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Soweto /Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Guided Full Day Tour
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Soweto /Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Guided Full Day Tour

By Phillipians 4 Four
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 8–9 hours
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Live guide: English, French
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  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Hector Pieterson Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Vilakazi Street
  • Entry/Admission - Mandela House
  • Entry/Admission - Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
  • Entry/Admission - Apartheid Museum
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Entry/Admission - Soweto
  • Entry/Admission - FNB Stadium


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Hotels, Guest house, BNB and Residential
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Johannesburg, South Africa
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9076P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Casual
        • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9076P1

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        • Phillipians 4 Four
          1,112
          South Africa
        • Y8912SOmarks
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect half day tour for a layover
          A great introduction to Soweto and Africa’s apartheid history on our one day layover in J’berg. I chose this tour because it included the Apartheid Museum. It was amazing and while we had two hours there, could have easily taken 4. Our guide was awesome and full of great stories.
          Written 6 July 2024
        • grvidal53
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Tour Company and Guide
          We booked with a well known tour company who sub contracted out to Phillipians 4 Our guide picked us up at our hotel and he picked up two others, he was so courteous and informative Once at the park he had made arrangements for the 4 to receive special treatment. Phillipians 4 is a local company in Johannesburg, please cut out the middle man and book direct.
          Written 13 June 2024
        • Omnigear82
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Day Tour
          Today was a fantastic day trip out to an elephant and monkey sanctuary. This was a highly educational day where the guides went over facts about elephant life and anatomy. It was nice to see them as well. Same with the monkeys where I got to learn more things that I did not previously know about them. My guide is Bobo. This now represents my third day with him. To say he was great is an understatement. He is professional, engaged and will make you feel like you are travelling with a close friend or family rather than a guide. He is knowledgeable and we had much discussions about life in south africa which is an added bonus. I have been highly impressed with this company for many reasons. The process with Solly was seamless and as a whole This is a very professionally run company. It is my hope to use them again should I come by this way again. I would highly recommend using them to any who is in the area. Much thanks again Solly and especially Bobo who has made my stay on Joberg the best it can be. 10 stars out of 5. Easily.
          Written 26 May 2024
        • Omnigear82
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great full day outing
          Did a fantastic full day to Lesidi and Lion Park. Had Bobo as guide and the day went swimmingly well. The experience at both parks were similarly great. Bobo is a fantastic guide. Informative and engaged. I was fortunate to be the solo person overall in essence turning a small group tour into a private one. I am beyond pleased with how this day turned out. Would not hesitate to use this company in the future.
          Written 25 May 2024
        • D3875UYheatherp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great insights into Johannesburg
          Great tour with a small group (there were six of us) that gave us much information as well as time to do our own thing, especially at the apartheid museum. We only spent two hours there…that is not enough time to see everything so be prepared with what you want to soak in and what you want to hurry through. Some of the reviews were for the full day tour. The half day tour does not include the buffet lunch some people complained about in at least one of the reviews
          Written 25 May 2024
        • Omnigear82
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Combo Tour Praetoria and Diamond Mine
          Had a fantastic day touring w Bobo to a combo tour. It went to the city of Praetoria and Cullinan diamond mine. He is a fantastic driver and guide and we were able to cover a lot during this day. Personable and friendly. Although these are meant to be small group tours it turned out I was the only one and find that they continued with this tour anyway. I am beyond greatful for this exclusive experience. I would not hesitate to use the company. Also Solly is great to work with and was able to book a last minute tour as I had an extra day. 10 stars out of 5.
          Written 24 May 2024
        • 362millis
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Surprise!
          Fantastic Experience. The hotel I stayed at recommended this trip and linked me up with Guide Zabb. The drive alone was great!
          Written 16 May 2024
        • nicolascQ7035QG
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          une de mes plus belles experiences de ma vie
          J'ai adoré :) c'était vraiment magnifique et grandiose : A very beautiful experience to do once in life, full of beauty of nature (in savannah ecosystem), and the driver - that i thank him a lot - has a strong knowledge to know where to drive and to find animals ( he already did that more than 1000 times ) In this same experience, i got the chance to see the "big 5" : lions, elephants, rhinoceros, african buffalo, lion and leopard ; and also antilops, hippopotamus, waterbuck cow, birds (ibis, cormorant, drongo, old world sparrow, large grey babbler, crimson-breasted shrike, cape starling, helmeted guineafowl ... ), cricket ; all that around african trees :)
          Written 11 May 2024
        • T7798FTcrystalh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          Clement was very nice and knowledgeable. He not only provided great information with details and made sure we got a photo opportunities. We enjoy our time! The tour was as described as in the description.
