Beating Heart of the Rainbow Nation Plan a trip

On this tour, you have a full day to experience the diversity of Johannesburg, South Africa’s commercial and financial capital. Start off with a look around the northern suburbs, then continue to the hustle and bustle of Hillbrow and Braamfontein, home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Enjoy a drive through the downtown area to the Carlton Centre, to view Jo’Burg from the viewing deck on the 50th floor of Africa’s tallest building.

Next, visit Soweto (South Western Township), which is the largest black residential area in South Africa. This sprawling “city within a city” is home to many who work in various parts of the greater metropolitan area of the Witwatersrand. The tour includes points of interest, such as the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Baragwanath taxi rank, Freedom Square, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Regina Mundi Catholic Church and Nelson Mandela’s former home.

You’ll round off the day with an emotive  tour of the Apartheid Museum. This extraordinarily powerful museum has become a leading tourist attraction, with its large photographs, metal cages and numerous monitors displaying apartheid scenes. It is best to follow a knowledgeable guide around the museum, or you are welcome to explore it on your own. Your tour ends with a transfer back to your hotel later this afternoon.

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