Four reasons why you need to visit Tshwane

Tshwane’s beautiful land stretches across 6,368 km2 and is home to about 2 921 488 people according to the 2011 municipal elections). The Capital City is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in South Africa, welcoming residents and guests of all walks of life to enjoy her natural pizzaz.

Here are four reasons why you need to visit Tshwane

  1. GO WILD IN THE CITY

The Dinokeng Game Reserve in Tshwane is the only residential game park in the world hosting the Big 5. The reserve which is open to day visitors as well as a variety of sleep-over options.

Your experience at the Dinokeng Game Reserve can be as jam packed or as chilled as you want it to be. By taking a slow drive through the park to admire the natural beauty, take a guided tour of the park on foot with an experienced ranger or enjoy the view with sundowners at one of the restaurants.

  1. TAKE A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

Tshwane, like most of the South African cities, has a beautiful historical tale to tell. The Union Buildings are built at the highest point of the City and form the official seat of South Africa’s government and houses The Presidency. This modern-day acropolis was complete in 1913 and represents a decadent layer of South Africa’s history.

  1. KEEP IT ANTIQUE

Probably one of the most exciting days out include a trip down the Antique Route 6. This route of antique shops will take you down the archives of Tshwane’s antique treasures. From furniture to trinkets, books, clothing and random collectables, visitors are guaranteed to fall in love.

  1. GO WHERE TIME STOOD STILL

Imagine going back in time, where roads are lined with old Oak trees, the houses and buildings are made of stone and corrugated iron. This is Cullinan, an old little mining town, just 20 minutes away from the Tshwane city centre. Home to the famous Cullinan Diamond (the largest rough gem quality diamond ever found), among other significant stone discoveries, the Town Where Time Stood Still still serves the premier mine and is the third largest diamond producer in South Africa.

Where to stay in Tshwane

Whether you are staying in Tshwane for a long time or just for a good time, you can be rest assured that you will find the perfect place to stay. From luxury hotels to quaint guest houses and everything in between, you might not want to leave.

A Re Yeng rapid bus service in Tshwane

If you are visiting the beautiful City of Tshwane, you will no doubt need to get around. Whether for business or pleasure, there are many great ways to travel in and out of Tshwane.

The A Re Yeng is a rapid bus service aimed at combating the traffic congestion and road accidents. This affordable, safe, convenient bus service offers an online journey planner so commuters are able to schedule their times effectively.

Air travel from Tshwane

If you are visiting the beautiful City of Tshwane, you will no doubt need to get around. Whether for business or pleasure, there are many great ways to travel in and out of Tshwane.

The Wonderboom Airport is situated in the northern region of Tshwane and offers domestic flights to travellers departing from and returning to Tshwane.

Getting around by bus in Tshwane

If you are visiting the beautiful City of Tshwane, you will no doubt need to get around. Whether for business or pleasure, there are many great ways to travel in and out of Tshwane.

The Tshwane Bus service offers scheduled trips around Tshwane on weekdays. You will need to purchase a Connector Card and load credit to be able to make use of this service.

Five ways to stay safe in the city during the Covid-19 pandemic

The dust has far from settled on the coronavirus pandemic and even though many lives are back to “business as usual” there is still a great need for safety out on the streets.

Here are five ways in which you can stay safe and still enjoy your day-to-day activities out and about in Tshwane.

  1. NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT A MASK

It has become second nature to most people to grab their mask together with their keys and wallet before walking out of the door. But there are a few people that think that wearing the mask is not always necessary.

Wearing a mask not only protects yourself from contracting the virus, but it also protects your fellow city-dwellers from catching it if you unknowingly have the coronavirus.

  1. SANITISE. SANITISE

Every single shop, building, mall, hospital and bank has a sanitising station at the entrance to their establishments. And while you may have just santised in the shop next door, you will be required to sanitise again when you enter the next store.

This is for your safety again and the safety of others. Don’t refuse the sanitiser from the store clerks. It is their job to ensure that you are following protocol and keeping their space covid-free.

If you are worried about dry, cracked hands, carry a small bottle of moisturiser with you and lather a bit on between stops.

  1. BE AWARE OF PERSONAL SPACE

So you have sanitised from head to toe, you have a double layered mask on your face, you have washed the trolley down and now you are ready to do your shopping.

This does not mean that you can go ahead and lean over the poor woman that can’t decide which tea bags to buy or rub shoulders with the cute stranger standing at the bakery section.

Keep your distance, 2m in fact. You can admire them from afar.

  1. LIMIT YOUR TIME IN PUBLIC

Planning your trips to the city is a wise idea to ensure that you spend most of your time in the safety of your home. Although going to the shops, work, banks etc are unavoidable for some, be sure to use the time you have properly, avoiding the need to pop out often. If you can make use of online shopping, banking and even working, then rather do that and only go out if it is absolutely necessary.

  1. SHARING IS NOT CARING

In order to avoid having to use somebody else’s goods while you are out and about, rather be prepared. Find a ziplock bag and put all the items you might need but always rely on at the stores. A few examples include: A pen, hand sanitiser, hand cream, lip balm, tissues and/or wet wipes, drinking straws, a plastic cutlery set, notebook.

You can sanitise most of the items before putting them into the bag and remember to always wash your hands first before handling them or replenishing them when you are home again.

 

 

Tshwane offers residents a place to read, learn, and explore

In today’s world of internet, Google and social media, many people have forgotten the worth of having a library subscription. You don’t need to be a bookworm to want to be a member, there are so many other services that the Tshwane library has to offer. Study programmes, business facilities (such as photocopying, certification and lamination among other services), holiday programmes, internet and tape aids are just some of the wonderful options you as a resident will have when joining the library.

Finding your dream job is a click away

At the moment, there are more unemployed people than there are vacancies. Ensuring that your CV lands up on the top of the pile, getting that interview and knowing what you are up against can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. The South African Government website gives you realistic guidelines to compiling your CV, where to start the search as well as useful information for when you start your dream job.

Find a job in the City of Tshwane

If you are looking for a job in the City of Tshwane, look no further than the City’s very own website. There you will be able to register and apply for vacancies at the municipality . Another great site to peruse is the Department of Employment and Labour site. The ESSA (Employee Services of South Africa) is a portal for job-seekers as well as recruiters looking for opportunities in the workplace.