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Tours from Johannesburg

Wildlife and Scenic Johannesburg Safari Tours

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1 Day Pretoria City Tour (Code: SCJP)

Depart from Johannesburg for an excursion of Pretoria, the country’s administrative capital, and one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa. We visit some historical sites and places of interest. The highlights are the Voortrekker Monument, Kruger House, Church Square, Melrose House and the Union Buildings.

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Pretoria and Cullinan Diamond Mine Day Tour (Code: SCJM)

Depart from Johannesburg for a tour of Pretoria, also called The Jacaranda City for the thousands of Jacaranda trees which line its streets and transform the city to a purple wonderland during Spring when the trees are in full bloom. We visit the Union Buildings, designed by the famous Architect, Sir Herbert Baker and regarded as one of the country’s architectural masterpieces. We also visit the Voortrekker Monument which bears testament to a people’s pioneering spirit before visiting the period museum which is Melrose House.  The Anglo Boer War officially ended here with the signing of the peace treaty of Vereeniging in 1902 After lunch (optional) an excursion is made to the working Cullinan Diamond Mine, also known as the Premier Diamond Mine. This mine has uncovered some of the largest diamonds in the world today and the mine lies over one of the biggest kimberlite pipes in the world. The mine is also the original source of the famous diamond in the British Crown Jewels. A 2 hour conducted surface tour of the mine consists of a video of underground mining, a display of rough diamonds in Diamond House, visit the mine shaft in operation, see the 32 ha big hole and view diamond cutting and polishing

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1 Day Johannesburg City Tour (Code: SCJC)

Some of the highlights of this tour are the prestigious Northern Suburbs of Sandton, Rosebank and Houghton. This tour won’t be complete without a visit to Constitution Hill, home of the Constitutional Court, also the site of the notorious Old Fort Prison. A drive through the cosmopolitan Hillbrow, a colourful insight to South Africa’s “Manhattan” is also included.

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1 Day Soweto City Tour (Code: SCJW)

The tour includes a visit to the new Prestige Park and Orlando West, travelling past homes of the rich and famous, houses of Winnie Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We also stop at the Mandela House Museum, as well as the Hector Peterson memorial and museum for a glimpse into the history of SOWETO.

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Gold Reef City Half Day Tour (Code: SCJG)

Take a trip into the bowels of a gold mine and travel back in time as you take a ride on a penny-farthing or stroll through the streets. Do not miss the Mineworkers “Gumboot dancing” which is another highlight of this tour.  Return to your hotel after the four hour tour.

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7 Day Vic Falls, Chobe and Okavango Delta Safari

DAY 1. Johannesburg – Vic Falls (Vic Falls, Chobe and Okavango Delta) We commence on this tour of the Vic Falls, Chobe and Okavango Delta from Johannesburg and fly from the O R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg to Vic Falls Airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest af the afternoon is at your own leisure to explore the area. Overnight at the Kingdom Hotel. DAY 2. Vic Falls The Victoria Falls is in its 150 millionth fantastic year, truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell, the humbling feeling that this may indeed be nature’s supreme masterpiece. Nothing prepares one for your first sight of the falls. On this guided tour, you will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest. We return to the hotel later or you can do our own exploring. Later this afternoon embark on a 2-hour Sundowner Cruise including finger snacks, beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks on the Zambezi River. The cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. You have the opportunity to see a variety of game including hippo, crocodile, elephant and sometimes even rhino, as well as many bird species. Overnight at the Kingdom Hotel. Day 3. Vic Falls – Chobe National Park After breakfast depart for a road transfer to Chobe National Park in Botswana, 100km west of Victoria Falls. The park is home to 450 species of birds and the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. You reach your lodge and check in. Late afternoon embark on an open vehicle or boat safari depending on the lodge. Return late evening for dinner and overnight at Chobe

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5 Day Victoria Falls and Chobe Tour

DAY 1. Johannesburg – Vic Falls (Victoria Falls and Chobe) The tour to Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park departs from Johannesburg. Fly from the O R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg to Vic Falls Airport and transferred to your hotel. Later this afternoon embark on a 2-hour Sundowner Cruise including finger snacks, beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks on the Zambezi River. The cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. You have the opportunity to see a variety of game including hippo, crocodile, elephant and sometimes even rhino, as well as many bird species. Overnight at the Kingdom Hotel. DAY 2. Vic Falls The Victoria Falls is in its 150 millionth fantastic year, truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell, the humbling feeling that this may indeed be nature’s supreme masterpiece. Nothing prepares one for your first sight of the falls. On this guided tour, you will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest. We return to the hotel later or you can do our own exploring. Early evening you are transferred to the Boma Place of Eating. This is not just another ethnic restaurant but a rather unique cultural experience. You will be greeted in local languages and invited to take part in a hand washing ceremony before sampling traditional beer and snacks before dinner. Excellent cuisine, including a variety of game meats and traditional Zimbabwean dishes are on offer. The meal is accompanied by entertainment throughout the meal from traditional dancers, the story teller and a local witchdoctor who is available for fortune telling. After dinner the Sangoma tells tales of the

