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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2015
menu quotes  (3 Answers)

Im Thabang 012 436 6351, from Safcol-KLF and I need restaurants that can offer all SA's eleven traditional dishes on heritage day in our offices in Pretoria, Nelspruit, and Limpopo. Who do I call?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2015
tourism as a significance  (2 Answers)

can you mention the significance of the Voortrekker Monument as a tourism destination?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 21, 2014
Transport from Centurion station to Clubview  (1 Answer)

My son is traveling from JHB to Centurion on the Gautrain but there is no buses that travellers from the station to Clubview where is Tech is. Do you know of any other transport he could take even taxis.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2013
Restaurant with entertainment like belly dancing and plate smashing  (3 Answers)

Looking for a restaurant, not necessarily live music, or with combination of one of above or both will do. Having belly dancing and e.g. plate smashing...nice 'viby' atmosphere, not the fine dining atmosphere this time. Must be in Pretoria, Centurion areas. Restaurant must be stylish and well maintained.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2013
Cab access from Pretoria CBD  (3 Answers)

Can I easily get a cab from motor coach terminal around Pretoria CBD where the Greyhound coach stops?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2013
Pretoria North to Tuks


I stay in Pretoria North - More specifically Brits road-Tileba. How can I use the Tswhane Bus serveice to get to Campus (Tuks) Lynwood rd and back, mon - fri?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2012
Getting Around Pretoria  (5 Answers)

I have very limited time - two days for Joburg/Pretoria (will visit Soweto separately). Re Pretoria I (2 of us) want to see Vorrtrekker, Freedom Park, Union Building and Church Square.

I am thinking to get early Gautain out from Sandton.. noting that Voortrekker
opens 8am .....or do we go Hatfield and Gautrain bus to (close to) Union Buildings to start then Church Square then the other two??
Hard to determine from map if one can walk to Freedom Park and thence
Voortrekker from Pretoria station or if taxi etc is required.

What sequence would you suggest for above and how would you recommend getting between them ...

Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 27, 2012
Tips Pretoria  (1 Answer)

> Hello All

we (Richard, Henriet, and Juliusoure son of 2) are visiting south Africa in august.

In short
we want to travel from:
Johannesburg to Cape town by train
And then from Cape town by rent a car allong the coast to Zwaziland, Kruger park Pretoria and back to Johannenburg.

We only have oure tickets and are still planning the trip.
Where to stay and what to see.

which neighborhoods are safe to stay in ((good admosphere bars restaurant people on the street)
Offcoure in every city there is crime, but we dont want to sit insite all day (that's not the way to see South Africa)

We could use some tips
on nice places and safe to stay in these cities. could be private al we need is clean room an a double bed.

Where can we rent a car? maybe also a private one

tips on nice spots allong the route are also welcome.
we don't have to visit al the tourist places.
and it would be nice to interact with South Africans

we din't book a flight of 11 Hours to sit around the campfire with Dutch tourist haha

Are there thing that we beter bring from The Netherlands because they are expesive or hard to get? (daipers battery)

we lokking foward to youre response.

> Greeting and thanks Richard Henriet Julius

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2012
Transport from Bethlehem to Pretoria  (1 Answer)

Does anyone know of transport from Bethlehem to Pretoria within the next day or two??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 24, 2012
taxi to pretoria?  (2 Answers)

Any idea how much a shuttle or taxi to pretoria will cost? Can anyone recommend a shuttle company and do these go door to door, airport to hotel?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 27, 2011
Visiting Pretoria  (5 Answers)

Hi ....
I will be visiting Pretoria in Jan 2012 flying in through Joburg int'/ airport

1. Plan to take Gautrain metro airport to Marboro then switch to the Marlboro station towards Hatfield. Read somewhere on the loney planet that the Metro Joburg-Pretoria is not safe
Is this true?

2. What's a good alternative to the metro?

3. Please recommend a inexpensive but safe & clean place to stay near/walking distance to the Hatfield campus of University of Pretoria


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 19, 2011
Ask about Pretoria  (9 Answers)

Hi All,,
My name Puspa,,
I will go to pretoria this month,,,
I plan to stay in pretoria for 2 months,,
and I need place for that time,,
does anyone know the best and the cheapest place I can get??

btw, I work near schoeman st. so hopefully I can get place near there..


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2011
Transit  (3 Answers)

Hey, I'm a student at the University of Pretoria and am currently resident in Hatfield. However, my dad recently got a place in Equestria and I'll be moving thereto. I was merely wondering what my various transit options will be for me to get to Hatfield from Equestria. I tried figuring a way via the Gautrain, but my efforts proved fruitless.

All answers are grately appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2011
Safty in Pretoria  (2 Answers)

I am young blond woman going to pretoria for business trip. I am just wondering if there is any crime related to skin color or if my look will attract any attention.
Also there is lots of information in the internet about high level of murder, rape etc... I am not sure if that information relates to townships and doggy areas or is it generally like that everywhere. My question is how safe it really is and if I will not go out in the evening and stay in the group when being outside what is the risk of being attact in anyway.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2010
Where to buy African drum  (1 Answer)

Hi does anyone know where to buy African drum in Pretoria?

