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  2. Gauteng
  3. Johannesburg
  4. Apartheid Museum

Johannesburg: Half-Day Apartheid Museum Tour

Product ID: 269852
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Understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like with a guided 3-hour visit to the Apartheid Museum. Discover a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past.
About this activity
Duration 4 - 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup optional

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel/accommodation in Johannesburg.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Ride an emotional roller coaster with a 3-hour visit to the Apartheid Museum
  • Experience the rise and fall of apartheid on a guided tour of the museum
  • Explore 22 individual exhibition areas
  • Enjoy convenient pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in Johannesburg
Full description
Explore the rise and fall of the apartheid at the Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, in Johannesburg. Embark on an emotional 3-hour journey with a guide, and hear the sad story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny.

After pickup from your hotel in Johannesburg, make your way with your guide to the Apartheid Museum. Once you've entered the museum, discover a series of 22 individual exhibition areas assembled and organized by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, filmmakers, historians, and designers. 

Learn about the policy of apartheid, implemented in 1948 by the white elected National Party government, which turned 20 million people into second class citizens, damning them to a life of servitude, humiliation, and abuse. See provocative film footage, photographs, text panels, and artifacts illustrating the events and human stories of apartheid.

Bring your dramatic journey to an end with the election of Nelson Mandela, the prisoner you became president, in 1994. The liberation of the nation and people of South Africa from apartheid is the climax of a tale of resistance, courage, and fortitude.

It is not uncommon for 3 hours in the museum to feel too short. The local partner's guides will try to adjust the schedule to your liking if this is the case for you. After your museum visit, the tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel in Johannesburg.
  • Entrance to the Apartheid Museum
  • 3-hour guided museum visit
  • Pickup and drop-off in Johannesburg
  • Transfers in a comfortable vehicle
  • Free uncapped Wi-Fi aboard your vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Souvenirs

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Your guide will pick you up from your hotel/accommodation in Johannesburg.

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From US$ 54 Per group up to 3

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MoAfrika Tours

Product ID: 269852