Johannesburg Tours  With the JOHANNESBURG TOUR We visit Constitution Hill and experience the unique way that South African transition has  built hope for the future out of the pain of the past. We stop here for a guided tour through the old and cold deserted  prison. (1 Hour Stop)   The hill was formerly the site of a fort which was later used as a prison. The Old Fort Prison complex is known as Number  Four. The original prison was built to house white male prisoners in 1892. The Old Fort was built around this prison by Paul  Kruger from 1896 to 1899 to protect the South African Republic from the threat of British invasion. Later, Boer military  leaders of the Anglo-Boer War were imprisoned here by the British. Constitution Hill  The Old Fort prison was later extended to include "native" cells, called Section 4 and Section 5, and, in 1907, a women's  section was added. An awaiting-trial block was constructed in the 1920s. Both political activists opposed to apartheid and  common criminals were held at the prison. Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned here in 1906, and striking white mineworkers  in 1907, 1913 and 1922. Under the apartheid government, only whites were held in the Old Fort itself, except for Nelson Mandela, who was given a  bed in the hospital section when he was as an awaiting-trial prisoner in 1962 prior to the Rivonia Trial. Joe Slovo, Bram  Fischer, Albert Luthuli and Robert Sobukwe were also inmates.  The site housed prisoners until 1983, when it was closed. In 1995, the Constitutional Court justices began looking for a  permanent location for the new Court. The court building itself was built using bricks from the demolished awaiting-trial wing of the former prison. The court  building is open to the public who want to attend hearings or view the art gallery in the court atrium. The court houses a  collection of more than 200 contemporary artworks chosen by Constitutional Court judge Albie Sachs, including works by  Gerard Sekoto, William Kentridge, and Cecil Skotnes.  The hill overlooks downtown Johannesburg to the South and the wealthy northern suburbs of Houghton, Parktown,  Sandton, etc to the North. The Carlton Centre  The Carlton Centre is a skyscraper located in downtown  Johannesburg. At 233 meters (731feet), it is the tallest  building in Africa and about half the height of the Sears  Tower in Chicago. This will be our last stop to ascend to the  The Carlton Centre50th floor of the highest building in  Africa. This will offer you the best aerial view in Africa. The  building houses both offices and shops, and has over 46 per  cent of the floor area below ground level. A viewing deck on  the 50th floor offers views of Johannesburg and  Pretoria.(20 minute stop). From here we depart for a tour  through Johanesburg city centre, a drive past Newtown, we  crossover the Nelson Mandela Bridge and via Hillbrow.  Desert Oryx Tours & Safari is a proudly black owned company which specializes in all kinds of tours and door to door transfer in and around South Africa. To be a leading highly proffessional and competitive organisation providing tours and transfer services on the afrucan continent 24/7, providing winning partnerships with related professional companies. Our working personnel is the cornerstone of our business. Working in conjuction with our clients, we employ innovative management practices to promote employee involvement, skills enhancement, exceptional work performance and recognition with policy of above average remuneration with a policy of above average remuneration and training. To be a leading highly proffessional and competitive organisation providing tours and transfer services on the african continent 24/7, providing winning partnerships with related professional companies. to ensure employee development and support to deliver exceptional individual and team performance. To add maximum value to our customers through innovative work practices. Mission 21 fourth Street Maraisburg Johannesburg South Africa Tel: +27 11 025 9127 Cell: +27 73 205 9812 Email: lewis@desertsafaris.co.za www.desertsafaris.co.za