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Special Interest Tours


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You will have someone to contact whilst you are traveling and are never alone.

Culinan Diamond Mine

Diamond Mine Tours
Surface & Underground


The largest Diamond in the World was found at this mine. It made history in 1903 when the largest diamond ever discovered was picked up in the Kimberlite Hole. It continues to yield incredible discoveries of diamonds well over 100 carats.

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Large diamonds found at this mine:

  • Golden Jubilee – 545.67 carats
  • Centenary – 273.85
  • Great Star of Africa – 530.20
  • Lesser Star of Africa – 317.40

This is the only underground Tour of a Diamond Mine in the World – witness how the diamond bearing Kimberlite ground is mined and brought to the surface for processing. Then on the surface tour, drive with your guide on the surface, who explains the workings of the mine.

Highlights

  • Underground tour of the mine
  • Surface tour of the mine
  • Experienced, knowledgeable guide
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Pick up and drop off from your Sandton/Fourways area Hotel

What you can expect – You have the option to choose.

  • Surface and Underground Tour
  • Underground tour
  • Surface Tour

Tours are on Monday and Friday – Underground tour only: 10h30 Briefing, then don white overalls and white helmet and follow your guide underground – tour last 4 and a half hours, return to the surface for a light meal and refreshments.

  • Cost per person – R2100 (minimum 2 persons) $140 per person (approximately)
  • Tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – Underground tour at 09h30, return to the surface .
  • 13h30 depart for the Surface Tour. Whole tour duration is 6 and a half hours. Driving time is around 2 to 3 hours both ways.
  • Cost per person – R2400 (minimum 2 persons) $160 per person (approximately)
  • Surface tour only – Monday to Sunday departs at 11h00
  • Cost per person is R1500 (minimum 2 persons) $99 per person (approximately)

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Cradle of Humankind

Archeaology Tours
Cradle of Humankind


The Cradle of Humankind.  Highllights:  Learn about the Origins of Homo sapiens.  This is one of the world’s most important paleoanthropological sites.

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75% of the World’s Hominid Fossils have been discovered in this area, including the most recent find – Homo Naledi.

Discoveries include:

  • Plio-Pleistocene Hominid Paranthropus Robustus  fossils.
  • First evidence for co-existence of 2 different hominid lineages Homo Erectus & Paranthropus Robustus.
  • First and earliest evidence of tool use with non-stone material.
  • The identification of bone tools used by hominids – the second largest collection of Oldowan/Early Acheulean Stones tools in Southern Africa used by Early  Stone Age Hominids.

Afternoon tour with our Tourist Guide of the Hominid Museum with guided commentary of the Hominids discovered in Africa and Stone tools found at Sterkfontein.

What to Expect

  • Morning walking tour of the Site
  • Afternoon tour of Sterkfontein Caves and Hominid Museum.
  • Tour of the Sterkfontein Caves where “Mrs Ples” was found, the “First Evidence” in 1947.
  • More recently “Little Foot” the ONLY COMPLETE SKELETON of Australopithecus over 3 million years old.
  • Tour of the Hominid Museum.
  • Experienced Guides.

Entrances included:

  • Minimum 2 people, Includes Pick up and drop off from Sandton area Hotels.
  • Walking shoes recommended, Hat or cap. No persons with medical conditions  allowed underground into the caves.
  • Light meal at  Restaurant Included. Duration around 7 to 8 hours.
  • Cost per person. R2400.00 (Approximately $160)

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The tale of 3 cities

Tale of 3 cities – Soweto,
Johannesburg & Sandton


This fascinating and interesting tour starts in Soweto with a visit to the Shack dwellers and Nelson Mandela’s House in Vilakazi Street.

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See the Hostels and the Elephant houses. Hear about the student uprising and the impact it had on South Africa. Drive into the city of Johannesburg, to see the 360 degree view of the city. Then down into the leafy suburbs and stately homes where Nelson Mandela lived his last days. Then on to Sandton the new vibrant metropolis of new and modern buildings and five star hotels. “The richest square mile in Africa”.

