Our Soweto and Lion Park tour is designed for those travelers wanting to experience the Culture and Wildlife offered in South Africa.
On our way to Soweto we pass by the National Football Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. We enter the Diepkloof area, where we will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything.
In Orlando West we visit Vilakazi Street- drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will have an opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day an innocent little boy called Hector Pieterson gave up his life and kick-started the liberation of South Africa.
During this Soweto tour we will pass by the Mandela House. A visit into the museum is optional.
We continue our Soweto tour driving into one of the shanty towns where you get to interact with some of the locals.
On this full day tour our registered tour guide takes you on a tour through the Lion Park, a natural habitat only 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg. The park is home to more than 85 lions and other carnivores like the cheetah, hyena and wild dog.
Lion Park is home to the rare white lion, so make sure you bring your camera for some exclusive shots.
At Cub World you can observe baby lions, how cute is that? And when you are not frightened by tall animals with long necks, you can also feed the giraffes and ostriches!
The tour duration includes the trip to- and from the Lion Park. You can enjoy approximately 2 hours inside the park
After pick-up in Johannesburg, we make our way to the bustling city of Soweto. The first landmark we pass is the famous FNB Soccer City stadium that was built to host the 2010 World Cup Soccer Tournament.
Arriving in Diepkloof, we spend some time walking around the dusty streets of an informal settlement, pass by vendors selling their wares and learn more about the way people live in the community.
Next stop is the vibrant Vilakazi Street in Orlando West which is the epicenter of entertainment and cultural diversity in Soweto. Your guide will point out important heritage landmarks that commemorate the city’s struggle for freedom and equality during the apartheid era.
A visit to Mandela House is optional. It’s the home of the iconic Nelson Mandela and around the corner is the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Both great men were recipients of a Nobel Peace Prize.
We leave Soweto and make out way to the Lion & Safari Park, located north of Johannesburg. The safari park is home to more than 85 lions and an array of wild animals and birdlife. Guests are taken on a 45-minute mini-game drive in an open safari vehicle and have close-up encounters with the park’s beautiful Big Cats.
Return to Cub World for refreshments (own cost) and a short time being introduced to the young cubs at the safari park. You might even have time to feed the giraffe and ostriches at Cub World.
After a lovely morning, we drive back to Johannesburg and your guide drops you back to where you are staying.
Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
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Amazing enriching tour.