Day trip

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

Activity provider: MoAfrika Tours

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

Activity provider: MoAfrika Tours

From US$ 94.06 per person

Ready to visit a city within a city? Ready to experience photogenic, bustling Soweto? On this full day tour your local guide, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto, the Apartheid Museum and sites in Johannesburg.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotels in the areas of O R Tambo, Sandton, Rosebank, Johannesburg Downtown, and Mellville.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enter the Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Admire the Regina Mundi Church
  • Visit Vilakazi Street
  • Learn about the country's history at the Apartheid Museum
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Constitutional Hill
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Everything from pickup to drop off to entrance fees off are included
  • Free onboard uncapped WiFi
  • Lunch and drinks not included

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  • For every individual booking made for this tour, an R50 donation is made to the Motsoaledi Day Care Centre which is used for building upgrade projects and buying what’s on their wish list
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 108 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Our day trip around Johannesburg was fantastic, Sunny was so knowledgeable and was a proud Soweto-ean. His great sense of humour and experience around this area made the day filled with laughs and long lasting memories. This trip is a must for anyone who wants to get to know Johannesburg (and its surrounding areas) better. Thank you again Sunny for a great day out for the family.

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November 12, 2022

It was a good trip and the driver was amazing. The fact that the trip covers the main spots most folks want to see in a day and handles pickup and dropoff is definitely the best selling point since that's generally the hardest thing to do on your own in a new place. Our tour however, did not include everything promised on the website when booking, as we did not get a, "visit to the Carlton Centre, also known as the ‘Top of Africa’ [for the] amazing and total view over the city." We also did not get to "walk on the Jazz Walk of Fame." The other highlights were very cool to be able to see of course, but we should have gotten to see/go to everything promised. The other spots, especially the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hall, were great to be able to see and learn about. It was a bit strange to walk around in Soweto (felt like we were gawking at folks & there was pressure to buy) so I would have taken that out but it was definitely a good experience to visit and learn there.

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November 8, 2022

Had the best guide EVER!!!! Thsolo is simply amazing! He's so informative and well versed about his city that I walked away feeling like I know the history of Jhoberg. It's a long day as you see A LOT of the city in 1 day, but if you're pressed for time or want to cram most of the historical city in one day, this is thr tour to take and Thsolo would be the best guide to have.

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November 6, 2022

Product ID: 182600