Pretoria, or Tshwane as it is now known, is one of the major cities in South Africa and the administrative seat of Government, but it is also home to the suburbs of Sunnyside, Arcadia and Hatfield, some of the most popular areas for embassies, shopping centres, pretty lanes, beautiful old homes and the University of Pretoria. The suburb of Sunnyside has become a popular place to stay and live.
Sunnyside is probably the busiest suburb of Pretoria and is a walking distance to the Pretoria city centre. The Eastern parts of the suburb are very close to the University of Pretoria and Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The stadium is home to the Blue Bulls Rugby team and is regularly the place where rugby fans meet for matches. The stadium also hosts soccer practices and a lot of other important events. In 2010 this stadium was one of the Soccer World Cup stadiums. You are likely to bump into lots of students and young professionals in Sunnyside. As its population is growing it is also getting younger and the shops are being revamped to fit in.
As well as being close to most of the major tourist attractions and museums, this neighbourhood is handily placed for the lively Hatfield district. Hatfield boasts bars, cafes, boutiques, sidewalk coffee shops and restaurants from which you can soak up the South African sun and watch the passing parade of students, artists, street artists and sidewalk traders selling stuff from all over Africa. About ten minutes from there, you will find the suburb of Arcadia, which is home to the Pretoria Art Museum, the showplace for the finest South African art.
For those looking for everything under one roof, a visit to Sunnypark shopping centre won't let you down. The centre is described as being spotless with a great choice of stores, from convenience shopping to fashion, music, specialist shoes, sports stores, banking, gifts, a gym and a food court with some of South Africa's best food brands.
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