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

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Activity provider: MoAfrika Tours

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

Activity provider: MoAfrika Tours
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From US$ 96.37 per person

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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.
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

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. You end this tour with a visit to the Carlton Centre, also known as the ‘Top of Africa’. There a lift will elevate you 50 stories for an amazing and total view over the city. 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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

4.4 /5

based on 87 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Great, knowledgeable and nice guide Nick . The only downside is that we spent a lot of time driving around to pick up others on the trip. May be an earlier time would work better to avoid the peak hour. But overall very satisfied. We didn’t have much to donate in Soweto, bear in mind when you go there !!!

March 7, 2020

Very interesting tour but too much to cover in one day. There was not enough time to visit the Apartheid museum, with barely no time for lunch, so that was a bit frustrating. Also, being 12 people on the minivan it felt a bit too cramped, considering we were out for the whole day and visiting several places. Not very comfortable, particularly if you are tall.

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November 4, 2019

This was the most thought provoking, interesting and emotional excursions I have ever experienced. There is so much about the history of South Africa that never made the news back home. The prison at Constitution Hill, the Apartheid Museum, the Pieterson Museum, and, particularly, Soweto were fascinating, unforgettable and stunning parts of both the past and the present. This is a not to be missed trip into an unbelievable part of South African and world history.

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October 8, 2019

Product ID: 182600