Ultimate Johannesburg Tour

Soweto, Apartheid Museum and the City of Johannesburg are all included on this full day, jam packed tour.

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  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Itinerary
  • Electronic voucher
  • Pickup available
  • Wifi available

What’s included

  • Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi 
  • Transfers in an comfortable vehicle
  • Pickup in Johannesburg
  • Entrance to Apartheid Museum
  • Entrance and 1 hour guided tour Constitution Hill
  • Entrance Top of Africa
  • Entrance into the hector Peterson Memorial
  • Entrance into the Regina Mundi Church
  • Entrance into the Apartheid Museum 

Description

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The tour is designed for those travelers who want to see as much as possible in a day in Johannesburg.

On this full day tour your guide, who was born and raised in Soweto, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto. The tour will take you deep into the township culture, so you can enjoy a personal experience of how vibrant and lively this part of Johannesburg really is. 

On our way to Soweto we pass by the National Football Stadium City, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. We enter the Diepkloof area, where we will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything.In Orlando West we 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 we will pass by the Mandela House. A visit into the museum is optional.

We continue our 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. We drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end our tour with a stop at the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Apartheid museum

After Lunch we visit the world famous apartheid museum. Here you will learn about the history and struggle of South Africa during apartheid.

Johannesburg

Like to get to know Johannesburg better? This afternoon tour is perfect for it! We take you to the top sites Johannesburg has to offer. Some of the areas our tour passes through are Hillbrow , Central Johannesburg, Braamfontein and Newtown.

We start your introduction to Jozi with a view of the impressive 269 metre Telkom Tower, as seen on many postcards of Johannesburg. We 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 our way to Newtown we pass by the longest southern African bridge, named Nelson Mandela bridge. At Mary Fitzgerald Square you can walk on
the Jazz Walk of Fame.

We 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.

Advise us on your booking enquiry if you would like us to arrange lunch. 

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Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

  • 1 day notice: 100% charge
  • 3 days notice: 50% charge
  • 7 days notice: 25% charge

What’s excluded

  • Lunch for own account
  • Personal purchases
  • Entrance fee Nelson Mandela House Museum 

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Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen. 

R 1,200 8 Hours , Easy

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Ratings & Reviews

great insights in Johannesburg

   

It was a great tour through Johannesburg with many interesting stops and good insights in the history of south africa. Especially the Soweto tour was very interesting, because I would never go there unguided and I really felt very safe.

29 August, 2019 by Renate L

Worth every penny. Fantastic Day

   

This was an absolute perfect way to spend the day in Johannesburg. We were able to see the Mandela house, the Apartheid Museum, Soweto, and some other really good local places. All of which give you a true feeling of what Johannesburg is. The tour guides were very friendly and very informative. They made the day go by very comfortably and securely. Mo Afrika tours are awesome and this is a great example

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29 August, 2019 by uhsigmanu Plano, Texas

Day tour to Johannesburg on Sat 10 November

   

The tour was well organised and we visited a number of interesting places. Most significant was the Constitutional Hill with a rather sobering insight in the history of SA when visiting the old prison. Downtown Johannesburg was very interesting too, seeing the changes... so much cleaner and safer. The views over Jburg from Carlton Centre were amazing. Apartheid museum, Hektor Pieterson memorial, the towers in Soweto and Vilakazi street were fascinating too. Can only recommend MoAfrica Tours.

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29 August, 2019 by sibsgussi

The day well spent. Excellent experience with the tour.

   

Bobo and his associate did an excellent job showing the inside out of many hot spots. Bobo knows everyone in town. He found us great spot for photo taking. He knows the city very well to avoid traffic. He and his associate explains the history of different parts of cities while driving from one spot to the other. They took us to a local spot for lunch and it was delicious, just say it was ten times better than the dinner at the hotel. Many tour might offer the similar places to go, Bobo and his associate made the trip memorable. Both of them really enjoy what they do and they have great sense of humor, which made the day trip so much more enjoyable. Highly recommended!

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29 August, 2019 by mymacmini Alexandria, Virginia

Day packed full of interesting activities with a friendly, informative guide

   

MoAfrika were very helpful beforehand with reminder texts for the pickup and responding to queries on WhatsApp. The tour guide Nick was from Soweto, really friendly and knowledgeable. There was a group of 7 on the day I went, all very nice people and it felt well organised and safe You cover a good amount in a day, from the roof of Africa (Carlton Centre) to the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill and Soweto including Orlando Towers, Hector Peterson Memorial and a visit to one of the poorer areas of Soweto so you get to see what it's like and make a donation. It's great that a portion of the tour fee goes to the families in the township. There is also an optional visit to Nelson Mandela's house The guide was very knowledgeable and it was great to see so much in one day on the Ultimate Johannesburg Tour; in a safe way with other friendly people from couples to families and solo travellers. There was just about enough time for everything, although there is so much to see in the Apartheid museum so there's not too much time to hang around if you want to get round and see a good amount in 2.5 hrs! Very professional tour company who care about providing a great service, would definitely recommend! Thank you

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29 August, 2019 by jamiephillips London, United K

Ultimate Day Tour

   

Just returned from a fantastic day tour with Nicholas from MoAfrica. The tour was fantastic and a great overview if you have limited time in the city. It also felt really safe as Nicholas has good relationships with everyone, everywhere we went. I could easily have spent days in the museums do wouldn't hesitate going back to these by Uber. I would highly recommend this tour and Nicholas also.

