AISA Tours – Johannesburg

Johannesburg Half Day Tour – 5 hrs

Description

Highlights 

  • Visit Constitutional Hill 
  • Overlook Johannesburg from the Top of Africa 
  • See the way of living in Johannesburg City Center  

 Learn more about the political history of Johannesburg with a tour of Constitutional Hill, take a lift to the ‘Top of Africa’ at the 50-storey Carlton Centre and experience the vibrant cultural diversity of the people of Jozi.

Johannesburg CBD was once the epicenter of the gold rush era in the late 1800s and is rich in history. Impressive heritage buildings that are now national monuments tell a tale of an inner city that was once the most significant economic hub in Africa. It slipped into decline in the 1990s but extensive urban renewal projects have breathed new life into the central business district.

Itinerary

The City of Johannesburg

Constitutional Hill

After pick-ups, we make our way to Constitutional Hill in Braamfontein for a guided tour of this iconic institution. 

Constitution Hill is a living museum that tells the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy. The site is a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past. Today, it’s home to the country’s Constitutional Court which endorses the rights of all citizens.

Mandela Bridge and Johannesburg CBD

We cross over the striking Mandela Bridge on our way into Johannesburg CBD. Named in honour of Nelson Mandela, the 284-metre long bridge is the largest cable-stayed bridge in South Africa and links two significant business districts.

Driving over the bridge, you have a good view of the famous Telkom Towers. The decommissioned telecommunications tower was built in 1971 and stands 270 metres tall.

Your guide gives you an orientation tour of Johannesburg, pointing out historic sites and heritage buildings. This includes Newtown Junction, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Gandhi Square and Luthuli House. 

Carlton Centre

We get out in downtown Johannesburg and take a lift up to the top of the impressive Carlton Centre. The 50-storey, 223-metre tall skyscraper and shopping centre is the second-tallest building in Africa. From the ‘Top of Africa’, you have a panoramic view of the city of Johannesburg and the northern suburbs.

Thurs, Dec 22 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Afternoon Tour – 1:30pm

Fri, Dec 23 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Afternoon Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, Dec 24 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Afternoon Tour – 1:30pm

Book Now – $95 per person


Lion Park Tour – 5 hrs

Description

Highlights 

  • Open vehicle safari drive 
  • View Africa’s wildlife up close and personal 

The Lion & Safari Park is a 30-45-minute drive from Johannesburg, located in the historic Cradle of Humankind. It’s a protected conservation area that’s home to over 80 lions, including the famous white lions that starred in the internationally-acclaimed “The White Lion” feature film. It’s also home to cheetah, hyena, wild dogs, various antelope and a tower of tame giraffe. 

The Lion & Safari Park offers guests an enjoyable mini-safari experience in a malaria-free area. Explore over 600 hectares of the lions’ natural habitat in a specialized safari vehicle with a professional game ranger. Learn more about lions and the other wild animals in the safari park and enjoy a morning or afternoon in the country. 

Itinerary

The King of Africa

After pick-ups, we make our way to the Lion & Safari Park, located north of Johannesburg in The Cradle of Humankind. After a brief safety talk, you’re taken on a 1-hour game drive in the predator enclosure in a specialised open safari vehicle.

Return to Cub World to spend some time watching the young lion cubs and other animals at the centre. 

You can buy something to eat and drink at the Wetlands Restaurant (own cost) and the youngsters can play safely in the supervised kids’ playground.  

Pop into the 5 Dome Shopping Experience for a holiday shopping spree. You’ll find a wide range of locally-sourced African arts and crafts, jewellery, clothing and home-ware. 

Thurs, Dec 22 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Afternoon Tour – 1:30pm

Fri, Dec 23 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Afternoon Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, Dec 24 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Afternoon Tour – 1:30pm

Book Now – $135 per person


Rhino & Lion Park Tour – 6 hrs

Description

Highlights 

  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • View indigenous and exotic wildlife
  • Personal guide 

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy an African safari experience with the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve right on your doorstep in Johannesburg. The protected reserve is home to crash of rhino and a variety of predators including lion, wild dog, hyena and leopard. You’ll also see the usual game like giraffe, zebra and antelope.

There are more animals to see and interact with at the Wildlife Centre, many of them have either been rescued and rehabilitated or hand-reared because they’ve been rejected by their mother.

Enjoy a 2-hour game drive around the nature reserve, followed by a tour of the ancient Bothongo Wondercave. The nature reserve offers families and wildlife lovers a wonderful day out in the country and a fun mini-safari tour in a malaria-free area within easy driving distance of Johannesburg.

Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve

The Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve is a privately-owned nature reserve that covers an area of about 1 600 hectares. It’s situated in the pristine Cradle of Humankind area which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its significant archaeological finds. The nature reserve is about 40 kilometres north-west of Johannesburg and 60 kilometres west of Pretoria.

Bothongo Wondercave

This incredible cave system located on the nature reserve was discovered by Italian miners in 1898. It’s the third-largest chamber in South Africa, after Cango Caves and Sudwala Caves. The ancient cave is millions of years old and famous for its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, some as tall as 15 metres.

Please note

You need to be reasonably fit to visit the Bothongo Wondercave. There are 87 steps down to the entrance of the cave. An elevator takes you a further 18 meters to the large cave chamber.

Itinerary

Rhino and Lion Park

After pick-ups, we make our way to the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, located north of Johannesburg in the Cradle of Humankind. After a brief safety talk, you’re taken on a 2-hour game drive in a specialised open safari vehicle.

After the safari tour, we make our way to Bothongo Wondercave for a tour of this incredible natural wonderland. The caves are renowned for their beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. 

Return to the Wildlife Centre for snacks and refreshments (own cost) and spend some time viewing the orphaned and rescued animals at the centre.

Thurs, Dec 22 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Afternoon Tour – 1:30pm

Fri, Dec 23 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Afternoon Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, Dec 24 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Afternoon Tour – 1:30pm

Book Now – $148 per person


Soweto Tour – 5 hrs

Description

Highlights 

  • Visit to Soweto 
  • View the Hector Pieterson Museum 
  • See Vilakazi Street
  • View the Orlando Cooling towers

Best in Guided Soweto Tours

Experience a city within a city! Our half-day Soweto tour is an opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city and learn more about events that shaped South Africa’s past. Born and raised in Soweto, your tour guide takes you to historic sites and cultural hotspots to showcase the city’s rich history and its modern-day culture.

From the dusty streets of Motsoaledi informal settlement to the vibrant cultural hub of Vilakazi Street and iconic heritage sites that commemorate the city’s turbulent past and the peoples struggle for freedom and equality; you’re encourage to interact with the people of Soweto and not just spectate.

Itinerary

Experience Soweto

After pick-ups, we convene at FNB Soccer Stadium on the outskirts of Soweto. Meet your guide and listen to a short explanation of the famous soccer stadium and the role it played in Soweto’s history.

We set off to the heart of Soweto, driving past Baragwanath Hospital, an enormous taxi rank and the historic suburb of Diepkloof. Our first stop in Soweto is at Motsoaledi informal settlement. Walk through the streets with your guide past street cafés and craft markets to a community centre that MoAfrika sponsors. Greet and meet the people in the settlement and learn more about their way of life.

We continue on through Orlando West to the hub of Soweto. We stop outside Regina Mundi Church and Freedom Square for a quick overview (optional to go inside) and then go to the Hector Pieterson Museum for a formal tour.

We make our way down the vibrant Vilakazi Street, past iconic monuments and the homes of Nelson and Winnie Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Time permitting, you have the option of stopping at Nelson Mandela Museum for a visit (own cost).

The morning ends at the massive Soweto Towers. This tour excludes lunch so grab yourself something to eat and drink (own cost) from a café, stroll around the craft market and watch people or join in bungee jumping off the towers (own cost and time permitting). 

Thurs, Dec 22 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Afternoon Tour – 1:30pm

Fri, Dec 23 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Afternoon Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, Dec 24 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Afternoon Tour – 1:30pm

Book Now – $87 per person


Soweto & Lion Park Tour – 8 hrs

Description

Highlights 

  • Visit to Soweto 
  • View the Hector Pieterson Museum 
  • See Vilakazi Street
  • View the Orlando Cooling towers
  • Open vehicle safari drive 
  • View Africa’s wildlife up close and personal 

This tour combines history and culture with a fun safari experience. Start in Soweto and experience the vibrant cultural diversity of South Africa and learn more about its turbulent history. End the tour at the charming Lion & Safari Park for a mini safari tour.

Soweto is a ‘city within a city’ and home to over 2 million people. It was the epicenter of the struggle for freedom and equality during the most stormy apartheid years in South Africa but today it’s a vibrant city and the heart and soul of Johannesburg. 

