See the winners in each category for the 2023 Best of Pretoria Reader’s Choice Awards.
You love food and fun, and you know where to find them. From the freshest market produce to the most delicious coffee, you have voted for your favourite local spots. Here are the winners of the best eats and drinks in town, as chosen by you.
Nothing beats a hot coffee with a delicious pastry in the morning. Mmm… You can choose from many kinds of bread, croissants and scones. And don’t forget to treat yourself to some sweet treats. They have cakes, pies, tarts and more. Come to Fournos Bakery, the best bakery in Pretoria according to our readers, and enjoy their amazing baked goods.
Best Biltong Shop
Kings Meat Deli
If you love biltong as much as we do, you’ll be thrilled to know that Kings Meat Deli has the best biltong ever! You can choose from different types and flavours of biltong to suit your taste buds. Whether you need some biltong for a braai, a party or just a snack, Kings Meat Deli has you covered. You won’t regret it!
Kings Meat Deli
Wow, another win for Kings Meat Deli! Not only are they the go-to choice for biltong, but they are also Pretoria’s preferred butcher. They have everything you need for a delicious meal: juicy chops, tender steak, tasty cold meats, succulent roasts and amazing chicken fillets. Whether you want to stock up or just get ready for a braai, they will serve you with a smile!
Wow! You know what they say about the perfect chips – they’re fluffy inside and crunchy outside. And where can you find such amazing chips in town? There’s only one answer: Steers! Don’t be shy to say hi when you see us in line. You’ll know we are there for the chips.
Best Coffee Shop
Mugg & Bean
Nothing beats the smell of freshly ground coffee beans and at Mugg & Bean, you are truly spoiled for choice. Whether you need a morning boost, a relaxing break, or a sweet treat, this local coffee shop has you covered. Congratulations on winning the best coffee shop in the Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards 2023!
Best Continental Deli
Don’t stress about unexpected guests. With Woolworths, you can whip up a delicious platter in no time. Whether you need fresh produce, imported cheese, quality meat or ready-made meals, Woolworths has it all. Just add some cold cuts, olives and baked treats to make your platter extra special. Your guests will love it and you’ll love how easy it is.
Best Doughnut Spot
We can’t wait to bite into them. Soft and moist dough with delicious frosting on top. Mmm! Nothing beats a doughnut on a special day and Krispy Kreme has the best ones around. Whether you like them plain, chocolatey or with sprinkles, they have something for everyone. Believe us, you’ll be amazed!
Best Fish Deli
Looking for a delicious and healthy meal with a taste of the ocean? Look no further than Bazaruto Seafoods, the best place to enjoy fresh and tasty fish dishes. Whether you want a classic fish and chips, a creamy fish pie or a spicy fish curry, Bazaruto Seafoods has it all.
Best Food Market
The award for best food market goes to… yes, you’ve guessed it. Pretoria Boeremark! Not only do they provide a unique outing for the whole family, but you also won’t go hungry when visiting this amazing Pretoria food market. It is no wonder they are the best in the Capital City. Don’t miss out!
Best Fresh Produce
Nothing beats a braai with a crisp salad, biltong and beer. When you want the freshest fruit and veg in town, you know where to go: Woolworths Food. You’ll find seasonal produce and artisan goodies that will make your mouth water. And don’t forget the amazing specials! Woolworths Food is the ultimate destination for food lovers.
Best Ice-Cream Parlour
Royal Danish Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love ice cream on Sundays? At Royal Danish Ice Cream, ice cream is not just a treat, but a journey of flavours. Are you ready for a scoop? Then head on over to Pretoria’s favourite ice-cream parlour.
If you love pastries, visit Château Gâteaux and treat yourself to some delicious baked goods. They specialise in cakes, croissants, macarons and other sweet delights. It is the perfect place to have a coffee break, a brunch or a celebration with friends and family.
Another category and another win for Woolworths. From fresh produce, meat, baked goods, perishables and even ready-made meals, stationery and kitchen tools – Woolworths has everything you need to make sure your loved ones are fed and well taken care of. Boasting an array of monthly specials and a loyalty programme to help you save even more, it is no wonder customers always come back for more.
We can’t get enough of burgers. We know they’re not the healthiest choice, but nothing compares to the flavour of a fresh takeaway burger. Imagine succulent patties, crisp salad, tomatoes and some cheese slices. Add some fries and a soda on the side and we’re in bliss. And the best place to treat ourselves is at the city’s top burger spot: Steers. Famous for its flame-grilled goodness, nothing beats its 100% pure beef patties, sesame seed buns, fresh lettuce and amazing sauce on a Friday night. Mmmm… we know what’s for dinner tonight!
