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Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg

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  • 5-hour tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
  • Visit this famous township with a guide who was born and raised there
  • See the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
From US$ 48.09
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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 you will view all the historical sites in the world famous location.
US$ 48.09
1.30pm Departure
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 you will view all the historical sites in the world famous location
US$ 48.09
Overview
Explore South Africa's most famous township with this half-day tour of Soweto from Johannesburg. Join a knowledgeable local guide, born and raised in Soweto, for this unforgettable experience. Get personal insights into the culture of the township and learn about Soweto's vibrant modern personality.
What to Expect
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 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.
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.
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Reviews (35)

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Soweto tour with a local

We loved loved loved the Soweto tour with Thabang, our guide, who grew up there. He is extremely well informed and shared his knowledge with humour and pride. Upon request he showed us the Freedom Charter monument and Mama Winnie's house, which were not originally...More

1  Thank Gielie V
moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with Thabang at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found the tour to your liking. Thabang is a very special guide and inspires many people. We are lucky to have him....More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very moving experience

Please take the Soweto tour. This tour was fascinating. We were deeply moved in particular by our half hour walk through the Soweto squatters camp. Our guide Tsholo prepared us well for this unique experience. He guided us with a lot of information about all...More

Thank Erich B
moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Barbara, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at Moafrika Tours and with Tsholo. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time on your tour with him. We do try and offer our guests...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent half day tour

Although it took quite a while to pick everyone up in the morning, we certainly got our money’s worth on this tour. Our guide/driver was Tsholo. He was excellent! He was very easy to talk with and gave us great commentary as we traveled.. Julia...More

Thank Navigate625131
moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at Moafrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time with Tsholo and with Julia. Joining the lunch does almost make it a full day tour. If you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!

Thabang led an incredible half day tour. Well paced, informative, authentic. Collection from any Johannesburg address is a plus, as is the opportunity to get out of the bus and meet the incredible people of Soweto. Highly recommended.

1  Thank 723garethd
moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a review. We are incredibly happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Thabang. He is fantastic. We look forward hopefully to see you again soon. Best regards, Michelle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Half day trip felt slightly rushed

We did the half day Soweto and Apartheid museum tour in August. Our pick up was slightly late so we didn't really start our tour off until 10 am. Most things felt rushed, especially when visiting Vilakazi street. We stopped outside the Nelson Mandela house...More

Thank LeT93
moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us a review. We regret that we did not deliver our usual standard of service. Our team here at MoAfrika Tours is committed to providing high-quality customer service to all of our guests. Please let us know if we can make...More

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Dontgetoutthatoften
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Response from MFC31 | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up from our hotel in jo’burg, so they should be able to sort a pick up for you
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Response from Elise G | Reviewed this property |
Hi fellow traveled! I'm "with Jeannette!" The tour companies are so flexible. They will offer you pick up's and drop off's at places that are convenient for you. They will also give you a realistic sense of timing. Have... More
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