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Johannesburg: Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Caves Tour

1. Johannesburg: Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Caves Tour

The Cradle of Humankind is a paleoanthropological site and is located about 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, in the Gauteng province. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, the site is home to the largest concentration of human ancestral remains anywhere in the world. The site currently occupies 47,000 hectares (180 sq mi)[6] and contains a complex system of limestone caves. The registered name of the site in the list of World Heritage Sites is fossil human hominid sites South africa The Sterkfontein Caves were the site of the discovery of a 2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed "Mrs. Ples"), found in 1947 by Robert Broom and John T. Robinson. The find helped corroborate the 1924 discovery of the juvenile Australopithecus africanus skull known as the "Taung Child", by Raymond Dart, at Taung in the North West Province of South Africa, where excavations still continue. The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an award-winning, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years. Take a journey through time, starting with the formation of the planet and moving all the way through the evolutionary processes that culminated in the world as we know it today.

Cullinan: Muningi Gorge Adventure Trail Hike

2. Cullinan: Muningi Gorge Adventure Trail Hike

Choose from a 3 km, 5 km or 8 km trail to suit your own fitness and experience level. Enjoy amazing bird and wildlife, as well as beautiful views of the lovely Muningi Gorge in the Cullinan area of Gauteng. What better way to learn, appreciate and better understand, than to add fun, excitement and adventure to your day? The trails is well marked and lead you to different viewing points, you'll hike through pristine bushveld, you'll have to do some hopping around rocks, and cross the river. You will also have to be ready to climb a bit and even go through small tight areas at times, but all of this adds to the fun of the trail. The 8km might be a little bit technical for some hikers, but you truly determine your own pace and speed.

Johannesburg: Customizable Private Day Tour with Guide

3. Johannesburg: Customizable Private Day Tour with Guide

Due to the overwhelming interest, MoAfrika Tours is now providing visitors and residents of Johannesburg with the option to reserve a vehicle, with a driver and a guide, and create their own personalised itinerary for a tour of their own making. You may start the day with a visit to the Apartheid Museum in Soweto, a vital aspect of South Africa's history; then, in the afternoon, you could take a group bike tour around the city and marvel at its public art and amazing architecture. Brunch at one of Joburg's haute cuisine restaurants, or pick up some wonderful pastries and get a taste of France at Patisserie de Paris, and then visit Mr Vinyl, where you can discover records and mix-tapes of all genres and decades from across the globe. You might choose to spend the day in Gold Reef City or at the Pilansberg Game Reserve, either of which are potential options. The choice is yours; we will carry out your every whim. You are the author of your own adventure, and MoAfrika Tours is here to help you relax and enjoy the ride!

From Johannesburg or Pretoria: Dinokeng Guided Safari Tour

4. From Johannesburg or Pretoria: Dinokeng Guided Safari Tour

At D G R Activities, we offer two daily game drive departures to give visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty and excitement of the African wilderness at different times of the day. Our early morning and sunset game drives are expertly timed to coincide with periods of cooler temperatures and increased animal activity. On each game drive, you'll be accompanied by a qualified and experienced guide who will share fascinating facts and stories about the African wilderness as you embark on breath-taking encounters with wildlife. With our carefully timed departures, you can choose the best time for you to explore the Dinokeng Game Reserve and witness the majesty of the African savanna in its full glory.

Muningi Gorge: Quad Safari and Wildlife Encounter Game Drive

5. Muningi Gorge: Quad Safari and Wildlife Encounter Game Drive

Those who are not into hights might as well jump onto our Quad bikes for the safari of a lifetime. Don’t go on a game viewer vehicle to spot some interesting antelope species, no at Adventure Zone Cullinan you drive your own safari “vehicle” in the form of our 260 cc automatic quad bikes. Guided by a qualified and experienced guide you will get up close and personal with wildlife species like, Eland, Impala, Kudu, bles buck, Zebra, njala, Blue wildebeest, Ostrich, Waterbuck, Reed Buck and also smaller species like mongoose, porcupine, tortoises, otters and many more. After either of these enjoy a lovely lunch from our kiosk at the deck of Muning Gorge, we’re ready to serve you with your freshly made pizza and cold local beer. Invest in yourself, book a lovely day out in nature, this will be a memorable experience which you’ll talk about for years to come. PS; we have insane views for selfie opportunities.

