What You Can Experience in Johannesburg & Pretoria on Your Next Holiday
Johannesburg is the vibrant heart of South Africa and Pretoria is the Administrative Capital and together they form the multi-cultural, multi-lingual powerhouse of Africa. They sizzle with energy and enthusiasm, from squatter camps in Soweto to world-class hotels in Sandton. This is also the jump-off point to many of the biggest and best Game Reserves in the world.
Safaris in Johannesburg
Kruger National Park is one of the world’s most popular safari destinations. It’s home to the Big Five, as well as all of Southern Africa’s most well-known animals, and hundreds of species of birds. There are 21 main rest camps offering self-catering bungalows, cottages and camping, plus a number of privately-run lodges and bushveld camps.
Most visitors to Kruger are hoping to see the Big Five, which are in their highest concentrations in the south of the park. This makes the south more crowded, but if you only have limited time then this is definitely the region to head for. Wildlife sightings are less frequent in the north, but you’re much more likely to have them – and the vast, beautiful landscapes – all to yourself. Every camp has its charm, but Olifants Rest Camp deserves special mention for its fantastic views of the Olifants River, and don’t miss Letaba Rest Camp’s fascinating elephant museum.
Kruger is a year-round destination, although the dry winter months are considered best for wildlife viewing because the vegetation is thinnest and the animals tend to congregate around the more permanent water sources. There are nine entrance gates and gate times change with the seasons so be careful to check before you travel. The roads inside the park are suitable for any type of vehicle, but note that vehicles with higher ground clearance provide a better vantage for game spotting. There is no time limit on enjoying Kruger. Day trips, especially in the southern region, can result in some great sightings. If possible, however, try and spend at least a week and see both the north and south of the park to experience the full range of landscapes and wildlife on offer.
Day Tours Johannesburg
Lesedi Cultural Village Half-Day Tour
Enjoy a cultural fun time in an authentic African village. Lesedi Cultural Village is the place to experience traditional music, distinctive huts and artistic designs, and authentic cuisine with engaging Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele families
In Gandhi’s Footsteps Half Day Tour – Johannesburg
This journey truly gives you an insight into the philosophy of Gandhi and the legacy of his life in Johannesburg.
Johannesburg City Tour – Half Day
Johannesburg is a buzzing city of cultures, commerce and history. From Gold Mine Camp to the powerhouse of Africa. Explore the city center where Randlords ruled. Iconic Art Deco buildings and informal markets line the busy streets.
Soweto, Apartheid Museum & Lunch Full-Day Tour
With guides born and bred in Soweto, you get the low down on the real Soweto! Experience the photogenic bustling Soweto, a shebeen lunch and the Apartheid Museum. This is the best value for a money day tour in South Africa right now!
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Get Out of Pretoria
Pretoria and Diamond Mine Full-Day Tour
Pretoria is South Africa’s beautiful administrative capital with tree-lined avenues, inspiring architecture, historical monuments. Then visit the world-famous Cullinan Diamond mine home of the worlds largest diamond.
Magaliesberg Canopy Tree Tour – Half Day – Johannesburg
This is a unique Eco-Adventure where you ZIP through one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Spectacular scenery, highest safety measures and a 2h30 flight on the worlds longest Zip Line!
Cullinan and Pretoria Full Day Tour
Visit the famous Cullinan diamond mines, operated for many years by DE Beers(mining company). We take you through the discovery of the administrative capital known as Pretoria.
Pretoria Half-Day Tour
Pretoria city-the administrative capital of South Africa is known as the “Jacaranda City“ for its jacaranda-lined avenues and fascinating architecture. Visit historical monuments like the Paul Kruger House, Voortrekker monument and the Union buildings.
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