Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Gauteng

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from$87.46
4.8 out of 5

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On this full day tour your guide, who was born and raised in Soweto, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto, the Apartheid Museum and sites in Johannesburg. The tour will take you deep into the township culture, so you can enjoy a personal experience of how vibrant and lively this part of Johannesburg really is!
After collecting you from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg, you guide will give you a quick tour briefing before departing to Soweto (South Western Township).On your way to Soweto you will pass by the National Football Stadium City, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. Enter the Diepkloof area, where you will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything.In Orlando West you will visit Vilakazi Street- drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will have an opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day an innocent little boy called Hector Pieterson gave up his life and kick-started the liberation of South Africa. During this tour you will pass by the Mandela House. A visit into the museum is optional.Continue your tour driving into one of the shanty towns where you get to interact with some of the locals. By now you will have seen the good, the bad and the ugly facets of Soweto. Drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end your tour with a stop at the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.Apartheid museumAfter Lunch on your own account on arrival at the world famous apartheid museum. Here you will learn about the history and struggle of South Africa during apartheidContinue on to Johannesburg and start your introduction to Jozi with a view of the impressive 269 metre Telkom Tower, as seen on many postcards of Johannesburg. Enter the inspiring Constitution Hill – and Court (when not in session) Political activists like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once held here. During a  tour inside you will learn about some of the legal history of Johannesburg.On your way to Newtown you will pass by the longest southern African bridge, named Nelson Mandela bridge. At Mary Fitzgerald Square you can walk on the Jazz Walk of Fame.End this tour with a visit to the Carlton Centre, also known as the ‘Top of Africa’. There a lift will elevate you 50 stories for an amazing and total view over the city. In short, this tour offers you a unique Johannesburg experience at it's best!

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Apartheid Museum

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
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