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See& Do in Johannesburg: Day Tours & Trips

Things to do 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

What to do in Johannesburg South Africa

Johannesburg skylineJohannesburg City Scape

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 Tour

Half 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

Carlton and Transnet Buildings

Johannesburg City Tour

Half 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

Power Plant Chimmney in Soweto Design

Soweto Rise to Freedom Tour

Half 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


Apartheid Museum

Half Day Afternoon Tour

This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa's history.

South Africa Union Building

Pretoria City Tour

Half Day Afternoon Tour

Offers the chance to visit this historic city.

From Johannesburg the tour covers the

Voortrekker Monument

Church Square

City Hall State Theatre / Opera House,

the Union Buildings and the President's office

showcase at sterkfontein caves

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.

Aerial view of Sun City

Sun City and Pilanesberg

Full Day Tour

  • Game drive looking for the 'Big Five'
  • abundant in various plains game and birds
  • in the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
  • Guided tour of the famous Sun City complex
  • including Valley of the Waves and Waterworld
  • visit to the foyer of the Palace of the Lost City
  • White Rhino Walking

    Pilanesburg Game Drive

    Half 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

    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 afternoon

    Sun City and Pilanesberg Full Day 10 hrs

    PICK-UP: Sandton, Rosebank & Airport Hotels

    Day Tours Departing Sun City

    Game Drive Pilansberg a.m or p.m

    Things to Do around Johannesburg

    Gold Reef City

    African Lesedi Experience

    World Heritage & Wildlife

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    What to See & Do in 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
    Beyers Naude Drive, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Johannesburg is recognised the world over as 'Egoli'
    A veritable showcase of the horticultural industry of South Africa, this nursery is far above average. Show gardens, imported ceramics, tea gardens and restaurants as well as numerous other retail

    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

    Bunny Park
    Pretoria Road, Johannesburg, Gauteng

    A verdant park where the bunnies run free , one has to watch where one walks, as rabbit burrows are everywhere.

    Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
    Alberton Road, Johannesburg 2403, South Africa

    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
    Rustenburg Road, Johannesburg, South Africa

    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

    Between Linden and Greenside, Johannesburg, South Africa

    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
    Kromdraai Road, Johannesburg, South Africa

    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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