Pretoria was founded in 1855 as the capital of the old Transvaal Republic and is now the Administrative Capital of South Africa. The Government's head quarters are here and most of the world's High Commissions and embassies can be found in this city, also known as the Jacaranda City. The famous Union Buildings can also be enjoyed for its tranquil gardens and the building itself is a masterpiece.
Below is one of our exciting City Tours that we offer. Please contact us directly to find out more, or to tailor make the tour to suit your own requirements.
1 day Pretoria City Tour
Travel overland in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle from Johannesburg to Pretoria for a City Tour.
Your first stop will be at the Voortrekker Monument – see details of this monument on this page.
Drive past Kgoshi Mampuru Prison – named after Kgoshikgolo Mampuru II who paid the ultimate price when, in a humiliating manner, he was stripped naked, and in full public glare, was executed by the then Republican Government at the then Pretoria Central Prison on Thursday, 22 November 1883. His mortal remains are yet to be located to this day.
His great-grandson and reigning King of the Bapedi, Kgoshikgolo Billy Mampuru III said that the events of the morning of Kgoshikgolo Mampuru II’s brutal demise 136 years ago opened a wound that is yet to be healed. “Unlike many people who were executed before and after him, whose mortal remains have been found, exhumed and reburied, it is still a mystery where Kgoshikgolo Mampuru II was buried,” he posited.
Visit Kruger House – Kruger House is the hstorical house of the Boer leader, and president of the Republic of South Africa, Paul Kruger. It was built in 1884 by architect Tom Claridge and builder Charles Clark.
Drive to Church Square for a walk around the square to see and hear about all the old buildings surrounding the square.
Drive to the Union Buildings for a photo stop with the Nelson Mandela’s statue.
- Proceed for lunch at “Harries Pancakes” with its delectable range of sweet and savoury pancakes.
- After lunch we will visit Melrose House - named after the famous Melrose Abbey in Scotland, Melrose House was built in 1886 by prosperous Pretoria businessman George Jesse Heys. Today, the mansion stands as a superb example of the transition between the Victorian and Edwardian architectural styles.
We will then return to your accommodation or destination in Johannesburg.
R2202-00 per person (minimum 2 people per tour)
The above price includes transfers, national tourist guide and all entrance fees.
It excludes all meals and refreshments. Water will be provided on the minibus.
- Terms and Conditions apply - see our separate "T&C" Tab on our Homepage.
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