          Written 26 April 2024
        • Brytton C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very informative tour
          Nathi was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and funny. I definitely learned lot about the history of South Africa, especially about the history of Soweto. I would definitely recommend this tour.
          Written 24 April 2024
        • reeceh355
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour!
          Nathi was a great tour guide and we learned so much about South African history during our half day tour with him. Highly recommend!
          Written 20 April 2024
        • stevesX8373EM
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good use of extra time in Johannesburg
          The tour was educational and informative We learned much from our experience. We ate at a restaurant in Soweto and were able to taste the local cuisine.
          Written 18 April 2024
        • 409geoffc
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome tour guide
          Solly is a awesome tour guide and is a born and bred local from Soweto. Very knowledgeable and I highly recommend this experience
          Written 31 March 2024
        • saranyaa2023
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Thoroughly informative
          Solly was such a great guide and candidly sharing with us his experiences and history that South Africa went through! He was patient with all our queries and would definitely recommend him for a taste of local tours! We went to the maropeng museum - very informative but some of the content is outdated and could be refreshed! A pity that the caves are still closed; would have made for an even more interesting tour with the caves!
          Written 25 March 2024
        • mattbF1463EL
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Solly is one of the BEST guides in Joburg
          Very late very. Thought did one. But I did this tour back in June 2021. Solly is one of the best tour guides in Joburg. The experience at the Lion safari park was memorable but smooth in terms of transportation. Highly recommend this tour company. They also do other tours which I took part in.
          Written 21 March 2024
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        leery78
        Roma29 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Solo
        I was a bit disappointed with this tour, since we were not able to cover all the sights included in a proper way. At Constitution hill we arrived late and the public tour had already started: the group was huge and wasn't easy to hear what the guide was explaining. Later our own guide added some more infos but again, group was big and he wasn't waiting for everybody to be gathered, so a lot was missed. Lunch was not included but we were guided in a place where it was a bit expensive and we had not even a whole hour in the Apartheid museum (that would need at least 2 hrs and as it was stated in the tour schedule online). I was picked up at about 10am, probably starting a bit earlier would have allowed to see things properly. Not recommended.
        Written 7 May 2023
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        Hello Leery, we are very sorry that we didn't meet your needs. But my surprise is that out of 12 people that we carry that day why only you write negative review? 1. A place for lunch ( Restaurants)we never force anyone to eat food there, the reason why our company normally take our clients there to eat is because we want you to have taste of South Africa local dishes (Buffet) and if you say no we will not force you moreover this tour is not included with lunch. And since we introduced this our clients 99% of our clients are very happy because tourists come to another country want to have different taste. 2. Concerns Constitutional hill, our driver(your guide) complaints that you didn't comply, but my question now is that how can you hear your guide when your guide is talking or guiding you and you stand about about 20meter away from him? 3. Yes Apartheid museum is about 2hours inside but you were there 1hr :50mins. A lot to do in one day but we make sure we cover many groups which many companies don't do. We make sure we pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at your hotel after the tour. Always we offer our best to all our clients but unfortunately you was expecting this tour to be a private tour when you didn't book for private. Immediately when our guide picked you up and he told you that this tour is not a private tour you failed to comply and you began to show attitude to your guide. You totally wrong for this review. You didn't get experience of what you suppose to have due to you didn't comply. Anyway thanks
        Written 8 May 2023
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        Jo Canning
        England, UK6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2022
        Solly is a wonderful character who has such knowledge of the areas you visit. He picked us up from our hotel at the exact time he said he would and his vehicle is spotlessly clean with the offer of sanitiser and fresh water. We were taken to several interesting places including constitutional hill, mandela house, ghandi square and the hector peterson memorial. Lunch was included in a restaurant in Soweto which was exceptionally good. Solly was flexible in that at our request to see the cooling tours in Soweto he gladly did a small detour. We learnt so much from him and i would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone coming to Johannesburg and wanting a great guide.
        Written 22 January 2022
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        Thanks Roam. Please come again.
        Written 24 January 2022
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        Richard L
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        Solly was a great guide - I can feel that he was somewhat respected in the community and in the places that he brought us to, which was why we felt safe throughout. He was also knowledgeable across many topics, and was willing to answer any questions regardless the sensitivity. He also went out of his way to drop us at a separate destination on our return trip back to the hotel (thanks for going above & beyond). I certainly hope his business continues to grow and that he continues to provide top service to his guests.

