The day starts with a visit to the famous Cullinan diamond mine operated for many years by De Beers which is still operational. The surface tour sheds some light on the process by which these stones were formed millions of years ago, and the way in which man extracts them from the earth and shapes them into the desirable objects.
From Cullinan a short drive will take you to South Africa’s administrative capital known as the “Jacaranda City”: Pretoria is a city of tree-lined avenues, fascinating architecture and historic monuments. The first stop is to Paul Kruger House, in the heart of the city centre, a modest home built in 1883 that contains interesting souvenirs, the founder of the Afrikaans Nation. Then drive to the Union Buildings, seat of executive government and symbol of the new Democratic South Africa.
End the day with a visit to the Voortrekker Monument, rising like a sentinel in the south of Pretoria, this monument is an essential piece of the puzzle in understanding the Afrikaner people. The friezes explain their entire history from the Great Trek up to the Battle of Blood River and the forming of the Boer Republics.
- Rates are quoted as private tours & per person sharing
- Minimum 2 persons for a tour
- Ask us about Single rates
- Cullinan Diamond Mine
- Church Square
- Union Building
- Voortrekker Monument
- Paul Kruger’s house
- All Entrance fees
- Return Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
- Qualified & Experienced Guides