AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, hoof principal, main + stad town, city; cf. hoofstadnoun1.
A capital city (here referring to Pretoria).
1953B. FullerCall Back Yesterday 9Commandant Henning Pretorius, Mr Carl Potgieter and Mr de Souza were at the Hoofstad under the stronghold on Thursday.
1967W.A. De KlerkWhite Wines 71One often saw this colourful young couple in the streets of the old hoofstad in those days. They would especially enjoy their walks on a Sunday afternoon through the broad streets of Pretoria.
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