Who doesn’t love chicken? Think tender pieces, creamy sauces, fresh herbs and spices. Add some rice or pasta and a salad on the side and we’re in heaven. And what better place to get the best takeaway chicken than KFC? Get Pretoria’s best chicken fresh today!
Pizza Roman’s Pizza
Craving pizza? You’re not alone. Whether you love thin or thick crust, cheesy or tangy sauce, Roman’s Pizza has you covered. You can order online any time and get your pizza delivered fast. Treat yourself to a delicious pizza and a movie night. You deserve it!
Best Place to Buy Boerewors
Groenkloof East Butchery
If you love South African food, you can’t miss boerewors! This tasty sausage is made with beef, pork, lamb or bacon, and seasoned with spices like coriander, nutmeg and cloves. It’s perfect for a braai, or barbecue, with some pap and chakalaka. The best boerewors in Pretoria is from Groenkloof East Butchery. Don’t just take our word for it, go and try it for yourself!
...And Be Merry
Grab your dancing shoes because the fun is about to begin. Not a fan of dancing? When last did you attend a live music event? There is no end to the entertainment on offer in the Capital City.
Best Bottle Store
Tops at SPAR
For many, being merry means enjoying a cold beer or a relaxing glass of wine. Tops at SPAR has been voted by our readers as the best place in Pretoria to get your favourite drinks. What are you waiting for? The first drink is on us.
Best Cocktail Spot
Whether it is sundowners or a girls’ night out, Rafters Pub provides the best cocktails in Pretoria according to our readers. Enjoy the sunset over the city skyline as you sip on your favourite drink and relax in style.
Best Neighbourhood Pub
Rafters Pub Pretoria East
Nothing beats a good chat with your mates, especially after a hard day or week at work. Add some drinks and tasty food and you’re all set for a great night. If you’re craving such a night, Rafters Pub Pretoria East is the place to be. And it’s not just us who say it’s the best neighbourhood pub, thousands of voters agree.
Best Place to Karaoke
Jan se skuld
Are you ready to sing your heart out? Come to Jan se skuld and enjoy a night of fun and music with your friends! They offer a huge selection of songs, from classics to hits, and a friendly staff that will make you feel welcome. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, you’ll have a blast at Jan se skuld.
Best Live Music Venue
The Barnyard Theatre Menlyn
If you love live music and a live show with a difference, then look no further than The Barnyard Theatre Menlyn. Voted by our readers as the best live music venue, The Barnyard offers a truly unique experience with a variety of music genres, from rock to jazz to Afrikaans, and some amazing talent. The Barnyard Theatre Menlyn is a musical experience you don’t want to miss!
Known as a real foodie heaven, Pretoria residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to food. From top-notch restaurants to tiny trattorias, there is something for every taste.
Looking for a place to enjoy a delicious meal in a cosy and elegant atmosphere? Look no further than Burger Bistro. Offering “the best damn burgers in the world”, it is no wonder that our readers have voted them the Best Bistro in 2023. Whether you crave homemade patties, hand-cut chips or some wicked milkshakes, Burger Bistro is the place to be.
Best Breakfast Spot
Mugg & Bean
Ask any man and he will tell you about the importance of a good, hearty breakfast to help kick-start the day. Bacon, eggs, toast, the whole nine yards. And let’s not forget a good cup of freshly brewed coffee. Mugg & Bean is known for its great coffee and delicious breakfasts. But don’t just take our word for it. Go see for yourself.
Best Business Lunch
Turn ‘n Tender / Kream
Want to make a lasting impression on your business partners? Take them to Turn ‘n Tender / Kream. Turn ‘n Tender / Kream is more than just a restaurant, it’s an explosion of flavours and fun. You’ll love their fresh and authentic dishes and their festive atmosphere. Turn ‘n Tender / Kream is the perfect place to conduct your business deals and enjoy a great time. Don’t settle for boring venues, choose Turn ‘n Tender / Kream and make every meal a celebration.
Best Chinese Restaurant
Kung Fu Kitchen
We asked and Pretoria has spoken: Kung Fu Kitchen is the best place to experience satisfying and authentic Chinese cuisine. Whether you want to enjoy a family meal, a business lunch, or a romantic dinner, Kung Fu Kitchen will cater to your needs with its elegant and spacious dining area, friendly and attentive staff, and reasonable prices.
Best Greek / Mediterranean Restaurant
In the mood for some Greek cuisine? Capturing the idyllic simplicity and warmth of the Greek islands, Mythos is a contemporary Greek restaurant with the most authentic décor and ambience. Perfect for a romantic date or some quality time with friends, young and old will enjoy the al fresco dining experience, complete with an authentic Greek cuisine menu.
