Authentic Day Tours in Gauteng
Stallion Tours was founded by Alfred Mthembu, a vibrant individual who had a dream and a vision to put his extensive knowledge of the Gauteng province in South Africa to good use by starting a tourism initiative - Authentic Accompanied Day Tours around Gauteng.
Alfred, is an organized and punctual individual who worked at a company called Chillers for 9 years as a manager and then decided to run his own Tourism Company. His command of the English language is excellent and this makes communication a great asset. His mission is to show as many people as he can, just how diverse and energetic Gauteng really is and what a major contribution it makes to South Africa as a whole. His vision is to expand beyond the borders of Gauteng and grow into a national tourism company and all the while maintaining the honour of forming intimate relationships with guests. With over 4 years of experience, his vision and mission are certainly leaving footprints of a great legacy on our African soil.
A bit of History
Just over 100 years ago, the economic and industrial centre of South Africa today was an endless untouched savannah.This changed very fast when the first gold was found in 1886.
The news spread like wildfire and the area experienced an unprecedented gold rush. The government sent two deputies, who founded a little settlement and named it after the first name they both had in common, Johannesburg.
Three years later the place was the biggest town in the country. By 1875 almost 100,000 people lived in Johannesburg and the mines employed more than 75,000 workers.
Black people from the reservations were forced to work in the mines. The men had to do that for at least a year. During this time they were separated from their wives and children and were living under inhumane conditions in the so-called "hostels". To stay emotionally in contact with their home and their culture, many of the men started to practise their traditional dances. In the course of the years these performances of the mine dancers also became part of the weekend entertainment for many whites in Johannesburg.