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.
Mooiplasie Bushcamp provides self catering accommodation in a the Dinokeng big 5 Game Reserve north of Pretoria. We offer 10 units sleeping from 2 - 12 guests and can accommodate 40 in total. The Dinokeng Game Reserve is approximately 65km from Pretoria.
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Jopasso Guest House offers luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering accommodation in Wapadrand, Pretoria /Tshwane in Gauteng. Situated against the Bron Mountain in the Eastern suburbs of Pretoria. It has spectacular views and an indigen
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Swan-Lake Luxury Guesthouse offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Montana Park in Pretoria, Gauteng. Montana Park is a quiet leafy northern suburb of Pretoria wwhich offers easy access to the Pretoria CBD. Our bed and breakfast is set in a beautiful
Piccolo 18 offers self catering accommodation in Centurion in Gauteng. This luxury fully furnished three bedroom unit is a self-catering apartment located in Die Hoewes, Centurion on the corner of Von Willigh Ave and Lenchen Ave, close to all amenities an
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Green Valley Lodge is a luxury guesthouse providing accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Wonderboom South, Greater Pretoria, Gauteng. Green Valley Lodge is located right in the heart of Wonderboom South a suburb of Pretoria, nestled below the Won
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Josie's Boutique Guesthouse is a luxurious, stylish guesthouse located in Centurion, which will charm guests with a sense for finer and elegant living.
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Fralande Lodge offers 2 self catering accommodation units in the Pretoria suburb of Waverley in Gauteng. (The units sleep 4 and 8). Overlooking a beautiful garden where one can find peace and tranquility. We have our guests best interest at heart, and sta
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Foundry Guest Lodge provides guests with luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation in Willow Acres in Pretoria. Willow Acres is located to the east of Pretoria and very close to the N4 highway, which makes for easy direct access into the Pretoria city cen
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DOLPHIN WHISPER Guest House & Spa Accommodation in Cullinan is situated in the centre of town, were everything is a walking distance. (Diamond Mine, Gym, Rugby field, Golf course, Squash courts, Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Historical buildings...
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Pearl Guest House offers self catering accommodation in Donkerhoek approximately 20 km east of Pretoria. We are near the N4 highway and several popular wedding venues and function/conference centres. The guest house is situated on a portion of the origina
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