Grade

Easy

Transportation

Mini Bus

Duration

6 Hours

Collection & Drop Off

From your Hotel

Lunch

Shebeen Lunch

R900

Soweto consists of a community of extremes. On the one hand, there is abject poverty, and on the other hand, there is extraordinary wealth in the upper class suburbs such as Diepkloof Extension and Selection Park. Some of the houses in that area sell for over one and two million rands. Today Soweto is the largest Black residential area in South Africa and has a population of more than 3.5 Million people with the land in extent of 120KM squared. There is a visible development since 1994 (Post-Apartheid Era). Refuel with the traditional Shebeen Lunch (buy and Braai) at a local restaurant, enjoy the delicious tastes and smells of local cuisine.

  • Location
  • Grade
  • Days
    1
  • Transportation
    Mini Bus
  • Duration
    6 Hours
  • Collection & Drop Off
    From your Hotel
  • Lunch
    Shebeen Lunch

On the one hand there is abject poverty and on the other hand there is extraordinary wealth in the upper class suburbs such as Diepkloof Extension and Selection Park. Some of the houses in that area sell for over one and two million rands.

After collecting you from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg or Pretoria, your guide will give you a quick pre-departure tour briefing before departing to Soweto (South Western Township).

On our way to Soweto, we pass by the National Football Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. We enter the Diepkloof area, where we will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything.

In Orlando West, we visit Vilakazi Street, drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will have an opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day, an innocent little boy called Hector Pieterson gave up his life and kick-started the liberation of South Africa.

During this Soweto tour, we will pass by the Mandela House, giving you an opportunity to take photos of the father of Africa’s residence. A visit into the museum is optional at an extra cost per person that is payable on arrival. We continue our Soweto tour driving into one of the shanty towns, where you get to interact with some of the locals.

By now you will have seen the good, the bad and the ugly facets of Soweto. We drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end our tour with a view of the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Checklist

  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash or Credit Card

TOUR PRICE: R900 per person

 
Included
  • Entrance fee into the Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Visit an informal settlement Mandela House Museum
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Walk through the Regina Mundi Church
  • Diepkloof ext
  • Baragwanath Taxi Rank
  • Maponya Shopping Mall
  • Visit Freedom Square and Freedom Charter Memorial
  • Vilakazi StreetSee the homes of Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Winnie Madikizela- Mandela, the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela
  • Soccer City Stadium
  • Lunch at a Restaurant in Soweto (excluding beverages)
Excluded
  • Food
  • Personal purchases
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