Johannesburg Day Trips-Things to Do
City Tours around Johannesburg and Pretoria as well as a Day Trip to Sun City and Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Johannesburg is recognised the world over as 'Egoli', other nicknames are Joburg or Jozi or Joey's
Quick Pick Guided Johannesburg Day trips
Johannesburg Sightseeing Tours
A wide variety of day tours on offer whether you are interested in South Africa's history or daily life in a township (Soweto tour).
South Africa comprises many cultures (Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho) - or go back in time to man's early days at the Cradle of Humankind.
Shop for gold rings or travel down a mine shaft at Gold Reef City.
Feeling lucky then head for the Sun City Resort and the casinos.
Gold Reef City TourHalf Day Afternoon Tour
Learn about South Africa's gold mining and visit an underground mine on this afternoon tour.Also the chance to see gold being poured
Johannesburg City TourHalf Day Afternoon Tour Visiting Johannesburg's famous landmarks such as
* Post Office tower
* 'Top of Africa' at the Carlton Centre
* The Brixton Tower
* 'Museum Africa' (time permitting)
* The Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown and a fully guided tour of Constitution Hill
* Home of South Africa's new Constitutional Court and site of Johannesburg's Old Fort Prison
African Lesedi Day TourEvening Tour Spend an evening learning about the history of South Africa and its many cultures including a tour of Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi and Sotho traditional villages. Enjoy a song and dance performance and a traditional African dinner
Soweto Rise to Freedom TourHalf Day or Full Day Tour Highlights includes visits to - Two Nobel Prize winners previous residences -the Hector Peterson memorial - Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and various community development projects. On the Freedom Tour in addition to the Soweto tour you will get the opportunity to visit the Apartheid Museum and learn about the Soweto uprising, the history of the ANC, solitary confinement of political prisoners and the birth of a new democratic country
Walk to FreedomHalf Day Morning Tour Visit Liliesleaf Farm, where the resounding political 'silence' of the 1960's was broken. Once the headquarters of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the ANC and the Congress Alliance.
Apartheid MuseumHalf Day Afternoon Tour
This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa's history.
Pretoria City TourHalf Day Afternoon Tour Offers the chance to visit this historic city. From Johannesburg the tour covers the
Voortrekker Monument -
- City Hall State Theatre / Opera House,
the Union Buildings and the President's office
World Heritage and Wildlife
Origins Centre Cradle of Mankind - find out more about how human life began in Africa.
Interactive with a virtual tour and do a basic DNA test on a touch screen
You could also includes a visit to theRhino and Lion Park with the possibility of interaction with lion cubs.
Sun City and PilanesbergFull Day Tour
Elephant Back Safari
Half Day Tour - Morning or Afternoon from Sun CitySafari Ride on Top of Africa's "gentle giants" - the elephant
Interact with these giants and then saddle up for an elephant back safari along ancient game trails viewing Game & Birds
Pilanesburg Game DriveHalf Day Tour - Morning or Afternoon Departure from Sun City Complex a tour to Pilanesberg National Park Excellent opportunity to view the 'Big Five', general game and prolific bird life with experienced game rangers with exceptional knowledge of the area and its flora and fauna
Magalies Zip Line Canopy AdventureFull Day Tour
* Eleven platforms have been built against the Magaliesberg rock faces and are joined by long steel cables that clients slide along to reach the next platform.
Photos of MonteCasino Entertainment ComplexFun for the Whole Family
Best place to take out-of-towners
Pictures of Krugersdorp Game ParkSee the Animals up close in this small game reserve
* Big 4. - Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, Hippo
Adventure Golf4 Courses in Johannesburg
Johannesburg Botanical GardensImages of Botanical Garden
Guided Tours from JHB City Hotels
Joburg City Tour Half Day - Afternoon 5 hrs
Soweto Tour Half Day - morning 5 hrs
Amandla Soweto & Joburg Full Day 8.5 hrs
Pretoria City Tour - Half day or Full day
Sun City and Pilanesberg Full Day 10 hrs
The above have easy online booking facilities
Day Tours Departing Sun City
Elephant Safari Half Day a.m or p.m
Game Drive Pilansberg a.m or p.m
Things to Do around Joburg
Picture Slide ShowsJoburg Attractions - Photos Index
Experiences around Johannesburg
Montecasino Bird Gardens, (From the '''N1''', take exit 95 (''Marked: 95 Sandton / R511 William Nicol Dr.'') and head north, cross over Leslie Ave and turn right into Mentecasino Blvd.)
Many birds and other small wildlife. Also look out for the 2500 year old tree located near the parrots
Open weekdays from 8:30AM to 5PM and weekends from 8:30AM to 6PM (Shows at 11AM and 3PM daily with additional 1PM shows over weekends)
Lifestyle Garden Centre
The Kromdraai Gold Mine was one of the first gold mines on the Witwatersrand (the Johannesburg area today) and is situated in an unspoilt rural setting about 40 minutes drive from Johannesburg International airport and 20 minutes from Johannesburg city
A verdant park where the bunnies run free , one has to watch where one walks, as rabbit burrows are everywhere.
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
A pleasant 25-minute drive through the southern hills of Johannesburg leads one to this nature reserve where a variety of game, including cheetah, roam an unspoiled wilderness. The reserve offers nearly 100 kilometers of hiking trails
Krugersdorp Game Reserve
Situated just outside Krugersdorp, and a 30-minute drive from the Johannesburg Central Business District, this reserve caters for day visitors, stay-over guests and conference delegates. Lion, Rhino
showcasing indigenous flora, these gardens feature little-known succulent flowers and bulb collections, an alpine collection, as well as an admirable cycad collection
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
This game park also includes Marupeng Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein caves. More than 30 species of game can be viewed from the comfort of your car. Plenty to see &do
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