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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
Private Johannesburg Full Day Tour Including a Visit to the Lion Park
"The tour starts at 9am the tour starts off with a drive to a safari spot -Lion Park where you will not only spend time with the ""King of the Jungle"". After the Safari drive spend some time cuddling with cubs and taking memorable picture moments. Thereafter head off t""Enjoy a full packed day in Johannesburg in this exciting tour day from safari to history and culture and then join the lifestyle of Johannesburg's residence as you take a sun-downer. The tour is good for those who want to keep their day busy and really grtitle=Highlights&1=Full-day+tour+of+Johannesburg+highlights+including+a+safari+and+township&2=Go+on+a+safari+drive+through+Lion+Park+to+get+an+up-close+look+at+one+of+Africa%27s+%27Big+Five%27+animals&3=Visit+the+famous+township+of+Soweto+to+tour+the+formFlexible"Johannesburg
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Pilanesberg National Park Tips (8)

Spending a day at Pilanesberg Game Reserve

I had a few days in Jo'burg before my return home and I wanted to see and photograph as many of South Africa's animals as possible, so I decided to do a day trip to Pilanesberg Game Reserve. I was happy I decided to visit this reserve as it afforded me the possibility of seeing a large variety of birds that I did not see in Kruger.

I arranged my visit to Pilanesberg with a tour company (Mo Afrika) which provided a full day at the reserve. The price include hotel pick-up and drop-off drive through the park, and park entrance fee. The length of the tour was 12 hours long from pick up to drop off.

Since there were only three of us on this tour, the company provided a sedan instead of a van/truck. We were picked up at about 6:00 am for a 2 hour drive, right before the park opening.

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Aug 12, 2015

Pilansberg ~ The Park in a volcano!

Pilansberg is a neighbour of Sun City and the Lost City.

A good idea is to live in one, and visit the other. Two vastly different experiences!

The park has over 200km of good dirt roads, so one feels confident as a driver to self-drive. They have guided day and night tours too.

The park is actually in the setting of an extinct volcano... with many rare types of plant life and rocks structures, with some minerals found too, it is studied by scientists and geologists from all over the world.

In the park you will find a number of Iron and Stone Age sites... very exciitng!

The whole park is bordered by 3 ridges/rings of hills. This structure of the park is named the 'Pilanesberg National Park Alkaline Ring Complex'.

Its vegetation is 'bushveld', settled inbetween the dry Kalahari desert and the more lush 'lowveld'.

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Nov 10, 2006

Pilanesberg National Park

We took a tour to this park,,it`s a took us about 2 hours to get there from Sandton.
We saw :
Ostriches,and one fox!!
We were not lucky enough to see any lions!!!
Here is a picture of the Giraffes,I`m sorry but I had to mark the picture so you can actually see them.

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Sep 07, 2003

Pilansburg National Park

A not to be missed adventure.

The Pilanesberg National Park is one of South Africa's largest National Parks, covering an area of 55 000ha. The Pilanesberg area, is in fact the crater of a long extinct and eroded volcano, thought to have been formed 1 200 million years ago.

Spectacular landscapes are a feature of this area: four rings of hills encircle the reserve and a large central lake is a hotspot for game activity.

With an incredible diversity of game - you're almost certain to spot at least one member of the Big Five during a drive. The park also has 364 species of birdlife.

Accessibility is a keyword at The Pilanesberg National Park. There are nearly 200 km of well-maintained roads for game drives, and professional guides operate within the reserve.

Guests are not restricted to staying in a car, as there are numerous hides and picnic spots - where you are free to stretch your legs.

Dawn and dusk game drives are possible even for day visitors from Johannesburg or Sun City due to the convenient opening hours.

Pilansburg has an excellent and clean camping ground with two swimming pools.

Malaria tablets are of course not neccesary in this park!

Aug 25, 2002
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Go on a Safari at Pilanesburg Game Reserve, Sun City...

Here's the Giraff and Zebra - one of the tamest animals here at the game reserve..... Sadly, the ONLY Big 5 that we didn't manage to spot and was so elusive were the lions. And when I saw the zebras happily grazing on the plains, I knew the lions were no where near to be found! Sigh.... Yeah, yeah, I was definitely disappointed.

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Aug 24, 2002

Go on a Safari at the ...

Go on a Safari at the Pilanesburg Game Reserve, Sun City...

For those who are wondering what this animal is - well, this is a Rhinocerous... and I don't think it looks very happy to see us/ me popping our heads out of the jeep to take NUMEROUS pictures .......!! For all we know, the Rhino probably thought we were some mad human beings!! Oh and incidentally, I think we got our safari guide, Alfred very, very worried too... Sorry, Alfred! ;-)

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Aug 24, 2002

Go on a Safari.

The one we...

Go on a Safari.

The one we went to was the Pilanesburg Game Reserve, just a few minutes away from our hotel at SUN CITY.... It isn't as big as Kruger National Park; nevertheless, it is still exciting and you can catch a glimpse of the Big 5 at this park. I'm sure it's gonna be exciting.
Here's the first of the Big 5 - the African Elephant.

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Aug 24, 2002

Pilanesberg National Park

If you wanna see some African animals and participate in a safari go there. More info in my Pilanesberg page.

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Dec 10, 2002

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