Johannesburg: Johannesburg's altitude is 1753m (population +3 million) is the largest city in Southern Africa and the centre of the country’s economic development. Its cosmopolitan allure attracts peoples from countries further north in search of greater wealth.
Pretoria: Pretoria lies 58km further east of Johannesburg. Its lower elevation (1363m) gives it a gentler climate, and it is well known for its gardens and Jacaranda-lined avenues. Historically, it was made the capital of the Boer Republic in 1854 by Martinus Wessels; more recently, the Union Buildings which had been the seat of the previous government, saw the inauguration of President Mandela as the leader of this country’s first democracy. Pretoria is also home to one of the largest zoos in the world, housing over 3500 species.
HOTELS & LODGES IN JOHANNESBURG & PRETORIA
MAP OF SOUTH AFRICA