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29 August, 2019 by Lauren P Nottingham, United Ki

Best Way to Get Introduced to Johannesburg

   

This tour is a long day packed with sites and experiences. We were picked up at our hotel on time, in a van that could have been a bit cleaner. But move past that, put on some good walking shoes and enjoy what this long day has to offer. You will be taken to every site stated in the description, and for those leery about venturing about Johannesburg this is best way to be introduced to what this city has to offer. You will get enough time at Constitution Hill and the museums to get your feet wet but you will likely want to revisit to them, as they are that impactful. There are sufficient opportunities to take some great photos and the pace is not rushed but you will be reminded of the time to be kept on schedule. Suggestions: bring your own water and snacks, again this is a long day. If possible, purchase or have lunch at the Apartheid museum’s restaurant. The food is good, and the time/distance between your next destinations is sufficient enough that you can eat it in the van as you will not be having a formal lunch stop.

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29 August, 2019 by NJM0Mof1 Central NJ

Tour with stanley if you can!

   

Just went on this trip yesterday and it was tons of fun. Our tour guide stanley was very knowledgeable and it made the tour that much more fun. He is truly passionate about is work and his country and it shows.

29 August, 2019 by julez_1412

Ultimate Full Day Johannesburg Tour

   

Had the pleasure of having Bobo as my guide on this tour. I was originally picked up by another guide, Tsholo. Both were friendly and courteous. Bobo is very knowledgeable in all things Johannesburg! The tour was excellent, very informative and value for money. If I am ever in Johannesburg again I would definitely use MoAfrika again. Thank you.

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29 August, 2019 by OnAir315389

A great way to see and learn a lot in a day.

   

We took the 1day Ultimate Joburg tour which includes Constitution Hill area, Apartheid Museum and Soweto plus other shorter stops. It was a great way to cover a lot of ground with a very knowledgeable guide and lots of interesting information. The pick up from the hotel was bang on time and I felt that we were well looked after throughout the day. I'm doing another day tour with MoAfrika and would happily recommend them.

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29 August, 2019 by Nicky I London, United Kingdom

Informative

   

Had a great day around Johannesburg with our tour guide Tsholo. Very funny, pleasant and knowledgeable. Great thing to do if you only have a short stay.

29 August, 2019 by Dave r

Full day tour to Johannesburg and Soweto

   

We very much enjoyed our day tour to Johannesburg and Soweto with our very enthusiastic guide Thabang. We started at Constitution Hill and prison number four, went to the Apartheidsmuseum, and headed down to Soweto were we experienced all the faces of this living township.

29 August, 2019 by mkmariska Arnhem, The Netherla

A great way to see the highlights of Johannesburg

   

Booked the ultimate day trip directly as I hoped to see the highlights of the city. It definitely met my expectations. With this tour, you get to see the Constitution Hill, Carlton Center, Apartheid Museum and Soweto - including passing Desmond Tutu's house and Nelson Mandela's house. You can also pay to visit inside Nelson Mandela's house and there is a free guided tour. You really only need 15-20 minutes to do that. The Hector Pieterson Memorial is poignant but I could have happily missed the museum in favour of spending more time at the Apartheid Museum.

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29 August, 2019 by Dr_Savage75 Manchester, United

Outstanding experience

   

Amazing Sipho Sugar guide. Tour in Joburg and Soweto full of detailed explanations and tips. We even entered to meet Soweto locals and Sipho's neighborhood, real life experience on the field. Highly recommended to book MoAfrika and try to get Mr. Sugar as guide.

29 August, 2019 by dahersan Aviles, Spain

A wonderful guide and an interesting tour

   

MoAfrica, the tour company offering the tour messed our reservation up. We were supposed to be picked up at our hotel between 8:15 and 8:30. When 9:00 came around and no pick up, we called the company. They didn’t have us down. A driver was sent to pick us up and we joined the tour around 9:45. After that, the tour was fantastic. Our guide, Stan, was one of the best I’ve ever had. He was knowledgeable and always interesting. I strongly recommend this tour, but make sure the company has your information. Keep their phone number just in case.

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29 August, 2019 by sandysT3107FF

Hit and miss - luck of the draw

   

I'd seen good reviews for this trip and overall I'm pleased. It was a lot to pack into one day, especially with picking up people from different locations. The van we were picked up by was well worn and cramped as we were full to capacity. The air con didn't make much of an impact either. Our guide tshoto and Lawrence were very polite and enthusiastic, answering all questions. Unfortunately, we were told we were short of time and it was suggested we skip the visit to the tallest building. As the majority wanted more time at the museum it was decided to miss out that particular attraction, which was a shame. The museum was very confusing to navigate and we had a long time there. Overall we got a lot of information out of the trip but the standard of travel offered by moafrika varies from trip to trip.

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29 August, 2019 by ann b Kettering, UK

Amazing tour: Close to the people of Jo?burg and history of South Africa!

   

Perfect pick up according to the agreement at 09:00 a.m. by our outstanding tourguide Tsholo! We had a great day with: - northern suburbs - Constitution Hill - Jo‘burg City with Carlton Tower - Apartheid-Museum - Exceptional insights into Soweto - Hector Pieterson Museum Airconditioned Bus (Up to 10 People), water for refreshment included. Tour end at 05:30 p.m., all perfect! Our guide Tsholo was really great: very knowledgeable, friendly and with a great humor! He made sure we had some real special moments!

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23 August, 2019 by Neherfamily19