Pretoria, presently known as Tshwane, is one of South Africa’s 3 capital cities, serving as the executive de facto capital of the country. This city, lying about 50 km to the north of Johannesburg, will host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Pretoria is a summer rainfall area, having hot days interspersed with short afternoon thunderstorms and subsequent hail. Average daytime temperatures are 30°C in the summer and 20°Cin the winter, with the cold season being mild and dry.
The best time to visit Pretoria is in the spring. This is because nearly 70,000 exotic Jacaranda trees are usually in full bloom by October, giving the city a picturesque purple-coloured look and resulting in it being popularly called as ‘The Jacaranda City’. The city is home to about one million people.
It is a very clean and safe city, with amazing weather! The weather is very mild and winter not too cold and summer is not to hot! Very scenic and lots to do. Wildlife centres and parks surrounds the city and also inside the city. Pretoria has a very vibrant setting with Universities and colleges that gives it a great wibe!