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Private Tour of Soweto in Johannesburg
"Soweto is a sprawling township or more accurately a cluster of townships on the south-western flank of Johannesburg. Soweto was created in the 1930s with Orlando the first township established. In the 1950s more black people were relocated there from 'black spots' in the inner city - black neighborhoods which the apartheid government had reserved for whites. With a population of over 2 million the 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. The 1976 student uprising started in Soweto and spread to the rest of the largest on the continent
From ZAR1,680.00
 
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

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De Wildt Wildlife and Cheetah Reserve

The De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Conservation Centre is an interesting place for what the tour operators bill as a “half day tour”. You have to be up early for the 08h00 tour as it takes at least...
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Apr 04, 2011

Lesedi Cultural Village

Well when making a trip to the Hartbeespoort Dam you must definitely make a stop at the Lasedi Cultural Village to get a glimps of the Various Tribes and different cultures.The Lesedi Cultural Village...
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May 21, 2006

Haartebeespoort Dam

The Haartebeesfontein Dam is about a hour`s drive from JNB and I must say its worth it.This is my personal getaway on a Sunday. There is a whole lot to do there but what I like the most is the...
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Sep 20, 2005

More to Do at the Haartebeespoort Dam

Well , if you a golf lover there is the world famous Peakan Wood golf coarse on the dam.There is also a cable car section that takes you ontop of the Magalies Mountain giving you a breath taking view...
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Nov 07, 2004
 
 
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