The 1 000-hectare Lion & Safari Park is home to over 85 lions and an array of general game and birdlife. Guests are taken around the safari park in a specialized safari vehicle and experience close encounters with the lions and other animals at the reserve.

Itinerary

Culture and Nature

Note

This tour may be reversed; starting at Lion & Safari Park and ending in Soweto.

Soweto tour

After pick-ups, we convene at FNB Soccer Stadium on the outskirts of Soweto. Meet your guide and listen to a short explanation of the famous soccer stadium and the role it played in Soweto’s history.

We set off to the heart of Soweto, driving past Baragwanath Hospital, an enormous taxi rank and the historic suburb of Diepkloof. Our first stop in Soweto is at Motsoaledi informal settlement. We walk to a community care centre that MoAfrika sponsors, meet and greet people at the centre and take in the view of the famous Soweto Towers from the deck.

We continue on through Orlando West to the hub of Soweto. We pass Freedom Square and stop outside Regina Mundi Church for a quick overview (optional to go inside) and then go to the Hector Pieterson Museum for a formal tour.

We make our way down the vibrant Vilakazi Street, past iconic monuments and the homes of Nelson and Winnie Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Time permitting, you have the option of stopping at Nelson Mandela Museum for a visit (own cost).

The morning ends at the massive Soweto Towers. This tour excludes lunch so grab yourself something to eat and drink (own cost) from a café, stroll around the craft market and watch people or join in bungee jumping off the towers (own cost and time permitting). 

 The Hector Pieterson Museum is currently closed due to COVID 19 regulations this site will be viewed from the outside with a full description from your guide. 

Lion & Safari Park tour

We leave Soweto and make our way to the Lion & Safari Park, located north of Johannesburg in the historic Cradle of Humankind. The safari park is home to more than 85 lions and an array of wild animals and birdlife. 

Guests are taken on a 1-hour mini-game drive in a specialised safari vehicle and have close-up encounters with the safari park’s beautiful Big Cats.

Return to Cub World for snacks and refreshments (own cost) and spend some time viewing the young cubs and other animals at the centre. `

Thurs, Dec 22 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Fri, Dec 23 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Sat, Dec 24 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Book Now – $148 per person


Soweto & Lunch Tour – 6hrs

Description

Highlights 

  • Visit to Soweto 
  • View the Hector Pieterson Museum 
  • See Vilakazi Street
  • Enjoy lunch in Soweto 

A tour of Soweto’s historic sites and lunch at a popular restaurant in the heart of Orlando West is a wonderful way to learn more about events that shaped South Africa’s turbulent past and experience the vibrant cultural diversity of the modern city. 

You’re encouraged to immerse yourself in the Soweto experience and not just spectate. From the dusty streets of Motsoaledi informal settlement to the vibrant hub of Vilakazi Street, our Soweto tour offers visitors a magical glimpse of the heart and soul of South Africa’s famous community.

Itinerary

Culture and dining in Soweto

After pick-ups, we convene at FNB Soccer Stadium on the outskirts of Soweto. Meet your guide and listen to a short explanation of the famous soccer stadium and the role it played in Soweto’s history.

We set off to the heart of Soweto, driving past Baragwanath Hospital, an enormous taxi rank and the historic suburb of Diepkloof. Our first stop in Soweto is at Motsoaledi informal settlement. Walk through the streets with your guide past street cafés and craft markets to a community centre that MoAfrika sponsors. Greet and meet the people in the settlement and learn more about their way of life.

We continue on through Orlando West to the hub of Soweto. We stop outside Regina Mundi Church and Freedom Square for a quick overview (optional to go inside) and then go to the Hector Pieterson Museum for a formal tour.

We make our way down the vibrant Vilakazi Street, past iconic monuments and the homes of Nelson and Winnie Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Time permitting, you have the option of stopping at Nelson Mandela Museum for a visit (own cost).

The morning ends at a popular restaurant at the base of the massive Soweto Towers. Enjoy an traditional meal of ‘shisa nyama’ and visit the craft market. If you’re keen, you can bungee jump off the top of the towers (own cost and time permitting).

Thurs, Dec 22 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Fri, Dec 23 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Sat, Dec 24 – Morning Tour – 8:30am

Book Now – $97 per person


Pilanesberg National Park Open Vehicle Day Tour with lunch – 9 hrs

Description

Highlights 

  • Entrance into the Pilanesberg National Park
  • 1 x 2 ½ to 3 Hours Guided Open 4×4 morning safari drive
  • 1 x 2 to 2 ½ Hours Guided afternoon open 4×4 safari drive
  • Light lunch in Pilanesberg 

Visit Pilanesberg Game Reserve from Johannesburg for a full-day safari. The tour includes return transportation to the park and two 2.5-hour game drives with a highly qualified ranger in an open vehicle. Search for the big 5 and other animals.

