Disembark in Pretoria to Johannesburg
After breakfast and a morning at leisure on the train, you will disembark at Pretoria Station. Upon arrival at the station, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your tour of Johannesburg, Soweto, and the Apartheid Museum with a private guide, including entrance to Apartheid Museum and Hector Pieterson Memorial. Lunch will be on your own account.
This full day tour combines two of our most popular tours, Johannesburg & Soweto orientation and Apartheid Museum & Soweto, giving you a full experience of South Africa’s commercial and financial capital – Johannesburg. Aptly named “the City of Gold,” its origins stretch back to 1886, when gold was discovered in the area. Now the city is known amongst locals as Egoli, Jozi or Jo’burg and has a rich and vibrant past and present. Our route covers all the major points of interest, from Sandton in the north to Soweto in the south. You can expect to drive through Rosebank and Houghton, the latter being the site of the late Nelson Mandela’s home. In Braamfontein you will see the Constitutional Court of South Africa and further downtown the City Hall, Diagonal Street, Newtown and Nelson Mandela Bridge. At the iconic Carlton Centre, we see the city from the “Top of Africa” in the enclosed viewing deck 50 floors up. We continue past the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and Regina Mundi Catholic church and then visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial before making our way to Vilakazi Street, Nelson Mandela’s former home and Bishop Desmond Tutu’s home. After an optional lunch at a local tavern, you will visit the insightful Apartheid Museum. The route may vary depending on the pickup and dropoff points.
Following your tour, you will be transferred to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa. Enjoy the remainder of your evening at leisure.
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa Meals: Breakfast