Overview: Founded by prospectors in the 1800's, Johannesburg is the economic hub of South Africa. Drive through the financial capital taking in the banking district, the Magistrate's Court and the Supreme Court. Visit the "Top of Africa" at the Carlton Centre before heading to Museum Africa. Drive through some of the most picturesque and avant-garde suburbs.
Overview: Gold Reef City a theme park built around an authentic 19th century gold mine, combines an old-world museum atmosphere with some of the wildest rides. Descend into a vast gold mine, watch gold poured, see the miners carry out their traditional tribal dancing, learn about their specially devised mine language. Stroll through the theme park reflecting the life of the mining town at the turn of the 19th century. There is plenty to do for young and old. Do wear comfortable walking shoes. Please note: Children under 5 years are not allowed into the mine shaft.
Overview: Adjacent to Sun City is the beautiful 55,000 acre Pilanesberg National Park - one of the largest in South Africa. Its plains are rich and fertile and majestic hills encircle the park. A large central watering hole is ideal for game viewing. The park is home to all of the Big Five and other large game including giraffe, hippo, zebra and crocodile, as well as an extreme diversity of birdlife. Enjoy a drive through the park on an open top touring vehicle, make a short stop for brunch before continuing on the drive.
Overview: Enjoy a guided tour of the village with its Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Pedi homesteads, with their own unique culture. After a few drinks in the bar, meet in the Boma to enjoy traditional songs and dances followed by a Pan African Feast in the Nyama Choma restaurant with delicacies from North, East and South Africa. Continue to pretty Pretoria, a mix of ultra-modern architecture and stately old buildings and beautiful gardens. Visit the Union Building, Church Square, the Voortrekker Monument, the diplomatic suburbs and the University.
Overview: Drive to the privately owned, 1100 hectare Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, on the highveld of Gauteng, the "Cradle of Humankind", a declared World Heritage Site. View more than thirty species of game, including three of the big five from open vehicles with an experienced guide.
Overview: Visit this sprawling cluster of townships on the south-western flank of Johannesburg. In the 1950's, black South Africans were relocated there from the inner city black neighborhoods which the apartheid government had reserved for whites. The township is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with a rich political history. It was the centre of political campaigns aimed at the overthrow of the apartheid state. Visit the Apartheid Museum which is the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa.
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