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  2. Gauteng
  3. Johannesburg
  4. Soweto

Johannesburg: Soweto Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 221091
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Ready to visit a city within a city? Ready to experience photogenic, bustling Soweto? On this half-day tour to Soweto, your guide will take you through all the hot-spots of Soweto, as you enjoy a tour which takes you deep into the township culture.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup optional

Pickup is available from your Johannesburg accommodation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive along Vilakazi Street
  • See the homes of Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela
  • Drive past the Mandela House Museum
  • Visit an informal settlement
  • Drive past the Baragwanath Taxi Rank
Full description
After being collected from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg, your guide will give you a quick pre-departure tour briefing, before you depart for Soweto (South Western Township). On your way to Soweto, you will pass by the National Football Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010.

You will then enter the Diepkloof area, where you will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything. In Orlando West you will then visit Vilakazi Street, where you will drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela, and past the current home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will also have the opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising that occurred on the 16th of 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 Soweto tour you will pass by the Mandela House, giving you an opportunity to take photos of the father of Africa’s residence. A visit into the museum is also optional (at an extra cost and payable on arrival). You will continue your Soweto tour driving into one of the shanty towns where you will 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 will then drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University, and end your tour with a view of the largest hospital in the world: the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
Includes
  • Transfers in a comfortable vehicle
  • Pickup in Johannesburg
  • Entrance to Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Entrance into the Regina Mundi Church
  • Vilakazi Street
  • View of Mandela House in Soweto
  • View Desmond Tutu House and Winnie Mandela House
  • Visit to an information settlement
  • Views of the Soweto cooling towers
  • Views to the Baragwaneth Hospital
  • Free onboard uncapped WiFi
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Personal purchases
  • Entrance fees to the Nelson Mandela House Museum

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Meeting point

Pickup is available from your Johannesburg accommodation.

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MoAfrika Tours

Product ID: 221091