How to explore Pretoria on a budget

 In bus travel, Greyhound, Things to do

If you think your budget is tight. Things are a bit rough, think again! Forget staying at home over weekends, forget not being able to take your kids someplace special. We are going to share with you our top things to do in Pretoria on a budget.

Go to the Market-at-the-Sheds

Okay, so you are trying to save money so what’s the point of going to a market? Because it’s just a great way to explore the city’s most creative offerings. This market takes place on the last Saturday of the month from 9am to 4pm and the best part, it’s never in the same place. This pop-up market only demands a R20 entrance fee for adults and none for kids.


Get free Zulu lessons at the Grounded at Echo Café on Mondays

So you are hungry and in need of a Zulu lesson? Okay, maybe not precisely but hey, if it’s free, welcome it with coffee and open arms. Every Monday from 5pm to 6pm they present free Zulu Lessons and you can find the café on Corner Pierneef Street and 24th Avenue. We’d recommend the carrot cake.


Let loose with acrobatics in the trees with Acrobranch

This course is not only for kids but the Pretoria North Park boasts a 3 hour high flying adventure course for adults. It costs R290 per person and kids only pay R80 to take full advantage of the obstacles, tarzan swings and 300m zipline.


Travel back to the roots of the 1 000 year old Wonderboom fig tree

All those who adore nature will simply love this attraction. The Wonderboom fig tree is over 1 000 years old and it grew in such as way that 13 daughter trees spring up around it forming a huge shaded aread that stretches 50 metres. The nature reserve is open to everyone and Adults pay a R25 entrance fee, kids between 7 and 12 pay R15 while kids younger than 6 pay R9.


Park Acoustics

Where can you enjoy live music by some pretty big names in the industry at just R120 (if tickets are bought online)? Few places, I tell you. Park Acoustics is open to anyone over 20 who wishes to enjoy music from the likes of Karen Zoid, Dan Patlansky, Mr Cat and the Jackal and more. Find it at the Voortrekker Monument.


Picnic in front of the Union Buildings

Perhaps you are simply in the mood to enjoy a lovely Spring day with the family of alone. There’s not better place to do so than in front of the Union Buildings. Spread out a blanket, pack a basket of goodies and let the power of history envelop you. It’s free.


Save even more money and book your Greyhound bus ticket

Next time you feel like spending the day in Pretoria, call us and catch a bus! We have a variety of routes to and from Pretoria so view our route map, select the route that best suits your needs and book online!

Do you know of any fun places to visit in Pretoria? Join the conversation and share your ideas with us!

Recommended Posts
Share This
Union BuildingsJohannesburg