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KKnown as the “Jacaranda City”, for all the purple blossom-bedecked trees, Pretoria is a lovely, quiet city. It has a long, involved and fascinating history. Here you will find significant old buildings and fascinating museums. Pretoria functions as one of three capitals of South Africa with a population that exceeds a million people. The city centre is laid out in typical city fashion on a grid with wide roads, making getting around fairly simple.
Located about 50km north of Johannesburg and surrounded by the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains, the city of Pretoria is South Africa’s administrative capital and home to government departments, ministries, foreign embassies and diplomatic missions.
Pretoria's architectural highlights include the Union Buildings; National Heritage Site, the Voortrekker Monument; Mahlamba Ndlopfu – the President's residence in Pretoria; the South African Reserve Bank; Loftus Versfeld sports stadium; and the South African State Theatre. If you are a history buff, Pretoria welcomes you with open arms.