Hotel Pretoria: Trade in the Jacaranda City
Pretoria, or Tshwane as it is also known, is the administrative capital of South Africa. The city has been dubbed the “**Jacaranda City**” for the thousands of flowering trees lining the avenues. A major economic centre, Pretoria's main industries are iron, steel, automobile and railway car manufacturing. The city is also well known for its government buildings and universities, as well as being a shopping mecca with several world-class malls and shops conveniently close to your hotel in Pretoria.
What is there for me to do outside working hours in Pretoria?
Explore the monumental buildings as well as Pretoria's many museums, ranging from art to history and culture. The city has a range of excellent restaurants and cafes, offering all types of cuisine and perfectly located for a relaxing business lunch, with Kream Brooklyn coming highly recommended. The city is home to several attractive parks and nature reserves, which are ideal for spending time in the fresh air. Should your hotel not offer a swimming pool, the city offers health and fitness centres where guests can enjoy the facilities.
What business options are available in Pretoria?
The Pretoria Central Business District (CBD) offers a range of conference centres and business units to suit all types of meetings and events, with all the necessary modern technology. When outside of the hotel, various Internet cafes in the city offer access to the web, telephone and fax services. The city is served by the OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), located 56 km from the centre of Pretoria. For domestic flights within South Africa, the Lanseria International Airport is located 66 km from the city centre. Car rental and bus services are available at both airports.
Which interesting locations can I visit from my hotel in Pretoria?
From your hotel in Pretoria, you can take a tour of the city's government buildings, including the semicircular Union Building, home to the president’s offices. Visit the huge Voortrekker Monument, a testimony to the Afrikaans settlers who made the trek from the Cape Colony to the city in the 19th century. The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa are located in the city and comprises the largest zoo in South Africa. The zoo hosts the largest inland marine aquarium in South Africa and a reptile park as well as many mammals from all over the world.