Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour information and booking

3 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Tour departs from selected Sandton and Rosebank hotels
Returns to
Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 5:30pm
Time of departure
Sandton Hotels 1:30pmRosebank Hotels 2:10pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

See the historical highlights of Johannesburg on this comprehensive 3.5-hour sightseeing tour! As you explore this bustling metropolis by luxury coach, see top Johannesburg attractions like Hillbrow Tower and Nelson Mandela Bridge. Walk up to the observation deck at the Carlton Center for unforgettable views over the city, and learn about South Africa’s transition to democracy at Constitution Hill.

On board your air-conditioned coach, pass the historical buildings of downtown Johannesburg that dominate this bustling city. Your guide will point out the must-see Hillbrow Tower that juts out over the city skyline, as well as the iconic Post Office Tower.

Stop outside Africa’s tallest skyscraper, the Carlton Centre, and walk up to the 50th-floor observation deck with your guide to admire sweeping views over Johannesburg. After walking around the viewing platform at leisure, hop back onboard your coach to continue seeing the sights.

Head to Constitution Hill next, passing by the Supreme Court and the famous Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown – said to symbolize Mandela’s role in bridging the Apartheid divide. As you drive around Constitution Hill, your guide will explain some of the fascinating history that this National Heritage site has witnessed throughout the years. Learn about South Africa’s turbulent past and its slow yet steady transition to democracy.

Pass the new constitutional court and the historic site of Johannesburg’s Old Fort Prison Complex, where Nelson Mandela was famously the only black prisoner to be held here. Your tour winds back through the affluent neighborhood of Houghton, passing lavish homes and leafy streets.

Time permitting, there will be a final stop at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens at Emmerentia Dam. You’ll enjoy some time at leisure here to explore this beautiful city park with its African herb garden and tranquil lawns.

What's included

  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What isn't included

  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified