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Stop At: Hector Pieterson Museum, 8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa

The Hector Pieterson Museum is a large museum located in Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa, two blocks away from where Hector Pieterson was shot and killed. The museum is named in his honour. It became one of the first museums in Soweto when it opened on 16 June 2002

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Mandela House, 8115 Orlando West Street, Johannesburg 1804 South Africa

The Mandela House strives to be a world-class visitor attraction, and a leading centre for the preservation, presentation, and research of the history, heritage and legacy of the Mandela Family.

MISSION

The Mission of Mandela House is to provide an effective, efficient and meaningful experience to all visitors, informing them of President Nelson Mandela’s story, both in the context of his home, and in the context of his life as a whole, in a manner that promotes human rights, democracy, reconciliation, mutual respect and tolerance amongst the peoples of South Africa.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Vilakazi Street, Soweto, Johannesburg 1804 South Africa

Both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu lived here – how many places can claim that two Nobel Prize winners lived in the same street. In fact, Tutu, as he is more fondly known, still lives here with his wife Leah, and when he's in town he is said to stroll the streets.

Mandela's house has become a museum. It is called the Mandela House Museum and is open for public tours during the week. But there is more to Vilakazi Street. A block away from here Hector Peterson was killed by police during the students' uprising of June 16 1976, today celebrated as Youth Day. Now the Hector Peterson Museum and memorial stand on the corner of Moema and Vilakazi Streets.

Dr BW Vilakazi, after whom the street is named, was a poet, novelist and intellectual, who wrote in numerous indigenous languages. He was also the first black man to teach at Wits, the University of the Witwatersrand, even if he had to be employed as a 'language assistant' because of bureaucracy that did not allow black lecturers. Later, armed with a PhD in literature, he helped develop the written form of both isiZulu and siSwati and helped put together the isiZulu dictionary.

Now, because of Vilakazi street's popularity, it includes a couple of well-known restaurants – Nambitha and Sakhumzi - that serve local cuisine to tourists, with prices to match, but it is also home to the only community television station in the city, Soweto TV, broadcast from a classroom at the local primary school.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Orlando Towers, Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa

Originally the site of a coal-fired power station, the Orlando Towers have become one of the most distinctive landmarks in the neighbourhood of Soweto and the site of the world's first bungee jump between two cooling towers, as well as other thrilling adventure sports such as abseiling and SCAD (suspended catch air device) falling.

Construction of the Orlando Power Station began in 1935 and was only completed in 1955, due to delays caused by the Second World War. After 56 years of service, the power station was shut down in 1998 and was transformed into an entertainment and business centre in 2008.

Stop At: FNB Stadium, Nasrec, Johannesburg South 2147, Johannesburg South Africa

First National Bank Stadium or simply FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City and The Calabash, is a stadium located in Nasrec, bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Duration: 10 minutes
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Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all Johannesburg & Sandton Hotels/residential addresses.
Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Mandela House
Exclusions
  • Anything of a personal nature
  • Lunch
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
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Our guide Khutso, grew up and still resident in Soweto, knows perfectly every corner of the neighbourhood and will make you feel safe everywhere.  He also took us into a home to meet a family and see what it is like inside.  He is very friendly and likeable, but on top of all he
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Response from SpurwingTourism, Manager at Soweto Day Tour
Responded 12 Aug. 2019
Dear Jacopo Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with Khutso. We always use a local guide to ensure authenticity and a truly local experience is had. We look forward to seeing you in the future!
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