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The capital of South Africa and the administrative capital offers more than just office bocks and municipal buildings. Originally the Southern Transvaal Ndebele occupied the river valley from 1600 and Pretoria itself was founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius, a leader of the Voortrekkers, who named it after his father Andries Pretorius. Now there is contention about the name of this capital to Tshwane, which is already the name of the Metropolitan Municipality in which Pretoria, and a number of surrounding towns are located, but the name change was not yet been approved by the Minister of Arts and Culture.

Regardless of the name, this is an area rich in history and nature. Relax at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa or the Pretoria National Botanical Garden or the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary before braving the concrete jungle. The Central Business District is the traditional centre of government and commerce and the area has a population of about 1 million people. Important buildings in Pretoria include the Union Buildings, Voortrekker Monument, the main campus of the University of South Africa and the Pretoria transmission tower.

With places called The Performer in Pretoria, this is the place for awesome night life. Enjoy an evening of Dinner and Theatre the first sit down dinner theatre in Pretoria that caters for up to 350 people. Enjoy an evening of dinner and theatre that can be followed by a visit to one of the many nightclubs in Pretoria for a party to remember. Watch the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld to support rugby in Pretoria. Pretoria Station is a departure point for the Blue Train which travels around the country and will be ideal part of your travels.