With the lilac splendour of jacarandas as its trademark, Pretoria has grown into a metropolitan structure encapsulating a rainbow nation.
It's here where colourful people from all around gather... where busting trade and scintillating nightlife is offset by the tranquillity of nature's reserves.
It's Africa with a touch Europe and a pinch of oriental spice. Hooting taxi's, cars old and new, buses and trains drive past hawkers selling an array of fresh fruit from surrounding farms.
And high up on Meintjeskop, sir Herbert Baker's famous architectural wonder views it all the stately Union Buildings housing Government offices.
Over the years, Pretoria lured many an investor. And along with the industrial growth, people from all over settled in and around Pretoria.
Peri-urban areas such as Mamelodi, Atteridgeville and Soshanguve sprung up and grew to feed this ever expanding metropole.
Stretching out from Pretoria's pulsating rhythm, is an area incorporating the community of the beautiful Hartbeespoort dam, the bushveld game farms surrounding Warmbaths, the rustic town of Brits and the rural, yet modern Bronkhorstspruit.
The climate is as warm and pleasing as the people. The scenery as colourful as its history.
It's a fascinating fusion of ancient and modern, indigenous and cosmopolitan.
Where to Stay
Accommodation in Greater Tswane-Pretoria Area are found in the cities of:
* Pretoria with suburbs such as Arcadia, Brooklyn, Garsfontein, Hatfield, Lynnwood and Silver Lakes.
* Centurion with suburbs such as Centurion Central, Clubview, Eldoraigne and Irene.