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For most, Soweto (short for South West Townships) is synonymous with resistance to apartheid, South Africa’s former policy of racial segregation. The township’s complex past is visible in Soweto’s moving museums, historical monuments, and strong traditions.

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Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

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Get to know South Africa’s biggest city on a full-day tour that covers all the highlights of Johannesburg and Soweto. Take in the views from the Top of Africa, learn about the city’s history as you visit Constitutional Hill and the Apartheid Museum, then follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, with a tour of the Nelson Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Museum, and Freedom Square.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.37
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$84.37
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Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour

Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour

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Visiting South Africa's most famous township can be tricky to do independently. But this half-day tour of Soweto lets you explore with a guide who was born and raised there. You'll hear personal insights into the culture of the township and learn about Soweto's vibrant modern personality.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.25
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$64.25
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Soweto Walking Tour with Lunch

Soweto Walking Tour with Lunch

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Discover the history of Soweto, where political icons lived during Apartheid, fighting against the regime. Explore the everyday life, meet the locals, taste local cuisine and get an authentic experience with a Sowetan native guide. Start at the Hector Pietersen Museum and hear about the Soweto uprising that transpired in 1976, which was one the turning point of Apartheid. Visit the famous house of Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street, built in 1945, where he lived until he was imprisoned for 27 years. Have a conversation about Arch bishop Desmond Tutu in the famous street in Vilakazi Street. Continue through Orlando East, the first formal settlement of Soweto and Orlando Stadium, home to the Orlando Pirate and ride a minibus taxi to the last stop at the Orlando Towers. Listen to the many personal stories about the family's generations, how apartheid had an impact in each and everyone of them and how Soweto has changed today. Enjoy a traditional, local lunch of Kota (Local burger)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.94
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$38.94

Soweto & Johannesburg Half Day Tour

Soweto & Johannesburg Half Day Tour

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Combine a comprehensive tour of Johannesburg with an educational visit to Soweto Township in a single tour. This half-day excursion allows you to check many of the must-see area landmarks off your list, including the Hector Pieterson Museum, the Apartheid Museum, and Constitution Hill. Along the way, you'll enjoy insightful commentary from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.23
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$60.23
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Soweto Halfday Tour

Soweto Halfday Tour

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We, at Nhlalala Travel, warmly welcome our guests for the outstanding moment from the start to the end on this Soweto tour. A very vibrant Township is a home to many interesting black people cultures worth for exploration. From people in general, the country politics, religion, pubs in diverse, music, local food, sports, education and many more that contributed to the making and shaping the vibrancy of black urban cultures. This is the most visited Township in Africa continent.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.88
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$77.88
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Soweto Half Day Tour

Soweto Half Day Tour

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Get the experience of being a local Soweto resident by spending your day in one of the largest townships in South Africa; as we drive and walk through the vibrant Soweto Township. Come enjoy the by going through the Rich history that Soweto boasts. We can always customize the tour to meet your expectations.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.39
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$71.39

bicycle tour soweto

bicycle tour soweto

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Experience daily life in Soweto on this guided bike tour. Check out Nelson Mandela's house, learn about the history of Apartheid in South Africa and gain a deeper understanding of this nation's
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.80
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$90.80

Soweto and Johannesburg & Apartheid Museum

Soweto and Johannesburg & Apartheid Museum

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Why the travelers book this tour because Soweto represents the hard-fought struggle against apartheid. We look beyond the bloody legend of the 16 June 1976 uprising and behind the hardened face of resistance politics, to the core Soweto- its people. Soweto is about people leading their lives - working and commuting, celebrating and grieving, see the poverty of an informal settlement shack and hostels in contrast with upper class suburbs of Diepkloof in Soweto. this tour promises a warm experience of this fascinating place.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.31
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$86.31

Soweto - an authentic, true & bespoke day with locals

Soweto - an authentic, true & bespoke day with locals

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By far the most unique and authentic tour on offer in Soweto, covered often in local media. Many Soweto tours are covering the same sights in large groups. EENBLOND TOURS do things completely different. We believe in making travellers out of tourists, and prefer to share current day Soweto, let you experience life as it is lived today and meet some regular local people without ignoring the importance of past events. Your guide is well known and loved in Soweto, and also use 2 or 3 local guides to give you a more varied experience. I support local communities via my NGO, also entrepreneurs. More than 50% of your tour price goes back to the community. I don't support poverty tourism. Book now if you don't want a rushed experience in a bus full of tourists, but rather spend a warm, immersive day in a very interesting and friendly city. We would love to share Soweto with you over drinks, walking and lots of chatting. Local guides, transfers, admission fees and traditional lunch included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.07
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$120.07
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Guided Bicycle Tour of Soweto with Lunch

Guided Bicycle Tour of Soweto with Lunch

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Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore the urban complex of Soweto on a bicycle. Get to experience the township like a local. