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  • Legacy Hotels & Resorts

    The Michelangelo Hotel

    With splendid Renaissance architecture, the Michelangelo Hotel stands proudly in the heart of Sandton’s business and leisure district. It is located in West Street in Nelson Mandela Square and visitors looking to stay in Johannesburg in comfort and luxury may well want to consider booking their stay at this stunning hotel.

  • Sandton

    Nelson Mandela Square

    The Nelson Mandela Square lies in the heart of Sandton, a suburb of Johannesburg, and Gauteng's prime business and financial centre. This shopping, office and entertainment complex features an open square dominated by a larger than life bronze statue of Nelson Mandela. The statue, which stands at 6 meters tall and weighs 2.5 tons, was created by local sculptors Jacob Maponyane and Kobus ...

  • Gauteng

    Kempton Park

    Located alongside Gauteng’s O.R. Tambo Airport and midway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, the city of Kempton Park is divided into seventeen residential and industrial suburbs and incorporates the Kelvin Power Station, a coal power plant providing a substantial percentage of Johannesburg’s electricity requirements.

  • Eastern Cape

    Umtata

    The Eastern Cape town of Umtata (now officially known as Mthatha) was originally founded along the banks of the Mthatha River as a military post for colonial forces in 1882 and soon developed into a town, becoming the administrative center of the region. Areas close to Umtata were the birthplace of a number of notable black South Africans, including Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu, who went ...

  • Museums

    Apartheid Museum

    Located in Johannesburg, the Apartheid Museum is one of the most important attractions to visit for a insight into South Africa's history. The Apartheid Museum is an extremely powerful exhibit, and is visited often by local residents and international tourist. Once inside the Apartheid Museum, the atmosphere overwhelms you. Racing back to the 70’s and 80’s, you can almost taste the teargas, ...

  • Day Trips

    Soweto Tour

    While in South Africa make a day tour of Soweto a must! There are plenty of tours to choose from with 800 different operators conducting personal tours of Soweto. In Soweto, another guide who lives in one of the squatter camps will join you as you visit various other camps, like Nelson Mandela Camp or Kliptown Camp and will accompany your personal guide. This particular tour is one of the ...

  • Museums

    Nelson Mandela Museum

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s life experiences can be found at the Nelson Mandela Museum near Umtata in the Eastern Cape. Known lovingly as ‘Madiba’, he is cherished for working towards making a better life for all living in South Africa. Respecting Mandela’s wishes that the Museum not be an accolade dedicated to him, the museum serves as a means to spur on upliftment and ...

  • Pretoria

    Union Building

    Herbert Baker was commissioned in 1910 to design the Union Building in Pretoria. This was to become the administrative center for the Government of the Union of South Africa, and in November 1910 the corner brick was laid. The Union of South Africa only changed its name to the Republic of South Africa in 1961 upon gaining independence from Britain.

  • Heritage Sites

    Constitution Hill

    Constitution Hill is a well-known South African historical and cultural heritage site. Previously the location of the infamous Old Fort Prison Complex or Number Four, it is today the home of South Africa's Constitutional Court. Where in the past it was the site of brutal punishment, even afflicting political activists such as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, it is now an institution for ...

  • Heritage Sites

    Robben Island

    Located roughly seven kilometers off the coast of Cape Town, Robben Island is readily associated with its most famous former prisoner, Nelson Rohihlahla Mandela - a man who went on to become South Africa’s first black president in the country’s first democratic election in 1994, marking the end of the country’s infamous apartheid era. Robben Island no longer serves as a prison, but has been ...