Central Pretoria has a wealth of historic architecture, most of it dating back to the early 20th Century. Many of the best preserve older buildings are home to museums such as the Paul Kruger House Museum, the Ditsong Museum of Natural History and the delightful Melrose House Museum.
To the east of the city centre is the grand suburb of Arcadia, home to the residence of the President, the grand Union Buildings (the seat of the South African government) and the many mansions of international Ambassadors whose embassies are based in Pretoria. Bordering Arcadia is Hatfield, where you'll find the sprawling University of Pretoria campus and the excellent Javett UP Art Centre, one of the finest modern and contemporary art museums in the country. Further east is the beautiful Pretoria Botanical Gardens and the upmarket suburbs of Menlyn, Brooklyn, Menlo Park, Waterkloof and Lynwood where you'll find many of Pretoria's best restaurants.
To the south is the suburb of Centurion, most famous for its cricket ground SuperSport Park and Irene, where you'll find the Jan Smuts House Museum.
The Javett Art Centre at UP
University of Pretoria, Lynwood Rd, Hatfield, Pretoria
Officially opened on Heritage Day 2019, the Javett-UP Art Centre at the University of Pretoria is an exciting new museum that promises to become a new “home to the art of Africa”. A partnership between the philanthropic Javett Foundation and the Universi