||All hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses, private homes, offices, Johannesburg International Airport
||08h30 - 16h30
||Luxury car air conditioned Microbus Bus
This exciting tour begins with a brief trip through Johannesburg to Braamfontein to the Old Fort which was built by President Paul Kruger in 1896. It was originally used to protect the Zuid Afrikaanische Republiek (ZAR) from the threat of a British invasion. Later it became a high security prison in Johannesburg and although used exclusively for White prisoners, Nelson Mandela was brought her when he was arrested in 1962.
After touring the cells of this old fortress we move down the hill to Constitution Square which is situated at Constitutional Hill. Here we examine the new South African Constitution, one of the most enlightened manifests of its kind in the world
After lunch (R100 optional) at a convenient en route restaurant, we drive in a westerly direction to the Sterkfontein Caves and famous Cradle of Humankind, to experience humankind's oldest history lesson. This World Heritage Site tells the story of man's origins and its continuing journey into the future, the four elements and the formation of the earth and all of its living creatures. Sterkfontein is a dolomite rock cave system about three million years old and first came to public notice when miners blasted in search of lime. Dr Robert Broom visited the site in 1936 and found the 2,6 million year old ape-man skull. In 1947 they discovered the famous Mrs Ples and thereafter "Little Foot" an ape-man (or hominid) fossil was identified nearby.
For more than 29 years the University of the Witwatersrand conducted continuous excavations at Sterkfontein under Professor Philip V Tobias. Visitors may view the excavations in progress by following the path near the Tourist Cave exit up the perimeter fence as well as viewing the Robert Broom Museum.
The tour ends by returning to your departure point via interesting parts of the northern suburbs of Johannesburg.
(qualify for discounted airport transfers)
|1 person (lux car)
||2 - 3 people (lux car)
||4 or more people (minibus)
||larger groups (bus)
|R 1 400
||R 650 per person
||R 605 per person
||R 550 per person
|* Entrance fees for both tours
||* Optional tips gratuities for driver
*Passengers travel subject to our Standard Conditions of Carriage.