Best Indian Restaurant
Tranna North Indian Punjabi Restaurant
Get ready for a mouth-watering feast of Indian flavours! Start with some crunchy veggie chilli or kebabs, then dig into the rich and creamy Dal Maharani, Butter Makhni, Rogan Josh or Lamb Shank Biryani. Want to know a secret? If you crave some Indian food, you can’t go wrong with Tranna North Indian Punjabi Restaurant. They are the best in town for authentic Indian cuisine!
Best Italian Restaurant
Every once in a while we crave Italian. And when the craving hits, we know just where to go! Panarottis of course! We’re talking about the best pasta and pizza in town. And luckily you don’t have to take our word for it. Pretorians have voted and Panarottis is the best Italian restaurant in the Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards 2023. So the next time you’re in the mood for some real Italian cuisine, you know where to go.
Best Mexican Restaurant
Salsa Mexican Grill
If you are looking for delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine in Pretoria, look no further than Salsa Mexican Grill. This restaurant has been serving the best tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more. Whether you want spicy salsa, creamy guacamole, or a refreshing margarita, Salsa Mexican Grill has it all. Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, the great service, and the mouth-watering food at Pretoria’s best Mexican restaurant.
Best Neighbourhood Restaurant
A cosy atmosphere, friendly service and mouth-watering dishes. Need we say more? All of this and more can be found at Cappuccinos – the winner of this year’s Best of Pretoria for the Best Neighbourhood Restaurant. Cappuccinos has something for everyone. Visit them today, you won’t be disappointed.
Best New Restaurant
If you are looking for a new delicious and exciting dining experience, you need to check out Smoke (Hazelwood). According to our readers, this is the best new restaurant to experience in 2023. Their amazing food, friendly service and unique atmosphere have put them ahead of the competition. Go check out Smoke (Hazelwood) today!
Best Outdoor Dining
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a delicious meal in the fresh air, look no further than afro-boer. Nothing beats a lovely outdoor meal and according to our readers, afro-boer does it best. The menu features a variety of dishes, all of which can be experienced outdoors. Book your table today and get ready to be amazed!
Best Portuguese Restaurant
Looking for a delicious and authentic Portuguese meal? Well according to our readers the best place to get just that is O’Galito, Pretoria’s best Portuguese restaurant! Whether you crave the famous peri-peri chicken, the mouth-watering seafood platter, or the hearty feijoada, you will find something to satisfy your taste buds and your budget. Come and enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere, the excellent service and the generous portions at O’Galito today.
Best Romantic Restaurant
It might sound a bit corny but when planning a romantic dinner for two, nothing beats a candlelight dinner. So… the next time you need to plan something special for your love or just want to sweep her off her feet, we suggest making a booking at Kream. It is known as one of the capital’s most upmarket eateries for, well, dinner or lunch. You will most definitely not be sorry. Who knows, you might even score some brownie points.
Best Seafood Restaurant
Fish and chips is as proudly South African as it gets and even though we do not have the luxury of staying at the beach, we can still indulge from time to time. And what better place to do this than Ocean Basket, the best in Pretoria when it comes to seafood for the past decade! That’s right, whether you crave kingklip, muscles, sushi or delectable seafood platters, Pretorians have picked Ocean Basket as the best for the past 10 years straight.
Best Sit-Down Burger
Sometimes a takeaway just won’t do the trick. Thankfully, there is RocoMamas for just such an occasion. This cosy and friendly restaurant offers a variety of burgers to suit every taste, from classic cheeseburgers to spicy chicken burgers. You’ll love their fresh ingredients, homemade sauces, and crispy fries. Plus, they have a great selection of drinks and desserts to complete your meal. Don’t miss their daily specials and happy hour deals.
Best Sit-Down Pizzeria
Piza E Vino
If you are looking for a delicious and satisfying pizza experience in Pretoria, look no further than Piza E Vino! This cosy and friendly restaurant offers a variety of mouth-watering pizzas, made with fresh ingredients and baked to perfection. Whether you prefer a classic Margherita, a spicy Pepperoni, or a cheesy Hawaiian, you will find your perfect slice at Piza E Vino, voted Best of Pretoria by our readers. Come and enjoy the warm atmosphere, the attentive service and the best pizza in town. You won’t regret it!
Turn ‘n Tender
Sigh! We can already taste it. A big, chunky steak, sizzling on the grill. Yum! Add a bit of chips or salad on the side and a delicious cheese or mushroom sauce to round it all off, and voila! The perfect meal for your man’s heart (and stomach). If only you knew where to find it. Maybe we can help. Head on over to Turn ‘n Tender, voted the Best steak restaurant in this year’s Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards. And don’t forget to order a beer as well.
Best Sushi Spot
Not only has Ocean Basket been Pretoria’s go-to spot for seafood for the past 10 years, they’ve also won Best Sushi Spot every year since the inception of the Best of Pretoria Awards! Now that is something truly special, much like their sushi. Choose between a variety of freshly prepared sushi including Californian rolls, rainbow rolls, nigiri, salmon roses and sashimi, the sushi menu has it all; and at prices that will most definitely not break the bank.
