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Pretoria & Cullinan Mine Tour
(Full day ± 9 hours)

PRETORIA CITY TOUR: (Part 1)
Pretoria is the Administrative Capital of South Africa. It is popularly known as Jacaranda City due to thousand of Jacarandas planted in its streets. You will be professionally guided through the heritage sites of the City of Pretoria, receiving more knowledge about the history of South Africa. Travelling under the shades of the Jacarandas, you will be taken through the major sites of: The Voortrekker Monument, Kruger House Museum, Church Square and the Union Building.

UNION BUILDING
At the beginning it housed the whole Public Service, Expansion and growth forced other Departments to go out. At present, it serves as administrative offices for the President, the Deputy President and part of foreign affairs. President Mandela was inaugurated at the Union Building as the first Black President.

MANDELA'S STATUE AT THE UNION BUILDING
The largest statue in the world of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at union building in south Africa, on Reconciliation Day ,the 16 December 2013; 24 hours after the revered former President was buried in his home village of Qunu. The 9m (30ft), 4.5 tonne statue of Mandela was unveiled by president Jacob Zuma. It stands in Pretoria, in front of Union Buildings, South Africa's house of Parliament, which is also celebrating its 100th anniversary, and which was the venue for the late President Mandela's lying-in-state prior to his funeral.

Unlike many Mandela statues around the world which have the former African National Congress leader displaying a clenched fist, symbolising his campaign against the racial segregation era of Apartheid, the new statue has his arms outstretched, seeming to call viewers into his embrace. It was made by South African sculptors Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren. It stands overlooking Union Buildings' lawn  

VOORTREKKER MONUMENT
The voortrekker Monument is designed in honour of the Voortrekkers (Dutch People).The Wall of Heroes contains one of the World's longest Historical freezes. The Voortrekker Monument Museum is in the basement with information and interesting collections of the Great Trek era.  

 

KRUGER HOUSE MUSEUM
The house was the home of President Paul Kruger of the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek. Kruger Museum House was opened to the public in 1937, and declared a National Monument in 1937.The museum consists of the Original house, two Display halls and Paul Kruger's State Railway Coach.  

 

 

CHURCH SQUARE
The square is the sight of the first Church in Pretoria built in 1854. The Statue of Paul Kruger dominates the Church Square. The Palace of Justice is situated here. This is where Nelson Mandela and other Activists were charged with Treason and incarcerated; during the Rivonia Trial. Ou Raadsaal (also known as Old Chamber, Old Government Building) is also one of the buildings facing this Square. It was the Parliament building of The Transvaal Republic Government in Pretoria.  


 

CULLINAN DIAMOND SURFACE TOUR: (Part 2)
Cullinan Diamond Mine is a reasonable distance from Pretoria. Thomas Cullinan discovered a large Kimberlite pipe in 1902. the Cullinan Diamond, an incredible 3108 Carat stone; warn by celebrities, royalty and tycoons is named after Thomas Cullinan. Over the years, more than 120 million carats have been mined. The mine produces 25% of the world's quality diamonds. Both Surface and Underground tours are available.  

CULLINAN DIAMOND SURFACE TOUR
The surface tour gives the visitors an opportunity to view the following:

  • 12 minutes introductory DVD illustrating Diamond mining underground.
  • Rough diamonds in the Diamond house.
  • Mineshaft Operation, where the Kimberlite rock is mined 500m underground to the surface.
  • 32 hectare Big Hole where volcanic eruption took place.
  • Jewellery shop selling exclusive jewellery.

PICK UP POINT: We pick up from your Hotel, Home, Guest house, OR Tambo International airport, work place, Sandton Gautrain Station etc.

DEPARTURE TIMES: Daily at 08h00

MINIMUM: 1 Person

*Hours indicated include travelling time

Please note: we work with individuals and groups, rates will be supplied on request. 


 
 
 
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