        Apart from the Soweto Tour, we also went for the Cradle of Humankind tour with Solly on Day 2. That was average in our opinion, but in no case it was Solly's fault at all. The Museum felt like it was targeted at kids, while the cave was ok.
        Written 9 February 2020
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        uepianogirl
        Evansville, IN1,647 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022
        We did a private day tour of Johannesburg with Clement and it was amazing! Clement was very knowledgeable and we learned so much about Johannesburg, Soweto, and the apartheid era. Clement shared that he grew up in Soweto, which explains how he knows so much about the area! He was also very professional throughout the day.

        We did Constitution Hill, Soweto, the Nelson Mandela House, the Hector Pieterson Memorial (just the lawn), and the apartheid museum. We also had a typical South African lunch in Soweto. Somehow Clement got us to all the spots and kept us on schedule. If you don't have much time in Johannesburg, I really recommend doing this tour and booking it as a private tour. That way you can be more flexible with timing.
        Written 25 July 2022
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        Thanks. Please come again
        Written 30 July 2022
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        Bill G
        Calgary, Canada9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour that hits the highlights of Johannesburg. Really enjoyed it and the commentary about the history of South Africa. Solly took great care to ensure we were OK and, apart from the Apartheid Museum, which is a self guided tour was always around and provided a comforting presence.
        Written 7 March 2020
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        Vicky Katsoni
        Athens, Greece4 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        The tour guide was good, but the whole trip was overcharged. There was nothing that you could not do with the hop on hop off experience, which cost a fraction of the money paid. The tour guide just left us outside the Apartheid museum and we had to have the tour ourself.
        Written 3 February 2020
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        Rob C
        New York City, NY1,117 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Solly was an excellent tour leader and covered a lot of ground in our Jo’burg Soweto tour. Constitution Hill, Top of Africa, Apartheid Museum, Soweto, Mandela House and Hector Pietersen Memorial. Solly was particularly passionate about the 1976 Soweto protests, but overall well informed and adept at importing his knowledge to us. I felt we could have spent more time than 2 hours at Apartheid Museum, but considering all that we did cover, our time had to be somewhat limited.
        Written 12 March 2020
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        Sam W
        Hong Kong, China62 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        It was nice to travel on a coach with real ac in load-shedding Joburg. Clement was our driver and guide, but feel like he had too much to do alone. He tried his best for sure but there are some down sides. We had 1h45m at the Apartheid Museum and I was rushing to come out sharp, but Clement was 15 mins late because he had to pick up 2 other guests who were to join us half way. We didn't have lunch until past 2:30pm so bring snacks, and it was a bit pricey by Joberg standard (R250). We did not visit the Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial or Joburg CBD, so just be ready that it might not be possible to see everything that was listed on the agenda. I would still have done this just want to share more info for those who would like to feel more well-informed.
        Written 5 March 2023
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        SharonMMarionMA
        Marion, MA10 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020
        The most rewarding parts of the tour are Prison 4 and Constitutional Court and the Apartheid Museum. We would have like longer at the museum, as it is so rich with information and documentation of historical events - in OUR times. (I think a shorter time in the tallest building in Johannesburg could offset this.) Of course also seeing Nelson Mandela's modest home in Soweto is amazing (despite those taking selfies). So much history and culture to cram into a day, but generally well planned.
        Written 26 February 2020
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        Chris D
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2022
        Solly is a total pro. He was communicative, knowledgable, and most importantly, fun.

        I think what most tourists want is someone who knows the history of the region and someone who will help them sidestep tourist traps. This can be very challenging in most places, but not with Solly and his team. They know the area because they've lived there and seen the history themselves. They also know that culturally, most tourists need a LOT of information about the agenda for the day in order to feel comfortable. This was one of the areas I really feel that Solly and his team stand out.
        Finally, when you're spending and entire day (or two full days like we did) with someone, it really makes a difference when they treat you like a human being and not just a customer.

        Solly and Phillipians 4 Four get perfect marks.

        I would 10/10 use this service again and I would absolutely recommend it to others.
        Written 12 October 2022
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