Lush gardens provide a welcoming entry to this contemporary hotel located in Pretoria's city centre. Enjoy a short stroll to the spectacular Union Buildings and marvel at the impressive architecture or take in a show at the stylish State Theatre. On return to the hotel, modern, elegant and warmly furnished rooms with plush bedding await, as does the outdoor pool for a refreshing dip and gym for a quick workout. Brewing appetites can be satisfied with a medley of fresh local dishes at the hotel’s restaurant.
Why we recommend the Southern Sun Pretoria
- Contemporary hotel in city centre location
- Stroll to the Union Buildings and State Theatre
- Modern and elegant rooms with plush bedding
- Outdoor swimming pool and gymnasium
- Restaurant serving authentic local cuisine
Attractions near the Southern Sun Pretoria
Explore the National Zoological Gardens
Also known as Pretoria Zoo, the National Zoological Gardens are an absolute must-visit during your time in South Africa. Located on 85 hectares of land, this is the country’s biggest zoo and the only one with national status. Among its many attractions and enclosures, be sure to visit the inland marine aquarium with its exciting reptile park and the one-of-a-kind insectarium before saying hello to the rare white tiger. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can join one of the zoo's overnight camping tours and be regaled with tales of traditional folklore and interesting facts.
The zoo also houses the National Research Foundation and plays a significant role in the protection and conservation of various threatened animals.
Visit the Voortrekker Monument
Standing on a hill just outside of Pretoria you’ll find the imposing Voortrekker Monument. This impressive structure was built to honour the Voortrekkers who left the Cape during the period of 1835 to 1854 and set out to venture through the country in what’s now known as the Great Trek.
Once part of South Africa’s apartheid past, the 40-metre tall granite monument has been transformed into a welcoming tourist destination. Wander through the Hall of Heroes, Cenotaph Hall and the historical museum housed in the basement. With a camera in hand, capture the stunning views from the monument’s peak, before browsing the gift shop filled with charming souvenirs and decorative items.
|Laundry service||Wheel chair access in hotel|
|Swimming pool||Health club or gym|
|Parking cost applicable|
|Minibar (some rooms)||Air conditioning|
|Internet wireless fee||Internet (wireless)|
|Cable TV||In room safe|
|Tea and coffee making facilities||Kitchenette|
|Internet (common wireless)||Internet common wireless fee|