Post project Johannesburg - Jo'berg
Visit Soweto & the Apartheid Museum
Tour a gold mine or visit Cradle of Humankind and Magaliesberg

    From "Johannesburg [is]
    metropolis economy. It is the center of a vast
    urban economy. It is the center of a vast urban
    center of a vast urban industrial complex that
    industrial complex that covers most of the
    covers most of the province of the province of
    Gauteng. Home to more than 6 province of
    Gauteng. Home to more than 6 to more than 6
    million people, it sprawls across than 6 million
    people, it sprawls across the million people, it
    sprawls across the featureless plains of the
    mile-high highveld...
    the featureless plains of the mile-high highveld...
    featureless plains of the mile-high highveld...

    Jo'burg, as it is known, owes its existence to
    vast underground riches [of gold] Although
    substantial deposits were recorded as early as
    1881, gold was officially discovered here in
    1886 by an Australian, George Harrison, who
    stumbled on a surface deposit while
    prospecting on the Witwatersrand (White-Water
    Ridge). Unknown to him, he was standing atop
    the world's richest gold reef, and his discovery
    sparked a gold rush unrivaled in history. Gold
    remains the lifeblood of Johannesburg, and
    ringing the city are the mines, now descending
    more than 3 km (2 mi) into the earth, from which
    the precious yellow metal is extracted.

    To understand Johannesburg, you have to
    think in four dimensions -- the first three are
    height, depth, and width. It's one of the highest
    cities in the world, built on the deepest mines in
    the world, and it spreads out in every direction,
    devouring open land at an alarming pace, with
    subterranean connections that link it to its water
    supplies in faraway KwaZulu-Natal and even
    neighboring countries. The fourth dimension is
    time. It's a dynamic place that changes at a rate
    most visitors can't quite seem to understand,
    and the inhabitants of this frenetic city are
    constantly on the move. Johannesburg is
    caught in this endless dance, as people pour in
    from all over the country following the lure of

    Less than an hour north of Johannesburg lies
    Pretoria, the country's capital. Though it was
    once a bastion of hard-line Afrikanerdom, the
    town now has a refreshing cosmopolitan breeze
    blowing through the streets. In addition to its
    several historic buildings, Pretoria is renowned
    for its jacaranda trees, whose purple blossoms
    blanket the city in September and October.

    Just on the outskirts of Johannesburg and
    Pretoria is the Cradle of Humankind and the
    Magaliesberg. The Cradle is a World Heritage
    Site with a spectacularly rich fossil record. It is
    there that the remains of the first hominid,
    Australopithecus, were found, as well as
    records of the earliest known use of fire. For
    the wild at heart who want to escape the city
    limits, the Magaliesberg area offers a restful
    break, with lovely mountain scenery, farmlands,
    and quiet country roads."

    The Apartheid Museum at Gold Reef City in
    Johannesburg, the only museum of its kind in
    the world, stands as a stark and grim reminder
    of the darkest period of South Africa's history. It
    has drawn acclaim from all quarters and has
    become a regular stop on the itinerary of
    visiting dignitaries. Like a trip to Nelson
    Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island it has
    become an almost obligatory stop for any visitor
    on a trip to the country.
All Inclusive - accommodations Bed & Breakfast,
all activities & entrance fees, ground transport
(does not include air fare)
(Cost is dependent on the strength of the US$ at
time of payment & flux in hotel, meal & transport
fees) - - Please check with us for current price