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1 Johannesburg City Tour
Johannesburg City Tour

Get to know Jo'burg fr £43pp

There is no better way to get to know Johannesburg and all that it has to offer than on this city tour which makes a great introduction for any first time visitor. On this tour you explore lots of different parts of the this buzzing 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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1 Johannesburg City Tour

Johannesburg City Tour

2 Apartheid Museum Tour
Apartheid Museum Tour

More to it than Mandela fr £46pp

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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2 Apartheid Museum Tour

Apartheid Museum Tour

3 Soweto Tour
Soweto Tour

Visit the famous township fr £46pp

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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3 Soweto Tour

Soweto Tour

4 Cape Winelands Tour
Cape Winelands Tour

Raise a glass to local wines fr £49pp

This popular Cape Winelands tour departs every day at 8.30 and is great value as it includes a wine cellar tour and two tastings. Your day begins with a delightful drive out of Cape Town on picturesque winding roads to the very heart of the Cape winelands, passing through superb mountain ranges and vineyards and seeing Cape Dutch homesteads along the way.

Your first stop is at the historic Stellenbosch region for a wine cellar tour and tasting - with a choice of award winning wines for you to sample . Then in Franschoek you visit the Boschendal manor house with plenty of time to explore. You are then driven back to your hotel in Cape Town around lunchtime after spending a wonderful morning in the famous winelands of the Cape.


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4 Cape Winelands Tour

Cape Winelands Tour

5 Pretoria Afternoon City Tour
Pretoria Afternoon City Tour

Get to Know the Capital fr £58pp

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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5 Pretoria Afternoon City Tour

Pretoria Afternoon City Tour

6 Walk to Freedom Day Tour
Walk to Freedom Day Tour

In the footsteps of Mandela fr £67pp

If you are familiar with the story of Nelson Mandela, and who isn't, this full day tour visiting Robben Island, the townships of Cape Town and the Malay quarter is a must. “No easy road to freedom” was a central theme in most of the Mass Democratic Movement’s campaigns, from the early days through to the late 1980s, and you will hear about all aspects of the struggle against apartied.

Any understanding of present day conditions in South Africa is also greatly enhanced by taking this tour, which offers a wealth of insight into South African history. It includes a brief educational introduction to Cape Town, one of the world’s most varied and popular cities. Your tour also includes visits to Bo-Kaap, Langa Township and District Six as well as the famous prison on Robben Island where Mandela was held captive for so many years.

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6 Walk to Freedom Day Tour

Walk to Freedom Day Tour

7 Gold Reef City Tour
Gold Reef City Tour

As good as gold fr £70pp

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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7 Gold Reef City Tour

Gold Reef City Tour

8 Cape Point and Peninsula Day Tour
Cape Point and Peninsula Day Tour

High hopes for Cape tour fr £79pp

Prepare for an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way as you travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at a Llandudno look-out point and Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour, with magnificent mountain views and beach.

Drive on through Constantia Nek and 'Ou Kaapse Weg', on a breathtaking coastal drive to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve, which has a wide variety of plant, bird and animal life. After lunch at a nearby restaurant go on to Simon's Town, a village with a naval base and a large penguin colony at Boulders Beach. This will be followed by a visit to the well-known Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

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8 Cape Point and Peninsula Day Tour

Cape Point and Peninsula Day Tour

9 Private Johannesburg City Tour
Private Johannesburg City Tour

See the city in private fr £87pp

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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9 Private Johannesburg City Tour

Private Johannesburg City Tour

10 Private Port Elizabeth City Tour
Private Port Elizabeth City Tour

The Old and the New fr £93pp

On this historical, cultural and scenic orientation tour, you will see Port Elizabeth from its interesting beginnings to its present modern day splendour. On this private trip you visit No 7 Castle Hill Museum, the Donkin Reserve, the main educational institution of UPE, the Pier at Hobie Beach, the city centre, the Early Settler Museum, Fort Frederick and Settler's Park.

The third largest port in South Africa and the country's fifth biggest city, Port Elizabeth is ideally set on the beautiful beaches of Algoa Bay. Often referred to as 'The Friendly City', it has more than its fair share of warm water beaches, estuaries and rivers, providing superb watersports playgrounds. There are endless opportunities for surfing, deep sea angling, yachting, power-boating, boardsailing and diving.

