As we move into the final months of the year and the weather heats up (and COVID-19 vaccinations are readily available), it is the perfect time to step outside and explore our beautiful city. PDBY has compiled a small list of fun activities to do in Pretoria this spring.Bar Acoustics
Bar Acoustics is a must-attend for anyone who enjoys intimate live music shows. The weekly staple is run by local Pretoria talent, Nicola McLeod and PDBY Featured Artist alum, Jeandré Pistorius. It is hosted at Fokof Bar on Saturday afternoons. Entrance is usually free, and you can book a table via firstname.lastname@example.org. Bar Acoustics is a great way to explore the local music scene.
The Vintage Square Thrift Fair
If you enjoy thrifting and practice slow fashion, then The Vintage Square Thrift Fair is for you. The event takes place on the first Saturday of each month and is hosted by Brooklyn Mall. It houses an impressive array of second-hand clothing stalls, so you are sure to find at least one new addition to your wardrobe. It is best to arrive early, so that you do not miss out on the best items. For more information check them out on Facebook, The Vintage Square Thrift Fair, or on Instagram, @thevintagesquarethriftfair.
Karaoke at Aandklas
If you have been looking for a chance to get onto stage and share your musical talent but do not feel quite ready to take on an open mic night, then Aandklas’s Tuesday night karaoke is just the place for you. Even if you are not incredibly musical but feel like joining in on the fun, this is a night out that everyone can enjoy. For more information check them out on Facebook page, Aandklas Hatfield, or Instagram, @aandklas_pta.
Take a hike at Wolwespruit
Wolwespruit is a mountain bike and trail run park located in Erasmuskloof, Pretoria. If mountain biking or trail running is not foryou, do not worry, the trails are not too challenging and can easily be walked. The park is hidden alongside the highway and offers a quick escape for those wanting to spend some time in nature but who do not want to travel too far. The park is also home to a Clay Café and a classy restaurant called Platform, which also hosts some fun outdoor music events occasionally. Check out their website for more information: wolwespruit.co.za.
The Pretoria Boeremark
While this one may require you to sacrifice sleeping in on your Saturday morning, it will be worth it. The Pretoria Boeremark is an open-air informal trading platform established for farmers to sell essential foodstuff directly to the public. It takes place every Saturday morning from 05:30 to 09:30 at 665 Moreleta Street in Silverton and hosts an array of stalls with all sorts of interesting goodies, tasty food, and fresh produce. Sometimes you are even treated to live music. More information about this market can be found on their website: pretoriaboeremark.co.za.