The Jacaranda City
Pretoria, the Administrative Capital of South Africa. A beautiful city draped with Jacaranda trees and a purple city when these Jacarandas are in bloom.
Your guide will take you on a tour of :
- Voortrekker Monument – A commemorative museum for the courage of this country’s pioneers during their ‘Great Trek’ into the unknown interior;
- City Hall and Transvaal museum (Entrance optional extra) – with statues of heroes of events leading up to the foundation days of Pretoria and the home of ‘Mrs Ples’, fossil scull of one of the first known hominids to roam the earth.
- Church Square – here church services were held in the early days and it is dominated by the statue of ‘Oom Paul’, Paul Kruger, founder of the Kruger National Park. This square is the site of impressive historical buildings and is now a venue for trade and recreation;
- The Union Buildings – Designed by the famed architect, Sir Herbert Baker, this is where the Presidential and Administrative Offices are with its beautiful gardens and the replica of the Delville Wood Monument in France. When standing in these gardens you have an elevated view over the valley of this friendly city.
|Time required||Ideally 4 hours; can be done in 3 hours;|
|Departure||09H00 / 12H00 (suggested times)|
|Included||Entrance fees to Voortrekker Monument. Services of a Tour guide, transport in a licensed, air-conditioned vehicle.|
|Excluded||Lunch, any items of a personal nature, tips, and or gratuities (optional)|
|Choice Tours’ Price||1 guest – R 2 100; 2 guests – R 1 250 pp (25% discount for groups of 4 or more)|