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Half-Day Lesedi Cultural Village Tour from Johannesburg

Learn about the different tribes of South Africa on this half-day tour to the Lesedi Cultural Village. Get a window in to the culture of tribes such as the Xhosa and the Zulu, as well as a chance to taste their cuisine. Round-trip hotel transportation included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Half-Day Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

Visit one of the world’s most successful and celebrated mining sites, the Cullinan Diamond Mine. The mine has been the source of several important diamonds throughout history, but is most famous for the Cullinan Diamond, which was cut into the the two biggest pieces in the British Crown Jewels. Choose a surface tour, or go underground for the full experience.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.27
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Full Day Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour

Get a comprehensive tour of Soweto, including the Apartheid Museum, on this full-day excursion from Johannesburg. You'll check off all the important sights, including the Oppenheimer Tower, Vilakazi Street, the Hector Pieterson Memorial, and Nelson Mandela's house while listening to in-depth commentary. The day's final stop is the Apartheid Museum for a 2-hour tour.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.22
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Traditional Tribal Village Tour

Immerse yourself in South African culture and discover the rich history, heritage, and traditions of the Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Besotho and Ndeble tribes. Accompanied by a Zulu guide, visit a traditional tribal village, learn about the everyday life and customs of the different tribes, tuck into delicious regional cuisines, and experience a fun tribal drumming and dancing session.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.15
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

Soweto is one of the most famous townships in Johannesburg and the site of many significant events during the apartheid era. On this tour, discover the township’s troubled history and rich cultural heritage as you stroll down Vilikazi Street, learn about the Youth Uprising in 1976 at the Hector Pieterson Museum, and visit the Nelson Mandela House Museum. Then, find out more about South Africa’s harrowing history at the Apartheid Museum.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria.

Explore South Africa's most famous township with this half-day tour of Soweto from Johannesburg. Join a knowledgeable local guide, born and raised in Soweto, for this unforgettable experience. Get personal insights into the culture of the township and learn about Soweto's vibrant modern personality.Highlights5-hour tour of Soweto from JohannesburgVisit this famous township with a guide who was born and raised thereSee the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond TutuLearn about the 1976 Soweto UprisingMeet some of the residents of a Soweto shanty town
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.41
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Soweto Half Day tour

Soweto is one of Johannesburg’s most famous townships, once home to Nelson Mandela. On this tour, learn more the township’s history and former residents as you explore with a local guide who was born in Soweto. Meet the locals as you stroll down lively Vilikazi Street, stop to admire the Hector Pieterson Memorial, and pay a visit to Nelson Mandela’s House. Also included is lunch at a Soweto restaurant, where you’ll have chance to sample regional dishes.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half Day Pretoria City Tour - 4hrs

Known as the “Jacaranda City" due to its mauve blossomed tree-lined streets, Pretoria is a quiet city in North Gauteng. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the seat of the administrative branch of government. Pretoria was founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius, a leader of the Voortrekkers, who named it after his father Andries Pretorius and chose a spot on the banks of the "Apies rivier" (Afrikaans for "Monkeys river") to be the new capital of the South African Republic (ZAR). We stop at the Voortrekker Monument located just south of Pretoria. This massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854. We pass the house of Paul Kruger and Church Square then head to,The Union Buildings which form the official seat of the South African Government and also house the offices of the President of South Africa.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Airport/Hotel Escape with a Private Guide

If you have anything from a 3 - 5 hour stop over get a fascinating glimpse of Johannesburg and Soweto! Downtown Jozi is a sight to behold. Not the normal Inner City for very good reasons. A gritty city not a pretty city that started off as a rough gold mining camp in 1886. Experience the struggle to reclaim the city and turn it around. See the different styles of architecture from different decades side by side from Victorian to Edwardian Baroque to Italiante to Brutalist! From there we take a drive through Soweto, the largest and most important African township in South Africa. Set up as a migrant labour camp in the early 1900's it is now called home by 4 -5 million African people. Colourful, bustling and hustling is what its all about.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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Half Day Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves Tour

Take a trip out of the city and journey back time on this tour into the heart of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Discover the ancient limestone formations of the Sterkfontein Caves where the oldest known human fossil was found, then take in the views on a drive through the Cradle before visiting the Maropeng exhibition center.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.22
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Full day Apartheid Museum & Soweto Tour from Pretoria&Johannesburg, every FRIDAY

Get a comprehensive, full-day tour of Soweto Township, including entrance to the Apartheid Museum, on this excursion departing from Johannesburg or Sandton. With a guide in the lead, you'll be able to relax and enjoy the experience while listening to insightful narration. Get a close look at the rise and fall of apartheid through site visits and commentary.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.80
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Private Apartheid Museum Tour R1 000.00

