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Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg

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Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the highlights of Pretoria during a tour from Johannesburg. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to one of South Africa’s capitals, often called ‘Jacaranda City’ for the profusion of lavender blossoms on its tree-lined streets each spring. Walk to Church Square to see where Nelson Mandela received a life sentence in 1964 and the nearby building where he became president of South Africa three decades later. Visit the famous Voortrekker Monument and the 19th-century home of Boer leader Paul Kruger.
  • See the top landmarks of elegant Pretoria, dubbed the ‘Jacaranda City’
  • View Church Square and the Palace of Justice, where Nelson Mandela was sentenced in 1964
  • Admire the City Hall and Union Buildings, where Mandela became president in 1994
  • Visit Kruger House, the former home of Boer leader Paul Kruger
  • Learn about the history and culture of South Africa’s administrative capital
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Voortrekker Monument
Paul Kruger House
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Should your hotel not be listed, please contact us 48 hours to confirm if we will pick up and drop off from your hotel.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
11/1/2020 - 10/31/2021
Tuesday - Saturday:12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
11/1/2021 - 10/31/2022
Tuesday - Saturday:12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Begin your tour with a pickup from your Sandton or Rosebank hotel, then settle into an air-conditioned coach or minivan for the drive to Pretoria. Along the way, listen as your expert guide sets the stage with history and information about the administrative capital of South Africa.

Start your tour in Pretoria by walking with your guide along some of the tree-lined streets that explode with color every spring when the jacaranda trees bloom. These trees are the reason for the city’s unofficial moniker of ‘Jacaranda City.’ Hear about Pretoria’s origins as a Boer farming community, and how it became the capital of Transvaal—the Afrikaans name of the South African Republic—in 1860.

Continue the tour with a walk to Church Square, surrounded by some very important buildings in the country’s history. The Palace of Justice is where Nelson Mandela received a life sentence in 1964. Pause to reflect that not far away, at the Union Buildings, Mandela became the first post-apartheid president of South Africa three decades later.

See the statue of 19th-century Boer leader Paul Kruger, the first president of the South African Republic, and then tour his restored home to learn more about the figure many still call ‘Old Lion.’

Climb back into your minivan or coach for a drive to the Voortrekker Monument just outside Pretoria. This iconic stone monument is dedicated to the Voortrekkers (pioneers) who made the difficult journey in covered wagons and on foot into what is now South Africa in the 19th century to build settlements.

Relax on the drive back to your Johannesburg hotel.

Please note: The order of stops listed above is subject to change.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Church Square
Was the site of the City's first church.
Stop At:  
Voortrekker Monument
Located South of Pretoria. The granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Union Buildings
Official seat of the South African Government.
Stop At:  
Kruger House Museum
Home to the Former President of South Africa Paul Kruger.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum 2 guests required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Guests will be notified the day prior of collection time.
  • Should we recevie booking with no pick up and drop details, guests are requested to contact the office, 48 hours prior to tour departure date. failure to provide us with pick up and drop off details, will result guest not receiving a pick up time and missing the tour and no refund will be provided.
  • Children up to 3 years old require to be in a car seat.
  • Car seats are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Parents are welcome to bring along own car seat.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Cullinan Guided Journeys strictly follow the SA Government approved TBCSA Health and Safety COVID-19 Protocols. Should guests present COVID-19 symptoms, COVID testing and quarantine will be at their own cost. We recommend that you ensure that your guests take adequate personal travel insurance cover before departure from home.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cullinan Guided Journeys
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg.

    Reviews

    4.0
    star-4
    25 Reviews

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    Showing 1-10 of 25 reviews
    star-5
    The tour was very informative! It's...
    Philip_D
    , Feb 2017
    The tour was very informative! It's always good to have a native to the land tour you! Though I think this tour is very expensive (especially without a food option), I think we would have paid close to the amount for a taxi or rental to travel there.
    star-3
    Our driver collected us and 2 other...
    Evan_H
    , Jan 2017
    Our driver collected us and 2 other couples, 1 of the other couples were catching the Rovos train in Pretoria and were very tight for time , the driver drove very fast to the train and then proceeded to drive very slowly the rest of the tour . Given that ther were very few stops to make it seemed that he was spinning the tour out to make it last. All in all we did not think this tour was good value for money, our score of 3 stars is being generous. We went on other tours with other operators that were great value for money.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-1
    Driver was a hour late and didn't...
    James C
    , Aug 2016
    Driver was a hour late and didn't now how to get to several places. He did have a good voice but would not recommend this tour with this guide. He left us a lone several times.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-4
    Good way to see Pretoria. And I have...
    Angela S
    , Jun 2016
    Good way to see Pretoria. And I have to mention Lawrence who'll make everything so much funnier plus he knows he's history and politics. Great tour!
    star-4
    Great! We saw everthing we wanted to...
    Cornelia Veroni F
    , Apr 2016
    Great! We saw everthing we wanted to see. Our guide was very nice and polite.
    star-5
    The Afrikaneer history shown is...
    Carl B
    , Mar 2016
    The Afrikaneer history shown is Pretoria is both surprising and moving. It was very worthwhile to make this side trip.
    star-4
    This tour gives you some insight on...
    Riquelmy M
    , Jan 2016
    This tour gives you some insight on the colonization of South Africa by the Dutch. It definitely helps you understand the present culture and why things are the way they currently are.
    star-1
    Full day with lunch turned into half...
    Raymond E
    , Oct 2014
    Full day with lunch turned into half day without lunch and the streets of Pretoria were all torn to hell. Looked just like Texas.
    star-5
    Exceptional experiences and worth to do...
    shawng l
    , Aug 2014
    Exceptional experiences and worth to do this tour .. Five stars to our guide
    star-4
    Nice with many museum and sightseein...
    yoshihiro T
    , May 2014
    Nice with many museum and sightseein spots, but other than those, I myself like to see and feel more daily life of citizens, such as market or downtowns.

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