Rietvlei Nature Reserve belongs to the City of Tshwane and came into existence due to a water scheme to supply drinking water for the city of Pretoria. Rietvlei Nature Reserve is, therefore, a fairly large nature reserve in an urban setting and covers about 4 000 hectares. It has survived as a conservation area since 1929.
From the fashion spine, you access the mall’s over 200 tenants anchored by Woolworths, Pick n Pay, Game, Dis-Chem, Clicks and Checkers, with the upper floor offering some great home and décor retailers, restaurants and more.
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The Museum consists of the original house in which S.J.P. Kruger, President of the old Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR), and his family lived during the last years of the 19th century, as well as two display halls and President Kruger’s State Railway Coach.
The Kruger house, built in 1884, was the original home of Paul Kruger, President of the former Transvaal Boer Republic. The house has been refurbished to reflect the time when the President and his wife, Gezina Kruger, lived there. International admiration for Paul Kruger and the struggle for freedom from British imperialism, his journey to Europe and his exile, are illustrated in the exhibitions. Adjacent to the Kruger Museum is the former Bantu Commissioner’s Office Building, erected in 1932 on the same site as the old Native Pass Office. The people of Tshwane and environs remember the building as “gaMohle”. Its history of enforcing the Pass Laws dates back to 1896 when Paul Kruger’s government used the site for its police headquarters.
The 85-hectare Zoo in Pretoria houses 3117 specimens of 209 mammal species, 1358 specimens of 202 bird species, 3871 specimens of 190 fish species, 388 specimens of 4 invertebrate species, 309 specimens of 93 reptile species, and 44 specimens of 7 amphibian species.
The National Zoological Garden of South Africa is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status. More than 600 000 people visit the Zoo annually. The total length of the walkways in the Zoo in Pretoria is approximately 6km.
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Address: 232 Boom St, Daspoort 319-Jr, Pretoria
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Tshwane, the mega city capital of South Africa, consists of Pretoria and surrounding areas. Five major highways lead into the City of Tshwane. The city also has its own national airport – Wonderboom airport.