Pretoria, ZA

A Historic City - in Politics and Beauty

Sawubona! Welcome to Pretoria, the capital of South Africa and a city known for its natural reserves, lively nightlife, and great local eats. From wildlife and nightclubs to historic landmarks, Pretoria has excursions and events that all of your attendees can enjoy.

For those looking to learn more about the history of Pretoria and the character of the city, taking a stroll through Freedom Park and Church Square are great places to begin. In Church Square you’ll find Die Raadsaal, the parliament buildings of the former Boer Republic. A truly incredible site to see is the stunning Union Buildings, crescent-shaped complexes built in 2010 to house the administrative offices of the Union of South Africa. Taking a tour of the political past and present of Pretoria is a unique experience unlike anywhere else.

For the wildlife enthusiasts, no trip to Pretoria is complete without a visit to the 1,000 year old fig tree you’ll find at the Magaliesberg Mountains. With fascinating creatures and unique black eagles, the nature reserve has something for everyone. As well, you’ll find long past signs of human life from the Stone Ages up to the Second World War. 

For animal lovers, a trip to the National Zoo (one of the top 8 animal sanctuaries in the world) is a must. With over 210 acres of land, a walk-through aviary, aquarium and reptile park, and the ability to explore the African Savannah with a large water hole, your attendees will leave with a lifetime of memories.

Last but not least, a trip to Pretoria isn’t complete without a visit to any of the delicious bakeries, eateries, and breweries all across the city. With Dutch and Germanic roots, the breweries and bakeries are known for their many tasty offerings. You won’t want to miss a visit to the Monument Amphitheatre to enjoy live local music and handcrafted drinks. 

Pretoria holds so much history, wildlife, and city life, it’s difficult to capture everything in just one blog— it’s truly a place that your attendees will want to explore for the entirety of their visit. 

Looking to host your next conference or event in Pretoria?

Chat with our local expert, Zoe!

Zoe Molapisi, Hallpax South Africa

Zoe Molapisi has 18 years’ experience in the South African tourism sector in a variety of roles, from organizing MICE programmes , hosting groups to advising sector partners.  Zoe’s innate talent for design, production and dramatic sensibilities led her to the MICE Industry.

Her achievements reflect the passion she brings to all she does. Zoe’s skills were honed in a range of marketing and communications environments, particularly in the ICT, FMCG & Pharmaceutical sectors. She was part of the initial core marketing team that established the Avon brand in South Africa and has built numerous brands in the Pharmaceutical Industry, positioning her as a highly effective marketing & communications strategist. 

Airport

  • O.R. Tambo International Airport 

Main Airlines Flying into Cape Town, ZA

  • KLM
  • Emirates 
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • British Airways
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Qatar

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