The town of Tshwane is home to the Union Buildings – residence of the Presidency and its Government and home to Parliament during the winter months.
Known as the city of Jacaranda for all the flowering purple trees that line its streets during certain times of the year, Pretoria, or Tshwane as it is also now known, is a charming and quiet colonial-style city with a long, often involved and always fascinating story that gave it its present elegant form. The town of Tshwane is home to the Union Buildings – residence of the presidency and its government and home to Parliament during the winter months. Pretoria is also a place of culture with a series of theatres, museums and monuments.
Visit the Paul Kruger House Museum, the Voortrekker Monument, stop at the Union Buildings and pass Church Square which was the site of the most famous political trial in South African history, the Trial of Rivonia's betrayal.
In brief the highlights:
- Union Buildings
- Paul Kruger House Museum
- Memorial Voortrekker
- Church Square