Telkom Tower, Johannesburg: Our most recommended tours and activities

Jo'berg in 1 Day: Soweto, Apartheid Museum & City Tour

Jo'berg in 1 Day: Soweto, Apartheid Museum & City Tour

After collecting you from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg, your guide will give you a quick pre departure tour briefing before departing to Soweto (South Western Township). On your way to Soweto you pass by the National Football Stadium City, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. You enter the Diepkloof area, where you will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything. In Orlando West you visit Vilakazi Street - drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will have an opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day an innocent little boy called Hector Pieterson gave up his life and kick-started the liberation of South Africa. During this tour you will pass by the Mandela House. A visit into the museum is optional. You continue your tour driving into one of the shanty towns where you get to interact with some of the locals. By now you will have seen the good, the bad and the ugly facets of Soweto. You drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end your tour with a stop at the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. After Lunch on your own account, you will arrive at the world famous Apartheid Museum. Here you will learn about the history and struggle of South Africa during apartheid. Once you are done with the Apartheid Museum, you head into Johannesburg City and start with the view of the impressive 269 metre Telkom Tower, as seen on many postcards of Johannesburg. You then enter the inspiring Constitution Hill – and Court (when not in session) Political activists like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once held here. During a tour inside you will learn about some of the legal history of Johannesburg. On your way to Newtown you pass by the longest southern African bridge, named Nelson Mandela bridge. At Mary Fitzgerald Square you can walk on the Jazz Walk of Fame. In short, this tour offers you a unique Johannesburg experience at an affordable rate.

Johannesburg: Downtown Walking Tour Including Ponte building

Johannesburg: Downtown Walking Tour Including Ponte building

Meet your guide at 1 lily avenue , Berea Johannesburg 2198. Get under the skin of this fascinating district with an expert guide who grew up in the area. Hear stories from the area's history, and learn about the personal experiences of your guide. Immerse yourself in a diverse neighborhood full of culture and history. Learn how a residential suburb became one of the most cosmopolitan places in South Africa. Hear how the area was a magnet for people from all over the world in the gold rush and the subsequent waves of migration from across the continent. Hear captivating stories from your guide, and then hit the streets to meet the locals. Visit landmarks like the the iconic Ponte Tower and Telkom Tower, as you experience firsthand this diverse and fascinating district. The is two options to the tour option: 1. Experiences the Iconic Ponte Tower 2 Experience the miss understood neighbourhood of Hillbrow The full tour offers both experiences but you can choose. Our experience included pick up and drop for so you don't have to worry about getting to the experience.

Joburg ( Soweto ) Apartheid Museum day tour

Joburg ( Soweto ) Apartheid Museum day tour

As soon as you’re picked from your hotel or place of stay, your tour guide will brief you about the activity program of the day before departing to Soweto. On the way to Soweto you pass by the National Football Stadium also known as FNB Stadium which held the major tournaments such as African Cup of Nations in 1996, the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and the African Cup of Nations in 2013. On the way you’ll enter an area called Diepkloof, you’ll walk past street vendors and see the busy life of hustlers as Johannesburg is know as the city of Gold and opportunities. As we get to Orlando west you visit Vilakazi streeet and drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and the past home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You’ll have the opportunity to read about the history Soweto uprising on the 16th of June 1976, which is now celebrated every year on the 16th June as Youth Day. Going forward you drive past the Varsity campus ( Soweto Campus ) of the University of Johannesburg and end your tour with a stop at the largest hospital in the world known as Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital After Lunch on your own account, you will arrive at the world famous Apartheid Museum. Here you will learn about the history and struggle of South Africa during apartheid. Once you’re done at the Apartheid Museum, you head to Johannesburg City nicknamed Egoli in Zulu language. As we enter into the city you get to see the impressive 269 meter Telkom Tower, and the Constitution Hill and Court. During the tour you get to learn about the legal history of Johannesburg. As you head to Newtown you pass the longest Southern African bridge named Nelson Mandela Bridge.

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