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Soweto

Known for Culture, Monument and Small Town

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Dabble in an array of exciting extreme sports at this landmark location, which once served as the cooling towers of a power station. 

Journey through South Africa’s social and cultural history as you examine the relics and artifacts contained in this fascinating museum complex.

Visit the former home of Nelson Mandela to find artifacts and memorabilia relating to the life of South Africa’s most famous public figure.

Reflect on the impact and legacy of apartheid and learn about the contribution of Nelson Mandela and others to South Africa's new constitution.

From big cats and crocodiles to primates and farmyard animals, there’s an exciting collection of wildlife at this popular zoo.

Thrilling roller coasters, a 19th-century gold mine, cultural shows and a petting zoo provide entertainment for all ages at this popular theme park.

Experience the adventure of getting up close with Africa’s world-famous wildlife. Observe a pride of lions, walk with cheetahs and feed a giraffe.

Experience the life of an African village, learn about time-honored tribal customs, watch dance performances and sample traditional African cuisine. 

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Johannesburg is South Africa's wealthiest city and a thriving, happening, and cosmopolitan hub. Uncover the sights as you explore MuseuMAfricA, pass by the banking district, and absorb endless views of downtown and beyond with a visit to the “Top of Africa” at the Carlton Centre.

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Begin to understand the dark history of apartheid in 20th century South Africa with a visit to the world's pre-eminent museum on the subject. Learn about the 1948 National Party implementation of racial segregation and the years of abuse before resistance triumphed nearly 50 years later.

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Spend a half-day discovering the city of Pretoria, the seat of South Africa's executive branch of government. Stroll among grand architecture and jacaranda tree-lined streets as you visit important sites such as the Paul Kruger House, the Voortrekker Monument, and the Union Buildings.

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Venture out of Johannesburg for a day of discovery at Cradle of Humankind, the UNESCO site home to some of the world's oldest hominid fossils. Delve into paleontological mysteries at the world-famous Sterkfontein caves, and then spot wildlife as you cruise around the Lion and Safari Park.

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Explore the expansive savannahs of Lion and Safari Park on an unforgettable adventure that brings you face-to-face with Africa's incredible wildlife. As you cruise around the park in an open-air vehicle, encounter cheetahs, hyenas, antelopes, and even rare white lions in their natural habitat.

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You will be transported from your hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria to the world famous Cullinan Diamond Mine. Visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine where a diamond of 3106 Carats were discovered in 1905.