Tours and transport
For your convenience an AfricaSky representative will meet you in the arrivals hall upon your arrival.
We transport you to the Lodge and back in time for your connection flight.
AfricaSky`s driver will transport you to and from a nearby shopping mall at a minimal cost
The gautrain is a comfortable 10 min drive from the guest house. Thanks to this ultra luxury speedtrain you can be in Sandton in 11 min.
PRIVATE DAY TOURS & WILDLIFE SAFARIS
HALF & FULL-DAY TOURS
eGoli, the city built on gold.
View Gandhi Square, historical buildings; panoramic view from The Top of Africa; a traditional African Healer's store (closed on Saturday afternoons and Sundays), Museum Africa (closed on Mondays) or Constitution Hill (closed on Sundays). Drive through various suburbs and view the stately homes of the early mining magnates and the home of Dr. Nelson Mandela, then through Hillbrow - the most densely populated residential area in South Africa.
Jacarnada City, the country's administrative captital.
Visit the Voortrekker Monument - the heart of Afrikaner culture and history, Paul Kruger House & Museums or Melrose House (closed on Mondays). Stroll around Church Square - a wealth of historic architecture in the heart of the city - and see the Palace of Justice where Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. View the Staats Model School where Winston Churchill was once held prisoner. Visit the Union Buildings - the seat of government administration - and view the city from these lovely gardens, then continue along Government Avenue past the Embassies & High Commissions and Mahlabandlophu.
The story of Soweto is the story of South Africa.
Drive through the various suburbs of this city within a city. See the hostels in the old mining compound, Vista University, Regina Mundi Church and "Bara", the people's hospital. Visit the memorial to Hector Pieterson that houses the displays of the struggle of the youth against the injustices of apartheid. View Nelson Mandela's 'matchbox' house, Archbishop Desmond Tutu's home and Winnie Mandela's 'mansion'.
Recounts the political upheavals beginning in the last century and moves on to the transition from a racist state into Africa's beacon of hope. A moving experience.
(Closed on Mondays).
Recommended Combination: "Rise to Freedom" Tour - Soweto and Apartheid Museum full-day.
GOLD REEF CITY
Half and full-day tour.
A guided tour reflects the history of the discovery of gold and the lifestyle of those who worked on the mines. The underground tour reveals the mining techniques of the early 1900's and on the surface the actual pouring of gold can be seen. Visit the massive Winder House and stroll through historical mining homes. (Closed on Mondays).
A guided tour takes us through Johannesburg's notorious Old Fort Prison complex, where thousands of people were brutally punished before the dawn of democracy in 1994.
After a comfortable 2 hours drive we tour the Palace of the Lost City, stroll over Elephant Bridge, view the Valley of the Waves and visit the Entertainment Centre.
CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE
Half-day + tour
A conducted surface tour of the world famous Cullinan Diamond Mine which is the source of 25% of the world's largest and best quality diamonds. See where the world's largest clean white diamond was found and learn the history of this great mine. View diamond cutting and polishing and a chance to purchase diamonds direct from the mine's jewelry store.
LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE
Half-day + tour.
Experience true African culture. Visit four traditional tribal villages, discover the history and see spectacular traditional dancing.
Included: Lunch or dinner - Nyama Choma a great African feast.
THE CRADLE OF HUMAN KIND
A World Heritage Site
Maropeng, meaning "returning to the place of our origins" is the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. It tells the story of humankind's origins and its continuing journey into the future, the formation of the earth and all its living creatures. Go back in time on the boat ride, explore the interactive exhibits, interpretation panels and audiovisual displays and discover a world that is yours and mine. In the Tumulus there lies a journey through the formation of the earth and all its living creatures, telling the story of how life evolved over time and how we as humans evolved to be a species in control of our environment.
The Sterkfontein Valley landscape comprises a number of fossil-bearing cave deposits which are considered to be of outstanding universal value, because they encapsulate a superbly preserved record of the fauna, including an evolution of humanity, over the past 3,5 million years. Without doubt one of the world's most important sites for human evolutionary studies and researches. Many skulls and bones of ape-men including the famous cranium, Mrs. Ples, have been uncovered here. We visit the Sterkfontein Caves where spectacular eroded shapes can be seen as trained guides conduct us through a series of chambers and passages.
Experience classic Africa - the Africa of heat, thorn trees and big game.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Three and Four-day Safaris
Archetypal Africa - open country full of big game and primal wilderness - opens before you in Mpumalanga. The Kruger National Park - considered being one of the greatest game parks in the whole of Africa.
PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
Only 2 hours drive from Johannesburg, abutting Sun City, the 150 000 acre Pilanesberg National Park is centered on the calderas of an extinct volcano dating back some 100 million years. It boasts the Big Five and is a bird watcher's paradise. (Can be combined with Sun City).
CHEETAH RESEARCH CENTRE
Half-day + tour.
See endangered animals up close and learn interesting facts about their nature, habitat and way of life when taken a tour in an open safari vehicle.
(Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays only).
THE LION PARK
We first drive through the Antelope camp and view Zebra, Giraffe, Blesbok, Springbok, Gemsbok, Ostrich and Black Wildebeest. Then visit the four Lion prides of which one is a White Lion pride. We then take a stroll through Cub World, view various animal species, feed the Giraffes and play with the Lion Cubs. (Can be combined with Croc City Crocodile Farm).
CROC CITY CROCODILE FARM
Witness one of the world's most famous predators in action. Croc City Crocodile Farm boasts an impressive 800 crocodiles ranging from hatchings to species over 4m in length.
(Can be combined with The Lion Park).
RHINO & LION NATURE RESERVE
View a variety of African wildlife including Rhino, Lion, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Wildebeest, Zebra and Antelope.
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