Pretoria is the administrative capital cities of South Africa in the Province of Gauteng.
Pretoria is situated approximately 75 km north of Johannesburg. It is surrounded by the hills of the Magaliesberg range. Since 2000 it has been incorporated into the metropolitan area of Tshwane.
Its main street is called Church Street. Many of its streets are lined with Jacaranda trees, that blossom purplish blue in spring.
It is the home of the National Zoo of South Africa.