One of the three capital cities of South Africa, Pretoria is a must visit among those touring South Africa. A beautiful blend of old and new, the city is full of works of art including sculptures, paintings and more. A walk down any street can be sure to get you face to face with such works of art. Another place of immense attraction is the National Botanical Garden, where you can observe thousands of species of trees, separated by paved pathways. Adventure biking is another way to spike up the adrenaline; sky diving is also quite popular here. A ride up in a colorful hot air balloon can be a great way to spend an evening. Other options for adventure junkies include off road go karting, horse riding, gorge gliding and many other. Apart from these, the quieter options include museums, art galleries, theatres, zoos and fishing activities. Accommodation is easy to find, and you must sort out your hotel in Pretoria before you arrive to ensure a hassle free sojourn.
The Balalaika Sandton is a gem of a boutique hotel in Pretoria, offering lush green gardens as the view from most of the rooms. With al fresco dining, cozy rooms, as well as delicious cuisines this is immensely popular among back packers and budget travelers. Hilton Sandton is famed for providing luxurious amenities to its guests, including a huge swimming pool.