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Pretoria is a city with a fantastic mix of culture, outdoor and foodie experiences. There are many things to do in Pretoria, and it is more than just jacaranda blossoms and the blue train. We've listed top fun things to do in and around Pretoria.

Pretoria City Sightseeing Tour

Discover Pretoria with a local guide and visit top attractions like the Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings and Church Square. Listen to the detailed commentary about Pretoria.

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Pretoria Historical Monuments Tour

Explore Pretoria's history by visiting several historical places, including the time-honoured buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks. Learn about the rich history of Pretoria.

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Rhino and Lion Park tour from Pretoria

Pay a visit to Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, situated in a World Heritage Site, The Cradle of Humankind. This park is home to many animals like white rhino, lion, wild dog, hippo buffalo, cheetah and crocodile.

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Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre Tour

On this tour, witness cheetah runs at the Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre, which lies in the foothills of Magaliesburg. Take a guided tour and get a chance to see cheetahs, wild dogs, brown hyenas and various birds.

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Soweto and Apartheid Museum

Discover the Soweto town and understand the culture, history of this place. Soweto is home to many famous persons like Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Miriam Makeba and many more. Also, visit the Apartheid museum and learn about the history of South Africa, especially the brutality of the old government where people we segregated according to their skin colour.

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Kruger Safari Tour

During your journey on an open-jeep safari, you are likely to spot elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and buffalos, the Big Five. Get to know about animal behaviour from your guide.

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Pilanesberg Game Reserve Tour

If you are lucky enough, you will surely spot Africa's Big Five on this safari tour of Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Learn about wildlife, animal behaviour from the experienced guide.

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Lesedi Cultural Village Tour

Visit Lesedi Cultural Village and understand the culture, local life and traditional food of the people staying in the towns. Experience the multi-cultural African village by watching dance, music etc.

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Train trip with 'Friends of the Rail'

Friends of the Rail offers a vintage steam train tour that is educational and entertaining too. The ride on this little beauty takes you to many destinations.

Address: 152 Miechaelson St, Hermanstad, Pretoria, 0082, South Africa.

Klitsgras Drumming Circle

Pounding drums with sensual, groovy moves have been a part of African culture. At the Klitsgras Drumming Circle, you can watch the show and be a part of it. Expert and novice drummers can drum together to their heart's content. Fire dancers sway to the beats and heat the atmosphere.

Address: Garsfontein Rd, Tierpoort, 0056, South Africa.

The Blue Train Journey

The Blue Train running from Cape Town to Pretoria and other destinations takes you back in days gone by. The old-world charm and stately service, attention to detail will leave you feeling like royalty. It is an incomparable and unforgettable experience. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

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Horse Riding

Ride on perfectly trained and groomed horses offers an experience of your life in Pretoria. Whether you want a daring, adrenaline-pumping ride or a gentle stroll through the beautiful countryside, you will get it.

Hang Gliding

If you were born for the sky, then gliding through the African sky is the thing for you. The gliding clubs provide professional equipment and guidance to understand the basics of hang gliding. After the training, you are free to soar through the sky!


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