Pop Over to Pretoria on Private Tour and See the Precious Playful City
Pop over to Pretoria on private tour and see the precious, playful city. Know as South Africa’s administrative centre with some gracious, restored and loved old houses, wide streets and large leafy suburbs.
More Afrikaner than Jo’burg with less cosmopolitan bars and restaurants the sedate Pretoria was once at the very soul of the apartheid regime, and its very name a symbol of oppression is now relaxed and open with equality and restfulness.
The streets with their beautiful purple hue of jacarandas in October and November are a sight to see as is the many historical and cultural landmarks around the city on a guided private tour. Some of the most famous and visited sightseeing private tours in Pretoria are the Freedom Park, Church Square and Voortrekker Monument.
Top 10 Things to Do in Pretoria
Some of the Most Famous and Visited Sightseeing Private Tours in Pretoria Are the Freedom Park, Church Square and Voortrekker Monument
On your private sightseeing tour to the famous Freedom Park in Pretoria take some time to reflect on the past and get inspiration and hope for the future of this city.
Their attempt to encapsulate the very soul of South Africa into a people's park was at first thought to be a little ambitious, and a dream thought up by Nelson Mandela, but worth it as you will see on a Pretoria guided private tour.
The symbolic sites around the park are visually stunning, and the guides are very jolly and informative.
Travel Tips for Pretoria
The cooler months in Spring which are August and September or in Autumn months March and April are recommended. These months are ideal for sightseeing tours or guided tours. This region can get extremely hot during the Summer months of December all the way to March and therefore it can be a bit uncomfortable travelling on tours but if the heat is what you like then this is your ideal time. The Winters are very cold in Pretoria.
Probably the most expensive thing about South Africa is getting there because when you are there, it is relatively inexpensive. The biggest expense is likely to be accommodation, but if you are not too fussy you can get a night in a b&b, with an evening meal, that is basic but clean for around $50 - $70. The price of private tours or sightseeing tours will vary depending on the time of the year you are there but also they may vary between operators too.
There is nowhere in the world that is free of crime, so when in South Africa be careful of your belongings. Only carry enough money to do you for the day and keep it somewhere safe on your person and be always aware of your surroundings. Never walk alone at night in unpopulated dark areas. Tipping in restaurants and bars is between 10-15 percent but never feel obliged to leave a tip if the service was not any good.
The climate in Pretoria is mainly continental which is hot wet summers (December, January and March) and dry, mild winters (June, July and August) There is a high possibility that the infrequent rain in the summer will form the odd severe thunderstorms. Also do not be surprised if the winter temperatures at night drop to below freezing. March is the wettest month and January is the hottest month of the year.