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Private Johannesburg City Tour

Private Johannesburg City Tour
Duration:
4 hours
From:
USD 98.90
Founded by prospectors in the 1800's, Johannesburg is the economic hub of South Africa. Drive through the Rainbow Nation's financial capital, taking in the Banking district, the Magistrate's Court and the Supreme Court. Visit the 'top of Africa' at the Carlton Centre before heading to Museum Africa.

Private Tour: 3-Day Chalet Kruger Park Safari from Johannesburg

Private Tour: 3-Day Chalet Kruger Park Safari from Johannesburg
Duration:
3 days
From:
USD 546.55
Just the right safari if you are a business traveller and have a weekend off. This 3-day chalet Kruger Park safari is packed with wildlife activities in Kruger National Park.

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Things to do in Johannesburg if you have a Johannesburg O R Tambo Airport Layover or Extended Johannesburg O R Tambo Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Johannesburg O R Tambo Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Johannesburg.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Tambo Airport is the gateway to a vibrant, interesting and notoriously dangerous city, but if you have planned your trip carefully and are always aware of yourself and your surroundings, you can get the most out of Johannesburg without encountering any of the crime for which it is so famous. With so many amazing attractions to choose from, a look into some of these below might give you an idea of what you could get up to next time you are passing through Johannesburg city.



Zoo Lake


Zoo Lake is a man made lake situated about 15 minutes from the centre of Johannesburg city. It is a popular destination for walkers, joggers, skateboarders and children, and there are leisurely activities available for everyone. You can take a stroll around the lake which will last about two hours, you can row out on the water, or have a lazy meal in the restaurant. Zoo lake is steeped in history and has many interesting facts to uncover as you explore. If you feel the need to unwind and stretch your legs, this is definitely the place to visit.



Johannesburg Botanic Garden


To indulge a need for colourful nature you could head to the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. There are over 30 000 trees and one of the finest plant collections in the world. The herb gardens are home to a wide variety of traditional African medicinal, culinary and cosmetic herbs. This is one of the most popular passive recreation areas for Jo’burgers to meet and relax and would be the perfect place to chill out before you head off to your next destination.



Johannesburg Zoo


If you want to get a feel for Africa but are only just around long enough for a meeting or two, head off to the Johannesburg Zoo for a concentrated wildlife experience. First established in 1904, the Johannesburg Zoo began a huge but necessary upgrading in 2004/5 and there are great plans for further development ahead. For a fantastic family day out or a quick indulgence into a wildlife wonderland, Johannesburg Zoo, is a great place to spend time before you leave this African city.



Shopping at Sandton City


Just 15 minutes from JNB Johannesburg O R Tambo International Airport on the The Gautrain is the shopping Mecca of Sandton City. Offering all the top branded shops as well as eateries, kids entertainment, movies and more there is something at Sandton for everyone. You can indulge in your need for retail therapy, tantalise your taste buds with culinary delights, or relax in cinematic escapism at one of the latest releases. If you have many different ideals to attend to, Sandton is a great escape from JNB Johannesburg O R Tambo International Airport until you have to catch your connecting flight.



As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to Tambo Airport in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

 

Tip: Johannesburg does have high crime levels, though tourists are rarely targeted. Women should avoid walking alone. Ask locals, such as hotel staff and police, for guidance. Note that the armed security guards you see around the city are not police.

Johannesburg Attractions

City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off TourDuration:
1 or 2 days
From:
USD 14.11
Explore the sights of Johannesburg aboard a double-decker bus on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour! See and learn about top Johannesburg attractions including Constitution Hill, Ghandi Square, the Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City Theme Park. Sightsee at your own pace by hopping on and off as many times as you like at any of the 12 stops around the city.

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Bicycle Tour of Soweto

Bicycle Tour of SowetoDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 27.96
This short tour will let you experience day to day life in the township and the famous spots such as Nelson Mandela's house. <br>It will give you a brief but good inside into the history and daily life of black's in South Africa. All of this including stories about the struggle by black South Africans against Apartheid.

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Johannesburg Guided 4-Hour City Tour

Johannesburg Guided 4-Hour City TourDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 27.96
This unique city tour combines walking and the use of safe public transport to provide a structured tour of the City's best kept secrets. Departing from the Maboneng Precinct (eastern edge of the city) to Newtown (western edge of the city). The tour passes some of the City's most magnificent heritage sites, offering a complete cultural mix and in doing so, exposes parts of the city that most people are reluctant to visit. Be guided by the locals, meet the locals and be a local. You will see: Old City Hall, Nathanson's Building, Standard Bank Chambers, Rissik Street Post Office, Gauteng Parliament, Beyers Naude Square and Guild Hall.

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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours

Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto ToursDuration:
1 or 2 days
From:
USD 32.92
Enjoy a 1- or 2-day Johannesburg combo that includes a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour and a comprehensive minibus tour of Soweto! Enjoy commentary from an onboard guide as you explore the notable area of Soweto, home to Mandela House, Orlando Towers, Kliptown Open Air Museum, FNB Stadium (Soccer City) and more. Use the hop-on hop-off tour ticket to explore the rest of Johannesburg by double-decker bus. See top Johannesburg attractions including Constitution Hill, Gandhi Square and the Apartheid Museum, and hop on and off to explore by foot.

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Soweto Bicycle Tour with Optional Bungee Jump

Soweto Bicycle Tour with Optional Bungee JumpDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 34.95
A half day tour which gives you the opportunity to bungee jump in Soweto or just safely enjoy the view of the township from 100 meter above ground. You will encounter daily life in Soweto, see Nelson Mandela's house and hear stories about the struggle by black South Africans against Apartheid. You also experience 'the better life for all South Africans' after the first free elections in 1994.

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History Bicycle Tour of Soweto

History Bicycle Tour of SowetoDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 34.95
This tour will let you experience day to day life in the township, from the first people living in Soweto up to today's flamboyant five star Soweto Hotel. You will visit a squatter camp and Regina Mundi church, see Nelson Mandela's house and hear stories about the struggle by black South Africans against Apartheid. You also experience 'the better life for all South Africans' starting after the first free elections in 1994.<br>

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Apartheid Museum Tour in Johannesburg

Apartheid Museum Tour in JohannesburgDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 41.93
Embark on an unique culture tour of the museum that illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid!

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Johannesburg City Half-Day Tour

Johannesburg City Half-Day TourDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 45.08
Founded by prospectors in the 1800's, Johannesburg is the economic hub of South Africa. Drive through the Rainbow Nation's financial capital, taking in the Banking district, the Magistrate's Court and the Supreme Court. Visit the 'top of Africa' at the Carlton Centre before heading to Museum Africa.

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Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016