Discover South Africa’s beating heart! Johannesburg, or Jo’burg’ is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city with great places to eat and interesting sites to visit. The city has played a Jekyll and Hyde role in global consciousness, highlighting both ups and downs of 21st century South Africa. A guided tour of Soweto (the Southwest Townships) offers a glimpse of history and daily life, whilst the Apartheid Museum pays tribute to South Africa’s recent poignant past. Powerful monuments, a musical variety from sophisticated jazz to urban kwaito, and a fusion of flavors in the shebeens of Soweto to the upmarket bistros of Rosebank and Sandton all await you.

Interests

  • Heritage
  • Wine & Food

Highlights

  • Urban Bistros
  • Historical Sites
  • Beautiful Architecture
  • Musical Rhythms

Places to Stay

African Rock Hotel

Style: Boutique

This exclusive boutique hotel is located 11kms from the OR Tambo International Airport, in the quiet suburb of Kempton Park, and away from the flight path of arriving and departing planes.

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Premier Hotel OR Tambo

Style: International

Located about one km from the international airport and 500 m from the Rhodesfield Gautrain station of Johannesburg, the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport offers all modern amenities.

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Activities in Johannesburg

Scheduled Half Day Soweto Tour

Scheduled Half Day Soweto Tour. Duration: 4 hrs. Starts at 08h30 (Monday to Friday) Highlights of the tour include: Baragwanath Hospital, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Mandela House Museum

Other Included Activities

Scheduled Half Day Cullinan Tour. Duration: Departs Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun between 08h30 and 09h10 and Returns +/- 16h30 Highlight of the tour: Cullinan Diamond Mine site

Activities at Rovos Rail:Victoria Falls-Pretoria & VS

Excursions

Private full day Johannesburg tour

Private full day Johannesburg tour

Maropeng & Sterkfontein

Maropeng & Sterkfontein Caves tour

Fossils museum

Tour of the fossils museum

Private Half Day City Tour

Private Half Day City Tour

Scheduled Soweto Tour

Scheduled Half Day Soweto Tour. Duration: 4 hrs. Starts at 08h30 (Monday to Friday)Highlights of the tour include: Baragwanath Hospital, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Mandela House Museum

Scheduled Apartheid Museum

Scheduled Half Day Apartheid tour from .Duration: 4 hrs. Starts at 1300hours (Tuesday to Sunday)Highlights of the tour include: Apartheid Museum

Other Included Activities

Many South Africans gave much; some gave all, to achieve a truly democratic South Africa. Come with us on this full day tour which shares some of the journey, pain and struggle of those heroes; witness the places, experience the diverse museums where these momentous, tumultuous years have been so well documented. Our day begins at the Hector Pieterson Museum, where we start to unravel the cause of the devastating riots, before travelling past Mandela House, where you have the option of visiting this small museum (own account). Our next significant stop is the fascinating Regina Mundi Church, site of so many of the underground meetings of the then banned political parties. Standing there, you can feel the tension; picture the intensity, the strain on the faces of those unthinkably brave souls, committed at any cost to changing the way of life of a nation. We’ve chosen to lunch in Soweto at a local restaurant (own account), before visiting the legendary Apartheid Museum. This is an interactive voyage of discovery, one which takes you from the dark days of ‘whites only’ privilege, through to Nelson Mandela’s historic release. The Apartheid Museum is a multimedia experience, with documentary film snippets, texts, sound clips and live accounts, recapturing life in the dark days of South Africa. It’s a fascinating tour, filled with tales of bravery and sadness, but ultimately it’s a story with the right ending.

Other Included Activities

Full Day Humankind and Lesedi Cultural Tour

Other Included Activities

Scheduled Half Day Gold Reef City Tour. Duration: 4 hrs. Starts at 13h00 (Wednesday to Sunday) Highlights of the tour include: Jozi Story of Gold, Underground Mine Tour, Gold Pour, Gold Panning

Other Included Activities

Scheduled Half Day Gold Reef City Tour. Duration: 4 hrs. Starts at 13h00 (Wednesday to Sunday) Highlights of the tour include: Jozi Story of Gold, Underground Mine Tour, Gold Pour, Gold Panning

Other Included Activities

Scheduled Half Day Apartheid tour from .Duration: 4 hrs. Starts at 1300hours (Tuesday to Sunday) Highlights of the tour include: Apartheid Museum

Other Included Activities

Scheduled Half Day Johannesburg City Tour. Duration: 4 hrs. Starts at 08h30 (Tuesday to Saturday) Highlights of the tour include: Johannesburg Inner-City, Newtown Precinct, Museum Africa, Views from the ‘Top of Africa’

Other Included Activities

Scheduled Half Day Soweto Tour. Duration: 4 hrs. Starts at 08h30 (Monday to Friday) Highlights of the tour include: Baragwanath Hospital, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Mandela House Museum

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