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Soweto Day Tour from Johannesburg
"Sophiatown-to-Soweto- back to Sophiatown the tour follows the history of Soweto taking a look at life of Sophiatown before the forced removal that led to the Soweto we know today.This tour goes through the Trevor Huddleston museum and Sophiatown museum.Follow the trail to Meadowlands be get an insight into the Mandela family and the icon's life at this address. Then take a lunch break at the restaurants in the area and get a taste of South African cuisine. Thereafter proceed to Maponya Mall the first major mall in the Soweto township then pass the famous Chris Hani hospital. The tour then exits Soweto and heads to the Apartheid Museum for a 2 hour tour of the history of all who lived during this era to the rainbow nation that is now. After a day of museum and history drive ththe city of gold to share some sun-downers while you share the ambiance lifestyle and culture of this famous city before heading back to your hotel."""
From $210.00
 
Private Tour: Cultural Soweto Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
"You can budget about 5 hours for this half day tour from the time you leave your hotel till return. Enjoy sightseeing en-route to Soweto (especially Johannesburg's old gold mine belt). Pass through the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto (a hospita revolutionary and philanthropist Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) lived before he way jailed for 27 years for advocating for the rights of black people who were being oppressed by the Apartheid Government. Budget 45mins for this section of the tour.Jus the most popular being the 100m bungee jumping in between the two cooling towers (own expense). At the bottom of the towers is the vibey and trendy Chaf Pozi restaurant for some South African flavor where you will be spoiled with traditional foods such a get to view the slums and shanty towns that have become established over the years as a result of deep rooted poverty and high unemployment levels. You will even enjoy the privilege of chatting with some locals going on about their business from housewiv sculpture designers carpenters flea market stalls and the like."
From ZAR1,650.00
 
Soweto Township Experience Tour from Johannesburg
"After you have been collected from your hotel you will make your way to Soweto. Along the way you will drive past the Diepkloof ext Baragwanath Taxi Rank and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital to name a few. You will visit an informal settlement drive past Maponya Shopping Mall walk through Freedom Square and Freedom Charter Memorial. Walk through the Regina Mundi Church and drive along Vilakazi Street. Optional: African Buffet Lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant (own expense) You will also have the opportunity to visi entrance Fees to the Museum included. Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum outside the Prescient. See the homes of Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Towards the end of the tour you will visit a local shebeen and taste a type of beer drunk by the people of Soweto if your older than 18 years (time permitt
From ZAR788.00

Game Reserves Tips (8)

See Pilanesberg Park - only 2 hours away!

Pilanesberg Park is only two hours from Johannesburg, and I had my guide drive me around the huge reserve for about fours hours (starting at noontime). But all I saw were deers, birds and a few wild...
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jumpingnorman
Feb 15, 2009

Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Whilst in Johannesburg you must take the time to visit The Pilanesberg National Park - either with a tour or by hiring a car and taking a self-drive trip to the Park.Pilanesberg is next to the well...
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junecorlett
Feb 13, 2009

The lowveld ~ Mpumalanga

This is one of the most naturally majestic provinces in South Africa. With so many natural wonders, lush and green vegetation and a real touch of Africa. From waterfalls to canyons, wild bush...
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Jenniflower
Jul 01, 2007

Kruger National Park

This world famous National Park in South Africa was founded in 1898 and is just under 2 million hectares in size in total. It is, to me, so much more than a piece of the planet where flora, fauna and...
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Jenniflower
Jul 01, 2007

Bakubung

I was fortunate enough to spend a glorious weekend in this very lovely lodge, just minutes from Sun City, which is about 2 hours drive from Johannesburg.Its a very short drive from the Pilansberg...
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dejavu2gb
Jan 27, 2006

Rhino & Lion Nature reserve

From Sterkfontein we drove to Rhino & Lion Nature reserve. At the entrance we paid to get into the Rhino and Lion reserve and to get a tour of a place called Wondercave. After the visit to the...
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Gard
Jan 24, 2005

Tangala Game Lodge. A...

Tangala Game Lodge. A gorgeous, rustic experience. My first game drive! Eugene and Nadia (pictured) are your able and friendly hosts -- Eugene's family has owned the land for years, and Nadia grew up...
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Jester_SFO
Aug 26, 2002

Drive to Kruger National...

Drive to Kruger National Park.In any case you SHOULD get there (even by plane), but if it's possible to drive, you will NOT be sorry. The land is absolutely numbingly beautiful...you really do get the...
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Jester_SFO
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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44 Stanley

44 Stanley Avenue in Milpark is the sort of design precinct that you never think you'll come across in Big, Bad Johannesburg. Hidden behind the gas towers just north of the CBD, this little area has...
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Soccer City, FNB Stadium

For those who weren't lucky enough to be here for the World Cup 2010 (or didn't manage to get tickets to the games) the Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust is offering a walking tour of Soccer City...
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Constitution Hill

When I next visit Jo'burg, I will follow Vincent and Luis' blog advice in their blog a brand new sky tells us about their personal visit with DlalaJe, to rediscover the paths of my student days,...
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Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Before 1886 most of what is Johannesburg today was open savannah, pretty much unchanged from the days when Mrs Ples and her hunter-gatherer contemporaries roamed the Cradle of Humankind. Apart from...
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Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is, quite simply, brilliant. From the very start, where you are given a racial category that determines which entrance you use, to the thoughtful displays and fascinating...
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Nelson Mandela Square

Because of it's proximity to my hotel, I spent quite a bit of time at Mandela Square. The square is dominated by a large statue of Nelson Mandela which is a draw with many as they clamor to take a pic...
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