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10 Private Port Elizabeth City Tour

Private Port Elizabeth City Tour

11 Private Township Tour
Private Township Tour

Learn About Township Life fr £93pp

On this fascinating tour you will learn all about South Africa's social history on a roller-coaster ride that brings you face-to-face with the harsh reality of the country's Apartheid past, and great successes of the present. The focus is on the most historical townships in Port Elizabeth, including New Brighton, which was established in 1903.

New Brighton was the first officially black residential area in Port Elizabeth. Other townships visited on the tour are Kwazakhele and Zwide. Along the way you will learn about life and history of the townships and meet talented artists at work, visit a community-run school and the Donkin Reserve. You will be picked up and returned to your city or Beachfront Hotels.

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11 Private Township Tour

Private Township Tour

12 Private Durban City Tour
Private Durban City Tour

Get to know the city fr £94pp

This fascinating tour is dedicated to the discovery of the many cultural and historical contrasts of this cosmopolitan South African city where east really does meet west. First you are driven along Durban's distinctive beachfront, known as the Golden Mile, past the beautiful art-deco buildings and Ushaka Marine World to The Point, which is at the harbour entrance.

Then drive along Victoria Embankment and through the heart of the city past buildings of historical significance such as the Natal Museum, City Hall and the Play House Theatre. Visit the colourful and lively Victoria Street Market which is always filled with the aromas of Indian spices. The tour ends with a 15 minute walk through the Botanic Gardens before returning to your hotel.

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12 Private Durban City Tour

Private Durban City Tour

13 Shakaland Zulu Experience
Shakaland Zulu Experience

Day with the Zulus fr £106pp

On this popular Durban tour you will feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus. You will be collected early from your hotel in the city for your tour to Shakaland. Enjoy a two hour drive from Durban along the Dolphin Coast via Sibaya inland to the rural Zululand area.

Here you stop at Shakaland, a Zulu Kraal near Eshowe in the Nkwalini Valley. Then join in and experience a cultural programme of Zulu traditions which includes spear making, hut building, pottery and weaving. You will be enthralled and dazzled by the spectacular Zulu dance show and get a taste for local beer. Then enjoy a typical Zulu meal, buffet style, while being entertained by traditional singing and dancing before returning to Durban.

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13 Shakaland Zulu Experience

Shakaland Zulu Experience

14 Sandboard and Quad Bike Day Tour
Sandboard and Quad Bike Day Tour

Action adventure in the dunes fr £106pp

You will be picked up at your city hotel for this exciting day of adventure. Leave Cape Town and travel along the West Coast to Atlantis Nature Reserve where this fun filled day begins. An experienced instructor will take you through the basics of sand boarding and soon you will be cruising down the dunes at high speeds that will get your adrenaline flowing.

Enjoy lunch at the nature reserve and then its back to the action, this time on a high powered sand dune quad bike where you can speed up, down and along the face of the dunes under the watchful eye of the guides who will make sure your experience is safe as well as fun. Later return to your hotel via a drive along the beaches of Bloubergstrand.

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14 Sandboard and Quad Bike Day Tour

Sandboard and Quad Bike Day Tour

15 Private Valley of 1000 Hills
Private Valley of 1000 Hills

Head for the hills fr £107pp

This is a tour where you get to see great landscapes, appreciate local culture and view game all rolled into one. Drive out of the city through the western Durban suburbs and into the picturesque countryside of the Valley of a Thousand Hills where you will spend time learning about the history and lifestyle of the world famous Zulu tribes and their fearsome warriors.

First you are taken to visit a reconstructed Zulu village where you go into the traditional beehive shaped thatched huts, where the various artefacts, beliefs and rituals are explained, providing insight into the fascinating Zulu culture. Following an impressive tribal dancing show, you are taken on a guided tour of the Crocodile and Snake Park before returning to Durban.

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15 Private Valley of 1000 Hills

Private Valley of 1000 Hills

16 Whale Watching Tour
Whale Watching Tour

Watch whales and see Great Whites fr £118pp

You will be collected from your Cape Town Hotel and driven to Gansbaai. The adventure starts from the Kleinbaai Harbour, east of Danger Point, from where you move towards the Pearly Beach area to find the highest concentration of Southern Right whales which come to these calm bays every year from July to December to either, calve and nurse their young or to mate.

