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.
Queensrest self catering units is centrally situated in the suburb called Queenswood, in Pretoria close to Brooklyn Mall and Hatfield.
Welcome to our privately situated cottage in the friendly suburb on the foot of the Magalies Mountain. The sunny and spacious 2-bedroom cottage sleeping 6 persons will make you feel at home. Each bedroom has 2 single beds and are supplied with ...
Mooiplasie Bush camp is situated in the Dinokeng big 5 Game Reserve North of Pretoria, 65km from the Zambezi off ramp in Pretoria. We have lots of game surrounding our chalet camp as all the fences has been taken down...
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.
This establishment is ideal for the traveller or visitor to Pretoria. We offer hospitality, a high standard of personal service and peace. 2 units, sleeping 4 or 6. Both units have full dstv and wifi.
A place with a profound sense of peace, River Place Lodge makes one feel as if you're far removed from the city - the venue is, however, extremely accessible and is close to the major business centers of Gauteng.
Goodey's Guesthouse is situated in the beautiful Jacaranda-lined Amos Street in the tranquil suburb of Colbyn - one of Pretoria's oldest suburbs.Goodey's Guesthouse offers you six well equipped, stylish en-suite bedrooms...
Twin Rivers Self Catering Flatlets accommodation is situated in the quiet and beautiful Twin Rivers Country Security Estate, Irene, Centurion where we still have vegetable patches and a view of the veld.
Need to totally get-away-from-it-all? Each Tent enjoys a private setting with private viewing deck and its own plunge pool (some heated). The ultimate setting for outdoor self-catering. (Regret No Children) Accommodation consists of 3 luxury tents.
All units have en-suite bathrooms, well-equipped kitchens, TV's with M-Net, private entrances from the secure parking area and panoramic vistas onto the established, landscaped and bird-prolific garden. Situated between Midrand and Pretoria in the...
Tent under thatch on a raised deck with en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower. Well appointed lapa with swimming pool and bar. Lounge with fireplace for cold winter evenings and Satellite TV. Internet available at central office.Small intimate lodge.
Our Africa thatched cottages are value for money, centrally located in a tranquil suburb of Pretoria, Gauteng. The self catering guest cottages are furnished to a high standard throughout and are close to shopping centres, restaurants, hospitals, ...
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.
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.
Bohemian Rhapsody / InnTshwane Lodge is perfectly situated for the business executive and also offers the ideal base for the traveller from where to explore our region. Upmarket accommodation on the slopes of the Majestic Magaliesberg in Pretoria North.
Guesthouse @ 56 is an elegant country guest house conveniently situated 8 km from the city, in the Mooiplaats area, East of Pretoria. Our 7 semi self-catering double rooms are in close proximity to a wide range of outdoor activities, excellent restaurants
This beautiful establishment with its Cape Georgian style is one of the first guesthouses established in Pretoria. Oxnead still offers a comfortable and highly recommended base for business and leisure traveller.