Tshwane is the greater metropole in whicc the city of Pretoria is located, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. An attractive city bursting with Jacaranda trees, Pretoria
is the administrative capital of South Africa
Tshwane is the greater metropole in whicc the city of Pretoria is located, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. An attractive city bursting with Jacaranda trees which produce bright purple flowers in season, Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa.
Tshwane’s charm lies in its harmonious blend of African roots and European traditions. Pretoria is a progressive city where history meets 21st Century style and development; where vibrant township scenes compliment modern shopping centres.
It is a cultural city with a variety of museums, monuments and historical buildings that offer the visitor a glimpse of the city's colourful history. Art centres and craft markets add a contemporary dimension to the city's rich history. Make sure your Gauteng travel plans include a visit to Pretoria.
Tshwane / Pretoria Highlights
Birds and Animals: The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (commonly known as Pretoria Zoo) is one of the most popular destinations for families in Tshwane, with 209 mammal species, 202 bird species, 190 fish species, 4 invertebrate species, 93 reptile species, and 7 amphibian species!
Culture: There's something for everyone when it comes to culture in Tshwane. Visit the Pretoria Art Museum, Church Square, or the Nau Nau Buddhist Centre. There's even a Church of Scientology.
Galleries, Museums & Monuments: Visit the Transvaal Museum at the City Hall and the Voortrekker Monument to learn more about South Africa's fascinating history. The Pretoria Art Museum houses local and international works of art. The Sammy Marks Museum, 25km from the city, is an impressive Victorian mansion well worth a nostalgic turn.
Getting around: The hop-on hop-off bus is a convenient method of transport for tourists who want to see and experience the main attractions in Tshwane.
Government: The stately Union Buildings - designed by Sir Herbert Baker - are famous for their well-kept, abundant gardens.
Public Parks & Gardens: Tshwane has many green open spaces for the public to enjoy strolls and picnics. There's Freedom Park, the National Botanical Gardens, the Magnolia Dell and parks in Arcadia and Hatfield and the Atterdigeville Moroe Park and Ga-Mothakga Park.
Township life: A tour of the local townships with a reputable tour guide is a wonderful opportunity to meet more South Africans out of the city centre, and to learn about they live out modern lives bringing in the traditions of the past.
Our Portfolio of Tshwane Accommodation
Portfolio Collection has a fine selection of B&Bs, guest houses, villas and lodges in Pretoria Central, Pretoria East, Pretoria North, and Pretoria South / Centurion.
Each of our Tshwane accommodation establishments has been handpicked, visited and assessed by a trained Portfolio assessor to ensure that you get what you expect.