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Johannesburg - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

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.

Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour

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Come and experience the wonders of the Pilanesberg Nature reserve in an open 4x4 Safari vehicle on this 10-hour tour. Have the opportunity to view the big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard

Duration
10 hours

Full-Day Soweto City Tour with Apartheid Museum

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Join this 9-hour guided tour of Soweto with a small-group of no more than 11 guest. Tour the Apartheid Museum, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, and local shanty towns. Enjoy a delicious traditional bu

Duration
9 hours

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

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Visit Africa’s breathtaking Victoria Falls on this 3-day trip from Johannesburg with flights and two nights of 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel accommodation included. After flying from OR Tambo International A

Duration
3 days

Day Safari from Johannesburg to Pilanesberg with an open vehicle safari drive

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Day Safari from Johannesburg to the big five Pilanesberg National Park. The day tour includes a three hour open vehicle safari and a shorter closed vehcile game drive in this great big five game reser

Duration
12 hours

Pilanesberg National Park from Johannesburg

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Spend a full day game viewing in Pilanesberg National Park. You have the option of choosing between an Open Game Viewing vehicle and a closed vehicle. Enjoy lunch at a watering hole in Pilanesberg and

Duration
12 hours

Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour

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On this full day tour your guide, who was born and raised in Soweto, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto, the Apartheid Museum and sites in Johannesburg. The tour will take you deep into the

Duration
10 hours

Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

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Embark on a tour where you will have full experience of historical and city sightseeing of Soweto and Johannesburg! See some of the most important locations as well as an informative friendly guide to

Duration
8 hours

5-Day Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park from Johannesburg

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Visit Victoria Falls and Botswana’s Chobe National Park on a 5-day tour from Johannesburg, and enjoy non-stop thrills from start to finish! After flying to Victoria Falls, head to the world’s largest

Duration
5 days

Lion Park Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg and Pretoria

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At Lion and Safari Park you will have an opportunity to interact with lions and other animals like blue wildebeests, zebras, ostriches, wilddogs, cheetahs, blesbok including a giraffe feeding platform

Duration
4 hours

Magaliesburg Balloon Safari from Johannesburg

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If you’re going to do it, then do it in unassailable style. Quaff champagne as you enjoy what some describe as the closest thing to heaven known to man - the "magical experience" of lazily drifting

Duration
4 hours

4days Lukimbi Safari Lodge - Kruger National Park from Johannesberg

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Enjoy your 4day safari at Lukimbi safaris lodge nestled in the Majestic Kruger National Park home of the BIG5. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the

Duration
4 days

Johannesburg Airport Shared Arrival Transfer

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Enjoy a relaxing transfer from Johannesburg Tambo International Airport to your Johannesburg City, Pretoria or Sun City hotel. Travel in comfort as you are picked up from the airport and taken to your

Duration
Varies

Johannesburg Airport Shared Departure Transfer

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Enjoy a relaxing transfer from your Johannesburg City, Pretoria or Sun City hotel to Johannesburg International Airport. Travel in comfort as you are picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport

Duration
Varies

Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg

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On this half day tour in Soweto, your guide, who was born and raised in Soweto, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto. The Soweto tour will take you deep into the township culture, so you can

Duration
5 hours

Apartheid History Tour: Pretoria and Soweto from Johannesburg

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Enjoy this full day Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Tour that will get you to know the history of South Africa. You will visit the Voortrekker Museum in Pretoria which have the history of

Duration
10 hours

Private Tour: Cradle of Humankind Full-Day Tour

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Get up close to the so-called "Cradle of Humankind" on a full-day private tour from Johannesburg. This extremely important archeological site currently occupies an area of 47,000 hectares. Its name re

Duration
8 hours

Kruger National Park 2 Days 1 Night Magical Safari from Johannesburg

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Enjoy these Kruger National Park 2 Days 1 night Magical Safari from Johannesburg. Get Closer to the big five with an opportunity to do a late evening and an early morning Safari. The morning Safari gi

Duration
2 days

Pilanesberg Game Reserve Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

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The Pilanesberg is home not only to the Big 5 but to a host of other popular animals like zebra, giraffe, antelope, warthog and over 100 species of bird. The tour is conducted in an open air game vehi

Duration
1 day

5 Day Lodge and Treehouse Kruger National Park Safari

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1 night accommodation in a chalet and 3 nights in a treehouse 3 hour sunset drive on Balule Big 5 Reserve Bush braai at Marula Tree Boma 4 hour Big Five bus

Duration
5 days

Johannesburg Private Tour with Lion Park and Mandela House

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Enjoy a full packed day in Johannesburg in this exciting tour day from safari to history and culture and then join the lifestyle of Johannesburg's residence as you take a sun-downer. The tour is good

Duration
Flexible

Private Tour: 3-Day Chalet Pilanesberg Safari from Johannesburg

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This 3-Day Chalet Pilanesberg Safari is designed for those who wish to spend only two nights in Pilanesberg National Park to explore what the African brush has to offer.

Duration
3 days

Full-Day Cradle of Human Kind Tour from Johannesburg

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Visit the Cradle of Human Kind in Johannesburg. One of UNESCO World Heritage Sites not far from Johannesburg. These tour has exclusive sites that explains the origin of human kind in South Africa. Get

Duration
7 hours

3 Day 4 Star Pilanesberg Safari

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Come and join us on a 3 day 4 star safari to the Pilanesberg National Park only 2 hours drive from Johannesburg. Combining with 1 closed vehicle (minivan) game drives and 2 exclusive open 4x4 safari v

Duration
3 days

Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari

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After collecting you form your hotel or residence in Johannesburg between 06:00 – 06:30, we travel to the Pilanesberg Nature Park We should arrive at Pilanesberg Park around 9am where we will th

Duration
10 hours

Private Airport Transfers Between OR Tambo Airport and Johannesburg

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Recommended private arrival airport transfer service especially for first-time visitors to South Africa. If safety, security, comfort and peace of mind are you priority; then this is the best pri

Duration
45 minutes

Cradle of Human Kind Tour and Lesedi Cultural Village Day Tour from Johannesburg

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Experience both of these places in a day filled with history and culture. Lesedi Cultural will bring you the diverse cultures of South Africa and how they shape the modern life of today while the Crad

Duration
Flexible

Pillanesburg National Park Full Day Safari From Johannesburg

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Pilllanesburg National Park gives you and a small group the opportunity to see African Wildlife and it's fauna and flora. This Park is about 2 hours drive from Johannesburg and your experienced guide

Duration
10 hours

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

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A 7-day comprehensive lodge accommodated adventure highlights the best in Southern Africa - connecting to African grass routes, incorporating the panoramic sights of Mpumalanga, the Big 5 of Kruger, A

Duration
7 days

7-Day Overland African Insight Tour from Johannesburg

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Immerse yourself for a week of African adventure in this 7 day overland safari tour designed to answer that African calling. Visit renowned Game Parks; Kruger National Park in South Africa and the Mat

Duration
7 days

Pretoria Half-Day Private Tour from Johannesburg

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Enjoy this private half day Pretoria tour that will get you to know the history of South Africa. You will visit the Voortrekker Museum in Pretoria which have the history of the Afrikaaners people o

Duration
5 hours

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

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