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Soweto: Full Day Tour

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Activity provider: Curiocity Johannesburg

Soweto: Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Curiocity Johannesburg

From US$ 35.50 per person

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 4 - 8 hours
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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
Full description
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)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
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Not the best, expected the guide to show us round the museum Tour was late Not up to standards to be honest

November 12, 2022

It was amazing!!!

July 20, 2022

A very good way to understand what apartheid was like. And special thanks tu our guide who explained far more things than expected about daily life in SA!

November 2, 2019

Product ID: 248497