On a hot summer day in Pretoria the best place to be is in the shade.
The Pretoria Art Museum occupies an entire city block in the eastern suburb of Arcadia. The current museum building dates back to 1962, although the museum art collection was founded in 1932 when a Lady Michaelis donated a large collection of artworks to the Pretoria city council after the death of her husband. The collection … Continue reading Pretoria Art Museum
The Union Buildings, a national heritage site, house the offices of the President of South Africa and act as the seat of the South African Government. They also provide a spectacular backdrop to presidential inaugurations and other special events and public gatherings of national significance. It is also where thousands of people came to pay … Continue reading Nelson Mandela At The Union Buildings
Like a castle on a hill, the Union Buildings tower over the Pretoria city centre. The buildings are situated near the top of Meintjieskop and from this vantage point a visitor has uninterrupted views of Pretoria’s tall skyscrapers and the surrounding jacaranda-lined suburbs. Also clearly visible on some of the opposite hills cradling the city … Continue reading The Union Buildings
South Africa South Africa Attractions and Destinations / South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. South Africa is a heady mix of third and first world cultures - along with the best … Continue reading South Africa