Things to do in Centurion

Posted on 27 February 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Nestled within Pretoria’s embrace, the dynamic suburb of Centurion boasts a vibrant spirit, rich history, as well as a unique charm.

When at the destination, there are a number of interesting activities and experiences to immerse yourself in.

Here are a few things to do in Centurion:

Visit the Jan Smuts House Museum

Picture: Sourced / Jan Smuts House

The Jan Smuts House Museum serves to preserve the legacy of General Jan Smuts, who remains a key figure in South Africa’s history and the world at large. It also offers a peaceful retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle. As such, you can expect a serene historical ambience.

Picture: Sourced / Jan Smuts House

The museum boasts a good blend of educational enrichment and leisurely enjoyment. You can embark on the Oubaas Trail which meanders through the property. It is suitable for leisurely walks and more adventurous hikes. There is also a charming tea garden, as well as an on-site restaurant which serves delicious meals.

Contact: 012 670 9016

Experience The Irene Village Market

Irene Village Market

Located in Centurion’s Big Red Barn, the Irene Village Market is a vibrant and electric world worth discovering. It is the place to be for couples, creatives and families who wish to experience excellent local craftsmanship and culinary delights.

Picture: Sourced / @irenemarket

Undoubtedly, the market has a bit of something for everyone. Whether you are exploring the many treasures which the market has to offer, or indulging in the freshest produce, you’re in for a worthwhile experience. The market takes place on every first and last Saturday of the month, and you can expect a captivating and memorable experience.

Contact: 060 965 4894

Picture: Sourced / @irenemarket

Enjoy nature at the Bishop Bird Nature Area

The Bishop Bird Nature Area is a 16-hectare green sanctuary where history and nature intertwine. It offers visitors the chance to rejuvenate in its serene and natural surroundings. At the site, you will get to view different species of birds, while also experiencing nature’s healing power for mind and soul.

Picture: Sourced / Bishop Bird Park

You can find solace amidst the lush greenery as you simply enjoy a quiet moment away from the fast and often overwhelming pace of modern life. By immersing yourself in the peacefulness of the natural world, you grab the opportunity to reflect and reconnect with self.

Address: Roosmaryn Pl, Rooihuiskraal North, Centurion, 0157

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