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.
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.
After lunch we visit the world famous Apartheid Museum. Here you will learn about the history and struggle of South Africa during a decade of apartheid.
Advise us on your booking enquiry if you would like us to arrange lunch.
The Soweto Experience & Apartheid Museum can be perfectly combined with our Johannesburg Tour.
First stop is an informal settlement in the historic suburb of Diepkloof. Walk through the streets with your guide past rustic cafés and craft markets, and learn more about the way of life of the people who live in the area.
Continue on to Orlando West and the entertainment hub of Soweto. You’ll stop at iconic landmarks such as Mandela House Museum (entry optional), Regina Mundi Church, Freedom Square and the Hector Pieterson Museum.
The morning ends at the vibrant Vilakazi Street for a real taste of Soweto. Visit the street markets and treat yourself to an authentic Soweto meal (not included in tour cost).
Arrive at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg CBD and listen to a short explanation of the museum exhibits. Explore the museum at your leisure until it’s time to depart.
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 (additions rates apply).
Collection / Drop off
Collection from any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg between 07:30am - 09:30am.
Drop-off at any hotel or address in Johannesburg from 17h00.
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.
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