- Highlights: Sprawling Joburg, art scene & urban buzz, Anti-apartheid history, Soweto by bike
- No of days / nights: 4/3
- Tour starts: Johannesburg
- Tour ends: Johannesburg
- Includes: Accommodation, transfers and guided tours as per the itinerary
- Accommodation: Comfort
- Best time to visit: All year
Welcome to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city and the country’s as well as the continent’s financial hub. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel which is located in the vibrant and creative eastern part of Johannesburg CBD, approximately 30 minute’s drive from the airport.
After lunch, you will be collected for a transfer to the fascinating museum at Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, the site where senior members of the ANC planning the overthrow of the apartheid government were arrested during a police raid in 1963. The raid resulted in the famous Rivonia Treason Trials and the eventual incarceration of many leaders of the ANC, including Nelson Mandela. Today Lilliesleaf is an award-winning and unique museum which offers an interactive account of the events and circumstances leading up to the infamous raid, as well as insights into some of the revolutionary personalities who helped shape South Africa’s democracy. The evening is spent at leisure.
Breakfast at your hotel. In the mid-morning you will depart on a guided walking tour of Johannesburg’s inner city (we recommend taking a taxi to the meeting point), to explore and learn about the history and exciting regeneration that is taking place in the heart of South Africa’s biggest and most important city.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure. A visit to the new and innovative arts center at Arts On Main comes highly recommended and their Food and Design Market is a must if you are in town on a Sunday.
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be picked up for a transfer to Soweto, the most famous township in Africa, where you will get the chance to experience the township on a half day bicycle tour.
This popular, eco-friendly and exciting tour takes you around the streets of Soweto including visits to some of the most interesting historical sites. You go out with a local guide for a half day cycling tour around the community and get to know what makes this township unique. Transfer back to the hotel in the early afternoon. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Breakfast at your hotel followed by the checkout and a transfer to the airport.