Cheap flights to Pretoria, South Africa

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Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa and the site of the famous Union Buildings, where Nelson Mandela was sworn in as President after the country's first democratic elections in 1994. The Union Buildings were designed by Sir Herbert Baker and they are sited in spectacular gardens. Freedom Park on the outskirts of the city has a museum which celebrates the history of Africa. Freedom Park also features a garden of remembrance, commemorating all of those who lost their lives while fighting for a free South Africa. Nearby the Voortrekker Monument celebrates a key moment in the history of white Afrikaners. In the city center, the Melrose House Museum is where the peace treaty ending the Anglo-Boer war was signed in 1902. Nearby, the Pretoria Art Museum has a wide range of exhibits ranging from the apartheid years to contemporary art. The city is home to South Africa's State Theater which has a world-class programme of plays, ballet and classical music. The Zoological Gardens are among the finest in South Africa. Just outside the city, the Groenkloof Nature Reserve offers the opportunity to see animals such as antelope and giraffe in the wild. One unusual experience is to take a restored steam train journey around the city. The steam train also takes visitors to the village of Cullinan where the world's largest diamond was found. 

Best Time to Fly to Pretoria

From December to February, the weather is pleasantly hot, with refreshing thundershowers in the late afternoon. Some travellers prefer the shoulder seasons from March to May and September to November when warm temperatures are ideal for exploring the city. From June to August temperatures are cooler in the evenings, while the days are generally clear and warm. The Pretoria Show in September is one of South Africa's largest agricultural shows. In October the Jacaranda Festival celebrates the city's famous jacaranda trees in spectacular full bloom. An antiques fair in December is a popular attraction.

Getting around Pretoria

Taxis, rented cars or the municipal bus service are the best ways of getting around Pretoria. It is a sprawling city and for many visitors taxis are the most attractive option for getting around.

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Useful information about Pretoria

Avg temperature for this monthPretoria85.5 °FSource: World Weather Online
Average monthly rainfall inPretoria4.24 inSource: World Weather Online
Rate of exchange inPretoriaR1.00 = $0.07Source: Open Exchange Rates
Which airlines fly toPretoriaSouth African, Swiss and United Airlines

More useful information about Pretoria

  • The Spoornet rail connects the major cities; Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, and Durban.
  • South Africa has 20 national parks, of which Kruger is the largest and best-known.
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is composed of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and Gemsbok National Park.
  • Whale watchers should take last minute flights to South Africa between mid-June and the end of October.
  • Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, whooshing up the mountain in less than 10 minutes.
  • Travelers on one way flights to South Africa can view breaching whales at Hermanus, south of Cape Town.
  • In general, the weather is sunny and hot in the summer months (December to April) in South Africa.
  • The country is a year-round destination so cheap direct flights to South Africa can always be found.

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Pair of Nike shoes $71.23
Cheap meal $6.59
Bottle of local beer (0.5 liter) $1.12
Gasoline $4.27
Large bottle of water $0.88
Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) $1.75
Loaf of white bread $0.88
1 hour taxi waiting fee $15.38
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter) $0.82
3 bedroom apartment downtown $650.00