4. HERBERT BAKER STREET, PRETORIA, SA
Herbert Baker Street in Groenkloof, Pretoria, is at number four. The report makes special mention of the capital's jacarandas, saying that “between September and November each year, Pretoria explodes into 'the Jacaranda city' — with more than 70,000 streets blooming a vibrant purple”.
While South Africans will know that the glorious effect can be enjoyed in several spots across Joburg and Gauteng, the list-makers singled out Herbert Baker Street for its extremely rare white jacarandas, especially spectacular when viewed from above.
While the purple blooms are a sight “that can be viewed all the way from the Klapperkop Nature Reserve, nestled in the middle of it all is one street that stands out of its own accord, Herbert Baker Street — a row that sees 100 white jacaranda trees bloom too”. Its image had an average fixation time of 4.17 seconds.