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The exclusive garden suburb of Waterkloof Ridge is brimming with tastefully designed, established households and ostentatious old homes for the privileged few. Being on an elevated ridge, the suburb has superb views of the valley and Pretoria city below. A common site is a lengthy guarded driveway with masses of parking space for hosting on a grand scale, after all, many of the residents are High Commissioners, Ambassadors and Consul-Generals.
Waterkloof Ridge is a leafy suburb with wide streets and easy access to major centres via the two highways bordering the area. Temperatures in Pretoria rarely fluctuate and the climate is considered mild.
Expect understated elegance in the course of a stay at Waterkloof Ridge.
Top 8 reasons to visit Waterkloof Ridge
1. There are 3 hiking trails in the nearby Groenkloof Nature Reserve that range from 3.5km to 10.5km in length. The reserve has several buck species, giraffe, small mammals and a high concentration of birdlife. Look out for the sable antelope with its stately, curved horns.
2. Cycle to the Waterkloof Ridge Lifestyle Centre for a relaxing session at the BSXI Hydro Spa followed by an enjoyable meal at one of the many restaurants in the mall.
3. The Pretoria Boeremark (farmer’s market) in Silverton is open on Saturday for an opportunity to try out egte (real) Afrikaans cuisine. Sample the rusks, preserves and biltong savoured by the locals.
4. Take a drive out to the small town of Cullinan for a tour of a diamond mine, to visit the agricultural museum and an ethnic experience at the Ndebele Village. Picnic under the trees at the nearby dam.
5. The University of South Africa (UNISA) space art gallery has exciting contemporary art on view. The gallery showcases constant exhibitions of work created by the university’s budding visual arts students.
6. One of the more macabre museums... Show more
Self Catering places can be found from rural to urban areas and can vary in what they offer. They allow plenty freedom and is a great inexpensive way to spend your holiday. They have been widely classified as a “Home away from home”. This is a good option for guests who don’t mind cooking their own food, and are looking for a more independent and flexible form of accommodation. For budget and large families, we would recommend self-catering for a more personalised experience.