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University of South Africa Campus in Tshwane

Tshwane is the metro area that includes Pretoria, Centurion and other nearby areas.


Map of Tshwane
  • 1 Irene — one-time home to the Prime Minister and General Jan Smuts, and as the site of a British concentration camp
  • 2 Pretoria — the administrative capital of South Africa offers elegant architecture, historical sites and museums, and beautiful gardens
  • 3 Centurion — home to the Waterkloof Air Force Base, and the Swartkop Air Force Base
  • Pretoria-North

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Rietvlei Nature Reserve — a little bit of Africa left in the middle of Gauteng
  • 2 Roodeplaat Nature Reserve. Roodeplaat Nature Reserve (Q7366122) on Wikidata Roodeplaat Nature Reserve on Wikipedia
  • 3 Onderstepoort Nature Reserve (Onderstepoort Natuurreservaat). De Onderstepoort Private Nature Reserve (Q31980497) on Wikidata
  • Mdala Nature Reserve.


Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]


  • Tswaing Meteorite Crater, Old Soutpan Road (30 km north of Onderstepoort), +27 12 790-2302. A very well preserved meteor crater some 200 000 years old and 1km in diameter.
  • South African Airforce Museum, SAAF Museum, AFB Swartkop (Take exit 6 Centurion from the N14/Ben Schoeman freeway and follow the M24/Snake Road west towards Valhala. At the intersection with the R101/Jan Smuts Drive, turn left. The museum is on your right.), +27 12 351-2153, fax: +27 12 351-2346. M-F 10AM-3:30PM; Sa 10AM-12:30PM. free.


  • Coin World (Take exit 121 from the N1 South to the R101 Old Pretoria Road, the Mint is on your right.), +27 12 677-2460. Shop at the South African Mint for Kruger Rands and gold jewellery. Before going shopping, have breakfast at Café Burgundy's and watch buck and ostrich walk past.




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