Excursions in Gauteng- Johannesburg
Experience the warmth and hospitality of people from the Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Sotho and Pedi cultures. The multilingual, multivisual orientation depicts the history of South Africa, and will deepen your understanding of the complexity of our multicultural community. As evening falls, you will enjoy a traditional African meal.
The tour sets off for Constitution Hill, home of South Africas architectural marvel, the Constitutional Court and site of Johannesburgs Old Fort Prison. Continue through the newly renovated, quaint and quirky suburb of Melville with its vibey shops and trendy restaurants, and stop at Newtown Market, home of Johannesburg Market Theatre. Return via the flipside of the coin, the lush, upmarket suburb of lower Houghton.
Set out from Johannesburg into the adventurous North West province of South Africa and enjoy game-viewing in your closed transfer vehicle in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. You also visit the nearby Sun City. Enjoy a guided tour of this glamorous oasis with its world-class bars and restaurants, Valley of the Waves and Waterworld (for guests own account). You can then explore and enjoy all the many attractions this resort offers, or take an optional guided tour of the extraordinary Palace of the Lost City (for guests own account).
Travel along the city of Johannesburg and Soweto and explore these cities through the freedom fighters eyes on this full day tour. Highlights include the Regina Mundi Church, Soweto Cooling Towers, Vilikazi Street, Freedom Square, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Nelson Mandela Bridge and Constitution Hill.
Jump on a bike and discover for yourself the stories and people who make up vibrant Soweto. Learn about the turbulence of apartheid during a visit to the Apartheid Museum before escaping downtown for the streets of Soweto. Have a lunch, and enjoy a feast of local specialties at a buzzing restaurant. Ride past the former home of Nelson Mandela, calling by landmarks from the country´s famous 1976 student uprisings, as you explore the streets. From the realities of life in a migrant workers´ hostel to the energy of a shebeen bar, this is one tour that will give you a real insight into this fascinating region.
Hit the streets for a walking tour through the sights of multicultural Johannesburg. Set off from the heights of the Carlton Centre, passing through Main Street Mall and Ghandi Square on your way to Newtown. Discover the best of this vibrant precinct, from Mary Fitzgerald Square to Museum Africa, before ending the day with a cold brew at the SAB World of Beer.
Visit Pretoria, informally known as the "Jacaranda City" for its beautiful purple line streets when the Jacaranda trees are in full bloom. Highlights include Paul Kruger House, Church Square, Voortrekker Monument, passing the Union Buildings and the City Hall. End the tour with delightful local cuisine (light meal).
Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum, and discover the cause of the tragic riots which led to his death; pass Mandela House where there is time to visit this fascinating little museum (own account). Continue to Regina Mundi Church, site of many secret underground meetings of the then banned political parties. Drive past the largest stadium in Africa, Soccer City, and host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final - this magnificent stadium is now nicknamed The Calabash for its resemblance to the African Pot.