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Organised Tours

Organised Tours

Introduction

Whilst we are great believers in independent travel, the guided tours of Johannesburg are an excellent way to see the major attractions, and also to acclimatise yourself to the city, especially if this is your first visit to Jo'burg.  

A guided tour is the only way to see Soweto, as visitors are recommended not to visit any township area on their own. 

The tours are very popular, and if you are planning on staying in Jo'burg for only a few days, it is advisable to pre-book your tour before you arrive. 

We are delighted to offer the following day tours, in conjunction with our partner in South Africa, Springbok Atlas. The ongoing vision of Springbok Atlas is to exceed the exacting needs of international visitors, and these tours certainly offer the visitor an ideal opportunity to explore Johannesaburg with an experienced, trustworthy and informative guide. Spending a  day in the company of a recommended tour guide will also give a new perspective to the city which visitors otherwise would not be aware of. 

All tours have English commentary.

A complimentary Collection Service is available from selected Sandton and Rosebank hotels, but there may be a charge for passengers to be collected from other hotels and guest houses - rates available on request. The tour duration and collection times may vary depending on the hotel collection route.

All rates are available on request. Also, all the tours listed below are also available as private excursions, which can also be customised to your own specific requirements.


Half Day Johannesburg City Tour

Duration +/- 3½ hours

Please quote Reference SJ1 

Departs daily Sandton hotels at 08:30; Rosebank hotels at 08:45.

Spend the morning exploring Johannesburg and taking in the highlights including the Westcliff view, Nelson Mandela Bridge (photo opportunity only, not crossing the bridge), Museum Africa (photo opportunity only), Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown sites and Constitution Hill (if open).


Half Day Soweto Tour

Duration +/- 4 hours

Please quote Reference SJ3

Departs daily Sandton hotels at 12:45; Rosebank hotels at 13:15.

A fascinating glimpse of bustling neighbourhood life. Drive past 2 Nobel Prize winners’ previous residences, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (largest in Africa), and various community development projects.


Half Day Pretoria City Tour

Duration +/- 4½ hours

Please quote Reference SJ4

Departs daily excluding Sundays Rosebank hotels at 12:30; Sandton hotels at 13:00.

NOTE: Minimum 2 passengers.

‘The Jacaranda City’. See Voortrekker Monument, Church Square, Paul Kruger House, Union Buildings and City Hall.


Full Day Amandla Theatrical Tour

Duration +/- 8.5 hours

Please quote Reference SJ6 

Departs daily excluding 25 and 26 December and 01 January Sandton hotels at 08:30; Rosebank hotels at 09:10. Excludes lunch.

Travel along the footpaths of the freedom fighters and experience the city of Johannesburg and Soweto through their eyes on this full day tour. Highlights include Liliesleaf Farm, the Regina Mundi Church, a photo opportunity at the Soweto Cooling Towers, Vilikazi Street, homes of Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela (photo opportunity only), Freedom Square, the route tof the uprising and place where Hector Peterson was shot, the Hector Peterson Memorial (photo opportunity only), drive past Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, view Nelson Mandela Bridge (photo opportunity, not crossing the bridge), Mary Fitzgerald Square and general Newtown sites, the Carlton Centre and Constitution Hill.


Full Day Sun City and Pilanesberg Tour

Duration +/- 11½ hours

Please quote Reference SJ7 

Departs daily Rosebank hotels at 06:30; Sandbank hotels at 07:00. Excludes lunch.

NOTE: Minimum 2 passengers.

Pilanesberg Nature Reserve closed vehicle game drive. See the ‘Big 5’, and other game and birds. Guided tour of Sun City complex, Valley of the Waves and Waterworld (for own account), foyer of The Palace of the Lost City. Unique Elephant Interaction Safari (for own account).


Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour

Duration +/- 5 hours

Please quote Reference SJ8 

Departs Tuesday-Sunday Sandton hotels at 09:00/13:00. Excludes lunch.

NOTE: Minimum 2 passengers.

On this tour you will discover Soweto and the surrounding area, driving past a hostel, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Orlando Power Station, Winnie and Nelson Mandela's former house (entrance fees not included), Desmond Tutu's house, the Hector Peterson Memorial (entrance fees included), a quick stop at a well-known restaurant and a shebeen. Afterwards head towards the Apartheid Museum where you will have the opportunity to explore on your own.