Stuck in Johannesburg for a conference and can’t travel far??
Try one or two of these half day tours. Or combine two and make it a full day out……
Soweto Township Tour
Visit the sites that became famous internationally during the Struggle for the Freedom of South Africa’s oppressed people. The Hector Peterson Memorial, Nelson Mandela’s home in Soweto prior to his arrest, and Bishop Desmont Tutu’s home.
Apartheid Museum Tour
For those who don’t fully understand what apartheid was or what it did to South Africa, this is a “must-see” museum. Very moving.
Gold Reef City
A reconstruction of Johannesburg during the Gold Rush era, Gold Reef City is designed to replicate an era of the Gold Rush experience and is also home to a Victorian fun fare.
* An organised tour ‘Jozi’s Story of Gold’, takes you through the many attractions on offer.
* Enjoy a performance of gumboot dancing routines, devised decades ago by mine workers.
* Take a trip down an old mine shaft and get a sense of the tough working conditions miners had to endure.
* Watch molten gold being poured – all that earth moved for such little return!
Johannesburg City Tour ending at Mandela Square
An introduction to the Financial Capital of Africa. The glitz, the gold, the glamour and the poverty. From Down Town Johannesburg you will get a glimpse of a city that a contradiction of everything. Johannesburg is fast becoming one of the major ART capitals of the world, so request your guide to stop at a gallery en route.
Maropeng and the Origins of Man Tour
A full or half day tour that incorporates a visit to the Sterkfontein Caves where scientists and anthropologists have proven beyond doubt that home erectus man originated near Johannesburg. The multi-million Rand museum is a fitting celebration of the evolution of Modern Man.
Lion Park Tour
Relax while you are driven through the lion park and see ostrich, gemsbok, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and other wildlife. Get the opportunity to cuddle cubs (baby lions) after you have observed over 100 lions roaming around the camps.
Lesedi Cultural Village Tour
For those of you NEW to South Africa, far from the concrete jungle of Johannesburg Down Town, this is an introduction to 4 local tribes, their customs, food, language and architecture. An amazing tribal dance show and an impressive buffet of food will end your visit.
Cullinan Diamond Tour
This tour will take you to Cullinan, birthplace of the biggest and most famous diamond in the world and home to the oldest diamond mine still in existence. At Cullinan you can take a tour of the mine, four times bigger than Kimberley’s famous ‘Big Hole’, from above OR below the ground.
Pretoria City Tour
The administrative Capital of South Africa is home to many beautiful buildings and interesting monuments that form an important part of the history of Southern Africa.
This tour is for historians. And essential for photographers in the months of September and October when the city streets are painted purple by the flowering jacarandas.