Pretoria Things to Do

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  • 1. Voortrekker Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Voortrekker Monument was build to commemorate the Voortrekker Pioneers and their Journey from the Cape colony into the Interior of the Country which is now called South Africa between 1835 and...

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  • 2. The Union Building

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Union Buildings forms the Official seat of South African Government and houses the Presidency as well as Department of Foreign Affairs. It was build between 1909 and 1913,Originally build to...

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  • 3. Church Square

    3 out of 5 stars

    Church Square is one of the few places in the Pretoria CBD where you can get a sense of how Pretoria must have looked a century ago, and, as a result, is often used as a set for local period movies...

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  • 4. Nature Reserve

    4 out of 5 stars

    Situated south of Pretoria, I felt Rietvlei Nature Reserve had fewer wild animals that you can spot while driving. The good thing about Rietvlei is that most of the roads are tarred, there is...

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  • 5. Zoo

    Pretoria Zoo is located just north of the CBD and is a good zoo, particularly by developing world standards. However, over the past couple of decades, seems to have been somewhat left behind by its...

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  • 6. Freedom Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    I have put of writing up Freedom Park until last, because it's such a polarising monument that is difficult to provide a fair and balanced perspective on. Well, let's start with the positive. Freedom...

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  • 7. Transvaal Museum

    Very inviting entrance to the museum, but is paying. It is devoted to the Natural History. The greater area around Tshwane (Pretoria) is known for one of the oldest archaeological evidences of...

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  • 8. Paul Kruger House

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Kruger House was the home of SJP Kruger, who was the president of th old ZAR (Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek). Kruger was a very influential figure in South African history. I'm sure that most people...

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  • 9. Melrose House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Melrose House is named after the famous Melrose Abbey in Scotland. It was built in 1886 by Pretoria businessman George Jesse Heys. Today this elegant house museum stands as a superb example of the...

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  • 10. Montecasino

    The entire complex is designed in the style of Tuscany. If you're not gambling and not even shopping, you can still enjoy the beautiful buildings. The ceiling is painted so as to resemble a dusk sky....

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  • 11. Art Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    You can visit the Art Museum in Pretoria. There are a collection of more than 5000 works of art. Visitors have the opportunity to buy curios, African art works, sculptures, postcards, T-shirts and...

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  • 12. City Hall

    The City Hall is located in an area called museum park. It is opposite the Transvaal Museum. It has a clock tower with 32 bells. In front are statues of Andries Pretorius (from whom the city got its...

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  • 13. Erfenissentrum

    Situated on the grounds of the Voortrekker museum, this centre is dedicated to Afrikaners and how life use to be. Some interesting things they have there, they play very very old Afrikaans music and...

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  • 14. State Theatre old MArket Sqaure

    Once upon a time, when i was young, my father would take me along to the market, either to buy fish from Natal i, of Fruit & Veggies. from one of the Indian...

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  • 15. Stroll through history at Jan Smuts House

    Jan Smuts' House in Irene (a southern suburb of Pretoria) is a serene place to spend a couple of hours. Added to that, you have an opportunity to gain an...

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  • 16. Quake under Oom Paul's grumpy stare ...

    It is difficult to overstate Paul Kruger's significance to the Afrikaaner people, and so it is no surprise that a monument to his memory was placed in pride of...

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  • 17. National Cultural History Museum

    This was the Old Mint, now a new building, well researched exhibits, of Southern Africa.If you see some wooden folding chairs from Botswana, i was travelling...

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  • 18. Marvel at monumentally awful 60s concrete

    The passionate and enduring love affair between Afrikaaners and concrete is one that I have never fathomed out (and suspect I never will)!Obviously it's a...

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  • 19. The railway carriage that housed a Government

    South African history has more than its fair share of unlikely tales to share, but few as bizarre as the fact that for a brief period during the Anglo Boer war,...

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  • 20. An insight into Paul Kruger's world

    It took me a quarter of a century to visit the Paul Kruger House in Pretoria, and even then, I visited on a whim because I had an hour to kill over lunchtime...

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  • 21. Heroes Acre: unfashionable heroes from another era

    Heroes' Acre in Pretoria's Church Street cemetery is a fascinating place which is almost impossible to write about without risking the ire of the VT...

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  • 22. Feel the impact of obscure Tswaing Crater

    The Vredefort Dome, to the south of Johannesburg is a meteorite impact crater that has been granted World Heritage status in the last couple of years: however,...

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  • 23. Interesting municipal art in Hatfield

    Anyone who has read some of my other pages will know that I have a particular weakness for municipal art, and that sculpture is the form of artistic expression...

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  • 24. The two ugliest buildings on Pretoria's skyline!

    The grotesque holds a particular appeal for me, so when I saw the opportunity to photograph the two ugliest buildings on the Pretoria skyline in a single frame,...

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  • 25. Excellent use of local art for display purposes

    The Transvaal Museum (now Ditsong) is chronically underresourced, and has clearly seen much better days. Which is a great pity, as some of the exhibits - such...

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