The Greater Pretoria region of Gauteng includes the towns Centurion, Cullinan and Bronkhorstspruit, Pretoria and Bapsfontein and all their surrounding areas. All of the aforementioned towns, each of which used to be a separate municipality, have been incorporated into the new Tshwane District Municipality. Greater Pretoria is situated in the transitional area between the Highveld and the Bushveld. It starts approximately halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria and extends some 70 kilometres both East and West of the latter.
The city of Pretoria was founded in 1855 and named after Andries Pretorius, a Voortrekker leader. The city was the Capital of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek from 1860 until 1910, administrative capital of the Union of South Africa from 1910 until 1961, and of the Republic of South Africa from 1961. The city is full of wide avenues lined with Jacaranda trees and houses a great number of embassies and consulates. Overlooking the centre of the city from a hilltop are the magnificent Union Buildings, built in golden stone with Italian tiled roofs. Pretoria houses two of South Africaï¿½s leading universities.
To the south-east of Greater Pretoria lies the small town of Bronkhorstspruit with its extensive shopping facilities. Just to the North of this charming town and near to KwaMhlanga there is a traditional Ndebele Village and Museum. This is an ideal stopover for visitors making their way to the resorts and game reserves of Mpumalanga. Here you can see demonstrations of traditional dress, beading, weaving and dance. In Bronkhorstspruit is the Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum, an informal living museum where children can see farm animals and old farm machinery and implements. Demonstrations of candle making, bread baking and distilling as well as sheep shearing can be seen. The Bronkhorstspruit Dam is a favourite weekend attraction for water sports enthusiasts, and close to the town is the Nan Hua Buddhist Temple.
Further North in Greater Pretoria is the small mining village of Cullinan, where the worldï¿½s largest diamond was found in 1905. Be sure to visit the McHardy House Museum, the extraordinary small restaurant La Casa located in a 1905 house, and the barber shop. Tours of the diamond mine are held at regular intervals and are an attraction not to be missed.
Centurion is a more modern developed town in Greater Pretoria and is situated just to the North of Midrand (once known as Halfway House as it is situated exactly halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria). This Greater Pretoria town has wide open spaces, parks and delightful industrial and commercial developments. One of Centurion's aims is to develop into a garden city. Just outside Centurion is the Zwartkop Nature Reserve where there is a 13 kilometre hiking trail along the Hennops River. At one end of the reserve is the famous Centurion Cricket Ground. The South African Mint opened its new factory in Centurion in 1992 and is one of the most modern mints in the world. Guided tours are available and last about two hours.
There are many other attractions in the Greater Pretoria region. You can be wandering around the centre of the city on a shopping spree in the morning and just a short while later witnessing a herd of elephants or a pride of lions. A little to the West beyond the Magaliesberg mountains lies Sun City with its casino and the adjoining Lost City. In the centre of the region in the south part of the city is the Fountains Valley Recreation Resort where you can indulge in the traditional braai, play tennis on the public courts, swim or just relax. Fountains lies on the Appies River, and is the country's oldest nature reserve. But don't miss Pretoria in October when the streets are a mass of purple in the Jacaranda City.
Established on a smallholding with 2 thatched, self catering or bed & breakfast chalets that offer the comfort and amenities you enjoy at home with an equipped kitchen in every chalet, adjacent bathroom, shaded areas to sit and relax and braai area.
This luxury fully furnished two bedroom unit is a self-catering apartment located in Centurion on the corner of Von Willigh Ave and Lenchen Ave, close to all amenities and just of the Pietersburg/Krugersdorp (N1) highway.
The guesthouse is located on the beautiful Mnandi plots in centurion, we are not in town and yet not out of town 3km from the nearest mall. Norfolk Pine offers select accommodation in Centurion with an individual flair on a bed and breakfast.
Our suites and rooms are luxuriously appointed with top class finishes. J-Cups is close to major routes, 2km from Centurion CBD, easy reach of the Johannesburg International airport...
We are an accredited 4 star Guest Lodge situated in the leafy suburbs of Muckleneuk, Pretoria. With wooden floors, high ceilings and old world charm you'll feel right at home.
The Guest Lodge, surrounded by indigenous trees, is situated on 4 hectares of land. The main building is a spacious 1040m2 thatched house, consisting of 8 en-suite single/double bedrooms of which 2 are self-catering. Special attention was given to...
This new chalets built in 2009. the property is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday break in Pretoria. Close to the city centre, with a wide range of tourist attractions to keep you occupied throughout your stay.
The Thatch Guesthouse is only 20 minutes drive from OR Tambo Airport, in the heart of Centurion and accessible to all main highways. Fully equipped double family room with additional facilities for kids/teenagers (maximum 2 to share with parents)...
Queensrest self catering units is centrally situated in the suburb called Queenswood, in Pretoria close to Brooklyn Mall and Hatfield.
This luxury fully furnished three bedroom unit is a self-catering apartment located in Centurion on the corner of Von Willigh Ave and Lenchen Ave, close to all amenities and just of the Krugersdorp (N1) highway making it a convenient, safe destination for
Bellstone Guesthouse is situated in Faerie Glen and offers intimate and homely lodging. The guesthouse prides itself in providing service with a personal touch to business people, tourists, brides and families. Bellstone Guesthouse...
This charming chalet is a free standing unit furnished to a high standard with living room, bathroom, 2 bedrooms, small kitchen and own private garden. The unit is well equipped and caters for 4 persons, at affordable rates. Nestling in a lovely ...
This luxury fully furnished two bedroom unit is a self-catering apartment located in Centurion on the corner of Von Willigh Ave and Lenchen Ave, close to all amenities
The Blades Hotel is an exclusive 4 star Hotel situated on a 10 hectare expanse of indigenous Bushveld, built on the banks of the Roodeplaat Dam.
Woodpecker Inn is an affordable yet luxurious guest house, situated in the prestigious Woodhill residential and golfing estate, Pretoria East. Only some 50 meters from the clubhouse, on the 18th fairway ...
Affordable quality accommodation. Ten comfortably furnished bedrooms with a garden view. En-suite bathrooms. Each room has TV (M-net), barfridge, mini safe, ceiling fan and tea/coffee.
LIEBENCHARM is a luxurious Guest house 15 minutes from Pretoria situated in the Rayton / Cullinan / Kleinfontein / Donkerhoek area. 11 Luxurious en-suite rooms with air con. Special packages for your wedding anniversary.
Swan Lake Luxury Guesthouse in Montana Park, big beautiful garden with fish ponds and swimming pool against the Magaliesberg Mountain, in Montana Park Barbeque facilities. Near big shopping centres.
Riverside Kaia is located in Donkerhoek outside Pretoria along to N4 Highway towards Witbank. GPS coordinates: S25 46.985 min / E28 27.441. Riverside Kaia is on a 25 Ha farm along the Rhenosterfontein with 500 meter river front.