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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

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...
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Gypsystravels
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...
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Jenniflower
Nov 10, 2006

Pilanesberg National Park

We took a tour to this park,,it`s a 55.000ha.it took us about 2 hours to get there from Sandton.We saw :Giraffes,Elephants,Hippopotamuses,Zebras,Ostriches,and one fox!!We were not lucky enough to...
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DunaKal
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...
Billy_26
Aug 25, 2002

Go on a Safari at ...

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...
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Krystynn
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...
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Krystynn
Aug 24, 2002

Go on a Safari. <br/><br/>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...
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Krystynn
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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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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