Sunday in the Park

Originally Burgers Park was laid out as a botanical garden by James Hunter McLea in 1890, but that was later discontinued.

Today it is a haven for the area’s apartment residents.

The park was named after President TF Burgers (1834 – 1881) This Moses Kottler statue was erected in 1955, and what can I say ? Other than, ZZ Top eat your heart out !!

The band stand dates from 1895 and is still used by local musicians.

At every entrance, eager photographers offer to capture your time in this hidden gem.

Towards the Southern end of the park, stands a memorial in rememberance to the South African Scottish who laid down their lives in the Great War of 1914-1918.

So if you are in the area bordered by Andries, Jacob Mare and Van der Walt Streets, go treat yourself to some peace and quiet amidst the hustle and bustle of Pretoria !!


About tshwanetourist

freelance journalist, accidental tourist, avid sports fan, Mercedes Sosa convert
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