Enjoy a walking tour through the heart of the Johannesburg city centre, also referred to as the city of gold. Walk past Chancellor House, from where Nelson Mandela & Oliver Tambo ran the first black legal practice in the country during the 1950’s. Visit Mad Giant, a renowned local craft brewery, to experience the tastes and craftmanship of the newly established craft beer industry. Then we’re off to the Johannesburg City Library that opened in 1935, designed by architect John Perry in an Italianate style and regarded as one of the most impressive buildings built in the city during the 1930’s. Walk past Luthuli House, the headquarters of the African National Congress, followed by the Johannesburg City Hall, an Edwardian building constructed in 1914, the Rissik Street Post Office, built in 1897 during the time of Paul Kruger, the Anglo American Corporation founded by Sir Ernest Oppenheimer in 1917 and Beyers Naude Square (formerly Market Square). Finally we continue to the Johannesburg Magistrate Court, scene of two car bomb explosions in 1987, during the ANC’s armed struggled against Apartheid. Our walk concludes at the clay sculpture of Walter and Albertina Sisulu, prominent activists during the Apartheid era. The sculpture depicts their love for each other and the South African nation.
Tour Start Date & Time
Departure Time: Daily from Sandton hotels at ± 09h00
Return Time: ± 15h00
Includes: Includes return transfers from Sandton hotels | View from the top of the Carlton Centre | Lunch (drinks & gratuity will be for guests’ own account)
Excludes: Drinks & gratuity
Note: English Commentary only | Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen
Price valid: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2022