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Soweto: Full Day Tour

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See the famous township of Soweto, southwest of Johannesburg. Discover numerous local points of interest, and learn about the importance of Soweto in South Africa´s history.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Marvel at "The Calabash" also known as Soccer City Stadium
  • Learn about the Soweto Uprising of 1976
  • Pass by Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu's homes on Vilakazi Street
  • Enjoy a traditional local lunch
  • Learn about the history of apartheid in South Africa
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Starting in Kliptown, one of Soweto´s oldest districts, see the Soccer City Stadium also known as The Calabash. This stadium is located in Nasrec, bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg, and was one of the many venues constructed for the World Cup in 2010. It has a capacity of just under 95,000 people, and was the location for the final of the tournament. Today, it hosts many concerts by major international artists, as well as many other sporting events.

Next, visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, situated in Orlando West. This site commemorates the role of the country’s students in the struggle against apartheid and in particular the role played by the school children who took part in the Soweto Uprising of 1976. 

Explore Vilakazi Street, in the heart of Soweto. The street is is where Nelson Mandela spent the first couple of nights of freedom upon his release after 27 years of imprisonment. You will walk by this residence and pass by the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. As such, Vilakazi Street is the only street in the world that can boast having had two Nobel Laureates as residents.

After this, enjoy a traditional kota lunch, followed by a visit to the Apartheid Museum (if full day option selected), illustrating the history of South Africa´s struggle for change and freedom in the 20th century.
  • Soweto-Born Guide
  • All transport
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees into the Apartheid Museum (with full day option)
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  • Gratuities
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  • People with mobility impairments

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Product ID: 248497