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Soweto & Apartheid Museum Cultural Tour incl Nelson Mandela House Visit

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  • 5 hr

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 • 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 be hired for an additional fee. Driver is not a professional tour guide but will share his deep local knowledge and experiences of Soweto with you.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Apartheid Museum

A first time visit too the Apartheid Museum is sure to bring tears to many as its a rough emotional journey on how man who are made in God's image can mistreat each other as if there are different species. The brutality, the torture, the mercilessness is beyond what words can describe. The driver need not go inside the museum as the place is self-explanatory and leads you from one section to the next logically but you can pay for him to go in with you should you so wish otherwise he'll be waiting by the car till you're done.

Duration: 2 hour

Pass By: Soweto

Soweto is South Africa's largest township and is hometown to one of the world's greatest leaders ever- Nelson Mandela! There's so much history to be learnt here and very emotional indeed. But over the years a lot has changed and the township is becoming more cosmopolitan though the slums are still to be found in certain areas. Driver will highlight these as you drive along

Stop At: Orlando Towers

Here tourists can see the huge Soweto Cooling Towers which stands out in the skyline of Soweto. Tourists can just enjoy seeing the towers or they may be hands on and get their Adrenalin pumping by jumping from in between the 2 towers 100m down! There's also mountain climbing, scad freefall, Johannesburg city viewing from the top of the towers, etc. Entrance to see the Soweto Tours is free only the activities are paid for.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hector Pieterson Museum

Your driver will take you to the Hector Pieterson Museum to understand what happened during the 1976 Soweto Uprising by the youth of South Africa who got fed up with the rising racism fuel by Apartheid. Driver need not go inside the museum with you but you can pay for him to go in should you desire his company as museum staff are always helpful to all tourists.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mandela House

Here you catch up with memories of Mandela as a young boy who was passionate and had strong convictions of what is right and what is not. Driver will typically not join as there are guides inside the house that will show you around the house. You can also buy curios and souvenirs outside Mandela House to carry back home to share the memories with friends and family.

Duration: 30 minutes