Visits to Gauteng
Johannesburg – the economic power house of South Africa – with its gold mines, Apartheid Museum, numerous archaeological diggings in the Sterkfontein Valley – known to be the very Cradle of Humankind (a world heritage site) and the Mandela family home in Soweto. Pretoria – the seat of Government.
Whether you are on your way to our game farms, picking up one of the luxury trains in Pretoria or heading to our neighbouring countries or islands off our coast, a quick trip to experience the vibrant and alive feeling of these cities should be on your itinerary. If you are lucky you will be in Pretoria when the Jacaranda’s bloom – a sight that has earned the city its name: Jacaranda City. All year round it is worth booking a township tour.
Vineyard Ventures organises township tour operators who are actively involved in creating income by developing tourist opportunities in these famous formal and informal settlements. Experience Alexandra, a settlement of 1 million people living in 1 square km or explore Soweto, a city within a city.
A visit to Gauteng will leave you with a sense of the cosmopolitan nature and the liveliness of the cultural diversity that inhabits it.