Political History

These are “must do experiences”

  • The Apartheid Museum explaining the politics that divided the nation for 48 years, is situated at Gold Reef City www.apartheidmuseum.org
  • Constitution Hill with the New Court, the Old Fort and Prison Buildings offer organized tours on the hour every hour. www.constitutionhill.org.za
  • SOWETO is a 45 minute drive from Rutland House.  Either a half, or all day tour can be arranged to suit your timing and needs with lunch at the famous Wandie’s restaurant. www.wandiesplace.com and www.joburg.org/soweto

Further Out

  •  The Cullinan Diamond Mine home of the largest diamond in the world (3106-ct) offers tours of a working diamond mine. www.geosites.co.za/premier.htm
  • The Cradle of Humankind comprises 13 fossil sites, amongst these are :-
    • The Sterkfontein Caves, considered to be one of the world’s most productive and
      important anthropological sites. It is also a World Heritage Site.  This is the place where Dr Robert Broom found the very first adult ape-man in 1936 and where in 1947, a well-preserved skull of a female Plesianthropus (Mrs Ples) was discovered.  It is the most complete skull of Australopithecus africanus yet found.  She is about 2.7 million years old. www.cradleofhumankind.co.za & www.discoveryourself.co.za