• Duration: 5 Hours
  • Easy
  • Reduced cancellation fees may apply (t&c)

  • Pick up available
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Highlights 

  • Visit to Soweto 
  • View the Hector Pieterson Museum 
  • See Vilakazi Street
  • View the Orlando Cooling towers
  • 24 Hour cancellation available  

Best in Guided Soweto Tours

Experience a city within a city! Our half-day Soweto tour is an opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city and learn more about events that shaped South Africa’s past. Born and raised in Soweto, your tour guide takes you to historic sites and cultural hotspots to showcase the city’s rich history and its modern-day culture.

From the dusty streets of Motsoaledi informal settlement to the vibrant cultural hub of Vilakazi Street and iconic heritage sites that commemorate the city’s turbulent past and the peoples struggle for freedom and equality; you’re encourage to interact with the people of Soweto and not just spectate.

Itinerary

Experience Soweto

After pick-ups, we convene at FNB Soccer Stadium on the outskirts of Soweto. Meet your guide and listen to a short explanation of the famous soccer stadium and the role it played in Soweto’s history.

We set off to the heart of Soweto, driving past Baragwanath Hospital, an enormous taxi rank and the historic suburb of Diepkloof. Our first stop in Soweto is at Motsoaledi informal settlement. Walk through the streets with your guide past street cafés and craft markets to a community centre that MoAfrika sponsors. Greet and meet the people in the settlement and learn more about their way of life.

We continue on through Orlando West to the hub of Soweto. We stop outside Regina Mundi Church and Freedom Square for a quick overview (optional to go inside) and then go to the Hector Pieterson Museum for a formal tour.

We make our way down the vibrant Vilakazi Street, past iconic monuments and the homes of Nelson and Winnie Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Time permitting, you have the option of stopping at Nelson Mandela Museum for a visit (own cost).

The morning ends at the massive Soweto Towers. This tour excludes lunch so grab yourself something to eat and drink (own cost) from a café, stroll around the craft market and watch people or join in bungee jumping off the towers (own cost and time permitting). 

After a fascinating morning in Soweto, your guide takes you back to your accommodation in Johannesburg.

What's included

  • Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi 
  • Collection and drop off from any address in Johannesburg
  • Transfer in an air-conditioned tour vehicle
  • Hector Pieterson Museum entrance fee

What's excluded

  • Lunch and beverages
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Entrance fee Nelson Mandela House Museum 

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Warm Jacket
  • Sunscreen

Important information

Group tours

MoAfrika Tours and its service providers offer cost effective group tours and transfers ranging from 2 - 12 persons per vehicle, please do inform us if you would prefer a private tour (additional rates may apply). 

Collection / Drop off

Collection from any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg between 07:30am - 09:30am and 13:30 - 14:30.

Drop-off at any hotel or address in Johannesburg from 13:30 and 17h30.

Please note

If you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of your travels, we suggest reserving a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00. 

Cancellation policy

  • 41 days notice: 100% charge
  • 42 days notice: 25% charge
  • 55 days notice: 50% charge

Reviews!

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A must Do!

We did the half day Soweto tour with guide Khutso. It was excellent, such an insightful and interesting experience, it brought together all of the aspects of race and discrimination that had gripped the country over the years. Thanks again to Khutso for being an enthusiastic and energetic guide.

By Andre Retief

Day Well Spent with Lovely Locals

We did the half day Soweto tour with guide Khutso. It was excellent, such an insightful and interesting experience, it brought together all of the aspects of race and discrimination that had gripped the country over the years. Thanks again to Khutso for being an enthusiastic and energetic guide.

By Andrew Allday

Brilliant

Took a half day tour of soweto including lunch at chaf pozi shebeen. Brilliant! Our guide welcome (kamochello) was so knowledgeable and gave us so much insight into Soweto, it's people and generally of South Africa. My elderly parents came too and everyone was so accommodating of their physical difficulty to walk for too long ..everything was tailored fit! Would highly recommend

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By Illana Kadim

Money Back Guaranteed

Went on soweto day tour with moafrika tours. Very professional service and definately a must do if you in Johannesburg.

By Tammy Johnson

Day Well spent (:

We went to Soweto Tour as a group with Moafrika tours! Josef & Khutso were guiding We had a wonderful experience, all thanks to Moafrika tours. So professionals & I will definately come back for more tours

By Sithabile G

Amazing Tour

We went with MoAfrika on the Soweto tour. It was awesome. We spent more than half the day touring and we learnt so much. Our guide was well educated and knew everyone wherever we went. My favourite part was being introduced to the children in the townships. I will never forget this experience. Such a great eye opener. Enter this tour with an open heart.

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By Emily Dib

Ottimo tour denso di emozioni

Abbiamo scelto di fare il tour di Soweto con Moafrica viste le belle recensioni su TripAdvisor e non posso che confermare a pieni voti. Pick-up puntale all'hotel e in quello degli altri, in totale eravamo in 11 tutti di diverse nazionalità. La nostra guida Nick fin da subito ci ha spiegato tutta la storia della township e di Mandela. Le soste programmate del tour erano organizzate in modo ottimale con il tempo sufficiente per vedere ogni cosa. Nick ci ha accompagnato in ogni spostamento dandoci anche del tempo a disposizione individuale per girare in base ai nostri interessi senza mai farci sentire in pericolo. È stata una mattina emozionante, non si può venire in sud Africa senza fare la visita di soweto con Moafrica. Consigliatissimo, 10 e lode.

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By SabrinaVarese Genoa, Italy

Trip to Soweto

I couldn’t recommend this tour more. I was only in Johannesburg for one evening and really wanted to visit Soweto and Mandela’s house. My tour guide was called Stephenson and he was fantastic his knowledge of the history of South Africa was brilliant and he went out of his way to accommodate what I wanted from the tour. It is definitely worth a trip to see Soweto if you get a chance and this is a great company to help you out

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Comprehensive tour showing several sides of Soweto

This was a great half-day tour which showed the variety of different communities in Soweto and provided background on the political context of what made Soweto so important in the anti-apartheid movement. Important Note: As other reviewers have said, the "half-day"ness of the tour really just means that there is not lunch included. There was water provided in the van and we did stop for a bathroom break where we were able to buy drinks but recommend bringing a snack to get you through the day. We did not get back to the hotel until around 2:30 and were glad to have something to snack on. The extra time comes from driving to pick up different group members at their hotels -- something we enjoyed because it gave us a chance to see different neighborhoods around the city before we headed to Soweto.

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By M4743OVrebeccah

Excellent Tour

I did the tour with Stanley. One of the best guides I've ever had. Soweto has a lot of history and this one was the most interesting tour I've done in SA. If you have the time, I suggest you buy some toys for the little kids or make a donation for the school. You'll be a big hero, since most kids there have nothing to play with but paper guns. It got a bit overwhelming because there was so many of them hugging us that I didn't realise I've could help them out with a few rands. Strongly recommend this one :)

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By JohnMMacedo

Excellent experience

I have read some reviews and there are both good and bad so I was a bit worried at first. However, I would say I had an excellent experience and our guide, Tabang, was perfect;

By Smarttz H

Soweto short trip

Don’t often leave a review - but Stanley is one of the best guides ever! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon and your great conversation :)

By MarkS6552

Great SoWeTo night tour

Our guide was very knowledgable. Everything was on time. We learnt a lot about South Africa, its culture and people. We visited some local places with food and drink. We do recommend this tour!

By Aleksander K Warsaw, Poland

Very emotional experience

Our guide "Nick" was very experienced and knowledgeable. He took us on a very diverse and mesmerizing tour through Soweto. Finding out how people actually live in Soweto was for me a very emotional and touching experience. There is so much these people need and I want to help them more in the future.

By almayn Hamburg, Germany

A memorable experience

The name Soweto holds so much meaning for those of us old enough to remember the anti-Apartheid protests (even those of us who watched it on the TV news, half a world away). To visit that place - almost sacred ground, but also living, struggling communities - was remarkable. As others have said, the ethics or whether or not to go are tricky, but you are welcomed and the tours clearly do at least a little good - revenue for the community but also awareness for the rest of us. Thanks to our terrific guide, Thabang - very well-organised, on time, and informative - and to the community members who showed us around. Very grateful.

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By Kelly G Melbourne, Australia

What an uplifting experience!

Our Tour Guide, Stanley, was an amazing guide.I took my two kids, 14 and 10, on the tour not knowing if it was a 'kids thing'. Both kids were drawn into the life and experience of living in the lower place of Soweto. We visited Upper class, middle class and lower place villages. The Hector Pietersen experience was tragic and we all fell for the beautiful people of Soweto back in 1976. The Nelson Mandela museum was an interesting place and we all loved the history. Well worth the money we spent

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By brookb185 Melbourne, Australia

Brave poeple of Soweto

On Septembre 17th, my wife and I took the guided with Stanley from MoAfrika Tours. What a great and knowledgeable guide. Very social too. This tour of Soweto was eye opening. The people of South Africa are strong and resilient. Thanks Stanley keep up the great work

By Cruisers1985 Longueuil, Canada

Great experience

A very real look at the conditions and history of Johannesburg’s depressed neighborhoods. Excellent and professional insight by Stanley!

By firstofflaston

Excellent tour! There is even a half day tour if you have jet lag!

