Cultural Johannesburg Extension Tour

Spend 3 nights exploring the cultures of Johannesburg.

This tour is for arrivals on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only.

Includes

3 nights Accommodation at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch

  • Breakfast Daily
  • Round trip Airport transfers
  • Scheduled tours
    • Apartheid Museum, Lunch in Soweto (own account), Hector Pieterson Museum, past Mandela House, Regina Mundi Church, Soccer City, World Heritage Site of The Cradle of Humankind - Maropeng Visitor Centre and finally Lesedi Cultural Village.
Air-Inclusive from
$699
pp
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from Johannesburg (JNB) in March 2017

Itinerary

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG

On arrival at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch

 
 

DAY 2: JOHANNESBURG

After breakfast you will be collected for a scheduled full day "Journey to Freedom" tour.

Come and share the magic of the Rainbow Nation which IS South Africa! Constantly striving to achieve true democracy, South Africans have been through a fascinating history. This tour shares some of the journey, pain and struggle of those heroes. Witness the places and experience the diverse museums where these momentous, tumultuous years have been so well documented.

Our day begins at the legendary Apartheid Museum. This is an interactive voyage of discovery, one which takes you from the dark days of ‘whites only’ privilege, through to Nelson Mandela’s historic release. The Apartheid Museum is a multimedia experience, with documentary film snippets, texts, sound clips and live accounts, recapturing life in the dark days of South Africa.

We will stop for lunch in Soweto at a local restaurant (own account), before visiting the Hector Pieterson Museum, where we start to unravel the cause of the devastating riots, before traveling past Mandela House, where you have the option of visiting this small museum (own account).

Our next significant stop is the fascinating Regina Mundi Church, site of so many of the underground meetings of the then banned political parties. Standing there, you can feel the tension; picture the intensity and the strain of those brave souls, committed at any cost to changing the way of life of a nation.

We’ll visit Soccer City, the largest stadium in Africa and fifth largest in the world. Construction on the stadium with a seating capacity of almost 95,000 started in 2007. Also known as The Calabash, this stadium hosted both the opening and final matches of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa.

It’s a fascinating tour, filled with tales of bravery and sadness, but ultimately it’s a story with the right ending.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch

Sign Shop HPM
 
 

DAY 3: JOHANNESBURG

After breakfast your guide will meet you for a scheduled full day tour exploring the "History of humankind and Lesedi Cultural Village"

We’re going right back to our beginnings, to the exceptional World Heritage Site of The Cradle of Humankind. The superb Maropeng Visitor Centre is truly an exciting, world class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years.

From past to present, we’ll be exploring five cultures at the Lesedi Cultural Village, heart and home to families of a range of African tribes, all living harmoniously in traditional homesteads.

You’ll be right there experiencing the warmth and hospitality of people from the Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Sotho and Pedi cultures, and you’ll find it fascinating!

Our multilingual, multi-visual orientation depicts the history of South Africa, and will deepen your understanding of the complexity of our multicultural community.

We will enjoy a traditional African meal, a fine way to round off a day of new experiences and fresh insights.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch

Aerial Lesedi Cultural Village Tumulus
 
 

DAY 4: DEPARTURE

The morning is at leisure until check out at 11am. You will be transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Accommodation as per the itinerary; Meals as per the itinerary (3x breakfast); All ground transfers as per the itinerary; All scheduled activities as per the itinerary

 

EXCLUDES

Any meals or services not mentioned above; Any items of personal expense, i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc.; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers

 

Protea Hotel Fire and Ice Melrose Arch

Smack-dab in the middle of Joburg, the Protea Fire & Ice! is located in the hot lifestyle precinct Melrose Arch. It’s like watching the x-rated version of Bambi. Just as fire and ice are a singular combination, the dash of silver screen heroes and heroines, luxury-inspired decor and the exciting backdrop of Johannesburg combine to offer a truly unique experience. We offer friendly and bespoke service, an extremely quirky character, a fabulous gourmet restaurant and a myriad of exciting things to keep you busy! 
 
In fact, it would be a sin to leave without trying one of the decadent milkshakes the Melrose Arch Fire & Ice! is famous for. Oh, and another thing, you’d better fit in some celeb-spotting while you’re here at the foremost experiential Hotel in Melrose Arch.
 
Not only is Melrose Arch the place to be seen, but also a place where corporate & leisure travellers get to work hard and play hard while in the company of Hollywood’s and Johannesburg’s most inspiring legends.
Air-Inclusive from
$699
pp
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from Johannesburg (JNB) in March 2017

Price is per person based on double occupancy. Valid as of October 31, 2016 for departure from Johannesburg (JNB) as an extension tour to pre booked International Jazz Extravaganza packages in March, 2017 with the same itinerary available at higher prices during other travel periods. Price for other departure cities and/or travel dates may vary. Subject to availability and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are valid for new bookings only, are not retroactive and may change without notice. Package includes all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Baggage and optional service fees, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply.