Rhino & Lion Park
Situated on the foot of the Zwartkop Mountains, only 45 minutes away from Johannesburg, the park is home to three of the Big 5. Enjoy a relaxing game drive and view more than 20 species numbering over 600 animals in their natural habitat. The terrain is ideal for lion, rhino, buffalo, crocodile and many other species of antelope, making it a photographers dream.
Enter the Lion’s Den; see the King of Beasts in his own domain. Scores of lion and their cubs can be seen in their natural habitat, with no cages and no bars. You can also have your pictures taken with a cub in the restaurant. Other indigenous game includes Black Wildebeest, Blesbok, Gemsbok, Impala, Ostrich, Red Hartebeest, Springbok and Zebra.
Sterkfontein & Wonder Caves
The Sterkfontein Caves were the site of the discovery of the famous Mrs. Ples (Plesianthropus transvaalensis) by Dr. Robert Broom. He described the caves as the anthropological treasure house of the world. They comprise of a series of caverns with many stalactites and stalagmites as well as a huge underground lake.
The Wonder Cave, some two billion years old, is one of the most impressive of South Africa’s natural assets.
Pretoria City Tour
Known as South Africa’s Administrative Capital, all government headquarters are situated here. You can visit the Voortrekker Monument, the Union Buildings, Strydom Square or the magnificent Jacaranda lined parks.
Gold Reef City Tour
The birthplace of Johannesburg, the “City of Gold”. We go 226 meters below ground to see the wonder of this precious metal which stirs the fire of the soul. Travel back in time as you visit a replica of old time Johannesburg, take a ride on a penny-farthing, or stroll through the houses from that period in time. The tour includes an underground visit, gold pour demonstration and miner dancing performances. Note: Children under 5 are not allowed underground.
Flea Markets at Hartebeespoort Dam
Hartebeespoort Dam is situated 80 kilometers from Afton Guest House. There you can visit several flea markets. This trip makes for a very nice relaxed outing for the day.
Lesedi Cultural Village
Sing, Dance and Taste the traditional Africa. This is the rainbow nation of today’s South Africa. The song and dance of the different tribes will embrace you to an experience of a lifetime. Nestled in the pristine bushveld at he foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains, north of Johannesburg, lies Lesedi, where families of the Zulu warrior nation, the proud Xhosa, the warm hearted Pedi and the mountain dwelling Basotho, live in their traditional homesteads.
Cullinan Diamond Mine
This old mining town developed around the Premier Diamond Mine where many of the turn-of-the-century houses still stand. The mine has produced some of the world’s most famous diamonds, including The Cullinan (3106 carats) and The Great Star of Africa. Weighing in at 530.20 carats, The Great Star of Africa was cut from the Cullinan and was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan (chair of the mining company), together with 104 other stones in 1908. As the largest cut diamond ever, it adorns the scepter of King EdwardVII and is kept in the Tower of London.
Sun City & The Lost City
In an extinct volcano crater adjoining the Pilanesberg National Park and less than two hours drive from Johannesburg, lays Sun City and the Lost City, South Africa’s answer to Las Vegas. The complex is enormous and is the venue for world class sporting and entertainment events. The world famous golf course is home to the annual Million Dollar Challenge, the Sun City Superbowl is the venue for world class entertainment superstars and the Casino complex is as good as can be found anywhere in the world.