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Soweto, Apartheid Museum & Lunch Full Day Tour

With guides born and bred in Soweto you get the low down on the real Soweto! Experience the photogenic bustling Soweto, a shebeen lunch and the Apartheid Museum. This is the best value for money day tour in South Africa right now!

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  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Easy
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Description

A percentage of the fee is donated to informal settlements, feel free to bring food and old clothes for donation.

We will pick you up and drop you off ANYWHERE in Johannesburg!

Departure/Return Location: Any hotel/address in Johannesburg 

Departure Time: Daily departures starting at 9h00am 

Return Time: Approximately 16h00pm

On this day tour your guide, who was born and raised in Soweto, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto. 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. We enter the Diepkloof  area and walk down a residential area of an informal settlement past make shift homes and stop in on a Pre-school. You pass vendors selling just about anything. In Orlando West we visit vibrant Vilakazi Street  and drive past the home of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.  You will have a chance to visit the museum of the former home of Nelson Mandela [at own expense] and learn a little about this incredible man.  

You will visit the Hector Pieterson Museum which is a very moving experience. Read about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day, an innocent 16 year old boy called Hector Pieterson was shot and killed in the street. He was one of many who died that day but his is the face that kick-started the liberation of South Africa. 

By now you will have seen the good, the bad and the ugly faces of Soweto. You drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.  Lunch will be in a restaurant in Soweto or  Local Shebeen [beer hall/bar] 

After Lunch in Soweto, we visit the world famous Apartheid Museum. Here you will learn about the history and struggle of South Africa during the terror of apartheid.  

(please note that on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday lunch will most likely be served at an alternative restaurant in Soweto, due to most Shebeens being closed) 

Return to accommodation around 16h00 in the afternoon

Highlights

  • Visit a shanty town to interact with local people and meet vibrant young community leaders
  • Drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street and the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Learn about the history of South Africa at the world famous Apartheid Museum
  • Stop for a traditional lunch
  • Entrance fees into Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Visit an informal settlement
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Walk through the Regina Mundi Church
  • Diepkloof ext
  • Baragwanath Taxi Rank
  • Maponya Shopping Mall
  • The Soccer City Stadium
  • Visit Freedom Square and Freedom
  • Charter Memorial

Itinerary

Collection:  Hotel or residence in Johannesburg

Time: 9h00

  • Quick pre-departure tour briefing before departing to Soweto (South Western Township)
  • Pass by the National Football Stadium City
  • Diepkloof area
  • Orlando West we visit Vilakazi Street
  • Home of Nelson Mandela [entrance for own account]
  • Pass the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu 
  • Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Lunch
  • Apartheid Museum


Reviews

James 14/02/2019 

Absolutely loved the apartheid museum, the tour guide was great and told good jokes! 

Kate 21/01/2019

So much pride for this country, this tour really showed how rich the culture and heritage of this country is.
Vincent 15/01/2019
Great value for money, our tour guide was so knowledgeable about sharing his experience and life in Soweto.

What’s excluded

  • Entrance fee Nelson Mandela House Museum
  • Personal purchases
  • Optional gratuities
R 1,300 8 Hours , Easy

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