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City break in Pretoria. Active leisure ideas for Pretoria - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Union Building Pretoria is noted for the great number of natural sights, which attract lovers of ecological tourism from the whole world. In 1946 National botanical garden was found in the city; today its square is 76 hectares. Except of thousands of exotic plants from different parts of country, more than two hundreds of birds' types and several types of mammals and reptiles live there. Walking along the garden will give a lot of impressions and allow making an acquaintance with almost all the ecosystems of the country.
1. In spite of the fact that at the present time economic situation is stable in the country in comparison with the nearest past, the inflation level is quite high anyway. Travelers have to … Open
Visit of The Pretoria Zoo will be captivate adventure for the whole family. It was found at the end of 19 century, a great number of animals live in spacious open-air cages. Except of African zone, there is the Australian one in this zoo, also there is excellent aquarium and terrarium on its territory.
People who like walking along the picturesque places will like Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary. It was named after the great ornithologist; more than one hundred of birds’ types live in this quite small nursery. It is noted fact that they live in the natural conditions. Travelers who will lucky to visit Pretoria in spring need to visit Magnolia Dell gardens. Copyright
Except of hundreds of magnolia trees, which are charming during the spring flowering, there are several beautiful lakes in the garden, Here it will be possible to have a rest and enjoy the natural magnificence if the weather is too hot. Pretoria isn’t lacking in usual amusing establishments, there are a lot of restaurants, bars and shops in the city. A number of bars receive clients until the late night, often there are noisy parties.
Voortrekker Monument Usually travelers prefer to go shopping to the local markets, where the wide assortment of souvenirs and national dishes is available. There are also the elite boutiques for the exacting fashionable people, several big plazas are located near the city’s center. Lovers of sport will be interested in visiting of the Loftus Versfeld stadium, which was built special for the World Football Championship in 2010, today the most important sportive events have a place there.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Pretoria and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Pretoria
♥   National Park 'Groenkloof National Park' , 7.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Marakele National Park' , 156.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Vredefort Dome' , 160.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Amusement parks near Pretoria
♥   Amusement park 'Monte Casino Entertainment Complex' Johannesburg, 41.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Emperors Palace' Johannesburg, 48.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Gold Reef City' Johannesburg, 62.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Pretoria from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Tau Tona Mine

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Tourists may only visit the upper parts of the mine. The descent to the lower levels without special equipment is life-threatening. The shafts of the Goldmine reach the depth of 5 000 meters. From the African dialect, Tau Tona is translated as 'the Great Lion'. A very unusual cooling system was developed for the exploitation of the mine. … Read further

Attractions and entertainment in South Africa

South African beaches are typically windy, which makes them ideal for kitesurfing - a great experience for tourists of any age. The 45-kilometer-long Otter Trail is waiting for true hikers. The whole journey takes about 5 days, but spectacular views of the forest and the coast are worth it. On the way, you can meet wild monkeys. Huts for rest are installed along the way, as sleeping in tents is not allowed - this is quite dangerous. The resort town of Knysna is waiting for snorkelers - the lagoon's warm water is teeming with tiny seahorses, swimming among which will be a pleasant adventure. Bafiansklöf invites motorcyclists because one of the world's best motorbike routes runs from here - about 160 kilometers of steppes and rivers, several days' journey. … Open
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Guide to your best city break in Pretoria - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Pretoria - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Pretoria?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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