Begin with a pickup at your hotel in Rosebank and 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 have a brief photo stop at 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 on the return trip to your hotel.