We had jet lag and woke up late. The hotel concierge was no where to be found. TripAdvisor saved the day using the hotel WiFi. BTW, obtain VPN prior to arriving in So. Africa, it is safer. We were able to book through TripAdvisor as we did not have any African Rand, it was convenient and easy. Excellent educational tour. Words and pictures can't describe what happened in Soweto. MoAfrika picked us up at our hotel and then drove us to meet the full day tour after lunch. They could not have made this more convenient. We went to a museum, Soweto and saw various neighborhoods. Like any other town now, it has a flourishing middle class and upper class area. The new migrants are in a different area, we visited all 3 areas. Saw the new hospital and was impressed with the guides descriptions of what it offered. I highly recommend this tour and the full day tour is better

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By Charlene L Pleasanton

Informative and an eye opener

Really enjoyed this. Stanley has all the knowledge you’ll ever need for a Soweto tour and the history of South Africa during challenging times. We also really enjoyed the walk through part of the township. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

By Adam B

Refunded ticket when holiday cancelled

Unfortunately we had to cancel our holiday at the last minute. After a couple of emails, MoAfrika Tours, agreed to refund the whole cost of the Soweto tour ticket :)

By Glitter55 Londo

Informative and well-organized tour

- Reservation is very easy and convenient. I chatted with the agent through the chat window on MoAfrica official website. Response is also very quick. Love it. - Punctuality is superb. Driver/guide Bobo came exactly at 1.00 to pick us up as agreed. - Guide is very informative. He is very knowledgeable of Soweto and South Africa's history. - The only downside is the food. Please don't bring us to the same restaurant as flies started to swarm us when the food arrive. It was not a very pleasant sight to see. The meat was also very dry and tough.

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By RichardSiburian Singapore, Sin

Soweto Tour - A Must Do

A big thank you to our guide Nick, who with great passion and enthusiasm, showed off his wonderful city. This tour covers many different sites of interest, including Soweto. Nick did a wonderful job of driving us around, safely, explained the history of each site, generously stopped when requested, to buy souveniers, to take photos etc. Thanks once again Nick, you made our visit to JoBerg extra special

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By Liz L Melbourne, Australi

Outstanding Tour & Service!

These guys are pro's! I used them for private tours for my wife and I three times during our visit to South Africa! Soweto, Johannesburg, and Pretoria! If you can, try to get Clement to be your guide. He is ALL class and extremely knowledgeable! MoAfrika Tours are professionals worthy of your time and investment!

By CraigC2949 Humble, Texas

JeannetteYO Johannesburg, South Africa

Stopping at FNB Soccer City, driving through "Beverly Hills", past the hostels and on to the Walter Sisulu Freedom Square in the heart of Kliptown was an experience of a lifetime! Visiting Regina Mundi Church with the most beautiful stained glass windows depicting the Soweto uprising gave a glimpse into what life was like during the 1970's apartheid era. Maponya Mall, Hector Peterson museum and surrounds, Vilakazi Street with a final stop for lunch at the landmark Cooling Towers gave a taste of the old and contemporary Soweto. An experience not to be missed!!!

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By JeannetteYO Johannesburg, Sout

Awesome tour

Coming all the way from Singapore, my partner and I really wanted a glimpse of Soweto. We chanced upon this half-day tour and we were glad the arrangement was made so easily despite being at very late notice. Bobo our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and shared with sincerity. Thank you for a really good time and also dropping us off at the airport!

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By FirdausM213

Educational and enjoyable tour

Picked up from hotel but a bt if messing about with two minibuses and getting everyone together. A but irritating at first But the trip was very good. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave a good account of the history and key events Went on a bit at the end and could have shortened the stop around the memorial to the children shot in the protest against apartheid.

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By Walker673 Bedford, United King

The tour touched my heart

I will start off by sharing that there had been confusion in the pick up date and time. When we were waiting for our pickup, and realized we may have been forgotten, we got on the phone. MoAfrika had a different date listed for us. They did some "juggling" and arranged to have a guide come and get us within the hour. What could have been a major let down, turned out to be incredibly accommodating. They took care of our needs and rocked it! Now, for the tour itself. What makes for a great tour? A sensitive and informative tour guide who knows how to pace him/herself. These are qualities that Mdu has. Mdu took us through Soweto, both via van and on foot, pointing out noteworthy sites and sharing the history. He was able to deliver information that is challenging in such an accessible way. Mdu was most open when asked any question. On a personal note, it felt awkward to be driving by the dwellings of people who live in such extreme poverty. Seeing the tin houses and hostels was not comfortable. Yet, we were able to have the discussion with Mdu. I valued seeing all types and standards of living and this is part of what my heart will carry. The current living situations are one of many moments of the tour that touched me deeply. Learning about Hector Pieterson and the Youth Uprisings of 1976. as well as other activities from that era now have a profound impact on my being. I really have to thank Mdu for this gift and MoAfrika for making this happen. With this review comes much gratitude.

