Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa. Sounds too sturdy? Don’t worry, because there’s a lot more to Pretoria than meets the eye. This city is jam-packed with a lot of things to do and there are quite a lot of romantic places in Pretoria to spend quality time at. From historical monuments to bedazzling gardens, to calm streets and many more avenues, the capital is an ideal place to spend some romantic time with your partner. A visit to Pretoria is a must if you’re in South Africa with your partner.
Romantic Places In Pretoria To Visit
This romantic city has a lot of places you can visit with your partner. Here is a list of the best ones, where you can get a wholesome romantic experience with your partner and enjoy making good memories to look back at.
1. Magnolia Dell Park and Love Bridge
Considered to be the most romantic place in Pretoria, a stroll down the Magnolia Dell Park is simply the best time you can spend with your partner with if you enjoy the not so niche taste of cheesy romance. The park is very well maintained and the Pretoria Love Bridge, which was opened recently, has become a spot for couples in a serious relationship to solidify it. You can put up a love lock on the bridge and throw the key into the river. Thinking to do this already?
Location: Queen Wilhelmina Drive & University Rd, Bailey’s Muckleneuk, Pretoria
2. Union Building Gardens
There is hardly any better way to spend your time with your partner than admiring the city view while sitting in a lush green garden and talking about life. The gardens are one of the most romantic places in Pretoria. The Union Building may itself be closed for the public, but its gardens have been a perfect spot for a romantic picnic and stroll since they opened. This is a good place to relax and unravel yourselves, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There is a very secure car parking just across the street, and some delicious street food stalls just outside the park to have a bite at.
Location: Government Ave, Pretoria
Contact: +27 12 300 5200
3. The Brooklyn Theatre
One of the best things about Pretoria is that it promotes local artists to their best capacity. And the volume of that capacity can be seen by how many theatre and musical artists get a chance to perform in the biggest theatre in the city. The Brooklyn Theatre is the perfect spot if either of you loves performance art to spend your evening at, with the location of the theatre being at a prime city location, so you can explore the city on foot afterward. Isn’t it romantic? Well, it is, which is why we have listed it under the most romantic places in Pretoria.
Location: Shop 21, Greenlyn Village Centre, Cnr Thomas Edison and 13th Streets, Menlo Park, Pretoria
Contact: +27 12 460 6033
4. U-The Space
Yet another place for art enthusiasts, U-The Space is an art hub, with all things art and a fascinating ambiance that is sure to take you and your partner on a journey. This is a refueling station for all the artists in the city, with a collection of fantastic art on the walls, a coffee shop with a library that has a vast collection of books, a free space for hosting poetry slams, and live musical performances and even a tattoo parlor. This is a unique place that embraces its out of the box demeanor and offers true art lovers nectar to rejoice and enjoy the art around.
Location: 146 Minnaar St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria
Contact: +27 76 383 0833
5. Simo’s Coffee Roastery
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For couples looking for a more laid back and cliché romantic experience, Simo’s Coffee Roastery is the place to be at. Awarded the title of the finest coffee roastery in Pretoria, this place is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy some delicious coffee made from the freshest and finest beans around the city. You can even indulge with the friendly staff here and get to learn a few tricks to make a perfect coffee when you go back home.
Location: Karoo Café, 141 Lynnwood Road, The Willows, Pretoria
Contact: +2782 562 3121
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6. Fort Klapperkop
If you and your partner are fans of the sky and sunsets, head to Fort Klapperkop for the most amazing views of the skyline you can get in the whole city. Fort Klapperkop is a museum that in itself is a huge attraction because of its fascinating exhibits, but the real star is the sunset over the Voortrekker monument which is sure to make your jaws drop. Add to that the city bedazzling in the night lights just after the sunset to make your time together even better, and you have a perfect date.
Location: Johann Rissik Dr, Groenkloof, Pretoria
Contact: +27 12 346 7703
7. Grove Mall
Grove Mall is the most diverse and busy shopping area in the capital. This humongous mall will take you at least half a day to cover fully. Go here on a shopping spree with your partner and enjoy some quality time. But that’s not the best thing about this place. For all the lovebirds out there, there is an ice-skating rig in the mall that is sure to give you jittery bugs. Be on cloud nine while skating on the ice with your partner’s hand in your hand and make some everlasting memories.
Location: Corner Lynnwood and, Simon Vermooten Rd, Equestria, Pretoria
Contact: +27 12 807 0963
8. National Library of South Africa
One of the most treasured libraries in the country, this place is a perfect spot to hit for fans of literature. The library is huge, with a seating capacity of over 1500 and has a vast collection of all the genres of literature. But that’s not it, as the library is located very close to the University of SA and University of Pretoria, both of which have very lively crowds, with always something happening around, like small events and fairs. This will make for an amazing time to spend with your partner.
Location: 228 Johannes Ramokhoase St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria
Contact: +27 12 401 9700
9. The Pretoria Art Museum
For all the art aficionados and admirers, the Pretoria Art Museum is a Mecca in the country. The art museum leaves no stones unturned and gives all the art lovers visiting here the best experience they can have. The museum mainly houses South African art and cultural pieces, with a special affinity towards historical artifacts. The museum houses an array of exhibits and is a great place to admire them with your partner and brush your knowledge together.
Location: Francis Baard St & Wessels St, Arcadia, Pretoria
Contact: +27 12 358 6750
10. Ludwig’s Rose Farm
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While you’re roaming the city, indulge yourselves in an activity that will surely kindle some more romance between both of you. Head to Ludwig’s Roses Farm and get involved in rose picking, from vast propriety of roses. The perfect time to visit the place would be a sunny afternoon, where you can stroll in the cool garden with rose scented air and birds chirping. The best part is, you can take back the roses you pick here, which is a foolproof gift for your partner. There’s also an in-built shop, where you can go and get all the roses you picked turned into an amazing bouquet.
Location: 61 Haakdoornlaagte, Pretoria
Contact: +27 12 544 0144
11. Restaurant Mosaic
Treat your partner with a fine dining experience in one of the best restaurants in the country. This Michelin Star restaurant is an excellent place to take your partner to for the best tasting cuisine in the whole city. The management here makes sure that the couple coming here get their privacy in a very posh private lounge with the best romantic settings you can find anywhere. The number of proposals that happen here is staggering and the staff makes sure to make them the most memorable ones. Try the Amuse Bouche and Bouillabaisse when you’re here to give your taste buds an experience like no other.
Location: Francolin Avenue, The Orient Hotel, Pretoria
Contact: +27 12 371 2902
With this list at hand, expect nothing short of romantic time with your partner in this magnificent city. Hidden beneath the skyscrapers and the administration is a city of unprecedented delights that is just waiting to engulf you and your partner into its beauty and give you both one of the best romantic getaway times you can have in this country. Book your trip to South Africa with TravelTriangle now!
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