Excursions: 27 September 2019

Please note:
  • The excursion is not included in your registration fee.
  • Excursion fees include the entrance fee and the shuttle to the venue.
  • Excursion fees does not include food and beverages. They will be available at all the venues for your own pocket.
  • If, for any reason, there are not enough participants, the trip will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.

 

Vilakazi Street

Known the world over for once housing both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Vilakazi's reputation has since become inextricably tied to that of the Nobel Peace Prize.  On June 16, 1976, the streets of that same area in Soweto were littered with the bodies of black children who were protesting against the use of Afrikaans as the language of instruction as well as those of a tiny number of white people who were stoned to death when they got caught up between police gunfire and the storming demonstrators. More about Vilikazi Street.

Cost: ZAR 300 p/p
Day trip
 

Boat Cruise, Stonehaven on Vaal

Stonehaven runs a fleet of Vaal Boat River Cruises from the Stonehaven Harbour and proudly boasts SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Association) Certificates for all of their Vessels. More about Stonehaven River Cruises.

Cost: ZAR 410 p/p - 2 hour Boat Cruise
Morning trip
 

Guided Vredefort Dome Tour

This is the biggest meteorite impact that geologists have yet found on Earth and it is nearly twice as big as the impact that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The meteorite impact that happened in the Free State made a crater that was about 300 km wide (from Johannesburg to Welkom!). This makes it a site of great importance for scientists. It is also the oldest impact crater that has been found on Earth. It is mainly for these reasons that it has been made a World Heritage Site. More about Imapact Dome Tours.

Cost: ZAR 700 p/p
Day trip
 

Wonder Cave and Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve

The cave was discovered by Italian miners in 1898. They mined out approximately 15% from the formation and brought them to the surface. The formation consist of calcite which they placed in a self built oven for 2 week at about 1100 degrees. This formed a powder which was taken by ox wagon to Pretoria & Johannesburg to make cement, toothpaste, use to extract gold and the like. Mining was stopped in 1902 due to the outbreak of war and low productivity. This is the 3rd largest chamber is South Africa, the largest being Cango Caves and second largest Sudwala Caves.  More about the Wonder Cave.

The Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve "The Nearest Faraway Place" is a privately owned game reserve covering some 1200 hectares which has opened to the public in 1990. After humble beginnings visitors may now view in excess of 650 heads of game, including some very rare and endangered species. The reserve falls within the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS). More about the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve.

Cost: ZAR 850 p/p
Day trip
 

Constitutional Hill and University Libraries

This trip will include a visit to the following libraries:

Cost: ZAR 160 p/p
Day trip
 

National and University Libraries

This trip will include a visit to the following libraries:

Cost: ZAR 300 p/p
Day trip
 

Sharpeville Public Library

This trip will include a visit to the following libraries:

  • Sharpeville Public Library

Cost: ZAR 60 p/p
Morning trip