Bloemfontein

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Bloemfontein is the capital city of South Africa's Free State Province and the judicial capital of the entire nation. It is the seat of the Supreme Court of Appeal (formerly the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court) and an important administrative center for various educational institutions and health care facilities.

Bloemfontein means “flower spring” in Dutch (bloem = bloom, fontein = fountain), while the city's Sesotho name, Mangaung, means “place of cheetahs”. The city is known for its abundance of flowers and is often affectionately referred to as “The City of Roses”. Every year, a rose festival is held in Bloemfontein. Famous author J.R.R. Tolkien was born in the city in1892 and lived in South Africa until the age of three.

Although chiefly an Afrikaner settlement. Bloemfontein was officially founded in 1846 as a British fort by army major Henry Douglas Warden. The first European settler in the area was Johannes “Johann” Nicolaas (born in 1790) who set up the first farm here.

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The important/main tourist attraction that best describe Bloemfontein and its surroundings, describing the city from its origin, developments and current status. Attractions ranging from, Naval hill, Anglo Boer War & Woman’s memorial Museum, President Brand Street, National Museum, modern and old shopping malls.

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Golden Gate

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The ochre hued Golden Gate Highlands National Park is the Free State's link back to its history with the San people - cliff faces covered in ancient rock art and the golden colour of sandstone sunsets completing this elegant image. The discovery of the oldest dinosaur embryos ever was made in this park in 1978 - Triassic Period eggs with fossilised foetal skeletons of prosauropod dinosaurs. Situated in the Maluti Mountain foothills, these 11 600 hectares of preserved land host a variety of highland mammals and a gigantic bird population.

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This will include all interesting activities offered in Golden Gate from mountain climbing, hiking trails, canoeing, and abseiling and also incorporate the world well known Basotho Cultural Village - The Cultural Village takes you for a walk down the pathway of time. It is here where the lifestyle and architecture of the South Sotho is accurately depicted from the sixteenth century to the dramatically colorful present.

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Vredefort Heritage Dome

Vredefort Dome, Free State, World heritage Site that was declared in 2005 will leave visitors with a breathtaking experience. Dating back 2,023 million years, it is the oldest astrobleme found on earth so far. With a radius of 190km, it is also the largest and the most deeply eroded. Vredefort Dome bears witness to the world’s greatest known single energy release event, which caused devastating global change, including, according to some scientists, major evolutionary changes. It provides critical evidence of the earth’s geological history and is crucial to our understanding of the evolution of the planet.

 

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Our tour is not just only the geological factor but also numerous Battlefields and other historical cultural attractions. Hiking, cycling and great scenic view. Wildlife is abandoned, 4x4 and many more. You will be fascinated with the history both ancient and current human settlement. Some engagements of the Boer war epics are narrated here.

 

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Panorama

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Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa. Visit the world’s most famous game reserve, climb the world’s third-highest canyon, explore the world’s oldest cave and spend the night in the world’s best private game lodges - Mpumalanga’s the place to go to.

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A visit to Kruger National Park is a must – the world most famous game reserve notably for South Africa’s Big Five. Not forgetting the God’s Window, Mac mac falls, Bourkes Luck Potholes and also the three rondavels at the largest canyon. It will be and incomplete tour not to visit Sudwala Caves & Dinossaur Park in Schangen.

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Gauteng

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Gauteng province, (sotho name meaning “PLACE OF GOLD”) it is an incorporation of Pretoria - Witwatersrand - Vereeniging region, that formed this province formerly known as Transvaal. This is a province not to be missed by tourists when visiting South Africa, even local people. Fascinating different cultures are all found in this destination, well known as where things are happening, from sports to music, dance and of cause the economic hub of South Africa.

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A tour to this province without visiting Soweto Township will be an incomplete tour. Soweto holds magnificent history and facets that build this province to be what it is today. Not forgetting the Soweto uprising, the death of Hector Peterson, Nelson Mandela House together with Desmond Tutu in Vilakazi Street, the only street to have two noble prize winners. Freedom Park in Pretoria is also not to be missed together with world famous parliament Building which itself when it comes to South African History

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Kimberley

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Kimberley is a city in South Africa, and the capital of the Northern Cape. It is located near the confluence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers. The town has considerable historical significance due its diamond mining past and siege during the Second Boer War. Notable personalities such as Cecil Rhodes made their fortune here and the roots of the De Beers corporation can also be traced to the early days of the mining town.

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Kimberly city tour has much to offer as we embark on the tourist open bus for magnificent city exploration not forgetting a visit to the most famous Big Hole, and continue to embrace Sol Plaaitjie Museum, William Humphrey Art Gallery and not to forget and many more, come let us explore this diamond city to the fullest. Call today for your full itinerary to suit your specific needs.

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Bloemfontein Township

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Mangaung as widely known to the nation, the mother of important births in South Africa, within the province that made other provinces. The home of the now ruling party ANC, that will see its commemoration/100 year anniversary been celebrated in Mangaung.

The Mangaung Local Municipality was formed at the end of 2000 by amalgamating the transitional local councils of Bloemfontein, Botshabelo, Thaba Nchu with two rural councils. It is the sixth largest city in South Africa and is also the Provincial capital of the Free State Province. Mangaung literally means "Place of the Cheetahs" in SeSotho, which is one of South Africa's 11 official languages.

