Pretoria/Tshwane – Gauteng Province
Joburg Luxury Suites is within easy reach of a number of places of interest and sightseeing destinations.
History and heritage
Designed by Sir Herbert Baker in 1908 the Union Building - external link forms the official seat of South Africa’s government and houses The Presidency as well as the Department of Foreign Affairs. It is also home to one of the largest statues of nelson Mandela.
The Voortrekker Monument - external link is situated is a unique Monument which commemorates the pioneering history of southern Africa and the history of the Afrikaner.
Paul Kruger House Museum
The last house in which President Paul Kruger was to live, between 1883 and 1901, before he left South Africa to go into exile in Europe, the Kruger House Museum - external link lies just a few blocks from Church square, where his bronze statue takes centre stage facing the Palace of Justice.
Sammy Marks Museum
One of South Africa’s grandest colonial mansions, Zwartkoppies Hall - external link just outside Pretoria, is now a fascinating museum that pays tribute to the genius of its original owner. Born in Lithuania, the son of a tailor, Sammy Marks rose from being a peddler of cheap jewellery to one of the old Transvaal Republic’s leading industrialists. He built his own home, personally supervising the ordering of materials, which were transported from Durban by ox-wagon.
National Botanical Garden
Special features of the National Botanical Garden - external link are the tree wisteria avenue and special collections of medicinal plants, cycads, aloes, tree species, succulents and natural ridge vegetation. The green lawns and spreading shade trees in summer and the massed aloe collections that blaze into flower during winter, are just some of the seasonal features that draw visitors to the Garden.