Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city and capital of Gauteng province, began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Mandela’s former residence is now the Mandela House museum. Other Soweto museums that recount the struggle to end segregation include the somber Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, a former prison complex
Johannesburg 2 or 3 nights
- Overnight in Johannesburg
- Sandton City Center: Life-size statue of Mandela
- Visit Lesedi Cultural Heritage Village plus buffet at Nyama Choma restaurant all incl.
- Tuc Tuc Tour of Soweto including local ‘Potjie lunch’. The Tuc Tuc is a local tour by three-wheel motorcycle taxi, offering tourists the chance to see the real SOWETO, mix and eat with the locals.
- Potjiekos is a typical South African way of slow- cooking a stew in a small, cast-iron pot on an open fire.
- Apartheidsmuseum: The Apartheidsmuseum gives the visitor a profound insight into the Apartheids era with interesting displays, videos and interactive activities, as well as an indication of how the country transitioned peacefully.
Return to USA or proceed to Tanzania