Things to do nearby

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Pure Joy Lodge has established itself as one of the few exclusive Lodges / Conference Venues in the Gauteng area. SATour, TGCSA 4 Star Grading, AA & NAA Affiliation, (to mention only a Few Accreditations), ensures that our Visitors Enjoys Exactly what our name says "PURE JOY"!!

Only 15 Minutes away from Pretoria CBD and minutes Away from all Major Highways lies this Beautiful and Tranquil Venue where the Static Blue Crane Birds and Small Game Variety of Springbuck, Duiker & Steenbuck wander around FREELY.

Pure Joy boasts a wide Waterfowl Collection of Waterbirds from around the World. This is also home to Peacocks.

Pure Joy Guest Lodge offers Exclusive Accommodation and Conference Facilities for small or larger numbers.

Pure Joy offers our guests a complete outdoor experience, combining the splendour of the African bush with modern amenities and impeccable quality and service.


Dinokeng Game Reserve

Game Reserve in Dinokeng Game Reserve (31.9 km from Kameeldrift East)

Dinokeng Game Reserve is home to free roaming Big 5, and at less than an hour’s drive, it’s just a hop and a skip away from Joburg and Pretoria. To experience the wild elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard up close, you will need to book a stay at one of the lodges.The sweeping grasslands are also the stomping grounds for a variety of bird life.


Roodeplaat Dam Fishing

Nature Reserves in Roodeplaat (6 km from Kameeldrift East)

The dam was originally named Pienaars Rivier Dam and meant for the water supply to the immediate land owners. It still supplies water but visitors are able to row and fish on the dam. Bass, carp, kurper and barbel can be caught.


Pretoria Zoo

Animal Parks in Pretoria (Tshwane) (16.4 km from Kameeldrift East)

One of the top ten zoos in the world, The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa offers animal lovers a staggering 9 500 animals to view. Situated on 85 hectares in the heart of ‘Jacaranda City’, it’s the largest zoo in the country and is home to mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians alike. The spacious grounds house some rare species.

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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Mabalingwe Nature Reserve (96.1 km from Kameeldrift East)

Visit Mabalingwe Game Reserve and spot the Big 5 in a malaria-free reserve in the Waterberg Mountains. Conveniently situated, the reserve is an easy two-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria – a great escape from the stresses of urban living. Gripping sightings of elephant, white rhino, leopard, hippo, giraffe, hyena and sable antelope to name a few.


Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Sunnyside (15 km from Kameeldrift East)

One of South Africa’s top stadiums with a seating capacity of 50 000 people, Loftus Versfeld Stadium is situated in South Africa’s capital Pretoria (Tshwane). It was one of the 2010 FIFA World Cup venues, hosting five first-round matches and one second-round match. Home turf of the Premier Soccer League dynamos Mamelodi Sundowns, the Blue Bulls and much more.


Hazel Food Market

Village Marketplaces in Menlo Park (13.7 km from Kameeldrift East)

Hazel Food Market aims to make the world a better place, one Saturday at a time. Enjoy fabulous fresh produce, the best that Pretoria has to offer. You’ll find anything from fruit, veggies and meat, to yummy tarts and sweets. Freshly baked bread is always on offer, along with ready-to-eat meals. Grab a delicious cappuccino, and make sure to grab a homemade meal.


Krugersdorp Game Reserve

Game Reserve in Krugersdorp Game Reserve (77.5 km from Kameeldrift East)

Krugersdorp Game Reserve is home to four of the Big 5 as well as hippo, giraffe, numerous antelope and prolific birdlife. Most visitors come here to check out the lions in their enclosure. There’s also a large bird aviary. The habitat is mostly grassveld with small dams and reed beds. Keen birders will be reaching for their binoculars to spot the amazing bird life.


Pebble Rock Golf Club

Golf Courses in Cullinan (9.9 km from Kameeldrift East)

Just 25 km from Pretoria, you'll find Pebble Rock Golf Club, a challenging 18-hole course. A well-known feature in the area, the course forms part of the Pebble Rock Village, with the club house forming the focal point. The course offers members, residents and visitors a relaxing game in a wonderful bushveld surrounding. A pro shop is also on site.


Pioneer Museum Silverton

Galleries and Museums in Silverton (9.8 km from Kameeldrift East)

The famous Pioneer Museum in Silverton is a large farm displaying the typical lifestyle of the early settlers. Visitors can witness demonstrations on the techniques early settlers used to ground their wheat, create candles, bake bread and roast coffee, among many other things. A Cape farmer, David Botha, was the first to settle on the farm.


Duncan Yard

Shopping Malls in Hatfield (13.7 km from Kameeldrift East)

Situated in the heart of Pretoria are Duncan Yard, a distinctive boutique lifestyle centre and must-do lunch spot. Here visitors amble through quaint stores and eateries along cobbled stone walkways and castle turrets. The alfresco centre provides a unique shopping experience with over 15 restaurants and shops. Its picturesque location is worth the visit.