10 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Sights and sounds of Johannesburg

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Johannesburg City Tour
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Johannesburg City Tour

Get to know Joburg

There is no better to get to know Johannesburg and all that it has to offer than on this city tour which makes a great introduction to any first time visitor. On this tour you explore the city which was founded by prospectors in the 1800's, and went on over the years to become the economic hub that drove the entire country.

On this informative tour you begin by driving through the Rainbow Nation's financial capital taking in the banking district, the Magistrate's Court and the Supreme Court. Visit the 'top of Africa' at the Carlton Centre for great views before heading to Museum Africa. Later drive through some of the most picturesque and avant-garde suburbs in the country before returning to your hotel.

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Apartheid Museum Tour
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Apartheid Museum Tour

More to it than Mandela

The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th Century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. Beginning in 1948, the white-elected National Party government implemented the policy of apartheid which turned 20 million people into second class citizens, damning them to a life of servitude, humiliation and abuse.

Their liberation in 1994 with the election of Nelson Mandela, the prisoner who became president, is a climax in the saga of a nation's resistance, courage and fortitude. The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid and is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering you a unique South African experience.

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Pretoria Afternoon City Tour
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Pretoria Afternoon City Tour

Get to Know the Capital

You can really get to know South Africa's capital city of Pretoria on this popular afternoon tour. You will visit the home of Paul Kruger, which is now a museum, be able to appreciate the beauty of the Union Buildings - the country's seat of Administrative Government - and view the huge Voortrekker Monument, dedicated to the original Transvaal settlers.

There are lots of things to see and do in Pretoria and if you take this tour in the autumn you can also revel in the beauties of the famous Jacaranda season, a spectacle which is unequaled anywhere in the world. Customers booking this tour, which begins at 1pm and ends around 5pm, can be picked up at any hotel in either Pretoria or Johannesburg or from Johannesburg International Airport.

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Gold Reef City Tour
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Gold Reef City Tour

A wonderful opportunity to descend into a vast gold mine at Gold Reef City, named after the richness upon which the city of Johannesburg was built. Watch a gold pour, see the miners carry out their traditional tribal and gum boot dancing, learn a bit of their specially devised mine language - still used today to cover the many and diverse tribes who worked here. Stroll through the theme park reflecting the life of the mining town at the turn of the last century. There is plenty to do for young and old but remember to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Highlights


• Jozi Story of Gold
• Gold Panning
• Gold Pour

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Soweto Tour
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Soweto Tour

Visit the famous township

With a population of more than two million, this famous township is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with a rich political history. Soweto was the centre of political campaigns aimed at the overthrow of the apartheid state and the 1976 student uprising started here and spread to the rest of the country. Many of the sights on this tour have a poignant political significance.

Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando West, built in memory of the people who died on the 16th of June 1976. Nelson Mandela's humble little house, now called the Mandela Family Museum, is an interesting stop for those keen to take in a slice of authentic history on the world's most famous former prisoner. Here you will see an assortment of memorabilia, paintings and photographs of the family.

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Private Johannesburg City Tour
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Private Johannesburg City Tour

See the city in private

There is no better to get to know Johannesburg and all that it has to offer than on this private and exclusive city tour which makes a great introduction to any visit. On this tour you explore the city which was founded by prospectors in the 1800's, and went on over the years to become the economic hub that drove the entire country.

On this informative tour you begin by driving through the Rainbow Nation's financial capital taking in the banking district, the Magistrate's Court and the Supreme Court. Visit the 'top of Africa' at the Carlton Centre for great views before heading to Museum Africa. Later drive through some of the most picturesque and avant-garde suburbs in the country before returning to your hotel.

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Rhino & Lion Park Tour
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Rhino & Lion Park Tour

Life with the lions

The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is a privately owned, non-subsidised game reserve, covering around 1,100 hectares on the typical highveld of Gauteng. The reserve is situated in the 'Cradle of Humankind', a declared World Heritage Site, about 30 miles north-west of Johannesburg and 40 miles west of Pretoria . . . and during your visit you have the chance to be photographed holding a lion cub.

You will be collected from your hotel in Johannesburg for a short drive to the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve. With more than 600 head of game, this is the perfect setting for admiring nature on your doorstep. More than 30 species of game, including three of the big five, can be viewed from the comfort of your closed touring vehicle. Also visit the Wondercave for that memorable lion cub photo.

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Lesedi Cultural Tour
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Lesedi Cultural Tour

Meet the tribes in their homes

Enjoy a visit to the Lesedi Cultural Village and experience the ethnic heart of Southern Africa at this unique venue. Take a tour around the many cultural diversities of the Rainbow Nation in a natural environment, enjoying their delicious cuisine and tribal dancing, and meet the Chief in his Royal Kraal. The lodge is a multi-cultural village set among the pristine bushveld and rocky hills a short drive north of Johannesburg.

You will see five traditional homesteads - the Zulus with their fighting sticks and cosy beehive huts, the Xhosa with their perfectly thatched 'rondawels', the rhythmic drums and whistles of the Pedi tribe, the conical straw hats of the Basotho and the colourful homes of the Ndebele. This trip is ideal for anyone wanting an adventure that reveals the mystical cultures and traditions of the people of Africa.

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Newtown & Public Art, Private Tour
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Newtown & Public Art, Private Tour

An exploration of the heritage trail of public art in inner city Johannesburg that celebrates the colorful culture, history, and heritage of Johannesburg. Part of the tour includes street art which creates a meaningful appreciation of Johannesburg's culture and artistic expression. Lunch at Gramadoelas Restaurant (or similar) is included in the tour. If time allows, a visit to artists' studios in Newtown may be included.

