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Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2382SJ1
See the historical highlights of Johannesburg on this comprehensive 3.5-hour sightseeing tour! As you explore this bustling metropolis by luxury coach, see top Johannesburg attractions like Hillbrow Tower and Nelson Mandela Bridge. Walk up to the observation deck at the Carlton Center for unforgettable views over the city, and learn about South Africa’s transition to democracy at Constitution Hill.
Start your day with a pickup from your Sandton or Rosebank hotel, then relax on the journey into Johannesburg's city center. Gaze out at the historical buildings of downtown Johannesburg that dominate this bustling city. Your guide will point out the must-see Hillbrow Tower that juts out over the city's skyscrapers, as well as the iconic Post Office Tower.

Stop outside Africa’s tallest skyscraper, the Carlton Centre, and walk up to the 50th floor observation deck with your guide to see sweeping panoramas of the entire city. After walking around the viewing platform at your leisure, return to your coach to continue seeing the sights.

Continue on 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, listen to your guide 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.

If time permits, enjoy a final stop at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens at Emmerentia Dam. Spend time here at leisure, wandering amid the African herb garden and strolling along the tranquil lawns.

Your tour then ends with a drop-off back at your Johannesburg hotel.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from selected Sandton and Rosebank hotels
Departure Time:
Sandton Hotels: 8am

Rosebank Hotels 8:30am

3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 5:30pm

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Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Nelson Mandela Square

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • 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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Karen F, October 2015

Very nice and informative. Mark was great.

Reviewed by: Mary C, April 2015

Brilliant. I had no idea S Africa was so beautiful and the people so friendly. I did not feel unsafe at any stage in the trip. I highly recommend it.

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Tour code: 2382SJ1