Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7 hours
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It was a great tour. The guide was engaging and knowledgeable. GetYourGuide should give guidelines to participants about tipping. No one on our tour (except me) tipped the tour leader, driver or even the volunteer who gave us a thorough presentation in Hector Pieterson Memorial Park. Please understand the tipping culture in an economy with over 25% unemployment and where everyone needs a gig to survive. 10 - 20 Rand per person goes a long way- that’s 70 - 1.40 $US.
It took a visit from our grandson who lives overseas to ignite our interest in taking this half day tour of Soweto, and we were most impressed by it. A huge advantage was that we were fetched from our residence and taken back home. I was impressed at the level of communication from the organisers. our guide, Michael, was friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. We felt that we had an authentic experience, and in all, thoroughly enjoyed the morning.
The tour was well organised. Worth a half day trip. You get a local tour guide to walk a bit inside Soweto which is a great expensive and gives you a chance to interact with the locals. There was no WiFi on the minivan as indicated but that gave us a chance to concentrate on the guide and appreciate the stops uninterrupted. We covered all the historic stops and took time to take them in.
Picked up from Jo'burg and taken to Sun City. Did an informal tour, about the history of Sun City and all it has to offer from golf, man-made beaches, casinos, hotels, shopping and more. In hindsight the type of place to stay for 2 nights rather than tour for 2 hours. Still very good.
Very interesting experience, we got to know many things about Soweto. The only thing i did not like was visiting the inside of the peoples homes. The way they live is so poor and in some way invading their privacy seems to me just morbid. I would suggest not doing it.