Best Spoil Yourself Restaurant
You work hard. You deserve to treat yourself to a delicious meal and a relaxing atmosphere. And what better place than Kream? You’ll love the friendly service, the cosy décor and the mouth-watering desserts. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just want to pamper yourself, Kream is the perfect choice. Book your table today and get ready to enjoy a memorable dining experience.
Glam it Up
People in Pretoria know a thing or two about beauty. Always refined and polished from head to toe, the city’s residents get to take their pick from the best boutiques, salons and nail bars they frequent when they want to glam it up.
Best Accessory Shop
Looking for a stunning necklace to match your outfit? You’ll find it and more at Lovisa, the best place for bangles, necklaces and everything in between. Our readers have spoken and they love Lovisa. That’s why we’re proud to announce them as the winner of this year’s Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards—well done!
Best Fashion Boutique
Do you have a special occasion coming up and need a stunning dress to impress? Well, you’re in luck! We know the best-kept secret in Pretoria. The most exclusive and exquisite boutique in town is Forever New, a world-famous brand with a South African heart. Forever New’s dresses are more than just clothes, they are expressions of your personality and creativity. Just mention our name and enjoy the shopping spree!
Best Hair Salon
Whether you want to rock a sleek bob or a bouncy mane, you can achieve your dream look in no time. But how do you find a reliable and talented hairdresser and salon? It’s not easy to let someone else handle your precious locks. That’s why we did the research for you. Based on your feedback, the best hairdresser in Pretoria is Studio159. Don’t wait, book an appointment now. You won’t regret it.
Best Jewellery Store
Browns The Diamond Store
You won’t believe this amazing news! The best jewellery shop in Pretoria has been revealed by popular vote. It’s Browns The Diamond Store. They have stunning and unique jewellery pieces that will make you shine. Well done, Browns!
Best Men’s Grooming Spot
We asked and the well-groomed men of Pretoria responded: Pretoria’s best male grooming spot is Sorbet Man! Here, you’ll find a team of friendly and professional stylists who can cater to your every need. Whether you want a haircut, a shave, a beard trim, or a facial, Sorbet Man has you covered!
Best Nail Bar
Sparkle, zigzag, minimalism or artistry. Pick your hue and let Sorbet’s pros make your (Pinterest) vision come true. For nails that wow and impress, the Pretoria gals know who to call. And that is… Sorbet, obviously! To get the hottest styles, shades and vibes, just pop into a local Sorbet salon, relax and enjoy the treat.
Best Shoe Store
Shoe City is more than just a shoe shop. It’s a lifestyle choice for people who value comfort, quality and style. Whether you need shoes for work, leisure or a special occasion, you can find them at Shoe City. Come and discover why they‘ve been voted Best of Pretoria!
Best Tattoo Parlour
Tattoo Styles, Menlyn
If you’re looking for a place to get some amazing ink, look no further than Tattoo Styles! Their talented and experienced artists can create any design you want. Whether you want something simple or complex, colourful or black and white, Tattoo Styles can do it all. You won’t regret getting inked at Tattoo Styles!
Best Weight Loss Programme or Diet
Don’t let the scale scare you! You deserve to feel amazing and live a healthy life. That’s why Herbalife is here to support you with everything you need – strong bodies, strong balance and a strong community. Sounds good, right? Herbalife has fitness plans, meal plans, coaches and products that work for you. Call today to start your journey.
Best Place for a Massage
Nothing is quite as relaxing as a full-body massage, especially after a stressful week at the office. The massage experts at Sorbet know just how to get you to relax. Sigh! Where do we make a booking?
Best Day Spa
Mangwanani African Spa
Imagine pampering yourself with a heavenly facial, a soothing massage or a gorgeous mani and pedi. You deserve it after working hard all week. The beauty experts at Mangwanani African Spa know how to make you feel relaxed. Mangwanani African Spa is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Ahh! How can we resist?
Best Place for a Facial
When last did you get a relaxing facial? It’s divine! And oh, so easy. So before you attend your next event or party, why not swing past Placecol for a bit of pamper time and beautifying? You’ll love it. And they’re not THE beauty experts for nothing. They really know what they are doing. Book your appointment now.
Pretoria kids are super cool, and their education, clothing and toys are top priority. Here’s who you voted for as the leaders in their field.
Best Baby Essentials Store
Dis-Chem Baby City
Once baby fever hits, there is no turning back. Cute little outfits, beanies, socks, blankets, toys … well, pretty much everything. If you are a mommy-to-be, you would want it all. The once-unnoticed stores now pop up around every corner. But which stores do you go to? Baby City, of course! So if you’re a new mom, mommy-to-be or shopping for a baby shower, you now know where to go. You’re welcome!
