Cross Country Tour
Dusk till Dawn also offers a cross country tour that needs to be booked in advance. The tour starts in Johannesburg via the Drakensburg and then straight through to the Wild Coast. It is an eleven day tour which can be extended or shortened depending on one’s needs and the cost per person differs exponentially depending on the number of people.
Soweto, the biggest settlement area in South Africa, on the South Western part of Johannesburg, was established for Black people in 1931. Soweto has a rich history of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa.
The houses of two Nobel Peace Prize Winners – former President Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Tutu are situated here.
Don’t forget while in Soweto visit the Credo Mutwa Cultural Village which is located in the heart of Soweto, the Credo Mutwa Cultural Village is a museum-cum-outdoor exhibition of astounding sculptures and buildings created by African artist and traditional healer Credo Mutwa.
Constitutional Hill was made infamous as the prison where political prisoners were sent, including Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, which led to it being dubbed the Robben Island of Johannesburg. This is why it occupies such an indelible place in the consciousness of the nation.
The museum section of Constitution Hill includes the Mandela Cell, which features a documentary of his incarceration and emotional return 40 years later.
Wonder and sterkfontein caves – The missing link
Most famous for their fossils of “Mrs Ples”, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus (southern ape of Africa) skull, and “Little Foot”, an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is more than 3-million years old.
These fossils, both found in the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind, tell us much about the precursors of modern humans, Homo sapiens.
Archaeological finds within the Cradle of Humankind also include 2-million-year-old stone tools.
A series of exhibition areas takes you through a dramatic emotional journey that tells a story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny.
For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental.