Explore Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a classy, cosmopolitan area in Pretoria East. We explored this tree-lined suburb and discovered a couple of spots that are well worth a visit whether you're looking to do some shopping, playing, escaping, eating or sleeping.  

Amazing Theatre & Smurftastic Fun at Emperors Palace

From the retelling of an Afrikaans classic story to plenty of Smurftastic fun for the whole family, there’s something for everyone at Emperors Palace – and just in time for the winter school holidays. Also, you can win a fun family package for the ultimate Smurf journey. Keep reading to find out how to enter. 

Shopping Centres With Entertainment For Kids

The winter school holidays are around the corner and keeping the kiddos busy in the cold weather takes some proper planning. If you’re looking for somewhere to go that is fun for the little ones, and allows you to get some much-needed shopping done at the same time, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities happening in the malls all around the city.


Six months after the grand opening of the Menlyn Mall extension, we’ve had a good look around this massive shopping centre and picked some of our favourite first-in-Pretoria shopping spots. New international and local retail outlets make Menlyn a shopaholic’s paradise and must-visit mall. Not to mention taking the Pretoria shopping scene to a whole new level of variety. Menlyn is open daily from 9am to 9pm.