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8 minutes minute read12 Aug 2019

Tours in and around Johannesburg at GetLocal Africa

THE RED CITY SIGHTSEEING HOP ON HOP OFF BUS: 

This is one of the best ways to relax and enjoy all that Johannesburg city and Soweto has to offer.  You can cruise the city and enjoy the sights with an amusing and informative commentary in a variety of languages, and ‘Hop Off’, explore that venue, and ‘Hop Back On’.   Thoroughly enjoyable and you can enjoy the sights in your own time.  

Blog - Jozi On A Red Sightseeing Bus 

Full Day Tour - Johannesburg Hop on Hop Off Red Bus 

Johannesburg and Soweto Sightseeing Bus 

JOHANNESBURG AND SOWETO 

Another way to experience the unique city of Johannesburg and its partner city Soweto is on an organized tour. Get to learn about the days of the gold rush, the devastation and hard ships of the Apartheid era, enjoy the colour and sizzle of Soweto, cross from Braamfontein to Newtown on the Mandela Bridge and see some of the Art Deco and Colonial buildings that were built in the hay day of the gold barons of Johannesburg. 

Blog - A Day In Soweto 

Blog - Johannesburg City Of Gold 

Day Tour - Johannesburg, Soweto And The Apartheid Museum 

Half Day Tour - Soweto 

Half Day Tour - Johannesburg and Soweto 

Full Day Tour - Soweto, Apartheid Museum and Lunch 


Apartheid Museum near Gold Reef City

CRADLE OF HUMANKIND AND STERKFONTEIN CAVES 

A short one-hour drive and you are in the heart of the Unesco World Heritage Site that has produced some the world’s most astonishing Paleontological finds. The Sterkfontein Valley has over 40 fossil sites, some still to be fully explored. Visit the Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng Museum. 

Blog - Cradle of Humankind 

Full Day Tour - Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves 

Half Day Tour - Cradle of Humankind 

The Entrance of Maropeng Visitors Centre and Museum in The Cradle of Humankind

MAGALIESBERG 

The incomparable Magaliesberg has magnificent scenery, loads of activities and some great restaurants. If it’s the country-side you want to explore this is a good choice. You can take a boat on the Hartebeespoort Dam, take the Cable Car and hike at the top of the Magalies Range, zipline through the canopy, settle in for a pricy by magnificent good lunch at The Conservatory Restaurant in De Hoek Country Hotel.  There are many choices of eateries in this little haven. 

Blog - Magnificent Magaliesberg 

Full Day Tour - Magaliesberg Meander 

Half Day Tour - Magaliesberg Canopy Tree Zipline 

The Canopy Tour in the Magalesberg

THE PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK – BIG 5 SAFARI 

If you only have one day and you want to experience the wonder of an African Safari, the Pilanesberg National Park is only 2h30 minutes away.  The 550 square kilometre park with 200 kilometres of road, is centered around an extinct volcano and is home to 7000 animals and 360 bird species. Your journey around this malaria free, relatively compact park is sure to yield good sightings of some of the Big 5 [elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo].  On an organized tour your guide can read the bush and take you to the best places to view animals. 

Blog - Why The Pilanesberg is Special 

Day Safari - Open Vehicle Safari to Pilanesberg 

Full Day - Private Safari to Pilanesberg 

Game Drive in Open Safari Vehicle in the Pilansberg National Park

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – THE BIG 5 

You have one-day and you really want to see the world-renowned Kruger National Park. It is do-able.  The park is just over 4 hours from Johannesburg and you will need to leave at 5am but you will get to spent about 7 hours in one of the world’s last Edens. Kruger National Park is one of the largest Game Reserves in Africa and It is now part of The Great Limpopo Frontier Park. It is about the size of Israel and is home to an estimated 1,500 lion, 12,000 elephant, 2,500 buffalo, 1,000 leopards and 5,000 rhino (black and white).  That is just the Big 5!! There are thousands of antelope, birds, hippo, crocodiles, hyena, and so much more.  

