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

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

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.

Johannesburg and Soweto Apartheid Full Day Tour

Johannesburg and Soweto Apartheid Full Day Tour

Take a comprehensive tour of Johannesburg, Soweto, and the Apartheid Museum (opened from Wednesday - Sunday). Pass important landmarks and learn about the country's difficult history of Apartheid. Be picked up from your hotel for a full-day tour of Johannesburg, the Apartheid Museum, and Soweto. Begin your explorations in the heart of bustling Johannesburg, the third-largest city in Africa. Pass landmark buildings and structures such as the Hillbrow Tower, one of the tallest towers in Africa, the sky-scraping Ponte City, Sentech and Carlton Centre Towers, and the multimillion-rand Nelson Mandela Bridge. Once a prison and military fort, visit the Constitutional Hill Museum and learn about South Africa's journey to democracy. Be humbled as you hear and see the struggles South Africa endured during its societal transitional phases such as the Apartheid. Leaving the hustle and bustle of central Johannesburg behind, the tour will proceed to historical Soweto, an iconic South African township that experienced many student uprisings and much police brutality during the apartheid era. Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, and see the house of Nelson Mandela. After an interesting and thought-provoking day head back to your hotel on a comfortable air-conditioned bus. 

Johannesburg City Walking Excursion

Johannesburg City Walking Excursion

Johannesburg has played a significant role in the history, culture, and demographics of modern South Africa. It has been one of the reasons for many conflicts in South African history, but it is also one of the reason for a diverse country we have today. Explore the City of Gold with a local guide and learn about the history and the current condition of Joburg. The tour will star at the Wing Republic, where you will get an overview of the tour and the history of the city. Walk from Braamfontein to Newtown and get a chance to see the famous Nelson Mandela bridge. Visit the Market theatre and Mary Fitzgerald square in Newtown and learn about the history of South African music and art. Walk to the Workers Compound and learn about the Labourers Immigration Laws of South Africa. And see our Science Discovery centre. Walk to Ferreira Market and visit the Chancellor’s House and learn about the life of Nelson Mandela and OR Tambo as attorneys. Get a chance to see the magistrate court. Walk on Main Street to Gandhi Square named after the famous Mahatma Gandhi, and learn about South Africa’s biggest industry. Visit the fifth tallest building in Africa, the Carlton Centre and visit the ABSA gallery, where they exhibit different art works done by artists from all over Africa. Walk to the last location, Maboneng, Johannesburg’s art world and see the local artists and their work. Have a local lunch End our tour at Home of the bean, a coffee shop where it is easy to get an Uber back.

Le tour de Johannesburg, Musée de l’apartheid et soweto

Le tour de Johannesburg, Musée de l’apartheid et soweto

We will start at the old prison and the old fort ( white prison and native prison ) we will drive in Johannesburg central business ( old minung structure ) We will go the Apartheid museum. ( full history of the south africa struggle ) We will go to the township of Soweto ( most popular ) We see Mandela house and desmond tutu house . Pass in front of the biggest hospital in south africa We will pass by the soweto towers ( now using for jumping ) You have an option to have lunch in soweto ( african restaurant ) we will stop by the hector Peterson museum. than different structure of Soweto ( old house , new house and the rich of soweto)

Joburg ( Soweto ) Apartheid Museum day tour

Joburg ( Soweto ) Apartheid Museum day tour

As soon as you’re picked from your hotel or place of stay, your tour guide will brief you about the activity program of the day before departing to Soweto. On the way to Soweto you pass by the National Football Stadium also known as FNB Stadium which held the major tournaments such as African Cup of Nations in 1996, the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and the African Cup of Nations in 2013. On the way you’ll enter an area called Diepkloof, you’ll walk past street vendors and see the busy life of hustlers as Johannesburg is know as the city of Gold and opportunities. As we get to Orlando west you visit Vilakazi streeet and drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and the past home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You’ll have the opportunity to read about the history Soweto uprising on the 16th of June 1976, which is now celebrated every year on the 16th June as Youth Day. Going forward you drive past the Varsity campus ( Soweto Campus ) of the University of Johannesburg and end your tour with a stop at the largest hospital in the world known as 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’re done at the Apartheid Museum, you head to Johannesburg City nicknamed Egoli in Zulu language. As we enter into the city you get to see the impressive 269 meter Telkom Tower, and the Constitution Hill and Court. During the tour you get to learn about the legal history of Johannesburg. As you head to Newtown you pass the longest Southern African bridge named Nelson Mandela Bridge.

Full Day Soweto, Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Tour

Full Day Soweto, Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Tour

Discover the rich cultural heritage of South Africa's townships on a private day trip from Johannesburg. Meet friendly locals, learn about the city's vibrant historic past, and immerse yourself in the colorful atmosphere of these fascinating communities. Be picked up from your hotel in Johannesburg and head to the affluent suburb of Houghton Estate. Pass by the house of Nelson Mandela, where he lived during his presidency and died in 2013. Stop at the Munro Drive Viewpoint, a national monument built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Admire the scenic view of the world's largest man-made subtropical forest. Drive through Hillbrow, a neighborhood that reflects the influx of immigrants from across Africa. Pass by the Nelson Mandela Bridge, a striking landmark of Johannesburg. Continue to the Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past. Learn about the site's history and its significance in the country's journey to democracy. Drive through the mining district and stop at the Standard Bank Ferreira Mine Stope, one of the very first prospecting sites in the city. Next, visit the Maboneng Precinct, a newly rejuvenated part of town that was once abandoned. With a mix of restaurants, coffee shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries, and retail and studio spaces, the precinct brings life back into the city. Continue to the Apartheid Museum, which unpacks the story of the rise and fall of South Africa's era of segregation and oppression. Afterward, drive past the FNB Stadium, the largest football stadium in Africa. Head to the Diepkloof Park, an upmarket part of Soweto with the most professionals living in the section. Pass by the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the third-largest hospital in the world. Stop at the Orlando Towers, a prominent landmark in Soweto. Drive to Vilakazi Street, the only street in the world that can claim to have had two Nobel Laureates as residents. Visit the Sakhumzi Restaurant, located on Vilakazi Street near the Mandela House Museum. Feast on a variety of traditional South African dishes such as umngqusho (samp and beans), mogodu (tripe), and dombolo (steamed bread). Explore the Mandela House, a museum in the former home of Nelson Mandela. Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, a symbol of resistance against the brutality of the apartheid regime. After a fascinating day, be dropped back at your accommodation in Johannesburg.

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