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Johannesburg Guided Tours

Tour Johannesburg to get a better insight into the complex 'Rainbow Nation'. See Nelson Mandela's home and then the entire city from the Carlton Centre's 50th floor. There are also tours to Hillbrow's cultural Museum Africa, as well as the Gold Reef City theme park and casino. In Soweto, visit the Apartheid Museum, Freedom Square and Desmond Tutu's home. Adjacent to Johannesburg is Pretoria, the Jacaranda City', where visitors can see the President's Office, Kruger House and the Voortrekker Monument.


Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:


3-Day Classic Kruger Breakaway Tour from Johannesburg

Going on safari in the famous Kruger National Park is everybody's dream. Now you can take a two-night escapade to Kruger, one of the world's oldest and best known preservation areas.On this safari you will have two nights in Kruger National Park, and enjoy four open-vehicle game drives and a traditional African "Boma" under the stars (weather permitting). You'll have the opportunity to spot the African "Big Five": lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinoceros, as well as an abundance of other wildlife. You'll travel from Johannesburg across the Highveld and Machadodorp to stay the night on the border of Kruger National Park, and take an early-afternoon open-vehicle game drive. Next day you'll take early-morning and afternoon game drives, with the rest of the day to spend at your leisure. Before returning to Johannesburg there'll be time for one final early-morning game drive. Kruger National Park is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, and more than twice the size of Yellowstone National Park. Kruger was established back in 1898, making it one of the oldest preserves in the world. The park is known around the world for its easy access to wildlife and its well-maintained roads. Click here to find out more about this deal!


3-Day Zimbabwe Victoria Falls Fly-In Tour

Experience the immense power of the Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Listed site and true natural wonder of the world. You'll go on a guided safari to view the falls, take a cruise on the Zambezi River and have plenty of time to relax on this leisurely three-day tour.The majestic Victoria Falls are a little over a mile (1,708 meters) wide, with a thundering vertical drop of up to 351 feet (107 meters). Your guided walking safari of the Victoria Falls takes you to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, taking in the cataracts and Livingstone's statue, and offering the chance to spot a wide variety of birds and plants. During your stay you can sit back and relax on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, with the option of seeing the "African Spectacular" tribal dancing (optional). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to arrival in Zimbabwe. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler. Please note: Airport taxes are subject to change at any time without notice. Your tour includes an estimated amount of taxes and it may be necessary to request additional taxes to be paid after booking. In the majority of cases there will be no additional amount, or it will be minimal. Click here to find out more about this deal!


4-Day Classic Impala Tour - Kruger National Park, Mpumlanga and Sabie

Spend four days exploring the Mpumalanga region of South Africa on this Four Day Classic Impala Tour.You will have a full day exploring Kruger National Park where the wildlife is plentiful and easily accessed. Continue along the Panoramic Route to Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Bourke's Luck potholes, God's Window, and various waterfalls.A night is spent in historic Sabie before returning to Johannesburg via Lone Creek waterfalls, Long Tom Pass, Lydenburg, Dullstroom and Witbank.This is a great tour for the first time visitor to South Africa, or those with only a short time to spend in the region. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip

Spot the "Big Five" at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve then relax at the unique Sun City resort on a packed day trip from Johannesburg. Combining two very different destinations in one tour, it's a great way to experience all that South Africa has to offer.In the morning you'll go game viewing in the immense Pilanesberg Nature Reserve. With over 7,000 animals in the park, your search for Africa's "Big Five' – elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and African buffalo – is sure to be eventful. Additionally there is an optional unique Elephant Interaction Safari available(on own account). Pilanesberg Nature Reserve has over 124 miles (200 kilometers) of good-quality roads, making it one of the best game reserves in South Africa. Anything is possible on an African safari, so keep your eyes and ears open! In the afternoon you'll travel to the world's most unique resort, Sun City, deep in the rugged bushveld in the heart of an ancient volcano. You have the opportunity to spend the afternoon at Sun City, "the Kingdom of Pleasure", at your leisure. With so many options to choose from, there's plenty to occupy your free time. Attractions include a golf course, Butterfly World, Cultural Village, wave and swimming pools (own account), Lost City, and numerous bars and restaurants. There is an optional guided tour of the Palace of the Lost City available on your own account. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Rise to Freedom Tour: Soweto and Apartheid Museum

