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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.

Interactive map of Pretoria

Current time in Pretoria is now 01:27 AM (Thursday). 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

30°C / 87 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 13°C / 56 °F
Evening Temperature 23°C / 74 °F
Night Temperature 20°C / 67 °F
Chance of rainfall 2%
Air Humidity 31%
Air Pressure 876.2 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Friday, 16th of November 2018
Light rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Light rain Day: 31°C (89 °F)
Night: 17°C (63 °F)
Saturday, 17th of November 2018
Light rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.
Light rain Day: 29°C (84 °F)
Night: 16°C (61 °F)
Sunday, 18th of November 2018
Moderate rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 29°C (84 °F)
Night: 12°C (54 °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...

Aviary at Pretoria zoo

00:33 min ( November 14, 2009 by lavinialive)
Views: 165 - Rating: 0/5

Gorgeous covered bird enclosure, with sweeping views of the capital city, several levels (I estimate as tall as a 6 storey building) & loads of exotic and local birds. The red bird here is a jacana. T...


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

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.

15
Nov
2018

Markets On The Margins: Lessons For Development Strategy From Enterprise Development

Beginning: 12:30 pm (12:30).
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17
Nov
2018

Pretoria

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
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SPARK Mayville (Les Marais) Open Day

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
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19
Nov
2018

Project Monitoring And Evaluation

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
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Give Your Best Shot

Beginning: 07:00 pm (19:00).
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23
Nov
2018

Afrikaans Is Groot

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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24
Nov
2018

SPARK Theresa Park Open Day

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
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25
Nov
2018

James

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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29
Nov
2018

Annual Innovation And Development Lecture: Innovation In The Public Sector

Beginning: 12:30 pm (12:30).
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30
Nov
2018

Hastings Towers Charity Fight Night

Beginning: 07:00 pm (19:00).
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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

Quote of the moment

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.

G. K. Chesterton