Best Kids’ Party Venue
These days there is a lot of pressure on parents to throw the perfect birthday party. But what if we told you that there is a better, much simpler way than trying to plan the perfect party in your backyard? Simply book your next kid’s birthday party at Spur and let the experts handle everything – from the food to the entertainment. It’s the home of family food, so you know you and your little ones will get only the best. The kids will love you, and you won’t be left with any cleaning up afterwards.
Best High School (Afrikaans)
Ask many learners, and they will tell you Hoërskool Garsfontein is one of the capital’s most prestigious high schools. Known for its excellent academic and sports reputation and boasting years of tradition, learners and teachers wear the Hoërskool Garsfontein colours with pride. Congratulations yet again!
Best High School (English)
Pretoria Boys High
Wow, Pretoria Boys High is a top-notch high school in the city! With 122 years of excellence in academics and sports, it’s no wonder that learners and teachers are proud to wear the Pretoria Boys High colours. Way to go guys!
Best Primary School (Afrikaans)
Sought after by parents and learners alike, Laerskool Garsfontein boasts years of tradition and reigns supreme when it comes to quality education. Striving to develop the leaders of tomorrow, Laerskool Garsfontein focuses on superior academic, cultural and sports programmes giving its learners the best start in life.
Best Primary School (English)
Maragon Olympus Primary School
Maragon Olympus Primary School offers a balanced curriculum, dedicated teachers and a range of extracurricular activities to enrich your child’s learning experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to enrol your child in the best English primary school in Pretoria today!
Best Online Learning Institute
Unisa is the leading provider of quality education for learners of all ages and levels. The largest university in South Africa offers flexible, affordable and engaging courses that will help you achieve your academic goals and prepare you for the future. Whether you want to improve your skills, earn a certificate, or pursue a degree, Unisa has something for you. Join Unisa today and discover the benefits of online learning!
Best Private School
Curro Academic Schools
When deciding on a school to send their children to, Pretorians are spoiled for choice. And, as a bonus, we have some of the best private schools in the country to boot. Offering learners high-quality education and teachers intent on guiding learners from their very first day, Curro Academic Schools has once again walked away with the title of being the best of the best. And no wonder! With its well-balanced curriculum, it’s easy to see why parents trust Curro Academic Schools with their children’s future.
University of Pretoria
School is almost over, and you are dreaming of one day finding your feet in the professional world. But how to get the correct qualifications? Given its years of quality education and traditions that have stood the test of time, it is no wonder that the University of Pretoria has yet again been chosen as the best educational institution. With numerous career options and courses to choose from, what are you waiting for?
Best Computer Training
Whether it’s PC or Mac, TUT is the best computer training facility to teach you both! They offer a variety of courses, from programming to web design, that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the digital world. Don’t wait. Enrol today!
Living in Pretoria
We sure love calling Pretoria home. The Capital City offers residents and visitors an unparalleled lifestyle and a true sense of community. Check out all our favourite people, places and institutions as voted by you.
Best Cinema Complex
How about a fun night out at the movies? Nothing beats the thrill of watching a big-screen hit with a slushy and popcorn to munch on. Come on, you know you want to! Ster-Kinekor Grove has the best popcorn and the hottest films. Don’t miss out on the action. Join us later for a movie!
Best Country Club
Silver Lakes Golf & Wildlife Estate
If you are looking for a place to relax, socialise and enjoy some quality time, look no further than Silver Lakes Golf & Wildlife Estate! They offer everything you need to make your day special: golf, tennis, swimming, spa, dining and more. Visit them today and see why they were voted the best in Pretoria.
Best Craft Market
Irene Village Market
If you love handmade goods, local art and delicious food, you won’t want to miss Irene Village Market! Every Saturday, you can find a variety of stalls selling everything from jewellery and pottery to cheese and jam. Come and support the talented artisans and enjoy a fun day out with your family and friends. Irene Village Market is waiting for you!
Best Estate (Place to live)
Silver Lakes Golf & Wildlife Estate
If you are looking for a place to call home in Pretoria, look no further than the amazing Silver Lakes Golf & Wildlife Estate. This estate offers you everything you need for a comfortable and luxurious lifestyle: spacious houses, beautiful gardens, scenic views, security, a golf course, a clubhouse and more. Silver Lakes Golf & Wildlife Estate is not just an estate, it’s a community!
Best Estate Agency (Letting)
We can’t blame you for wanting to live in the Jacaranda city, but we do know finding the perfect home can be daunting. Well, not anymore. And especially not if you call in the help of RE/MAX – the experts when it comes to letting your dream home. Give them a call to help you find your dream home in no time. Who knew letting a property could be this easy and painless? Go on, call them.