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By Elise G Hudson River Valley, N

History

Some of the great leaders grew up in Soweto, Nelson Mandela, Desmond tutu. Again this is a must see, I had a privat tour of Soweto and Maggie was very knowledgeable taking me around and explaining everything to me . A must see

By Geri S Abu Dhabi, United Arab

Excellent!

We had an afternoon tour of Soweto and it was incredible. This vibrant yet poverty stricken area of Jo’burg is worth seeing! We were picked up in the middle of our 15min pick up window and the tour proceeded to follow an organised and well informed route. The highlight, was probably the tour through the Shanty Settlement and allowing us to enter the guides home which had 6 small rooms that housed 24 people! Crazy! People will say there’s not much to do in this city... blatant lie! Do this tour!

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By MFC31 London, United Kingdom

Very and definitely interesting

The guide who was also the driver of the mini-bus was very good but at times had to concentrate on driving and therefore difficult to hear.

By Kerrel W

Fascinating and Unexpected

MoAfrika Tours were very efficient at responding to my initial enquiries, providing all the necessary information I had requested. Once booked, the confirmation that highlighted the itinerary and stops on the tour was sent promptly. On the day, our tour guide, Khutso TG Modishane, arrived promptly to collect us from our residence. He was friendly, informative, and professional, pointing out points of interest along the way. The actual tour was fascinating and unexpected and flexible. A half day tour was perfect to experience all the main sights and it was a real treat to be able to experience it with someone local.

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By laurenho London, United Kingdo

Very moving experience

The team a Mo Africa were able to get us on the tour at very late notice by us. Picked up promptly from hotel and then taken with a few other parties on a mini bus to township of Soweto. Amazing experience with plenty of interesting information from our guide Bobo. My understanding of Soweto was of a shanty town made famous by Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu but it's so much more and so much more diverse in terms of housing than that. One of the most interesting parts of the journey was the guided tour from a local of one of the Soweto shanty towns and a visit to a families home. A real eye opening experience and something I think my kids will never forget. A must do when visiting Johannesburg

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By karmakoma_steel

SOWETO : the forgotten

A very emotional visit as well as the back up in the worse times of South African 's History with the Apartheid Museum visit .....but today, Soweto IS the present . Isn't the situation of 4 million people an ultra priority for the whole country including the African South African politician leaders ? what about the other smaller "Sowetos" of this country ? I believe that the next year vote will be one of the most important in the South African history .... never forget to vote , remember : one man , one vote Good Luck your french friend

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By Patricia E

nice toure

The tour was very good, especially the guide, he was prepared, very nice, and has a good voice to listen from the van. but we did not go to the church as the itinerary said. I think it was because we were out of time, but that disappointed me. The rest very good. I would put a 4

By Sofi R

Soweto now and then

This is a very informative tour and I highly recommend it. Our guide provided us with a lot of information about Soweto and since he grew up there this offered a more personal insight. In my opinion the highlights of the tour were the visit of the Hector Pieterson-Museum and the short walk in Soweto. The museum was a very powerful experience and made us remember what Apartheid did - and not that long ago. My only regret is that due to my flight schedules I could not do a full day tour which would have included the Apartheid Museum

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By Martina T London

Good, not perfect

I liked very much the tour. It is as advertised but the shuttle is very full and the guide speaks very low. People in the back of the bus cant listen. Should have a mic. Gostei do tour apesar de ser ruim para ouvir quem esta no fundo do onibus. Vale a pena para visitar soweto

By uismbt Sao Paulo, SP

This was a terrific tour

My husband and I booked a half-day tour of Soweto, just the two of us with a driver/guide. It was terrific! The guide was a Sowetan himself, and clearly loved the place. We talked for hours, and learned so much. Seeing the Freedom Charter monument was very moving, and we really enjoyed visiting a project that helps kids in the neighborhood. The buffet lunch on Vilakazi Street was a great way to top off the experience

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By HelloWorld58 Cape Town, South

Helen v San Ramon, California

I found Tsholo to be extremely friendly and competent guide on our half day tour of Soweto. Even though I’m a native South African , I learned many new facts I was not aware of. Really was an emotional experience giving candy to the little children in the shanty town was and seeing the Hector Peterson memorial . Mo was our guide of the shanty town and enjoyed his positive and polite manner. Though Soweto has many poor areas , I was given hope that many improvements have and are currently being made to help people.

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By Helen v San Ramon, California

Terrific tour with Thebang!

