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Half Day Soweto Tour (IT)

from R1,097.25

Soweto is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa and has a population of over 2 million residents, and has a rich political history. During the struggle to overthrow the Apartheid State, Soweto was the centre of political campaigns including the 1976 student uprising which started in Soweto and spread to the rest of the country. The routes on this tour therefore reflect many of the insights to the political significance of the settlement.

Operating Schedule . +/- 4 Hours (Times are flexible and we can accommodate special time arrangements)

From: Monday to Fridays Only.

  • 08h00 am                                 Pick up from hotels in Sandton Area
  • 08h30 am                                 Pick up from hotels in Rosebank Area

Collection time depends on hotel collection route, and will be confirmed the night before the tour.

(Activity not available – 1 January, 19 – 22 April (Easter) 25th and 26th December)

Half Day Soweto Tour Highlights

  • Soweto Township
  • Hector Pieterson Memorial
  • Mandela House Museum
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  • Inclusions Activity Type
    City Tour, Day Tour, History Art and Culture
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
    2 - 16
All about the Half Day Soweto Tour (IT).

You will collected from your hotel and travel through the heart of Johannesburg to Soweto which is a sprawling cluster of townships on the South-Western flank of Johannesburg. Soweto was created in the 1930’s by the Government wanting to separate Blacks from Whites, creating “townships”. Soweto became the largest Black city in South Africa, but until 1976 its population could have status only as temporary residents, serving as a workforce for Johannesburg.

From the footbridge of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital which is the largest hospital on the African Continent, you get an amazing panoramic view of the sprawling Soweto Townships.

Nelson Mandela’s original small and humble house which has been turned into “the Mandela House Museum” and provides an interesting stopover and wealth of history relating to the worlds most famous former prisoner. The house consists of four separate but inter-leading rooms that contain an assortment of memorabilia, paintings and photographs of the Mandela family as well as a collection of doctorates bestowed on Nelson Mandela by various Institutions and universities around the world.

As you travel through the more affluent parts of Orlando West, to visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial, you can see the houses occupied by Winnie Madzikizela-Mandela, Desmond Tutu and the Sisulu’s. The Hector Pieterson Memorial in Orlando West was built in memory of the people that died during the uprising on the 16th June 1976.

After the visit to the memorial, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Dress: Casual but suggest fairly conservative clothing

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Return Transfers
  • Soweto Tour
  • Entry to the Mandela House Museum
  • Entry to the Hector Pieterson Memorial
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal purchases
  • Gratuities.