Focus on Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Centurion is a town in Gauteng Province, South Africa, located between Pretoria and Midrand (Johannesburg), and part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. It is located at the intersection of the N1 and N14 highways. The R21 also passes through Centurion.

The Waterkloof Air Force Base, as well as the Swartkops Air Force Base (which includes the South African Air Force Museum) is located in the town


Centurion is located on the Highveld like Johannesburg and Pretoria and has a similar climate, with dry, sunny winters and warm to hot summers tempered by late-afternoon showers often accompanied by spectacular thunder and lightning. Hailstorms are not uncommon either


Centurion and nearby Pretoria will can experience all the exhilaration that it has to offer: Pretoria Zoo and Aquarium, the Cullinan Diamond Mine, the Lion Park and the Rhino Park.

For a more edifying experience you can visit the Pierneef Museum, Union Buildings or the State Theatre.

Other attractions include Centurion Shopping Centre, a gym, the Supersport Park and three golf courses within five minutes drive.

Pretoria offers visitors a wide variety of general and speciality outlets, shopping mails, arcades and markets.

The principal city-centre complexes are De Bruyn Park, Sanlam Centre, and the Standard Bank Centre. The major suburban shopping complexes are the Arcadia Centre, Jacaranda Centre, Menlyn Park, Sunny Park, Centurion City and Wonderpark.

Almost all of these centres have a great selection of speciality stores of interest to the foreign visitors: African handicrafts (traditional beadwork, handspun carpets and rugs, pottery and woodwork); hides and skins; ceramics and so forth.

There are crafts on sale outside the entrance to the National Zoological Gardens. A flea market is held every Saturday on the square in front of the State Theatre.

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