Holidays to Pretoria

South Africa's administrative capital, conservative Pretoria is defined by pretty avenues, lined by distinctive purple jacarandas, and elegant government buildings. Set only 50km north of its sister city Johannesburg, Pretoria is much less of an urban sprawl; expect sophisticated architecture adorning striking museums and administrative buildings. One of the best places to start exploring is Church Street; the city's central hub.

Pretoria Highlights

  • The impressive Union Buildings; South Africa's majestic seat of office
  • Pretty avenues, lined by distinctive purple jacarandas
  • A number of green spaces to escape the city bustle
  • Elegant architecture and a number of museums to explore
Pretoria Train station The jacaranda lined avenues found on holidays to Pretoria

The Union Buildings are on most people's sightseeing list: an impressive sight, South Africa's majestic seat of office is a sprawling complex with green lawns and imposing stature. Art buffs will enjoy time spent in the Pretoria Art Museum, while the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens and Freedom Park both provide a pleasant escape from city life. With holidays to Pretoria the hotels encountered in the city are similar in nature to those found in Johannesburg: often large and luxurious with excellent facilities and service - ideal for stop-overs or a comfortable base from which to explore.

Selected Pretoria Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Pretoria

Luxury Cape Town and Livingstone Train Journey

Days
14
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,370 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa, Zambia
Locations
Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Pretoria

Rovos Rail Pretoria to Zimbabwe Luxury Train Journey

Days
5
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $2,570 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa, Zimbabwe
Locations
Pretoria

Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria

Days
4
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $2,500 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Pretoria

Luxury Cape Town to Victoria Falls on Rovos Rail

Days
8
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,070 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa, Zimbabwe
Locations
Pretoria

Pretoria Accommmodation

  • Rovos Rail Client Score: 5

    Offering an incredible luxury rail service, climb aboard Rovos Rail for world class travel, a unique way to view South Africa and exclusive accommodation.

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  • Holding pleasant city views the 131 Herbert Baker Boutique Hotel is close to Pretoria's CBD, affording guests easy access to a wide variety of shops and restaurants.

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  • The Blue Train Client Score: 4.5

    A luxurious and unique way to see South Africa, the Blue Train offers an exclusive rail journey in colonial class.

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