Discover all intriguing
bits that unlock the history of the City of Gold. This expertly guided excursion
offers an intimate glimpse into the Johannesburg’s touching past behind gold
mining and hard fights against Apartheid. Visit historic and culturally
significant sights across South Western Townships or Soweto – such as Mandela
House, plus Gold Reef Mine which is one of the most original gold rush
attractions in the region.
An approximately 20
kilometers drive from Johannesburg will lead you to the country’s largest
township, Soweto, passing by the distinguished highlights including FNB Stadium
which played host to 2010 Soccer World Cup. One of the main Soweto highlights
you’ll tour is the immensely popular Apartheid Museum which gives you a deeper glance
into the unpleasant system of racial discrimination that existed in South
Africa for over 50 years.
You’ll further drive
past many illustrious sights like the vibrant Orlando Towers; Chris Hani
Baragwanath Hospital that dates back to Second World War; and the house of Desmond
Tutu - the highly regarded anti-apartheid activist and Nobel-prize winner. Moreover,
this tour allows for an entry to Mandela House which is now a museum and once remained
the residence of the renowned and all-time favorite South African political
leader, Nelson Mandela.
Next, find your way to
Gold Reef City Mine – a part of Gold Reef City Amusement Park. Here, you’ll go
down the 19th century Crown Mine 14 Shaft that has been turned to a
museum. Once the world’s deepest and richest gold mine, it is located 220
meters down, which is even lower than the sea level. With a knowledgeable
guide, explore several fascinating exhibits that helped in the production of
over 1.4 million kilograms of gold during its close to 80 years of existence.
Precisely, this tour
will make you feel that you’ve revisited an era of struggles, turmoil, and gold