PRETORIA CITY TOUR: (Half day ± 5 hrs)
Hours allocated include travelling time
Pretoria is the Administrative Capital of South Africa.
It is popularly known as Jacaranda City due to thousands of Jacarandas planted in its streets. You will be professionally guided through the heritage sites of the City of Pretoria, receiving more knowledge about the history of South Africa.
You will be taken through the major sites of: The Voortrekker Monument, Kruger House Museum and the Union Building. Mandela statue is displayed at the Union building gardens in memory of the Statesman, late former President Mandela.
From late September until mid-November, Jacaranda’s bloom all over Pretoria and change the face of the city Purple.
Departure times: Daily, anytime between 09:30am and 12:00pm week days and, 9:00am and 12:30pm weekends and public holidays
Pick up points
Minimum: 1 Person
Union Buildings, is the official seat of the National government. At the beginning it housed the whole Public Service, Expansion and growth forced other Departments to go out. At present, it serves as administrative offices for the President, the Deputy President and part of foreign affairs.
For international visitors this iconic building is most memorable as the place where Nelson Mandela was inaugurated in 1994 as the first democratically elected president of South Africa, a moment which was screened live on television to millions of viewers across the world
It is an important South African heritage side. Visitors are free to explore the terraced gardens that look out over the city.The impressive building is surrounded by pretty terraced garden that offer panoramic views over the city.
Mandela’s statue at the Union building
The 9m (30ft), 4.5 tonne statue of Mandela was unveiled by President Jacob Zuma. Unlike many Mandela statues around the world which have the former African National Congress leader displaying a clenched fist, symbolising his campaign against the racial segregation era of Apartheid, the new statue has his arms outstretched, seeming to call viewers into his embrace.It was made by South African sculptors Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren. It stands overlooking Union Buildings' lawn.
Kruger House Museum