Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg

Imbizo Tours

Explore Johannesburg and beyond with Imbizio Tours during your stay in South Africa. The company’s tour guides have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the area in order to ensure that participants get a true feel of the country.

Tour highlights include the half day Joburg City Tour which explores popular sites such as; Soweto, a historic urban area of Johannesburg tied to Nelson Mandela; and a Mini Safari through one of the area’s game parks to see South Africa’s wildlife.

The story of Founder Mandy Mankazana

Originally known as Soweto Tours, Imbizio Tours was founded by the first black female tour operator in South Africa, Mandy Mankazana. Mandy, one of the country’s most fascinating women, was born in Rockville, deep in the heart of Soweto. During Apartheid, she stood on the frontlines during the protests against the country’s repressive apartheid laws.

Mandy started her business in 1994 with the hopes of showcasing Soweto’s vibrant culture. She developed a reputation for offering enriching and unforgettable tour experiences over the years, which have now expanded to other regions of South Africa. She is highly recommended by travel guides including Lonely Planet, and has received a large number of positive online reviews.

Aside from her business, Mandy also ensures she gives back to the community. Several years ago, she established the Imbizo Tours Day Care Center, making her the first tour guide to take proceeds from her company and channel them back into Soweto.

Ideally situated for exploring the city, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg is conveniently located close to the financial district and historical sites connected to the apartheid and Nelson Mandela.