- On 22 February 2017
- In Drive South Africa Blog
Four South African guided day tours to experience in 2017
When arriving in a new town or city you really want to make the most of the experience. Guided tours are a great way to invaluable insight into a new destination without having to spend vast amounts of time in this particular place.
Here are four guided tours to consider during your South African holiday.
Soweto guided tours, Gauteng
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Soweto is a fascinating township situated on the outskirts of one of South Africa’s biggest urban areas, Johannesburg. There is a lot to do there from world class stadiums, memorial museums and diverse and colourful locals make the area a hub for people wishing to really immerse themselves in local life. Soweto guided tours have built up a reputation over the last few years for providing both South Africans and tourists with a great service of getting to see more of their city. Their website has all the relevant information you might need.
Street Scene, KwaZulu-Natal
Photo was taken from – http://www.sa-venues.com/kwazulu_natal.htm
For the past few years, Street Scene tours in KwaZulu-Natal has been providing the city of Durban and surrounding areas with quality day tours and longer excursions to suit every traveller and visitors tourist needs.
Patrons have various options on what they wish to do and see, including township tours, city walking tours, shebeen tours, city walks and even visits to the various mountain and game reserves close to the city. Visit their website to get the lowdown.
City Sightseeing, Cape Town
Image was taken from – https://www.citysightseeing.co.za/tours/entry/red-city-tour
This hop on, hop off bus service takes visitors to all the leading sights in around the Mother City and prides itself in being one of the best day tour operators in South Africa. They also happen to have options for a diverse and extensive list of languages on the tour including 15 different languages including English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and isiZulu.
Some of the sites they visit include the V&A waterfront and the iconic Table Mountain Cable Car, patrons are encouraged to get off at every stop and soak in the sites.
Footsteps to Freedom, Cape Town
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This guided tour helps give invaluable insight to the dramatic history of both the city of Cape Town and the country of South Africa. The tour takes one through the bustling streets of the city centre highlighting and explaining various places of historical importance.
Areas visited include: Greenmarket Square, Adderley St and Flower Sellers, Grand Parade, City Hall and Castle of Good Hope. They tell one the stories of District Six and Bo-Kaap (Malay Quarter), Slavery precinct (Slave Lodge, Slave Tree Site, Church Square) and Company’s Garden (Parliament, Tuynhuys, St George’s Cathedral) and also give information on various pivotal figures who have shaped the country dramatically including Cecil John Rhodes, Jan Smuts, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and F. W. de Klerk. Thinking of exploring the mother city, Cape Town car rental is the best way to encounter this beautiful city.
Visit their website for more.