Apartment Living In Tshwane
Renting in Tshwane/Pretoria is South Africa’s administrative capital and is home to the famous Union Buildings, the seat of South Africa’s government.
Over the years, it has spread further out to almost touch the edges of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni, with many predicting that these three major cities will eventually merge into one giant megalopolis of a city covering a vast swath of Gauteng, South Africa.
However, while Pretoria remains its own city, there are plenty of great reasons to live there. Let’s take a look at some of them here.
Owing to Pretoria’s altitude and geography, it is consistently about 2˚C to 3˚C warmer than Johannesburg and Ekuhuleni all year round. This makes it a more bearable place to be during the cold winter months, and you will be able to save money on heating costs. In summer, the balmy heat makes it feel almost tropical.
During spring, hundreds of jacaranda trees that line the streets of Pretoria come alive with a million purple flowers, transforming almost the entire city into an ethereal purple paradise that is a sight to behold.
Tshwane Events: What To Do
There are plenty of fun activities and places to visit in Pretoria.
There is the Pretoria Zoo, which is renowned as a world-class zoo, rivalling some of the most famous zoos in the world. Here you will see lions, tigers, gorillas, kangaroos, elephants, hippos, rhinos, giraffes and plenty of other animals in a beautiful setting.
Pretoria’s Botanical Gardens are also a wonderful place to spend the day hiking and picnicking. The gardens are extremely well-maintained and are filled with indigenous flora. There are also often events that take place here, such as live shows on the lawns.
Pretoria also has a whole host of world-class art galleries to explore at your leisure.
Additionally, Pretoria is home to several historical monuments and sights that are well worth visiting, such as the famous Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Park, the Union Buildings, Church Square and more.
If you’re more interested in living a highly social urban life, then Pretoria is perfect for you. It is home to several of the country’s most famous universities ‒ the University of Pretoria and UNISA, among other smaller ones ‒ so there is a vibrant and active nightlife in the city. Plenty of really great and unique nightclubs, bars, cafes and restaurants litter the city streets.