Best Golf Course
Silver Lakes Golf & Wildlife Estate
The prizes just keep coming! Whether you enjoy hitting a few balls to relax after work or making business deals on the green, you need a good golf course to play on. And there is no better place than Silver Lakes Golf & Wildlife Estate, the winner of this year’s Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards. Silver Lakes Golf & Wildlife Estate is not only a stunning course but also a venue for events, fundraisers and family fun. You will love playing golf at Silver Lakes Golf & Wildlife Estate.
Best Estate Agency (Buying and Selling)
Just Property Group
You’ve been saving for years to buy your dream home, and now it’s time to make it happen. But how do you find the best place for you? The experts at Just Property Group have the inside scoop on the city and can help you discover the ideal home for your budget and lifestyle. Want to sell? They’ve got you covered. You’ll get a fair deal for your property and maybe even more than you expected.
Best Local Car Dealership
We Buy Cars
Are you looking for a new car? Then look no further than We Buy Cars, where you’ll find the best deals and the best service in town! There is a reason they’ve been voted Best of Pretoria for 2023. They offer honest deals and the best in the business. Come see for yourself why our readers love We Buy Cars.
Best Local Radio Personality
Jacaranda FM: Martin Bester
Jacaranda FM’s Martin Bester has been voted the best local radio personality in Pretoria. Every day he entertains us with his amazing voice and skills. Way to go, Martin! You deserve this award again and again. We are your biggest fans!
Best Local Radio Station
Who doesn’t love singing along to a catchy song in the car, especially when you’re stuck in traffic? Radio is such an important part of our culture and we owe a lot to the people who make it happen. That’s why we’re here to celebrate the best local radio station of the year… Jacaranda FM! They have amazing hosts. Well done, guys!
Best Spot to Take Out-of-Towners
If you have visitors from out of town and you want to show them the best of Pretoria, there is only one place to go: the Voortrekker Monument. You can learn about the history of the Pretoria region and enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Your guests will be amazed by the beauty and significance of this place, and you will be proud to share your culture and heritage with them.
In our hectic busy lives, it is important to take a step back and relax from time to time. And what better way to unwind than with a live comedy show at everybody’s favourite theatre? Atterbury Theatre has become synonymous with quality productions, world-class entertainment and fun nights out. So the next time you are in the mood for some giggles, you know where to go. Book now!
Best Weekend Getaway (3 hrs drive)
Are you looking for a fun and relaxing escape from the city? Do you want to enjoy nature, culture and adventure in one place? Then you should visit Sun City! They have everything you need to have a memorable time with your family or friends. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the best of Pretoria. Book your stay today and get ready for an amazing weekend!
Best Developer (Property)
Pretoria’s landscape is constantly changing thanks to developers like Balwin Properties. Balwin Properties offers a range of property development services and continues to shape the Capital City every day.
Life Wilgers Hospital
Hospitals need to care about their patients, not just for them. Life Wilgers Hospital offers a wide range of medical services, from emergency care to specialised surgery. The staff are friendly, professional and dedicated to providing the highest quality of care. Whether you need a routine check-up or a complex procedure, you can trust Life Wilgers Hospital to take care of you and your loved ones.
Best Race (Long or Short Distance)
SPAR Women’s Challenge Tshwane
Pretoria is a beautiful city, and what better way to enjoy the scenery than taking part in a long-distance marathon? According to our readers, the SPAR Women’s Challenge Tshwane is perfect for this. Test your endurance, speed and stamina. This is not just a race, it’s a life-changing experience. You’ll run through scenic routes, meet amazing people and enjoy the thrill of crossing the finish line.
Best Retirement Village
Silver Lakes Retirement Village
Retirement may seem like a distant dream, but it could be closer than you think. How do you choose a retirement village that meets all your expectations? Look no further than Silver Lakes Retirement Village, a popular choice among Pretorians and a wonderful place to enjoy your golden years.
Best Place to Gamble
Time Square Casino Menlyn
Lady Luck might not always be on your side in everyday life, but we sure hope she smiles on you when hitting the slots. Locals love trying their luck at Time Square Casino Menlyn. With its wide variety of gambling attractions, you are sure to find something you love. Hmmm. We’re definitely swinging by this coming weekend. See you there!
Best Home Security Company
It’s official, for the past 10 years our readers have chosen one company to make sure their homes are safe: Fidelity ADT. They offer a range of services to keep your home safe and protected, from alarm systems and CCTV cameras to armed response and emergency assistance. Whether you need a basic or a premium package, they have something for everyone.
Best Insurance Company (Home and Car)
No one thinks about insurance until they actually need it. And when you need it, there is no better place to go than OUTsurance in Pretoria. They offer a range of products and services to suit your needs and budget. No wonder our readers have selected them as the best insurance for homes and cars in Pretoria for the past decade. Well done OUTsurance!
