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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 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.

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 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
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch for own account
Personal purchases
Entrance fee Nelson Mandela House Museum

Additional information

LocationJohannesburg, SA
Physicality4/10
AgeAll Ages
Groupsize15
DatesYear-round
Traveller TypePer Person Sharing, Single Traveller
  • Vilakazi Street and Hector Pieterson Memorial
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Apartheid Museum
  • Constitution Hill
  • Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Mary Fitzgerald Square
  • View from ‘Top of Africa’
  • Regina Mundi Church
  • Make Hector Peterson Memorial on its own not part of Vilikazi Street

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Ultimate Johannesburg Tour

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3 based on 1 review
February 1, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

We went on the Ultimate Johannesburg tour. I actually hadn’t realised it was a group tour, for some reason I thought it was private but that wasn’t a problem.

The tour gave a good overview of the history of Johannesburg. This is a tour for people who are really into museums as that is really the only time you get out of the car. I was a bit disappointed by this as I like to see more outdoor attractions – it would have been nice even to take 10 minutes to walk down the Soweto street where we had lunch. We only got to see the Mandela house for example from the car. There was no offer to enter although it says this is optional on the tour description. I’m not sure if this is a safety thing…

I was also really disappointed that we had booked the traditional shabean lunch but it was changed on the day to buffet lunch because we had vegetarians in our group. It was fine but as a foodie I was looking forward to the other experience. The buffet was also more expensive.

Take some water with you – it was around 1pm before we had any opportunity to buy a drink (tour started at 9am) despite one of the group asking the guide at about 10.30am. We were ready to drop by then. Our lunch also wasn’t until 2.30pm so have a good breakfast before you leave.

Overall, I thought we gained a reasonable understanding of Joburg but I would have liked to have spent less time in museums and more time exploring some of the areas.

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