Heritage and Historical Pretoria
Pretoria was named after one of the "Voortrekker" leaders Andries Pretorius and is the administrative capital, South Africa. The many historic buildings, museums and monuments make this a historical ‘heimat’ of South Africa. It is also called the "Garden City" due to the abundance of Jacaranda trees flowering into a sea of purple. It is the capital city and steeped in the history of South Africa.
You will be picked up at any of the following spots for the start of the tour between 8 am and 9 am:
1. O.R.Tambo Airport, 2. Gautrain Centurion Station,
3. Your centrally located hotel, 4. Home pick up
Please request a quote (firstname.lastname@example.org) for home pick up, or if your hotel is not on our route. (Between the O.R.Tambo Airport and our destination.) Pick up point must be indicated on the booking form.
On entering Pretoria city center, we visit the historic Church Square with its beautiful buildings and the Kruger Statue. We visit the Melrose House, a three-storey stately Victorian mansion complete with turrets and Dutch gables erected in 1886, which played an important role during the Anglo-Boer Wars. The Voortrekker Monument follows to study the Pioneer history of South Africa and the history of the Afrikaner (Lunch en-route not included). We traverse to the Sammy Marks Museum for a guided tour through the Marks Mansion. Visitors hear the story of Sammy Marks and his family, their experience throughout the South African War and Marks’s achievements as businessman and entrepreneur. The Union Buildings concludes this rich South African heritage excursion.
National Park fees
Professional guide at specialist venues
Transport by private vehicle
Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees