Using Uber in Pretoria – top spots to visit in the “Jacaranda City”

August 20, 2018 / South Africa

The administrative capital of South Africa may not sound like the most romantic place to spend a weekend, but the “Jacaranda City” certainly is.

Have you ever seen Pretoria covered with carpets of purple flowers as they drift down from the trees? If not, let Uber be your guide for the ultimate city sightseeing weekend and take you to many spellbinding spots to eat, drink, visit and shop. Riding with Uber in Pretoria is easy, and gives you the freedom to enjoy the city and all that is offered to the fullest.

If you’re visiting for the weekend and don’t have a car, Uber can help you get from A to B with ease and comfort. If you live in Pretoria and have friends or family visiting, forget about worrying about finding parking, drinking and driving, or paying attention to the traffic. Grab an Uber between places to visit in Pretoria so you can spend quality time with your loved ones, showing them the delights of the city while Uber takes care of your transport. You can even get an estimate of prices ahead of time with Uber’s fare estimator.

Start your day with breakfast at the Blue Crane restaurant and enjoy watching South Africa’s national bird in its natural habitat right in front of the balcony. Then head over to learn more about South Africa’s history. For a bigger picture, visit the Union Buildings, South Africa’s seat of government, which are iconically beautiful and a national heritage site. This is where the country’s first black president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, made many important decisions for the future after its first democratic elections in 1994.

After that intense history lesson, you’ll probably be in the mood for something a little lighter. Grab an Uber and head over to Pretoria Zoo, known officially as the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa. It is the largest in the country and the only one with national status. Hundreds of different species of birds, mammals, big cats and exotic animals live there, and visitors can choose between simply enjoying the sights or following an educational tour.

End your day with sundowner drinks at the African Beer Emporium and taste refreshing brews from all over the country and the rest of Africa, with great music and even better crowds.

Instead of stressing about being safe and spending unnecessary money on petrol and parking, trust Uber to take you around the “Jacaranda City” and focus on enjoying Pretoria to the max.