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Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg

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  • 5-hour tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
  • Visit this famous township with a guide who was born and raised there
  • See the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
From USD 49.18
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Ready to visit a city within a city? Ready to experience photo genetic, bustling Soweto? Let’s go! On this half day tour in Soweto you will view all the historical sites in the world famous location.
USD 49.18
1.30pm Departure
Ready to visit a city within a city? Ready to experience photo genetic, bustling Soweto? Let’s go! On this half day tour in Soweto you will view all the historical sites in the world famous location
USD 49.18
Overview
Explore South Africa's most famous township with this half-day tour of Soweto from Johannesburg. Join a knowledgeable local guide, born and raised in Soweto, for this unforgettable experience. Get personal insights into the culture of the township and learn about Soweto's vibrant modern personality.
What to Expect
On this half day tour in Soweto, your guide, who was born and raised in Soweto, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto. The Soweto tour will take you deep into the township culture, so you can enjoy a personal experience of how vibrant and lively this part of Johannesburg really is.
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. A visit into the museum is optional.
We continue our Soweto tour driving into one of the shanty towns where you get to interact with some of the locals.
We drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end our tour with a stop at the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Interesting and informative tour

Having never been to Soweto, or Johannesburg, I'm glad we went on this tour. MoAfrika were professional, friendly and informative and allowed us to see a side of Jo'burg and Soweto without feeling like we were intruding into people's personal space.

Thank DIF483
Reviewed 1 week ago
Terrific tour with Thebang!

We had the best tour guide, Thebang - a knowledgeable, articulate and passionate young man from Soweto. He was so proud to take us on this tour and we also went on a walk through the poorest part of town (yes, it was very safe)....More

Thank Charlatte74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Informative and emotional experience with wonderful guide , Tsholo

I found Tsholo to be extremely friendly and competent guide on our half day tour of Soweto. Even though I’m a native South African , I learned many new facts I was not aware of. Really was an emotional experience giving candy to the little...More

Thank Helen v
MoAfrika T, General Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Helen We always really appreciate reviews from native South Africans . South Africans are always very critical Our guides and team are ding a great work in Soweto Thank you for the support Best regards Michelle

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Had some issues with the Half Day Soweto Tour

My wife and I booked the half-day Soweto tour because we had plans in Pretoria in the evening (which I communicated to MoAfrika tours upon payment) but it didn't work out very well logistically. The tour itself was good, but it didn't end until 3:00...More

1  Thank James K
MoAfrika T, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Dear James Thanks for your review. I see there were some confusions Our half day tour is around 4- 4,5 hours from pickup to drop off. You should of been dropped off in Pretoria around 13h30/14h00 but you were delayed because you wanted to join...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018
This was a terrific tour

My husband and I booked a half-day tour of Soweto, just the two of us with a driver/guide. It was terrific! The guide was a Sowetan himself, and clearly loved the place. We talked for hours, and learned so much. Seeing the Freedom Charter monument...More

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moafrikatours2015, Owner at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi Thank you for your great feedback, We do offer door to door pickup on all of our tours as this makes it safer and convnient for our guests.We do try our best to help the community in Soweto and they really do appreciate all...More

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Dontgetoutthatoften
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Response from MFC31 | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up from our hotel in jo’burg, so they should be able to sort a pick up for you
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Response from Elise G | Reviewed this property |
Hi fellow traveled! I'm "with Jeannette!" The tour companies are so flexible. They will offer you pick up's and drop off's at places that are convenient for you. They will also give you a realistic sense of timing. Have... More
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