Pretoria: Private City Tour and Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour

6. Pretoria: Private City Tour and Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour

pickup at 8:00 am Pretoria tour with 4 main highlight 9:00 am Voortrekkers Monument. a monument with a the granite structure is located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Vootrekkers who left Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854. 10:00 am Kruger house. the historical president house of the Boer leader and president of south African Republic, Paul kruger. 10:45 am Church Square. Originally Market square, is the the square at the historic centre of the city of Pretoria. statues of four anonymous Boer citizen-soldiers surround that of kruger on a lower level of the plinth. 11:15 am union building. the imposing buildings at the north of Arcadia, close to Church square it can be seen form the Voortrekker monument. it used as the presidential house and office. lunch (optional) 40 minutes drive to Cullinan mine. 2:00 tour in Cullinan. Cullinan is small town in the Gauteng province. it is located 30 km east of Pretoria along the diamond route . the Cullinan diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106.16 carats(621.35 g) discovered at the Premier No.2 mine in Cullinan at 26 January 1905. 4:00 trop off to the pick up point

From Johannesburg: 7-Day Kruger National Park Tour

7. From Johannesburg: 7-Day Kruger National Park Tour

Day 1 Pickup from the hotel head to hazyvieux The afternoon safari. 7:30 pm dinner Day 2 Full day safari in the national park 7:30 pm dinner Day 3 Full day safari in 4x4 in the national park 7:30 pm dinner Day 4 8:00 am after the breakfast we are heading to Graskop visiting our Green canyon on(Blyde River Canyon) 26 km long including the thee randavals, the bourke's luck potholes, Berlin and Lisbon falls and God's window Day 5 8:00 am arriving at the elephant cenctuary( interracttion with elephant) and maropeng Day 6 Full day activities at Ukuthula ( walking the lions and the cheethas) and lesedi Cultural Village and dinner(African cuisine) Day 7 Back to johannesberg by visiting johannesberg Town and soweto.

From Johannesburg: One-Way Shuttle to Hoedspruit

8. From Johannesburg: One-Way Shuttle to Hoedspruit

If you're planning a trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa, chances are you'll need a reliable shuttle service to get you there. With the distance between Johannesburg and Kruger National Park being quite significant, having a safe and comfortable mode of transportation is essential. You will be picked up from the Airport in Johannesburg or The Glenfair Shopping Centre in Pretoria. The shuttle services operate on a daily basis and are equipped with experienced and knowledgeable drivers who know the roads like the back of their hand. The shuttle service offers easy access to the central part of Kruger National Park. Hoedspruit is a small town situated in the heart of the Lowveld and is known for its proximity to several game reserves, including the Balule Private Game Reserve and the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. It's also a great place to go on a hot air balloon ride or to explore the town's rich history and culture. Our shuttle services offer a comfortable and reliable mode of transportation offering air-conditioned vehicles, comfortable seating, and professional drivers. You can be dropped off at 6 designated points in Hoedspruit. Karongwe Southern Boom Gate, Three Bridges Restaurant, Balule Olifants West Gate, Kamogelo Tourism Centre Hoedspruit, East Gate Airport Hoedspruit or Bush Pub & Inn ( Timbavati Gate ).

From Johannesburg: Horse-Riding Safari and Cable Car Tour

9. From Johannesburg: Horse-Riding Safari and Cable Car Tour

Instead of viewing animals from the back of an open vehicle, why not experience a safari on the back of a horse. On this unforgettable experience you will do a 2 hour horse safari which will give you the opportunity to get up close to various antelope and experience nature as close as you can get. After the horse safari take a cable car ride to the top of the magaliesberg mountains and take in the breathtaking view these mountains have to offer. You will be picked up from your hotel in Johannesburg and transported safely to the reserve where you will depart on a 2 hour horse riding safari. Next stop will be a visit to the cable way where you will take a cable car ride up the mountain. Here you will be given some time to enjoy lunch. After you return down the mountain you will be transported safely back to your hotel and dropped off.

Johannesburg: Lion Park Safari and Cultural Village Tour

10. Johannesburg: Lion Park Safari and Cultural Village Tour

Depart from your hotel at 8am and head towards the Lion and Safari Park located in the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site and one of the richest and most productive palaeo-anthropological sites in the world. The Lion and Safari Park is a 600-hectare wilderness reserve offering visitors an incredible opportunity to get up close to many of South Africa’s most iconic animals. Upon arrival, climb aboard a 4x4 safari vehicle for a one-and-a-half-hour game drive to see Africa’s predators, including lions, hyenas, wild dogs, cheetahs and leopards. The park’s knowledgeable guides will take you through the lion and wild enclosures, and take you to see three hyena species. During your game drive, you will also spot many other animals such as giraffes, ostriches and a variety of antelope species that roam freely on the reserve. When the safari tour has concluded, you are welcome to use the restaurant facilities at the park (at your own expense). The beautifully designed playground next to the restaurants will keep the young ones entertained. From the Lion and Safari Park, proceed to the Lesedi Cultural Village, located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho, and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. “Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Lesedi Cultural Village can also see the light.” Guests are also invited to enjoy the essence of Ubuntu at Lesedi Cultural Village, where the song, music, and warmth of our cultural hospitality add a truly unique touch to your conference, and depart for your return trip to Johannesburg. You will arrive back at your hotel at approximately 5pm depending on traffic.

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