LOCAL EXCURSIONS


FULL DAY


Cullinan Diamond Mine (Surface) & Pretoria City

This morning we visit the famous Cullinan / Premier Diamond Mine that produced the world’s largest diamond – 3106 ct Cullinan Diamond. Enjoy some lunch (not included) at one of the numerous restaurants in the village of Cullinan, before visiting one of South Africa’s capital cities and the “Jacaranda Capital” – Pretoria. In Pretoria we reflect on the “Voortrekker / Boer / Afrikaner” history, whilst visiting sites such as the Union Buildings, Church Square, Paul Kruger House and the Voortrekker Monument.

± 09h00 to 17h00 (8 Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

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Soweto / Apartheid Museum & Gold Reef City Mine

Visit Soweto for a township tour that reflects on the “apartheid” history of SA, whilst visiting sites such as the Hector Pieterson Museum, Nelson Mandela’s “Matchbox” House, Vilakazi Street (only street in the world to have had two Nobel Prize winners as its residents) and Regina Mundi Catholic Church. Enjoy a light lunch (not included), after your visit to the Apartheid Museum and then an interesting escorted underground tour that shows mining techniques of the early 1900 in a genuine South African gold mine.

± 08h30 to 17h00 (8 ½ Hours)

Tues – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 

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Soweto / Apartheid Museum & Shopping

Visit Soweto for a township tour that reflects on the “apartheid” history of SA, whilst visiting sites such as the Hector Pieterson Museum, Nelson Mandela’s “Matchbox” House, Vilakazi Street (only street in the world to have had two Nobel Prize winners as its residents) and Regina Mundi Catholic Church. Enjoy a light lunch (not included), after your visit to the Apartheid Museum. You then have time for some shopping at one of Johannesburg’s exclusive malls or curio outlets.

± 09h00 to 17h00 (8 Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 

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Pilanesburg “Big 5” Safari & Sun City

Early morning departure for Pilanesburg Game Reserve, which is South Africa’s fourth largest game reserve and it boasts with the “Big 5” namely rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and lion. This afternoon we drive to Sun City, also known as “Africa’s Kingdom of Pleasure”, which is built in the heart of an extinct volcanic crater. After lunch you could try your luck at the casino tables or spend some time at the impressive “valley of the waves”.

± 06h00 to 18h00 (12 Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 

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Sterkfontein Caves & Soweto

Visit the Sterkfontein Caves a UNESCO world heritage site, also known as the “Cradle of Humankind”. These caves are credited with famous discoveries such as “Mrs Ples” and recently “Little Foot” an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton. After lunch (not included), we travel to Soweto for a township tour that reflects on the “apartheid” history of SA, whilst visiting sites such as the Hector Pieterson Museum, Nelson Mandela’s “Matchbox” House, Vilakazi Street and Regina Mundi Catholic Church.

± 10h00 to 17h00 (7 Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 

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Sterkfontein Caves & Pretoria City

Visit the Sterkfontein Caves a UNESCO world heritage site, also known as the “Cradle of Humankind”. These caves are credited with famous discoveries such as “Mrs Ples” and recently “Little Foot” an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton. Enjoy some lunch (not included), before we drive to the “Jacaranda Capital” – Pretoria. In Pretoria we reflect on the “Voortrekker / Boer / Afrikaner” history, whilst visiting sites such as the Union Buildings, Church Square, Paul Kruger House and the Voortrekker Monument.

± 10h00 to 17h00 (7 Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 

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Pretoria City & Soweto

Visit Pretoria the “Jacaranda Capital” and one of South Africa’s capital cities. In Pretoria we reflect on the “Voortrekker / Boer / Afrikaner” history, whilst visiting sites such as the Union Buildings, Church Square, Paul Kruger House and the Voortrekker Monument. Lunch on route (not included), before an interesting township tour of Soweto that reflects on the “apartheid” history of SA, whilst visiting sites such as the Hector Pieterson Museum, Nelson Mandela’s “Matchbox” House, Vilakazi Street (only street in the world to have had two Nobel Prize winners as its residents) and Regina Mundi Catholic Church.

± 09h00 to 17h00 (8 Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 

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Johannesburg City & Soweto

Our first stop is Africa’s tallest building, the Carlton Centre – “Top of Africa”, for a 360° panoramic view of the city of Joburg. Visit Ghandi Square and the Old Johannesburg Fort that was used as a prison until 1986, it is the only prison in the world to have accommodated 3 Nobel Peace prize winners (Ghandi, Luthuli & Mandela) and is now known as Constitution Hill, home of our Constitutional Court. After lunch (not included), we visit Soweto for a township tour that reflects on the “apartheid” history of SA, whilst visiting sites such as the Hector Pieterson Museum, Nelson Mandela’s “Matchbox” House, Vilakazi Street (only street in the world to have had two Nobel Prize winners as its residents) and Regina Mundi Catholic Church.

