In spring the streets of Pretoria are carpeted in the purple flowers of the jacaranda tree, resulting in the nickname; Jacaranda City. Pretoria is also home to the administrative capital of South Africa with the Union Buildings which house the official office of the President.
Hotels for Sports
Many people flock to Pretoria to watch sports and in the Sunnyside area the famous Loftus Versfeld can be found - home of the bulls. If you are in town to watch one of these exciting rugby matches then you will want to stay at the nearby Holiday Inn Express Sunnypark Hotel which is located in Sunnyside, Pretoria. However if its a challenging schoolboy game you are watching, the HPC Hotel and Conference Centre offers a range of accommodation options within the sports grounds of the University of Pretoria.
Hotels in Hatfield
As mentioned, the University of Pretoria, draws many people to the Hatfield area making it a vibey, young area. The Hatfield area is packed full with trendy shops, restaurants and bars as well as modern hotels. These hotels include the Protea Hotel Hatfield and the Garden Court Hatfield.
The famous Union Buildings and their manicured gardens can also be found near to the Hatfield and Arcadia area and many exclusive hotels are perfectly positioned overlooking this historical area of Pretoria. These sophisticated business hotels include the likes of the Premier Hotel Pretoria and the magnificent Sheraton Pretoria.
Hotels for a Relaxing Getaway
The Centurion area of Pretoria offers the ideal location for a quick weekend getaway from Johannesburg or a relaxing stay for both business or leisure travelers to Gauteng. A magnificent lake and river bypass through Centurion and make for a picturesque and lush landscape on which many country estates can be found. These popular Centurion hotels include the African Pride Irene Country Lodge, the towering Centurion Lake Hotel and the quaint Leriba Hotel and Spa.
On the outskirts of Pretoria one can also find the Kameeldrift area in which lies the Kievits Kroon Country Estate which provides a luxurious escape within minutes of the Pretoria city centre.
Pretoria City Hotels
As with most of Gauteng, travel to this region comprises of mostly business travellers. Thus said, the Pretoria City Centre is a popular destination for those seeking accommodation close to business meetings, conferences and industrial centres. Within the city centre lies 131 on Herbert Baker Boutique Hotel. The street on which this stylish hotel was named after South Africa's most renowned architect.