See your city in style
Rich in history, culture and entertainment, December provides the perfect time to embrace your beautiful city and live like a tourist in your own backyard. Take a few days off, grab a map and sunscreen, and make time to get lost in wonderful Johannesburg. Here are our favourite ways to do just that.
Hop on a Red Bus Tour
At just R170 for adults and R90 for kids for a full day ticket, City Sightseeing tours are the perfect way to make like a tourist and see a new side of the city. Informative, safe, convenient and fun, these red buses are recognisable worldwide, and their Johannesburg route is famed for its diversity and exploration. The tour is hop-on-hop-off, which means you’re free to linger where you like, and with stops at the Carlton Centre, the Apartheid Museum, SAB World of Beer, and Constitution Hill, there’s something for everyone along the way.
Cycle through Soweto
If you’ve never explored Soweto, make it your mission this December. Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers offers fun, interactive, and informative tours of Soweto from the comfort of a bicycle in two-, four-, and eight-hour formats. The tours include stops at interesting historical sites around Soweto, including the Hector Pieterson Memorial, the well-known Vilakazi Street, and lunch at the wonderful outdoor restaurant at Lebo’s. If you’ve got the time, book yourself in to spend the night at Lebo’s, where you can get the real Soweto experience among travellers and locals.
Take a walk through history
As the original Joburg walking tour operator, Past Experiences hosts a variety of unique and interesting tours in and around the city. The passion for not just Joburg, but also its past, makes it the obvious choice for a day of learning about this city’s rich history. Sign up for an archaeological tour on foot around the Sterkfontein Caves, Maropeng, Johannesburg Zoo, Soweto, or the inner city, and you’ll leave inspired.
City Sightseeing South Africa
0861 733 287
Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers
011 936 3444
011 678 3905
Words: Lucy Sarah Heaney | Images: Supplied