This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history. The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story.
Vilakazi Street, located in the vibrant heart of Soweto, Johannesburg, is a place of immense historical and cultural significance. It’s the only street in the world that can boast being home to two Nobel Prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. As delegates, you should know that this iconic street offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in South Africa’s rich history and heritage. Stroll along its sidewalks, visit the Mandela House Museum, where Nelson Mandela once lived, and explore the vibrant local markets and eateries. Vilakazi Street serves as a powerful reminder of the struggle for freedom and the indomitable spirit of South Africa.
Constitution Hill is a living museum that tells the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy. The site is a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past and, today, is home to the country’s Constitutional Court, which endorses the rights of all citizens.
The Voortrekker Monument is a symbol of immense historical significance in South Africa. Delegates should know that it stands as a monument to commemorate the pioneering spirit and sacrifices of the Voortrekkers, early Dutch-speaking settlers who embarked on the Great Trek across the country during the 19th century. The monument’s design is both architecturally impressive and rich in symbolism, reflecting the resilience and determination of those who sought freedom and a new life in the interior of South Africa. Visitors can explore its thought-provoking exhibitions, delve into South Africa’s complex history, and take in breathtaking panoramic views from the top. It’s a place where history comes to life, offering a deeper understanding of the nation’s past and the stories that have shaped its future.
The Cradle of Humankind Site comprises a strip of a dozen dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossilised remains of ancient forms of animals, plants and most importantly, hominids. The dolomite in which the caves formed, started out as coral reefs growing in a worm shallow sea about 2.3 billion years.
Gold Reef City’s Heritage Tour offers unique insight into the historical world of Johannesburg’s gold rush. This interactive history lesson brings to life the founding of Johannesburg and the discovery of gold on the reef – it doesn’t get more real than descending 75 meters underground to discover the riches of South Africa’s history on an underground mine tour or witnessing the magnificent glow of a live gold pour.
This Botanical Garden was founded in 1982, but has been a popular venue for outings since the 1800’s. The Garden and nature reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife with about 240 bird species recorded on site. A breeding pair of Verreaux’s Eagles nest on the cliffs near the waterfall. For more information:
The Lion Park, an established tourist destination, well loved by locals and foreigners alike, became a popular experience for all over the last 50 years. Having moved to the Cradle of Humankind in July 2016, this new must-see world class facility, called Lion and Safari Park, offers guests a memorable experience.
Maboneng, is a Sesotho word meaning “place of light”, a fitting name for a district that has fast become a centre of creatives. This magical urban neighbourhood is the centre of creative energy with a mix of restaurants, coffee shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries, retail and studio space. The precinct draws the inner-city public as well as the chic, art-going crowd of the city’s suburbs, bringing life back to this downtown Johannesburg neighbourhood.
Durban: Where the Beach is Life
Durban, situated on South Africa’s eastern coast along the Indian Ocean, is renowned for its warm waters and fantastic beaches. The Golden Mile, a bustling stretch of sandy shoreline, is the city’s beachfront jewel. Here, you can swim, sunbathe, or take a leisurely stroll along the promenade. Durban is also a hub for water sports, with opportunities for surfing, paddleboarding, and more. If you’re looking for a more relaxed beach experience, head to Umhlanga Rocks, known for its tranquil beaches and vibrant dining scene. Durban is where beach life comes alive, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.
Cape Town – Beach Lover’s Paradise
Cape Town, nestled at the southern tip of Africa, is a coastal gem renowned for its breathtaking beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. For our delegates seeking sun-kissed beaches and unforgettable encounters with nature, Cape Town is a paradise waiting to be explored. With a multitude of pristine beaches, you’re spoiled for choice. Spend your leisure time lounging on pristine sandy shores, like the iconic Clifton Beaches, where the turquoise waters invite you to bask in the South African sun. And don’t miss the remarkable spectacle of African penguins at Boulders Beach, where you can get up close to these charming creatures in their natural habitat. Cape Town’s unique fusion of coastal allure and wildlife wonder is an experience you won’t want to miss.