Osborne Guest House

82 Anderson St., Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0181, South Africa
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Union BildingsUnion Bildings

Church SquareChurch Square

Forum Posts

Outdoor Pools

by glassowl

Hi, I live in the uk but my parents and myself lived in Pretoria from 1974 until 1977. My husband and I have the chance to come back over very soon for a holiday. My memories are slightly snapshot but i'm hoping to check out the places we lived and the school I went to (Sunnyside Primary). Anway, my question is... Is Sunnyside Park still there, and if so does it still have a paddling pool? It seems silly I know, but for some reason it has significance to me.
Cheers

RE: Outdoor Pools

by cleocat

Sunnyside is still there but it has changed a lot. It is not considered a very safe area anymore. Sunny Park is still there as well but it is not the top mall in Pretoria like it used to be in the 70's. I'm not sure about the pool haven't been there in years.

Travel Tips for Pretoria

Language

by PierreZA

You might hear words used by locals that you don't recogize. We actually have 11 official languages, Afrikaans and Zulu are spoken by most, BUT MOST SPEAK ENGLISH, which is also the official buissiness language.
Here are some words you might come across while visiting:
biltong = spiced, dried meat (can be beef, game etc - loved by South Africans)
braai = a favourite pass time - ie a barbeque, but in our unique style
bakkie = small truck (utility vehicle)
bru = brother/mate/friend (male)
gatvol = fed up
ja = yes
kak = crap
lekker = nice
nooit = never!
skelm = crook
sosatie = kebab
voertsek = get lost!
yebo = yes
eish = an non-specific exclamation
You will here these words used by any local, despite the ethnic origin

All in on Shopping Mall (Centurion)

by CharleneP about Centurion Lake

It is a big shopping centre with everything together. There is a waterogan at night with music and lights. You will find a lot there like Books, Discount Store, Food and Drink, Home Furnishing , Men's Clothes, Sporting Goods, Women's Clothes, Art, Computers and Electronics, Local Craft, Gifts, Jewelry, Music, Stationery, Bath and Beauty, Department Store, Flowers, Hobbies, Children's Clothes, Shoes, Toys and Games Average

Paul Kruger statue, Church Square

by Orchid

Paul Kruger, now commemmorated by (amongst other things) Kruger National Park and the gold krugerrand, was a prominent Boer resistance leader, and 4 time president of the Transvaal Republic.

The statue which now stands in Church Square, depicting Kruger in his top hat & frock coat, was commissioned in the late 19th century, but not installed in Church Square until 1954

The best defence is by circling the wagons.

by Waalewiener

A large circular wall was built showing Voortrekker
wagons in a defensive position which meant
Circling of the Wagons
This is a wonderful recreation and it shows
how things were done in these days.

Visit a Nursery, Plantland

by nora_south_africa

Here you can visit to walk through and see all the various kinds of plants we have in South Africa, even if you cant take them home its still interesting if you love plants to see the various plants we have here, there are a few branches of Plantland in Pretoria.
I include the website where you can get more info.
Plantland Wonderboom
Cnr Lavender & Zambesi Drive
Tel: 012 543 1065
Fax 012 543 0557

Plantland Zambesi
Cnr Zambesi Drive East of N1 &
Derdepoort Drive.
Tel: 012 808 1544
Fax: 012 808 0809

Plantland Menlyn Cnr Atterbury & Genl Louis Botha Drive
Tel: 012 348 7121
Fax: 012 348 7473.

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1May - 31 July
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