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Pretoria, also known as Tshwane, is one of South Africa’s three capital cities, serving as the seat of the executive branch of government, and as the host to all foreign embassies to South Africa. (Cape Town is the legislative capital and Bloemfontein the judicial capital. Pretoria straddles the Apies River and extends eastward into the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains. It has a reputation as an academic city and center of research, being home to the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), the University of Pretoria (UP), Sefako Makgatho Health Science University (SMU), the University of South Africa (UNISA), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and the Human Sciences Research Council. Wikipedia

Last Updated: Sun Sep 25 2022 13:14:20 GM

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Day 1
Pretoria itinerary, Melrose House Museum
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  Duration: 4 hrs

Where the peace treaty that ended the Anglo-Boer War as signed in 1902.

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Pretoria itinerary, Burgers Park.
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  Duration: 2 hrs

Burgers Park is a park located in the center of Pretoria, South Africa. Founded in the 1870s as a botanical garden, it covers four acres and has been declared a South African National Monument. It is named for Thomas François Burgers, fourth president of the South African Republic. A statue of President Burgers stands in the park.

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Pretoria itinerary, Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The African Window is a building in Pretoria, Gauteng, which houses the Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History of South Africa. The DNMCH was amalgamated with the Pretoria-based Transvaal Museum for Natural History

Pretoria itinerary, Ditsong National Museum Of Cultural History
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The African Window is a building in Pretoria, Gauteng, which houses the Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History of South Africa. The DNMCH was amalgamated with the Pretoria-based Transvaal Museum for Natural History

Day 2
Pretoria itinerary, Wonderboom
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The Wonderboom is a dense grove of parent and daughter trees of the species Ficus salicifolia, that descended from a central bole of about a thousand years old. It is situated in the Wonderboom Nature Reserve, Pretoria, and two circular walkways currently protect it from pedestrian traffic around its trunk and roots. As it has grown, its outlying branches have rooted themselves around the parent tree. This has repeated until there are now three layers of daughter trees encircling the mother fig, with 13 distinct trunks, covering an area with a diameter of over 50 metres.

Pretoria itinerary, Wonderboom Nature Reserve
  Duration: 3 hrs

The Wonderboom Nature Reserve is a 1 km², 200-hectare reserve that incorporates a section of the Magaliesberg range in the northern portion of the Pretoria metropole, South Africa. Its main attractions are the Wonderboom near the reserve entrance in Lavender street and the derelict Fort Wonderboompoort on the crest of the Magaliesberg, that was constructed towards the end of the nineteenth century, during the Second Boer War. The latter is reached by following the steep, paved walkway that leads from the picnic area to the summit. The vicinity of the fort ruins also afford sweeping views of the city, whose council declared the area around the Wonderboom and both banks of the Apies River a reserve on 28 December 1949.

Natural Reserve
Pretoria itinerary, National Zoological Gardens Of South Africa
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The National Zoological Garden of South Africa is an 80-hectare zoo located in Pretoria, South Africa. It is the national zoo of South Africa, and was founded by J. W. B. Gunning in 1899. Pretoria Zoo is one of the eight largest zoos in the world and one of the most highly rated. .

Pretoria itinerary, Freedom Park Heritage Site & Museum
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  Duration: 2 hrs

Freedom Park was built to appreciate those who played a huge part in the freedom of South African. Today, it stands as a significant historic monument and anyone interested in South African history must visit.

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Pretoria itinerary, South African National Parks
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

South African National Parks is the body responsible for managing South Africa's national parks. SANParks was formed in 1926, and currently manages 19 parks consisting of 3,751,113 hectares , over 3% of the total area of South Africa.Many parks offer a variety of accommodations. The best known park is Kruger National Park, which is also the oldest , and the largest, at nearly 2,000,000 hectares . Kruger National Park and Table Mountain National Park are two of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions.

