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Frequently asked questions
If your trip to Pretoria is all booked but your itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a helping hand.Kruger Museum and Voortrekker Monument are some significant attractions that everybody should make time to explore. Organize your route and spend a few hours exploring each one.Stop by Union Buildings. It’s one attraction you’ll usually find on many travelers’ must-do lists. Loftus Versfeld Stadium and National Zoological Gardens of South Africa are also a stone’s throw away and worth checking out.
If you’ve crossed off all the major attractions in Pretoria, don’t hang up those walking shoes just yet. You’ll find some world-famous attractions just down the road. Gold Reef City barely needs an introduction. Located about 34 miles away in Johannesburg, your itinerary just has to include this must-see sight.
Socialize with some of the local people while you’re in Pretoria by attending an event at one of the popular convention centers. There are some awesome things on, so scan through the schedule and write down a date. Recommended places include:
Vodaworld (16 miles away).
Gallagher Convention Centre (19 miles away).
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Some travelers find weaving through traffic in big cities a little challenging. But in a small ride like a compact, those bustling Pretoria streets will be a walk in the park. Prefer to spend your time discovering the surrounding desert landscapes? Take a look at our fantastic range of SUVs. With plenty of room and power under the hood, these larger rides will make those scenic drives even more unforgettable. Ticking off all the sights and activities that Pretoria is famous for has never been easier with your own set of wheels.
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to rental cars in Pretoria. From SUVs with space to spare to zippy compacts that make parking a cinch, you’ll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match depends on how much you want to spend and what activities you plan on doing. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don’t need more than a bargain, no-frills type model. The choice is yours.
Nothing says freedom like a road trip does, particularly when you’re journeying somewhere as awesome as Pretoria. Cast your eye over these driving tips and get ready to sit back and enjoy the ride:
Keep to the left-hand side of the road in Pretoria. If you’re planning to discover this destination on wheels, be aware that the steering wheel will be on the right. It could take a bit to get the hang of!
Most of the time, parking in Pretoria isn’t a difficult task. If you’re heading to one of the more popular sights in town, it’s a good idea to look at parking options before you set off.
If you don’t like the idea of sitting in gridlock, stay off the roads between 6:00 am and 10:00 am, and again from 3:00 pm till 6:00 pm. These are the peak hours in this city of 1,619,400 people.
Most residential zones in Pretoria have a 60km/h speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits generally range between 60km/h and 120km/h.
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your chosen car rental company may bill the fined amount to your credit card. This is the usual approach. Otherwise, it may supply your contact information to local law enforcement agencies so the fine is sent to you directly.
It’s against the law to use your cell phone while driving around Pretoria, and you may even be hit with a fine for simply handling your phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your eyes remain on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when driving in Pretoria is 0.05%. If a big night is on the cards, leave your rental car behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
Turning on a red light is a big no-no in Pretoria. Always be on the alert for traffic signs and lights so that you don’t breach any traffic laws.
Seat belts should always be fastened in Johannesburg. Having said that, the rule may differ for some vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.