Pretoria, South Africa's administrative capital, is located in the northeast of the country in the Gauteng Province. Many of the streets are lined with Jacaranda trees, which have a beautiful mauve blossom in spring. These trees have earned the city the nickname Jacaranda City, while plans have been put in place to rename the city to Tshwane.
From the Pretoria Travel Guide
Staff were unhelpful, uninformed about the local area (could not answer basic questions), and seemingly high. Their advertised "airport shuttle" consisted in calling a friend on the phone to pick us up, and (attempting) to charge us twice the proper fare (we opted for a proper taxi in the end). ... more
Saturday 11 Febuary - another long drive to Pretoria. We had chosen Pretoria over Jo'burg for our last two nights in South Africa as it sounded a little friendlier and secure. Curiously, we encountered our second 'lost booking' at the hostel here, despite having already paid a deposit ...
Posted in Sharon and Andy's World Tour 2006 by andymoore
Driving to Pretoria
No photos for today – just drove to Pretoria for the marathon tomorrow. Frank drove us and we found our hotel called the Lodge Rhonda. It’s a very nice place only 800 meters from the race start. We walked to the school that the race starts at and got our numbers. We also got to see some ...
Posted in Drivers Touring Europe....and Beyond by ErinDriver