Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city and had sprung up in the 1880’s, after the discovery of a rich vein of gold. Now it is a mighty commercial and industrial centre.
The city centre is dominated by mine dumps and skyscrapers. Yet it’s concrete heart is girded by a green belt of parks, nature reserves, walking trails and game parks. The population in Johannesburg is now around 2 ½ million .
Highlights of the Johannesburg tour:
- Carlton centre. From the 50th floor you can have a panoramic view of Johannesburg
- Museum Africa, which has opened in 1994, is Johannesburg principle history and cultural museum.
- Highlights of the Soweto tour:
- Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital.
- University Campus
- One of the informal settlements
- Winnie Mandela and Art bishop Desmond Tutu’s home in ‘Beverly Hills’
- Hector Peterson Memorial Museum
- Nelson Mandela’s house: a guided tour of his previous home.
- Winnie Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home in ‘Beverly Hills’
- Regina Mundi Catholic Church. - The largest Roman Catholic Church in South Africa.