1. South Africa
  2. Gauteng
  3. Johannesburg
  4. Soweto

Johannesburg and Soweto Apartheid Full Day Tour

Product ID: 165185
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Explore the heart of bustling Johannesburg, the third largest city in Africa. Visit various Soweto areas where the history of Apartheid began in 1948. Learn about and understand the country's difficult past with a local, knowledgeable guide.
About this ticket
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English, French, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick–up from your Johannesburg or surrounding area hotel. Please note that the pick-up might take up to one hour. Based on the hotel location, you will be picked up between 8am-9am.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the heart of Johannesburg and view landmark buildings and structures including the Carlton Centre Tower and the Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Visit the Apartheid Museum and the house of Nelson Mandela
  • Learn about the county's turbulent past with a local guide
Full description
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.

Stop at the Apartheid Museum in the south of the city that showcases the notorious system of racial discrimination that became synonymous with South Africa from 1948 until 1994. The museum has two entrances labelled ‘white’ and ‘non-white’ giving visitors a tiny taste of some of apartheid’s prejudiced rules. Learn about this system of racial classification inside the museum with harrowing personal testimonials and historical facts.

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 comftable air-conditioned coach. 
 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan or sedan
  • Local driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• Dress code is casual and comfortable, walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 139 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Our full day tour with James was fantastic! He did such a great job at explaining the history and facts about all of our stops and was entertaining as well. It didn’t feel like an all day event since he made everything enjoyable. All of the places we visited were great with a good amount of time at each stop. We definitely learned a lot and tried to soak it all in. I would highly recommend this tour, especially with James!

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March 23, 2020

This was the highlight of my time in South Africa. Amazing tour which gives you a deep understanding of South Africa's history in a way that is very good to follow. My guide was the best! So knowledgeable, so friendly and tailored the tour to out interests. He never grew tired to answer all questions and shared different perspectives. One could really feel how he sincerely enjoys showing us his country. The way he interacted with everyone on the street showed how sincerely nice he is. I also really loved Soweto and the lunch we had. This is not a tour that extensively walks you though the very deprived areas of Soweto to look at poor people which I appreciated. No need for this sort of tourism. On the contrary, you see a real picture and interact with people.

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January 9, 2020

was very good , saw so much , 2 hours not enough time at the apartheid Museum you have to skip through so much of the information , lunch is a bit of a tourist trap and costs 205 Rand for the food which is a lot of money for Soweto but was good .. saw lots of other stuff , sometime we couldn't stop as not safe, Our Tour guide Christian was amazing new some much info and was very funny too.. i had a great time

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December 21, 2019

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