We had the best tour guide, Thebang - a knowledgeable, articulate and passionate young man from Soweto. He was so proud to take us on this tour and we also went on a walk through the poorest part of town (yes, it was very safe). We saw Vilakazi St, the Hector Pietersen museum and memorial, FNB stadium, Regina Mundi church and the different classes of Soweto. The tour concluded with a fantastic braai lunch at Chaf Pozi. Can't recommend the tour highly enough. It is very moving, and a real eye opener

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By Charlatte74 Yeppoon, Australia

Interesting and informative tour

Having never been to Soweto, or Johannesburg, I'm glad we went on this tour. MoAfrika were professional, friendly and informative and allowed us to see a side of Jo'burg and Soweto without feeling like we were intruding into people's personal space

By DIF483 London, United Kingdom

Tolle Tour mit erfahrenem Guide

Es war eine faszinierende Tour durch Soweto. Unser Guide war bestens informiert über die Gegend und die zeitlichen Geschehnisse, wodurch man einen tiefen Einblick in die Entstehung des Viertels und in das Leben der dort lebenden Menschen bekommen hat

By steveeh2015 Nuremberg, Germany

A Short Day Trip

We only had one day in Johannesburg so we did a quick day tour. Thabang took us to capital hill to see the prison where Mandela once was held. This was an educational tour, and the layout is well designed so that the old part and the new part (where congressional meetings are held) can both be seen together. Afterwards, we stopped in Soweto too drive around. The best part of the tour was getting out of the vehicle to see the Township. During this time, we talked with some of the citizens who lived there and listened to their frustrations about the government’s lack of caring towards providing running water and safe electricity to the town. We went on a tour of someone’s house. Although the conditions were dire, it was heartwarming to hear about how everyone worked together to help support each other when it came to education, weddings, funerals and just everyday interactions. We stopped at a local shop were handcrafted items are made by locals. Afterwards, we went to lunch in what used to be a coal power plant. The location has since been turned into a hip spot where youth congregate to listen to DJ music and eat barbecue and pap. We ate as much as we could of the ribs, smoked wings and sausage before moving on to a tour of the area where Mandela lived after Robben Island. We finished the day with a very sad, yet informative tour of the children’s effort to end Apartheid at the Hector Pieterson Museum. Thabang did a good job of explaining the fateful events that happened to those children, before giving us time to browse the moving exhibits

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By 5Atlantans Atlanta, Georgia

Very good half-day tour, recommended

I visited Soweto with my family on a half-day tour in late August 2018. MoAfrika provided the tour. We were picked up from the house we were staying at and then transported to the apartheid Museum where the tour guide Nick was waiting for us. We did not enter the museum, we headed directly to Soweto with 03 other travelers. Nick had a friendly, lighthearted, fun but professional attitude toward his guiding. He showed us many interesting locations in and around Soweto. It was a very interesting experience, and we learned a lot about the history of the area. The apartheid era history of Soweto is very tragic, but currently there is a vibrance and energy to the area. One of the most interesting areas we visited was an informal settlement, where Nick handed us off briefly to another tour guide named Sizwe who showed us his community. The area is desperately poor, but the people are friendly and optimistic

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By HuacachinaDotCom Ica, Peru

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!

Thabang led an incredible half day tour. Well paced, informative, authentic. Collection from any Johannesburg address is a plus, as is the opportunity to get out of the bus and meet the incredible people of Soweto. Highly recommended.

By 723garethd Paris, France

Excellent half day tour

Although it took quite a while to pick everyone up in the morning, we certainly got our money’s worth on this tour. Our guide/driver was Tsholo. He was excellent! He was very easy to talk with and gave us great commentary as we traveled.. Julia was our guide for the walking tour, and she was also personable and excellent. I would highly recommend this tour to others. But be aware that even though it is advertised as half day, we opted to eat with the group and got back to our B and B at 4pm.. So almost a full day.

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By Navigate625131 Cincinnati, Ohi

Very moving experience

Please take the Soweto tour. This tour was fascinating. We were deeply moved in particular by our half hour walk through the Soweto squatters camp. Our guide Tsholo prepared us well for this unique experience. He guided us with a lot of information about all the places and sights we saw this day. He asked us thought provoking questions, which helped deepen our understanding. We very much appreciated Tsholo as our guide. Barbara Baumann, Canada

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By Erich B

Fantastic Soweto tour with a local

We loved loved loved the Soweto tour with Thabang, our guide, who grew up there. He is extremely well informed and shared his knowledge with humour and pride. Upon request he showed us the Freedom Charter monument and Mama Winnie's house, which were not originally included in the itenary. I hope to bring many overseas guests to see this vibrant city and her beautiful people witn Thabang

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By Gielie V Pretoria, South Afric

Full day tour

A great ,safe way to get to see Jo Berg. Tsholo gave us a unique and informative perspective of his city. From his growing up in Soweto,apartheid, education,economy & how to drive . All with an enthusiastic smile

By 984PeterR

Great tour

The tour was an eye opener. The tour guide, Thabang was tremendously good. He gave detailed information about all the places we visited. It gave me a proper understanding about the way of life in jozi(SoWeto). But I would recommend tourists get ready an hour before the stated pickup

By benedictaq2018

Very interesting and moving tour.