Make your way through the 22 exhibition areas of the Apartheid Museum in your own time on this self-guided tour. Learn about South Africa's history with apartheid and the struggle to overcome it. Round-trip transportation from your Sandton hotel provided.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.30
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Constitutional Hill and Apartheid Museum Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg

South Africa has a rich and chequered history encapsulated during this half-day tour of Johannesburg’s Constitutional Hill and the Apartheid Museum. Discover South Africa’s colonial history and the Dutch Boers who fought against the British at the turn of the century. Then fast-forward 50 years to learn about the difficult struggle of black South Africans to gain and keep their rights in a post-apartheid society.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.16
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Pretoria City Tour

Get a comprehensive tour of Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa, on this half-day excursion. Following a guide and a carefully curated itinerary means you won't miss any of the must-see highlights, including the Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Square, Loftus Versveld, the Kruger House, Pretoria University, and other landmarks. As you travel, listen to in-depth commentary from your guide to learn about the city's history, culture, and people.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Johannesburg History Tour and Kruger National Park Safari in 5 Days

Many visitors to South Africa head straight on straight on safari without experience the human history of the country. Combine heritage and nature on this tour that takes you to Kruger National Park as well as the Cradle of Human Kind, Lesedi Cultural Village, Soweto, and the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Duration: 6 days
$1,746.24
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$1,746.24$174.62 savings
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$174.62 savings
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

This private tour offers a deeper understanding of South Africa's apartheid era than would be possible by just reading about it. As well as visiting the comprehensive Apartheid Museum, you'll drive through the township of Soweto, stopping at such landmarks as Nelson Mandela House and Desmond Tutu House.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg for 1999

Take a deep dive into South Africa's history on this multi-stop tour that includes Soweto, Johannesburg, and Pretoria. With a guide in the lead and round-trip transportation provided, this ambitious tour examining the history of apartheid in South Africa is made stress-free. Learn about the Great Trek through a visit to the Voortrekker Museum, see the Union Buildings, the Apartheid Museum in Soweto, and the Mandela Bridge. Along the way, your guide will provide sensitive, in-depth commentary about the country's history and culture.HighlightsLunch, bottled water, and snacks to keep travelers satiatedAll activities included; no hidden costsGuide provides in-depth commentary on the subject of apartheid historyHotel pickup and drop-off for door-to-door service
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.59
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Cullinan Diamond Mine Surface Guided Tour from Johannesburg, every MONDAY.

Take a day trip to Cullinan's Premier Mine without the hassle of driving on this guided tour from Johannesburg. Explore around the mine, learn all about gem mining, and see the very site where the world's biggest diamond was discovered in 1905. You can also buy the Cullinan Star Cut diamond, a unique 66 facet cut only sold here.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.90
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Johannesburg in 2 Days History and Culture Tour

Spend two days exploring the hidden history of Johannesburg with a guide. You'll be able to go in-depth into the city's history and culture by spending an extensive amount of time uncovering the truth of the past. Listen to guided commentary on the Afrikaneers, the discover of gold in the area, and the Apartheid era. Finish up with a visit to the Cradle of Human Kind and the Lesedi Cultural Village.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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$441.76
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One Day in Soweto

I've been hosting tours for over 5 years around Soweto. Also i was born here and spent most of my life in this neighborhood. We will go to some historical sites in Orlando East that are most of the times excluded in other tours, or we grab lunch with one of the community leaders in Orlando West in his home. This will give you a broader picture of Sowetan history than other tours.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.65
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Half Day Johannesburg City Tour - 4hrs

Get a comprehensive tour of vibrant, cosmopolitan Johannesburg on this 4-hour excursion with all transportation included. Traveling with a small group means you'll enjoy an intimate atmosphere and get chances to ask questions of your guide. Highlights include Constitutional Hill, the Carlton Center, Museum Africa, the African Medicine Market, and others.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.37
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Innercity Walking Tour

The Inner City Urban Hiking Tour combines walking and the use of safe public transport to provide a structured tour of the City’s best kept secrets. The tour passes some of the City’s most magnificent heritage sites, offering a complete cultural mix and in doing so, exposes parts of the city that most people are reluctant to visit.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.10
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Apartheid Museum Tour R499.00

Make your way through the 22 exhibition areas of the Apartheid Museum in your own time on this self-guided tour. Learn about South Africa's history with apartheid and the struggle to overcome it. Round-trip transportation from your Sandton hotel provided
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.58
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Half Day Soweto Township Tour - 4hrs

Enjoy some personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour of Soweto. Travel from Johannesburg CBD in a comfortable vehicle; no need to rent a car or fuss with directions. Highlights include Vilakazi Street , the Orlando Towers, Regina Mundi Church, Kliptown, the Hector Pieterson Museum, and others. The small group size means an intimate atmosphere and time to ask questions.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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