Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What to do in Jozi?

Call it Jo'burg, Jozi or Johannesburg - this city is pumping with a truly South African vibe! Unfortunately, many travelers overlook Jo'burg and hurry on to Cape Town or into the bush for safari. Not only is Jo'burg a great place to overnight and recover from jet lag, but it's also a hidden gem in terms of South African culture, cuisine and history.

New Frontiers Tours and Unwind Africa offer a wide selection of private day tours, which expose travelers to the real Johannesburg - a welcoming cosmopolitan hub and a gateway to dynamic South Africa!

A few of the top requested day tours in Jo'burg include our Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill tour which provides an opportunity to take an in-depth look at South Africa's turbulent history. For those travelers looking to be a bit more active than a vehicle-based city tour, we highly recommend our Soweto Bicycle Tour. This 4 hour tour is a locally guided ride through neighborhoods in Soweto and provides an exciting, authentic and eco-friendly way to experience the township. Travelers who prefer to add a wildlife element to their time in Jo'burg can visit the Elephant Sanctuary or the De Wildt Cheetah & Wildlife Trust. Diamond mine tours are available, as well as a visit to Pretoria (one of South Africa's three capitals) or the Cradle of Humankind and the Sterkfontein Caves.

In addition to these standard tours we can customize a private tour for your travelers, book dinner reservations at Jo'burg's top restaurants, make arrangements for art gallery visits or theater tickets...the options are endless.

Our top picks for hotel accommodations in Johannesburg include the Da Vinci, The Grace, Melrose Arch, the Michelangelo, The Peech (a great little boutique hotel) and the Saxon. There are also a wide variety of more standard hotels including the Protea and Southern Sun. Please contact your New Frontiers or Unwind Africa consultant for pricing and availability of hotels, tours and services in Johannesburg.

Photos courtesy New Frontiers Tours.

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