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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: Soweto Half-Day Tour

Johannesburg: Soweto Half-Day Tour

After being collected from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg, your guide will give you a quick pre-departure tour briefing, before you depart for Soweto (South Western Township). On your way to Soweto, you will pass by the National Football Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. You will then enter the Diepkloof area, where you will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything. In Orlando West you will then visit Vilakazi Street, where you will drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela, and past the current home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will also have the opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising that occurred on the 16th of 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 Soweto tour you will pass by the Mandela House, giving you an opportunity to take photos of the father of Africa’s residence. A visit into the museum is also optional (at an extra cost and payable on arrival). You will continue your Soweto tour driving into one of the shanty towns where you will 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 will then drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University, and end your tour with a view of the largest hospital in the world: the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Johannesburg: Soweto Apartheid & Township Tour with Lunch

Johannesburg: Soweto Apartheid & Township Tour with Lunch

After collecting you from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg, your guide will give you a quick tour briefing before you depart for Soweto (South Western Township). Explore the good, the bad, and the ugly facets of this area. On the way to Soweto you will pass the National Football Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 World Cup.  Enter the Diepkloof area, where you will walk past vendors selling just about anything. In Orlando West you will visit Vilakazi Street to drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will have the opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on June 16th 1976, which kick-started the liberation of South Africa. During the tour, you will pass Mandela House. A visit to the museum is optional. The tour continues with a drive to one of the shanty towns, where you will have the chance to interact with some of the locals. Then drive past the Soweto Campus of Johannesburg University and see the view of the largest hospital in the world, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. After lunch in Soweto you will visit the world famous Apartheid Museum. Here you will learn about the history of apartheid and the South African liberation struggle.

Johannesburg: Soweto Tour with Lunch

Johannesburg: Soweto Tour with Lunch

After being picked up from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg or Pretoria, listen to a quick pre-departure tour briefing from your guide before departing to Soweto (South Western Township). On your way to Soweto, pass by the National Football Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. Enter the Diepkloof area, where you will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything. Next, set off for the neighborhood of Orlando West and visit Vilakazi Street. Drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Take the opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on the 16th 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. Then, pass by the Mandela House, giving you an opportunity to take photos of the father of Africa’s residence. Visits inside the museum are optional at an extra cost per person that is payable on arrival. Continue the Soweto tour by 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 include extreme poverty and wealth. Drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end the tour with a view of the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Soweto:half day tour including Mandela House

Soweto:half day tour including Mandela House

We pick you up from your hotel or guest house and enter Soweto,the biggest settlement area in South Africa through Diepkloof Extension. We stop at the welcome to Soweto signage to take pictures and to learn about the demographics, history behind the establishment of Soweto. The tour proceed,we stop at Diepkloof hostels and family units,to view and to learn about the housing project initiated by former President Nelson Mandela. We pass Chris Hani Baragwath hospital on our way to Orlando towers. We stop to share information and to take pictures. We pass Johannesburg University Soweto campus,Rea Vaya bus in transit station on our way to Hector Pieterson memorial named after a 13 year old boy who was brutally murdered during Soweto students uprising in 1976. We proceed to the Popular attraction Vilakazi street,where Mandela museum house is situated. Vilakazi street has a Historical significance; the houses of the two Nobel Prize winners,late President Mandela and late Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu are situated in this street. You do the tour of Mandela museum house to learn about the life of this world icon before his life imprisonment. Hawkers at Hector Pieterson Memorial and in Vilakazi street are selling artifacts, curios and clothing; we give you time to browse the flea market and the curio shop incase there is a need. Lunch is optional. You can taste South African cuisine buffet lunch at Sakhumzi restaurant situated close to Mandela house or have light lunch at the local restaurant. We drop you off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Apartheid Museum & Soweto Tour

Apartheid Museum & Soweto Tour

The apartheid museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world, dealing with the 20th century South Africa. The first of its kind, this museum illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid. Journey with us as we experience the fight for freedom and the struggles our predecessors had to endure so that we can enjoy a land of freedom for all. One cannot truly enjoy freedom, until we have understood what apartheid has done to the nation of South Africa. Tour Highlights - National Football Stadium - Nelson Mandela House - Vilakazi Street - Archbishop Desmond Tutu House - Hector Pieterson Museum - Soweto Campus - Regina Mundi Church - Chris Hani Baragwanah Hospital - Apartheid Museum Price: R1800 per person sharing Duration: 4-7 Hours Departures: Daily Departure Time: 10:00am - 17:00pm All entrance fees are included We offer a safe, affordable and reliable experience to all our tourists

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4.5
(113 reviews)

If you want to learn more about the history of South Africa, you've come to the right place. As serious as the topic of apartheid is and the impressions in the former prison on Constitution Hill and in the Apartheid Museum are very thought-provoking, the trip with our guide Prince was entertaining, fun and informative. He looked after us very well and provided us with a lot of knowledge. A big thank you to Prince - it was very educational!

It was great and very educational. Our guide Ali Chauke was great. He explained and talked so much that you can tell that it is his passion to bring South Africa and its history closer to tourists. I have rarely had such a good guide. I can only recommend that everyone do something like this to get to know the other sides of South Africa.

Michael was amazing!Very knowledgeable very dedicated and very good driver 😃 This is an amazing activity,very much worth the money and time ! Please be prepared for very moving stories at the museums. Highly recommended activity to experience history in Johannesburg!

Our trip was A star. Our guide Prince knew what he was doing and kept us entertained and informed the whole day. We learnt a lot about Soweto and joburg. At the end of the day we still felt like we could continue!! The food was good as well!!

Our guide Thabang was excellent. He was very informative and had good local knowledge. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get an overview of the Soweto community.