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Pretoria is the capital and the fifth largest city in South Africa situated some 20 km north of Centurion. According to the latest census, the population of Pretoria is about 1,619,500 people, making it the fifth largest city in South Africa. People mostly visit it to see its monuments and memorials and theatres.

The nearest airport Wonderboom (IATA: PRY) is about 20 km away.

Tourist attractions in it

1. Statue of Nelson Mandela, Union Buildings
The Nelson Mandela statue on the Union Buildings grounds, Pretoria, Gauteng, of former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, stands 9 metres tall. The statue was unveiled on the Day of Reconciliation (16 December) 2013, bringing the official mourning period of ten days to a close, after Mandela died on 5 December.

2. South African State Theatre
The State Theatre in Pretoria, South Africa is the largest theatre complex in Africa. It was known until 1999 as the Pretoria State Theatre.

3. Pretoria Zoo
The National Zoological Garden of South Africa (Afrikaans: Nasionale Dieretuin van Suid-Afrika; also informally known as The Pretoria Zoo) is an 80-hectare (200-acre) zoo located in Pretoria, South Africa. It is the national zoo of South Africa, and was founded by J. W. B. Gunning in 1899. Pretoria Zoo is one of the eight largest zoos in the world and one of the most highly rated.

4. Freedom Park (South Africa)
Freedom Park is a park situated on Salvokop in Pretoria. It includes a memorial with a list of the names of those killed in the South African Wars, World War I, World War II as well as during the apartheid era.

5. 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.

6. Pretoria City Hall
Pretoria City Hall is a large building in Pretoria city centre, South Africa, which was built in 1931 and inaugurated in 1935 in order to celebrate the city-status of Pretoria obtained in 1931. It is located on the Paul Kruger Street south of Church Square and across the street from the Transvaal Museum.

7. Church Square, Pretoria
Church Square (Afrikaans: Kerkplein), originally Market Square (Dutch: Marktplein), is the square at the historic centre of the city of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. The founder of Pretoria, Marthinus Pretorius, determined that the square be used as a market place and church yard. It was subsequently named for the church buildings that stood at the centre of the square from 1856 to 1905. The square's most prominent feature, since June 1954, is the statue of the late Boer leader and president…

8. Melrose House
Melrose House is a stately mansion and museum located opposite Burgers Park in Pretoria, South Africa.

If you have already seen Pretoria, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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Pretoria National Botanical Garden

The Pretoria National Botanical Garden is one of South Africa's nine

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Statue of Nelson Mandela, Union Buildings

The Nelson Mandela statue on the Union Buildings grounds, Pretoria,

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South African State Theatre

The State Theatre in Pretoria, South Africa is the largest theatre

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Pretoria Zoo

The National Zoological Garden of South Africa (Afrikaans: Nasionale

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Pretoria Art Museum

The Pretoria Art Museum is an art gallery located in Arcadia, Pretoria

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Freedom Park (South Africa)

Freedom Park is a park situated on Salvokop in Pretoria. It includes a

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Transvaal Museum

The Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, formerly Transvaal

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Burgers Park

Burgers Park is a park located in the center of Pretoria, South

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Kruger House, Pretoria

Kruger House' is the historical Pretoria residence of the Boer leader

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Pretoria City Hall

Pretoria City Hall is a large building in Pretoria city centre, South

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Church Square, Pretoria

Church Square (Afrikaans: Kerkplein), originally Market Square (Dutch:

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Melrose House

Melrose House is a stately mansion and museum located opposite Burgers

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Statue of Paul Kruger, Church Square

The Statue of Paul Kruger (Afrikaans: Krugerstandbeeld) is a bronze

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Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History

The Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History is a museum that

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Southern Sun Pretoria

starting $119

Akanani Apartments

starting $66

Fortis Hotel Capital

starting $80

Morningstar Express Hotel

starting $46

Sierra Burgers Park Hotel

starting $57

Manhattan Hotel

starting $64

Arcadia Hotel

starting $54

Holiday Inn Express Pretoria Sunnypark

starting $73

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