Combine a Three Hour Sightseeing Tour of Soweto with an Afternoon Tour to the Apartheid Museum to get a real insight into South Africa's turbulent past. You will visit important monuments of South Africa's history, such as Freedom Square and Desmond Tutu's home, as you learn the history and segregation which once tore the country apart.Soweto TourYou will be picked up at your hotel and driven through to Soweto (South Western Township). This sprawling metropolis of more than 3.5 million people on the outskirts of Johannesburg, is synonymous with South Africa's turbulent past and its hopes for the future. Soweto is a multi-cultural composite of South Africa today.Peek into the past - hostels, Freedom Square, the struggle for liberty. Tread the paths to greatness by Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. Visit the Mandela Museum. Stand on the only road in the world, which carries the honor of two recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. See Desmond Tutu's home.Your Soweto Tour includes a full view of Soweto from the vicinity of Baragwanath Hospital, visits to African merchants of traditional medicines, a typical four-roomed dwelling, an informal settlement, a creche, an old-age home, affluent suburbs and a typical Shebeen (tavern). See Winnie Mandela's house and the Hector Peterson Memorial.Apartheid MuseumEmbark on a discovery of the racial segregation experienced by millions of South Africans a mere decade ago. On entering the building you are racially classified and you see this segregation in all forms of life. There are excellent displays on the Soweto up-rising, ANC in exile, petty apartheid, solitary confinement, anti-apartheid movements abroad and sporting boycotts.The displays culminate in the birth of a new democratic country, the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as President and witness one of the most progressive constitutions in the world. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Freedom Square, the Mandela Museum, a visit to a typical "shebeen" – take this special morning tour to discover the vibrant metropolis of Soweto, on the outskirts of Johannesburg.This sprawling metropolis of more than 3.5 million people is synonymous with South Africa's turbulent past and its hopes for the future. On this tour you'll take a peek into the past by visiting Freedom Square, symbol of the nation's struggle for liberty. You'll visit the Mandela Museum, see Desmond Tutu's home and stand on the only road in the world that's home to two recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. Your tour includes a full view of Soweto from the vicinity of Baragwanath Hospital, visits to African merchants selling traditional medicines, a visit to a typical four-roomed dwelling, an informal settlement, a creche, an old-age home, affluent suburbs and a typical "shebeen" (tavern). Click here to find out more about this deal!


Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

From panoramic views from the Carlton Center's 50th floor to the history and culture of Museum Africa, you’ll experience the vibrancy of Johannesburg on this half-day sightseeing tour.After drinking in the magnificent panoramic views from the 50th floor of the Carlton Center – "The Top of Africa" – you'll travel past the Supreme Court through the northern suburbs to see where Nelson Mandela lives today. Passing through Hillbrow you'll reach Museum Africa, a celebration of the history and cultures of the South African Rainbow Nation. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Lesedi Cultural Village Day Trip from Johannesburg

Lesedi is a multicultural village set amongst the pristine bushveld and rocky hills less than an hour's drive north of Johannesburg. Live the experience of the vibrant and colorful traditions of the Basotho, Ndebele, Pedi, Xhosa and Zulu peoples on a four hour afternoon tour.See traditional Zulu, Ndebele, Sotho, Pedi and Xhosa villages. See the Lesedi tribal dancers and enjoy a pan African feast with delicacies from north, east and southern Africa.Situated at Lesedi are five traditional homesteads: the Zulus with their fighting sticks and cozy beehive huts; the Xhosa with their perfectly thatched rondawels and distinctive white blankets; the rhythmic drums and whistles of the Pedi tribe; the conical straw hats and thick, colored blankets of the Basotho; and the colorful homes of the Ndebele.Families live their traditional peaceful lives and inhabit each homestead at Lesedi. Lesedi is a Sotho word that means, "Light". It was made famous by the great leader and founder of the Southern Sotho Nation, Moshoeshoe. During the terrible Mfecane wars, refugees from many nations joined him and were saved by him.Lesedi Cultural Village awaits those willing to participate in an adventure that reveals the mystical cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, steeped in tribal folklore and ancestral traditions. Their culture is the light of the South African nation: "Whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Lesedi can also see the light". Click here to find out more about this deal!


Pretoria Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Be sure to bring your camera as this city, dubbed the Jacaranda City, blossoms with beautiful Jacaranda trees. See the many historical sights of Pretoria, South Africa's administrative capital, including the President's Office, the Church Square, Kruger House, Melrose House and the Voortrekker Monument as well as the Union Buildings.The administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria is also known as the Jacaranda City, as it blossoms with beautiful jacarandas sweeping over the roads and providing shade from the burning African sun.See the historical sights of this city including the Sir Hubert Baker designed Union Buildings; see the President's office, Church Square, Paul Kruger and Melrose Houses and Voortrekker Monument. This tour is a great way for you to familiarize yourself with the picturesque city of Pretoria. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Gold Reef City Theme Park Half-Day Tour

There's fun for the whole family at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg's premier theme park.Drive south to Gold Reef City, Johannesburg's primary theme park and casino. Fun rides include a trip on a sight seeing train, run-away train and a host of other exhilarating rides. Descend 720 feet (220 meters) down a Gold Mine shaft (children under 5 years old not permitted) to level 5 underground for a guided tour, watch a 27 pound (12.5 Kilogram) gold pour, visit the mine manager's house and be entertained by the Siyagida Dancers.Watch how coins were pressed in the early days of Johannesburg. Gold Reef City provides entertainment for young and old. Have your photo taken in period costumes, down a pint at the saloon or amble through the animal farm. Click here to find out more about this deal!