Upon collection from your hotel, you will receive a pre-departure briefing
from your personal tour guide before departing for Johannesburg’s inner
En route to our first stop, you’ll get a great view of one of the instantly
recognisable features of the iconic Johannesburg skyline – Hillbrow Tower.
Standing at 269m tall, it was the tallest structure in Africa for 45 years.
We take a turn past the seat of the Constitutional Court and
prison-complex-turned-museum at Constitution Hill before making our way
through the busy streets of Braamfontein – one of the revitalised suburbs
of the city which houses the head offices of some of South Africa’s largest
Leaving “Braamies”, we drive across the Nelson Mandela Bridge towards
Jo’burg’s cultural and creative hub, Newtown before making a stop at the
Carlton Centre which delivers a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the city from
the viewing deck at the “Top of Africa”. We then head south of the city
centre to the Apartheid Museum, where you’ll trace South Africa’s
tumultuous recent history, from segregation and struggle to liberation and
democracy. From here, we take a turn past FNB Stadium which hosted the
opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup before
heading into Soweto.
Our first Soweto stop is Diepkloof – a large township zone that was
established in 1959 as part of the government’s efforts to segregate the
population. We’ll drive past Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital – the third
largest hospital in the world – before we get a view of the vividly
decorated Soweto Towers. Originally part of an old power station, the
towers are now a site for adrenaline seekers with bungee jumping among some
of the activities now on offer.
You will get to understand the daily life of a squatter camp dweller as we
spend some time with a local resident at their home. From here, we
celebrate some of the iconic Struggle hero’s with visits to the Hector
Pieterson Museum and famous Vilakazi Street, where both Nelson Mandela and
Archbishop Desmond Tutu had residences. Our final stop is the cavernous
Regina Mundi Church – the largest Roman Catholic church in South Africa.
Your guide will return you to your hotel at the end of the tour.