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The administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria is one of Gauteng's most important cities. It is the executive seat of the government of South Africa and one of the three capital cities (along with Cape Town and Bloemfontein). Pretoria is popularly known as the Jacaranda City due to more than 70,000 Jacaranda trees which colour the city purple in October-November each year.
Pretoria was named after Andries Pretorius, the famous Voortrekker leader who led the clan to victory at the Battle of the Blood River. The city has been the administrative capital of South Africa since 1855, when it was founded. Owing to its history, Pretoria is home to numerous historical buildings, museums and monuments. It is also home to many game reserves, parks, and South Africa's national zoo. An important attraction in Pretoria is the Voortrekker Monument, which honours the great legacy of the Voortrekkers.
Situated just 55kms from Johannesburg, Pretoria is comparatively a simple and quiet city lying in the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains, straddled by the Apies River. The slow pace of life and the beauty of Pretoria is what attract tourists the most.
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