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The tour include all the must see places of interest and attractions, describing the history, culture of Mangaung Township from Waaihoek to Batho Location, Cape Stands to Cairo. It also comprise of the famous late Thomas Maphikela House that still retained its shape of origin and the first double store house to be build in Batho Location. Not forgetting Curtain houses in Bochabela section, build to coincide with King George visiting Managaung. Mingle with different cultures and observe their way of living and many more.

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Polokwane

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Limpopo is South Africa's northernmost province, lying within the great curve of the Limpopo River. It is a region of contrasts, from true bushveld country to majestic mountains, primeval indigenous forests, unspoilt wilderness and patchworks of farmland. Limpopo is the gateway to the rest of Africa, with its shared borders making it favorably situated for economic cooperation with other parts of southern Africa. The capital is Polokwane, lying in the middle of the province. Further north is Modimolle, the hub of the local table-grape industry set near the beautiful Waterberg mountain range; Makhado at the foot of the Soutpansberg mountains; and Musina, with its thick-set baobab trees.

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A visit to Bakone Malapa Open Air Museum which depicts the lifestyle of the Bakone clan, one of three groups constituting the Northern Sotho people is a must. The Ranch can also be visited where you can get closed and even walk with animals, i.e. Lions. The irish Museum City Square, Makapans Valley Caves on the old road to Mokopane. Township tour at Sheshego is also an option to experience and interact with people for 1 or 2 beers only if you are over the age of 18.

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Lesotho

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Depart Bloemfontein for Lesotho via Ladybrand

Visit Mme Mantsopa’s grave, the grave church and Mantsopa Fountain

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Depart for Maseru border for passport control

Drive via via the Kofi Annah bypass to Thaba Bosiu, the newly build Basotho Cultural Village, Qiloane Mountain and stop by nearest lodge to have lunch.

After lunch, depart for Mohale Dam via three spectacular passes, namely: Bushmans Pass, Molimo Ntuse Pass (God Help Me Pass), and the Blue Mountains Pass. On the way we will stop at view points and interesting villages.

Arrive at Mohale Dam in the late afternoon and refresh at accommodation

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Depart for Mohale Dam Operation HQ for a briefing and a tour over the Dam wall and into the Compensation inlet Tunnel.

Embark on a Boat trip to the dam wall and around the Thaba Chita Island, and after that take a scenic drive via Ha Koporale.

Lunch at Mohale Lodge

Drive back to Maseru for a small City Tour before departing Back to Bloemfontein

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Humankind

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The Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai and Environs, known as the Cradle of Humankind, were declared a World Heritage Site on December 2 1999. In 2005, two other highly significant sites, Makapan and Taung were listed as serial sites together with the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COH WHS). Together, these are the Fossil Hominid sites of South Africa.

We know that Australopithecus africanus were present in the Cradle from about 4-2 million years ago. It is generally thought likely that these hominids (upright walking "apes"), or close relatives of them, were human ancestors.

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Maropeng is the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Maropeng, which is a Setswana word meaning ‘returning to the place of our origins’, takes visitors on a fun and informative journey of discovery using spectacular methods to tell stories of the evolution of life and the origins of humankind. It denotes the universal relevance of the Cradle of Humankind as the ancestral home of all.

The Sterkfontein Caves are one of the richest and most productive palaeo-anthropological sites in the world and form part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

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Maluti Hiking Trails

The Maluti hiking trails is located near the town of Phuthaditjaba in the Qwa-Qwa area of the Free State. The trail offers a choice of either two, three or four days of hiking, and is accredited by the South African Hiking Trail Owners Association (SAHTOA), the hiking federation of South Africa (HFSA).

 

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The trail start near Tseki and runs through the valleys of the Kgotjwane River and its tributaries, up the Drakensberg escarpment and surrounding foothills. Attractions along the trail includes: Caves (some with San paintings), Waterfalls, scenic indigenous forests and high cliff faces alongside the perennial river with its many pools and the Thabana-Tshowana Dam. The area around the dam is ideal for bird watching.

 

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Durban

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The timeline of human habitation in Durban goes back to long before the advent of recorded history in the region.

Durban is a city blessed with an exquisite natural environment, making it not only one of the most beautiful cities you can visit, but also one of the most exciting and interesting places to explore. Golden beaches, azure skies, an average sea temperature of 19 degrees in winter… What more could you ask for on a “winter” holiday? Whilst the rest of South Africa can get very cold over this time, Durban’s average 320 sunny days ensures that we get to experience the beauty of our sub-tropical climate all year round.

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A tour from Bloemfontein to Durban via Qwa-Qwa and Golden Gate incorporating Valley of 1000 hills before entering Durban City . A visit to the most famous attraction in the city namely Ushaka Marine cannot be missed out and also a boat trip at Sarie Marine or similar at Durban Hub is a must. Drive through the marine parade, with a paraded type of attraction including Fun world, Snake Park. A visit to Battlefields is an option to history fanatics and the Township tour.

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The price and itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Email: info@siyayaytours.co.za or call 051 430 4596/072 778 1624

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  • Golden Gate Tour

    Monday, 10 January 2011 09:38
  • Vredefort Dome Heritage

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  • Panorama Mpumalanga

    Monday, 10 January 2011 09:47
  • Gauteng Province

    Monday, 10 January 2011 09:43
  • Kimberley City Tour

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  • Bloemfontein Township Tour

    Monday, 10 January 2011 09:38
  • Polokwane Tour

    Monday, 10 January 2011 09:48
  • Lesotho Excursion

    Monday, 21 February 2011 09:32
  • Cradle of Humankind Tour

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  • Maluti Hiking Trails

    Monday, 10 January 2011 09:40
  • Durban Exclusive Tour

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