After spending time with these magnificent creatures you move on to Dyer Island to view the African penguins as well as various other seabirds. Behind Dyer Island visit Geyser Rock, which is home to about 60,000 Cape fur seals. Between these two Islands you are in Shark Alley, where you have a good chance of seeing a Great White close up.

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16 Whale Watching Tour

Whale Watching Tour

17 Lesedi Cultural Tour
Lesedi Cultural Tour

Meet the tribes in their homes fr £132pp

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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17 Lesedi Cultural Tour

Lesedi Cultural Tour

18 Cape Riviera & Whale Watching
Cape Riviera & Whale Watching

Whale watching and fine wines fr £140pp

August to November is usually the best time to see the Southern Right Whale in the waters around Cape Town and Walker Bay at Hermanus is an ideal place for whale watching. These mammals, which often come as close as 50 meters from the shore, are given to displays of breaching, lobtailing, spyhopping and courtship rituals, and today you may see them all.

Leave Cape Town via Elgin, which is the heart of the apple industry, en route to Hermanus, stopping at the Old Harbour Museum. Then travel to the Hamilton Russell Vineyards established in 1981 when he selected the most suitable and southerly vineyards in the Cape to produce the country's top cool climate wines. Then take a scenic drive to Kleinmond, for a visit to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.

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18 Cape Riviera & Whale Watching

Cape Riviera & Whale Watching

19 Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari
Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari

See the big five fr £142pp

Enjoy a full day of game viewing in a huge wildlife sanctuary for the opportunity of spotting animals including some or all of the Big Five - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve is renowned for its conservation efforts in saving the white rhino from extinction and you will learn all about this and other projects during your visit.

After an early morning departure from Durban you travel for around three hours to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve where you spend the rest of the day watching for the aninals on a memorable safari. Enjoy lunch in the game park and return to Durban in the late afternoon. You must have at least one safari experience while visiting South Africa and this full day tour is a great start.

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19 Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari

Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari

20 Private Addo Elephant Park Safari
Private Addo Elephant Park Safari

Day with the elephants fr £155pp

Deep within the shadows of the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region lies the Addo Elephant National Park. The original elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only 11 elephants remained in the area. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to more than 420 elephants, 450 Cape buffalo, black rhino and antelope, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.

It can be easy to just relax in the sunshine or travel around the many local sights while staying in Port Elizabeth, but this private trip around the famous wildlife park is a real must while staying in the city. You are taken on a drive right around the national park making a stop for lunch at a picnic area overlooking a waterhole where you have a great chance to see lots of the animals.

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20 Private Addo Elephant Park Safari

Private Addo Elephant Park Safari

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

Pictures in a Landscape fr £157pp

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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21 Newtown & Public Art, Private Tour

Newtown & Public Art, Private Tour

22 Gardens in the City Tour
Gardens in the City Tour

Get Back to Nature fr £159pp

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 that conserve the botanical heritage of South Africa, but also the fauna and bird species that 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 flowers and wildlife 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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22 Gardens in the City Tour

Gardens in the City Tour

23 Shark Cage Diving Tour
Shark Cage Diving Tour

Jaw dropping experience fr £173pp

You know they are there, lurking beneath the waves, but how about coming face to face with one! On this memorable Shark Cage Diving tour you will be picked up from your city hotel and driven to Gansbaai. Breakfast is included in the price and is provided before the boat launch so you won't be at all hungry . . . even if those huge sharks out in the ocean are.


You are fitted with comfortable inflatable life-jackets and given a safety briefing before arriving at the anchoring spot in 20 to 25 minutes. The anchor is lowered and the cage goes into the water, a scent trail is made and then you settle down. Final preparations for the diving is made and the rest of the day is spent watching, diving and enjoying seeing these amazing creatures in their natural environment.



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23 Shark Cage Diving Tour

Shark Cage Diving Tour

24 Private Constantia Wine Tour
Private Constantia Wine Tour

Taste the Very Best Wines fr £181pp

Constantia is the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa. Located just 20 minutes from Cape Town’s city bowl, it is breathtakingly beautiful, with vineyards that stretch up the eastern slopes of the mountainside. As you drive through this historical valley, you see why the first Governor of the Cape chose this spot to build his farm, Constantia. The route is an easy day trip and the farms have quality restaurants.

