SOWETO AND JOHANNESBURG CITY TOUR: (Half day ± 8hrs )
Hours allocated include travelling time.
We combine Soweto and Johannesburg tour to give guests an opportunity to compare City life and Township life. Soweto is the melting pot of South African Urban Culture. It is the must-see for tourists who are looking to see more than the big 5.
Post the 1994 Democratic Election, Soweto has become a place of vibrancy, friendship and contrast.
We visit Vilakazi street, the street with Historical
Significance. Vilakazi street is the only street in the world where two Nobel Prize winners owned houses.
The houses of the two Nobel Prize Winners: Late President Mandela and Arch-Bishop Emeritus Tutu are situated in this famous street
You will have the opportunity to see the various parts of Soweto, how some communities are still in need of development and poverty alleviation and how some areas have turned into "small affluent suburbs.
Johannesburg, affectionately called Jo'burg, Jozi, and E'Goli, the "city of gold," is the financial and industrial metropolis of South Africa, built on a rich history of gold mining
Johannesburg started developing in December 1886 with the discovery of Gold.
The city is named after the two officials who worked in land surverying; Johannes Joubert and Johannes Rissik.
The population of the City grew rapidly, becoming a Municipality in 1897.
In 2002 it joined ten other municipalities to form the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Today, it is a centre for learning and entertainment for all of Africa. Johannesburg is the capital of Gauteng Province.
Package rate inclusions:
- Return transport in a comfortable air- conditioned vehicle
- Guided tour
- Constitution Hill
- Top of Africa.50th floor of Carlton Centre for the better view of Johannesburg
Overlooking the City of Johannesburg is the Constitution Hill.
Constitution Hill is a former prison that provides fascinating insight into South Africa's history. At the site, visitors can explore provocative exhibits at the Number Four museum, and the Old Fort museum.
It is the sight of the Notorious Old Fort Prison complex, commonly known as NUMBER FOUR, where thousands of ordinary criminals and Political Prisoners were brutally punished before the dawn of Democracy in 1994. Most of South Africa's leading Political activists, including Mahatma Ghandi and Nelson Mandela were detained here.
Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here before his Rivonia Trial in 1964.
Constitution Hill is the new home of the Constitutional Court.
The old Awaiting Trial building has been transformed into the Constitutional Court of South Africa, a symbol of freedom, which works to protect the rights of the entire nation's people.
The new court building was built using bricks from the demolished awaiting-trial wing of the former number 4 prison. The first court session in the new building at this location was held in February 2004. The court also houses an art gallery with a collection of more than 200 contemporary artworks chosen by Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs, including works by Gerard Sekoto, William Kentridge, and Cecil Skotnes.
Guided tours of Constitutional Hill offer valuable insight into its rich history.