Shere – An area to explore

May 20, 2020, Author: renate

Wedged between the Bronberg and Magaliesberg Mountains, Shere is a residential area in Pretoria that has been luring Pretorians with restaurants, venues and more.

Shere appears to be a developing area in Pretoria with numerous things to discover and explore. It is home to many a guesthouse and function venue, smaller, open shopping centres, estates and really good schools for the Pretoria East community.

Where to dine


La Coco C Food Purveyors
Located at the open-air In Shere Lifestyle Centre, this juice bar and local eatery will have you in awe with menu items that are as good for the body as for the taste buds (and the eye). They serve all kinds of healthy meals and their freshly pressed juices might be just what you need to keep mind and body healthy post-lockdown.

Swartskaap Bistro
Except for its lovely rooms and intimate hiding spots, Sherewood Lodge also has a restaurant called Swartskaap Bistro with some of the best homemade pies we’ve ever had! Check out their Blackboard Menu – something you must try (and something you must book for in advance).

If you’re looking for some proper Greek cuisine, Toula’s is the place. Also located at the In Shere Lifestyle Centre, they offer various Greek dishes that will leave you craving for more. From prawns and Santorini Sole to Greek Lamb Ribs and Fish Platters.

Cool venues


Doodle Shack
This small, self-catering venue has an industrial feel and farm-like atmosphere and is ideal for any small conference or event. Owned by local artist, Tania Swarts, they offer group art workshops and prophetic art sessions for up to twenty people.

The Promenade Events Venue
Perfect for corporate conferences, training, events, exhibitions, product launches, parties and workshops, the Promenade Events Venue boasts lovely gardens and cosy boardrooms for you to connect with colleagues, clients and friends. It’s just around the corner from the Hazeldean Shopping Centre and boasts lush gardens and even a quaint chapel.

Fun shops


Santa’s Warehouse
Yup, in Shere it’s always Christmas with Santa’s Warehouse that’s open all year round! It provides both individual and corporate customers with a wide variety of Christmas products – from decorations to stocking fillers.

Patches Car Boot Sale
Now this is one you can’t miss! Visit the Patches Car Boot Sale, a unique market with vintage items, gifts and more. You’ll also be able to indulge in some yummy treats, including breakfast burgers, spicy samosas, pancakes and poptarts and their coffeeshop also sells the most decadent desserts. But, the main drawcard is the double decker bus that is filled with antiques from the 1800s and early 1900s to browse through and buy.

Platteland Man
If you’re one of those people who never knows what to buy for a man’s birthday (except a bottle of wine), Platteland Man might just be your answer! The great thing about them is that they also have an online shop, so you don’t even have to drive to their shop to buy a gift. But, visiting the shop is also part of the experience, so pop in when you get a chance.

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