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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

3 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari

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2 night accommodation in a chalet 3 hour sunset drive on Balule Big 5 Reserve Bush braai at Marula Tree Boma Full day in Kruger National Park on open gamevi

Duration
3 days

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

Lion and Safari 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

14-Day Small Group South Africa Safari from Johannesburg

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Embark on a 14-day adventure highlighting the best in Southern Africa, connecting to African grass routes, incorporating the panoramic sights of Mpumalanga and the Big 5 of Kruger and much more! Make

Duration
14 days

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

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 five hour open vehicle safari in the Pilanesberg Park. An open vehicl safari is something everyone must

Duration
12 hours

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

4 Day Kruger Lodge Safari

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The 3-night/4-day Kruger safari tour offers guests a budget-friendly trip to South Africa’s most popular safari destinations where a real African experience doesn’t have to come with a h

Duration
4 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 Johannesburg Airport Arrival Transfer

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Enjoy a relaxing private transfer from Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport to your Johannesburg City, Pretoria, Sandton or Sun City hotel. Travel in comfort as you are picked up from the a

Duration
Flexible

Private Johannesburg Airport Departure Transfer

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

Duration
Flexible

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

Sunrise Balloon Safari with Breakfast from Magaliesburg

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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

Kruger National Park Safari from Johannesburg

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This one day tour to Kruger National Park departs from Johannesburg in the early morning. After check-in at Kruger National Park, immediately start your day's game driving. Although a day trip to Krug

Duration
16 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

Private Tour: Cradle of Humankind Half-Day Tour

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

Duration
6 hours

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

3-Day Kruger Explorer Safari from Johannesburg

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This tour offers you a stunning 3-day Kruger Park safari with 3 star accommodation. You will take part in several game drives that are run at different times, night, a full day and a morning. This pro

Duration
3 days

Cradle of Humankind Tour from Johannesburg

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Visit the world-renowned Sterkfontein Caves, Maropeng and the Lion and Safari Park on this 8-hour adventure from Johannesburg, Sandton or Pretoria. Spend an hour on a guided tour in the underground ca

Duration
8 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

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

4 Day Budget Kruger National Park Safari

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1 night accommodation in a chalet and 2 nights in a tent 3 hour sunset drive on Balule Big 5 Reserve Bush braai at Marula Tree Boma 4

Duration
4 days

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

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

Lion Park Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg

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Visit the Lion Park at the heart of Johannesburg just a 40 minute drive from Sandton in Johannesburg where you will have a date with lions who like to live in prides and also if you lucky you will get

Duration
Flexible

Half Day Lion Park tour

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The park is home to more than 85 lions and other carnivores like the Cheetah, Hyena and Wild dog. The Lion Park is home to the rare white lion, so make sure you bring your camera for some exclusive sh

Duration
5 hours

Cradle of Humankind

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The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an exciting, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years. Maropeng means “returning to the place of o

Duration
5 hours

Pilanesberg Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

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Enjoy a day safari to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, from Johannesburg. Spend several hours on a safari, reaching distant parts of the reserve. See some beautiful wild animals, and eat brunch at an awe

Duration
11 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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