Today this elegant house is a museum that stands as a superb example of the transition of Victorian to Edwardian architectural styles and interiors. The interior is characterised by colourful stained glass windows, paintings by English artists, carpets in rich colours, ornate ceilings and fireplaces, as well as valuable porcelain ornaments. The majority of these items belonged to the Heys family itself, we spend 25 Minutes here before heading of to Pretoria Church Square.
Church Square is the historic centre of the city of Pretoria, South Africa
Its most prominent feature is the statue of the Boer leader and president of the South African Republic Paul Kruger at its centre. Statues of four anonymous Boer citizen-soldiers surround that of Kruger's on a tower level of the ninth.
Several historically and architecturally significant buildings surround the square: the Palace of Justice the Old Capitol
The Union Buildings are situated on Meintjies Kop, Pretoria, and form the official seat of the South African government-They contain the offices of the President of South Africa. They are probably best remembered as the place where South Africa's first democratically-elected president, Nelson Mandela, was inaugurated in May 1994. We spend 20 minutes in the famous gardens in front of the union Building.
Fort Klapperkop offers a spectacular view of the city centre of Pretoria and the famous UNISA university, the largest correspondent university in the Southern Hemisphere. Fort Klapperkop houses some of the boer war artillery.
The Voortrekker Monument is smaller than the Hotel de Invalldes in Paris, the grave of Napoleon, much smaller than the Taj Mahal in India and just an eleventh of the size of the VoIkerschlachtdenkmal in Leipzig, In comparison with those buildings, the Voortrekker Monument is definitely not the biggest monument in the world, however the architect purposefully tried to build a massive, impressive monument. Our tour guide takes us from one explanatory freeze to the other, than straight to the top of the building for the best city view ever!
|Tour Cost:||R750.00 per person|
|Tour Duration||6 Hours|