Johannesburg Orientation City Tour
Johannesburg Orientation City Tour: Short version of the tour include – pick up / drop off at your hotel / airport / train station, orientation drive through central Johannesburg and suburbs, featuring: Rissik str., Market str., Prichard str., Hollard str.,; Historical buildings of Post Office, City Hall, Provincial and Municipal Magistrate Courts, Rand Club; Mining Houses – BHP Billiton, Anglo-American / De Beers, Chamber of Mines, etc.; Diamond House, Johannesburg Municipality, Constitutional Hill; Upper Houghton and private schools; Upper Houghton View Point stop; Lower Houghton and Nelson Mandela House (price is quoted for the shorter version of the tour).
Longer version will also include orientation tour of SOWETO, visit to the Vilakazi str., Mandela House, Regina Mundi Church, Hector Petersen Anti-Apartheid Museum, stop at Soccer City Stadium (2010 Football WC).
With around 6 million trees, Johannesburg is most likely the world’s largest man-made urban forest. The city is certainly one of the greenest in the world, considering that the natural landscape is savannah. Much of Johannesburg, as in the rest of South Africa, shuts up shop at lunch times on Saturday, and doesn’t reopen until Monday. This means that weekend sightseeing can be frustrating – and hence it is worth planning your weekend in advance making sure you use Saturday morning wisely. Shopping malls all stay open until at least 5pm, but art galleries, museums, independent shops will all close around 1-2pm.