Gauteng’s Favourite Picnic Spots - Pretoria

  • Picnic With Kids in Pretoria

This is part 2 of our series on picnic spots in Gauteng.  We have an extensive list of  picnic spots in South Africa and you may also click on this link for picnoc spots near Johannesburg.

Ludwig’s Roses, Pretoria

Ludwig’s Roses is a rose farm in northern Pretoria. Situated amongst hundreds of roses, this farm offers a tranquil and idyllic respite from the hustle and bustle of city life - it is absolutely beautiful. Order your gourmet picnic basket from ‘The Rose Kitchen restaurant and treat yourself and your family to a day of beauty.

Cost: Entrance to the farm is free
Address: 61 Haakdoornlaagte, Pretoria,

Willow Feather Farm, Irene

We used to visit this farm with my parents when we were little and I still love it. Willow Feather Farm is so peaceful with lots of trees and a variety farm animals - it offers our children the experience of a farm even though we are in the city. The quaint tea garden offers pre-packed picnic basket for you to enjoy on the farm and the setting makes for great family photos.

Cost: R20.00 per person
Children under 2: Free
Address: Portion 37, Doornkloof, Rietvleidam, Irene, Pretoria

Groenkloof Nature Reserve

The Groenkloof Reserve is popular among hikers, mountain bikers and riders as it offers a variety of hiking and biking trails as well as guided horse riding trails. You can take a swim in the river and go on a game drive and the reserve has a number of picnic and braai areas available.

Adults: R 25.00
Children under 17: R 18.00
Children under 6: R 10.00
Address: Eeufees Road & Christina De Wit Ave, Pretoria

Botanical Gardens, Pretoria

Enjoy a relaxing family picnic in these well-manicured and landscaped gardens. The park is split in two by a quartzite koppie offering the visitors an interesting look into two different worlds of vegetation.

Adults: R30
Students: R18
Children: R14
Under 6 years: Free
Address: 2 Cussonia Ave, Pretoria

Mountain Sanctuary Park

Picknic at Mountain Sanctuary Park in Gauteng

The name of this park, Mountain Sanctuary, describes it perfectly: it is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility in the mountains. Here you will find hiking trails, picnic spots as well as braai facilities. Be sure to book before you go as they only allow 180 people into the reserve per day.

Cost for Day Visitors:  
Adults: R 100.00
Children under 12: R 35.00
Vehicle Entrance: R 35.00
Address: Click here for a map and directions

For more information please visit: Gauteng family activities

Alexa A wife and mom, Alexa is an avid traveler always on the lookout for a new adventure. She is a high energy, natural influencer and inspiration to those around her. Although she has  based her career on sales and marketing, she studied politics, philosophy and economics. A passion for  writing has led her to blog on Things to do with Kids and on her personal blog called ‘Sleepless in Jozi”, which is focused on  life as a mommy, travelling and generally being a busy body. In her free time Alexa loves spending  quality time with her family, the outdoors, reading a good book and exploring new restaurants, markets  and activities. 

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