Pretoria
Pretoria, located in Gauteng, is the administrative centre and de facto capital of South Africa.
The city is domi...
Gardens and the Tswaing Nature Reserve, the site of the Tswaing Meteorite Crater, reputed to
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Pretoria Hotels Guide

A 60 second guide to hotels in Pretoria, South Africa.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Travel      
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Pretoria Hotels Guide

  • 1. Pretoria 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. Corporate convenience 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. Romantic Rendezvous 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. History 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 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
  • 2. 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. Book a corporate, cultural or romantic break in Pretoria You can find prime Pretoria lodgings, informative day tours and affordable car hire online at e- southafrica.com, the easy online platform for planning a corporate, cultural or romantic getaway in Pretoria. Browse and book Pretoria accommodation online at e-southafrica.com now, and choose from a range of top accommodation in South Africa! About the Author: e-southafrica.com is a South African accommodation booking website where you can browse and book a range of accommodation in Pretoria and other popular Gauteng holiday and business destinations.

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