Johannesburg is most people's entry point to South Africa, and as it is the centre of the economic and business hub, it is not considered a tourist destination. Most tourists use it as an overnight stop before going on to the better-known spots. They discover too late that the city has much to offer tourists - read on.
Graham Carrick, a partner in Graton Guest House, offers an additional service to those guests staying at Graton - or for those who may be staying elsewhere but would like to explore the country. He has been a qualified tour guide since 2005 and his knowledge of local matters, both current and historical, is extensive and informative. He will personally arrange and lead any tour that you may require. He offers a large variety of half, full day and extended tours. He can also assist with other local travel arrangements on your behalf.
Some examples of tours include:
Johannesburg (affectionately known as Jozi) and Soweto, including Mandela House Museum and the Hector Peterson Memorial
A minimum 3-day trip to Kruger National Park and spectacular Blyde River Canyon
Kwazulu-Natal - battlefields and mountains
Durban - beaches, and where east meets west in a rainbow of cultures
Cape Town, the Garden Route, Eastern Cape, Swaziland, Kimberley and many other places.
Graton is also a convenient place to start exploring Greater Johannesburg and you'll find plenty to do which is why the tourism department's slogan is "Spend another day in Joburg" - from casinos like Montecasino, theatres such as the world-famous Market Theatre, restaurants aplenty - to museums and art galleries like the Johannesburg Art Gallery, WAM (Wits Art Museum) and the Jan Smuts Art Route, not forgetting Rosebank's African Craft Market and the Sunday Rooftop Market at Norwood Mall.
Transfers to and from OR Tambo International and Lanseria Airports to Graton or other guest houses can also be arranged.
For further details please email Graham or contact him on 082 824 7494
"What a place! We've never been more comfortable. Tony & Graham are the perfect hosts; the tours were fabulous, the food was great (best eggs ever!). We loved every minute & we'll be back!" John & Susan Stalick, Potomac, Maryland, USA