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Pretoria Destination Guide

Explore Pretoria in South Africa.

Pretoria in the region of Gauteng with it's 1,619,438 inhabitants is a place in South Africa and is the capital of this country.

Map of the area of Pretoria in South Africa

Current time in Pretoria is now 05:33 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Johannesburg" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Maseru, Gaborone, Mbabane, Manzini, Westford or Menlyn. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

16°C / 61 °F Very heavy rain
Morning Temperature 15°C / 60 °F
Evening Temperature 17°C / 62 °F
Night Temperature 15°C / 59 °F
Chance of rainfall 52%
Air Humidity 100%
Air Pressure 872.4 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 92% of sky
General Conditions Very heavy rain

Thursday, 23rd of February 2017
Heavy intensity rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.
Heavy intensity rain Day: 16°C (60 °F)
Night: 16°C (61 °F)
Friday, 24th of February 2017
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 20°C (69 °F)
Night: 16°C (60 °F)
Saturday, 25th of February 2017
Moderate rain, calm, few clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 23°C (74 °F)
Night: 17°C (63 °F)

Videos

Robbie Williams Live in Pretoria South ...

13:48 min ( October 10, 2010 by ShadowsProductionz)
Views: 453 - Rating: 5/5

17 Apr 2006 - Pretoria, South Africa: Loftus Stadium Here are clips of the show that I took with a small camera, sorry for the bad footage and screaming, but it's the idea that counts. *More than 61 0...

Jill Stirk Rap Jump 15 Sanlam Centre Pre...

01:31 min ( July 01, 2008 by rosepreston)
Views: 564 - Rating: 0/5

Jill Stirk Rap Jumping the Sanlam Centre in Pretoria for the 15th time with Spotted Chameleon Urban Discoveries and Pure Rush Industries


Zoo like? Off_road_clara's photos around...

02:01 min ( March 29, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW2)
Views: 548 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Off_road_clara's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about thes...

Live African Song & Dance at Pretoria Un...

03:19 min ( June 21, 2008 by diederpost)
Views: 429 - Rating: 0/5

Live African Song & Dance at Pretoria University (2). I know the video quality is bad, but the sound is good, and the performers are GREAT!!!


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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Pretoria during the next days.

22
Feb
2017

Wednesdays On Ice

Beginning: 06:30 pm (18:30).
More on eventful.com.

24
Feb
2017

Moonlight Movie Night

Beginning: 05:30 pm (17:30).
More on eventful.com.

LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY SERIES

Beginning: 08:00 pm (20:00).
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25
Feb
2017

NurtureLove Conference & Charity Event

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
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BassBlock Parties

Beginning: 04:00 pm (16:00).
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01
Mar
2017

0027736244753 Skin Lightening Pills IV Infusion & Skin Renewal Treatment Harare Botswana

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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Amazing Iceland

Beginning: 05:30 pm (17:30).
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02
Mar
2017

Tshwane Open

Beginning: 07:00 am (07:00).
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Connected People Launch

Beginning: 07:00 pm (19:00).
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04
Mar
2017

GinFest 2017

Beginning: 12:00 pm (12:00).
More on eventful.com.


Interesting facts about this location

Church Square, Pretoria

Church Square or Kerkplein, is the historic centre of the city of Pretoria, South Africa. Its most prominent feature is the statue of the Boer leader and president of the South African Republic Paul Kruger at its centre. Statues of four anonymous Boer citizen-soldiers surround that of Kruger's on a lower level of the plinth.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -25.74, 28.19 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Pretoria, Squares in South Africa, Visitor attractions in Pretoria

Kruger House, Pretoria

Kruger House is the historical Pretoria residence of the Boer leader and President of the South African Republic, Paul Kruger. It was built in 1884 by architect Tom Claridge and builder Charles Clark. Milk was used, instead of water, for mixing the cement from which the house was constructed, as the cement available was of poor quality. The house was also one of the first in Pretoria to be lit by electricity.

More reading: Kruger House, Pretoria homepage
Located at -25.74, 28.19 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Biographical museums in South Africa, Historic house museums in South Africa, Houses completed in 1884, Houses in South Africa, Museums in Pretoria

Melrose House

Melrose House is a stately mansion located in Pretoria, South Africa. Built in 1886 by the prosperous Pretoria businessman George Jesse Heys. it was named after the famous Melrose Abbey in Scotland. Melrose House gained fame during the Second Boer War (1899–1902) when Lord Roberts requisitioned it as the headquarters for the British forces after Pretoria was invaded in June 1900. For more than 18 months instructions for the British forces in the field were issued from here.

More reading: Melrose House homepage
Located at -25.74, 28.19 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Historic house museums in South Africa, Houses completed in 1886, Houses in South Africa, Museums in Pretoria

Union Buildings

The Union Buildings form the official seat of the South African government and also house the offices of the president of South Africa. The imposing buildings are located in Pretoria, atop Meintjieskop at the northern end of Arcadia, close to historic Church Square and the Voortrekker Monument. The large gardens of the Buildings are nestled between Government Avenue, Vermeulen Street East, Church Street, the R104 and Blackwood Street.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -25.74, 28.19 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Pretoria, Executive branch of the South African government, Government buildings completed in 1913, Government buildings in South Africa, Herbert Baker buildings, World Digital Library related

Voortrekker Monument

The Voortrekker Monument is located just south of Pretoria in South Africa. This massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854. On 8 July 2011 the Voortrekker Monument, designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk, was declared a National Heritage Site by the South African Heritage Resource Agency.

More reading: Voortrekker Monument homepage
Located at -25.74, 28.19 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures completed in 1949, Cenotaphs, Great Trek, History museums in South Africa, Monuments and memorials in South Africa, Museums in Pretoria, South African heritage sites

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