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Soweto (short for South-West Township) was synonymous with resistance to Apartheid in South Africa, particularly as repression was stepped up in the 1970s and 80s, a time when images of the sprawling district on the edge of Johannesburg were rarely far from television news. The area has traditionally housed black workers who commute to more prosperous white areas of Johannesburg, and overcrowding has always been an issue.

But this is also a place of amazing cultural richness and a trendsetter for the whole country: South Africa’s heart beats to the rhythms of Soweto. Take a guided tour to discover the truth about life in Johannesburg’s most famous district and savor the taste of the township in one of the huge array of restaurants, offering everything from barbecues to modern variations on traditional Zulu dishes.

Practical Info

Most tours of Soweto have their starting point in central Johannesburg. Self-drive tours are an option but the layout of the township can be confusing.

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Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Johannesburg, null
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Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Gain insight into the history and culture of Soweto, the largest urban area of Johannesburg, on this 4-hour tour by coach or minivan. Hear about the role ...  Read more

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

From USD $58.72
Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour, Johannesburg, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

This tour is the perfect tour for those who would like to know about the City of Gold in day. Discover the hidden history of Soweto where the famous world Icon ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: Flexible

From USD $157.55
Private Tour of Soweto in Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour of Soweto in Johannesburg

Soweto is a cluster of townships, on the south-western flank of Johannesburg and was created in the 1930s. It is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa ...  Read more

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

From USD $111.95
Soweto Township Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria, Johannesburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Soweto Township Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

Enjoy a complete tour of the best that Soweto has to offer. Located South West from Johannesburg, you will catch a glimpse of the lives of its estimated 3 ...  Read more

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

From USD $48.19
Half-Day Tour of Soweto in Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day Tour of Soweto in Johannesburg

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Soweto is a cluster of townships, on the south-western flank of Johannesburg and was created in the 1930s. It is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa ...  Read more

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

From USD $50.05
Soweto 6-Hour Guided Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria, Johannesburg, Half-day Tours
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Soweto 6-Hour Guided Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

Enjoy a half-day tour of Soweto with a qualified and experienced guide. Visit some of the most historically significant areas of Soweto, places like Vilakazi  ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $167.19
Soweto Day Tour from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Half-day Tours
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Soweto Day Tour from Johannesburg

This tour will help you understand the history of South Africa during the Apartheid years. Take a walk at Vilakazi street which is the only street in the world ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.50
Private Johannesburg Full Day Tour Including a Visit to the Lion Park, Johannesburg, Day Trips
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Private Johannesburg Full Day Tour Including a Visit to the Lion Park

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Enjoy a full packed day in Johannesburg in this exciting tour day from safari to history and culture and then join the lifestyle of Johannesburg's residence as ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: Flexible

From USD $163.50
Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour, Johannesburg, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

On this full day tour your guide, who was born and raised in Soweto, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto, the Apartheid Museum and sites in ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.40
Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg

Enjoy this full day Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Tour that will get you to know the history of South Africa. You will visit the Voortrekker ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $185.35

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