A short walk west from Church Sq is the former residence of Paul Kruger, now the Paul Kruger house museum. The house, built in 1884,...
National Cultural History Museum
Concentrating on the cultural history of South Africa, this museum features exhibitions on San rock art, Iron Age figurines from Limpopo...
Pretoria National Zoological Gardens
There’s a reptile park and an aquarium here, as well as a vast collection of exotic trees and plenty of picnic spots. The highlight,...
Designed by Hans and Roelf Botha, this theatre complex hosts productions (including opera, music, ballet and theatre) in its five...
This historic, early-20th-century European bistro in the heart of Church Sq is the ideal place to sip beer and watch the South African...
Church Square information
At the heart of Pretoria, Church Square is surrounded by imposing public buildings. These include the Palace of Justice , where the Rivonia Trial that sentenced Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment was held, on the northern side; the OuRaadsaal (Old Government) building on the southern side; the Old Capitol Theatre in the northwestern corner; First National Bank in the northeast; the Old Nederlandsche Bank building , which adjoins Café Riche and houses the tourist information centre; and the main post office on the western side.
Old Lion (Paul Kruger) takes pride of place in the centre, surveying his miniature kingdom.