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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
From $164.00

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Malaria

Most travelers who visit game reserves will most liking come into Johannesburg first. This tip mainly concerns visiting game reserves. Malaria is quite prevalent and you can take some easy steps for...
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Airport and your baggage

Keep an eye on your luggage and make sure you place a lock on your checkin luggage. If you don't you will regret it! Also this airport is huge and confusing when looking for your gate. Be careful with...
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Some tips on parking your car safely

As a general rule, it's pretty safe parking anywhere that there is an established parking area. If there is no pay parking, there are always self appointed parking attendants who will appear from...
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It gets COLD in Johannesburg! Check out the snow!

I have mentioned several times that it can get very cold in Johannesburg during the winter - and just in case you still don't quite believe me, here's a picture of it snowing in Jo'burg!This photo was...
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How to visit Big Bad Jo'burg and survive!

Unfortunately South Africa's reputation is such that it's necessary to explicitly address the issue of whether it's safe for visitors. And Jo'burg seems to get particularly bad press on the security...
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Meet your unintended alarm clock!

Let me introduce you to the rascal who will pose the greatest threat to your early morning sleep whilst in Johannesburg!The hadeda ibis - which is only ever known by its first name - is a fairly new...
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Altitude acclimatisation and the art of baking!

You may be surprised to know that Johannesburg is unexpectedly high (with an elevation of about 1700m, or over a mile in old money), even if it doesn't trade on this in the same way as, say, Denver...
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Firearms are sadly part of everyday life

Despite having lived in Johannesburg for a quarter of a century, one aspect of daily life that I have never been able to adjust to is the ubiquitous presence of firearms. Having been brought up in...
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Parktown Prawns - not as tasty as they sound!

On the face of it, Parktown Prawns sound like an attractive prospect: Parktown is an upmarket inner northern suburb of Johannesburg, and prawns in Southern Africa are usually excellent ...However...
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Beware that the days are short (even in summer)

On this website and elsewhere, there is a great deal written about South Africa that refers to what you should (or should not) do 'after dark'. However, it strikes me that I have yet to see anyone...
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Whilst driving in Jozi

When driving around Jozi (either in a hire car or in a taxi) take note of these simple tips:- lock all valuables in the boot including your handbag- keep windows closed - when approaching crossroads...
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Arrival at OR Tambo International

Couple of things to note on arrival at OR TAMBO International Airport1) Whether you are an independant traveller, travelling with a group or visiting friends be extra careful when filling in your...
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Update on R200 notes (and how to avoid them)

Further to my earlier warning about fake R200 notes in circulation, the Reserve Bank has issued new R200 notes. However, these are very similar in design to the old notes, and I'm not going to bother...
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Do not accept R200 notes as fakes are rife

At the time of writing (May 2010), there has been a big problem with forged R200 notes entering circulation recently, to the point where many shops and banks refuse pointblank to accept them. These...
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Top Hotels in Johannesburg

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Square West St., Sandown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2146, South Africa
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67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2193, South Africa
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Cnr 5th and Maude Street, Sandton 2146, Johannesburg
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Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Private Bag X125, Bryanston, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2021, S Africa
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Monte Casino Blvd Montecasino Entertainment Complex, Four Ways, Sandton, Gauteng 2055, South Africa
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1 Melrose Square, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2196, South Africa
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Top Things to Do in Johannesburg

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Lion Park

I first visited the Lion Park in 2010. I note that there has been one change since then and no doubt prompted by the fatal attack on an American tourist who had her car window open. They now put tapes...
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Downtown

As an early taste of the new Johannesburg, spend some time in the Central Business District, or Newtown. Under apartheid, the Central Business District (CBD) was a whites-only residential area. When...
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Gold Reef City

When i think of this place i feel dizzy lol, If you are an adventurers person i will recommend you to visit Gold Reef City theme park. but Paul how do i get there? the easiest way is to buy a ticket...
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Montecasino

Bright and cheerful entertainment is ongoing at Montecasino Montecasino has buskers, street performers, wandering around and entertaining people. Busking dates back through the ages to earliest...
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Sun City

Hey guys Sun city the name which is almost known to most of the passionate tourists coming to South Africa the place where there is a heaven between the mountains far away from here when you approach...
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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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cokes

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"Jozi, Joburg, Johannesburg - City of Gold"
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"JOHANNESBURG"
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