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Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

Get to know South Africa’s biggest city on a full-day tour that covers all the highlights of Johannesburg and Soweto. Take in the views from the Top of Africa, learn about the city’s history as you visit Constitutional Hill and the Apartheid Museum, then follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, with a tour of the Nelson Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Museum, and Freedom Square.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Kruger National Park Full Day Game Drive

Get the most out of a visit to Kruger National Park on this full-day game drive. Book your experience ahead of time to ensure that you have the best possible chance of seeing Africa's Big 5, which is much more likely with the expertise of your experienced tracker/guide. Stop midday at one of the camps in the park to purchase lunch, then spend the afternoon continuing to search for wildlife, learning about their behavior and biology through your guide's commentary as you travel.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Half Day Lion Park tour

Visit the Lion Park outside of Johannesburg without the hassle of renting a car. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your Johannesburg hotel and admission to the Lion Park, where you can explore at your leisure to see more than 85 lions, including the rare white lion, and other animals such as wild dogs, hyenas, and cheetahs. Take a 1-hour safari drive to see the animals, then stop at Cub World to learn about baby lions and their challenges surviving in the wild.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour

Explore South Africa's most famous township on this full-day guided tour of Soweto from Johannesburg. Enjoy a personal experience of how vibrant and lively Soweto from your guide, who was born and raised in the township.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg

Take a deep dive into South Africa's history on this multi-stop tour that includes Soweto, Johannesburg, and Pretoria. With a guide in the lead and round-trip transportation provided, this ambitious tour examining the history of apartheid in South Africa is made stress-free. Learn about the Great Trek through a visit to the Voortrekker Museum, see the Union Buildings, the Apartheid Museum in Soweto, and the Mandela Bridge. Along the way, your guide will provide sensitive, in-depth commentary about the country's history and culture.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

Get to know the history and landmarks of Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, in a full-day tour. Visit Soweto, the hometown of Nelson Mandela, as well as a full city tour and a visit to the Apartheid Museum. All entrance fees, lunch, snacks, and bottled water included. Pickup and drop-off at your Johannesburg hotel.
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  • 7 Hours Approximate
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  • 7 Hours Approximate
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Day Trips

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK DAY TRIP FROM JOHANNESBURG

Skip the hassle of renting a car on this full-day trip to Kruger National Park from Johannesburg with all transportation provided. With easy pickup and drop-off in Johannesburg, you can enjoy the scenery as you travel, arriving in the park for a 4-hour safari drive. Let your guide take you to parts of the park where you have the best possible chance to see Africa's Big Five. Lunch, water, and snacks are provided so you can travel light.
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  • 12 to 15 hours
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  • 12 to 15 hours
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Cultural Tours

Traditional Tribal Village Tour

Immerse yourself in South African culture and discover the rich history, heritage, and traditions of the Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Besotho and Ndeble tribes. Accompanied by a Zulu guide, visit a traditional tribal village, learn about the everyday life and customs of the different tribes, tuck into delicious regional cuisines, and experience a fun tribal drumming and dancing session.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Safaris

Kruger National Park Half Day Game Drive

Get the best chance of checking Africa’s ‘Big 5’ off your wildlife watching list with an early morning game drive at Kruger National Park. Roundtrip from the surrounding vicinity, begin at sunrise from Crocodile Bridge and let your certified naturalist guide interpret the story unfolding in the surrounding landscape. Coffee/tea and bottled water are provided during this morning game tour, which runs about 5 hours before a drop-off back at your accommodation.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Balloon Rides

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Hot Air Balloon Magallies R2699

Get epic aerial views over the Magallies wilderness during this private hot air balloon flight in South Africa. Listen to guided commentary from your pilot and get the chance to ask questions as you fly. After you touch down, retreat to a private lodge where you can enjoy a full English breakfast with coffee, tea, and champagne. This early morning tour leaves the rest of the day free for other activities.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour

Immerse yourself in the tumultuous history of Soweto Township on this half-day tour from Johannesburg, which includes a visit to the Apartheid Museum. Learn about the historically black area and the struggles that occurred against apartheid there through your guide's insightful commentary as you travel; you'll learn a lot more on a guided tour than you would simply exploring on your own.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Safaris

Kruger National Park One Day Safari from Johannesburg

Spend about 3 hours viewing game while on a private safari at Kruger National Park during this 16-hour day trip from Johannesburg. Your game drive includes possible spotting of the Big Five: lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. You'll find a picnic spot for lunch provided by your registered guide, with round-trip hotel transport also included.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$199.86
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Balloon Rides

Early Morning Balloon Safari with Breakfast from Magaliesburg

Take in aerial views of the Magaliesbergs and the Cradle of Humankind on this hot air balloon safari. Get the best possible perspective on this striking landscape without paying for the high price of an airplane or helicopter tour. Spend the hour-long flight sipping champagne and enjoying the high altitude breeze, snapping photos and listening to commentary from your guide before landing for an included breakfast.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Day Trips