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Day 3
Pretoria itinerary, Pretoria National Botanical Gardens
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The Pretoria National Botanical Garden is one of South Africa's nine National Botanical Gardens. The garden is wedged between Pretoria Road and Cussonia Avenue in Brummeria, in eastern Pretoria, Gauteng, and flanks a central rocky ridge that runs from east to west. The 76 hectares garden was established in 1946, and of late hosts the headquarters of the South African National Biodiversity Institute. .

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Pretoria itinerary, Ditsong Pioneer Museum
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Pionier Opelug Museum , is a cultural and "living" museum in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria that reflects the lifestyle of early pioneers or "Voortrekkers" of the early 19th century. It is housed in the oldest building in Pretoria, the 1848 House, and the museum is operated by Ditsong Museums of South Africa.

Pretoria itinerary, Jan Smuts House Museum
  Duration: 4 hrs

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Pretoria itinerary, Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve
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  Duration: 3 hrs

Moreleta Park is a suburb of Tshwane, South Africa, situated 12 kilometres southeast of the city centre. According to the 2011 census, it has a population of 27,539.Moreleta Park is a suburban area with the majority of people commuting to work elsewhere; e.g. Johannesburg. It has a broad mixture of properties including office parks, retail shopping centers, hospitals, churches, upmarket single stand housing, gated security complexes, as well as typically smaller and higher density residential units built within an outer wall that forms a security barrier.

Natural Reserve
Day 4
Pretoria itinerary, Rietvlei Nature Reserve
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  Duration: 3 hrs

The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is located in Pretoria and is about 4,000 hectares in size. Located within the reserve is the Rietvlei Dam. The Rietvlei Nature Reserve surrounds and include the Rietvlei dam and is situated south east of Pretoria, in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, between the R21 highway on the western side and the R50 road on the north-east . The site lies in the quarter degree grid square 2528CD , between 25º50’S and 25º56’S latitude and 28º15'E and 28º19'E longitude.

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Pretoria itinerary, Groenkloof Nature Reserve
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  Duration: 3 hrs

The Groenkloof Nature Reserve, located adjacent to the Fountains Valley at the southern entrance to Pretoria, was the first game sanctuary in Africa. The reserve of 600 ha is managed by the Department of Nature Conservation. The National Heritage Monument is located within the reserve. It is flanked by Christina de Wit Avenue and Nelson Mandela Drive, that separate it from the Voortrekker Monument and Klapperkop Nature Reserves.

Natural Reserve
Pretoria itinerary, White Jacarandas
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

In September, the jacarandas have purple flowers. Many streets are lined with these trees. A good place to view lines of them is the Union Buildings.

Day 5
Pretoria itinerary, Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The history of the development of agriculture in South Africa and a collection of old vehicles (donkey and horse carts, ox-wagons, coaches, carriages and spiders) are displayed in the main building. Visitors can explore the 1880 and 1913 house museums and outbuildings, and two Ndebele homesteads from different eras. Indigenous farm animals include the Nguni and Afrikaner cattle, Kolbroek pigs, Speckled Persian sheep and indigenous chickens like the Ovambo, Koekoek, Venda and Naked Necks.

Pretoria itinerary, Witwatersrand
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The Witwatersrand is a 56-kilometre-long , north-facing scarp in South Africa. It consists of a hard, erosion-resistant quartzite metamorphic rock, over which several north-flowing rivers form waterfalls, which account for the name Witwatersrand, meaning "ridge of white waters" in Afrikaans. This east-west-running scarp can be traced with only one short gap, from Bedfordview in the east, through Johannesburg and Roodepoort, to Krugersdorp in the west .The scarp forms the northern edge of a 7-to-10-kilometre-wide plateau which rises about 200 m above the surrounding plains of the Highveld. A number of picturesque Johannesburg Suburbs, including Observatory, Linksfield Ridge and Upper Houghton are located on the ridge, overlooking the northern parts of Johannesburg.

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