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Soweto consists of a community of extremes

On the one hand there is abject poverty and on the other hand there is extraordinary wealth in the upper class suburbs such as Diepkloof Extension and Selection Park. Some of the houses in that area sell for over one and two million rands. Today Soweto is the largest Black residential area in South Africa and has a population of more than 3.5 Million people with the land in extent of 120KM squared. There is a visible development since 1994 (Post Apartheid Era).

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After collecting you from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg or Pretoria, your guide will give you a quick pre-departure tour briefing before departing to Soweto (South Western Township).

On our way to Soweto, we pass by the National Football Stadium, 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 Soweto tour, we 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 optional at an extra cost per person that is payable on arrival. We continue our Soweto 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 view of the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Soweto and Lunch Tour Details

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Any hotel or Address in Johannesburg
DEPARTURE TIME Daily Departures starting at 9:00
RETURN TIME Approximately 15:00
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Entrance fee into the Hector Pieterson Museum
Visit an informal settlement
Mandela House Museum
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Walk through the Regina Mundi Church
Diepkloof ext
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)

NOT INCLUDED

Personal purchases
  • National Football Stadium
  • Vilakazi Street
  • Homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Visit shanty town
  • Apartheid museum
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Soweto Campus
  • Traditional African buy and braai (BBQ) Lunch

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
February 1, 2016

Review from TripAdivsor

Today we did the afternoon tour through SOWETO. With Joseph we had an extreme good Guide. We had a lot of stops to make pictures and enough time to get all the different impressions. We learned a lot of the history of the Townships in general but also the very specific topic in Soweto with Hector Pieterson, Nelson Mandela etc. Joseph was really explaining everything in a way that also our kids (15 & 12) could easily understand him.

If you are in Jo’burg or Pretoria you should take the time and do this tour. It’s really wealth spend time.

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February 26, 2018

Am Anfang wird man direkt vom Hotel abgeholt. Schließlich geht es in einer kleinen Gruppe nach und durch Soweto. Da die Tour den ganzen Tag dauert , bekommt man auch genug zu sehen während der wunderschönen Tour. Ich war positiv überrascht und dachte Soweto sähe sehr schlimm aus. Nein, Soweto ist eine reizende schöne Wohngegend mit Herz.
Auch das Hähnchen zur Mittagspause war sehr geschmackvoll.
Ich kann die Tour jedem empfehlen, der sich in Johannesburg befindet und sich Soweto anschauen möchte.

February 27, 2018

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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