossil material usually denied the public. Details: http:www.ditsong.org.za/en/about-us/
Smell the roses
If gardening is your hobby then Ludwig’s Roses is the place to visit during the Easter holidays. Browse between the hundreds of roses on display, stroll through the gorgeous gardens or shop for luxurious rose hand creams, body lotion, linen spray or array of rose petal jams and syrups. There’s also a great little eatery where you can grab a quick bite. Details: http:www.ludwigsroses.co.za/
Spoil the kids with some horse riding at the Voortrekker Monument. Cape riding horse offers the best trails rides and allow you to enjoy nature at its best. And don’t worry; experienced and inexperienced riders are welcome. Details: http:www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/gauteng/horse-ridings-at-voortrekker-monument