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Articles: Pretoria Tours

Pretoria tours will let you discover a whole new world

Pretoria, the capital of South Africa, is situated approximately 50 kilometres from Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. In spite of its close proximity, visiting this lovely city feels like you are entering into an entirely different world. An abundance of Jacaranda trees line the city streets, turning the city into a fairytale filled with purple blossoms during spring time, giving the city its nickname –the Jacaranda City. Explore this city with its rich history on one of the available Pretoria tours and be prepared to fall in love with the beautiful city, its friendly atmosphere and its forthcoming inhabitants.

The city is arguably the sunniest capital in the world, receiving over 3300 hours of sunshine a year. This translates to over 9 hours of sunlight per day on average! Perhaps it is all this sunshine that causes everybody to be so friendly and gives the city is relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Pretoria tours will take you on a journey through the interesting and eventful history of this city and will show off its rich selection of monuments and diverse and beautiful architecture.

Two of the buildings that are a definite must-see, would be the Union Building and the Voortrekker Monument . The Union Building was built from light sandstone in 1913, and is 275 m long and has a halve-round shape with two wings at the sides, and a breathtaking garden in front of it. The Voortrekker Monument was inaugurated on 16 December 1949 in honour of the Voortrekkers who embarked on the Great Trek in 1836. Only once a year, at exactly 12 o'clock on the 16th of December, the sun shines through the dome of the monument onto the middle of the cenotaph and the words "Ons vir jou, Suid-Afrika" (We for Thee, South Africa).

37 West Adventures is a recognized market leader in Pretoria tours and sightseeing adventures. We invite all travellers to share in the majestic allure that is Pretoria. We specialize in day tours, dinner transfers, custom night entertainment transfers, and airport transfers. Click here to join us on this journey of discovery!

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