Pretoria Hotels Guide
A 60 second guide to hotels in Pretoria, South Africa.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pretoria Hotels Guide
Pretoria, located in Gauteng, is the administrative centre and de facto capital of South Africa.
The city is dominated by the Sir Herbert Baker-designed Union Buildings, which are set in
beautiful formal gardens and house the nation’s government.
With the commercial and economic hubs of Johannesburg, Sandton and the West Rand all
within close proximity of the Gauteng city, Pretoria is an ideal city for local and international
business travellers seeking business accommodation in South Africa with a touch of old world
charm, peace and quiet.
The city is also characterised by a romantic display created by the
multitudes of Jacaranda trees which line the streets. Each year in
spring, they explode into a riot of blossoms which blanket the
suburbs and CBD in a rich purple colour, a spectacle that attracts
scores of tourists and local holidaymakers to Pretoria
accommodation, year upon year!
In full bloom, the ‘Jacaranda City’ is a favourite destination for
elegant weddings and romantic trysts. With an abundance of
accommodation in Pretoria ranging from top-end luxury hotels to
affordable bed & breakfasts; diverse, well appointed wedding
venues and close proximity to the African bush, a popular
honeymoon destination, the city is the perfect setting for a romantic holiday in South Africa.
Pretoria is steeped in the history of South Africa as is evident by the statues, memorials and
museums which grace the city.
The city was named after the Boer leader and creator of the Transvaal Republic, Andries
Pretorius. It was besieged by the British during the Anglo-Transvaal War and, a century later,
became the proud site of Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as the first black President of the land.
Pretoria’s architecture, which varies from British Colonial to art deco, marks these distinct
periods in the city’s rich history.
Attractions in and around Pretoria include the 11.8
ha Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary in Muckelneuk; the
Pretoria Zoo, the largest zoo in South Africa; the
Kruger House Museum, hearth and home to the Late
President Kruger, and Melrose House, a wonderful
example of Victorian architecture and the historic site
of the signing of the treaty which signalled the end
of the Anglo-Boer War.
There are also a number of nature reserves, parks
and gardens where city residents are able to escape the fast-pace of urban living, including the
Rietvlei, Roodeplaat Dam and Wonderboom Nature Reserves, the Pretoria National Botanical
Gardens and the Tswaing Nature Reserve, the site of the Tswaing Meteorite Crater, reputed to
be one of the best preserved meteorite craters in the world.
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