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

Johannesburg and Soweto: Half Day Tour

Product ID: 171123
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Discover the city center of Johannesburg, whose geometrical design and high skyscrapers bring Manhattan island to mind. Continue towards Soweto, Johannesburg's south western township, a symbol of the fight for freedom.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-up from Johannesburg hotels and surrounding areas.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of Soweto
  • Visit Mandela's House
  • Visit Hector Pieterson
  • Experience a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighborhood life
Full description
Depart from your hotel, heading to the south west township of Johannesburg. Take a route through the Johannesburg south suburbs and see the sleek cars and spacious freeways. Next, discover Johannesburg city with its tall buildings, most of them built during the apartheid era, while you make your way to Soweto. Watch the beautiful scenery disappear as you enter Soweto.

Pass through two iconic landmarks that used to generate power in the township of Soweto and are now normally used for bungee jumping. Drive through Soweto heading to the famous Hector Pieterson Museum with its dark history about the youth uprising in 1976. From here, drive through the township for sightseeing, and finally head to Mandela House Museum on Vilakazi Street. In the museum you will learn about the father of the nation, Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela, who became a world icon.

Finally, hop on back to the tour vehicle returning to your hotel. On route, you will pass through FNB stadium also known as Soccer City or The Calabash, which hosted the opening and closing matches of the 2010 World Cup finals.

 
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to Mandela House and Hector Peterson
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

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Important information
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• Please do not carry any luggage
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