Welcome to Pretoria, a culturally diverse city that is charmingly situated amongst a string of forever blooming valleys and natural fountains along the Magaliesberg hills. This well sheltered city is located just about 45 kilometres northward of Johannesburg and it is a home to more than 1.6 million inhabitants. Other than being called by her recent name, the City of Tshwane, Pretoria is also called the Jacaranda city because of the thousands Jacaranda trees that ornamentally paints the metropolis purple in spring, around October.
In 1860, 5 years after its founding, Pretoria soon became the capital of the Independent Republic of the Transvaal, now known as the Gauteng Province. Between 1910 and 1961, as South Africa gained its status as a Union, the Union Buildings were built in Pretoria, making her the Administrative capital of South Africa.
The City of Tshwane is not only the Capital city of South Africa simply because of its governmental significance but it is rightful so because of its historical monuments, museums and breathtaking world-class architectures.
On the higher end of the Pretoria property market we have witnessed an inflation-adjusted 100% price growth over the past two decades, according to data from the City of Tshwane. Waterkloof, Faerie Glen and Brooklyn are among Pretoria’s most prestigious suburbs where you will find beautiful ambassadorial residences and spacious homes.
Pretoria has 281 active suburbs.
Between 2014-10-01 to 2015-09-30:
Compared to the previous year(2013-10-01 to 2014-09-30):
Full Title and Sectional Title sales in Pretoria had a combined value of R 20,374,957,383 with a median price of R 800,000 compared to R 17,319,129,279 with the median price of R760,000 for the prior period.
Full Title sales in Pretoria had a total value of R 14,613,110,768 with a median price of R 1,000,000 compared to R 12,222,360,528 with the median price of R927,000 for the prior period.
Sectional Title sales in Pretoria had a total value of R 5,761,846,615 with the median price of R 700,000 compared to R 5,096,768,751 with the median price of R670,000 for the prior period.
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Pretoria’s great architectural landmarks such as the Union Buildings, The City Hall, Voortrekker Monument, UNISA and the Ou Raadsaal amongst many others are few drops in the ocean of this vibrant city’s wealth of heritage.
It is because of the many museums within Pretoria, such as the National Cultural History Museum, Transvaal Museum, and many old buildings that have been preserved as gems of the past, that the City of Tshwane is not only known as a cultural hub but a centre of research and learning in South Africa.
Jacaranda city is the home of the National Zoological Gardens and the National Botanical Gardens amongst many other nature reserves. The city is only 47 kilometres from the OR Tambo International Airport and only 360 kilometres from the Kruger National Park.
Being positioned about 1,370 metres above sea level, Pretoria's weather is one the most envied in South Africa. Average summer temperatures in the Jacaranda City is between 15°C and 28°C while an average winter temperatures ranges from 6°C to 23°C and a summer rainfall region of about 700mm per annum.