Soweto township Tour & Apartheid Museum visit
During this tour, you will visit the Township of Soweto, to meet the people that bring life to this township. You will also visit the Apartheid museum to learn about the history of Apartheid.
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Johannesburg and on our way to Soweto we will visit a couple of attractions, including the National Football Stadium, Vilakazi street, the homes of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu and the Soweto Campus. After lunch the Apartheid museum will be visited, before you are brought back to your accommodation.
This makes for a diverse day with the different sides of South Africa.
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.
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.
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 inquiry if you would like us to arrange lunch.