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Top Johannesburg Historical & Heritage Tours

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History Bicycle Tour of Soweto

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  • This is a bicycle tour that takes place in Soweto, allowing travelers to learn more about the history of the place.
  • Travellers get to learn more about the history of the place and how the lives of the people were, who first lived in the township of Soweto. Read more
  • Travellers also get to learn more about the first election that took place in 1994, through the speech given by Nelson Mandela named "better life for all South Africans.
  • What You'll Do:

  • The entire duration of time taken to cover this tour is 4 hours.
  • All travellers are required to meet in front of the Hector Pieterson museum.
  • Travellers get to see the good, the bad as well as the ugly side of this famous town.
  • At the Orlando high school travellers get to know about the struggles the locals had to face against the apartheid system, which had become a reason for a student uprising, leading to the killing of Hector Pieterson.
  • Travellers also get to pass by churches, orphanages and hostels for mineworkers.
  • Travellers also get to pass by the homes of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu.
  • What It Includes:

  • Travellers are provided with a professional local guide who is able to help them explore the town of Soweto.
  • The tour ends with a visit to the Coffee and Cream coffee shop.
  • Travellers are provided with bicycles and helmets for this tour.
  • Pickup and drop-off from the hotel to the meeting point is not included in this tour, travellers are required to reach the meeting point on their own.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Travellers have described this tour to be quite fun and exciting.
  • Travellers have also commented how travelling with basic bicycles through such interesting roads is not something for the faint of heart.
  • Travellers also tell how friendly the neighbourhood of this town is.
  • Travellers have mainly recommended this trip because of the excellent service provided by the guide for this tour.
  • Is It Right:

  • There are infant seats available for this tour for tourists travelling with children.
  • The child rates for this tour are applied only when sharing with two paying adults.
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Cradle of Humankind

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  • A wonderful tour to a world class exhibition center known as Maropeng Visitor Centre.
  • The exhibition center focuses on the development of humans and our ancestors. Read more
  • Travellers can also visit the Sterkfontein Caves which is about 50km from Johannesburg and is the site of some of the most important discoveries concerning the evolution of man and have been declared a World Heritage Site.
  • What You'll Do:

  • The guide will pick you up from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg and will give an overview of the tour.
  • After that the guide will take travellers to the Sterkfontein caves.
  • Once in the cave, visitors can enjoy the Homo Neledi Fossils and a number of other significant fossils and artefacts.
  • The guide will then take you on a short drive to the Maropeng Visitors center where travellers can enjoy a relaxing indoor boat ride and experience the interactive museum artefacts and displays.
  • What It Includes:

  • The total trip is of approx. 5 hours .
  • The tour is led by a professional guide.
  • This tour can have a maximum of 9 tourists.
  • There are various departure times for the trip.
  • This tour includes free onboard WIFI.
  • This tour includes hotel drop and pick up.
  • This tour includes modern AC car.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Very good organisation, helpful guide, beautiful caves and museum, i can recommend it for adults and for families with children too.
  • The cave itself is very interesting and also a world heritage site. I really enjoyed this trip.
  • Is It Right:

  • Only travellers with no heart problems are allowed in this trip.
  • This tour is not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible and no food and drinks are allowed in this trip
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Full Day Soweto & Johannesburg City Tour

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  • This is one of the best Tour if you are travelling for the first time in South Africa and with a stay in Johannesburg. This Tour make you understand what South Africa was during the time of Apartheid , you visit Downton Johannesburg and see the prison where nelson Mandela and many other activist were jailed than you proceed to Soweto Township to...Read more

Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng Day Tour from Johannesburg

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  • Depart from your hotel in Johannesburg to The Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng to discover many hominid and other animal fossils, dating back more than 4-million years, to the birth of humanity. The most important and most famous of these fossils are “Mrs Ples”, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus skull, and “Little Foot”, an almost...Read more

Maboneng Precinct Walking Tour

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  • Maboneng meaning “Place of Light” is a fully integrated urban neighborhood on the east side of Johannesburg CBD. Both a mixed-use development and urban community, Maboneng is home to several independent retail, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as loft apartments, offices, film and sound studios, a hotel, a hostel, a museum and...Read more