After collecting you from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg between 06:00 – 06:30, we travel to the Pilanesberg Nature reserve.On arrival your guide will take you on an exciting morning open 4×4 safari vehicle safari drive in search of the Animals that inhabit the National Park. Our guides are knowledgeable and will give you in depth information on the animal you are viewing and try their out-most to find the members of the Big 5.During the heat of the day you will enjoy lunch at one of the many rest camps in the National Park before departing on an afternoon open vehicle safari drive. Our vehicles depart the National Park between 15:30 – 16:00 in order to arrive back in Johannesburg before sunset.

Pilanesberg National Park is South Africa’s fourth largest game park.

It is situated in a crater in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province. This crater is the product of a volcano that erupted many millions of years ago. This extinct volcano has evolved to become one of the most fascinating landscapes for you to visit. By the Genesis project the majority of South Africa’s wildlife is now found in the Pilanesberg game reserve. 

The park covers an area of 55 000 hectares. More than 7000 animals live here in a free and unhindered environment. Pilanesberg is home to all of the BIG 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion) and we guarantee that you will be able to tick off most on your list of game sightings! Other animals that you may encounter are zebra, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, hippo, crocodile, jackal, wild cat, various antelope as well as over 300 bird species the list is endless.

Pilanesberg offers over 200 km of roads for guided or self-drive game viewing. On our tour you enjoy an extensive game drive conducted by an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide who will answer all your questions about the fascinating wildlife and environment. Bring your camera to have a permanent record of all the wild animals and the spectacular landscape this National Park has to offer

Highlights

  • Game drive
  • Pilanesberg national park
  • Chance of seeing the big 5
  • Small group
  • Safari vehicle

Itinerary

Open Vehicle safari drives

After collecting you form your hotel or residence in Johannesburg or Pretoria between 06:00 – 06:30, we travel to the Pilanesberg Nature reserve.

On arrival your guide will take you on an exciting morning open 4×4 safari vehicle safari drive in search of the Animals that inhabit the National Park. Our guides are knowledgeable and will give you in depth information on the animal you are viewing and try their out-most to find the members of the Big 5.

During the heat of the day you will enjoy lunch at one of the many rest camps in the National Park before departing on an afternoon open vehicle safari drive.

Thurs, Dec 22 – Morning Tour – 5:30am

Fri, Dec 23 – Morning Tour – 5:30am

Sat, Dec 24 – Morning Tour – 5:30am

Book Now – $251 per person


Pilanesberg National Park Open Vehicle Day Tour (lunch excluded) – 9 hrs

Thurs, Dec 22 – Morning Tour – 5:30am

Fri, Dec 23 – Morning Tour – 5:30am

Sat, Dec 24 – Morning Tour – 5:30am

Book Now – $219 per person


Pilanesberg National Park Closed Vehicle Day Tour – 9 hrs

Description

 Highlights 

  • Entrance into the Pilanesberg National Park
  • 1 x 2 ½ to 3 Hours Guided Open 4×4 morning safari drive
  • 1 x 2 to 2 ½ Hours Guided afternoon closed vehicle (minivan) 

An internationally renowned tourist attraction which beholds a breathtaking and fascinating landscape 

After collecting you form your hotel or residence in Johannesburg between 06:00 – 06:30, we travel to the Pilanesberg Nature reserve.

On arrival your guide will take you on an exciting morning open 4×4 safari vehicle safari drive in search of the Animals that inhabit the National Park. Our guides are knowledgeable and will give you in depth information on the animal you are viewing and try their out-most to find the members of the Big 5.

During the heat of the day you will enjoy lunch at one of the many rest camps in the National Park before departing on an afternoon closed vehicle safari drive. Our vehicles depart the National Park between 15:30 – 16:00 in order to arrive back in Johannesburg in time for any evening flight departures. 

Pilanesberg National Park – South Africa’s fourth largest game park is situated in a volcanic crater located within the Bojanala Region of the North West Province. This extinct volcano has developed into an internationally renowned tourist attraction which beholds a breathtaking and fascinating landscape that will provide any soul with invigoration and awe.

