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Parachuting and Paragliding in Pretoria

If you are not afraid of heights, you will most likely be interested in the opportunity to conquer the sky over Pretoria. You should visit one of the city clubs to do this. They specialize in gliding and skydiving. For example, this is Pretoria Skydiving Club or Flying Unlimited. The club staff will take you to Wonderboom Airport. They will conduct the briefing there. The air adventure will start after that.
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Diamond Mine

The Premier Mine is located near the city. Residents mine precious stones in it. The world's largest 3106-carat diamond was found here. It's called "Cullinan". You will have the opportunity to visit it on any day of the week, except Saturday. You will be able to see how the production and cutting of diamonds take place, as well as buy one of them during the tour.

Ride a Horse

If you want to ride a horse, you can go to the southern suburbs of Pretoria. Horse riding centers operate there. You will also be able to go to the eastern part of the city. Esperanza specialized school is located there. You will have the opportunity to be trained by an experienced trainer and go for a horse ride. You can also go horseback riding in the Rietvlei Park and in the Voortrekker Monument nature reserve. The Cape Riding Horse farm operates on its territory. Copyright
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Water Sports and Communication with Elephants

The Hartbeespoort reservoir is located 45 kilometers west of the city. If you come here, you can spend time in nature and go water skiing or sailing. If you want to see elephants, you should go to the reserve. It is located near the reservoir. African giants live there. You can choose an excursion program there. For example, you can go on a hot air balloon flight over the territory of the reserve. You can also get acquainted with the elephants by taking a ride on one of them.
Pretoria You can also communicate with friendly animals in the village of Waterberg. It is a 1-hour drive from Pretoria. You will have the opportunity to take care of the elephants and learn a lot about them from the guide's story. You can pet one of them from trunk to tail, ride it on horseback, swim in the company of a whole herd, and go for a walk on the Savannah. The elephant and its trainer will be close to you during your journey.
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Safari in the Kruger National Park

The Paul Kruger National Park is located in the North-Eastern part of Pretoria. It was founded in 1898. You can get here by train. It is powered by steam. You will be able to stay there for a few days and, accompanied by a guide, make a walking trip along the numerous tourist trails.
The tour starts with a Panoramic path. It passes near the Dragon Mountains. Then you will have the opportunity to see the Bourke Luck Potholes waterfall and make a stop near the Blyde River canyon. Dishes prepared over an open fire will wait for you in the evening. You will spend the night in a small hotel. It is located in the thickets of the National Park. You can take a Jeep Safari in the morning. You can admire lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos, and elephants at close range.
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Entertainment in Pretoria Zoo

The city zoo covers an area of 60 hectares. It is open to the public from 8:30 to 17:30 all year round. Animals and birds are kept there in conditions as close to natural as possible. They were brought to Pretoria from all over the world. You can pet a Pelican, admire a Flamingo, and communicate with other zookeepers at close range thanks to the lack of fences. You will also have the opportunity to travel by bus, play golf, and climb the mountain, sitting in the cab of the funicular. You will also be able to take part in feeding the seals. It is held 2 times a day - at 11 am and 3 pm.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Pretoria and surroundings

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Pretoria
♥   Castle 'Castle Kyalami' , 36.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Pretoria and around
♥   Art museum 'Van Wouw Museum' Pretoria, 5.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Edoardo Villa Museum' Pretoria, 5.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Notable celebrations and festivals in South Africa

Like people of most countries of the world, South Africans love all kinds of holidays and widely celebrate them. Both worldwide and national holidays of the state are celebrated here. Many South African holidays have roots going deep into antiquity. In the Republic, any celebration or festival is painted in the local color. At any time of the year, this country hosts celebrations timed to various holidays. The innate love for fun and well-developed fantasy make festivals and parties taking place in South Africa colorful and fiery. … Open
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