Day Safari - Kruger National Park From Johannesburg 

Lion Sighting in Kruger National Park

PRETORIA AND CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE 

Pretoria is a short 45-minute drive north of Johannesburg. It is the Administrative Capital of South Africa and boasts three universities. It is known as Jacaranda City because from late September to October the blooms turn the city into a purple/blue picture.  Just over half an hour away is the Cullinan Diamond Mine. It is renowned as a source of large, high-quality gem diamonds and is the world’s most important source of very rare blue diamonds.Cullinan earned its place in history with the discovery of the Cullinan diamond in 1905, the largest rough gem diamond ever found at 3,106 carats, which was cut to form the two most important diamonds in the British Crown Jewels.  

Full Day Tour - Pretoria and Cullinan Diamond Mine 

Half Day Tour - Pretoria City 

Full Day Tour - Cullinan Diamond Mine and Pretoria 

Jacaranda Lined Street In Pretoria

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LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE

An hour to the north west of Johannesburg and you can immerse yourself in the local culture at Lesedi Cultural Village.  Learn about the different styles of homes and dress of the cultural groups, and feel the floor vibrate to the thier vibrant dances. 

Zulu Dancers Pounding the Floor in a Spectacular Dance

Half Day Tour - Lesedi Cultural Village 

 

GARDENS IN THE CITY

For an escape from the city, this full day tour is dedicated to visiting three of the most prominent gardens in and around Johannesburg: Mushroom Farm park, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens & Montecasino Bird Gardens.  Johannesburg is feted as being the largest urban man-made forest in the world. 

Full Day Tour - Gardens in the City 

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

 

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Plettenberg Bay – Best Casual Eating Places

With some of the best beaches in the world along the Plettenberg Bay coast, a casual meal is best enjoyed in one of the many restaurants on, near or overlooking the sea. Don a bathing costume, slops, throw on a wrap and head for your favourite eating haunt.

 

Plettenberg Bay: SA’s Favourite Holiday Destination

You know that you have arrived in the best place you could be as the sheer spectacle of shimmering sea and golden sands takes your breath away as you descend Marine Drive . This is South Africa’s favourite holiday playground with Blue Flag beaches, great surfing spots, adventure activities and some great eating places.

 

Christmas Traditions: Where Do They Come From?

WHICH KID CAN’T tell you where Santa Claus is from? —the North Pole! Evergreen Christmas Trees are part and parcel of most homes, Christian or not, with bright baubles and winking lights happily announcing the Christmas season. Well, surprise, surprise, Christmas is essentially a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus. Navidad in Spanish, Natale in Italian, Noel in French – they all denote nativity. So where does all the tradition come from and how come St Nick is every child’s favourite character, Christian or not?

 

Exciting Things To Do in Cape Town These Holidays

Cape Town has exquisite beaches to chill at, amazing mountains to hike, historic wine farms to visit, exceptional restaurants to linger in. It is all a matter of choice and preference. Here are a few activities and experiences that you may not have thought of. Time to get out of your comfort zone and stretch the mind, the body and the imagination.

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Here are some great tours we recommend

 

Soweto Tour - Half Day

Our guides are local, entertaining and know the real Soweto. Experience the best of bustling Soweto from informal settlements to up market Orlando. This is the best value-for-money half day tour in South Africa right now!

R 900 5 Hours

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2 Day Kruger National Park Safari - Johannesburg

A whirlwind 2-day Kruger Wildlife Safari, enjoy some of South Africa’s finest wildlife including the big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino), game drives, outdoor meals and rustic accommodation!

R 6,500 2 Days

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Cape Point & Penguins Tour - Cape Town

Get to experience the BEST of the Fairest Cape. Scenic coastal drives, dramatic landscape of Cape Point, boat cruise to Seal Island, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. A day of staggering beauty!

R 1,300 8 Hours

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Ultimate Pilanesberg Open Vehicle Day Tour - Johannesburg

The ultimate Safari experience in the Big 5, [elephant, lion, rhino, leopard,buffalo] malaria free Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Hear the sounds of the wild as you travel in an open safari vehicle through the African Bush Veld. Truly a magnificent experience!

R 2,495 11 Hours

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