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
- Baragwanath Bridge
- Reginah Mundi catholic church
- Hector Pieterson Museum + Memorial
- Mandela House-Museum
- 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. Alternative Pick Up Point: Hyatt Hotel (Lobby) Pick Up Time 10.00 a.m.
- Duration: Half day tour
- Price: 79 € per person
- Minimum number of persons: 2
- Maximum number of persons: 12
You will be greeted by Ms. Thuli Khumalo at the hotel and then you will first look at Johannesburg from above. Then we drive to a stadium from which you can enjoy a fabulous view of the city skyline. You will learn how Johannesburg came into being and how it has developed into the country’s largest economic metropolis to this day.
We take our lunch at the Oriental Plaza, an Indian shopping complex. This is an opportunity to observe our fellow Indian citizens and taste their cuisine.
We will visit the city center to get an idea of the city and see important historical buildings like the Diamond Building, the National Library, the Corner House, Anglo-American, Chamber of Mines, etc.
We also visit the newly built Maboneng/Arts in the main district. www.maboneng.co.za.
Soweto city tour:
More than four million people live in the African suburb. Soweto stands for “South Western Townships”. A visit to this township enables you to get a concrete idea of the reality of our country. On the way through Soweto we pass the Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in Africa. We also attend an African kindergarten. You’ll see the memorial and museum in honor of Hector Pieterson, one of the first children to be killed during the 1976 political unrest. Another highlight of the tour is a visit to the Mandela House Museum. This is where the revolutionary South African President Nelson Mandela lived before his imprisonment on Robben Island.
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 meeting place for political discussions. Here you have your lunch.
Price in Euro per guest
Children under 12 years pay 50%
Children younger 2 years are free.
Deposit: 50% at booking.
Final Payment: 7 Days prior to travel date.
No. of Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum 12
Payment via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
No charge if tour is cancelled 14 Days prior to travel date.
Cancellation fee between 13 Days and 8 Days prior to travel date 50% of deposit
Cancellation fee after 7 Days prior to travel date 100% of deposit.
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