Located in the north of Johannesburg, Pretoria, also known as Jacaranda City, is the administrative capital of South Africa and is named after Andries Pretotius, the leader of the Voortrekers, who became a national hero after Victory from the Zulus in the famous Battle of the Blood River. Interesting sites to visit include Voortrekker Museum, Kruger House, Church Square, Union Buildings and the President's Office.
A view of Johannesburg's vibrant city lights, South Africa
Pay a visit to South Africa's executive capital, walk along jacaranda-lined streets and savour all the sights and sounds from the Voortrekker Monument to the Union Buildings and President's Office.
Tuesday to Saturday from 13:00 until 17:30
You will be picked up from your hotel in the early afternoon or morning and head out of the city towards Pretoria. Nowadays Johannesburg has swelled so dramatically that the two cities are almost connected. Along the way, your experienced guide will explain the history of the city.
In Pretoria itself, you will visit the Voortrekker Monument, a tribute to the Boers and their 'Great Trek'. In addition, you will pass the Union Buildings, which house the seat of government and the President's Office. Have a glance at the City Hall and Opera House, wander around the Church Square and visit one of the museums.
You will be transferred in a luxury Microbus or Coach and your safety and security is assured. Throughout the tour, you have the services of an experienced local guide who can answer all your questions.
Pretoria is the de facto capital of South Africa and well worth a visit if you have the time. It is often called the 'Jacaranda City' because these trees paint the town purple during Spring. There are many historic sights such as the Voortrekker Monument which commemorates 'The Great Trek' - when the Afrikaners marched from Cape Town through the interior before founding the Republic in 1852. It also houses the Union Buildings which are the official seat of government and incorporate the President's Office.
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