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Full Day Soweto Township and Apartheid Museum Tour

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USD 100.71
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Stop At: Apartheid Museum, Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg 2001 South Africa

Visitors will be able to walk inside the Museum, witness the darkest moment of South Africa during the time of Apartheid, live before discovering of Gold in Johannesburg, section of Nelson Mandela's life and the last section is the Apartheid.

Duration: 3 minutes

Pass By: Orlando Towers, Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa

Stop by for a souvenir picture

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

Walk into vilakazi Street until you reach Hector Pieterson Memorial, outside only, you will be able to learn about what took place 16 June 1976, students uprising.

Duration: 1 hour

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

You will be able to walk into the most and only famous Street in the World where 2 winners of Nobel Peace lived : Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not located into 30 km from OR Tambo International Airport or is not mentioned on the list above, kindly contact us before making any booking.


  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
Departure Time
8:30 AM
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 1 Bottle of water per person
  • Entry/Admission - Apartheid Museum
  • Lunch - Personal Items and Driver - guide gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Hector Pieterson Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Mount Zion Tours and Travels
101 Reviews
Ian E
I booked through Mount Zion Tours and didn't realize until our professional guide showed up at the house were staying in that it was a personal tour, just me and my wife! Fortunately our guide was very informative and helpful and after getting us there and getting the tickets he said we could do the visit on our own and at our own pace and he'd just wait for us! So we met up with him again in the cafe after a few hours of self-guiding around the exhibits, which suited us just fine. So although it was rather expensive it worked out well for us. But if you want to save some money, just get there by Uber, buy your own admission tickets, and take yourself around--it is all well labelled and explained. It is defintiely a valuable thing to fo when visiting Johannesburg.
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Sydney, Australia
Awesome tour with Gabriel!
My sister and I did the Pretoria City Day Tour with Mount Zion Tours and Travel. We booked this tour via email. Pretty was very prompt in replying to our questions and Mount Zion Tours were very accommodating, picking us up from our hotel in Pretoria and dropping us at our next hotel in Johannesburg after the tour. We were so glad to have Gabriel as our guide. He was very friendly, organised, and knowledgeable. He taught us a lot about the history of South Africa. Particularly, we enjoyed the Voortrekker Monument and learning about the Voortrekkers, the Kruger House, and the Union Buildings where Gabriel helped us take some great photos. We felt very safe with Gabriel. We would recommend using Mount Zion Tours! Thank you Gabriel for an awesome day! Jess and Jacqui (Australia).
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New York City, New York
City tour with aparthide emphasis
Gabriel our tour guide was very knowlagible, friendly and accommodating. The tour is extreamly interesting and highly recommended.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Why travel hours ??
The Pilanesburg offers everything you will see in the more 'well known' national parks and is only two hours from Johies and Pretoria. Wonderful game, including the big five, and great amenities within the park.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
The Apartheid Museum is very interesting, it shows the dark sides of apartheid in a neutral but still shocking way. The history from the beginning to the end. We took the tour with native South Africans who had immigrated to the states at a young age, and they were devastated to see the mayhem that had left. The museum is factual and worth a visit, its a must.-
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Suzy G
Firstly the guide was an hour late. He had some story about his Google map not working, but at the end of the day we found out that he had forgotten to recharge his cell phone. No water was provided, no lunch, we went all day until 15:30 without anything to drink or eat. I will not recommend to anyone. I have done this tour before, but this time I was not impressed.
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Lagos, Nigeria
Great Service
We have been working with your company for over a year now and I haven’t had any issue with you guys, my guest always have a great time. Thanks for your professionalism.
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Laura A
Pre-historic adventure
