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

On this half day tour in Soweto, your guide, who was born and raised in Soweto, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto. The Top Soweto 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, 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. A visit into the museum is optional.

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 stop at the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Want to include lunch? View the our best selling Soweto and lunch tour The Soweto Experience can be perfectly combined with our Johannesburg Tour into a full day tour! For more information see the Ultimate Johannesburg Tour.

The morning tour starts at 9:00. The afternoon tour starts at 14:00.

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Any hotel or Address in Johannesburg
DEPARTURE TIME Morning Departures starting at 9am and Evening Departures starting at 1:30 PM
RETURN TIME Morning : 1:30 PM | Afternoon : 5:30
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Transfers in an comfortable vehicle Pickup in Johannesburg
Entrance to Hector Pieterson Museum Entrance into regina mundi church
Vikakazi Street View of Mandela house in Soweto
View Desmond Tutu House and Winnie Mandela House Visit to an information settlement
View the Soweto cooling towers View the Baragwaneth Hospital
Food Personal purchases
Entrance fee Nelson Mandela House Museum

Additional information

LocationJohannesburg, SA
AgeAll Ages
  • FNB Stadium
  • Vilakazi Street
  • Homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Visit shanty town
  • Soweto Campus
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
August 16, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

A very big thank you to moafrica tours, we all had a great time. Being South Africans we didn’t expect much which is a big mistake we do, but we honestly did enjoy it and is an experience i will never forget! If you had to ask me to rate this tour on a scale of 1-5 5 being the best, definelty a 5 ! We have no complaints and walk away more knowledgeable about historic events. I’d also like to add that our tour guide Goodwill was a fantastic chap! We enjoyed he’s friendliness and welcoming approach so truly, thank you and I will
Most definitely recommend you guys..


August 16, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

From booking to the last minute, it is service all the way with MoAfrica.
We wish to thank MoAfrika for the great tour on Friday, 12 February 2016 and in particular the driver/guide Goodwill who was excellent and went out of his way to make the trip educational and comfortable for all.

For the overseas visitors this was a trip to remember and again thank you for taking them to the airport and making sure they are in time for their flight back to Europe.


September 8, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

Tsholo is a fantastic tour guide and showed us around in Johannesburg. He knows a lot and loves his country. If you have a few days in Joburg give him a call. He also knows a tour guide in Cliptown in Soweto which will be an experience you will never forget.


September 8, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

We booked this tour at the very last minute and I have to say it was one of the main highlights of our trip.
We were picked up in Centurion and taken to Johannesburg where we were met by another guide. We were then taken on our tour of Soweto. At each major point we were met by another guide/speaker, the knowledge and information given by these guys are fantastic. We found the 10 minutes inside the township rather hard and yet we are all so glad we were given the opportunity to do this, my 12 year old daughter certainly had her eyes opened and I can honestly say she hasn’t complained about anything since her visit there.
All in all if you have the time then MoAfrika Tours are the guys to go with, an excellent service and a very enjoyable experience. Thank you!!


September 8, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

The tour was amazing! The guide were passionate about Jo’burg.

One of the most fascinating tour of Kilptown in SOWETO!

We felt safe and the tour was OUTSTANDING!
Highly recommneted.

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