Pretoria Capital City Tour from Johannesburg / Sandton, every TUESDAY

Tours & Sightseeing in Pretoria

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Embark on a 4.5-hour tour of Pretoria, Capital of the ZAR, the Union of South Africa, the Republic of South Africa and the new South Africa. Stop at the Union Building, home to the president’s office, from where you can delight in a panoramic view of the Jacaranda City.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, GautengThe Voortrekker Monument is located just south of Pretoria in South Africa. This massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Union Buildings, Pretoria, GautengPretoria’s Union Buildings, the official seat of the national government, house the offices of the South African president and are located atop the Meintjieskop. An important South African heritage site, the impressive building is surrounded by pretty terraced gardens that offer panoramic views over the city.The Union Buildings are one of the most recognisable and impressive heritage sights in the city. The 285m-long sandstone building was designed by Sir Herbert Baker in 1910 to mark the Union of South Africa.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Church Square, Pretoria, GautengChurch Square in central Pretoria was the site of the city’s first church, built in 1855. During its early years, the square was used as a marketplace and sports field and today is the grandest civic square in the city and among the great attractions in Gauteng.For visitors who adore 19th century and early 20th century architecture, Church Square is one of the must-see places to visit in Gauteng. The square is surrounded by historical buildings in varying neo-classical architectural styles, including the impressive Palace of Justice where former president Nelson Mandela and several of his comrades were tried and charged for treason during the infamous Rivonia Trial, the Old Capitol Theatre and the Ou Raadsaal (Old Government) building. Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Melrose House, Pretoria, GautengBuilt in 1886, Melrose HousePass By: Kruger House Museum, Pretoria, GautengHome of the former President of the ZARPass By: Pretoria City Hall, Pretoria, GautengPretoria's City HallPass By: Pretoria Main Train Station, Pretoria, GautengDesigned by Sir Herbert Baker

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Voortrekker Monument

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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