Explore Centurion: Points of interest to visit
South Africa is often touted as a whole world in one country. It seems locals agree. According to a survey by Picodi Analysis Team, 79% of South Africans prefer spending their holidays at home. Another interesting insight: 82% would rather explore new places than revisit a favourite spot. We truly are a nation of adventurers!
With a long weekend coming up in August, put your passport away and check out Centurion. There's a range of places to see and things to do that will broaden your horizons.
Bishop Bird Park
Take a breather and reconnect with nature at this 16-hectare nature reserve. It's a peaceful spot with open grass areas, indigenous trees and wildflowers. There are many different types of birds and mongeese, antelopes and reptiles waiting to be discovered. It's the perfect place to walk your dog, picnic, cycle or play Pokémon Go.
What would a trip be without a shopping spree? Thankfully, Centurion Mall is ready to indulge. This shopping destination has over 200 stores. For all your electronics, groceries, fashion and dining out needs, stop by for a fun time.
Centurion Society Of Model Engineers
Was Thomas the Tank Engine your childhood favourite? Relive the fun and excitement with this club. They've put together a 900m track that will take you and your child on a ride. Travel under tunnels, over bridges and take in the lovely landscape. The outing can make a child's birthday extra special or get the family together for an unmissable braai day.
Adrenaline junkies unite! Acrobranch is an epic tree-top adventure experience. Swing through the trees, embrace your wild side and get a bird's eye view on life. There are obstacle course options for both children and adults.
Jan Smuts House Museum
Get a look into the fascinating life of Jan Smuts. One of South Africa's most well-known figures, he played a prominent role in its history as a soldier, statesman and philosopher. A tour will show you his home, car, library and the hiking trail he frequented.
You don't have to travel far for a rural retreat. Irene Farm is a fully-fledged dairy farm just 11 minutes from the city centre. Visitors and residences are always welcome to indulge in the farm milk, cold meats, homemade jams and pickles. After you've browsed the farm shop, stop for a delicious lunch at the restaurant. The play area will keep children amused while you enjoy the fresh farm air.
South African Mint
Money talks and the stories they tell will leave you enthralled. Visit the Coin World at the South Africa Mint for a tour of some of the country's rarest coins. You can even strike your own coin on one of the world's oldest working mint presses. If you're in the mood to treat yourself, there are collector coins, limited edition medallion watches and other exciting collectors' items at bargain prices.
Centurion Art Gallery
If you're looking to find the next up-and-coming talent, check out Centurion Art Gallery. They feature the works of young local artists with the opportunity to purchase art at affordable prices. With varying mediums from ceramics to painting, you'll get the full breadth of South Africa's cultural diversity. During November and December, there's even a Christmas Arts and Craft market for your holiday shopping.
With so many impressive points of interest, you may very well fall in love with Centurion. If you do, you're in the right place. At Seeff Centurion, home is our story and property is our passion. Trust our expert team to make your move as hassle-free as possible. Contact us today.