Pretoria – or Tswane, the name adopted by the Metropolitan Municipality that includes Pretoria and surrounding towns – is South-Africa's administrative capital. The city is known for its historic buildings, parks, botanical gardens and leafy suburbs, where streets are lined with rows and rows of purple-flowered Jakaranda trees (some 70,000 of them!). Pretoria is home to the world's largest correspondence university (UNISA) and is renowned as a centre of research and learning. If this sounds all too boring rest assured...there's plenty to see and do. If wildlife and nature is your thing, head off to the National Botanical Gardens (more than 5000 indigenous plant species) or the National Zoological Gardens (the largest in Africa). An aerial cable way takes visitors to the top of a hill from where the animals can be viewed. For sightseeing visit the impressive crescent-shaped Union Buildings, South Africa's bureaucratic headquarters, Church Square in the city centre and the State Theatre, where concerts are often staged on Sunday afternoons. This lush part of the Gauteng Province is about 50km north of Johannesburg, linked by highways passing sprawling suburbs where glitzy shopping centres, restaurants, clubs and pubs are abound. For scenic day drives from Pretoria, visit the Sterkfontein Caves (a World Heritage Site), the Magaliesberg Hills with its special woodlands beauty and the DeWildt Cheetah Research Centre, about 30km west of Pretoria.
Our backpackers guest book is full of compliments and gratitude for the cleanliness and comfort of the hostel and the helpfulness of the staff. We have a great choice of rooms available, an en-suite double or triple room with a huge bed, spacious ...
South Africa , Gauteng
Blue Chilli Backpackers Lodge offers accommodation in Hatfield, Pretoria. We are situated close to most embassies, banks, malls, shopping centers, night clubs and pubs, and the University of Pretoria.
We love this industry and are passionate to serve these wonderful people who come to explore our Great continent.
Fun and homey atmosphere, near Hatfield's pubs and restaurants. Baz Bus stop and a great stating point for tours and safaris in Southern Africa
We currently have 11 dorm beds. The 3 smaller rooms serving as singles. Then 8 "Love Shacks" of which 4 are available for those who might want that little bit more privacy. These are wooden huts that are outside. Ablution facilities are ...
South Africa , Gauteng