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Pretoria City Tour

Union Buildings

Visit the picturesque capital of South Africa Pretoria in the City of Tshwane also known as the Jacaranda City for the beautiful blooming Jacarandas in spring which fill the city streets. Visit Church square in centre of Pretoria where the city was founded from with its first church. Visit the impressive Union Buildings designed by - Read more...

Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

In a quieter part of Pretoria is found the Austin Roberts bird Sanctuary opened in 1955. It is large park home to more than 100 bird species including the blue crane south Africa’s national bird and several common antelope. In this bird sanctuary is a quaint restaurant overlooking the bird sanctuary and small dam, where - Read more...

Fountains Valley

Fountains valley situated south of Pretoria central is Africa’s first nature reserve, proclaimed by President Paul Kruger in 1895. Fountains valley is the source of the Apies River that runs through the Pretoria zoological gardens and for many years after the establishment of the fountains valley reserve, the water was used exclusively for the Zoo. - Read more...

Pretoria Zoological Gardens

Pretoria’s National zoological Gardens run breeding programmes on nature reserve near Lichtenburg. It supplies both local and foreign zoological gardens. Birds such as flamingos, herons, swans and secretary birds are prolific and get shipped all over the world. Founded in 1899, it has become Africa’s largest zoological garden and among the world most renown. It - Read more...