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Jo'berg in 1 Day: Soweto, Apartheid Museum & City Tour

Jo'berg in 1 Day: Soweto, Apartheid Museum & City Tour

After collecting you from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg, your guide will give you a quick pre departure tour briefing before departing to Soweto (South Western Township). On your way to Soweto you pass by the National Football Stadium City, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. You enter the Diepkloof area, where you will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything. In Orlando West you visit Vilakazi Street - drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will have an opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day an innocent little boy called Hector Pieterson gave up his life and kick-started the liberation of South Africa. During this tour you will pass by the Mandela House. A visit into the museum is optional. You continue your tour driving into one of the shanty towns where you get to interact with some of the locals. By now you will have seen the good, the bad and the ugly facets of Soweto. You drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end your tour with a stop at the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. After Lunch on your own account, you will arrive at the world famous Apartheid Museum. Here you will learn about the history and struggle of South Africa during apartheid. Once you are done with the Apartheid Museum, you head into Johannesburg City and start with the view of the impressive 269 metre Telkom Tower, as seen on many postcards of Johannesburg. You then enter the inspiring Constitution Hill – and Court (when not in session) Political activists like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once held here. During a tour inside you will learn about some of the legal history of Johannesburg. On your way to Newtown you pass by the longest southern African bridge, named Nelson Mandela bridge. At Mary Fitzgerald Square you can walk on the Jazz Walk of Fame. In short, this tour offers you a unique Johannesburg experience at an affordable rate.

Johannesburg: Full-Day Tour with Soweto and Apartheid Museum

Johannesburg: Full-Day Tour with Soweto and Apartheid Museum

Begin your full-day tour of Johannesburg with a convenient pickup directly from your hotel. Then, hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and set out to discover the City of Gold. The first stop on the tour is the Old Fort on Constitution Hill. Built by President Paul Kruger in 1983, the fort is just seven years older than the city itself and served as a prison in the early 1900s. Here you'll also get to see the Constitutional Court, a substantially more modern structure inaugurated on March 21, 2004, South Africa's Human Rights Day. From here, your tour continues to the old Johannesburg CBD. See historic buildings and landmarks, providing a glimpse into the city's past architectural grandeur as well as its story of growth and development. Then, visit the Apartheid Museum and learn about the rise and fall of apartheid, South Africa's racial segregation system that remained in force until the early 1990s. Spend two hours exploring the museum, embarking on a journey through the country's history, from the dark days of oppression to a time of healing founded on the principles of democracy. Discover what life under apartheid was like, learn about political executions, the significance of June 16, 1976, Nelson Mandela's release from prison and his election as South Africa's first black president, and more. After you visit the museum, your tour continues with lunch, where you'll get the opportunity to sample some local fare at a Soweto eatery (cost not included), before embarking on a tour of Soweto. See the colorful Soweto Towers and pass by Mandela House, the home of the iconic anti-apartheid activist and former president Nelson Mandela between 1946 and 1962, as well as the Tutu House, the former home of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Finally, visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial, a museum dedicated to preserving the memory of the 1976 Soweto uprisings, before being taken back to your hotel, where your tour comes to an end.

Soweto, Mandela House, Apartheid Museum, Constitutional Hill

Soweto, Mandela House, Apartheid Museum, Constitutional Hill

We pick you up at your Location. During your trip the guide a third generation South African will tell you many stories relating to the areas visited and South African history. Our first stop is Soweto approximately 30 minutes from Johannesburg. Our stop is in Vilakazi street where we visit Nelson Mandela's home that has been converted into a museum. In the same street is Bishop Desmond Tutu's house as well. This is a private residence now so we just drive past for interest sake. A quick drive through Soweto gives you an idea of how things have changed for the better in the township. Our next stop is the Apartheid museum but along the route we also show you the world cup soccer stadium where the final was played in 2010. The Apartheid museum is arguably the most visited museum in South Africa, a 2 to 3 hour visit is required. Next is our new constitutional court and the prison that MR. Mandela and Ghandi spent time in.

Pink Full Day Johannesburg & Gold Reef City Theme Park Tour

Pink Full Day Johannesburg & Gold Reef City Theme Park Tour

Gold Reef City is an amusement park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Located on an old gold mine which closed in 1971, the park is themed around the gold rush that started in 1886 on the Witwatersrand, the buildings on the park are designed to mimic the same period. Depend on the pick location ,but will take you to the most lavish square milles in africa which is Sandton as we drive pass both the former father of our nation houses in Houghton as we our way to St john college one of the prestigouis school in the country ,the will be passing the constitutional court of south africa and the fisrt Prison of the city of johannesburg the Old Fort where Mandela was the fisrt Black Prissoner to be jailed there as we continued our journey passing the Braamfontein area as we approach the famous Mandela bridge to make our way to down town johanesburg passing by Ghandi Square then drive to Apartheid Museum then will be finishing our tour in soweto .

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We very much enjoyed our Johannesburg and Soweto tour with Masese! Masese drove us to the Apartheid museum and other key spots in Soweto and Johannesburg. We had tours in the exhibits and Masese added more information too, and answered all our questions and chatted with us about his local knowledge and daily life in Johannesburg, as well as affairs in South Africa and Africa more generally. We learnt a lot in one day so thank you Masese.

It was a top-notch service, I immersed myself in the history of South Africa like I never thought I could when I came, a truly beautiful experience full of emotion and very enriching! I recommend it to all French-speaking people because if you don't understand English well you will not have this experience in the same way as doing it in French. Well done and thank you very much

It was great and very educational. Our guide Ali Chauke was great. He explained and talked so much that you can tell that it is his passion to bring South Africa and its history closer to tourists. I have rarely had such a good guide. I can only recommend that everyone do something like this to get to know the other sides of South Africa.

We spent a day full of learning alongside guide Detho Masese. We were able to understand a lot about the history of the country and in particular about apartheid. The guide didn't fail to explain everything to us and did the translations which was great! I highly recommend!

Michael was amazing!Very knowledgeable very dedicated and very good driver 😃 This is an amazing activity,very much worth the money and time ! Please be prepared for very moving stories at the museums. Highly recommended activity to experience history in Johannesburg!