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Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg
"Start your experience with a pickup from your hotel in the Sandton or Rosebank area of Johannesburg. Board your air-conditioned minivan or coach and hear interesting facts about Pretoria as you drive to South Africa's administrative capital.After rou arrive in Pretoria and tour its historical highlights. Stroll the wide avenues and hear how the purple jacaranda that blooms here annually gave the city its nickname of ‘Jacaranda City’. Learn how Pretoria started life as a Boer farming community before where Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 and view the statue of Paul Kruger or ‘Old Lion’ the Boer leader and first president of the Republic. Admire the City Hall and then stop outside the Union Buildings as your guide recounts how these sandstone-built government offices were the site of Mandela's inauguration as South Africa's preside the 19th-century home of Kruger. Explore its rooms
From ZAR1,005.00
 
Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg
"Start your experience with a pickup from your hotel in the Sandton or Rosebank area of Johannesburg. Board your air-conditioned minivan or coach and hear interesting facts about Pretoria as you drive to South Africa's administrative capital.After rou arrive in Pretoria and tour its historical highlights. Stroll the wide avenues and hear how the purple jacaranda that blooms here annually gave the city its nickname of ‘Jacaranda City’. Learn how Pretoria started life as a Boer farming community before where Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 and view the statue of Paul Kruger or ‘Old Lion’ the Boer leader and first president of the Republic. Admire the City Hall and then stop outside the Union Buildings as your guide recounts how these sandstone-built government offices were the site of Mandela's inauguration as South Africa's preside the 19th-century home of Kruger. Explore its rooms
From ZAR1,005.00
 
Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Johannesburg
"Visit the Elephant Sanctuary situated in the picturesque Magaliesburg mountains. The tour through the sanctuary takes about 2 hours. Here you will learn more and even get the chance to touch and interact with these big creatures.On your tour you elephant back riding can be arranged (this needs to be paid for at the sanctuary). Transport to the sanctuary will be private but other guests will also be joining and participating in the tour at the sanctuary."""Come up close to the giant in the animal kingdom - the mighty elephant by taking a 2-hour tour of an elephant sanctuary in the Magaliesburg mountains. This tour comes with transportation to the elephant sanctuary from your hotel in Johannesburg or Pretorititle=Highlights&1=4-hour+trip+to+Elephant+Sanctuary+from+Johannesburg+or+Pretoria&2=Travel+through+the+picturesque+Magaliesburg+Mountains+to+reach+the+sanctuary&3=Admire+and+interact+with+the+beautiful+elephants+in+the+sanctuary+during+a+2-hour+tour&4=En""
From ZAR2,565.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Pretoria

Don't put your purse in your...

Don't put your purse in your back pocket of your pants. Don't draw money alone early in the mornings, late at night or at a very still ATM. Be careful for people that want to 'help' you while drawing...
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CharleneP
Aug 26, 2002

WINES, BRANDIES AND WHISKIES...

WINES, BRANDIES AND WHISKIES AND ALL ALCOHOL RELATED are soo cheap, it's not worth drinking unadulterated spring or distileed AQUA VITAE.BUY from Bottle Stores, SA's equivilent of LCBO, wine purveyors...
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kenHuocj
Aug 26, 2002

Do not pass

Here is a vitally important notice! If you ever see a sign saying "No Entry" then don't go beyond that sign!:-)
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Deefstes
Oct 09, 2003

Camping around Pretoria, you...

Camping around Pretoria, you may run into dangerous snakes like Boomsnake, Black Mamba etc. Don't panic !Avoid it and don't confront, call the site officials to help remove it.
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Izak
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Top Things to Do in Pretoria

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Voortrekker Monument

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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The Union Building

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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Church Square

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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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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Nature Reserve

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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Freedom Park

As of 2010, there has been public discussion about the possibility of incorporating Freedom Park and the Voortrekker Monument into a single precinct. This would make sense, as the two are very close...
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Top 5 Pretoria Writers

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PierreZA

"Pretoria - Capital of South Africa"
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CatherineReichardt

"The Jacaranda City (at least for the time being)"
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Braveheart.southafrr

"PRETORIA MY HOME TOWN............."
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Bwana_Brown

"Beautiful Capital of South Africa"
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Bushman23

"Africa's leading Capital"
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