Weekend Guide (Under a budget)

January 16, 2024

Hey there, students! If you've found yourself in Pretoria this weekend, get ready for an incredible journey filled with exploration, learning, and unforgettable experiences.

Call it a weekend guide under a budget (saving some coin while having fun).

As a student in this vibrant city, you have a world of opportunities at your doorstep. Let’s dive into some fantastic activities and places that should be on your radar.

  1. Delve into History and Culture:

Pretoria is brimming with historical sites and museums that offer a glimpse into South Africa’s rich past:

  • Start with the Voortrekker Monument, an impressive tribute to the Voortrekkers’ history and their impact on the nation.
  • Immerse yourself in the story of freedom and democracy at Freedom Park, a captivating heritage site.
  1. Nature Enthusiast’s Paradise

Nature lovers, you’re in for a treat with these outdoor havens:

  • Lose yourself in the beauty of the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, a sanctuary of diverse plant life.
  • Seek adventure at Groenkloof Nature Reserve, where hiking trails and wildlife encounters await.
  1. Embrace Cultural Experiences:

Dive into Pretoria’s vibrant culture with these engaging activities:

  • Don’t miss the Market @ the Sheds, where art, food, music, and local culture come together.
  • Experience the arts scene at the iconic State Theatre, your ticket to plays, music, and more.
  1. Retail Therapy and Culinary Adventures:

When it’s time to unwind, shopping and food are the answers.

  • Indulge in retail therapy at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, one of Africa’s largest malls. Also, eye shopping is definitely part of retail therapy; those ‘add to cart’ moments are healthy for the soul!
  • Savour local flavors at places like Bravo Pizzeria – while also smashing down some arcade games in the lobby.
  1. Unplug and Unwind Outdoors:

Recharge by spending time in Pretoria’s open spaces.

  • Soak in the view and history at the Union Buildings, where inspiration comes so freely (so we’re told)
  • Embark on hiking trails and outdoor adventures to connect with nature and unwind.

Remember, safety first!

Prioritise your well-being and adhere to local guidelines. As a student, this is your time to strike a balance between your studies and exploration. Pretoria offers an abundance of experiences that will shape your student journey into an unforgettable adventure. Get ready to create lasting memories and broaden your horizons in this remarkable city.

Somedays, the most adventure we need is just self-care on a good day – and that’s what The Wash Bar offers The Wash Bar provides cost-effective laundry solutions. You can also benefit from the secure on-site parking, and the premises are under constant CCTV surveillance, ensuring a secure environment even during those late-night laundry runs.

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