On this tour you enjoy some quality wine tasting at some of the area's top estates including Groot Constantia, whose distinguished history dates back to 1685, and includes the supply of wines in early 19th century to Napoleon Bonaparte. During the day you will taste some of the Cape’s most sublime vintages and spend time in some of the best estates in this famous wine growing area.

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24 Private Constantia Wine Tour

Private Constantia Wine Tour

25 Cycling Cape of Good Hope
Cycling Cape of Good Hope

Put on your Cycling Cape fr £203pp

Leave your hotel in the early morning and travel along the spectacular Atlantic Seaboard, past Hout Bay and via the picturesque Chapman's Peak Drive to the Noordhoek Farm Village. Renowned for long white sandy beaches, vast wetlands and milkwood forest, the area boasts a relaxed laid-back lifestyle and is a favourite with artists. Here you have some light refreshments before your cycle trip around the cape.

At the Cape of Good Hope Reserve you first cycle along the winding road to the historical landmark of Cape Point, the most south-western point of Africa, which is home to an array of birds and wildlife. Enjoy views from Cape Point Lighthouse and have lunch at the naval hamlet of Simon's Town. Then stop at Boulders Beach to see the penguin colony before swimming at a lovely beach, returning to Cape Town late afternoon.




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25 Cycling Cape of Good Hope

Cycling Cape of Good Hope

26 Pilansberg Safari Day Tour
Pilansberg Safari Day Tour

Chance to see the Big Five fr £211pp

Magnificent Pilanesberg National Park 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, elephant, buffalo and rhino - and you could well come across cheetah, hippo, crocodile and even sable during your game drive. A short stop is 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 viewing return to the city as the sun sets.


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26 Pilansberg Safari Day Tour

Pilansberg Safari Day Tour

27 Private Sani Pass 4WD Adventure
Private Sani Pass 4WD Adventure

Hit the high ground fr £292pp

Experience the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and spectacular scenery as you wind your way up the historic Sani Pass and into Lesotho - land of the 'People of the Blanket'. After an early morning pick up from your Durban hotel, travel inland past Pietermaritzburg and through the Natal Midlands. On arrival at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg you change to a 4x4 vehicle.

Then travel up the steep and spectacular Sani Pass, up into the 'Roof of Africa'. As you rise over the escarpment you cross over into the Mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho. Enjoy the opportunity of visiting a traditional Basotho village and learn about the traditions and way of life. Taste some local beer and bread before having lunch at the highest pub in Africa. You arrive back at your hotel in the early evening.

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27 Private Sani Pass 4WD Adventure

Private Sani Pass 4WD Adventure

28 Full Day Game Drive at Amakhala Reserve
Full Day Game Drive at Amakhala Reserve

Chance to See the Big Five

This full day tour from Port Elizabeth gives you the chance of a complete wildlife experience. At the Amakhala Private Game Reserve you will see lots of wildlife in a diverse landscape and as well as having the chance to spot the Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino - you can watch black wildebeest, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and numerous other antelope.

The reserve offers a range of morning and evening safaris, as well as other activities when you can appreciate the fascinating flora, fauna and bird life of the Eastern Cape. You meet at Reed Valley for a short orientation and welcome drinks before enjoying a game drive through the reserve including a stop for a sumptuous lunch, before taking a tranquil river cruise, followed by another safari through other areas.

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28 Full Day Game Drive at Amakhala Reserve

Full Day Game Drive at Amakhala Reserve

29 Mahatma Gandhi, Private Tour
Mahatma Gandhi, Private Tour

In the Footsteps of Gandhi

Both 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 connected to the struggle against discrimination. Then stop at Constitution Hill where Gandhi was imprisoned four times and at Satyagraha House, his home for a year.

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29 Mahatma Gandhi, Private Tour

Mahatma Gandhi, Private Tour

30 Private Architectural Tour
Private Architectural Tour

See the Famous Buildings

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 services of a local guide.

First stop after being picked up from your downtown hotel is Pilrig House, then it's on to St Margaret's followed by a visit to The View. You are then taken 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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30 Private Architectural Tour

Private Architectural Tour