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Address: Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number:
0027-11-463-3306-0027-72-075-3883
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USD 63.08*
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Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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USD 65.47*
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Johannesburg Tour: Cycle Soweto with a Local Guide
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USD 131.42*
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Private Tour: Cultural Soweto Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

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Go To Soweto

Even now I still have people sometimes acting shocked that I spend so much time here. Forget the past, this place is a real human example of what makes people amazing. Great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
tomgarble
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even now I still have people sometimes acting shocked that I spend so much time here. Forget the past, this place is a real human example of what makes people amazing. Great community, fantastic tours and always a good place for a drink

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Vilakazi Street for the first time this weekend and was sadly dissapointed. A location of such historic importance has been neglected and not utilised to it's full potential. Firstly - the Hector Pietersen Museum was cordoned off / closed as there had been a water leak in the roof and nothing has been done to repair this multi... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour was guided by Tony from Adventure While Young. He gave us the historical context of the settling in Soweto as well as the evolution of cultural context of life in this community. Highly recommend a visit to this area for a history lesson.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a private transfer and after hearing horror stories about the crime in Soweto I was a bit "iffy". Our tour guide was brilliant and new everything about the Soweto and made us feel comfortable. When we got to the township there was so much poverty and the tour was quite emotional. We were invited into one of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a half day Soweto tour and had the opportunity to see a shanty town, hector pietersen museum and Mandela's house. Upon reflection I should have made this a full day tour and seen the apartheid museum and a general joburg tour. It was a good tour, very informative and Soweto has a special and important place in South... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to Sth Africa a few times I have never wanted to visit Soweto.This time I had the opportunity to do a half day trip which also included The Apartheid Museum.All I knew about Soweto was what I had seen on TV and what my white Sth African friends had told me.I realise things have improved greatly over the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been there with the Red Bus Soweto tour. The van take us around and at some point they drop us for a walking tour with a local guide. Very interesting tour, definitely recommended.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to take a tour to visit Soweto not only because we thought it'd be safer, but also because we wanted to hear a bit about its history. It was quite good, but could have been a bit longer (Ilios Travel). The van fitted eight people and all went on smoothly. Soweto is full of stories and didn't seem... More 

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Lymington, Hampshire,England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a lot of houses and now a well established suburb with electricity, running water, sewerage systems etc. So whilst its interesting to go there the real interest is in its history and linkage to the struggle against apartheid

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made our visit along with a local guide and we were able to meet a number of the local people and visit a few houses. Very interesting place.

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