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Pretoria 'is a city of culture'

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23 March 2010

People seeking a South African holiday this year should take a trip to Pretoria, as it provides an interesting look into the cultural heritage of the region.

This is according to Gillian Handley, writing for Suite 101, who said it offers travellers a more relaxing option than other South African holiday destinations such as Johannesburg.

"Pretoria has always had a different feel to her younger, brasher sister, Johannesburg - more sedate, more cultured perhaps, but definitely with a personality of her own," Ms Handley remarked.

The city is already well known as the site where the world's biggest diamond - the 3,106-carat Cullinan Diamond - was discovered, she explained.

It is also famous for its wildlife, she added, with individuals able to visit the De Wildt Cheetah Centre - a research and breeding facility - and the local Elephant Sanctuary.

Pretoria was last year described as having a "village feel" by award-winning restaurateur Fortunato Mazzone, who noted in the Guardian that this is his favourite aspect of the city.

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