Joburg in 2 days
10h45-12h00: Visit Apartheid Museum- A visit to this renowned museum is second to none in exemplifying the rise and fall of apartheid, it narrates a touching story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, beginning in 1948 right through to the liberation in 1994 when Nelson Mandela was elected president of the republic. The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own from 1946 to 1962
12h50-13h50: Lunch at Vuyos Restaurant
14h10-16h10: Soweto Electric bicycle Adventure Tour- start off your day with a surge of morning breeze across your face as you tour through the dusty back roads of Soweto's squatter camps and ride down the famous Vilakazi Street where Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela resided.( to be pre-booked)
16h30-17h00: Visit Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication- Walter Sisulu Square is named in honor of one of the famous political activists, it is situated in the heart of Kliptown. The Walter Sisulu Square has an incredible history and the architecture reflects various elements of the area, politics and the people. It is one of the four "squares" in Johannesburg and offers both local and international visitors an array of history, shopping and entertainment, just nearby is The Kliptown open air museum, where delegates to a people's parliament met in 1955 to adopt the Freedom Charter, now the cornerstone of the Bill of Rights and the South African Constitution. This historical museum in Soweto is dedicated to Walter Sisulu, a stalwart of the Freedom Struggle
18h30 -19h30: Dinner at Moyo Restaurant – Melrose Arch-Moyo means heart, translated from the sand script African language Swahili. Moyo is about the passion for all things African, from art and design to music, cuisine and crafts. Different African countries are regularly showcased at Moyo too, so Africa lovers can experience an authentic taste of the diverse cultures of the continent. Moyo seeks to create an experience that inspires the magic and mystery of our ancient African continent.
20h00: Drop off at Mapungubwe hotel
09h00: Pick up from Mapungubwe Hotel
09h45-10h30: Immerse in the Township of Alex- Once known as the Dark City because it had no electricity, Alexandra, or Alex, as most locals call the informal community that sprawls between the posh suburbs of Sandton and the flank of the N3 highway, visit Home Galleries (Early 1900’s Home Structure converted into mini art galleries, working in conjunction with artists from Alex & surrounding areas, also as drive by the Graffiti Routes (Alternative Art pieces on various walls along Alexandra streets, graffiti & mural expressions by artists movements around the communities.)
10h40-11h00: Stop over by Mandela Yard in Alex- The humble, abode in Alexandra township, The most famous heritage site of the historic township known locally as Alex, is Nelson Mandela’s first home in Johannesburg, a one-room rented house on 7th Avenue. He was 23 years old when he lived here - and fresh from his ancestral home in Eastern Cape Province. The area surrounding the house is known as Mandela’s Yard, and plans have been in place for some time to develop it as a formal tourist attraction.
11h30-12h00: Bryanston Organic Market-one of Johannesburg’s most attractive shopping destinations. Paved walkways lined with scores of red-roofed stalls sell everything from organic produce to classy handmade clothes, leather goods, arts, crafts, jewellery, health products and much more
13h00-14h00: Lunch at Tumulas Restuarant
14h30-15h30: Arrive at Sterkfontein Caves- These caves are world famous for their fossil finds, It is the world's richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils. Tours at the Sterkfontein Caves, which starts above ground and then take visitors deep into the caves, run every half hour, seven days a week.
16h00-17h00: Visit Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site - Renowned for being one of eight South African World Heritage Sites. The 47 000-hectare site has unearthed the best evidence of the complex journey which our species has taken to make us what we are – a place of pilgrimage for all humankind. It is not only a place of ongoing scientific discovery into our origins, but also a place of contemplation – a place that allows us to reflect on who we are, where we come from and where we are going to.
18h30: Drop off at Mapungubwe Hotel