Come and share the magic of the Rainbow Nation which IS South Africa! Constantly striving to achieve true democracy, South Africans have been through a fascinating history. This tour shares some of the journey, pain and struggle of those heroes. Witness the places and experience the diverse museums where these momentous, tumultuous years have been so well documented.
Our day begins at the legendary Apartheid Museum. This is an interactive voyage of discovery, one which takes you from the dark days of ‘whites only’ privilege, through to Nelson Mandela’s historic release. The Apartheid Museum is a multimedia experience, with documentary film snippets, texts, sound clips and live accounts, recapturing life in the dark days of South Africa.
A lunch stop will be either at Apartheid Museum or in Soweto at a local restaurant (own account), before visiting the Hector Pieterson Museum, where we start to unravel the cause of the devastating riots, before travelling past Mandela House, where you have the option of visiting this small museum (own account).
Our next significant stop is the fascinating Regina Mundi Church, site of so many of the underground meetings of the then banned political parties. Standing there, you can feel the tension; picture the intensity and the strain of those brave souls, committed at any cost to changing the way of life of a nation.
We’ll visit Soccer City, the largest stadium in Africa and fifth largest in the world. Construction on the stadium with a seating capacity of almost 95,000 started in 2007. Also known as The Calabash, this stadium hosted both the opening and final matches of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa.
It’s a fascinating tour, filled with tales of bravery and sadness, but ultimately it’s a story with the right ending.
Departs Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun between 08h30 and 09h10
Returns +/- 16h30
Children from 2 – 12 years are half price
Children from 0 – 2 years are free.