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Very crowded place

Please be aware, it is very crowded place. This is South African metro rail station in Pretoria... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2016
Kolkata, India
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Striking Architecture but strictly Utilitarian Building

Unless you are taking a train, there is no obvious reason to enter this otherwise attractive... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2015
Mississauga, Canada
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2 weeks ago
“Crowded and not too safe”
6 Apr 2018
“Review of Pretoria Train Station After 2010 FIFA World Cup”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Scheiding Street, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 320 8608
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The station is in a crowded and run-down part of town although the station building is in good condition. Taking the Gautrain to the station in a pleasure but driving there is challenging when looking for parking. It is very crowded during peak commuting hours...More

Thank LizlG5
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I decided to take a solo visit to the station. To see, if the place has gone from good to worse or from good to better. Especially the garden and the buildings and other structure. After moving around the place, I noticed that the 2010...More

Thank Walter M
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Please be aware, it is very crowded place. This is South African metro rail station in Pretoria, which is local train for common South African people (read poor people).

Thank Spurkait
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Bus services is combined with train services. Open market for busniss on the street. Taxi rank close as well as shops.

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Reviewed 10 March 2015

Unless you are taking a train, there is no obvious reason to enter this otherwise attractive historical structure. For a bathroom break, a better bet is the McDonald’s [1928] nearby which also offers free Wi-Fi. A great Kodak moment but not much else. I would...More

Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Reviewed 21 February 2015

This station has done some revamps including restaurants like Mcdonald's, Debonaires,etc. Now this place looks better that it was before. Althogh these renovations have took place but still the bus/couch terminal is left unattended. it has no adequate shelter for passengers waiting to board the...More

Thank Boo-ngane
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Once you have looked at the outside there is not much to do but you can catch the Gautrain from here to Hatfield in Pretoria where there are shops and the University of Pretora or to Johannesburg and the airport

Thank PASM64
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Built in 1910 was first Southern African State Building designed by Sir Herbert Baker and the exterior still impressive. There used to be an old steam locomotive displayed in the entrance portal. Toilets famous as point where Winston Churchill used them to escape his Boer...More

Thank William H
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