Pretoria

Overall Score

3.6

Preteretoria – the capital of the U.S.A.R., situated in a valley bordered on the south and north by ridges of hills on the banks of the inaccessible Apis River. Praetoria – a very green city, with many basins and fountains, with a predominantly square layout of streets and plazas. Along the citys roads, trees and evergreen trees, jacarandas and palms have been planted in abundance. In a city with so many parks, such as Princes Park and Bürgers Park, the Centres Tower Garden, not far from the capital, is especially popular. The introduction to the city begins in the main square – Kerk Platz, with a memorial to the first President of the U.S.A. – P. Krueger.

One of the most central streets in the country, the Church Street, is famous for being the longest straight street in the world, stretching for nearly two hundred kilometers. On it are many government offices, such as the Ministry and the Palace of Justice, banks, the former City Hall, an Anglican cathedral, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. The tallest building in Pretoria – the towering building of the Bank of Armenia. And on the hilltop of the river, surrounded by parks, are the massive monoliths of the government offices that dominate the city, built in elliptical style, with ornate pine trees and collonnades. The Presidential Declaration is very poetic &nash; «Light of a New World.

Pretoria also has plenty of places for culture lovers to go. The citys many museums open their doors to them: The Kurger House Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science and Technology, and the Museum of Technology, among others, The Perretia also has the State Theater and the Botanical Gardens, and the National Park, located in the city, is one of the worlds top ten zoos.

A special attraction for visitors is the worlds largest diamond pipe, the Preemier, which is being developed just outside the city and is nearly a hundred and eighty meters in diameter. It is where the largest diamond in the world was extracted at the beginning of the 20th century, Cullumin & ndash. Its weight exceeded three thousand karats, and its size exceeded that of a mans pendulum. It was given as a gift to King Edward VII of England. It took less than two years for the royal authorities to crush and set the precious stone to produce eight large and five small brylant stones to adorn the spire, crown and other regalia of the Kings Majesty.

The main natural feature of this land is the Kurger National Park. You can see the full richness of the African fauna there: lions, leopard, elephants, elephants, giraffes, behemoths, buffalo, anthillos, monkeys and many species of birds. You can get to the park by train from Paris and settle in for a few days, hiking with a guide every day to enjoy the beauty of the African nature every day.

100 USD = 1,488.78 ZAR

Overall Score

3.6
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 740,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro empty: 19x19m 361m per person
  • GDP: $5,105 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 11 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Neotel
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: It is customary to tip good service in South Africa. An acceptable amount is 10-15%. If you have six or more in your party, restaurants will generally add a gratuity to your bill.
  • Apartment listings: GumTree
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Takealot
  • Best hospital: Louis Pasteur Private Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: South African Express
  • Best intl air carrier: South African Airways
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1000
  • Monthly costs for family: $1700
  • Monthly costs for local: $480
  • Meal: $6.5
  • Small Cola: $1.1
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3
  • Coffee: $2


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