Our guide (Thabang) was a star. He kept us engaged and entertained throughout. An authentic slice of soweto seen from the ground up

By tunji a

Excellent guide and tour

The guide was from Soweto, and provided an on the ground experience, including walking through various neighborhoods there. He provided us with a realistic experience in and overview of various parts of Soweto, including time out of the vehiçle in Kliptown, at the Church, and the museum which was full of schoolchildren. My only regret is that we did not have time to spend a full day there

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By GusnLiz Brattleboro, Vermon

Brilliant insight into an interesting township

While only in Johannesburg briefly I wanted to try and get a feel for the culture in the limited time I had there. I decided to do the half day tour of Soweto and I was very happy that I chose MoAfrika as the tour group to do this with. Our tour guide -Thabang- was awesome and being a 3rd generation Soweton he had a really deep knowledge of the township and it's history. Thabang took us from the wealthier parts of Soweto to the lower class areas where we able to walk around one area and meet some of the locals. We went up Vilakazi street to Nelson Mandela's house and to the Hector Pieterson museum and the famous Orlando towers and while going between all these attractions Thabang informed us on the significance and history of them and also other places of the area that we passed. In all it was a great day and really gave me an insight into Soweton culture and education on the history of a place which played such a significant part in one of histories most recent darker periods. The only real negative was that it was incredibly hot and it would be nice if water was provided on the tour. If you are in the area and have limited time I highly recommend this Tour. Thanks Thabang and MoAfrika!

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By George H

This excursion will give you plenty of Joberg culture

If you only have half a day and you cannot take the full day Johannesburg tour, this is a great way to learn about the history and culture of Joberg. You will take a trip through some areas of Joberg that aren't that well visited, however, if you really want to understand the history and what life is like for everyone, this is a great trip to take

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By uhsigmanu Plano, Texas

Nice tour

I found MoAfrika when I was looking for Safari tours. Their website seemed was very complete and a got a quick answer for muito doubts. In the negotiation, I got a half day Soweto tour. First of all, everything went well in the safari. Despite a misunderstanding about my pick up address, they made it. The Soweto tour was really nice. I had heard some disapoiting opinions about others agencies. However, I had a great experience. It was not just a drive around the neighbourhood or a walk tô Mandela's house, there was also a visit to Regina Mundi's church, a shanty Town and a social project. We could heard from locals their work, visiting important sites. During all the time, I felt secure. Finally, Bobo was really helpful and gentle. Defenetly I recomend MoAfrika's tours

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By jonatas_pabis Curitiba, PR

a nice way to see highlights of Soweto

this is not the world's greatest tour, but it's OK. Considering how tickets got cheaper as you added more people, I thought we would be a group of three alone...didn't really expect such a big group for the tour. The tour was really only about 2 1/2 hours by the time you take out transit time at the beginning and end. The visit to the n.g.o. in Kliptown was rather frustrating. We're still not sure what they do and how many people they are serving. It could be a much more effective fundraiser with a bit of polish on the presentation. For people who have been around poverty, it's really quite frustrating. Now I've been to Soweto, I don't expect I'll ever really be back...I'm satisfied

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By fozjon Patna, India

Great day!

My friends and I booked a half day tour of Soweto as well as the evening tour of the township. High: Our guide Nqobile, (wish we had him for both tours!) Low: Because we had both day and evening tours booked, the sad part was that our lunch and dinner was at a place that has one set menu

By Lenscia

Very informative tour exceeded expectations

We had an afternoon in Joburg before a one day safari and contacted Moafrica to check possibility of Soweto tour and am I glad that we did. Our tour guide Stanley was an absolute mine of information, there was no question left unanswered and we came away with a much greater understanding of recent history of South Africa and recent events. We were delighted we chose this tour and can only recommend Stanley and his patience with all the questions and expansive knowledge. If you have a half day free would really recommend

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By redsleuth Dublin, Ireland

Eye-opening visit to Soweto

MoAfrika offer a relaxed, laid-back tour with guides from this vibrant township of more than 1.8 million people. Apart from the thoughtful museum explaining the 1976 student uprisings against the apartheid regime, the visit to Nelson Mandela's house, the Vilikasi Street vibe, the cooling towers, the most striking experience is found in the daily lives of township people. There are substantial contrasts in living conditions ranging from mansions to very basic shanties but an enduring theme is an entrepreneurial 'can do' attitude! This, above all, is the learning for visitors to Africa

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By anthilldotnet Cape Town, South

Very good tour

I am very happy i did this tour, I learned so much thanks to our driver Tsholo. He really gave me a lot of information about history and present. The only thing i would change is book a longer tour, i feel like half day is not enough especially if you want to explore the marketplaces.

