7 hours
Duration

Soweto
Ready to visit a city within a city? Ready to experience photo genetic, bustling Soweto? Let’s go!

On this half 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.

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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 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.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Any hotel or Address in Johannesburg
DEPARTURE TIME Daily Departures starting at 9am
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Transfers in an comfortable vehicle Pickup in Johannesburg
Entrance into the hector Peterson Memorial Entrance into the Regina Mundi Church
Entrance into the Aparthied Museum
NOT INCLUDED
Personal purchases
Lunch for own account

Additional information

LocationJohannesburg, SA
Physicality5/10
AgeAll Ages
Groupsize15
DatesYear-round
Traveller TypePer Person Sharing, Single Traveller
  • National Football Stadium
  • Vilakazi Street
  • Homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Visit shanty town
  • Apartheid museum
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Soweto Campus
  • Aparthied Museum

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Soweto Tour & Apartheid Museum

Tour Reviews

4.6 based on 5 reviews
February 1, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

We did the Soweto, Jo´burg and Apartheid Museum tour. It was an interesting tour with a very nice and informative driver (Sunny). The tour seemed to be safe. The only thing we didnt like so much was the walk-through Soweto with another guy. He seemed to be playing a role. The same counts for the woman we got to visit in one of the shacks. Still we recommend this tour as it is a good way to learn about the South Africa from the past and the present.

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February 1, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

Moafrikatours Tours of Soweto and the Apartheid Museum gets rave reviews from us!!!!
Our driver, Sunny, was knowledgeable and picked us up where we were staying!
His commentaries were excellent , plus we got to visit a dwelling within Soweto and learn the history of Soweto. We ate at a typical Soweto restaurant, known for its buffet. We were there on a Sunday, when all the locals were coming from church . There were street performers and everyone was congenial and friendly. The tour ended with a visit to the Apartheid Museum, a world class Museum, well done and informative but painful to learn of the years of subjugation and abuse the Black population has suffered. This tour by MoAfrika was professional, reasonable, and a highlight of our visit to South Africa. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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February 1, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

I wanted to experience some of the history of South Africa and chose the full day Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour with MoAfrika. Khutso was my host for the day and he did an excellent job in getting the tour group through the various sights in a timely manner and explaining the history behind Soweto. It was interesting to see the progression from the wealthy entrance to Soweto, through the smaller more condensed housing and then into Kliptown where we went for a walk through the informal settlement. Our guide took us to his home and explained how life is living in Kliptown and the challenges faced by his family. This part of the tour certainly showed the adversity experienced by a large portion of Soweto’s population.

The Apartheid Museum is set up in such a way that it takes you on a progressive path through the timeline of apartheid in South Africa. The information available is extensive and one could easily spend a whole day at the museum. Unfortunately the time allocated for the museum tour is limited although it is enough to give you some sense of the challenging apartheid period.

I would recommend MoAfrika as a great-value tour operator offering value for the tour cost.

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August 16, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

What luck for us to pick this tour company amongst the many that pop up on a web search. The guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. We’re definitely booking our safari tours with them in the near future

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August 16, 2016

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My cousin is visiting from Canada and I needed support to take her around to the local tourist spots as I was working and also couldn’t bare to see the same attractions yet again. We went on line and I found the new web site for MoAfrika difficult to navigate. She wanted to book a Soweto and Apartheid museum tour on one day and Pilanesberg Game reserve on another. We wanted to pay one time, but the site wouldn’t allow. The chat box came up, but no one answered. I felt frustrated and not sure to trust the site. I looked at comments on line about Mo Africa and felt reassured they were legit. I called the site number and was warmly greeted before being informed about the available tours.
My cousin was picked up from our home address “On Time” and she reported having a great experience at all the locations. The tour operator was very professional and we would both recommend Mo Africa Tours.

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