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3 Day Victoria Falls Tour

DAY 1. Johannesburg – Livingstone – Victoria Falls tour This Victoria Falls tour commences from Johannesburg with a flight from the O R Tambo International Airport to Livingstone Airport and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you have the opportunity to explore the area on your own. Overnight at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort.  (Departures from Cape Town and Durban is possible with added flights). DAY 2. Victoria Falls The Victoria Falls is in its 150 millionth fantastic year! Truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell, the humbling feeling that this may indeed be nature’s supreme masterpiece. Nothing prepares one for your first sight of the falls. On this guided tour, you will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest. We return to the hotel later or you can do our own exploring. Later this afternoon embark on a 2-hour Sundowner Cruise. We enjoy finger snacks, beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks on the Zambezi River. The cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. You have the opportunity to see a variety of game including hippo, crocodile, elephant and sometimes even rhino! Overnight at the hotel. 3. Victoria Falls – Johannesburg – Return Flight After breakfast you can do and some last-minute exploring on your own such as optional flights by helicopter or fixed wing aircraft. Then you are transferred to the local airport for your flight to Johannesburg arriving mid-afternoon.

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3 Day Vic Falls Explorer Tour

DAY 1. Johannesburg – Victoria Falls We start the Victoria Falls tour in Johannesburg and fly from the O R Tambo International Airport to Vic Falls Airport and transferred to your hotel. Later this afternoon embark on a 2-hour Sundowner Cruise including finger snacks, beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks on the Zambezi River. The cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. You have the opportunity to see a variety of game including hippo, crocodile, elephant and sometimes even rhino, as well as many bird species. Overnight at the Kingdom Hotel. DAY 2. Vic Falls The Victoria Falls is in its 150 millionth fantastic year, truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell, the humbling feeling that this may indeed be nature’s supreme masterpiece. Nothing prepares one for your first sight of the falls. On this guided tour, you will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest. We return to the hotel later or you can do our own exploring. Early evening you are transferred to the Boma Place of Eating.. This is not just another ethnic restaurant but a rather unique cultural experience. You will be greeted in local languages and invited to take part in a hand washing ceremony before sampling traditional beer and snacks before dinner. Excellent cuisine, including a variety of game meats and traditional Zimbabwean dishes are on offer. The meal is accompanied by entertainment throughout the meal from traditional dancers, the story teller and a local witchdoctor who is available for fortune telling. After dinner the Sangoma tells tales of the country’s folklore, culture and heritage. The highlight

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5 Day Sossusvlei Namibian Explorer

Day 1. WINDHOEK Mid-morning flight from Johannesburg to Windhoek. On arrival transfer to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore the area before we travel to Sossusvlei. Day 2. WINDHOEK – NAMIB DESERT Depart Windhoek late morning and travel via the scenic Spreetshoogte Pass and Solitaire into the Namib Desert the oldest and driest desert on earth. Late afternoon check into the hotel. Day 3. SOSSUSVLEI Enter the Namib-Naukluft Park early morning and watch the first sun rays change the dunes into a picturesque lunar-like scene. Travel from the Tsauchab River Valley to the Sossusvlei surrounded by some of the highest sand dunes in the world. After a picnic lunch under Camelthorn trees, return to the lodge via the Sesriem Canyon and awe at the rock formations. Sundowner drive to Marble Mountain. Overnight at your lodge. Day 4. SOSSUSVLEI – WINDHOEK After breakfast travel back to Windhoek via the Remshoogte Pass arriving mid-afternooon. Overnight at the hotel. Day 5. WINDHOEK – JOHANNESBURG Morning at leisure before departing around midday to the airport for return flight to Johannesburg.

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9 Day Namibia Explorer Tour

Day 1 Mid-morning departure from Johannesburg to Windhoek. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight – CLASSIC AVANI Windhoek Hotel (B/B) or similar. Day 2 After breakfast, depart for Swakopmund, nestling between desert dunes and the Atlantic Ocean, arriving early afternoon. Overnight at your hotel. Day 3 Today is at leisure in the town of Swakopmund to explore or take part in the many activities on offer. Overnight at the hotel. Day 4 Travelling north and explore the pre-historic rock art at Twyfelfontein. The area is strewn with boulders, all dotted with engravings and paintings, some dating back to over 6000 years. Features in the area include the Organ Pipes, considered to be over 130 million years old, Burnt Mountain and the Petrified Forest. Visit the Welwitschia Mirabilis, the oldest desert plant on earth and thereafter travel to a Damara Traditional Village before proceeding to our lodge situated on the edge of the Damaraland. Overnight at the lodge. Day 5 After breakfast travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amounts of wildlife and landscape. On arrival at the camp, check in and the rest of the day is at leisure. Optional activity is an afternoon game drive in open vehicle – book direct with the lodge. Overnight in the camp. Day 6 Inside Etosha National Park, embark on a full day of searching for Africa’s amazing wildlife! Herbivores such as zebra, elephant, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok abound. Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhino is often seen. Overnight at your lodge. Day 7 Another day game viewing searching for the rare black-faced Impala or Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara Dik-Dik. Overnight at your lodge. Day 8 After breakfast depart for Windhoek with a stop at the craft market in the main street of the capital city, en-route to our

