This tour will start from the famous African city’s urban environment, to the largest and oldest township, Soweto. You have an option to spice up your tour by a visit to the Apartheid Museum exhibiting the rise and fall of apartheid on your own account.
On this journey of discovery, you will pass through Hillbrow, Central Johannesburg, Braamfontein and Newtown. You will be introduced to Jozi by the famous 269m Telkom Tower seen on postcards. Then take a tour to the Constitution Hill and Court (only when it’s not in session) where Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once held and learn some legal history while at it.
The longest South African bridge named after an icon; the Nelson Mandela Bridge will be encountered on your way to Newtown. End this tour on a high note literally at the “Top of Africa” giving you a beautiful view over the city of Johannesburg.
The township of dreams is ready for you. On your way to Soweto you will pass through the largest stadium FNB which hosted the opening and closing ceremony of the 2010 World Cup. Attributing to the fact that soccer in South Africa is not just a game but a way of life.
Enter the Diepkloof area where you will see street vendors making a living. Drive past Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu house in Vilakazi street (which is the only street to host two the Nobel peace prize winners).
You will also read about the 16 June 1976 uprising (which is the current the National Youth Day) where an innocent young boy’s blood was shed for freedom. You can visit the Apartheid Museum at your own account and learn about the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa.
Mix and mingle with the locals and learn about their way of life in the shanty towns. The tour ends at Chris Baragwanath Hospital which is amazingly the biggest hospital in the world.