Pretoria is known as Jacaranda City after the numerous trees that colour the city purple each spring.
Pretoria has the second largest number of embassies in the world, after Washington, D.C. in the United States.
Tshwane is renowned for its natural heritage and recently became the only city in the world with a big-five game reserve within city boundaries: the 90 000-hectare Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve.
Pretoria is home to an extensive portfolio of public art. Pretoria boasts a vibrant art scene and a variety of works that range from sculptures to murals to pieces by international and local artists.
The Cullinan Diamond (the largest diamond ever found) was discovered near Cullinan at the Premier Mine on 26 January 1905.
Mrs Ples, the nickname for what is considered one of the oldest intact skulls of a distant ancestor of humankind, dating back over 2-million-years ago, is housed at the Ditsong Museum of Natural History in Pretoria.