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Gauteng's two major cities are just 50km apart, but could hardly be more different. With its graceful government buildings, wide avenues of purple flowering jacarandas, and stolid Boer farming origins, PRETORIA – or TSHWANE as the metropolitan area has now been officially renamed – has always been a staid, sleepy city. Yet although South Africa's administrative capital was long regarded as a bastion of Afrikaner nationalism, home to the notorious supreme court and a massive prison, things are changing fast. Ever since democracy arrived, Pretoria has become increasingly …
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Top Hotels in Pretoria, South Africa

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Sheraton Pretoria Hotel

Looking for the royal treatment? This is the hotel to book into. One of the Queen of England's favorite places to stay, the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel is located in a quiet residential area ...

Top Things to Do in Pretoria, South Africa

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Voortrekker Monument

This massive granite building was built as a national shrine to commemorate the heroes of the epic Great Trek of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The four walls of the ...

Top Restaurants in Pretoria, South Africa

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Baobab Cafe & Grill

Baobab is a spacious cafe in the Menlyn mall. The decor is African and the staff is very warm and friendly. You can come here for lunch or dinner or simply stop for a steaming cup of coffee after ...