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Pretoria's surrounding areas offer a wealth of attractions for the independent traveller – there’s the Dinokeng tourism region, the Cradle of Humankind, the Hartbeespoort Dam and the Magaliesberg, as well as a number of small noteworthy attractions just outside the city limits. About 55 kilometers from Johannesburg, Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa and is worth visiting for its impressive lineup of historical buildings, monuments, and museums. Ablaze with the purple hues of jacarandas in the spring, Pretoria is also a city of beautiful parks and gardens. Highlights of a visit here include the Pretoria National Botanic Garden, the Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Park, the large zoo, and a clutch of peaceful nature reserves within the city limits with diverse wildlife and an abundance of birds.

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Overlook Johannesburg from 50 stories atop the Carlton Centre, hike in the nearby Johannesburg Botanical Gardens or more adventures KlipriverBerg Nature Reserve, shop till you drop in the Mall of Africa, or explore fascinating museums such as the James Hall Transport Museum or Apartheid Museum. Not to mention doing tours in Soweto to see Mr. Mandela and Mr. Desmond Tutu's houses or the highest court in South Africa inside the prison Mr. Mandela was once held in; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Johannesburg and begin your journey now!


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The Voortekker Monument Heritage Site

The Voortrekker Monument stands guard over Pretoria, the Jacaranda city, and serves as a reminder for the Great Trek (1835 to 1854) of around 20 000 Voortrekkers that served as a catalyst to the events that shaped much of South Africa. Containing three levels with exibits as well as stunning panoramic views of Pretoria, this is a must see attraction. However, do not miss the garden of rememberance, fort Schanskop, The Heritage Centre, Wall of remembrance, Replica Tanganyika Monument, and many more attractions on the same grounds.

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The Union Buildings

The Union Buildings, together with the Tuynhuys in Cape Town, forms the official seat of the South African Government. Situated atop Meintjieskop at the northern end of Pretoria in the suburb Arcadia, the Union Buildings give magnificent views of Pretoria. The theme of the buildings is heavily influenced by Greek design, and a number of statues on the building are directly from ancient Greek mythology. The Union Buildings feature a magnificent garden with the tallest statue in South Africa of former president, Mr. Nelson Mandela.

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Freedom Park

Sitting on Salvokop Hill with panoramic views, Freedom park traces the story of South Africa's liberation and honors those who played an important role. The site opened to the public in 2007 and encompasses a series of poignant memorials and an impressive museum with exhibits examining the nation's history from the dawn of humanity to the present day. The site overlooks the nearby Voortrekker Monument and other key landmarks of the city below. A highlight is the Wall of Names, inscribed with the names of all those who lost their lives in South Africa's major conflicts; an eternal flame; and the Gallery of Leaders, an inspirational look at role models on the road to freedom. Guided tours take about two hours and provide fascinating insight to the stories represented here as well as the symbolic features of the architecture.

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The Cradle of Humankind Heritage Site

The Cradle of Humankind is situated on 47 000-hectare of beautiful countryside, just outside Krugersdorp and is approximately 60 minutes’ drive from either Johannesburg or Pretoria. The site is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng. Heralded as the place from which all of humankind originated, the area has unearthed the best evidence of our ancestral history. Ongoing scientific study has resulted in new discoveries as late as 2013 with the finding of a new species, Homo Naledi. This discovery, unveiled on 10 September 2015, has caused a rethink in our ancestral history. Currently, the Maropeng Centre, Sterkfontein Caves, and Wonder Cave is open to the public.


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100 International Travel Tips

Advice for travel can be found all over the Internet, from friends and travel agencies, government websites, as well as airlines. The problem is not a shortage of information, but an overload of information. Wasting time sifting through numerous tips that in most cases have no relevance to you, often leaves you frustrated while at the same time possibly causing you to forget the actual advice you do need. This book has 129 tips and advice to help prevent lost or stolen luggage, keep you safe and save you money.

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50 Facts You should Know When Visiting South Africa

This book contains 69 important facts and tips that will help you save money, avoid common tourist scams, stay safe and maximize your South African adventure. The layout is straightforward and easy to read with only the important information for people that do not have the time to read larger books and want the most important advice for visiting South Africa.