|Day Tour Plus (6hrs)|
|These interactive tours take visitors to famous locations in Johannesburg's city centre and townships.
The tours will showcase the city in a relaxed drive, where the dynamic contrasts of the city - from the green leafy northern suburbs to the forgotten and eye-opening area of Hillbrow - will be shown to the visitors.
Well-informed guides will accompany the visitors and provide them with interesting facts.
|Soweto Tour (6hrs)|
|This is Soweto. Leave all your comfort zones at home and come enjoy the exciting vibe and culture of this magical place, from taverns to squatter camps, historical monuments to jazz. Our highly experienced tour guides will take you on an experience that you shall never forget.|
|Apartheid Museum Tour|
|Powerful and moving, the Apartheid Museum takes visitors on a intriguing, horrifying and ultimately inspiring journey from the dark days of 'whites only' privilege, through to Nelson Mandela's historic release from prison.
On entering the building you are racially classified and get a small idea of what it was like to have your entire life determined by your skin colour and after a few hours at the Apartheid Museum you will feel that you were in the townships in the '70s and '80s, dodging police bullets or teargas canisters, or marching and protesting with thousands of school children. Documentary pieces of film, texts, sound clips and live accounts recapture life in the old South Africa and there are excellent displays on the Soweto up-rising, ANC in exile, petty apartheid, solitary confinement, anti-apartheid movements abroad and sporting boycotts. The experience culminates in the birth of a new democratic country, the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as President and witness one of the most progressive constitutions in the world.
Eastgate Shopping Mall | Cresta Shopping Centre | Fourways Crossing | Fourways Mall | Hyde Park Shopping | Killarney Mall | Melrose Arch | Nelson Mandela Square | Sandton City Shopping Centre | The Brightwater Commons | The Mall of Rosebank | Westgate Regional Shopping Centre | Oriental Plaza
|Johannesburg City Tour|
|Sitting on one of the richest gold-bearing reefs, Johannesburg or ‘eGoli’ has grown into a 2500 square kilometres mammoth city and the financial capital of South Africa. Affectionately called ‘Jo’berg’ or ‘Jozi’ by South Africans, this dynamic city is an interesting blend of old structures and glass-sheathed buildings.
This tour is ideal for those wanting a quick orientation to the city. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the ‘Top of Africa’, the observation deck of Carlton Centre. The 295 metre long Nelson Mandela Bridge is the longest bridge in South Africa. Built within the ramparts of the Old Fort (a notorious prison that dates back to 1892), Constitution Hill is a blend of the old and new.
Take this Johannesburg tour to get a better understanding of the history of South Africa.
|Sightseeing Tour of Pretoria|
|Known as the Jacaranda City for all the purple blossom-bedecked trees which line its thoroughfares, Pretoria is a lovely, quiet city.
This beautiful city lined with relics of outstanding architecture has attracted many tourists to South Africa. On this tour, acquaint yourself with the works of Sir Herbert Baker, the dominant force in South African architecture for two decades. His masterpiece is the Union Buildings - office of the South African government and the President of South Africa. Standing at Meintjies Kop, just like he envisioned, the Building overlooks Pretoria the same way the Acropolis of Athens does. At Church Square, the hub of Pretoria, you will find statues of the President of the South African Republic, Paul Kruger. The imposing granite structure called the Voortrekker Monument is the national icon for Afrikaans South Africans.
Take this tour of Pretoria - a city embroiled in history and lined with stately buildings.
|A Toast to Wildlife - De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre Tour|
|Enjoy an educational adventure with rare and endangered species like the cheetah and wild dogs at the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre. If you missed the elusive cheetahs on your wildlife safari, don't be disappointed. An hour away from Johannesburg and neighbouring Hartbeespoort Dam, De Wildt Centre offers a unique opportunity to get close to cheetahs, wild dogs, antelopes, the brown hyena, vultures and owls. Lying at the base of Magaliesberg Mountain and spread over 168 hectares, this wildlife refuge was established by Ann van Dyk to breed and research endangered species in the ‘race against extinction' programme.
The first to breed the king cheetah, this wildlife centre is truly amazing for its efforts over the last 20 years! You'll also see wild dogs interacting in a pack, playing and eating. Don't forget to keep an eye out for riverine rabbits and blue duikers.
A great place to learn some interesting facts about these fascinating creatures and their struggle for existence, a visit to De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre is a truly special experience.
|Pilanesberg Game Reserve is South Africa's fourth largest game reserve, and is two hours from Johannesburg. This 500 square kilometres national park lies in the crater of a 1200 million year old extinct volcano.
In this transitional zone between the Kalahari Desert and Lowveld (a tropical savanna), you'll see a variety of vegetation as you explore the surrounding mountains and the savanna of the park. The area around Mankwe Lake is particularly stunning with its towering rocky outcrops.
The Reserve is home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, hippo, rhiono and buffalo), as well as the white rhinos, giraffes, a variety of antelopes, zebras, hyenas and African wild dogs. Keep your binoculars handy and spot many of the region's birds.
With an impressive variety of wildlife, birds and diverse vegetation, Pilanesberg Game Reserve is the ideal place to appreciate South Africa's game and vegetation diversity. [more info & booking]
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Gauteng, with its two major cities Johannesburg and Pretoria, is the powerhouse of the Republic of South African as well as of Southern Africa. Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport is by far the biggest one in the region, the GDP of Joburg makes about 20% of the national GDP.
Pretoria, Joburg's little sister, is smaller (in almost any case), but not less lively. Being the administrative capital of South Africa and hosting most embassies, consulates etc. Pretoria evolved its own charme. Pretoria is only about a 45min drive from the airport, which makes the Jacaranda City the ideal "point of entry" when you are coming to Southern Africa.
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