We always have mixed emotions about the change of seasons and the colder weather, so, to help you love it, here are our top ideas on how to embrace autumn in the city.

Document The Change In Season

We’re suckers for documenting our city with every opportunity possible. Two of our favourite ways of doing this, aside from writing, are with photography and videography. Whether you’re waking up before the break of dawn to capture the sunrise, want to catch the autumn leaves changing shades or going to the park to take in nature, we suggest you head to Jan Chillers Park for some great shots and a timeout.

Declutter Your Wardrobe 

A change in season means a change in wardrobe. This is the perfect time to start packing away all those summer shorts and vests to replace with warm jerseys and thick leggings or jeggings. And while you're busy switching your seasonal wardrobe, why not put aside some clothes to donate to the less fortunate? We all know how cold the city can get, so do something nice and donate your old clothes. The Olde Charity Shoppe is a great place to give your old clothes to, which they sell to raise money for charity.

Pamper Yourself 

With all the fabulous beauty salons and spas in our city, knowing which one to visit first for a great experience can be tricky. But what if we told you we have an amazing list of our tops picks to start you off right this autumn? Sounds great, right? Only the best for our amazing readers! So, if you’re feeling for some pampering and self-care this autumn, start with these great venues.

Go On A Hike

The best way to fully embrace a season and all its unique elements? By getting out there and going on a hike! Autumn is the ideal season to get outside because it's not too hot anymore and it's not too cold either. And you can kill two birds with one stone by taking your camera with and snapping some awesome autumn shots. So check out these great hiking spots in Pretoria.

Get The Autumn Look In Your Home

Almost everyone loves warm colours and tones, so why not incorporate them into your home? Whether you want to enhance the homey feeling using autumnal hues or simply enjoy switching up your furniture and decor at the change of seasons, we love giving you the 411 on how to do it and where to find the things to do it – talk about cutting the admin in half, right?

Visit Pretoria's Top Markets

We all know it’s not fun to be outdoors in the middle of winter, so before the very cold weather arrives, embrace the this season's cool days at some great markets. If you're going for the delicious food and produce, or you’re more interested in meeting and mingling with new people, these markets are a must-visit this autumn.

Go Out & Be Merry

What's better than dancing and sipping on some great drinks to celebrate the new season? Not many things... That's why we suggest you check out these rad clubs in the city.

Stay In & Stay Warm

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to stay in and stay warm as soon as those leaves start changing. But instead of simply staying in and making hot chocolate, get someone else to make you the hot chocolate at these great spots and then head back home. On the way home, pick up a few good reads to keep you occupied from these secondhand bookstores. And that's your autumn sorted!