Innercity Walking Tour

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  • The Inner City Urban Hiking Tour combines walking and the use of safe public transport to provide a structured tour of the City’s best kept secrets. The tour passes some of the City’s most magnificent heritage sites, offering a complete cultural mix and in doing so, exposes parts of the city that most people are reluctant to...Read more

East City Cycle Tour

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  • Make Joburg your very own open-air museum. We’ll peddle through areas like Jeppestown, Maboneng, Doornfontein, Victoria Yards and Troyeville, for a day of public arts, urban living, fascinating history, amazing architecture, and plenty of fresh...Read more

Johannesburg & Apartheid Museum Tour

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  • Our guide was born and raised in the area and is fully certified and qualified. This is the perfect opportunity to visit Africa's most powerful museum and combine it with a visit to Johannesburg. We collect from any Johannesburg or surrounding area...Read more

Soweto half day Tour

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  • Soweto on your bucket list-  Experience life in the township and walk down one of the World Famous streets.

    Situated on the South Western part of Johannesburg, a 4 hour visit to Soweto Township will take you past Mandela's house, Hector Pieterson Museum, Regina Mundi Catholic Church and Soccer...Read more

Soweto full day tour

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  • Soweto on your bucket list-  Experience life in the township and walk down one of the World Famous streets.

    Situated on the South Western part of Johannesburg, a 7 hour full day visit to Soweto Township will take you past Mandela's house, Hector Pieterson Museum, Regina Mundi Catholic Church and Soccer...Read more

Pretoria Full Day Tour

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  • Pretoria Full Day Tour

    Pretoria was founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius, a leader of the Voortrekkers, who named it after his father Andries Pretorius and chose a spot on the banks of the "Apies rivier" (Afrikaans for "Monkeys river") to be the new capital of the South African Republic...Read more

In Mandela Footsteps Full Day Tour

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  • In Mandela’s Footsteps Full Day Tour Daily tours

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic...Read more

Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum

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  • Johannesburg ,Gold reef city Or Apartheid Museum.

    Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa, by population and is also known as Jozi or Joburg.
    NO ENTRY FEE TO MANDELA...Read more

Sterkfontien Caves & Maropeng

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  • Sterkfontien Caves& Cradle of Humankind Daily Tours- No entry fee. You pay at the gate!
    The discovery of a fossil thats over 2 million years old in the Sterkfontein Caves, nicknamed Mrs Ples, sparked the notion that South Africa is the birthplace of humankind. Explor the caves (dress comfortably) and visit the educational exhibition....Read more

5 Day Greater Kruger National Park Adventure Safari

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  • Join us on a fully guided 5 Day Safari to the Manyeleti Private game reserve. Bording the Kruger National Park to the East and the Sabi Sands game reserve to the South, the Manyeleti game reserve is ideally located for outstanding up close and personal wildlife expieriences. With no fences between all 3 reserves you will have the perfect...Read more

Lesedi Cultural Village

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  • Lesedi is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and...Read more

Pretoria City 4 Hours Private Guided Tour with Pick Up

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  • The Union Buildings form the official seat of the South African Government and also house the offices of the President of South Africa.

    Voortrekker Monument is a massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854.

    Paul Kruger...Read more

Cullinan Diamond Mine underground Day Tour from Johannesburg

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  • The Cullinan Diamond Mine has produced some of the most sought-after diamonds in the world, including the legendary Cullinan Diamond and rare blue diamonds. This tour is the only one of its kind, offering a behind-the-scenes look at a working diamond mine. Ride the elevator down into the mine shaft to see to the kimberlite rock, engine room, and...Read more

Cradle of Human Kind Tour and Lesedi Cultural Village Day Tour Private

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  • Take a deep dive into the history of humankind, then learn about lions' biology and behavior on this multi-stop tour from Johannesburg including the Cradle of Humankind and the Lion Park. Logistically, this multi-stop day tour would be a hassle to arrange on your own, but this organized adventure takes care of all the details in advance. Listen to...Read more

Private Full-Day Cradle of Human Kind Tour from Johannesburg R1200,00

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  • Explore the Cradle of Human Kind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this full-day tour from Johannesburg. Learn about where the human race started and see fossils that date back to the beginning of humans' time on...Read more
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