± 09h00 to 17h00 (8 Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 

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 HALF DAY


Soweto Township

Visit Soweto for a township tour that reflects on the “apartheid” history of SA, whilst visiting sites such as the Hector Pieterson Museum, Nelson Mandela’s “Matchbox” House, Vilakazi Street (only street in the world to have had two Nobel Prize winners as its residents) and Regina Mundi Catholic Church.

± 09h00 to 12h30 / 13h00 to 16h30 (3 ½ Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 


The Cradle of Humankind

Visit the Sterkfontein Caves a UNESCO world heritage site, also known as the “Cradle of Humankind”. These caves are credited with famous discoveries such as “Mrs Ples” and recently “Little Foot” an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton. This visit is followed by the Maropeng museum for a boat ride through time.

± 12h00 to 17h00 (5 Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 


Pretoria City

Visit Pretoria the “Jacaranda Capital” and one of South Africa’s capital cities. In Pretoria we reflect on the “Voortrekker / Boer / Afrikaner” history, whilst visiting sites such as the Union Buildings, Church Square, Paul Kruger House and the Voortrekker Monument.

± 08h30 to 12h30 / 13h00 to 17h00 (4 Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 


Gold Reef City

Enjoy some time at the Gold Reef City theme park and then an interesting escorted underground tour that shows mining techniques of the early 1900 in a genuine South African gold mine.

± 12h00 to 17h00 (5 Hours)

Tues – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 


Johannesburg City

Our first stop is Africa’s tallest building, the Carlton Centre – “Top of Africa”, for a 360° panoramic view of the city of Joburg. Visit Ghandi Square and the Old Johannesburg Fort that was used as a prison until 1986. This is the only prison in the world to have housed two “Nobel Peace Prize” recipients (Luthuli & Mandela), as well as the iconic Mahatma Ghandi and it is now known as Constitution Hill, home of our Constitutional Court. Also visit Liliesleaf Farm – Rivonia House, which was the underground headquarters of the ANC before the Rivonia Trial, with leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu.

± 12h00 to 17h30 (5 ½ Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 


Lesedi Cultural Village

Lesedi is a cultural village with 5 traditional homesteads including Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele. Visitors are invited to observe the Africa way of life on a short tour of the village and then ending with the ”Giant Ingoma” – song & dance from all five villages. Pan Africa Feast – lunch is also included.

± 10h00 to 16h00 (6 Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 


Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre – Dewildt

The cheetah centre was established in 1971, initially as a cheetah breeding project. The centre has recently been renamed to “The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre” as a tribute to the woman that devoted her life to the survival of the cheetah species. Enjoy the “cheetah run” and an interesting 3 hour tour of the centre where you will see cheetah, African wild dog, brown hyena, vultures and various other wildlife species.

± 07h00 to 12h00 (5 Hours)

Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 


Lion Park – “A walk on the wild side”

Nowhere in Africa can you get closer to a pride of lions and still be completely safe. See the animals up close in all the activities that the Lion Park offers. Amazing photo opportunities await around every corner in the park with more than 100 lions and other different large African carnivore species including hyenas, cheetahs and wild dogs…, with the rare white lion being the main attraction.

± 08h30 to 13h00 / 13h00 to 17h30 (4 ½ Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 


Rietvlei Nature Reserve – “Big game on our doorstep”

On the eastern boundaries of Johannesburg & Pretoria you have a little known gem of a nature reserve with hundreds of bird species and some 1600 head of game, including: cheetah, leopard, buffalo, white rhino, blesbuck, black wildebeest, red hartebeest, eland, Burchell’s zebra, waterbuck, reedbuck, springbuck, mountain reedbuck, steenbuck, grey duiker, as well as elusive nocturnal animals, such as: brown hyena, black-backed jackal, ant-bear, aardwolf, porcupine, springhare and bush pig. It is easy to spot most of these animals on the open plains, and also because the 60 km of tarred & dirt roads enable you to get close up to these creatures. Included in this excursion is an open vehicle safari in the lion camp. Lunch can be enjoyed on arrival or departure at the restaurant situated on the reserve (not included).

± 08h30 to 13h30 / 12h30 to 17h30 (5 Hours)

Mon – Sun

For more information and bookings email us at: info@journeysinnafrica.com

 


Included:

Transport, accredited guide and all entrance fees to places of interest as per itinerary.


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