4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

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  • Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Experience a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighbourhood life. Soweto is the most metropolitan township in the country - setting trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language.

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What You Can Expect

Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

African Shebeen (bar) in Soweto

Drive past two former Nobel Prize winners’ previous residences; the Hector Peterson memorial; dedicated to one of the first casualties of the Soweto uprising of 16 June, 1976, when over 500 people were killed as they protested over the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in township schools, and the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in the world.

Customer Reviews

Riquelmy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Visiting Soweto was my favorite part of my time in Joburg. It was the most culturally enriching experience. An absolute MUST DO. Highly recommended!

Theresa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour that provided a deeper understanding of South Africa's history. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and was a very safe driver. I highly recommend this tour.

Bruce S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

I was the only English speaking person in a tour group of German Tourist but our tour guide Rudie made the extra effort to provide narrative in both languages ... the visit to the squatter camp in Soweto was excellent and well managed by our tour guide ... well worth it

Kenneth O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

The tour was very informative and our tour give, Phineas, was top rate.

Nicola H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, with a very informative guide. Would definitely recommend to hear all about the history of this interesting place.

Adrian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Brilliant tour of Soweto! Highly recommend. I was very lucky to be the only one on the tour and found it to be very informative.

Sophia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

Our tour guide was great, very informative, didn't mind us asking questions and we enjoyed the tour.
However, information should be provided about how many people we needed to tip and what was an acceptable tip. We were required to give 4 tips and a donation to a school.
This made the tour quite expensive. The souvenirs were overpriced as I bought a similar item elsewere for the same price but it was 4 times larger.

Erica S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

This was a great tour and our guide was terrific. Perhaps a slight improvement could be the addition of a short refreshment stop, as it was quite a long morning without a break. But it is certainly highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Great tour. Guide was very informative and interesting.

Jennifer E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Really pleased we did this tour. Our guide was excellent. He was full of information and a very careful driver as well

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