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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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

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26.1 km


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From R530 pps

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At Lizvilla, we pride ourselves with our ability to custom design our service offering to satisfactorily meet our guests' vacation needs and expectations. Our promise to you is that you will have '... More Info

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The Dancing Ducks
26.1 km

From R200 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 R230 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

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Tamboti Bush Lodge
26.9 km

From R550 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

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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

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Villa La Pensionne Guest House
27 km

From R400 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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El Gran Chaparral Guest House
27 km

From R440 pps

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

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De Kleine Serengeti Game Lodge
27.4 km

From R1000* unit

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Situated on prime land in the Dinokeng free roaming big 5 game reserve, de Kleine Serengeti Game Lodge borders the Pienaars River on the one side and the tar road to Rust de Winter dam on the other. ... More Info

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Heatherdale Guest House
27.7 km

From R350 pps

This newly-built guest house is situated on the Northern slopes of the Magaliesberg range in a very quiet and relaxing environment. Enjoy the hectare spacious garden in the shadows of beautiful Thor... More Info

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Dinokeng South Reviews

Dinokeng South
We enjoyed the private game drives.
- Franz Nyikos

Dinokeng South
What a lovely game reserve. There is lots of wildlife walking around, not bothered by the cars. The variety of lodges that you can choose from makes this an exceptional place.
- Natali Joubert

Dinokeng South
A beautiful tranquil environment. Did not get to see much wildlife though but that's my own fault for not planning better, would like to return and experience it in its true form.
- Kanitha Marshman