JOHANNESBURG CITY TOUR (Half day ±4hrs)

Hours allocated include travelling time

Johannesburg, affectionately called Jo'burg, Jozi, and E'Goli, the "city of gold," is the Economic hub of Southern Africa and, the capital of Gauteng Province. In a short space of time, the City developed from a small miner’s camp to a big City.
You do the tour of the Constitution Hill where the South Africa’s  Constitutional Court is situated.
From Constitution Hill the guided tour proceed down town Johannesburg, we pass Mandela Bridge on our way to Top of Africa for the better view of Johannesburg

Food court is available at Carlton Centre where Top of Africa is situated. Lunch is self-paid

Pick up points: 
We pick up from your hotel, guest house, lodge, and work place, around Johannesburg, Johannesburg Central, South, North and North West, in Sandton, Rosebank, Fourways , Melrose Arch, Illovo, Randburg, Roodepoort,  Edenvale, Bedfordview, Kempton Park, Boksburg, Alberton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria, Rosebank Gautrain Station, O R Tambo International airport including accommodations around the area

Pick up times: Daily at 9:30am week days, 9:00am weekends and public holidays
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day
 Minimum: 1 Person

Package rates inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop at your address in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle
  • Passenger liability insurance
  • Guided tour through key tourists attractions
  • Entrance to Constitution Hill in Johannesburg
  • Entrance to Top of Africa for the better view of Johannesburg

 

   


Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill is a former prison that provides fascinating insight into South Africa's history. At the site, visitors can explore provocative exhibits at the Number Four museum, and the Old Fort museum. 

It is the sight of the Notorious Old Fort Prison complex, commonly known as NUMBER FOUR, where thousands of ordinary criminals and political prisoners were brutally punished before the dawn of Democracy in 1994. Most of South Africa's leading Political activists, including Mahatma Ghandi and Nelson Mandela were detained here.

Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here before his Rivonia Trial in 1964 - Constitution Hill is the new home of the Constitutional Court. 

The old Awaiting Trial building has been transformed into the Constitutional Court of South Africa, a symbol of freedom, which works to protect the rights of the entire nation's people

The new court building was built using bricks from the demolished awaiting-trial wing of the former number 4 prison.
The first court session in the new building at this location was held in February 2004.

The court also houses an art gallery with a collection of more than 200contemporary  artworks Guided tours of Constitutional Hill offer valuable insight into its rich history.

 


Mandela bridge
Nelson Mandela Bridge is linking Braamfontein to the Johannesburg City centre The Bridge was designed by the two architects; Steve Thorne and Gordon Gibson, in 1993 in their urban design study of the Inner City of Johannesburg. They named the bridge the Nelson Mandela Bridge in recognition of the role Nelson Mandela was having in uniting South African society and the symbolism of linkage and unity provided by the bridge

It was completed in 2003, and cost R102-120 million to build. The proposal for the bridge was to link up two main business areas of Braamfontein and Newtown as well as to rejuvenate and to a certain level modernise the inner city. The bridge was constructed over 42 railway lines without disturbing railway traffic and is 284 metres long.

 

Top of Africa
Top of Africa remains open to those seeking uninterrupted view of Johannesburg. The array of shops and bustling crowds make it a great place to feel the vibe of the city. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of the City of Johannesburg from the Top of Africa, as the 50th topmost floor of Carlton Centre is known.

Carlton Centre is the tallest building in Africa. Construction was lengthy, beginning in 1967 and ending in 1974.

 

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