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Pretoria

The home of the famous Union Building, an iconic South African landmark, where in 1994, Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president. To get a nice top view of the South African capital, you need to be at The Union Building.

Also known as Tshwane, Pretoria functions as one of the three capitals of South Africa, its serves as the executive branch of the three.  It’s a lovely, quiet city with a beauty of its own, and the slow pace of life is regarded as a bonus by its residents.

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Pretoria has a long, involved and fascinating history. Here you will find significant old buildings and fascinating museums. The Transvaal Museum has natural history displays and is the home of Mrs Ples, the australopithecine fossil found at Sterkfontein in the Cradle of Humankind. Practically mandatory when visiting the city are the Pretoria Botanical Gardens, the Zoo, the Union Buildings and various museums and galleries that include Melrose House, the Pioneer Museum, Sammy Marks Museum, and the Voortrekker Monument. The city also has outdoor activities such as the Wonderboom and Groenkloof Nature Reserves, the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, and a steam train ride.

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