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Pretoria Sights and Landmarks Guide, South Africa

Pretoria is known for famous sceneries and tourist destinations, thus your stay in this city will not be boring. There are plenty of places to discover and pick up some adventure.

Firstly, The Union Buildings is the location of the South African government. To know more about Pretoria, this is the right place to be. The Zoo is just close to the heart of the city. Many different animals are seen here like the most endangered species and wild animals that you cannot see in other zoos and at the same time, you can enjoy the forest-like zoo.

The Wonderboom known as “ Wonder tree” is a one of kind tree that attracts the visitors. Climb to the top to enjoy the amazing view of the whole city. The Tswaing Crater which was formed by an asteroid is just like the famous meteor crater in Arizona. This crater derives from Setswana, a local dialect that means Soutpan in Afrikaans. This name means Salt Pan based on the salty water in the center of the crater. The Tswaing cater is covered with homegrown tress that attracts a group of birds.

The Groenkloof Nature Reserve is known t be the second oldest nature reserve in the world. To reach Groenkloof it is better to walk, ride a mountain bike or by driving (4x4) vehicles. Different kinds of animals will be seen here like giraffe, antelope, tigers and many other animals. The Hartbeesport Dam offers tourists hot air balloon rides over the Savanna, cable cars to enjoy watching the whole view of Hartbeesport, a golf course and water sports for the sport fanatics.

For visitors who like to go shopping, Pretoria has the largest shopping centers. Menlyn Park in the East is the largest shopping center and has a first of its kind shopping center located on the roof of the parking lot. Menlyn has a roof top drive-in theater. Brooklyn Mall is located at the center of Pretoria’s Eastern suburbs. These malls contain more than 170 stores with wide space and well-designed malls. Brooklyn Mall offers a wide variety of different stores and a restaurant and cafes.

Centurion Mall is located on the Southern side of Pretoria that offers a wide range of stores and different kind of restaurants that serve great and appetizing foods. This place is ideal for family, friends, business breakfast, lunch and dinner that are at very affordable prices. This mall is known for its comfortable place and good service.

Enjoy all these and more when you visit Pretoria. It is a wonderful city rich in nature’s bounty and wildlife that you will surely enjoy.

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