Excursions in Johannesburg

66 excursions and activities in Johannesburg are offered at reasonable prices and may be booked online.

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Can Johannesburg really be seen in a single day?

Having the opportunity to take part in some excursions and day trips during your stay in Johannesburg can make your trip more enjoyable. For example, you can visit the Lesedi Cultural Village, Hartbeespoort Dam, and the Cradle of Humankind. You can also enjoy the Lion and Safari Park and the Marievale Bird Sanctuary.

Pilanesberg National Park

Located in the North West province of South Africa, Pilanesberg National Park is a great way to experience wildlife. This reserve is home to over 7000 animals including the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo). It also has 360 different bird species.

The park is ideal for those who want to see plenty of animals on a single day. The best time to visit is during spring or fall, when the park is less overgrown. A hot air balloon safari is also a great way to enjoy the views.

You can choose to do a self-drive safari or have a guided tour. You can also opt for a multi-day safari, in which you can spend several days exploring the park.

Pilanesberg National Park

Cradle of Humankind

Located in the Gauteng province of South Africa, Cradle of Humankind is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is home to fossils of the earliest ancestors of humans. The fossils in the site reveal the history of our ancestors and their environment. The cradle is a must-see for those who enjoy archeology.

The site was first discovered in 1896 by G. Martignalia. It contains a number of spectacular flow stone formations. It was declared a World Heritage Site in December 1999.

There are many tours to the site. The cheapest option is a group tour, but private trips are also available. These include a driver and transport to and from the site.

Cradle of Humankind

Lesedi Cultural Village

Located on the outskirts of Johannesburg, Lesedi is an African cultural village which demonstrates the different cultures of the continent. This excursion and day trip includes transport and an authentic African lunch at the Nyama Choma Restaurant.

The Lesedi Cultural Village consists of five tribal villages, each one representing a different culture. A guide will walk you through each, pointing out the differences in architecture and traditions of each tribe.

The Ndebele tribe is famous for its colorfully crafted homes. The Giant Ingoma is the name of a song and dance performed by all of the villages.

The Lesedi Culture Village also features a multimedia presentation on the history of the Rainbow Nation. The tour is split into groups for a more comprehensive experience.

Lion and Safari Park

Taking a Lion and Safari Park excursion from Johannesburg will offer the chance to see African wildlife up close. Visitors can expect to spend at least two hours at the park, and there are a variety of activities for guests to choose from.

Several companies offer day tours to the park. Most include round-trip transport from the hotel in Johannesburg, as well as admission to the park. If you want to add additional attractions, there are also multi-day tours that will take you to other areas of South Africa.

Many tour companies will also include lunch and entrance fees. You may also choose to have a private tour that lets you have a customized itinerary.

Hartbeespoort Dam

Located 90 minutes north of Johannesburg, Hartbeespoort Dam is a popular destination for weekend holiday-makers from the city. This scenic valley between the Witwatersberg and Magaliesberg mountains is the perfect backdrop for a variety of adventure activities.

You will be able to view the dam from the surrounding hiking trails and from the dam's wall. You can also visit the Elephant Sanctuary and see African elephants in action.

Other activities include a boat cruise along the dam, sailing and waterskiing. If you are looking for something a little more adventurous, you can try hot air ballooning.

The aerial cableway at Hartbeespoort offers great views of the dam and surrounding areas. There is a cash bar and a viewing platform at the top.

Marievale Bird Sanctuary

Located in the Gauteng province, Marievale Bird Sanctuary is a wetlands and wildlife reserve that is free to visit. This is a 10 km2/4 mi2 reserve that has four bird hides and a picnic area.

Marievale is a Ramsar Convention-designated wetland that is home to over 230 bird species. Among the more rare birds are the African marsh harrier, Bushveld Pipit, short-toed Rock Thrush and Fawn-coloured Lark. During summer, the reserve is home to over 3500 birds.

The habitat of the sanctuary is grassland, reedbeds and shallow open water. The deeper sections are usually less productive. Pockets of shallow water host a variety of ducks, including Yellow-billed and White-faced Whistling ducks, Spur-winged and Egyptian Gees, Grey and Purple Herons.