By myself for a few days before my sisters' friends joined us, I was a bit nervous about venturing out. All when very smoothly starting with the tour guide meeting me in my hotel lobby. I joined a small group of people in a van, and everyone was friendly. The drive was pleasant, and we got to see parts of Johannesburg and then the countryside. We were well cared for at both the caves and the museum, neither rushed nor having to wait too much. The museum would be great for kids, though it was educational for me as well. The cave tour fascinating, just be ready to crawl at one point.
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Steffen H
Waldems, Germany
Excellent Visit
Injured, deserted elephants are taken care in an excellent way. You learn a lot about the elephants, even their anatomy. Then you can touch, ride and even get a kiss. I’ve never been so close to an elephant and it is a great experience. All parents should go with their kids (while unfortunately the entrance fee is a bit too high)
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Relaxing day out
Picked up from hostel and had a commentary driving to sun city guide showed me important areas to visit then I was left to for 3 hour to do my own thing then driven back to hostel wonderful relaxing day
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Barbara B
Pensacola, FL, United States
Apartheid Museum Tour
Wished for more info on what and why, and the results. An exhibit of Nelson Mandela’s past and promotion of equality for all left me wanting more info. He had such an impact on the World, not simply South Africa. I felt they could have gone much mor in depth and continued into the results.
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London, United Kingdom
Good to visit but not the best safari
I love animals so anything safari-based is a winner for me. Pilanesberg was part of Project Genesis - all of the animals were brought into the area in the hope of repopulating it under protection. We saw white rhino, elephant, hippo, zebra, impala and giraffe up close. A day trip pick-up/return from Jo'burg with a morning open-top shared vehicle and afternoon private closed-car cost around £135 each.
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Biloxi, Mississippi
Mount Zion Tours is outstanding!
I worked with Willy Kalala at Mount Zion Tours to coordinate all the ground transportation for 350 young adults from 40 countries around the world. This was an extremely complex group, with difficult travelling, layovers, visas and delays and Willy and his team were outstanding with their service, patience and hospitality. As the International Meeting Planner for global United Methodist Church conferences, there is only one company that I will use in South Africa and that is Mount Zion Tours. They took a lot of the burden of transportation off my shoulders so that I could focus on other areas of the program. They were punctual and polite and responsive. There is one word that comes to mind when describing Willy and his team: EXCEPTIONAL!! Fiona Nieman Meeting Planning Manager United Methodist Church
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Carlsbad, California
Very illustrative of the apartheid times. Worth the visit. Inexpensive.
We started our South Africa visit here, resting for a day after the long trip from San Diego, California, we took the Hop On Hop Off tour bus, we got off at the Apartheid Museum and took our time around it. It is a well done illustration of how whites, blacks and 'colored' (including Malays, Indians, etc., were segregated. It also gave us an idea of how strong was Nelson's Mandela's influence in the process of mutual forgiveness rather than fighting among South Africans -very impressive.
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Barbara M
Staten Island, New York
A World Heritage site like no other!
We were a day early in Johannesberg for our Vantage tour -The best of Africa- and the tour director suggested we go there. It was an extra but we are so glad we did! We started at the beginning of the earth as a planet and got a quick history lesson -starting with the big bang. The big draw however is seeing a unique area that had been discovered there- the first ever evidence of a hominid multi- family burial ground in caves that were created 2.3 billion years ago. We had to don orange meta hats and crawl through some of the areas but it was a place like none other we had ever visited, This is the area the human species began! When we reached the cave where the discovery was made we could not believe how present day scientists entered it! . Once the discovery was made they needed to recruit small thin young women who were able to remove the fossils from the site in order to be studied. After the caves, a second museum area added to our knowledge beginning with the first forms of life after the big bang .Looking in on scientists studying these bones and seeing ancient skeletons fully assembled was amazing! Recently we saw a Nova episode on Netflix that showed how the excavation began. I'd urge anyone who is starting a safari in Johannesberg to go a day ahead and take this tour.It also helps with jet lag to be early. The animals and scenery on Safari are wonderful but this trip brings you back to our beginnings! Thanks again to our Vantage Tour director Keith Martyn for suggesting it and arranging for transportation
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  • Languages Offered: English, French
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