Welcome to the most important administrative capital of South Africa- Pretoria. Situated around 50 kilometers north to Johannesburg, this wonderful city makes a perfect holiday vacation for all age range. Even though Pretoria is not as big as of Johannesburg, but has many things to offers to their travelers. Well known to be the warmest city in the southern region, although it is a place of authentic art and culture, numerous museums, beautiful monuments and wonderful sites. If you are looking out for a perfect holiday vacation, which has colorful culture, wide range of amazing sights and fun filled atmosphere; then Pretoria is the answer to your question. One can plan their short excursion trip will be a wonderful idea with so much of fun and adventure to experience. Nestled along the centre of the city, the Church Square is known to be the main place of interest. Majority of the tourist coming from all over the world tend to visit this place. Church Square is the focal point of the administrative capital of South Africa. Even though Pretoria is not as famous unlike any other African cities, but still it is now emerging as a tourist place. Pretoria has now managed to draw attention to a large number of tourists exploring in other African countries. The city welcomes their visitors with its beautiful land, plethora of natural beauties, beautiful landscape and many more interesting facts.
Today large number of travelers wishes to visit this beautiful city so that they can explore the large open space. However, Pretoria does not have as much as interesting sites to visit but the Voortrekker Monument has managed to draw attention to a large number of locals as well as the visitors. The Voortrekker Monument is a massive granite monument designed by Gerhard Moerdyk. The Voortrekker was built as a national shrine to commemorate the Voortrekkers. As you enter the monument, you can see the Hall of Heroes. Hall of Heroes is nothing but the four walls of which are decorated with an Italian marble fresco depicting the history of the Great Trek in 1838. You won’t be able to take your eyes off from the floor of the main hall pierced by a large circular opening. From Church Square in Pretoria take a short walk heading towards the residence of President Paul Kruger. The corner of the pedestals is well known for the statute of four fighters along with the Paul Kruger President of the Zuid Afrikkaanse Republiek. Love for history and art will undoubtedly appreciate the site of residence turned museum and national monument. Some of the displays include Kruger's belongings, such as his pipes. Pretoria is a home to many academic institutions; the University of Pretoria is the largest in South Africa. Being an academic, scientific and technological capital of South Africa, Pretoria has the most highly developed technology and research sector in Africa.
Today large number of travelers wishes to visit this beautiful city so that they can experience the major attraction- zoological gardens. The garden features numerous exotic ranges of flora and fauna. This beautifully designed garden has grown to such an extent that today it enjoys world-wide recognition; Travelers coming from all over the world tend to spend some moment at this quite and relaxed place. Not only is it the largest zoo in South Africa but one of the ten best in the world. Take your day out to have a glance at 140 mammal and 320 bird species. Being the biggest inland see-water aquarium, it is also home to 300 fish species, ninety reptile species as well as several amphibians. Another beautiful place of interest is the Union Buildings designed by Sir Herbert Baker. One cannot take their eyes off from this architectural masterpiece. Museum lovers can head towards the Transvaal Museum of Natural History. The museum is famous for its displays of animals and birds. Also discover the enormous skeleton of a whale outside the building. One can gain some knowledge about South Africa's fauna, particularly its birdlife in this museum. Museum of Geological Survey situated nearby is specialized in displaying geology and mineralogy of the earth. With so much to see and to do one can sped their time doing some shopping. Pretoria boasts for having some fantastic shopping centers.