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  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

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Book this trip and save up to 17% compared to booking the tours separately

With this Johannesburg Super Saver, you'll get two best-selling tours at one discounted price. Spend the morning in Soweto and gain an insight into South Africa's turbulent past. See two former Nobel Prize winners' previous residences, the Hector Peterson memorial and Freedom Square. In the afternoon enjoy a 3.5-hour tour of Johannesburg, taking in some of the classic sights including Nelson Mandela Bridge, Westcliffe View, Mary Fitzgerald square and the Carlton Center. Even better, you'll enjoy a 30 per cent discount when you book these tours in this way.

Highlights

  • Johannesburg Super Saver combines two best selling Johannesburg tours with 17% savings
  • In Soweto drive past two Nobel Peace Prize winner's former residences, Hector Peterson Memorial, the Regina Mundi Church and Freedom Square
  • See the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown and visit Constitution Hill and learn about South Africa’s turbulent past in Johannesburg
  • Enjoy captivating views from the 50th-floor observation deck at Johannesburg’s Carlton Centre

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What You Can Expect

Johannesburg Super Saver: Soweto Sightseeing Tour plus Johannesburg Sightseeing Tour

Hector Peterson Memorial in Soweto

Soweto Tour (Morning)
Start your day with a pickup from your Sandton or Rosebank hotel, then relax on the journey to Soweto. The most metropolitan township in the country, Soweto sets trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language.

Drive past two former Nobel Prize winners’ previous residence. Then, see the Hector Peterson memorial; dedicated to one of the first casualties of the Soweto uprising of June 16, 1976, when more than 500 people were killed. You'll also see the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in the world.

Johannesburg (Afternoon)

Hop back aboard your air-conditioned coach to begin your next tour. Gaze out at the historical buildings of downtown Johannesburg that dominate this bustling city. Your guide will point out the must-see Hillbrow Tower that juts out over the city's skyscrapers, as well as the iconic Post Office Tower.

Stop outside Africa’s tallest skyscraper, the Carlton Centre, and walk up to the 50th floor observation deck with your guide to see sweeping panoramas of the entire city. After walking around the viewing platform at your leisure, return to your coach to continue seeing the sights.

Continue on to Constitution Hill next, passing by the Supreme Court and the famous Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown, said to symbolize Mandela’s role in bridging the apartheid divide. As you drive around Constitution Hill, listen to your guide explain some of the fascinating history that this National Heritage site has witnessed throughout the years. Learn about South Africa’s turbulent past and its slow yet steady transition to democracy.

Pass the new constitutional court and the historic site of Johannesburg’s Old Fort Prison Complex, where Nelson Mandela was famously the only black prisoner to be held here. Your tour winds back through the affluent neighborhood of Houghton, passing lavish homes and leafy streets.

If time permits, enjoy a final stop at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens at Emmerentia Dam. Spend time here at leisure, wandering amid the African herb garden and strolling along the tranquil lawns.

Your tour then ends with a drop-off back at your Johannesburg hotel.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent . Very Knowledgeable Tour Leader, again No Water Provided

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Definitely worth doing. Informative and varied between the different locations. Our guide, remaining in character, was fun and educational. The tour was a real eye-opener on Mandela's life and times. Just do it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Lots to learn, see about history and educational tour...Plus Tour guide was very friendly, polite, and well known of the places around.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Absolutely amazing tour guide, very informative and funny. We learnt so much on this tour, well worth doing!

Ken C
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We received excellent personalised service from Henni who was personable, friendly and likeable.
We received a pleasant surprise when we met him at Hilton Sandton at exactly the specified time. He advised that he was our personal guide for the day, just the 2 of us.
The trip was excellent in terms of timings and coverage. We enjoyed the Soweto visit after Liliesleaf. Yes, we had read the history but until you visit you have no real understanding. Henni added to our trip and perspective with insightful direct commentary. We found the tour of Constitution Hill personally challenging and it is hard to understand these atrocities only 40 plus years ago. We then also enjoyed the visit to the Church and its symbolism. The drive through Johannesburg and the gold Museum and then the visit to the high rise building was worthwhile.
The tour and guide were both excellent and good value. We were staying / visiting with good friends in Sandton but this tour added great detail and exposure to our visit. Can only highly recommend our guide Henni. He was first class as a guide and also in explaining and presenting a balanced view.
A very good decision even for very experienced travellers to use this guide and the tours were first class.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Great tour

Louis S
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Great day, great driver/guide recommend it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Very interesting culture and history of the metropolitan area. Hennie is a very knowledgeable tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

great tour ! Our guide was friendly and informative. Morning tour including farm where Mandela plotted and prison where Mandela and Gandhi stayed were standouts.
Lunch in Soweto and visit to city observation tower excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Me and my family really enjoyed this full day tour. Lots of information from a very knowledgable guide and not too rushed despite the many sights visited. Excellent way to see Johannesburg.

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