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Get to know the fascinating city of Johannesburg, including the famous Soweto township, during this private 8-hour tour. See the main attractions in this busy city before heading to Soweto, where you'll see the former homes of Nelson Mandela and the Apartheid Museum. Take a midday break for lunch on Vilakazi Street.

Highlights

  • 8-hour private tour of Johannesburg and Soweto
  • Travel through this colorful and busy city in a comfortable private vehicle
  • Get a grand view of Johannesburg from the observation deck of the Carlton Centre
  • Explore the history of the Soweto township
  • See the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

What You Can Expect

Johannesburg Soweto Tour

Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton

Get picked up from your centrally-located hotel in Johannesburg to begin your personalized private tour.

Head first for a suburb of Johannesburg that used to be reserved for white residents and is now full of high-rise apartment buildings occupied by African emigrants. See one of the homes in which Nelson Mandela lived before he died. See the colorful cultural mix that is South Africa.

Visit Carlton Centre next, in the heart of Johannesburg's business district. Take the elevator to the observation deck on the 50th floor for wonderful 360-degree views over the city.

Pass Gandhi Square with its statue of Gandhi on your way to the Apartheid Museum. Spend two hours exploring the museum's impressive exhibits before traveling to the Soweto township.

Stop for lunch in Soweto on Vilakazi Street, where you can also see the former homes of both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu – both of whom won the Nobel Peace Prize. Visit Mandela's former home, which is now a museum dedicated to the great man.

Visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial, named for a young boy who was killed during a 1976 student uprising against apartheid during which 70 people died. See the Regina Mundi Church, Freedom Square, and the World Cup Stadium before being transported back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

glendaingermany

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My tour with Mtsimane Mekgwe was spectacular! He was very knowledgeable about all things Johannesburg. I had requested a private tour because there were a few places I wanted to revisit. Mtsimane was a superhero! He kept track of my list better than I did and had some awesome suggestions of his own.

Tomoka U

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

It was very informative. I was able to recap what happend in the country with regards to apartheid.

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