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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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Private Tour of Soweto in Johannesburg, Johannesburg, null
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 $114.15
Soweto Township Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria, Johannesburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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 $49.14
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 8 Reviews

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 $51.03
Soweto 6-Hour Guided Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria, Johannesburg, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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 $154.98
Private Tour: Cultural Soweto Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria, Johannesburg, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Cultural Soweto Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Curious about Johannesburg and would like to experience the culturally rich South African Township of Soweto? Then this popular half-day Soweto tour is for ...  Read more

Location: Soweto, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.74
Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour, Johannesburg, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

Embark on a tour where you will have full experience of historical and city sightseeing of Soweto and Johannesburg! See some of the most important locations as ...  Read more

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

From USD $71.82
Johannesburg Soweto Tour, Johannesburg, Day Trips
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Johannesburg Soweto Tour

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Get an overview of significant historic sites in Johannesburg and the township of Soweto during this full-day private tour. Your informative guide highlights ...  Read more

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

From USD $186.43
Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Johannesburg, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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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 $54.43
Soweto Township Experience Tour from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Soweto Township Experience Tour from Johannesburg

No trip to Johannesburg  is complete without a visit to Soweto, a former township from the times of Apartheid The name coming from south west township. ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: Flexible

From USD $59.53

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