3 days

Johannesburg Stopover

Johannesburg Stopover

The cultural history of South Africa's 'City of Gold' Johannesburg

Trip rating
  • Otherwise known as the City of Gold, Johannesburg provides a great insight into the beating heart of South Africa.

    Why we love it

    • The chance to explore South Africa's City of Gold - Johannesburg , a major gateway to the African continent, with a rich economic and cultural history
    • See the homes of two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu in Soweto
    • Gain a valuable insight into what apartheid in South Africa was really like with a visit to the Apartheid Museum

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Johannesburg

    • On arrival in Johannesburg you’ll be met at the Arrivals Information Desk and transferred to your hotel, where the rest of the day is spent at your leisure.
    • Please note this is an arrival day - you can check into your hotel from 2pm.
    Falstaff Hotel or similar

    Day 2 - Soweto and Apartheid Museum

    • Soweto is a cluster of townships on the south-western flank of Johannesburg that was created in the 1930s. We’ll visit former president Nelson Mandela’s humble former home in Orlando West - now a small museum housing photographs, memorabilia and some of Mandela’s artwork. We’ll also see the former houses of anti-apartheid leaders Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Walter Sisulu.
    • In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Apartheid Museum, the world’s foremost museum on 20th Century South Africa, at the heart of which lies the apartheid story. We’ll get a valuable insight into what apartheid in South Africa was really like through provocative exhibits and artefacts which illustrate the events and human stories that are part of the epic apartheid saga.
    Falstaff Hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 3 - Johannesburg

    • After breakfast, our local operator will collect you from your hotel and transfer you to Johannesburg Airport for your onward flight, unless you’ve made other arrangements to extend your stay.
    Johannesberg Airport
    Breakfast
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • English-speaking local leaders
    • Return airport transfers
    • Meals as specified
    • Transport
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees

    Not Included

    • International flights
    • Airport departure taxes
    • Visas
    • Meals unless specified in the itinerary
    • Insurance
    • Optional tours or activities during free time
    • Tips - this is something to consider, and it might be worthwhile speaking to your group about making a group contribution at the end of the trip
  • Map Itinerary

  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    At the end of each trip, we ask our travellers to provide feedback. We publish the positive, negative and neutral feedback on this page to give you an overall idea of what to expect on this trip.

    Johannesburg Stopover

    Kathleen - Australia, 3 Nov, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The Johannesburg stopover was a great experience and surprisingly good. We had preconceived ideas about this city and didn't realise how beautiful it is. We could have stayed another day and seen more, especially in the Soweto area.

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Trip at a glance

Trip Code PFJX
Start City: Johannesburg
End City: Johannesburg

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