Half-day Soweto Private Cultural Tour incl Mandela House visit

6 hr

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Did you know Soweto is the largest township in South Africa? Ever wondered

where Nelson Mandela grew up or what

Apartheid is or even what makes Soweto Township to be internationally acclaimed? Well, here's tour that will teach & touch you! Your visit  to South Africa will never be complete without a taste of the culturally-rich Soweto Cultural Township. This popular half-day (5hrs) Soweto Tour covers visits to the following heritage sites:
• Apartheid Museum... Read More
Did you know Soweto is the largest township in South Africa? Ever wondered

where Nelson Mandela grew up or what

Apartheid is or even what makes Soweto Township to be internationally acclaimed? Well, here's tour that will teach & touch you! Your visit  to South Africa will never be complete without a taste of the culturally-rich Soweto Cultural Township. This popular half-day (5hrs) Soweto Tour covers visits to the following heritage sites:
• Apartheid Museum (entry fees excluded)
• Nelson Mandela House on Vilakazi Street 
• Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum
• Desmond Tutu House (Nobel-Prize Winner)
• Orlando Twin Towers and Bungee Jumping (own expense)
• Soweto slums/shacks

Requests to include or exclude certain sites or routes will be accepted within reasonable limits. A private tour guide can hire for a fee. Read Less
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Itinerary Details

You can budget upto 6-hours for this half day tour from the time you leave your hotel till return. Enjoy sightseeing en-route to Soweto (especially Johannesburg's old gold mine belt). Pass through the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto (a hospital established during World War II for the British Military). The first stop over is the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum where you'll spend about an hour learning about the events and background surrounding the Soweto Uprising in which youths in colonial South Africa arose against white minority rule (Apartheid).

From there head to the very popular and emotional Mandela House on Vilakazi Street where the former South African statesman, revolutionary and philanthropist Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) lived before he way jailed for 27 years for advocating for the rights of black people who were being oppressed by the Apartheid Government. Budget 45mins for this section of the tour.

Just down the... Read More
You can budget upto 6-hours for this half day tour from the time you leave your hotel till return. Enjoy sightseeing en-route to Soweto (especially Johannesburg's old gold mine belt). Pass through the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto (a hospital established during World War II for the British Military). The first stop over is the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum where you'll spend about an hour learning about the events and background surrounding the Soweto Uprising in which youths in colonial South Africa arose against white minority rule (Apartheid).

From there head to the very popular and emotional Mandela House on Vilakazi Street where the former South African statesman, revolutionary and philanthropist Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) lived before he way jailed for 27 years for advocating for the rights of black people who were being oppressed by the Apartheid Government. Budget 45mins for this section of the tour.

Just down the street is the house of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who was a compatriot to Nelson Mandela in the struggle for freedom in South Africa (both of them are Nobel-prize Winners). Then take a short drive to The iconic Orlando Towers aka Soweto twin towers where you can choose from a variety of sporting activities, the most popular being the 100m bungee jumping in between the two cooling towers (own expense). At the bottom of the towers is the vibey and trendy Chaf Pozi restaurant for some South African flavor where you will be spoiled with traditional foods such as spit braai meat locally known as "shisa nyama". You can expect to be here for a good hour.

The last hour of the tour is a drive around South Africa's oldest and largest township, get to view the slums and shanty towns that have become established over the years as a result of deep rooted poverty and high unemployment levels. You will even enjoy the privilege of chatting with some locals going on about their business from housewives to barbers on the street corner (open-air), sculpture designers, carpenters, flea market stalls and the like. Read Less

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
O.R. Tambo Airport (J.N.B.) or your accommodation location in Johannesburg, Pretoria or Sandton.
Any time as from 6am to 6pm according to your preference. Specify both pick-up time & pick-up address/hotel name.
Return Details
Please provide us with the full drop-off address.
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • There may be a waiting surcharge, should wait extend past 1-hour, at a rate of R200/hour (or part thereof)
  • Private Cultural Tour (not shared)
  • Emergency Contact (Phone/WhatsApp): +27 73 748 7204 or email: customercare@sandtontaxicabs.co.za
  • Children and Pensioners are welcome
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Reviewed: July 14, 2016

Natalie D

Great day for the whole family. Truly discovering a unique place.