By 858melam

Great way to spend a Sunday

Brilliant guide showed us the real Soweto, he was funny and gave us great insights. My favourite thing in Soweto were the people who were really friendly

By getlocal_africa Johannesburg,

Beeindruckende Erfahrung

Wir hatten viel Glück mit unserem Guide Tsholo, der uns Soweto in kurzer Zeit mit viel Empathie, Charme und Sachkunde näher gebracht hat. Besonders beeindruckend war der Besuch eines informal settlements.

By mb06 Hamburg, Germany

Half day Soweto tour with Stanley

Highly recommend this tour with Stanley as the guide. He gave us a a real experience of Soweto as someone who lives there and is very knowledgeable about the history and the culture. Stanley was able to present all the facts with both understanding and humour. We saw where Nelson Mandela used to live as well as where people today reside in shacks waiting for permanent accomodation to become available. Our ages ranged from 13 to 80 years and everyone enjoyed the tour and learnt so much about the people of Soweto. Highly recommend

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By Explorer110348 Sun City, South

A world apart

More than a hill divides Johannesburg from Soweto. An interesting and informative way to learn about the history and ongoing economic divisions in South Africa if you only have a little time

By Karen B

Behind the scenes: insight into Soweto daily life

We had a short layover in Jburg and booked a private half-day tour to Soweto with MoAfrika Tours. Our guide Thabang picked us up in the airport and our tour started from the first minutes in the car as Thabang told us about our plan for the day and interesting facts about SA, Jburg and Soweto along the way. We saw how different classes of people live together in Soweto, visited Motsoaledi informal settlement and talked with local residents, visited classical sites such as Mandela's House and had a nice braai lunch. We made it to the airport just in time despite the traffic and Thabang even managed to squeeze in a 10 min stop for us to do our souvenir shopping on the way back. Overall it was interesting to listen to Thabang and we had great time. Thank you MoAfrica!

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By Angela K

Educational and enjoyable

Thoroughly enjoyed our time in Soweto. It was a real eye opener and we were taken to all the important places and landmarks. We especially enjoyed the walking tour through the informal settlement. A portion of the tour fees are given directly to this community which is a wonderfull way to give to the less fortunate. The tour guides were knowledgeable and engaging. Highly recommend!!

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By Dax2227

Great tour to Soweto

Had a really nice tour to Soweto with MoAfrica! Our guide, Thabang, was really knowledgable and could answer all of our questions. I think the half day tour gives a good insight into Soweto, would definitely recommend!

By Laura D

Soweto Gold

A fantastic experience - fun and informative, and out guide was great. The grand finale at the Orlando towers where we had lunch was fantastic, with a vibe that made us want to stay. As the only local in the group I was (as expected) both proud and humbled to be South African

By Linda_From_SA Johannesburg, So

A Africa do Sul é um país muito bonito, avançado, com boa qualidade de vida, de economicamente forte. Um povo alegre, acolhedor e, por incrível que pareça, sem ressentimentos por tudo que passaram até poucos anos atrás, graças a Nelson Mandela. A cidade do Cabo é lindíssima. Pretória também tem o seu charme e muita história. Tem outras cidades muito bonitas. Vale a pena conhecer esse pedaço de chão

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By siltonheleno Brasilia, DF

Moafrica soweto

would recommend this tour - I was travelling alone on business and booked the trip at midday and was picked up at 14.15 with a slight delay because of traffic (presidential inauguration the following day and a significant police presence). Joe (the driver) and Gabriel (tour guide) were extremely apologetic, friendly, informative and frankly friendly and welcoming. I was conflicted about taking the tour from a social perspective of feeling like I was a voyeur of those less fortunate -v- visiting a location of a hero in Nelson Mandela. I am still conflicted but ultimately glad I went. I felt safe and completely as ease that’s to both Gabrielle and joe

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By Ashley C

Informative tour of Soweto and state of SA politics and inhabitants. Excellent.

ake the morning half day tour. They pickup and your hotel or just about anywhere in Johannesburg ( Including airport) . Guides know Soweto history and current situation. Small group allows for a lot of questions and answers. We found this tour to provide a view of SA from a different perspective and have open discussion about the history of Soweto and state of current residents. Some may find the part of tour in the shanty town disturbing, but it does show the raw differences of the population and degree of poverty that exists on the outskirts of Johannesburg. I found Viakazi Street to be a disappointment. No "real" history just restaurants and souvenier stands geared to tourists. Street dancers and performers from the poor areas of Soweto. We were asked not to tip the performers, since the money is almost immediately spend on drugs. (Tip- Winnie Mandela museum has very nice restrooms) The tour ends at the Hector Pieterson museum which is well worth spending some time in. This tour is a good complement to a visit to Apartheid Museum ( should be seen before Soweto).

