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Are you going to Pretoria and want to know where to go? Here are the places to be, according to local, Thato Maelane.


What’s hot right now in Pretoria (besides the weather and me)? From dining to drinks to glamming up and shopping, my weekend guide has got you up-to-date on how to spend a weekend in the city. *clink clink*


Looking for the best spots to hang out in Pretoria? Here’s where you need to eat, drink, party and be seen.


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Where to Eat in PTA

The Location Tribute Restaurant by Apogee

The Vibe It offers a taste of the finer things in life. It has an incredible view overlooking the city with a romantic outdoor setting and fireplace.

Best For Fine dining, especially for special occasions such as intimate birthdays, anniversaries and even staycations.

I Love It Because It’s refreshing and aesthetically pleasing. From the moment you walk in, the tall surrounding palm trees make you feel like you’re on holiday. 


The Location Habenero Menlyn Shisanyama

The Vibe This restaurant is like your favourite eKasi shisanyama spot – but with a touch of elegance.

Best For The best in African cuisine, affordable drinks, shisha pipes and even car-washing services.

I Love It Because Sundays are for car wash dates! Habenero is chilled and convenient. It allows you to catch a quick vibe with the girlies while your car gets cleaned. 


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Where to Glam in PTA

The Location Adey Hair & Beauty

The Vibe Adey runs an independent hair studio, mainly set up in the namesake’s  apartment. But she is mobile and takes house calls, too. 

Best For Everything from wig supplies, hair installations, treatments, colouring and machine wig making. 

I Love It Because Adey offers great and friendly service. She will lay your wig to the gods, sis! 


The Location Nails by Miss P

The Vibe It is an intimate and clean space as well as an opulent environment suitable for the best pampering sessions a girl could ask for. 

Best For Manicures and pedicures. It’s all about the nails here! 

I Love It Because The finish is always neat and Miss P can do a wide range of styles so that you can achieve the Instagram-worthy mani or pedi of your dreams.


Looking for the places across SA that make the *best* pancake stacks? Click here to find out where to get your brunch fix. 


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Where to shop in PTA 

The Location Hermosa Flor Cosmetics

The Vibe In this cute pink haven you are surrounded by all things beauty! The store also has mirrors and lights for your perfect pretty selfie moments. 

Best For Shopping for a wide range of quality makeup. 

I Love It Because The products are good quality while still being affordable. They are also a very inclusive brand that offers shades for every skin tone.  


The Location GALXBOY Menlyn

The Vibe It is an African luxury shopping spot, with the latest and hottest streetwear and brands available. 

Best For Shopping for some of the best local luxury items. 

I Love It Because GALXBOY originates in Pretoria and it has expanded to become one of the most influential clothing brands across South Africa. So proud!


Where to party in PTA 

The Location Rockets Menlyn

The Vibe Rockets is known to rock. Whether it’s daytime vibes at the restaurant for sundowners or the nightlife you’re after, it’s the place to be to party. 

Best For Celebrating and partying up a storm! 

I Love It Because It’s fun and lively. If you want to have an epic girls’ night out in Pretoria, this is where the party is happening. 


The Location Eazy Tiger

The Vibe Games night but at your favourite bar. Eazy Tiger is the place to go for drinking games and fun times with friends. 

Best For Sundowners and an extra large pizza – yum! 

I Love It Because Just like the catchy name suggests, this spot is vibrant and easygoing… and definitely worth a visit. 


Spending a weekend in Joburg? Click here to find out the best places to eat, glam, shop and party in the City of Gold.



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