Pretoria is also called the Jacaranda City for all the Jacaranda trees lining the streets are especially beautiful in September/October when these trees bloom and turn the city purple! It is the administrative capital of South Africa and has lots of history to offer.
A visit to Gold Reef City is a comprehensive and colourful depiction of mining life at the turn of the nineteenth century. This tour includes a visit to Gold Reef City, a replica of old-time Johannesburg. You will not only hear how Johannesburg had its origins, but see, feel and taste it.
Soweto (South Western Townships) might be famous as South Africa’s hotspot during the 70’s, but few know that there is so much more to Soweto. Today it is a must see cultural melting pot for a better understanding of South Africa and its people!
Pretoria has long been known as the administrative capital of South Africa, and indeed, visitors will experience this beautiful city, also known as the Jacaranda City named after the purple blooms in Spring, from an historical point of view. Included in this tour is the Heia Safari Ranch where you may see some wildlife mixed with a cultural experience.
This Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour departs from Johannesburg for an excursion of Pretoria, SA's administrative capital, visiting some of the historical sites and places of interest. The highlights are theVoortrekker Monument, Kruger House, Church Square and the Union Buildings. After lunch an excursion is made to the working Cullinan Diamond Mine at Cullinan, original source of the famous diamond in the British Crown Jewels.
At Southern Circle Tours & Safaris we offer a comprehensive array of guided tours and longer packages. From a countrywide network of scheduled tours with guaranteed departures, specialised group travel and tailor-made itinerary design, to your dream wedding package that will be the envy of your friends! We arrange your entire holiday from the time you arrive with us in Africa until you unfortunately have to return home.
Only 45 minutes from the famous "goldfields" of South Africa around Johannesburg, nestling in a peaceful rural valley, lies the invaluable and ancient "Cradle of Humankind" - a place where our ancestors once roamed.
Some of these ancestors of modern humans faced extinction many millions of years ago. Others became part of a long evolutionary journey to the present day. Today their fossilised remains hold many clues to our beginnings, and perhaps even a key to our future.