Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Stop outside Africa’s tallest skyscraper, the Carlton Centre, and walk up to the 50th-floor observation deck with your guide to admire sweeping views over Johannesburg. After walking around the viewing platform at leisure, hop back onboard your coach to continue seeing the sights.
Head to Constitution Hill next, passing by the Supreme Court and the famous Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown – said to symbolize Mandela’s role in bridging the Apartheid divide. As you drive around Constitution Hill, your guide will explain some of the fascinating history that this National Heritage site has witnessed throughout the years. Learn about South Africa’s turbulent past and its slow yet steady transition to democracy.
Pass the new constitutional court and the historic site of Johannesburg’s Old Fort Prison Complex, where Nelson Mandela was famously the only black prisoner to be held here. Your tour winds back through the affluent neighborhood of Houghton, passing lavish homes and leafy streets.
Time permitting, there will be a final stop at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens at Emmerentia Dam. You’ll enjoy some time at leisure here to explore this beautiful city park with its African herb garden and tranquil lawns.
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Nelson Mandela Square
- Entrance fees
- English speaking guide
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Optional gratuities
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Coaches are not wheelchair accessible.
- Toilets are available on coaches with a seating capacity of 28 to 44 passengers. There are no toilets on the 15 seater Sprinters and Minivans. Vehicle used will depend on passenger numbers on the day
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Reviewed by: Mr Chris C J, April 2014
Jo'burg gets a mixed press, and on the basis of our tour, undeservedly so. Our guide Moses was informative and gave a lively and fascinating presentation of Johannesburg's role in the development of modern-day South Africa. The Constitutional Court was well worth a visit, and seeing the redevelopment of down-town Jo'burg was a welcome antidote to the scare stories one hears. Highly recommended, and I just wish we'd had enough time to see Soweto too under Moses' excellent guidance.
Reviewed by: Janice M, December 2013
Our tour guide was Hennie of Tourvest. He was very proud of his city Johannesburg and wanted to impart as much knowledge and show us as much as he could during our half day tour. We were lucky to have such an informative tour and I would recommend Hennie for any tour in and around Johannesburg.