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3 Day Kruger National Park Explorer Tour (Code: SCJK)

DAY 1.   Johannesburg – Kruger Park Our first day on tour to the Kruger Park takes us from Johannesburg via Middelburg and Nelspruit to the famous Kruger National Park. Enter in the south where our encounter with Africa’s amazing wildlife commences. We search for the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) amongst many other species of animals such as giraffe, zebra and antelope such as kudu, nyala, impala, etc, etc. Arrive at the camp late afternoon for dinner and overnight. Overnight in a Bungalow. DAY 2.  Kruger Safari Tour We devote today to game viewing in search of the Kruger National Park’s ‘Big Five’ amongst other animals. We arrive back at our camp at sunset for dinner and overnight. An optional night drive in an open safari vehicle utilising high powered spotlights to find the nocturnal animals is available.  Overnight in a bungalow. DAY 3.   Panoramic Route – Gauteng After a final game drive and breakfast, we drive via Kowyn’s Pass to the Escarpment and visit The Pinnacle, God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Blyde River Canyon.  Then, unfortunately, we are at the end of our tour and have to return and arrive in Johannesburg late afternoon.

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Southern Circle Tours & Safaris offer a number of guided tours from Johannesburg. Some return to Johannesburg and some continue to other destinations such as the sub-tropical holiday city of Durban!  These tours take you via the Kruger National Park, Panoramic Route, the kingdom of eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland), Zululand and you finally arrive in Durban. Most noteworthy is that you can depart from Johannesburg or in reverse from Durban. Enjoy traveling along panoramic routes with our day safari tours of South Africa.

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Experience a True African Wildlife Adventure with Our Unforgettable Johannesburg Safari Tours

These tours include some of the country’s most exceptional scenery, local cultures, and extensive wildlife opportunities. One can join shorter guided tours from Johannesburg to the Kruger Park at affordable prices. Book your 3-day, 4-day or 5-day Kruger Park safari’s from Johannesburg to enjoy the best of South Africa’s wildlife. Most of the shorter guided tours from Johannesburg also return to Johannesburg.

Start your safari experience by traveling from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park for adventurous wildlife trips. Enjoy the sight of magnificent mountain passes, a range of African wildlife and some of the most beautiful terrains as you journey to the most popular wildlife and nature hotspots in South Africa.

Travel from Johannesburg to Durban where you embark on safari tours in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Search for the Big Five as you drive with your tour guide in an open safari vehicle throughout the nature reserve. Take a trip to Lake St Lucia for great bird viewing opportunities before ending your wildlife tour.

Brief History of Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the biggest city in Gauteng. It was established in the year 1886 when a village managed by the Health Committee found an outcrop of gold on a farm called Langlaagte. Once the discovery was made, people from across South Africa traveled to Johannesburg for their chance to claim their fortune.  Within the span of eleven years, the population grew so much that Johannesburg was declared a municipality.

Gauteng, which translates to “Place of Gold” in the Sotho language, is known to be the smallest province in South Africa, but also the richest in the country. Johannesburg has the best Central Business District in Africa. Many of the largest national and international companies have their head office located in Johannesburg.

Tips for your next African Safari departing from Johannesburg

An African safari is an unforgettable experience for both local and international tourists alike. At Southern Circle we pride ourselves with delivering quality service for our tourists. Below we have put together a few tips for tourists who will be traveling on a safari trip for the first time when booking our exciting Johannesburg safari tours.

  1. South Africa is a hot and humid country with temperatures reaching up to 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer season. Cool and comfortable clothing is advised.
  2. There will be a lot of driving and searching for animals on your safari adventure. Keep cool by drink lots of water to keep you hydrated.
  3. Bring along a camera to capture precious moments while on your safari tour. Your camera may come in handy when you spot one of the Big Five or any other animal during the safari.
  4. Ask your tour guide as many questions as you would like. Enquire about the different animals and plant life that you will encounter. Our guides are extremely knowledgeable on all the destinations that you will travel to.

When is the best time to go on a safari?

Although tourists can travel on a safari tour throughout the year, it is advised that the best time to go on an African safari is between April and September. This is because South Africa is experiencing much cooler and dry weather conditions during these months.

It is easier to spot the animals around this time of the year as the bushes are thin. Because of little to no rain in these months, the animals can also be seen around waterholes during the day, resting and quenching their thirst.

Book one of our favorite Johannesburg Tours now.

If you are planning an unforgettable safari vacation in South Africa, book one of our extraordinary Johannesburg Safari Tours now. Click on our tour packages below for more detailed information about each package.

For longer tours also departing from Johannesburg, ending in other cities such as Cape Town, please see the Countrywide Packages.

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