Much like house guests, your international guests base their perception of you and your company on your mannerisms, words and actions. Making your international guest feel welcome and comfortable in and outside the office can make the world of difference and positively impact their decisions and relationship with you and your company.
If your guests have never visited your city before, take the initiative to make them feel special by arranging a personal airport transfer to their hotel room or your office. Another great way to entertain your guests is to arrange a guided day tour of the city. South Africa is rich in culture, history and of course breathtaking views so it won’t take much effort to keep your guests intrigued and exhilarated for the duration of their trip.
Create lasting relationships with some of these memorable experiences.
Soweto and Kliptown Day Tour
Treat your guests to a one of a kind guided tour around Soweto and the Kliptown district. Soweto is a diverse yet vibrant township that has a lot to offer in terms of culture and history. With over 1.6 million people and 355 000 households, you will experience the stark contrast of lavish mansions and overpopulated shanties. The tour includes a visit to the Freedom Charter Memorial in Kliptown, the first and oldest black residential district. In addition to this historic memorial, the guided tour also features a trip to the Hector Pieterson Museum. This museum pays tribute to Hector Pieterson, a young schoolboy who was fatally wounded during the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1976. Another attraction of this tour is a visit to Mandela House on Vilakazi Street, the former residence of Nelson Mandela. This single-story home houses some of the original furnishing, photographs and citations as well as the original world champion belt, which was presented to Nelson Mandela by former boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard.
The Johannesburg Inner City and Green Day Tour
Let your guests fall in love with Jozi by treating them to a guided tour in and around the city of gold. This tour consists of a trip to Munro Drive in upper Houghton, one of Joburg’s oldest suburban passes that date back to the early days of the gold rush. With a breathtaking view, steep gradients and an incline of 30 degrees, this stretch of road is nothing short of impressive. Other destinations your guests can look forward to is a trip to Mandela house in Houghton and Constitution Hill, a former prison complex that bears testament to South Africa’s dark past and transition into democracy. Included in this tour is a trip to Carlton Centre in Joburg’s inner city. At an impressive 223 meters and 50 floors, the Carlton Centre still holds the title of Africa’s tallest building since 1973.
The Pretoria Day Tour
Spend a day out enjoying the sunshine and rich history that South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria or better known as Jacaranda city has to offer. Pretoria, which was founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius, leader of the Voortrekkers is home to some of South Africa’s most famous political sites. Spend the day strolling down the Jacaranda lined streets and taking in views of the grand architecture around the city. Visit historic sites such as the Paul Kruger House, Voortrekker Monument and admire the architectural work of Sir Herbert Baker at the Union Buildings, the official seat of South Africa’s government.
Sterkfontein Caves and Cradle of Humankind Day Tour
The Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein caves offers world-class interactive exhibits revealing the secrets of humankind’s past. Located in Maropeng (“returning to the place of origin” in Setswana), The Cradle of Humankind was declared an official UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 for its important contribution to our understanding of human evolution. It spans over 47 000 hectors featuring 15 major fossil sites, with the Sterkfontein Caves being the most popular attraction to its visitors. The Sterkfontein Caves is home to the famous Mrs Ples and Little Foot, fossils of the Australopithecus africanus, one of the earliest human ancestors known to man. Entertain your guests with a fascinating exploration of human evolution over the last 3.5 million years, real hominid fossils and a guided tour deep into the historic caves.
The Pilanesberg Day Tour
If there is one thing we can guarantee, it’s that your international guests will be dying to see the Big Five, this is Africa after all. Satisfy their taste for adventure in the bushveld with this wildly exciting tour.
Located in the North West Province, The Pilanesberg National Park is one of the most ecologically rich and accessible transition zones between the Kalahari and the Lowveld. This national park is situated in an ancient volcanic crater dating back to 1.2 billion years ago and spans over 572 square kilometres. The game reserve is home to a vast range of fauna and flora species as well as an array of wildlife including the Big Five, black and white rhinos, hippos, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, leopards, and much more. There are many geological features situated in the park such as the Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex, one of the largest volcanic complexes in the world as well as various sites that showcase the presence of man during the Stone Age and Iron Age eras.
There is no doubt that these tours showcase the very best of what South Africa has to offer and we guarantee that it will leave a lasting impression. Whether you are planning to seal the deal or wanting to build a stronger business relationship with your international partners, there is something for everyone to enjoy on these personal tours.