Full-Day Soweto City Tour with Apartheid Museum

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Full-Day Soweto City Tour with Apartheid Museum
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Join this 9-hour guided tour of Soweto with a small-group of no more than 11 guest. Tour the Apartheid Museum, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, and local shanty towns. Enjoy a delicious traditional buffet lunch along with complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off. Learn from your guide, the historical background and cultural of this great town. Support the local community. R50 per guest booking will be donated to a Local Care Centre.
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In Brief

Location:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Country:
South Africa
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Family friendly
Lunch included
Led by a local guide
Overview
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Start your day with a pickup from your accommodation by your guide then begin the journey to Soweto. On the way, you will pass by the famous National Football Stadium City, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the Soccer World Cup 2010. From there, enter the Diepkloof area, where the vendors are located, selling just about anything you can imagine. In Orlando West, you will visit Vilakazi Street and drive past the Mandela House where a visit into the museum is optional as well as past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Next, read about the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1970 in South Africa. For you to truly experience the full history and heritage of this famous township, the guide will take you into the depths of the shanty towns where you get to interact with some of the locals and see how they live. Drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University before lunch and make a stop at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. After your buffet lunch, visit the world famous Apartheid museum where you will learn about the history of South Africa and the struggle of its people during the apartheid era for approximately 2-hours before returning you back to hotel

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi
  • Entry/Admission - Apartheid Museum

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

8:30am to 9:00am: Tambo Airport and hotels
9:00am to 9:15am: Sandton hotels
9:15am to 9:30am: Fourways hotels

Departure Point

Tambo, Sandton, or Fourways area hotels and O. R. Tambo International Airport

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.92 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

One of the best guided tours I have been on. Our guide Nick was simply so knowledgeable and wanted us to have the very best. Lunch was simply the cherry on top. If you only have one day to explore joburg this is def the tour to book! Amazing!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
This trip was amazing and educational. The tour guide Sugar was great he gave out fun facts about the city
• Submitted 22 Aug 2019
I booked the tour the last minute (like 4 hours before midnight of the departure date), but the MoAfrika Tours still made their best to arrange the hotel pickup. The tour was perfect and very knowledgeable. Everything went well as planned but slightly fast paced- I wished there was more time. The driver as well as the tour guide was always enthusiastic and answered all the questions the guests had. I had a very good time and I think it is worthy to buy this product.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
From start to finish our guide was very friendly, great fun and more than willing to chat about anything we asked. It was an eye opening tour that makes you feel more than lucky for everything you have.
• Submitted 28 Nov 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour as I was so looking forward to learning more about apartheid and the creation of 'Townships'. Prompt pick-up , good pace, Nice air-conditioned vehicle, nice small group .Lunch was good-local Braai, nothing fancy but good to try local dishes and get a nice cold drink. Hector Pieterson and Apartheid Museum were very informative....I very satisfied with tour , very humbled to hear local people talk about their life in a township.
• Submitted 16 Nov 2018
This tour was excellent and Bobo the tour guide was great. We visited all the places mentioned and enjoyed the lunch that was served. Would recommend this tour company!!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2018
We had a great tour with BoBo. He was very knowledgeable and the food was great! I would recommend the tour for anyone wishing to visit Soweto.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
I'd highly recommend this tour with MoAfrica. Every aspect of the experience was well designed and executed. Scheduling with Viator was easy, pick up and drop off at my hotel was efficient, the tour guide, Bobo, was outstanding and sufficient time was allowed for each of the stops. Our group filled the mini van and from the questions asked, it seemed that folks could hear the narration even in the back of the van. The website accurately describes all of the sights which provide a good overview of major historical events. The BBQ lunch was delicious and fun. Two hours at the Apartheid museum after lunch was enough time to walk through quickly, but not sufficient time to really explore all the exhibits in depth. If you have limited time, this is the way to go!
• Submitted 09 Mar 2018
The tour was very well organized and the tour guides were exceptionally well informed. A little extra time could have been spent at lunch and therefore shortened the time spent at the Apartheid museum. All in all a an excellent tour.
• Submitted 01 Mar 2018
A sad place with very nice people
• Submitted 15 Jan 2018
I absolutely loved this tour. Was picked up, on time at my AirBnB in Sandton. It was so informative and our tour guides were amazing. The most humbling part of this tour was walking through the favela in Soweto. Felt safe the entire time. The people are nice too. Plenty of opportunities to buy things. The food at the end of the tour was great. Definitely recommend this.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
This was an amazing experience from start to finish. Bobo, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, relational and professional. I was greatly moved by the visit to one of the shanty towns. Thanks for the opportunity
• Submitted 30 Dec 2017
Benjamin, the tour guide and driver, picked me up form my hotel in Rose Bank on time. He was friendly and knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. There were only 8 of us in a van with air conditioning. Ben gave us a synopsis of the tour stops and their importance. The company he was with was MoAfrica. That was my very first experience with Viator . I had always used Gray Line Tours in countries where it was available. We had schedules stops but he gave us a chance to take pictures in between. Our lunch was a very pleasant surprised. Ben said he ordered our lunch and we only had to pay for our drinks. We had barbecue beef, chicken, sausage, spinach. mashed potatoes with gravy and chakalaka, an African vegetable dish. I highly recommend this tour and Ben, our driver/ tour guide.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2017
Bono was a great guide! He shared some great tidbits about Soweto. Because there is a lot to see sometimes we only have 15-20 minutes to visit some sights, however we had sufficient time to go through the Aparthied Museum which I highly recommended going to. I would recommend doing this tour, if you want some history about the area and the people.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2017
It was an amazing tour. Full of emotions. The guide was so nice explaining everything. I recommend this tour
• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
Great your had a good time. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2017
I highly recommend this tour. The subject matter is certainly not happy or uplifting, but gives a very close up view of the apartheid era and what people are still going through twenty-some years after it ended. It was an eye-opening experience and one that our family would not have wanted to miss. Our guide, Bobo, was great and explained anything we wanted to know about and answered our questions in detail.
• Submitted 23 Jun 2017
This was an excellent, educational eye opening tour and I highly recommend it. Our tour guide Joseph was wonderful. He was very upbeat, friendly and knowledgable. Excellent tour.
• Submitted 14 May 2017
Very good, a real eye-opener! The Apartheid Museum is a must see destination.
• Submitted 12 May 2017
Good information and many eye opening sights. Our guide was especially open about Soweto and apartheid.
• Submitted 03 Mar 2017
The tour was outstanding. It was informative and paced well so that visitors could maximize their time.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2017
Sunny our guide was very engaging and knowledgeable. He is from Soweto and so knows the area well, its history, and culture. Visit to Kiptown Youth Project was great and uplifting. The whole family really enjoyed it and it was eye opening. Totally in awe of Nelson Mandela and the process of unity.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2016
Stanley was friendly and knowledgeable. The best part was the trip to Soweto and the Apartheid museum.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
The tour was good although I would not say that the tour guides were 'knowledgeable' since they showed just general knowledge of the places. Some of their understanding of the history was not fully correct. The lunch provided us (not really buffet) was fine, but its amount was perhaps not enough for most people. We had a vegan in the tour and she basically only got a plate of salad for her lunch... You also had to pay your own drinks, which were actually cheap, something like 17 South African dollars for a coke (about 1 US dollar or so). Overall, I would still recommend it, though.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019

In Brief

Location:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Country:
South Africa
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Family friendly
Lunch included
Led by a local guide