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  • Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Get a look at the best of Johannesburg during a 3.5-hour luxury coach tour. Travel in comfort as you see the main attractions in the city, including the Nelson Mandela Bridge, Constitution Hill and Hillbrow Tower, and survey Johannesburg from the lofty heights of the viewing deck of the Carlton Centre skyscraper.


  • 3.5-hour Johannesburg sightseeing tour by air-conditioned coach
  • Pass through downtown Johannesburg and see Hillbrow Tower
  • Enjoy captivating views from the 50th-floor observation deck at Johannesburg’s Carlton Centre
  • See the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown
  • Visit Constitution Hill and learn about South Africa’s turbulent past

What You Can Expect

Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

See the Hilbrow Tower on your tour of Johannesburg

See the historical highlights of Johannesburg on this comprehensive 3.5-hour sightseeing tour! As you explore this bustling metropolis by luxury coach, see top Johannesburg attractions like Hillbrow Tower and Nelson Mandela Bridge. Walk up to the observation deck at the Carlton Center for unforgettable views over the city, and learn about South Africa’s transition to democracy at Constitution Hill.

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Begin with a pickup at your hotel in either Rosebank or Sandton, and settle into a comfortable coach for the drive into the historic center of Johannesburg. Listen as your guide tells you about what you’re seeing through the windows — things like the iconic Hillbrow Tower and Post Office Tower — before arriving at your first stop, Carlton Centre.

Visit the observation deck on the 50th floor of this skyscraper — the tallest one in Africa — for an incomparable view over Johannesburg. Enjoy some free time on the viewing platform, with your guide on hand to answer questions, before returning to your coach to continue your tour. Pass the South African Supreme Court building and the Nelson Mandela Bridge.

The next point of interest is Constitution Hill. There you’ll see the Old Fort Prison Complex where Nelson Mandela was once held prisoner, as well as the new constitutional court building. Learn about South Africa’s troubled recent past during the apartheid years and how Constitution Hill was at the center of some of that history.

Continue through the neighborhood called Houghton, where many of Johannesburg’s wealthiest residents live, and — time permitting — your final stop is at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens at Emmerentia Dam. Enjoy some free time in the garden, soaking in the relaxing atmosphere among all that green space, and then board the coach again for the return trip to your hotel.

Please note: This tour requires a minimum of two people per booking.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very nice and informative. Mark was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Brilliant. I had no idea S Africa was so beautiful and the people so friendly. I did not feel unsafe at any stage in the trip. I highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Jo'burg gets a mixed press, and on the basis of our tour, undeservedly so. Our guide Moses was informative and gave a lively and fascinating presentation of Johannesburg's role in the development of modern-day South Africa. The Constitutional Court was well worth a visit, and seeing the redevelopment of down-town Jo'burg was a welcome antidote to the scare stories one hears. Highly recommended, and I just wish we'd had enough time to see Soweto too under Moses' excellent guidance.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our tour guide was Hennie of Tourvest. He was very proud of his city Johannesburg and wanted to impart as much knowledge and show us as much as he could during our half day tour. We were lucky to have such an informative tour and I would recommend Hennie for any tour in and around Johannesburg.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Excellent guide - punctual, informative and willing to answer questions. Really interesting - not much to see, as such, but lots of interesting info if you're interesting in the politics and history of the place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Our guide Tembo was excellent. He was very informative and friendly. I would have loved to have spent a little more time on the tour. The time seemd a little rushed. However, it was a great insight into JoBurg. I will highly recommend to family and friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Driver right on time. Very knowledgeable. Was very pleased with tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Again, this was a great opportunity to learn about Soweto and related socio/political changes from a resident.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2012

Very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2010

The tour was excellent, The guide was informative and so enthusiastic about his subject that it was infectious despite the fact that we had just from the airport after an 11 hour flight
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