Things to Do in the Area
Towards central Johannesburg we have Gold Reef City with amazing excursions to keep you well entertained. i.e. Underground mine tours, gold pours, gumboot dancing, amusement park, museums and a quaint mining village from yesteryear with the history of Rich Beginings.
The Apartheid museum, Constitutional Hill, Origins of Johannesburg, the Walter Sisula National Botanical Gardens, the World of Beer, and World of gemstone mining gives a broad spectrum of options and interests.
Hector Peterson Museum in Soweto, Mandela House, Shebeen ethnic dishes and culture and the amazing African township life experience.
Pretoria is within a 35km drive and is also known as "Jacaranda City" it is a unique experience comprising picturesque garden suburbs and embassies. The Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings, Church Square, Paul Kruger House and Melrose House, experience Afrikaner urban cosmopolitan culture and township life.
The Cullinan diamond mine is the home of the Worlds most famous diamond and the most glittering name in South Africas's diamond history, is source of many of the largest and most renowned diamonds in the world, worn by royalty, celebrities and tycoons.
Only a 45 minute drive into the country will take you to the Magaliesberg Mountains where you will discover the Cradle of Human Kind, the Lion and Rhino Park, Crocodile Park, Wonder Caves, Elephant Sanctuary, Cheetah Sanctury and hot air ballooning for the enthusiast.
Lesedi Village is the homestead to the cultural village experience of the Pedi, Sotho, Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele people living in the traditional rural way, all nestling in pristine Bushveld. African curios and cusine can be enjoyed along with the traditional smoking of hubbly-bubbly to complete the experience.
A two hour drive takes you to Sun City / Lost City and the Pilandsberg Game Reserve, one of South Africa's National Parks - situated in an ancient volcanic crater, which lies in the Northwest Province, where the Big Five roam (evening and sunrise game drives). Malaria free zone
From the magnificent wildlife in the Pilandsberg and spectacular sights in the Cradle of human kind, allow your stay at Gallo Manor Country Lodge to enrich your African experience.