About Pretoria Tours

Although Pretoria (or Tshwane) is only an hour from Johannesburg, it has a world of different attractions and activities to offer. Touring Pretoria is wonderfully exciting for the whole family because it promises the full spectrum of fun – from adventure sports and shopping to historical sites and cultural hubs. What’s more, it has a slower pace and a more laid-back vibe than the bigger metropolises and offers the traveller to South Africa a plethora of excellent Pretoria accommodation options for you to choose from.

Some of the must-sees in Pretoria include

The Voortrekker Monument
This is the biggest monument on the continent and is an integral part of the Afrikaans and Boer cultures.

The Union Buildings
As the office of the South African president, these buildings are a national monument. They have exquisite gardens and gorgeous views of the city.

Freedom Park and Memorial
This is a deeply touching memorial to the lives lost in the Boer wars, the world wars, and the Apartheid regime.

But, Pretoria is also a naturally beautiful city. It is known for the thousands of jacaranda trees that line so many of the suburban streets, which put on a display on just about any tour of Pretoria.

Tourists that want an injection of culture are spoilt for choice in terms of the many museums peppered around the city. There is the National Cultural History Museum, the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, the South African Air Force Museum, and the Museum of Geological Survey; amongst many others.

The National Zoological Gardens should be included in any tour of Pretoria because they showcase such a wonderful variety of South African animal species. These include hippos, elephants, lions, rhinos, and vultures. There are even night tours for an especially exciting wildlife adventure.

The Tswaing Crater is about 40 kilometres from Pretoria. This massive meteorite impact crater is one of only three in the country. The museum here tells the fascinating tale of the crater and how it was once a popular hunting hotspot for ancient folk. Include this in your tour of Pretoria for something completely different.

Pretoria is about 40 minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport, making it particularly accessible for tours – both formal and self-guided.

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