Best Courier Service
The Courier Guy
If you need fast, reliable and affordable delivery in Pretoria, look no further than The Courier Guy! They are the experts in handling any kind of parcel, from documents to furniture, and guarantee your satisfaction. Whether you need same-day, overnight or express delivery, The Courier Guy has the right solution for you.
Best Home Internet Service Provider
Are you looking for fast, reliable and affordable internet service in Pretoria? Look no further than Telkom! They offer the best deals on unlimited data, high-speed fibre and wireless connections. Whether you need internet for work, study or entertainment, Telkom has the perfect plan for you.
Best Place for a Family Outing
Our busy modern-day lives sometimes make it difficult to spend quality time with the family, all while maintaining a balance between work and play. When was the last time you and the family really had some fun? Why not visit Sun City? They offer a fun-filled family outing experience with everything from accommodation to outdoor activities.
If you love history and culture, you should visit Pretoria’s best museum: Voortrekker Monument. This museum showcases the rich and diverse heritage of South Africa. You can explore the monument. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this amazing country and its people!
Best Place in Pretoria
Pretoria National Botanical Gardens
Pretoria is the perfect destination to discover the best of South Africa and Pretoria National Botanical Gardens is the best place to go to experience the best of Pretoria. What are you waiting for? Experience it all at Pretoria National Botanical Gardens today!
Pretoria’s Best-kept Secret
Groenkloof Nature Reserve
You are missing out if you haven’t visited Groenkloof Nature Reserve yet! It’s a stunning place where you can experience nature. It’s the ideal place to go hiking, birdwatching or watch wildlife game such as impala, kudu, blue wildebeest, zebra, ostrich, and more recently, giraffe, jackal and red hartebeest in their natural environment.
Best Place to Get Back to Nature
Pretoria National Botanical Gardens
What a joy it is to soak up the sun and share some precious moments with your loved ones in the great outdoors. That’s why we’re thrilled that you chose Pretoria National Botanical Gardens as your destination for a summer escape. Whether you want to admire the beauty of the plants and listen to the birds or have a festive braai with friends under the shady trees, Pretoria National Botanical Gardens has something for everyone to enjoy.
The Capital City is a world-class shopping destination where fashionistas can flash their cash and indulge in retail therapy any day of the week. Here’s where they like to spend their dough.
Best Computer and Electronics Store
IT specialist or techno-geek. Yes, we’re talking to you with the iPhone, Bluetooth earphones and gaming laptop backpack. When looking for the latest technology or just browsing for a gift or the latest phone, Incredible Connection has everything you need, all under one roof. When it comes to buying computers and electronics, our readers look no further than Incredible Connection and have voted them the best in 2023.
Best Furniture Store
Mr Price Home
When looking for quality furniture designs, our readers look to Mr Price Home. You know the motto: “We don’t sell cheap furniture. We sell expensive furniture, for a lot less”. Sounds amazing, right? At Mr Price Home, you can find the perfect décor and furniture for your home and save a lot of money. Quality design and furnishings are essential, making every shopping trip a luxurious experience. No wonder our readers vouch for them.
Best Garden Centre
Our readers have voted Plantland as the best destination in Pretoria for all their gardening needs. Whether you live in the sunny capital or elsewhere, you can enjoy the beauty of nature in your own backyard with Plantland’s help. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the best choices for your garden style and preferences. You will also find a huge selection of tools and accessories to make gardening a breeze. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Plantland and create your dream garden today!
Best Gift Shop
Lemonade – Spread the Love (formerly Crafters Market)
If you love creating amazing things with your kids, you’ll love the awesome DIY projects from craft shops around the city. Lemonade – Spread The Love (formerly Crafters Market) is a one-of-a-kind shop where you’ll find gifts for any special occasion and according to our readers, they are the best gift shop in Pretoria. You won’t believe your eyes. Visit the Lemonade – Spread The Love website or Facebook page today. Let’s unleash our creativity!
Best Hardware Store
Screws, tools, bolts and paint. Where do you go for all your hardware needs? According to the residents of the capital, friendly hardware experts at Builders Warehouse are ready and waiting to help you with everything you need. Paint, wood or just a bit of advice you are looking for – these guys have got you covered. Make sure to peek at their exquisite bathroom accessories, outdoor furniture, swimming pool products and even home décor; basically, everything you need to work within and around the house. Amazing, right?
Best Home Appliance Store
Don’t let the stress of picking the perfect fridge ruin your kitchen makeover. Come to Makro and let their friendly experts guide you through the amazing selection of appliances they have in store. You’ll be blown away by the variety and quality of products they offer, from kettles and toasters to TVs and sound systems. Your home and kitchen will thank you!
