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Johannesburg - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

If you only have a couple of days to spare in South Africa, you’ll definitely want to spend them in Johannesburg. Visiting the capital city is one of the top things to do since it offers a selection of fun and interesting sightseeing tours and activities. Learn more about South Africa’s history by exploring the Apartheid Museum and the Liliesleaf Farm, then head off to Joziburg Lane to sample delicious food and drinks while viewing the work of local artists. You’ll also want to check out the Wits Art Museum to see beautiful exhibits of African art then relax at Mary Fitzgerald Square afterwards.

 

Lion Park Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg and Pretoria

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Full-Day Soweto City Tour with Apartheid Museum

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Location: Johannesburg

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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours

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Private Tour: Pilanesberg National Park from Johannesburg

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Location: Johannesburg

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Private Sun City Day Tour from Johannesburg

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Location: Johannesburg

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Private Magaliesberg Day Tour from Johannesburg including Hartbeespoort Dam

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Location: Johannesburg

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Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg

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Pilanesberg Game Reserve Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

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Full-Day Cradle of Human Kind Tour from Johannesburg

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Johannesburg Airport Shared Arrival Transfer

Enjoy a relaxing transfer from Johannesburg Tambo International Airport to your Johannesburg City, P...

Location: Johannesburg

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Johannesburg Airport Shared Departure Transfer

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Private Airport Transfers Between OR Tambo Airport and Johannesburg

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Johannesburg Tour: Cycle Soweto with a Local Guide

See Johannesburg city sights in the morning and then pedal your way around Soweto. Led by a friendly...

Location: Johannesburg

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Lesedi Cultural Village Tour from Johannesburg

Embark on an unique tour of the Lesedi – The Place of Light - a multi-cultural African village, an h...

Location: Johannesburg

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Half-Day Lesedi Cultural Village Tour from Johannesburg

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Location: Johannesburg

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Johannesburg Tour: Cycle Soweto with a Local Guide

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Location: Johannesburg

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History Bicycle Tour of Soweto

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Location: Johannesburg

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Johannesburg Walking Tour: Carlton Centre Observation Deck and Mai Mai Traditional Healers Market

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Magaliesburg Balloon Safari

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Location: Johannesburg

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Magalies River Valley Scenic Balloon Safari from Pretoria and Johannesburg

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Gold Reef Theme Park

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3-Day Victoria Falls Tour with Round-Trip Flight from Johannesburg

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Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour

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Private Tour: Pilanesberg National Park from Johannesburg

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Rhino and Lion Park Guided Safari from Johannesburg or Pretoria

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Cocktail Masterclass in Johannesburg

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4-Day Guided Kruger Park Adventure Safari from Johannesburg

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3-Day Victoria Falls Tour with Round-Trip Flight from Johannesburg

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7-Day Small Group Kruger and Victoria Falls Safari from Johannesburg

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Johannesburg - Sightseeing Tours and Activities


This South African city was not traditionally known as a tourist destination, but having served as a transit point for those who are going to popular places, such as the Kruger National Park, Durban and Cape Town, it saw developments of several tourist attractions, including historical museums. You can go to the former townships of Alexandra and Soweto, which you will find the former home of Nelson Mandela, which is now a museum. As a cultural hub, Johannesburg also offers a wide variety of cultural venues that you should not miss to see.

 

Top tour activities in Johannesburg

Here are some of the top things to do during your trip to the city:  

  • Take a township tour - The most popular of this tour is that for Soweto, where you will be taken around this densely populated and vibrant town. It is recommended not to go on your own for this trip and only use official operators.
  • Visit a gold mine - You can go to the Old Kromdraai Gold Mine, which was one of the first gold mines in the region and is situated about a 20-minute drive from the city.
  • Take a heritage tour - Through this activity, you will be able to learn the most significant stories in South Africa’s recent past. You will also see how the combination of literature, politics, art and culture provided a backdrop for the history of the city.

  

Top tour attractions in Johannesburg

For your itinerary, make sure you include the following attractions:  

  • Constitution Hill - This is a former prison that overlooks the city and offers a great insight into the history of South Africa. Basically, the site is comprised of the Old Fort Museum, the Women’s Gaol Museum and the Number Four Museum, where you will be able to explore provocative exhibits. 
  • Apartheid Museum - The collection in this gallery is known for graphically portraying the story of the Apartheid through artifacts, photographs, film, newspaper clips and even personal accounts. Using thought-provoking exhibits, this museum will take you on an emotional journey through South Africa’s history, from the decades of oppression to the declaration of democracy.
  • Gold Reef City - Eight kilometers from the city, the Gold Reef City will whisk you back to the gold rush era through a series of historical exhibits and thrilling theme park rides. Basically, this is an attraction for the family, entertaining its visitors with reproductions of structures from the era. It also offers you the opportunity to explore a disused shaft of the Crown Mines, which is one of the world’s richest gold mines.

 

Johannesburg sightseeing tours and activities

To be able to see the best of this beautiful city, check out all Johannesburg sightseeing tours and activities here at La Vacanza Travel.