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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.
  • Duration: 7 Hours Approximate
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hours Approximate
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cradle of Human Kind Tour and Lesedi Cultural Village Day Tour from Johannesburg

Immerse yourself South Africa’s ancient history and cultural heritage as you tour two popular attractions in one day—the Lesedi Cultural Park and the Cradle of Humankind. Explore the UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind, where some of the world’s oldest hominid fossils have been found, including the Sterkfontein Caves and the Maropeng Visitor Center. After lunch (own expense), learn about the heritage of the Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, Basotho, and Ndebele on a tour of the Lesedi Cultural Village.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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8 hour Cultural Village and Lion Park tour

Combine visits to the Lesedi Cultural Village and the Lion Park on a single tour from Johannesburg. With round-trip transportation from your hotel in Johannesburg, the 45-minute drive flies by while you watch the scenery. Immerse yourself in the history of tribal South Africa at the Lesedi Cultural Village, learning about the country's five main tribes. After a buffet lunch, transfer to the Lion Park for a drive through enclosures inhabited by cheetahs, wild dogs, giraffes, and lions.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour

Explore South Africa's most famous township with this 10-hour 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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

This tour to the Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeespoort Dam gives you access to these mammals, accompanied by in-depth commentary on their biology, behavior, and conservation status. Additionally, the round-trip transportation from Johannesburg or Pretoria means there's no need to rent a car or fuss with directions and navigation. You'll travel with a small group of just eight people, which ensures personalized attention from your guide and plenty of time to ask questions.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a fascinating paleoanthropological site, home to an estimated 40% of the world's known human-ancestor fossils. On this tour, take a journey through the history of humankind with a visit to Sterkfontein Caves, where the Homo Neledi Fossils were discovered, followed by a guided tour of the Maropeng Visitors Center, including an indoor boat ride.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Fully inclusive Pilanesbserg Eco-safari from Johannesburg

Embark on a South African safari without having to travel far from Johannesburg. This all-inclusive tour includes two ranger-led game drives in Pilanesberg National Park, home to elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, zebra, and giraffe. Includes lunch and round-trip transfers from your Johannesburg hotel.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Pilanesberg Safari Day Trip from Johannesburg or Pretoria

Experience the splendor of Pilanesberg National Park on a day trip from either Pretoria or Johannesburg. Set out on a safari through this popular game reserve, keeping an eye out for the park's 'Big Five' as well as impalas, cheetahs, hippos and crocodiles. The park is also known for its diverse bird life, which includes over 360 recorded species. Savor a delicious lunch at one of the onsite lodgings before returning mid-afternoon to your hotel.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Half Day Lion Park tour

Visit the Lion Park outside of Johannesburg without the hassle of renting a car. This guided 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 and other animals such as wild dogs, hyenas, and cheetahs. Take a 1-hour safari drive to see the animals, then enjoy a stop at Cub World, where you will learn about baby lions and their challenges surviving in the wild.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Pilanesberg Game Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip

Go on a game drive at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve to look for Africa’s ‘Big Five,’ then head for the famous Sun City resort to relax and enjoy the pools, casinos, and cultural village. This combination covers the best of two different tourist attractions in one day trip from Johannesburg.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Pilannesburg Game Reserve and Sun City Full Day Tour from Johannesburg

Combine visits to the Pilanesburg Game Reserve and Sun City in a single day tour from Johannesburg. Better yet, this tour eliminates the need to rent a car, as it provides all transportation and hotel pickup and drop-off in Johannesburg. Take a game drive through Pilanesburg in search of Africa's most famous wildlife, then cool off with some time on the man-made beaches and pools at Sun City.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
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Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover one of Johannesburg's most energetic and fascinating townships on a half-day visit to Soweto. Set out on a coach bus or minivan for a guided sightseeing tour of an area known for its rich political history and vibrant trendsetting culture. Witness the disparities between rich and poor while learning about how the township came to be and its fight against apartheid. Take in sights like the Mandela House Museum, where the former South African president once lived, and the once-residence of Nobel peace prize winner Desmond Tutu.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Soweto, Apartheid Museum and City Tour from Johannesburg

Spend a full day exploring the city of Johannesburg and Soweto Township, including admission to the Apartheid Museum. With round-trip transportation included, this tour is made stress-free and that means you can focus on the scenery instead of driving. Get a comprehensive city tour of Johannesburg, then head to Soweto to learn about the history of the township through a tour and admission to the Apartheid Museum.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng Day Tour from Johannesburg

Take a journey through the history of humankind with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cradle of Humankind. Learn about the importance of hominid fossils such as ‘Mrs Ples’ and ‘Little Foot’ as you explore the Maropeng Visitor Center, take a thrilling underground boat ride through a recreated cave, and browse the fascinating exhibitions.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Full-Day Private Johannesburg City Chauffeur

See Johannesburg your way—this fully customizable tour lets you create your own itinerary. Simply let your private guide and driver know what you want to see, then set out on the most time-efficient route to do it all. Depending on the size of your group, you will travel in an air-conditioned sedan or minivan.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Budget Pilanesberg Full Day Safari

Travel through Pilanesberg National Park in a closed vehicle on a 6-hour game drive led by a park ranger. Your guide knows the best places to spot local animals, such as leopards, buffalo, rhinos, elephants, and lions. You'll stop midday for a homemade picnic lunch near a watering hole to observe animals while you dine. The small group size means you'll get plenty of interaction with your guide and the chance to ask questions.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Cradle of Human Kind Tour from Johannesburg

Explore the Cradle of Human Kind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this full-day tour from Johannesburg. Learn about where the human race started and see fossils that date back to the beginning of humans' time on earth.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half Day Cultural Village Tour From Johannesburg

Get a taste of South African tribal culture on this half-day tour of the Lesedi Cultural Village from Johannesburg. Follow a traditional Zulu warrior around the camp for a tour, learning about the different tribes that make South Africa known as the "Rainbow Nation". Participate in a drumming and dancing session, as well as spear-throwing and a traditional South African buffet lunch. Round-trip transportation from Johannesburg means there's no need to rent a car.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula

If you’ve got limited time in Cape Town and you want to explore the most scenic areas of the Cape Peninsula—this is the tour for you. Avoid the stress of public transport by having a driver for the day to transport you between top sites. Highlights include Hout Bay, Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town, and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Exploring Cape Point and Peninsula with a guide means you won’t get lost, and you’ll discover small historical villages that you might not have seen otherwise.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Cradle of Humankind Tour from Johannesburg

Go back in time with this day trip from Johannesburg to the Cradle of Humankind. Explore the Sterkfontein Caves with an undergound tour. Learn about local history at the Maropeng visitor center.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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