Best Local Shopping Mall
Menlyn Park Shopping Mall
Nothing beats a good shopping spree to lift your spirits and treat yourself. And when you can share the fun with your besties and enjoy a yummy meal and some wine afterwards, it’s even more awesome. That’s why Pretorians love Menlyn Park Shopping Mall, the ultimate destination for all your shopping needs. Whether you’re looking for fashion, food, home décor or kids’ entertainment, this shopping centre has it all. You’ll never run out of things to do and see at Menlyn Park Shopping Mall.
It is official: for the past 10 years, Pretoria residents have voted Spec Savers as the best optometrist in Pretoria! What an achievement! But when one sees their professional service and wide selection of frames which make every visit effortless and quick, you’ll soon see why they continue to be at the top. They know you don’t have any time to waste and will help you find a frame and price range fitted to your specific needs.
Best Outdoor and Camping Shop
If you love the outdoors and want to make the most of your adventures, you need to check out Outdoor Warehouse. They have everything you need to turn your outdoor project or trip into a fun and exciting experience. Whether you need some accessories, or gear for camping, hiking, fishing or anything else, Outdoor Warehouse has you covered. Don’t miss out on the amazing deals and quality products at Outdoor Warehouse. Visit them today and get ready for your next outdoor adventure.
Battling through the flu without the correct medication can leave you feeling like death warmed up. Or so we heard. Luckily for us, we know just where to go when the going gets tough. For the pharmacists at Dis-Chem Pharmacy, it’s all about going the extra mile and making sure the residents of Pretoria are well taken care of. Flu be gone!
Best Car Service Centre
Are you looking for a reliable, affordable and professional car service centre in Pretoria? Look no further than Toyota Menlyn, the best car service centre according to our readers! Their experienced staff, top-quality equipment and expertise will make short work of any car problem, from routine maintenance to major repairs. Whether you need an oil change, a brake check, a tyre rotation or a tune-up, Toyota Menlyn can do it all. Come and see for yourself why Toyota Menlyn was voted best in Pretoria!
Best Place to Buy Car Spares and Accessories
When it comes to the safety of our loved ones, we trust only the best. That’s why our cars are so important. For the expert team at Midas, no car-related issue is too much trouble, and their wide variety of stock and good prices once again put them at the top of their game in this year’s Best of Pretoria Readers’ Awards. So the next time you run into trouble, you know who to call.
Best Place to Buy Tyres
Tiger Wheel & Tyre
For the past decade, Pretoria has looked to one retailer when it comes to tyres and has voted them the Best of Pretoria for 10 years straight: Tiger Wheel & Tyre. Whether you need winter, summer, all-season or performance tyres, Tiger Wheel & Tyre has it all. No wonder they are our readers’ favourite once again.
Best Place for Fabric and Haberdashery
Wow, yet another Best of Pretoria winner that has taken the title for 10 years in a row! Since we started the Best of Pretoria Awards a decade ago, our readers have chosen one place for their fabric and haberdashery needs: MHC World. And they’ve done it in 2023 again! Well done to MHC World for providing a decade of excellence.
Best Place to Buy a Bed / Mattress
Don’t you just love feeling energised and happy every morning? The secret is getting enough quality sleep on a cosy mattress or bed. That’s why you need to check out Dial-a-Bed, the ultimate destination for the best in mattress and bed technology. They have everything you need to make your dreams come true. Don’t miss this chance to transform your life.
Best Pet Shop
If you love your pets like family, you want nothing but the best for them! That’s why you should choose Airport Pets, the ultimate pet store run by real vets who know what your furry friends need. Airport Pets has everything from premium and super premium pet food to fun toys, cosy beds, stylish clothing and accessories. Come to Airport Pets today and see how they can help your pets live happier, healthier and longer lives!
Best Electronic Brand
Cellphones, fridges, televisions and more. Pretorians have voted and we have to say – we’re not surprised with the results at all. Samsung pretty much sells any household items you can possibly think of and it’s no wonder they’ve been chosen as the best electronic brand yet again. Offering value for money and the latest in technological advances, Samsung is one of the best-selling brands in the country.
Best General Dealer / Wholesaler
If you are looking for a great place to buy quality products at affordable prices, look no further than Makro which has been voted Pretoria’s Best General Dealer and Wholesaler. Makro has everything you need, from groceries and household items to electronics and stationery. Whether you are shopping for yourself or your business, Makro has the best deals in town.
Best Place to Buy and Sell Pre-owned Goods
My Car Boot Sale Groenkloof
Looking for a bargain? According to our readers, you’ll find the best of the best bargains at My Car Boot Sale Groenkloof. Whether you need furniture, clothing, electronics, or books, you’ll find something that suits your taste and budget. Don’t miss this opportunity to save money and have fun at the same time at My Car Boot Sale Groenkloof!