The Best Pretoria tours with Mashalas Travel
Our tours will leave you with many unforgettable memories. Mashalas Travel tour guides are friendly and will go to great lengths to ensure that our clients are comfortable and satisfied with our service. We offer informative Pretoria tours in an exciting way. If you want to experience the best things to do in Pretoria, Mashalas Travel will guide you.
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Pretoria is known to many as the “Jacaranda City”, referring to countless purple jacaranda trees in its streets. Mashalas Travel offers affordable day tours. Church Square is our first stop. This is where the first church in Pretoria was built. Here you will also find a statue of Paul Kruger. He was elected as the president of South Africa in 1883 and governed until 1900. Anton van Wouw made the bronze sculpture in 1896. There are several buildings in and around Church Square. The headquarters of the South African High Court is situated at the Palace of Justice. The Capitol Theatre and Ou Raadsaal are two historical building that often attracts the attention of tourists.
On every list of things to do in Pretoria, you will see The Union Buildings. This structure was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and today the president’s office is in the building. Even today the Union Buildings are one of the most iconic features of the Jacaranda city. Afrikaans and English are represented by the east and west wings of the building. There is an impressive amphitheater that can seat an audience of 9000. It took 14 million bricks and more than 1000 workers to complete the 3-year project. People often visit the Union Buildings on a city sightseeing tour to walk around in the gardens too.
The Voortrekker Monument commemorates the people who took part in the Great Trek from 1835 to 1854. Pretoria got its name in 1855 when it was discovered by Boer leader, Andries Pretorius. The name has since been changed to Tshwane. It is a national heritage site and each year on 16 December at exactly 12:00, a sunray shines through a hole in the roof. The light falls on the Cenotaph with the words “Ons vir jou Suid-Afrika” and serves as a reminder of “The day of the vow”, now celebrated as “Day of Reconciliation”.
Preparing for the best Pretoria tours
It’s always a good time for a Pretoria day tour. If you want to see the Jacaranda trees in all their glory, plan your trip during spring. In South Africa spring starts on the 1st of September and continues until the 30th of November. Winters can get very cold, so don’t forget a warm jacket if you plan your trip anytime from June to August. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Bring your camera along to take photos of the historic landmarks. Also remember spending money if you would like to buy souvenirs.
Our Pretoria tour packages costs between R900 – R2450 per person. We will arrange to meet you at your hotel with water and snacks for the tour. Entrance fees to the attractions we visit on the trip, are included in the Pretoria tour price. You can book Johannesburg tours or Sun City Tours with Mashalas Travel too.
Book your day tour online today, we look forward to helping you discover the great attractions that the city of Pretoria has to offer.