Next February I'm coming to Pretoria for a 3 month working period. I will have some free time, and also my family and friends are asking if they could join me for a short while.
Would be great to hear some insights from locals or other people familiar with the city and near area! I have gathered a few bits of information here and there, but it's still early days and I'm not totally immersed in all things Pretoria and South Africa :).
I would love to know what Pretoria is like in Feb-April, what is there to see and do, what's the best way to get into the South African vibe etc. Any insights are welcome!
Also how safe is it to travel alone for a young woman, moving around on her own? Our foreign ministry advices that tourists should not walk outside after dark, meaning that in the evenings you would have to stay indoors. How true is this for Pretoria?
If you can also give me tips where to connect with locals, either beforehand or once in Pretoria, that would be much appreciated :).