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Capital City Pretoria

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Located in South Africa :: Gauteng :: Pretoria
Category: Places :: Capital City

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Pretoria is the administrative capital city of South Africa, often referred to as the Jacaranda city because of many Jacaranda trees planted in streets and parks. Situated on the Northern part of Gauteng, within the greater metropolitan area of Tswane. The town was named after the Pretorius family who lived there in the 1850s and today falls under the Tswane Metropolitan Municipality. Various major attractions found in the city includes the Union building, Kruger house museum, Voortrekker-monument, Wonderboom nature reserve & the National Zoological gardens to mention just a few. (Updated Dec-12).

Contact [ correction ]
Address : Tshwane Tourism Information Centre, Gauteng, South Africa
Contact : Tshwane Tourism Information Centre
Tel : +27(0)12 358 1430
Fax : +27(0)12 358 1485
Cellphone Reception : Good Main Cellular Network : MTN. Vodacom & CellC

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station : Yes   Police Telephone : +27(0)12 393 1000
Hospital : Yes   Hospital Telephone : +27(0)12 440 0600
Doctor : Yes   Doctor Telephone : +27(0)12 335 2157
Embassy : Yes   Embassy Telephone : +27(0)12 481 9100
Tourist Information : Yes   Tourist Information Telephone : +27(0)12 358 1430
Petrol : Yes   Petrol Type : All.   Petrol Price Index : R14.16 (2014)
Diesel : Yes   Diesel Type : All.   Diesel Price Index : R13.35 (2014)
Towing Service : Yes   Towing Service Telephone: +27(0)12 377 3351
Facilities : Gas Refill, Shopping Mall, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airport, Airstrip, Car Rental, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair

Facilities [ correction ]
Other Facilities : Commercial Offices. Fast Food. Wholesale Services. Government Services.

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, Quad Bikes, 4WD Trails, Picnics, Wine Tasting, Cellar Tours, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Diving, Bird Watching
Notes on Activities: (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Hospital no. for Muelmed Medi Clinic. There are 130 embassies or high commissions in Pretoria. The airport is the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Railway station. Doctor no. for Dr Serus. Steve Biko Public Hospital: +27(0)12 354 1000. Taxi/Shuttle Services.

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