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The picturesque enclave of Kameeldrift is one of Pretoria’s loveliest destinations. Decidedly rural and pretty, it would seem that Kameeldrift is almost at odds with the energy and congestion of inner city Pretoria, and does indeed provide a welcome refuge from the constant happenings and goings-on of the South African capital city. Only 15 minutes outside of Pretoria, visitors to Kameeldrift will experience the refreshing ambience of tranquillity and serenity and can look forward to enjoying some of Gauteng’s most scintillating views. Kameeldrift is all about open spaces and freedom; this is not a place where crowds are abundant or much noise pollution occurs for that matter. Additionally, its breathtaking landscape makes for the ideal wedding venue, while the suburb also has the benefit of being close enough to the city. While Kameeldrift may not be a trendy or chic location like Hatfield or Menlyn, it is home to a number of convenient amenities including shops, restaurants, entertainment outlets, and day spas ensuring residents have whatever they need close at hand. The nearby Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve is a popular destination for many Pretoria locals who enjoy the endless delights of natural pleasures found here. Split into two sections, the southern end of the dam is a wonderful bird sanctuary with excellent bird watching opportunities, while the northern part is more leisure-oriented where patrons can enjoy canoeing, fishing, and various ball sports. Kameeldrift’s superb geographical location gives residents easy access to a number of Pretoria’s most sought-after attractions namely the Union Buildings, the Tswaing Meteorite Crater Museum, and Loftus Versfeld which is one of the venues for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.