24 April 2017

 

Amazing things to do in
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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

On this fun tour you have 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 and learn a bit of their specially devised mine language - which is still used today to cover the many and diverse tribes who worked here.

As you stroll through this fascinating theme park you can reflect on the life of the mining town at the turn of the last century and discover the intriguing Jozi Story of Gold. This is a great day out for all the family as there is plenty to see and do at Gold Reef City for young and old alike. All you have to do is to remember to wear comfortable walking shoes.

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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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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

This tour is an exploration of the public art in inner city Johannesburg that celebrates the colourful culture, history, and heritage of the city. Part of the tour includes street art which creates a meaningful appreciation of Joburg's culture and artistic expression. Lunch at Gramadoelas Restaurant is included and, if time allows, you can end with a visit to artists' studios in Newtown.

Public art provides a means of celebrating Johannesburg's unique culture and diverse communities offering 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 vision. This exciting trip also provides opportunity for a personal photographic record of inner city art and architecture.

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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.

After being picked up from your hotel you are first taken to the Montecasino Bird Garden where you will see lots of exotic species. Next stop is the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens which has flora and fauna from all over the country. Then your last visit on this popular tour, which is ideal for nature lovers, is the impressive Brenthurst Garden.

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Mahatma Gandhi, Private Tour
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Mahatma Gandhi, Private Tour

Inspiring and informative, this private tour traces the steps of Mahatma Gandhi during his time in Johannesburg, from his first arrival in the south of the city to central Johannesburg, where a plethora of buildings mark his influence. Visit landmarks of potent historical value that created the spark of the Satyagraha movement while also enjoying a general city orientation tour.

Stop at Hamidia Mosque, made famous as the site where Gandhi led the first burning of passes on August 16, 1908. Continue to Museum Africa, which is a social and cultural history museum where the Gandhi exhibition shows the places associated with his struggle against discrimination. Then stop at Constitution Hill where Gandhi was imprisoned four times and at Satyagraha House, which was Gandhi's home for a year.

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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 and this fascinating tour traces his architectural legacy around the city. During the day you will visit iconic buildings that have been awarded World Heritage status that bear the imprint of this most renowned name in South African architecture. And on this private tour you will have the exclusive services of a local guide.

First stop after being picked up from your downtown hotel is Pilrig House, then it's on to St Margarets followed by a visit to The View. You will be taken next to Munro Drive Scenic View before ending the trip at Northword. There is so much to see and do when staying in the exciting city of Johannesburg, and for lovers of architecture this tour is a real must.

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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 wildlife haven is perched on the eroded vestiges of an alkaline volcanic crater - one of only three such craters in the world. On this exciting tour you are picked up from your hotel in Johannesburg in the early morning and driven out to the national park.

On the safari that follows you can expect to see some or all of the Big Five - lion, leopard, rhino buffalo and elephant - and you could well come across cheetah, hippo, crocodile and even sable during your game drive. A short stop will be made at a bush camp to enjoy brunch before continuing on the remainder of your drive in open top vehicles. After a great day of wildlife watching you return to the city as the sun sets.

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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 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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