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

Johannesburg: In Mandela's Footsteps Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 380309
Discover Mandela's journey and learn about his experiences as a militant anti-apartheid activist. Embark on a full-day tour to get a better understanding of Johannesburg during the apartheid.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a signboard with your last name on it.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Mandela's history as an anti-apartheid activist
  • Visit Constitution Hill and Lilieslief Farm Museum
  • Explore the Mandela House Museum in Soweto and the Mandela Yard in Alexandra
Full description
Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, a militant, anti-apartheid activist. Hear about how he was forced to serve 27 years in prison before becoming the first South African president to be elected in a full-representative democratic election.

Visit Lielslief Farm, a popular heritage site honoring the South African liberation movement. The history of Liliesleaf Farm stretches back to 1961, to when it served as a nerve center for the liberation movement and was used by Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the ANC, as a place to hideout from the state police and plan the overthrow of the apartheid government.

Pass by the Chancellor House, where Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo ran the first black legal practice in the country from a modest three-story building during the 1950s at the height of apartheid. The major effort of their practice was to help those accused of crimes against the state, and of disobeying the oppressive laws.

Ironically, some of the work carried out there led to later accusations of high treason, for which the two attorneys were arrested in 1956. Continue towards Soweto, Johannesburg’s Western Township and a symbol of fight for freedom. Finally, visit the Mandela House Museum on Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off in Johannesburg or Pretoria
  • Registered guided
  • One bottle of water per person
  • Entry to Constitution Hill
  • Entry to Mandela House (Soweto)
  • Entry to Lilieslief Farm
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour will take place rain or shine
• This tour takes eight hours in total
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March 8, 2020

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