This tour is designed around the heritage trail of public art in inner city Johannesburg. Public Art provides a means of celebrating Johannesburg's unique culture, diverse communities and rich history. It offers shared symbols which build social cohesion, contribute to civic pride and help forge a positive identity for the city.

Through this art, the City projects its collective identity and vision, while individuals and community groups in neighborhoods are also empowered to express their unique identities. Part of the tour includes street art which creates a meaningful appreciation of Johannesburg's culture and artistic expression. This exciting trip into Johannesburg's art scene provides opportunity for a personal photographic documentation of Johannesburg inner city art and architecture.

Package Includes


• Collection and return to your Johannesburg downtown (CBD) or Sandton hotel
• Services of a registered driver / guide in an air-conditioned vehicle
• Lunch

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Gardens in the City Tour
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Gardens in the City Tour

For a great escape from the bustle of the city without having to venture too far, this day is dedicated to visiting three of the most prominent gardens in and around Johannesburg. The tour not only explores the natural beauty of areas dedicated to conserving the botanical heritage of South Africa, but also the fauna and bird species who call these gardens home.

Highlights


• Montecasino Bird Garden
• Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden
• Brenthurst Garden

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Mahatma Gandhi, Private Tour
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Mahatma Gandhi, Private Tour

Inspiring and informative, this tour traces the steps of Mahatma Gandhi during his time in Johannesburg, from his first arrival in the south of Johannesburg to central Johannesburg, where a plethora of buildings mark Gandhi's influence. Visit landmarks of potent historical value that created the spark of the Satyagraha movement. Travel to Johannesburg and embark on a brief and general city orientation tour. Stop at Hamidia Mosque, made famous as the site where Mohandas Gandhi led the first burning of passes on August 16, 1908. On that date, 3,000 Muslims, Hindus and Christians led by Gandhi, a Hindu, gathered in the courtyard of the Hamidia Mosque and burned their passes. A memorial has been built outside the mosque to commemorate this event.

Continue to Museum Africa, which is Johannesburg's social and cultural history museum. It is located in what was once the city's fruit and vegetable market, with a block-long facade, towering pillars and huge interior space. Its long-term exhibitions of social history include is Gandhi's Johannesburg, birthplace of Satyagraha. The Gandhi exhibition shows the buildings and places associated with Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle against discrimination, and encourages visitors to go to the sites described in the museum. Proceed to Constitution Hill where Gandhi was imprisoned four times in South Africa. The "Prisoner of Conscience" exhibition commemorates the life of Gandhi and touches on his experiences while in prison.

Continue to Satyagraha House, in a residential neighborhood of Orchards in Johannesburg, which was the home of Mohandas Gandhi from 1908 to 1909. Within these walls, the future Mahatma created and developed his philosophy of passive resistance, or "Satyagraha" in Sanskrit, a pacifist method of protest that he employed in India to lead the country to independence. A museum retracing Gandhi's experiences in South Africa, and particularly those that he shared here with his friend Kallenbach, is installed in the very heart of the house. In this way, a peaceful and meditative atmosphere channeling Gandhi's life within these walls inhabits the property.

At the end your visit, return to your hotel by late afternoon.

Highlights


• Constitution Hill
• Satyagraha House
• Museum Africa

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Pilansberg Safari
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Pilansberg Safari

Take a safari in the park

A safari awaits you just two and a half hours from Johannesburg at the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park. It is next to Sun City and is one of the largest in South Africa. The park covers an area of 55,000-hectares and its plains are rich and fertile as they were once part of a now extinct volcanic crater. Majestic hills encircle the park and a large central watering hole is ideal for game viewing.

The park is found in the transition zone of the Kalahari and the Lowveld, and therefore both types of vegetation are found. Pilanesberg National Park is home to all of the Big Five and other large game including giraffe, hippo, zebra and crocodile, as well as an extreme diversity of birdlife. A visit to the park is always rewarding and there are a number of hides and picnic spots to stop and stretch your legs.

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Private Architectural Tour
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Private Architectural Tour

Johannesburg has benefited from visionaries of the likes of Sir Herbert Baker. This fascinating tour traces his architectural legacy around the city. Visit iconic buildings that have been awarded World Heritage status that bear the imprint of this most renowned name in South African architecture.

Highlights


• Pilrig House
• St Margarets
• The View
• Munro Drive Scenic View
• Northword


Package Includes


• Collection and return to your Johannesburg downtown (CBD) or Sandton hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle
• Services of a registered driver / guide in an air-conditioned vehicle

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Pilansberg Safari Day Tour
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Pilansberg Safari Day Tour

The Pilanesberg National Park, which covers some 55 000 hectares, is the fourth largest in southern Africa. This malaria-free park is perched on the eroded vestiges of an alkaline volcanic crater - one of only three such craters in the world. Depart Johannesburg in the early morning and transfer to the Pilanesberg National Park. Apart from the 'Big Five' you may find cheetah, hippo, crocodile and even sable during your drive. A short stop will be made to enjoy brunch before continuing on the remainder of your drive.

Highlights


• Pilanesberg National Park
• Open Vehicle Game Drive
• Big Five


Package Includes


• Entrance-Pilanesberg National Park Fees
• Meals - Light Brunch @ Bush Camp
• A 2.5 hour open vehicle game drive

fr £160pp

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