Pretoria is also called the Jacaranda City for all their purple-blossomed trees. The Pretoria Metro area is filled with heritage and a fascinating history. The leafy Pretoria Metro has a much more gentle approach than its neighbourhood city, Johannesburg. Whilst the buzzing metro has a calmer demeanour than Johannesburg, don’t let its pretty city label fool you. The Pretoria metro, though beautiful and slightly slower paced, is sought after by many as the perfect area to both work, play and live.