At a glance
- Tours: Half Day Tour in Joburg & Soweto
- Mueller Stadium to enjoy the Skylines of Johannesburg
- De Beers Diamond Building
- African Pharmacy
- National Library
- Town Hall
- Carlton Centre
- Diepkloof Extension
- Where are you picked up
- I will personally pick you up at your hotel in Johannesburg. Unfortunately I cannot pick you up from the airport "O.R. Tambo" or Pretoria and Kempton Park. Therefore you might want to consider to take the train to Rosebank, Hyatt Hotel, and I will gladly pick you up from there.
- Duration: Half day tour
- Price: 75 € per person
- Minimum number of persons: 2
- Maximum number of persons: 12
Meet by your guide/cultural tourism specialist, Thuli Khumalo
Drive towards Jo’burg city, we make a stop at Mueller stadium; from there we have a perfect bird’s eye view of the skylines and the fascinating story of how and when Jo’burg started in 1886 with a brief history up to the present day.
We proceed for our lunch at Oriental Plaza, an Indian shopping complex; this is an opportunity to witness our Indian counterparts and to sample their cuisine.
Visit the city centre to get the feel of the city and view important historical buildings such our Diamond Building,National Library, Corner House, Anglo-American,Chamber of Mines etc.
We also visit the newly established Maboneng/Arts on Main Precinct www.maboneng.co.za hier we enjoy our lunch under olive trees
Proceed towards Soweto the biggest township in Africa housing ca. 4 million people.
Arrive in Soweto and drive through Diepkloof Extension the rich suburb that houses some of our millionaires. View the men’s hostel built during the times of the mining industry in Gauteng for the men working in the mines in this area.
Continue to Baragwanath Hospital and stopover for the view over Soweto.
Drive past the Orlando power station built to supply Johannesburg with electricity and not Soweto. Short stopover at Vista University. Stopover at Fred Clark ex Salvation Army training college and my first home in Soweto.
Depart from Soweto back to the northern suburbs. Evening at leisure.
Mandela House is where Nelson Mandela lived before he was imprisoned for anti-racism activities in 1963. In total, he spent 27 years in prison, before his release in 1990. Mandela was a leading South African activist and politician who spent decades opposing the Apartheid regime. He was the country’s first black president from 1994 to 1999 and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. His strong moral conviction and political accomplishments made him a role model for many all over the world. He died in 2013.
Shebeens were illegal meeting places where the African people of Soweto – who were banned from buying or selling alcohol during the Apartheid regime – used to go to drink and debate political issues in a safe environment. Nowadays, they are more like informal bars and restaurants.
That's all you see
Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Skyline of Johannesburg