Enjoy the Green of our City

Spoil your special someone with a moonlight picnic, or have fun with a group of friends for an afternoon lunch. Most parks don't allow alcohol, so you will have to enjoy virgin cocktails and Grapetizer with your snacks, but it's still a nice outing to enjoy our summer weather. A few parks for you to consider: Burgers Park, Jan Cilliers Park, Magnolia Dell Park. Click here for more information on the picnic locations. Alternatively, combine a picnic with a music concert at Irene Village Market in Centurion at the Smuts museum. Go to www.irenemarket.co.za for specific dates and details.

Dining amongst the roses

Spiced Coffee, situated at the well know Ludwig's Rose Farm, specialises in rosy treats such as rose milkshakes, rose smoothies, rose mojito's, and more. You can also go for soothing rooibos honey rose tea and rose flavoured coffee. Cakes such as German Apple Pie and Lemon Meringue are baked daily and a variety of breakfasts are available. Lunches include traditional German meals such as bockwurst, kasslerkotlette, chicken schnitzel. The usual toasteds and salads are also on the menu. Click here to view their contact details

Browse the Karoo Lifestyle Centre

A little piece of country living just off Lynnwood road. Browse the arty, unique stores for a leisurely outing or to spice up your home. With a wide range of products from candles at Babooschka Candles to a range of exotic gifts straight from the east at Indique, there is something here for every taste. Other stores include Annette Oelofse Mohair Products, Ramloo Lights Manufacturer and The Green Corner. You will have to go browse to see the rest for yourself, and finish off the outing with a decadent meal @Karoo Deli.

Pure Cafe

Imagine you're in a sidewalk café in Paris... Soak up the atmosphere created by the weekly live music, every Saturday between 10:00 and 12:00 you can relax with smoothe jazz sounds or upbeat, soulful R&B rhythms. Situated in the lush suburb of Colbyn, just off Church street in Gordon road, escape for a decadent healthy meal and relaxing music. read more

A lazy weekend afternoon picnic

Pack a picnic basket and pick one of the lovely picnic sites mentioned in our guide. What nicer way of celebrating family life than relaxing on a picnic blanket with delicious eats and if you are feeling active, play a bit of touch rugby or bring the frisbee along for a bit of action on the grass.

Rosies in the Park

Venning Park (Roses Park) is the second oldest park in Pretoria, with a rosarium of over 30 rose species and more than 3 000 rose bushes. (you can even view the "City of Pretoria" rose) Nestled in-between the roses, lies a quaint little tea garden. Rosie Restaurant boasts with a menu of homemade delights, including light lunch options and confectionaries. Celebrate the arrival of Spring in style and book a High Tea party! More details

Minkies Cupcake Emporium

Melindia Bantjes is passionate about cupcakes! She will surprise and dazzle you with her unique creations. A perfect outing with your lady friends, enjoy a special High Tea with all the frills. Conveniently located in the Irene Village Mall, shop no. 52. Visit their facebook page for more information.