Garden Route, Karoo And Addo
8 nights: R 23 000 pp
Departs Cape Town through the Karoo to Addo and returns to Cape Town. Includes 8 nights accommodation and moreMore Details
Liliesleaf Farm | Apartheid Museum | Top of Africa | Lunch at Maphungubwe | Apartheid Museum
Meals and drinks not mentioned, transfers to area's outside of central Joburg area, items of a personal nature and purchases on tour
Add on a nights accommodation at a Guesthouse or Hotel in Soweto |
NOTE – our tours always have a driver and a separate guide
This is both a SAFER way to do a tour as well as being sure you will have the guides full attention throughout, as he will not be driving and guiding at the same time.
Departure & Drop off Points:
The standard tours depart from and return to the Rosebank or Sandton Area - located in Johannesburg Central-Northern Suburbs.
Pick up and drop offs from alternate venue’s may carry the following supplements. Rates as follows:
Areas within 15 minutes drive of Rosebank (e.g. Melville / Parkview / Greenside / Parkhurst / Illovo / Sandton) - No additional charge
Jhb Eastern Suburbs - R350.00
Jhb Far Northern Suburbs - R350.00
Pretoria/Tshwane - R450.00
Airport - R 350.00 & tours requiring pick-ups off flights must to be booked as a private tour requiring a minimum of 4 passengers (R800.00 x 4)
09h00 – Meet your friendly experienced tour guide
Your journey starts at Liliesleaf Farm which was a safe house for the ANC in the days when all opposition to Aparheid and the National Government was banned and forced underground. It was a refuge, a place whereleaders (including Nelson Mandela who stayed here under the guise of “gardener”) came to discuss ideas and ideologies and to plan for the future. This museum has carried that atmosphere of thought and intellectual pursuit into their exhibit. Liliesleaf isn’t a recreation of a house as it was in 1963; it’s an explanation of ideas as they were in 1963. And an explanation of how remarkable those ideas were.
We stop off here to find out more.
[click here to read more about LIliesleaf]
Sandton City/ Houghton
We proceed to Sandton City, the modern 1st world central business and shopping district of Johannesburg, we continue through the leafy northern suburbs such as Houghton where our leaders like Mr Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma live when they are in Johannesburg. These are the most beautiful and expensive suburbs in Gauteng.
Onward to the Constitutional Court which is located in Braamfontein one of the original suburbs of Johannesburg. It was used as a prison in the 1960's and early 70's. We stop off and learn more about the history of the Constitutional Court and the adjoining Fort (Old Prison) which have played a fascinating roll is SA history from Colonialism through Apartheid and now on to Democracy.
Top of Africa
Deeper in to town and we pass through the darker side of Johannesburg and the notorious suburb of Hillbrow. Then on to the Carlton Centre is located in the Central Business District of Johannesburg and is the highest building in Africa. Join us on the top floor which offers a stunning 180 degree view of Johannesburg.
Lunch at Maphungubwe
Maphungubwe is a new 4 star hotel located in Johannesburg and has a trendy vibey restaurant where we enjoy a delicious lunch.
We head over the Mandela Bridge to Newtown which is a great example of Johannesburg’s Urban upliftment project which aims at bringing more people back in to the city centre to live, work and of course play. Here we walk around the flea markets and soak up the new South Africa in its colourful form.
The tour continues to the origins of Johannesburg where gold was 1st discovered before stopping off at the world renowned Apartheid Museum. The Museum tells about the history of Apartheid from as early as 1804 – 1994. This fascinating interactive modern exhibit takes you on an amazing emotive journey through South Africa’s complicated history.
[Click here to view the Apartheid Museum]
16h30:The group returns