Soweto Tour

Soweto Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 2141

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Key Details
Duration
5 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Printed Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
English

Pick-up service

Complimentary collection service available from selected Sandton & Rosebank hotels. Others on request. Tour duration & collection times may vary depending on hotel collection route.

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What You'll Do
  • Experience a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighbourhood life
Overview
Fascinating glimpse of bustling neighbourhood life. Drive past two Nobel Prize winners’ previous residences, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (largest in Africa), and various community development projects.
What to Expect
Experience a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighborhood life.
Soweto is the most metropolitan township in the country - setting trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language.

Drive past two former Nobel Prize winners’ previous residences; the Hector Peterson memorial; dedicated to one of the first casualties of the Soweto uprising of 16 June, 1976, when over 500 people were killed as they protested over the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in township schools, Regina Mundi Church and Freedon Square; Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in the world.

Please note: The Half day Soweto Tour will be re-routed TEMPORARILY as follows: 
You will go to the June 16 Memorial, at no. 25 Mphuthi street, corner of Pula Street, Central Western Jabavu, Soweto. It is directly opposite Morris Isaacson High School (Tsietsi Mashinini’s alma mater).

The Memorial focuses on routes used by protesting students, now widely known as the June 16 1976 Students March Trail. It is a principal stop along the June 16 trail offering an overview of the 1976 struggle route together with links to other sites of significance on the trail. The June 16 Memorial Acre compliments and builds on the narrative at the Hector Pieterson Memorial. It is an artistic expression of the story of June 16, 1976 student uprisings. It is also a host to the statue of Tsietsi Mashinini, one of the leaders of the June 16, 1976 student uprising.

There are photographs, art installations and items such as steel dustbin lids that students used as a shield against police bullets as well as a time wall of events as told by the Cillie Commission of enquiry which served primarily to justify police actions.

What's Included
  • Return transfers from Sandton and Rosebank hotels
What's Not Included
  • n/a
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
• Please note that kids under the age of 2 years are not allowed to this tour
• Rates valid 01/11/16-31/10/17

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Product ID: 2141