Welcome to Pretoria


It’s always been more of an Afrikaner city than Jo’burg, and hence more conservative and less cosmopolitan – this was once the beating heart of the apartheid regime, after all, and its very name a symbol of oppression. Today it’s home to a multitude of black civil servants and foreign embassy workers, who are infusing the city with a new sense of multiculturalism. The once blighted inner city is also undergoing something of a renaissance.

Officially, the greater Pretoria region, which also includes Centurion and a number of smaller towns, such as Cullinan, and townships such as Mamelodi, is called Tshwane.


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$64.10 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Johannesburg Airport Arrival Transfer

When making a booking for this private transfer service, you will need to advise your flight details and your Johannesburg City, Pretoria, Sandton or Sun City hotel details. 24-48 hours prior to your transfer, you will be required to call the supplier directly (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher) to reconfirm exact pick up times and places. It's that easy! Pricing is per vehicle per transfer with prices depending on number of guests.Don't forget to book your Johannesburg Airport Departure Transfer. At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following flight and hotel details: Airline Flight Number Departing City / Arrival City Arrival Time Hotel Name Hotel Address

$94.69 Day Trips & Excursions

Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Church Square, Pretoria, GautengWas the site of the City's first church.Stop At: Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, GautengLocated South of Pretoria. The granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape ColonyDuration: 1 hourPass By: Union Buildings, Pretoria, GautengOfficial seat of the South African Government.Stop At: Kruger House Museum, Pretoria, GautengHome to the Former President of South Africa Paul Kruger.Duration: 30 minutes

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Private Johannesburg Airport Departure Transfer

Enjoy a relaxing private transfer from your Johannesburg City, Pretoria, Sandton or Sun City hotel to Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport. Travel in comfort as you are picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport, arriving relaxed and ready for your travels! When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Johannesburg City, Pretoria, Sandton or Sun City hotel details. 24-48 hours prior to your transfer, you will be required to call the supplier directly (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher)  to reconfirm exact pick up times and places. It's that easy! Pricing is per vehicle per transfer with prices depending on number of guests.

$184.91 Day Trips & Excursions

Pilanesberg Safari Day Trip from Johannesburg or Pretoria

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City, North-West ProvinceExperience an unforgetable Safari in Pilanesberg Nature Reserve. View animals up close. Pilanesberg is one of the best nature reserves in South Africa and offers excellent photographic opportunities and animal sightings. Choose between an open or closed safariDuration: 6 hours

$174.34 Day Trips & Excursions

Apartheid History Tour: Pretoria and Soweto from Johannesburg

Start your historical day tour ready to know what transpired back in those days and how it has shaped the current South dynamic Rainbow nation. Head to Pretoria just over 30 km from Johannesburg making your way to the first stop, the Voortrekker Museum where you'll get to know the history of the the Afrikaaners people of South Africa. You will get to know more about the monument and why it is built the way it is. From there you'll drive through the beautiful Pretoria town also known as Tswane. Visit the Union Building which houses the president of South Africa at this point you can get a splendid view of Pretoria City and find a perfect place to take photos.Continue on to Soweto Town where you will get to see the 1976 Youth Uprising by Visiting the famous Hector Peterson Museum and also visit the house of the South Africa Apartheid hero Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street. Continue on to see the Apartheid Museum where you will get the fine print of what actually transpired during those apartheid days and conclude your tour by passing through Johannesburg City as you head back to your hotel in Johannesburg.

$132.08 Tours & Sightseeing

Johannesburg or Pretoria to Cullinan Diamond Mine Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cullinan Diamond Mine, Cullinan, GautengYou will be transported from your hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria to the world famous Cullinan Diamond Mine. Visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine where a diamond of 3106 Carats were discovered in 1905.You can choose from two options of this guided tour: A Surface Mine Tour or an Underground Mine Tour. Should you choose a Surface Tour it will comprise of a nine minutes DVD that tells you all about the mine and diamonds, a model of an underground tunnel - giving you an idea of the tunnels underground, the mine shaft, the hoist room where you will see the hoist at work pulling up the hoist cage and the big hole that was dug to find diamonds. The Surface tour lasts for 1 and a half to about 2 hours.Should you decide on the underground mine tour, the tour will be 4 hours and you will drop to a level of 763 meters below ground. After visiting the mine, you will get the opportunity to visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine market for an unforgettable diamond jewellery shopping experience. Driver / Guide, Transport from your hotel and entry fee is included. Whether you choose the surface or the underground mine tour the beautiful town of Cullinan will also be seen. After the tour you will be returned to your hotel in Johannesburg and surrounding areas, Sandton or Pretoria.Duration: 5 hours