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A stop in the capital of South Africa, Pretoria, is must for anyone heading to Gauteng. Ensure that you can explore this bustling part of South African by using Thrifty to secure car hire. Pretoria offers visitors the chance to soak in some of the dramatic history of South Africa, while you are also not short of entertainment with a number of malls, restaurants and night clubs being easily accessible.

Pretoria is popular destination for business travellers due to the large, bustling city. In the summer months, you should be sure to pack light clothing and turn up the air con on the roads, as it is always a few degrees warmer in Pretoria than other parts of the Gauteng province.

Here are a few of the destinations that you should put on your checklist:

Union Buildings:

See the offices of the president by stopping past the Union Buildings on Church Street. This iconic structure is surrounded by lush gardens, and there are also a number of statues, like that of the late, great, Nelson Mandela.

Voortrekker Monument:

The Pioneer history of South Africa is fascinating, so make sure that you learn more by stopping at the Voortrekker Monument, which is just a short distance away from the Union Buildings. The monument is considered as one of the top cultural attractions in the country, which makes it a must for visitors both young and old.

Loftus Versfeld:

One of South Africa’s most famous sports venues, Loftus is the home of former Super Rugby champions the Blue Bulls, as well as Premier Soccer League side Mamelodi Sundowns. South Africa is a sports mad country, so make sure to catch a live game to soak in the electric atmosphere.

At Thrifty, reserving a vehicle is simple and takes just a minute of your time. Select the vehicle of your choice, pay a 50% reserve fee – which will be completely refunded should you be unable to complete your trip – and pack your bags knowing that you are covered with Thrifty car hire; Pretoria will provide the entertainment.

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