The Gauteng province , the smallest of the 9 provinces with 20% of the SA population is host to the two largest cities in South Africa.Join your African Timeout tourist guide to compare these two cities (nearly one mega city)and show the relevant differences of use and history.

African Timeout

Collecting you at your hotel or place of residence we continue onto Johannesburg and the CBD where the first mining towns started out , Ferreiras Town, Marchall Town , as the history of Johannesburg starts in 1886 with the discovery of GOLD by the Australian George Harrison.A city that grew from nothing to a bustling town with 100 000 people in 10 years.See the expanse of Jozi from the tallest building in Africa,appreciate all the work been done to rejuvenate the inner city from a period of struggle and neglect.Johannesburg as the Gauteng provincial capital hosts the Constitutional court and a visit to this very interesting living museum is made.See the struggle of the past, the great future and experience South African architecture at its best.

After Lunch (for own account)we will take the drive through the new city of Johannesburg , Sandton on to Pretoria the Administrative Capital of South Africa
Pretoria itself was founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius, a leader of the Voortrekkers, who named it after his father Andries Pretorius. The elder Pretorius had become a national hero of the Voortrekkers after his victory over the Zulus in the Battle of Blood River. Andries Pretorius also negotiated the Sand River Convention (1852), in which Britain acknowledged the independence of the Transvaal. It became the capital of the South African Republic (ZAR) on 1 May 1860. The founding of Pretoria as the capital of the South African Republic can be seen as marking the end of the Boers' settlement movements of the Great Trek. Visiting the Voortrekker monument a marvel to the history of the area. A general drive through the city will give a great story of this city .Drive pasts of Church Square and union buildings is some of the sights in Pretoria

Duration Total Distance Departure Times Notes
8hrs 150km 09:00 Entrance fees included




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