At a glance
- Tours: 2 DAYS TOUR JOHANNESBURG
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- Day 1:
- Artists' District of Melville
- Mueller Stadium to enjoy the Skylines of Johannesburg
- Apartheid Museum
- Evening program with Jazz, Musical/Theatre
- Day 2:
- Oriental Plaza
- Diagonal Street, De Beers Diamond building
- Muti store - African Pharmacy
- Star Newspaper Building
- ANC Headquarter
- National Library
- Town Hall
- Hollard Street Complex
- Maboneng district
- Soweto - Diepkloof extention entrance
- Baragwanath Hospital
- Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum
- Regina Mundi Catholic Church
- Transfer from / to the airport
- Apartheid Museum Tickets
- You will be picked up personally by me at your Johannesburg hotel. Unfortunately I can not pick you up from the airport "O.R. Tambo" as well as the places Pretoria and Kempton Park.
We will prove on this tour that you can also move carefree through the streets of Johannesburg. You will see many interesting hotspots of Johannesburg and meet many open and friendly people.
Day 1: Province Gauteng and Johannesburg, the “City of Gold”
Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will be greeted by your personal guide Thulisile Khumalo. Then head straight for a ride to the famous Melville / Rosebank art district in Johannesburg. There you will also find your hotel, where you will spend the next two nights (recommendation). First, move into your room and have some time to rest.
In the early afternoon your program begins with a visit to the city of Johannesburg, which was founded in October 1886 as a small gold digger settlement and tent city and is still called “place of gold”. The tour takes you first to a stadium where you can admire the breathtaking skyline from above. You will learn from your guide how Johannesburg came into existence and has developed into the country’s economic metropolis over time. In between, we stop at a local, where you take a small snack.
When visiting the city center, you have the opportunity to look at the most important historic buildings. Then we drive to Gold Reef City, where the Apartheid Museum stands. Here’s an idea of what the situation at the time during racial segregation actually looked like.
At the Meat Co. restaurant, you’ll begin the evening, which ends with a visit to a musical. You can then stay overnight at Hotel 84 on Fourth or at Arum Place Inn in Melville.
2nd day: City tour Soweto
The tour starts after breakfast. More than four million people live in the suburb of Soweto, Africa. The visit will allow you to get an idea of the reality of this country. On the way through Soweto, you pass Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in Africa. They visit a kindergarten and the Catholic Church Regina Mundi, which was declared a National Monument a few years ago because of their commitment to apartheid (racial segregation). You will see the monument and the museum in honor of Hector Pieterson, one of the first children killed during the political turmoil of 1976.
It continues with the Mandela Family House Museum: Here Mandela lived before his arrest with his family.
The last stop in Soweto is one of the many “shebeens”, formerly illegal pubs or restaurants. They were created during apartheid. Since Africans were not allowed to buy or sell alcohol, they did so in the so-called Sheebens, which were also a safe haven for political discussions. After the visit, we will have lunch at the Sakhumzi Restaurant and then drive back to your hotel, which we will reach in the late afternoon.
Gold Reef CIty
Gold Reef City is an amusement park built around the world's largest and deepest gold mines. In addition to attractions such as white water rides and roller coasters, such as the Tower of Terror, you can drive into the underground facilities about 200 meters deep. Next door, at the Gold Mining Museum, you can watch the casting of gold bars and get an idea of what the situation was at segregation in the Apartheid Museum.
Artistic district Melville & Rosebank
Experience Johannesburg from its diverse and colorful side in the well-known artist districts of Melville and Rosebank.
That's all you see
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Gold Reef City
Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum
Hector Pieterson Museum
Regina Mundi Catholic Church
Melville & Rosebank artistic districts
Skyline of Johannesburg
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Tour: 2 DAYS TOUR JOHANNESBURG