Pilanesberg National Park One Day Safari from Johannesburg

Set out from Johannesburg to seek out Africa's 'Big Five' in Pilanesberg National Park. This tour includes both a morning and afternoon safari in either on open-top or closed vehicle, depending on your preference. Keep an eye out for various other wildlife, including cheetahs, giraffe, zebra and crocs as you go. Enjoy lunch next to one of the park's watering holes, where elephants, warthog, and blue wildebeest tend to gather. Then its back out across the park's rugged landscape on another unforgettable game drive.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$160.16
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Pilanesberg Game Reserve Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

Explore Pilanesberg Game Reserve and search for Africa's "Big Five" on this safari tour from Pretoria or Johannesberg. With an experienced safari guide to help track and find the animals, learn about their biology and behavior through informative commentary and snap photos from the open-top vehicle. Stop for a picnic lunch near a watering hole where you're likely to see elephants resting and bathing. Pickup and drop-off at Pretoria or Johannesberg hotels included.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Rhino & Lion Park

The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is home to three of Africa’s Big Five—lion, white rhino, and cape buffalo—and is less than an hour’s drive from Johannesburg. This tour maximizes your chance of animal sightings with a guided visit, so look out for cheetah, wild dog, antelope, and hippos, as well as crocodiles and cape vulture.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Pilanesberg National Park Safari from Johannesburg

See some of South Africa's famous wildlife up close with a safari trip to Pilanesberg National Park from Johannesburg. Enjoy a chance to see the 'Big Five' animals during a 3-4 hour visit to the park. Get transportation from your hotel and back again in a comfortable minibus, and have time for lunch during the tour.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Pilanesberg Full Day Budget Safari

Spend a full day in Pilanesberg National Park, just a few hours' drive from Johannesburg, in pursuit of Africa's Big 5. During the course of the 7-hour safari in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, you'll come within close range of impala, wildebeest, zebra, lion, elephants, and giraffes. Traveling with a small group of just six people ensures an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.12
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Soweto & Johannesburg Half Day Tour

Combine a comprehensive tour of Johannesburg with an educational visit to Soweto Township in a single tour. This half-day excursion allows you to check many of the must-see area landmarks off your list, including the Hector Pieterson Museum, the Apartheid Museum, and Constitution Hill. Along the way, you'll enjoy insightful commentary from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Full Day Pretoria City Tour and Cullinan Underground Mine Tour - 8hrs

This is a exploration tour of Pretoria, We first visit the Voortrekker Monument, designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk, this 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. Designed and built by Herbert Baker and completed in 1913, the Union Buildings housed the administrative offices of the Union of South Africa. Today it is still the official seat of government and houses the offices of the President of South Africa. The building is made from light sandstone and is over 275m long. The Premier Mine is an underground diamond mine owned by Petra Diamonds in the town of Cullinan. Established in 1902, it was renamed the Cullinan Diamond Mine in November 2003 in celebration of its centenary. The mine rose to prominence in 1905, when the Cullinan Diamond – the largest rough diamond of gem quality ever found – was discovered there.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$223.55
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Safaris

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Pilanesberg Safari 3 Days 4 Star Private

Maximize your chances of spotting Africa’s Big Five—lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo—on an action-packed 3-day safari in the Pillanesburg National Park. Enjoy incredible views and wildlife sightings with five guided game drives by both minivan and open-air 4WD vehicle, plus delicious meals and accommodation at a 4-star safari lodge.Highlights guided game drives: increased wildlife spotting opportunitiesLuxurious accommodation and meals at a 4-star safari lodgeHassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from JohannesburgSmall-group tour with a maximum of 10 people
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  • 7 hours
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US$467.12
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  • 7 hours

Cultural Tours

Pretoria City Tour

Get a comprehensive tour of Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa, on this half-day excursion. Following a guide and a carefully curated itinerary means you won't miss any of the must-see highlights, including the Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Square, Loftus Versveld, the Kruger House, Pretoria University, and other landmarks. As you travel, listen to in-depth commentary from your guide to learn about the city's history, culture, and people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.08
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Kruger National Park Private Guided Tour

The great thing about having a tour on a private vehicle is that you get to choose what you are interested in and where to stop so more time can be spent doing and observing what you enjoy. Kruger National Park is one of the most amazing places one could visit while in South Africa, so don't miss out on this great opportunity.
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  • 2 to 10 hours
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  • 2 to 10 hours

Cultural Tours

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Half Day Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves Tour

Take a trip out of the city and journey back time on this tour into the heart of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Discover the ancient limestone formations of the Sterkfontein Caves where the oldest known human fossil was found, then take in the views on a drive through the Cradle before visiting the Maropeng exhibition center.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$66.06
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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