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.
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.
Great tour, saw a lot of Soweto. Guide was really helpful and chatty.
Visiting Soweto was my favorite part of my time in Joburg. It was the most culturally enriching experience. An absolute MUST DO. Highly recommended!
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.
Bruce S Australia
I was the only English speaking person in a tour group of German Tourist but our tour guide Rudie made the extra effort to provide narrative in both languages ... the visit to the squatter camp in Soweto was excellent and well managed by our tour guide ... well worth it
The tour was very informative and our tour give, Phineas, was top rate.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, with a very informative guide. Would definitely recommend to hear all about the history of this interesting place.
Brilliant tour of Soweto! Highly recommend. I was very lucky to be the only one on the tour and found it to be very informative.
Our tour guide was great, very informative, didn't mind us asking questions and we enjoyed the tour.
However, information should be provided about how many people we needed to tip and what was an acceptable tip. We were required to give 4 tips and a donation to a school.
This made the tour quite expensive. The souvenirs were overpriced as I bought a similar item elsewere for the same price but it was 4 times larger.
This was a great tour and our guide was terrific. Perhaps a slight improvement could be the addition of a short refreshment stop, as it was quite a long morning without a break. But it is certainly highly recommended.
Really pleased we did this tour. Our guide was excellent. He was full of information and a very careful driver as well
Christine H USA
Seeing Soweto from the point-of-view of a resident was well worth the time.
Outstanding Tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and quite funny with a very serious type of tour. I would strongly recommend it
A very impressive tour. Professional tourguide, including a visit to the Hector Pieterson museum and Nelson Mandela house. Worth every penny!
Carolyn M Canada
Our guide was fantastic! The wealth of information he shared with us was great!
Very interesting, especially the Hector Petersen museum. Punctual and lots of commentary.
The trip was very good. Well organised and the driverguide was very knowledgable and friendly. I do recommend.
Caroline C United Kingdom
This tour gave us an interesting look at people's lives, though it did feel a bit intrusive.
Maria K United Kingdom
We recently booked the half day tour. What was good: Our guide was polite, flexible and accommodating and gave a lot of information bringing to life Soweto, its history and how it is developing nowadays.
No so good: the tour lasted more than half a day and we spend most of the time (6 hours approx) in the van. The vehicle had small windows and it wasn't easy to see outside and that made it feel like a long day.
What could be better: More scheduled stops and more opportunity to interact with locals.
This tour is OK. I was in the car with 6 German people who didn't really want to check anything out and it was more of a time-killer type of activity for them. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Felt very safe as a single female traveling alone.
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.
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