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By MRRomanSC Columbia, South Caro

Great half day activity

The tour was a great half day activity before I had to go to the airport. Our guide was knowledgeable and very friendly and personable. I would recommend

By erinmp4331

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Sowetoの半日ツアーを依頼しました。 一人だと料金が高かったのでプライベートツアーかと思いきや実際は他のグループとのシェアリングでした。 有名なCity Sightseeingのツアーだとローズバンクからダウンタウンを通っていかないといけないので、空港乗継から直接Sowetoだけ見たいならこちらでいいと思います。 サッカースタジアム、旧発電所、観光地化されたマンデラとツツの生家付近の大通り、ヘクターピーターソン博物館と提携している貧困地区を回るツアーで、半日ツアーの中ではそこそこ盛沢山の内容でした

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By r732

Une immersion dans Soweto, une autre vision de l'Afrique du Sud

Parti pour passer quelques jours de réunions travail à Johannesburg, à Sandton, quartier qui ressemble plutôt à la Floride, je voulais avoir rapidement un autre point de vue sur la ville et son histoire, d'où cette visite rapide (départ de mon hôtel à 9h30, retour à 15h) avant de reprendre l'avion vers Paris. Une visite très intéressante, en groupe de 8 personnes, en partie en voiture à travers les différents quartiers de Soweto, avec un stop pour une visite à pied dans les petites maisons en tôle, la visite du musée Hector Pieterson (qui présente les évènements qui ont conduit aux manifestations de Soweto survenues le 16 juin 1976 et qui s'élevaient pacifiquement contre les lois d'apartheid sur l'enseignement). Un visite très relax avec un guide natif de ce quartier. Aucun sentiment d'insécurité à aucun moment. Déjeuner au pieds des 2 tours du Orlando Power Station et retour vers l'hôtel. Un très bon moment. Seul regret : ne pas avoir pu faire la journée complète et visiter le musée de l'apartheid

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By Rueil-Malmaison, France

El tour lo hicimos con un local, el chico era muy simpático y servicial, nos recogió en el hotel y nos llevó a Soweto. Allí vimos las tres distintas zonas: alta - media y baja. En la zona baja nos bajamos del coche y nos metimos a pie dentro de la aldea, los niños eran para comérselos y todas las personas súper dispuestas. Fue una experiencia inolvidable. Todo genial

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By LCCC21

Ottimo tour denso di emozioni

Abbiamo scelto di fare il tour di Soweto con Moafrica viste le belle recensioni su TripAdvisor e non posso che confermare a pieni voti. Pick-up puntale all'hotel e in quello degli altri, in totale eravamo in 11 tutti di diverse nazionalità. La nostra guida Nick fin da subito ci ha spiegato tutta la storia della township e di Mandela. Le soste programmate del tour erano organizzate in modo ottimale con il tempo sufficiente per vedere ogni cosa. Nick ci ha accompagnato in ogni spostamento dandoci anche del tempo a disposizione individuale per girare in base ai nostri interessi senza mai farci sentire in pericolo. È stata una mattina emozionante, non si può venire in sud Africa senza fare la visita di soweto con Moafrica. Consigliatissimo

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By SabrinaVarese

Visite Soweto

Visite très intéressante et respectueuse des habitants de Soweto. Je recommande cette visite car elle permet de mieux comprendre l'histoire de l'Afrique du Sud

By STEPHANIE C

Fantastic soweto day tour

Stanley was a fantastic guide. He was knowledgeable and explained both South Africas and Sowetos history in detail. We were a group of 14 aged 4- 70, and all of us enjoyed it. Thanks MoAfrika for a memorable day

By Erica N Vienna, Austria

Half day Soweto tour awesome

Tsholo our tour guide was outstanding. He even sang the national anthem on request. Thankyou Tsholo! Great tour.

By Sista C

Excellent tour

This was one of the best half day tours we did in South Africa. It is actually much longer than half day, got back to hotel at 2.30. Had an excellent guide and the tour is very informative. We learnt so much about Soweto that we didn't know. Loved the visit to the school, the children were delightful. An excellent way to spend a day in Johannesburg, a must see attraction!

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By KerryfGoldCoast Gold Coast

Ottimo tour denso di emozioni

Abbiamo scelto di fare il tour di Soweto con Moafrica viste le belle recensioni su TripAdvisor e non posso che confermare a pieni voti. Pick-up puntale all'hotel e in quello degli altri, in totale eravamo in 11 tutti di diverse nazionalità. La nostra guida Nick fin da subito ci ha spiegato tutta la storia della township e di Mandela. Le soste programmate del tour erano organizzate in modo ottimale con il tempo sufficiente per vedere ogni cosa. Nick ci ha accompagnato in ogni spostamento dandoci anche del tempo a disposizione individuale per girare in base ai nostri interessi senza mai farci sentire in pericolo. È stata una mattina emozionante, non si può venire in sud Africa senza fare la visita di soweto con Moafrica. Consigliatissimo, 10 e lode.

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