The park covers an area of 55 000 hectares. More than 7000 animals live here in a free and unhindered environment. Pilanesberg is home to the BIG 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion) and we guarantee that you will be able to tick off most on your list of game sightings! Other animals that you may encounter are zebra, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, hippo, crocodile, jackal, wild cat, various antelope as well as over 300 bird species…the list is endless.

Pilanesberg offers over 200 km of roads for guided or self-drive game viewing. On our tour you will enjoy an informative and highly entertaining game drive conducted by an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide who is eager to answer all your questions about the fascinating wildlife and environment. Bring your camera to eternally capture your African moments of our beautiful landscape and indigenous wildlife. After this full day adventure we head back to Johannesburg in the late afternoon. One thing is for sure: you will have plenty to talk about on the way back! 

Itinerary

Ideal for Families

After collecting you from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg or Pretoria early morning (any time from 5h15 and 6h30 depending on what arrangement has been made), we travel to Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Please note: The drive time from Johannesburg and Pretoria to Pilanesberg Game Reserve is between 2 to 3-hours long. However, it may take longer depending on where we pick up guests and morning traffic in that area. We also stop off along the route for refreshments and a quick breakfast meal (optional and for your own account).

We plan to arrive at Pilanesberg Game Reserve between 9h00 and 9h15. You meet your safari guide and depart at 9h30 for a morning guided safari tour in an open safari vehicle.

Please note: The morning game drive is between 2½ to 3 hours long. The exact timing depends on what you see and whether you spend a bit longer at an exciting animal sighting.

From 12h00 and 13h00, enjoy a light lunch and cool-drink at Pilanesberg Centre which overlooks a large waterhole. There’s a small shop at Pilanesberg Centre where you can buy drinks and snacks for later.

The afternoon game drive is in our closed tour vehicle and is 1½-hours long. Again, the exact timing depends on what you see and how long you spend at an animal sighting.

We plan to leave Pilanesberg at 15h30 for our return to Johannesburg. 

Please note: The visit to Sun City is optional. You can choose to spend the afternoon in Pilanesberg Game Reserve on an afternoon game drive in our closed vehicle.

Arrive back in Johannesburg or Pretoria between 19h00 and 19h30 (exact drop-off time depends on where you need to be dropped off and traffic in the area at that time of day).

Thurs, Dec 22 – Morning Tour – 5:30am

Fri, Dec 23 – Morning Tour – 5:30am

Sat, Dec 24 – Morning Tour – 5:30am

Book Now – $219 per person


Pilanesberg Full Day Guided Open Vehicle Safari Drive – 6 hrs

Description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided open vehicle safari drive 
  • Up close and personal game viewing
  • Lunch in the Pilanesberg

About Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa’s fourth largest game park, is situated in a crater in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province. This crater is the product of a volcano that erupted many millions of years ago. This extinct volcano has evolved to become one of the most fascinating landscapes for you to visit. By the Genesis project the majority of South Africa’s wildlife is now found in the Pilanesberg game reserve.

The park covers an area of 55 000 hectares. More than 7000 animals live here in a free and unhindered environment. Pilanesberg is home to all of the BIG 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion) and we guarantee that you will be able to tick off most on your list of game sightings! Other animals that you may encounter are zebra, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, hippo, crocodile, jackal, wild cat, various antelope as well as over 300 bird species…the list is endless.

Pilanesberg offers over 200 km of roads for guided or self-drive game viewing. On our tour you enjoy an extensive game drive conducted by an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide who will answer all your questions about the fascinating wildlife and environment. Bring your camera to have a permanent record of all the wild animals and the spectacular landscape this National Park has to offer.

Itinerary

Full Day Guided Open Vehicle safari drive

You will make your own way to the Bosele Camp at the Manyane Entrance gate into the National Park, where you will meet your guide. Once you have met guide, you depart on an exciting morning open 4×4 safari vehicle safari drive in search of the Animals that inhabit the National Park. Our guides are knowledgeable and will give you in depth information on the animal you are viewing and try their out-most to find the members of the Big 5. During the heat of the day you will enjoy lunch at one of the many rest camps in the National Park before departing on an afternoon open vehicle safari drive, arriving back at the Bosele Camp between 15:00 – 15:15

Thurs, Dec 22 – Morning Tour – 5:30am

Fri, Dec 23 – Morning Tour – 5:30am

Sat, Dec 24 – Morning Tour – 5:30am

Book Now – $118 per person