Highlights

  • Soweto
  • Johannesburg
  • Sandton

What to Expect

  • Full day tour
  • Pick up from your Sandton/Fourways area hotel
  • See the shacks in Soweto to the Mansions of Sandton
  • Johannesburg Top of the Carlton viewpoint
  • Lunch  at a top restaurant specialising in food from all over Africa (not included)
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Cost per person R1500 ($99 approximately)

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Maropeng & Sterkfontein Caves

Cradle of Humankind
Sterkfontein Caves & Maropeng


This fascinating tour takes you back to the time of ape-like humans coming down from the trees to walk upright. Back in time almost 8 million years! Your guide is passionate about Paleoanthropology and ready to introduce you to the world of “Bipedal Homids”.

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Highlights

  • Underground tour of Sterkfontein Caves
  • Visit to the Hominid Museum
  • Visit to Maropeng – Evolution of Life Museum
  • Boat ride through the Earth Elements
  • Full day tour

What to Expect

  • Pick up from Sandton/Fourways hotel
  • Depart around 08h30 drive is around one hour to the caves.
  • Guided tour around the Hominid Museum
  • Informative talk about Fossils found on site
  • Underground tour of the caves – No medical conditions or walking restrictions
  • Lunch included (light meal)
  • Return to the hotel around 17h00
  • Cost per person R1500 ($99 approximately)

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Cultural and historical tours


Nelson Mandela Square

24 hours
In Johannesburg


You have around 24 hours with a layover to take a connecting flight – what to do in Johannesburg?

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Highlights

  • Tour of Soweto
  • Tour of Johannesburg City

What to Expect

  • Pick up from the airport when arriving
  • Drive to Soweto – see Nelson Mandela’s House
  • Walk in Vilkazi Street – famous for 2 Nobel Peace winners
  • Drive to Johannesburg – visit the tallest building in Africa
  • 360 degree panoramic view of the city
  • Visit the Constitution Hill
  • Drive past House of Nelson Mandela where he died
  • Arrive in Sandton – see the modern vibrant “New City”
  • Visit Nelson Mandela Square for a photo
  • Depart back to the airport for a drop off.
  • Duration: about 7 hours
  • Cost: dependent on time +- $60

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Soweto

Soweto
Tour


Half day visit – morning or afternoon a visit to the large African township is a must when visiting Johannesburg.

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Highlights

  • Hector Pietersen Museum
  • Tour of Nelson Mandela’s house
  • See Orlando Towers
  • See Bara Hospital and Soweto University
  • Interact with the shack dwellers

What to Expect

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Tour of the Hector Pietersen Museum
  • Hear about the 1976 Student Uprising
  • See Winnies Mandela’s house
  • Drive past Bara Hospital and University
  • Visit the Shack Dwellers
  • Drop back at your hotel
  • Entrances included – minimum 2 persons
  • Cost per person R900

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Johannesburg City

Johannesburg
City Tour


This once vibrant City is no longer the main business centre of Gauteng province. It does have a fascination about it’s origins as a result of Gold discoveries and well worth a visit.

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Highlights

  • Top of the Carlton
  • Drive through the City
  • Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Braamfontein
  • Constitution Hill and Court

What to Expect

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Visit the Carlton Centre with a ride to the top
  • Drive through the City
  • Visit the Constitution Hill and Court
  • Drop back at your hotel
  • Cost per person including entrance fees R900.00
  • Minimum 2 persons

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Lesedi Cultural Village

Lesedi Cultural
Village Tour


This multi-cultural African village is a fascinating insight into the African culture.

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Highlights

  • Guided tour of ethnic homesteads
  • Drumming, singing and dancing
  • African feast

What to Expect

  • Morning programme starts at 11.30am
  • Video, followed by tour of the villages
  • Return for Dancing display
  • Nyama Choma – Wonderful African feast
  • Includes Crocodile on the menu.
  • Programme ends around 14h00.
  • Return to the hotel
  • Cost per person R1850.00 ($124 approximately)
  • (minimum 2 persons)
  • Afternoon programme at 16h30
  • Includes dinner.

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