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  2. Gauteng
  3. Johannesburg
  4. Apartheid Museum

Jo'berg in 1 Day: Soweto, Apartheid Museum & City Tour

Product ID: 182600
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Ready to visit a city within a city? Ready to experience photogenic, bustling Soweto? On this full day tour your local guide, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto, the Apartheid Museum and sites in Johannesburg.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel in Johannesburg
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enter the Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Admire the Regina Mundi Church
  • Visit Vilakazi Street
  • Learn about the country's history at the Apartheid Museum
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Constitutional Hill
Full description
After collecting you from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg, your guide will give you a quick pre departure tour briefing before departing to Soweto (South Western Township). 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. You enter the Diepkloof area, where you will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything. In Orlando West you visit Vilakazi Street - drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

You will have an opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day an innocent little boy called Hector Pieterson gave up his life and kick-started the liberation of South Africa. During this tour you will pass by the Mandela House. A visit into the museum is optional. You continue your tour driving into one of the shanty towns where you get to interact with some of the locals. By now you will have seen the good, the bad and the ugly facets of Soweto. You drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end your tour with a stop at the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

After Lunch on your own account, you will arrive at the world famous Apartheid Museum. Here you will learn about the history and struggle of South Africa during apartheid.

Once you are done with the Apartheid Museum, you head into Johannesburg City and start with the view of the impressive 269 metre Telkom Tower, as seen on many postcards of Johannesburg. You then enter the inspiring Constitution Hill – and Court (when not in session) Political activists like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once held here. During a tour inside you will learn about some of the legal history of Johannesburg.

On your way to Newtown you pass by the longest southern African bridge, named Nelson Mandela bridge. At Mary Fitzgerald Square you can walk on the Jazz Walk of Fame.
You end this tour with a visit to the Carlton Centre, also known as the ‘Top of Africa’. There a lift will elevate you 50 stories for an amazing and total view over the city. In short, this tour offers you a unique Johannesburg experience at an affordable rate.
Includes
  • Everything from pickup to drop off to entrance fees off are included
  • Free onboard uncapped WiFi
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and drinks not included

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• For every individual booking made for this tour, an R50 donation is made to the Motsoaledi Day Care Centre which is used for building upgrade projects and buying what’s on their wish list
Customer reviews
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based on 65 reviews
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Value for money
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MoAfrika Tours

Product ID: 182600