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Pretoria, is the capital of South Africa being situated approx 50 km north of Johannesburg Airport. You can also travel down to Bloemfontein and up to Upington. Pretoria was founded in 1855 and named after Andries Pretorius. The seat of the South African President is in the Union Buildings itself. Affectionately know as the Jacaranda City due to its enormous number of Jacaranda trees. The Jacaranda trees blossoming in a Blue/Purple colour usually in October. As you can imagine the Flowers make for a beautiful city with many historical buildings. As a result the best time to view them is late September through to early October.
It is a beautiful city with its many historical buildings. Situated just north of Johannesburg Airport, and home to the many businesses, international embassies and consulates etc. Many international and local Corporate head offices are based in the city.
The Seat of the South Africa President.
The seat of the President and various universities are in Pretoria. The semicircular Union Buildings encompass the president’s offices. Back in the day the inauguration of President Nelson Mandela took place on the 10th May 1994 outside the Union Building. Nearby is the Voortrekker Monument, thereby honouring 19th-century Afrikaans settlers who trekked up from the Cape Colony.
The city centre is the foundation of some skyscrapers. The tallest building are the Poyntons Building (110 m tall), the ABSA Building (132 m tall). The Reserve Bank of South Africa building (150 m tall).
Union Buildings built by Sir Herbert Baker start 1910
We always advise that you book your car hire on line well in advance. Pretoria is situated just north of Johannesburg airport. The large depot at the airport can run short of car hire in certain seasons.
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