Johannesburg: Soweto Tour with Lunch

Johannesburg: Soweto Tour with Lunch

From $94.21 per person

Explore the largest Black residential area in South Africa on a tour of Soweto (South Western Township). Visit Nelson Mandela's house and the Hector Pieterson Museum dedicated to the boy who kick-started the liberation of South Africa.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Johannesburg or Pretoria
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the poverty and wealth of the Soweto community
  • Visit the Mandela House and Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Explore the vibrant market stalls of the Diepkloof area
  • See Freedom Square and the Freedom Charter Memorial
Full description
After being picked up from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg or Pretoria, listen to a quick pre-departure tour briefing from your guide before departing to Soweto (South Western Township). On your way to Soweto, pass by the National Football Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. Enter the Diepkloof area, where you will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything. Next, set off for the neighborhood of Orlando West and visit Vilakazi Street. Drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Take the opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on the 16th 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. Then, pass by the Mandela House, giving you an opportunity to take photos of the father of Africa’s residence. Visits inside the museum are optional at an extra cost per person that is payable on arrival. Continue the Soweto tour by 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 include extreme poverty and wealth. Drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end the tour with a view of the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
Includes
  • Entry fee into the Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Visit an informal settlement Mandela House Museum
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Walk through the Regina Mundi Church
  • Baragwanath Taxi Rank
  • Maponya Shopping Mall
  • Visit Freedom Square and Freedom Charter Memorial
  • Vilakazi Street
  • See the homes of Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Winnie Madikizela- Mandela, the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela
  • Soccer City Stadium
  • Lunch at a restaurant in Soweto (excluding beverages)
  • Free onboard uncapped WiFi
  • Personal purchases
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes

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

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
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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.

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April 19, 2021

Great experience to konw many things!

February 15, 2020

A faithful trip showing a different face of Africa, the local culture, showing the history of democracy. Really worth!!!

September 27, 2019

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