Mountain Bike Trail: Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve

• Cycle circuits of under 3km and over 10km in the nature reserve surrounding the monument

• Panoramic views over Pretoria and Johannesburg

• Indigenous protea trees

• non-predatory game may be encountered at every turn


Telephone: (012) 326 6770 /323 0682 /325 7885

Rise with the birds and catch the Boeremark

Wake up with the birds to stock up on your household needs, or just for a fun outing with the family at the Boeremark, situated at the Pioneer Museum in Silverton. Refresh your senses with the fresh smell of morning, mixed with coffee and pancakes. Operating from 4:30 to 9:30, arrive early to find the best products. Browse through stalls of fresh produce - vegetables, pastries, meats and dairy. Other products range from food stalls, computer gadgets, books and plants. Hire a crate-trolley for only R5 to fill up with all the goodies you will find. Check out for more details.

Fun Run/Walk at the Zoo

Put a bit of exercise in your weekend and throw some nature in the mix. The monthly National Zoological Gardens of South Africa's 5km Fun Run/Walk at the Pretoria Zoo is hosted by the Friends of the Zoo society and costs R30 for non-members of the society and R20 for children under the age of 15. If you want to become a member of the society, it will cost you R20 per event. This includes entry to the zoo, as well as a medal received upon completion of the race. Events take place every third Saturday of the month, starting time is 06:30AM and the gates open at 06:15AM for registration. Free, safe parking is available for participants at the zoo's main entrance until 08:00AM. Click here for more information.

Action Sport Centres

Has the cricket World Cup inspired you to also jump into the game? Check out our action sport listings for a venue near you where you can either go for a quick once-off game or you can join a league and make it a weekly occasion to keep yourself fit. read more

The Barn

This climbing gym in Mooiplaats will offer you over 450m2 of climbing walls, including top-ropes and lead climbing, as well as over 100m2 of bouldering wall. With different difficulty levels, it's suitable for beginners to experts. So if you're up for a different kind of sport challenge, try wall-climbing - you might just get hooked on it! Click here for more details.

Take Dad for Flyfishing

Sophisticated and relaxing, this interactive fishing style will even keep the city slicker kids entertained with dad. Master the tricky art, take a picture of that big one that didn't get away or treat yourself to a fish braai by paying per kilogram for the caught fish. On the Rocks Fly Fishing is situated in the Bronberg mountain range in Zwavelpoort, easily accessible for a day-trip, or create a weekend expedition and sleep over in the lovely self-catering units. For more information and rates, click here.

Hiking/Biking - Hedianga Farm, Swavelpoort

A new mountain biking venue has recently opened in Pretoria East. Explore the cycling, trail running, birding, and walking experiences offered on this 140 hectare farm, situated in the Bronberg mountain range. Outstretched over the north facing slope, enjoy a expansive view of Shere and Silverlakes. Soon sites for picnicking and camping will also be available. Click here for more info.

Adventure Bootcamp

It's the latest craze in fitness. If you haven't heard of it before, it's a type of outdoor group exercise. Mixing callisthenic and body weight exercises, with strength training, you will be pushed to your limit. Not for the faint of heart, with a definite military edge, but ideal for those who want intensive training for a short period of time. The next four-week program will start on the 28th of May, registration on the 26th. Be prepared for the winter eating spree by investing in your exercise routine now! Click here for more information about classes in your area.

Extreme Paintball

Airsoft Xtreme (a special kind of paintball gun) is hosted at the Gotcha Paintball field located in Zinna road, Newlands. With five different kinds of playing fields you can choose your battle zone and let the manly fun begin. Special party packs (min 10 persons per group) at R90.00 per person – including an Airsoft gun, protective gear and paint ball ammunition.
Visit their website for more information.

Get a head-start on your summer exercise routine

We all know that most of the time exercise takes a bit of a back seat position in our lives in the winter time (but well done to those diligent, consistent exercise bunnies!). And needing all the energy we can find for heat, all the winter nibbling also takes its toll... Decide on a new exercise routine before the summer makes its appearance again! Click here for a few options.