Accommodation near Tswaing Meteorite Crater & Museum

The Tswaing Meteorite Crater, found 40-kilometres north of Pretoria, is one of four known impact craters in South Africa. It came about after an asteroid hit the earth 20 000 years ago, leaving in its wake, a sizeable hole that is 100-metres high and a kilometre in diameter. Scientists who have studied the geological phenomenon have been left bemused by their findings, which show that its impact is equivalent to the dropping of 100 atomic bombs, despite the meteor being relatively small in size.

Visitors are able to walk along the perimeter of the impact. Those who wish to explore should be aware that it’s hot underfoot, despite the lake found at the epicentre, so be sure to wear a pair of shoes. One of the biggest attractions of the site is the museum. The museum not only provides informative tidbits to visitors but also helps to uplift the community through job creation and income-generating projects.

Aside from the crater, visitors to Tswaing (or ‘salt pan’ as its affectionately referred to by local residents), can explore the Soutpanspruit; an area made up of  unique wetlands. These wetlands are home to numerous species of bird as well as small mammals, including otters, genets, brown hyenas and steenbok.

Travel further afield and you’ll reach the National Zoological Gardens, otherwise known as the Pretoria Zoo. It’s South Africa’s largest zoo and has received acclaim for its national status. This status was awarded to the 85-hectare park for its role in the conservation and protection of endangered species.The gardens are home to 3117 animals, which include fish, reptiles’ insects, and the zoo’s star attraction, a sole white tiger.

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Mmakosha Lodge
19.6 km

From R650* unit

Mmakosha Lodge is situated in Grootvlei approximately 10km out of Hammanskraal, 1km from the N1(Murrayhill Plaza) in the northern Gauteng Province and150m from the R101 (old Warmbaths road). It caters... More Info

Rus Tevrede
23.4 km

From R300 pps

Rus Tevrede private Game Lodge is safely situated within Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve. Just 65 Km from Pretoria towards Polokwane (45 min. drive) Game drives available. Sleeps 14 (3 bedrooms ... More Info

Stay at Jakaranda
23.4 km


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From R250* unit

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Situated in the north eastern suburbs of Pretoria,Stay At Jakaranda, with itsbushveld atmosphere and warm hospitality from the staff, is ideal for traveling businessmen, couples and families. Very ... More Info

Abendruhe Lodge
25.7 km

From R1000* unit

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Abendruhe Lodge is situated in the Dinokeng Game Reserve and offers comfortable self-catering accommodation. The perfect tranquil getaway with loved ones. The elegantly decorated, air-conditioned c... More Info

The Dancing Ducks
26.1 km

From R275 pps

Dancing Ducks is located on the outskirts of Pretoria. The property has recently been transformed into three cosy self-catering units as well as a children's animal farm. The units all have fully equi... More Info

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Littlebushveld Guesthouse
26.9 km

From R220 pps

Only 18km from the city centre of Pretoria is this gem of virtually unspoilt bushveld where the morning calls of Crimson Breasted Shrikes, Guineafowls and Bush Partridges wake you. Tucked away amongst... More Info

Tamboti Bush Lodge
26.9 km

From R650 pps

Tamboti Bush Lodge is slap bang in the middle of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve A warm welcome from the hosts Derrick and Pixie Cochran, fabulous bushveld cuisine and lots of wonderful activities aw... More Info

Koiketla Guesthouse
26.9 km

From R550* unit

Situated in a quiet and safe area, few minutes away from the town centre and main roads leading to many famous tourist sites in the region. Sitting proudly in the heart of a peaceful residential surbu... More Info

El Gran Chaparral Guest House
27 km

From R440 pps

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El Gran Chaparral is situated on a two hectare small holding in the quiet suburb of Winternest, Akasia just outside Pretoria North surrounded by the Magaliesberg Mountains Enjoy the farm like at... More Info

Villa La Pensionne Guest House
27 km

From R406 pps

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Villa La Pensionne Guest House situated in a tranquil garden landscape, provides a peaceful sanctuary for traveling executives or a "home-away-from-home" here from which tourists can explore the surr... More Info

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