The cosmopolitan city of Pretoria, also known as ‘Tshwane’, is situated in the province of Gauteng and functions as one of three capitals of South Africa. Pretoria has been dubbed ‘The Jacaranda City’, which is owed to the annual bloom of magnificent purple blossoms that adorn the Jacaranda trees which line the wide avenues of the city. This cosmopolitan city boasts several historic monuments, fine government buildings, and fascinating museums. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of interesting sites including: The Transvaal Museum, a natural history museum showcasing an ancient dinosaur fossil found at the nearby Cradle of Humankind; the Pretoria Botanical Gardens, offering visitors a glimpse of different biomes; and the Voortrekker Monument, a National Heritage Site. Don’t miss the nearby Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary as well as the beautiful Wonderboom and Groenkloof Nature Reserves.
Serving as the commercial and cultural centre of the Free State, as well as South Africa’s judicial capital, Bloemfontein is affectionately known among locals as the ‘City of Roses’. The name Bloemfontein translates to ‘Flower Fountain', so this is no surprise. This compact city is surrounded by sprawling suburbs and provides an excellent stopover for visitors en route to Cape Town from Johannesburg. This friendly, peaceful and clean environment lies at the heart of South Africa where the country’s main road, rail and air links meet. Visitors can soak up city views from the towering Naval Hill, explore numerous art galleries and museums, and stroll through the city’s beautiful botanical garden. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the nearby cheetah sanctuary for a once in a lifetime cheetah experience.
Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, situated between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is fortunate to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.