Johannesburg, South Africa
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clock-o3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Discover one of Johannesburg's most energetic and fascinating townships on a half-day visit to Soweto. Set out on a coach bus or minivan for a guided sightseeing tour of an area known for its rich political history and vibrant trendsetting culture. Witness the disparities between rich and poor while learning about how the township came to be and its fight against apartheid. Take in sights like the Mandela House Museum, where the former South African president once lived, the once-residence of Nobel peace prize winner Desmond Tutu.
  • Sightseeing tour of Soweto from central Johannesburg
  • Explore Johannesburg's largest urban township with a guide
  • Learn about Soweto's apartheid history and hear of the infamous Soweto Uprising of 1976
  • See where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu — two key anti-apartheid leaders — once lived
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

Reviews

Viator Traveller's Reviews

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M
, Mar 2018

This tour was great on showing us the other side of Johannesburg. The tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and very high spirit. We enjoy the tour very much

g
, Mar 2017

Loved the cultural submersion

R
, Oct 2016

Disappointing. Driver did not include opportunity to go into the Nelson Mandela Museum as described in on the website. I would not have booked the tour otherwise. He just drove past the museum, and only when asked, allowed time to stop and take a photo. We did not get what we paid for. Viator should make sure that its contractors provide the tours described on the website. When I asked why we weren't going to the museum, the driver said that it wasn't included in the price. Instead, he took us to the Hector Peterson Museum, which was good, and to the Regini Mundi Church, which did not add much and could have been eliminated. When I indicated that we would pay for the Mandela Museum, he agreed to a brief visit, time permitting. Of course, time ran short because of another passenger's schedule. Since this was our last day in J'burg, we were unable to visit the museum. I have used Viator before -- in Rome and Florence. I was satisfied on those occasions, and decided to book with Viator this time. Based on this experience, however, I will think carefully before booking with Viator again. I took this tour on October10. I will be looking at your reviews to see whether you include this one, so that potential customers will be on the alert.

L
, Aug 2016

We learned so much on this tour. Our guide Phineas was so knowledgeable not only about Soweto but the history of Johannesburg, he really made this day such a special experience for us. We would highly recommend this tour.

I
, May 2016

Picked up from Garden Court O R Tambo, Very good half day seeing Soweto, made all the better by having the driver/guide 'James all to ourselves.

J
, Apr 2016

Great tour, saw a lot of Soweto. Guide was really helpful and chatty.

T
, Jan 2016

The tour was okay - not good.

R
, Jan 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!

T
, Jul 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.

D
, Aug 2014

We had a rocky start after being informed by email that we would be collected at 7.15am in the foyer we were left waiting for more than 2 hours before finally being picked up. We were eventually able to contact the company and after a number of calls they informed us the driver was running late. This wasn't a good start as we had a long flight from Australia the day before and could easily have done with the extra sleep. The tour itself was very good and well worth doing, just a shame about the late pick up.


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