Apartheid Museum Tours

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Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum details the injustice, cruelty, and absurdities of white minority rule in South Africa. Apartheid, meaning “separateness” in Afrikaans, was officially in effect from 1948 to 1994, though segregation had been a cornerstone of South African politics since the country’s inception. The museum is dedicated to helping South Africa overcome its oppressive past and look toward the future.

The Basics
Johannesburg city tours and Soweto tours typically feature a stop at the Apartheid Museum, with some including an in-depth tour. The museum tells the story of 20th-century apartheid through photos, documents, and film footage, as well as interactive features that bring the history of racial classification to life. The end of South African segregation in 1990 (following former president Nelson Mandela’s release from prison) is celebrated by the seven pillars of the country’s post-apartheid constitution in the courtyard: democracy, equality, reconciliation, diversity, responsibility, respect, and freedom.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The museum presents the sometimes shocking reality of apartheid, and some parts may be inappropriate for young kids.
  • Visitors should plan for about two hours to explore the museum fully.
  • The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Guided Apartheid Museum tours are available by advance booking only for groups of more than 15, with a small charge on top of admission.

How to Get There
The Apartheid Museum is in Johannesburg’s southern section of Ormonde and can be reached from the center of the city along the Villiers Graaff Motorway. Hop-on, hop-off bus tours typically have a stop outside the Apartheid Museum.

When to Get There
The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm. To avoid crowds, it is best to arrive right at opening time or later in the day closer to closing time.

Nelson Mandela’s Influence
Mandela was one of the most important leaders in the abolition of apartheid. The museum holds a copy of his speech to parliament and a video of the moment he was released from prison after 27 years.
Address: Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Road, Ormonde, Johannesburg 2135, South Africa
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1 or 2 Day Johannesburg City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore Johannesburg on your own time in a flexible way by booking this 1- or 2-day ticket on a hop-on hop-off bus. Ride around the city with commentary in 15 languages expounding on the history, culture, and modern life in this South African metropolis, hopping off whenever you like to explore further on your own. Choose a 1- or 2-day ticket depending on your schedule and budget.
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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.
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Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

Get to know the history and landmarks of Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, in a full-day tour. Visit Soweto, the hometown of Nelson Mandela, as well as a full city tour and a visit to the Apartheid Museum. All entrance fees, lunch, snacks, and bottled water included. Pickup and drop-off at your Johannesburg hotel.
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Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

Get to know South Africa’s biggest city on a full-day tour that covers all the highlights of Johannesburg and Soweto. Take in the views from the Top of Africa, learn about the city’s history as you visit Constitutional Hill and the Apartheid Museum, then follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, with a tour of the Nelson Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Museum, and Freedom Square.
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Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg

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.
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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour

Explore South Africa's most famous township with this 10-hour guided tour of Soweto from Johannesburg. Enjoy a personal experience of how vibrant and lively Soweto from your guide, who was born and raised in the township.
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Full-Day Soweto City Tour with Apartheid Museum

Spend a day exploring the most famous township in South Africa with this full-day small-group guided tour of Soweto from Johannesburg. Join a knowledgeable local guide for a visit to the renowned Apartheid Museum and huge Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Eat a buffet lunch of traditional local dishes. Enjoy round-trip transportation including hotel pickup and drop-off.
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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.
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City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Get introduced to the highlights of Johannesburg with a hop-on hop-off tour on a double-decker bus. See the city’s main attractions - such as Ghandi Square, the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill - from the top of an open-air bus or by exploring from any of the dozen stops on the bus route. See the best of Johannesburg the easy way with City Sightseeing.
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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.
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Apartheid Museum Tour from Johannesburg

Explore some of South Africa's difficult past with a tour of the Apartheid Museum complex from Johannesburg. Follow the turbulent 20th century history of apartheid through multimedia exhibits.
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Soweto Day Tour from Johannesburg

Spend the day exploring the townships outside of Johannesburg on this Soweto tour. Follow your expert local guide through the streets of Meadowlands, Kliptown, Orlando and Vilakazi. Learn about the nation's history of apartheid and how historic rules still shape the city today.
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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.
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Full day Apartheid Museum & Soweto Tour from Pretoria&Johannesburg, every FRIDAY

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Apartheid Museum Tour in Johannesburg, every FRIDAY afternoon

Learn about the rise and fall of apartheid and gain a deeper understanding of this history of South Africa on this guided tour of Johannesburg's Apartheid Museum.
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Half day soweto&Apartheid museum tour

Knowledgeable,fun,smile,reliable,afordable and unique.Our tours are offered by qualified tourist who live in township who understands the culture,history of township.
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3 Days Pretoria Johannesburg tour

HIGHLIGHTS • AVOID THE DAY TO DAY TOURS AND SAVE WITH THIs WONDERFUL TOUR • PRETORIA(voortrekker monument,Parliament,Cullinun Mine) • Soweto(mandela house,Hector Peterson and Regina Mundi church) • go visit the Apartheid Museum • visit The Cradle of Human Kind • Visit Lesedi Cultural Village • vehicles with wifi and very friendly and professional guide • enjoy the sipping of free bottled water and free snacks
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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
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Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour R1600,00 Approxi...6hr

Get to know the history and landmarks of Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, in a full-day tour. Visit Soweto, the hometown of Nelson Mandela, as well as a full city tour and a visit to the Apartheid
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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