The most beautiful places in Johannesburg

Located in South Africa, Johannesburg is the largest city in the country and its economy is largely based on the gold mining industry. But this bustling city is also home to Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and other iconic figures. Here are some of the most beautiful places to visit in Johannesburg.

Pilanesberg National Park

Located in South Africa's North West Province, Pilanesberg National Park is a unique place to visit. It's not only a malaria-free wildlife destination, but it's also one of the country's most popular parks. Featuring an ancient volcanic crater, Pilanesberg is a great spot to see thousands of animals. You'll have the opportunity to see Africa's Big Five, as well as hundreds of different species of birds.

The best time to visit Pilanesberg is in the dry winter months from May to September. You'll have a chance to see some wild dogs, cheetah, leopard, and other animals. However, it can be very chilly during the winter.

Gold Reef City

Located near Johannesburg, South Africa, Gold Reef City is an entertainment destination that boasts many exciting attractions. Its buildings are inspired by the city's historic gold rush era. The park has several theme park rides, a casino, hotels, and restaurants. It's a perfect destination for families and adventure-seekers.

Gold Reef City's museum is a must-see for visitors to South Africa. It features an actual gold vein and a series of historical exhibits. The museum also gives visitors a glimpse into the mining life of the turn of the nineteenth century.

The park offers a wide variety of rides and activities, including a high-speed roller coaster called Jozi Express. Originally titled White Lightnin' at Carowinds, this ride is great for thrill seekers.

Market Theatre complex

During the period of apartheid, the Market Theatre was the symbol of the struggle for democracy. The theatre's mission was to give voice to the voiceless and to challenge the regime. It was also a platform for the performing arts.

Today, the Market Theatre is the Newton Cultural Centre and it remains one of the most iconic buildings in Johannesburg. Its artistic policy encourages the creation of new dramatic writing to help South Africans thrive in the era of democracy. The theatre's staff is tasked with keeping the best artistic standards.

The Market Theatre was founded in 1976 by Barney Simon and Mannie Manim. Its name came from the former fruit and vegetable market in the suburb of Newtown.

Hector Pieterson Museum & Memorial

Located in Orlando West, Soweto, the Hector Pieterson Museum is a historical site that commemorates the students who died in the Soweto Uprising. It is a museum and memorial that is dedicated to the lives of all children killed by apartheid tyranny.

Hector Pieterson was a 12 year old schoolboy when he was shot in Soweto in 1976. He was a member of a group of students who had protested against the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in township schools.

Hector Pieterson's death was captured in a photograph taken by Sam Nzima, a photographer who worked for The World newspaper in Johannesburg. His photograph of a fellow student carrying Hector's limp body became a symbol of resistance against apartheid.

South African Museum of Military History

Located in Johannesburg's Saxonwold neighborhood, the South African Museum of Military History is one of the most popular museums in the city. The museum houses the most extensive collection of South Africa's military history. The collection includes over 44 000 items, including art, weapons, uniforms and photographs.

The museum's mission is to educate visitors about the country's military and wartime actions. It also contains a library and archive material. The museum has more than 80 thousand visitors a year.

The main courtyard of the museum features field guns and memorials. The museum also offers guided tours. The most popular section of the museum is the medicine at war exhibit, which displays Zulu's traditional healing during the Anglo-Zulu war. It also features a life-size reconstruction of a trench, with a description of what life was like in the trenches.

Addo Elephant National Park

Located in South Africa's Eastern Cape, Addo Elephant National Park is the third largest national park in the country. It is home to large herds of elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes and other wildlife. It also provides an excellent chance to see the elusive southern right whale and great white shark.

Addo Elephant National Park offers a number of ways to enjoy the park. For example, you can take a self-drive safari or join a guided tour. There are also a number of hiking trails in the park.

The museum at Addo Elephant National Park is full of interesting information about the park and the animals that live there. A walking safari is a great way to get up close to the wildlife. You can also try a horseback ride.

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