As a visitor to Tshwane – one of the oldest cities in South Africa,
with a rich heritage and immense cultural diversity - you are welcome
to join the thousands who visit the city each year to experience its
many landmarks, heritage sites, and other places of important
historical, cultural and spiritual significance.
manages a number of recreational and sports facilities that offer
residents and visitors alike a large variety of opportunities for
leisure and relaxation.
In keeping with our focus on inspiring
the world, influencing Africa and leading South Africa, Tshwane is
replete with many fine heritage sites, museums and art galleries. These
include the Union Buildings and its spectacular gardens, as well as the
Diamond Hill Battlefield, Voortrekker Monument and Freedom Park. Other
must-sees include the Pretoria Botanical Gardens, the Zoo, and museums
such as Melrose House, the Pioneer Museum, and Sammy Marks museum and
art galleries such the Tugwell art gallery in Brooklyn or the
Association of Arts in Nieuw Muckleneuk. There are various art museums
to see such as the Pretoria Art Museum in Schoeman street or the Van
Wouw Art Museum in the Old Arts Building in the University of Pretoria.
celebrating our cultural diversity, visitors can also range outdoors –
Tshwane's parks and other outdoor facilities offer the perfect respite
from the hustle-and-bustle of business of the central business
district (CBD) and urban districts. The City is particularly proud of
its natural heritage and is world renowned for its many trees.
Affectionately known as the Jacaranda City, Tshwane is home to the
Pretoria National Zoological Gardens - the largest zoo in the country –
while our botanical gardens are spread over 76 hectares. Outdoor
activities include bird watching, nature reserves, golf, adventure
sport - and so much more.
Of course, the City not only caters
for the casual tourist; business visitors have access to superb
conference and hospitality facilities at our leading hotels and
Tshwane is also home to many national
embassies and High Commissions, and provides world-class services to
members of the diplomatic community. We also host many government and
business delegates from around the world throughout the year.
ranges from lavish five-star hotels, first-world conference centres,
to warm and comfortable bed and breakfasts (B&Bs).
addition, the City of Tshwane offers residents, local and foreign
visitors a wonderful selection of fine dining restaurants and eateries
that cater for all tastes and appetites. We are renowned for our
top-rated restaurants that offer a selection of menus that cater to all
palates – and budgets.