Pretoria – The Jacaranda City
Each October the city of Pretoria begins to transform into a haze of lilac and purple as the trees that afforded it the nickname of 'Jacaranda City' come into bloom. Pretoria is only fifty kilometers away from Johannesburg, and yet it boasts a completely different atmosphere. This city takes a more laid back approach, typically from the students who attend the Pretoria University and flood the streets with art and entertainment.
Pretoria is a cosmopolitan city. A well known attraction is the Union Building, whilst other attractions such as the South African Cultural History Museum and the Voortrekker Monument help to highlight the past struggles and the present diversity of the city. Further attractions that are worth the visit include the Tina Skukan Art Gallery and the Premier Diamond Mine. Pretoria is an exciting destination to explore in South Africa and has everything from historical buildings and monuments to breathtaking gardens and exciting activities waiting to be discovered.