Soweto Tour with Apartheid Museum

Departure Point:
Centrally located accommodation in Johannesburg
Departure time:
+/- 9am
Max Guests:
12 Guests (Larger groups will need to be requoted)
Private Option:
Yes
Duration:
09h00 - 17h00 (Monday – Sundays)
Per Person
R 800
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Tour information

Highlights of this Tour Include..

Mandela House Museum | Regina Mundi Church* | Baragwanath Taxi Rank walk around | Vilakazi Street | Mandela House Museum

Other highlights(time permitting) include:
Visit an informal settlement / Bara Market walk through / Ekukhanyeni Creche & Diepkloof Hostel / Freedom Square monument / Orlando Towers / Soweto theatre / Regina Mundi Church / Thokoza Park / Stop outside Soccer City / Vilakazi Street & Homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Inclusions

  • Transport throught
  • Driver
  • Experienced, qualified and certified Tourguide
  • Entrance to Mandela House Museum
  • Entrance to Apartheid Museum
  • Lunch
  • Visit a local shebeen with 1 drink included

Exclusions

Meals and drinks not mentioned, transfers to area's outside of central Joburg area, items of a personal nature and purchases on tour

Optional extra's

Apartheid Museum Tour | Add on a nights accommodation at a Guesthouse or Hotel in Soweto |

Soweto Tour - The Details

Price includes: transport with driver, Seperate guide, both museums, visit to the inspirational Kliptown Youth Programme with site guide and various other highlights as per below itineraryand various sundry expenses linked to the itinerary below.

A minimum of 4 people are required to run this tour, should you have a smaller group than 4 and we cannot get more people on your tour date then a supplementary charge will apply.
Details will be provided upon enquiry.

Departure & Drop off Points:

Our standard tours depart from and return to the Rosebank Mall - located in Johannesburg Central-Northern Suburbs.
Pick up and drop offs from alternate venue’s carry the following supplements.
Rates as follows:
Areas within 15 minutes drive of Rosebank (e.g. Melville / Parkview / Greenside / Parkhurst / Illovo / Melrose / Sandton) - No additional charge
Pick up and drop off in areas outside the above may carry a once off fee of R 450.00
Soweto Tours

The Tour of Soweto

Enter Soweto via Soccer City

Head South of Johannesburg to the SOuth WEstern TOwnships, the first stop is outside the magnificent calabash designed Soccer City Stadium on the outskirts of Soweto, where the final of the 2010 Football World Cup was held

Diepkloof Extension, Hostel and Ekhukhanyeni Creche:

Head further into Soweto via the up-market area called Diepkloof Ext where some of the houses can cost in the millions.
In complete contrast we visit a large hostel in the area, in days gone by the notorious hostel system was used as single gender accommodation for migrant labourers, it is now used as informal lodgings for family units. Guests will have a chance to step out and explore the hostel, as well as visit the Ekukhanyeni Crèche which is one of KDA Travel/ Soweto.co.za development projects.

Sylvia, the teacher will introduce the children who will entertain the guests with some songs.
Note - the creche is closed on weekends and over holidays.

Baragwanath:

Into the Baragwanath area and stop at the huge taxi rank for a walk about. The Baragwanath Taxi Rank is opposite the largest hospital in the Southern Hemisphere, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Here guests get to soak up the sites, sounds and "smells" of Africa at close quarters - informal open-air butcher shop, herbalists, barbers and market etc. For the brave take in a "Smilies’ breakfast" (the meat of a cow or sheep’s head).

Continue past the colourful Orlando Towers the most recognisable landmark in the area and pass through one of the original Soweto suburbs of Orlando East. Pass the upmarket Maponya Mall a great example of Soweto's modernisation.
Onto Orlando West which was a major focus point during the '76 student uprising. Pass the state of the art Hector Pieterson Museum which is a modern interactive museum depicting images and footage of the struggle. View the memorial which shows the famous Sam Nzima photograph.
We do not include this museum on our Apartheid Museum tour as we feel the 2 offer a very similar experience.

Vilakazi Street & Mandela Visitors Centre

Continue to the famous Vilakazi Street, which is the only street in the world where two Nobel Prize winners lived: Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu Visit the Mandela House and Visitors Centre which is filled with many interesting artefacts and memorabilia pertaining to South Africa's greatest icon.Soweto Half Day Tour

Regina Mundi & Thokoza park:

Drive past the Regina Mundi Church, the largest Catholic Church in South Africa and home to the famous Black Madonna Painting. Regina Mundi was known informally as Soweto's parliament during the Apartheid era and formed a major focus of the struggle. Pass Thokoza Park, a fantastic example of urban renewal and the greening of Soweto.
Kliptown Squatter Camp and the Kliptown Youth Project:
Continue to the area of Kliptown and stop off at the informal settlement where you will be shown around the poor shanty living conditions of this impoverished community. Meet Thulani Madondo, who runs the Kliptown Youth Project a project in which KDA Travel / Soweto.co.za is very much involved with.
Thulani is an inspirational leader who was a finalist in the CNN heroes awards. See the amazing work being done to uplift education and social development amongst the youth from the area and give hope to the future generations coming from these unfortunate circumstances.

Depart Soweto for the Apartheid Museum located near the Gold Reef City Them Park

The Apartheid Museum is one of the worlds iconic museums.
Here you will learn about the history and struggle of South Africa during a decade of apartheid.