South African Police Museum
The police museum contains exhibits covering the turbulent history of the nation’s police force and includes some grisly exhibits on...
Siyazakha Travel & Tours
Takes tours around Pretoria and Gauteng, including the Cullinan Diamond Mine and the De Wildt Cheetah Research Centre. It also offers a...
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,...
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
Lonely Planet review
At the heart of Pretoria, imposing public buildings surround Church Square . 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 building(Old Government) 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. Look for the clock , surrounded by nude figures by Anton van Wouw, above the Church Sq entrance to the post office.
Old Lion (Paul Kruger) takes pride of place in the centre, surveying his miniature kingdom.