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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.