Thanks a lot

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2010
Town lodge-Menlo park  (1 Answer)

rate per room

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 09, 2009
scotsman  (4 Answers)

can anyone help?im thinking about coming to pretoria
for a holiday after the world cup.
i will be meeting up with my new girlfriend there
so will not be using hotels.
i will be there for around 3 weeks so any suggestions
on how much i will need for spending?
im not looking to go mad but will be visiting new frends
and the odd night out.

stu the scotsman.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2009
Staying in pretoria  (4 Answers)

Hi i ll be moving to pretoria next month being a student and all and a foreigner i am very concerned about the crime rate and the public tranportation. Couls someone please advise me on the places to avoid? I will be staying and a girls christian hostel in arcadia the lady ensured me it is safe but i am still skeptical please help for my stomach is churning in knots! Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 14, 2009
Where to stay?  (2 Answers)


I am heading to Pretoria for the upcoming World Cup. Where would you say is a nice, relatively safe location that has a good nightlife (Bars, restaurants, pubs). I am married so I am not looking to go wild, we just want to be somewhere which is safe enough (but not boring), and also be able to have a good night out.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2008
live in pretoria  (3 Answers)

I am french girl, 21 years old..and im planing to go alone for a 6 months intership in pretoria. A lot of people around me are freaking out, saying that it is too dangerous...i read a lot of stuff about south africa and pretoria and to me it doesnt seem to be that bad.. i guess there is some major security rules to respect but it is generally ok...?
I would like to have the point of view of somebody who lives there? because i dont how to convince people that i'll be fine...
thank you very much...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 15, 2008
Shuttle service between Pretoria and O.R. Tambo Int. Airport?  (6 Answers)

Can anybody tell me if there is a coach shuttle service between Pretoria and the International Airport?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 24, 2008

I will be in pretoria for the international convention of Jehovah's Witnesses in December 2009. Can anyone tell me what stadium the convention will be held in?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 05, 2008
Are the beers good?  (9 Answers)

I will be sping at least a week in Pretoria. I just wanted to know if the local beer was good? Is there a special beer that I should try while there?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2008
music to go  (3 Answers)

What are the most common languages spoken in Pretoria? Is English spoken by enough people for us to communicate easily or should we try to at least learn a little of another language? We will be traveling there in Dec. 2009, so we have some time to plan.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2008
Traffic in Pretoria  (4 Answers)

I was wondering how heavy the traffic is in Petoria? I'm from a small city in Northern Idaho and moving to Pretoria and have visions of cars coming at me from all directions. Is Pretoria a large city with wall to wall people? Is it expensive? Let me know what you think. And any tips you might have to help me get prepared.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2007
Work and live in Pretoria.  (3 Answers)

I'm offered a one-year contract (more if everything goes fine) in Pretoria. I would like to know more about the city in general, I already had a look at the forum and found lots of interesting comments about life there and security issues. Where to live (I'm 26)? Which area is nice (I read about hatfield for example)? Is it easy to travel within the country? Is it possible/safe to live there without a car? Would it be recommended to learn Afrikaans? Are there courses of Afrikaans? ... Well I'd love to read any comments you'd find I should be aware of before my departure.

Another question:
My boyfriend, who's Spanish, might come too if he finds a job there. Up to now, the people I contacted told me it's going to be really hard to find something. But I thought somebody here could have an idea (know a good website, or a compagny, ...). He has a licence (BA) in forest engineering. And do you know if it is possible to get a work permit in SA if one enters the country with a tourist visa?

Thanks for your help and comments!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 23, 2007
Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum  (1 Answer)

Back in the 90's when visiting Pretoria I took a number of photo's but there are a few that I cannot identify the location;I think they may be of the Willem Prinsloo Museum. One is of a statue of a pair of yolked Oxen, outside a fairly modern building. Another is of a Cannon, with large wheels, on a concrete base, located near a white-painted bungalow with a veranda & red-painted steps. I realise that all this might have changed over the years but if anyone can identify the photo locations I'd be very pleased.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 09, 2007
Buying a house in Pretoria  (6 Answers)

We are seriously considering buying a house in Pretoria for the time that we will be there, but as foreigners, we are a bit insecure because we do not know well the kind of construction used in Pretoria.

We will like to know if anyone knows how is the realstate market at the moment, and what are the projections for the near future....all I read from the outside is positive.

Has anyone had a recent experience buying a house?

Thanks in advance,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2007
Winter in SA  (3 Answers)

Hi, I have recently moved to live in Pretoria RSA. I have never lived in winter and it will be my first time with my wife and 6 months old boy. How should i prepare for the winter. Am apprehensive.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 31, 2007

I would really like to know the history and origin of the name Atterbury.

Many thanks

Karen Hugo

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