Things to see and do - Pretoria
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Pretoria : Michelin's recommendations
Pretoria, the seat of the government and central administration, has been part of the Tshwane urban area encompassing the surrounding towns and townships since 2005. This huge conurbation of two million inhabitants is a quiet provincial city dotted with gardens and a city centre boasting many historical monuments. A certain dynamism is added to the mix due to its universities and industry. October is the best time to visit Pretoria, when the 70,000 jacarandas decorating its sidewalks blossom with pale purple flowers.
Tourist attractions Pretoria : Things to see and do
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Paul Kruger, President of the Transvaal Republic beginning in 1883, opened hostilities against Great Britain in 1899, triggering the Boer War. Faced with the numerical superiority of the British troops, the Boers were defeated and Kruger was forced i..
Paul Kruger Street
This is a good place to learn more about the animals in South Africa's parks and reserves. Mammals, reptiles and birds are studied here, whether alive, stuffed, in model or skeletal form, and often in staged displays. The museum also contains a colle..
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The spacious and well-designed National Zoological Gardens or Pretoria Zoo (one of the largest in the country) are home to over 8,000 animals, among which countless mammals, birds, and a wide variety of fish and reptiles from all over the world. The ..