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Pretoria 'has a village feel'

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8 December 2009

Pretoria offers people taking a trip in South Africa the chance to enjoy a small-town ambience, it has been suggested.

Award-winning restaurateur Fortunato Mazzone, writing for the Guardian, pointed to this as his favourite aspect of the region.

He stated: "Even though Pretoria's really quite a big city (with a population of over two million) it retains a village feel because of all the universities, schools and government institutions."

According to Mr Mazzone, who owns an Italian restaurant in Pretoria named Ritrovo, tourists will find the locals world-wise and casual, with an air of sophistication.

For those who want to get away from the city for a while, he added, the town of Cullinan is a 30-minute drive away and is home to a diamond mine renowned for producing the two largest diamonds in the world.

Last month, British Airways revealed that Cape Town will be a top holiday hotspot for those visiting South Africa next year.

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