Pretoria Travel Guide

Geography

Pretoria is situated approximately north-northeast of Johannesburg in the north-east of South Africa, in a transitional belt between the plateau of the Highveld to the south and the lower-lying Bushveld to the north. It lies at an altitude of about 1,350 m (4,500 ft) above sea level, in a warm, sheltered, fertile valley, surrounded by the hills of the Magaliesberg range.

Climate

The city has a moderately dry subtropical climate, specifically a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification: Cwa), with long hot and rainy summers and short cool and dry winters. The average annual temperature is . This is rather high considering its relatively high altitude of about 1350 metres and is due mainly to its sheltered valley position, which acts as a heat trap and cuts it off from cool southerly and south-easterly air masses for much of the year. Rain is chiefly concentrated in the summer months, with drought conditions prevailing over the winter months, when frosts may be sharp. Snowfall is an extremely rare event; snowflakes were spotted in 1959, 1968 and 2012 in the city, but the city has never experienced an accumulation in its history. During a nationwide heatwave in November 2011, Pretoria experienced temperatures that reached, extraordinarily unusual for that time of the year. Similar record-breaking extreme heat events also occurred in January 2013, when Pretoria experienced temperatures exceeding on several days. The all-time high recorded in Pretoria was on 25 January 2013.

source: Wikipedia

Things To Do in Pretoria See All Things To Do in Pretoria

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    Union Buildings

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    Sammy Marks House

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    Loftus Versfeld Stadium

    Kirkness Street

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  • Melrose House

    Melrose House

    275 Jacob Mare St.

    Melrose House is a stately mansion located in Pretoria, South Africa. Built in 1886 by the prosperou...

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Hotels in Pretoria (94 Hotels) See All Pretoria Hotels

  • Waterfalls Boutique Hotel

    Seen within Pretoria, Waterfalls Boutique Hotel is a premium hotel comfortably found in close proximity to Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Hazel Food Market and Makop...

  • Illyria House

    Spotted in Pretoria, Illyria House is a luxury hotel comfortably located close to Illyria House Spa, Melrose House and Burgers Park. Some other prominent points of intere...

  • Faircity Grosvenor Gardens

    Faircity Grosvenor Gardens is among the top, premium places to remain in Pretoria. Perfectly positioned in close proximity to Springbok Park, Duncan Yard and Edoardo Vill...

  • Holiday Inn Express Pretoria Sunnypark

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