Putting you at your Unrest!
Its become a worldwide phenomenon that Ghosts and Ghouls are all around us and South Africa is no exception. With our rich gold and diamond mining history together with local wars and concentration camps, and of course murderesses such as Daisy de Melker, we have a “coffin” of material to draw from.
This tour runs once a month from the Sunnyside Hotel and is lead by Mark Christie Smith. His knowledge of history and ghosts in the area is legendary. The tour starts at the Sunnyside Hotel around 7pm. The walk through the hotel with its history and ghost stories, sets the scene for what follows. (PS if you find a really old and crappy review on Trip Advisor from 2012 ignore it!) Its not only 6 years out of date but its also doesn’t do the tour justice).
We got onto the coach and that’s when it really began. Mark has a remarkable knowledge of ghosts, history and with his illusionist training, there are quite a few surprises in store. The coach trip takes you past the old jail near Constitution hill and then through Observatory with a stop here and there for more ghost stories. The in coach entertainment, includes stories of those who are exposed to ghostly images and ghostly music designed to set the scene.
It’s quite definitely more for fun than a serious history lesson. While there are some genuinely impressive sites included, you’ll mainly be standing outside hearing stories rather than actually touring them. Expect a playful, slightly gruesome, quirky, colourful night out. The bus itself is pretty spooky too.
The stop at Zoo Lake includes Moyo’s and a water diving opportunity before heading to the Braamfontein cemetery. You are requeated installed the Ghost Hunting and Sonar app to assist you in talking to the ghosts and ghouls.
You won’t lack for stories, taking in the surgeons and grave robbers of yesteryear, or the local ghosts and ghouls. Tales are told on the coach and off and Mark, the theatrical actor, the illusionist, makes it all seem real! (which I am sure it is). You must have someone to hold onto when the screeching of the brakes down Snake Drive makes your hair stand on end down probably shouldn’t be of a nervous disposition.
A fun and entertaining way to see Johannesburg at night. They are fast becoming a household name featuring in South African TV soapies like “7de laan”, to appearing in London’s official travel magazine – TNT. Their Theatre on Wheels production won the Luxury Travel Guide Award for the 3rd year running, placing them amongst the top 5 star luxury hotels and leading attractions worldwide.
Contact Mark or Kyle on www.mysteryghostbus.co.za or call them at 079 193 7536.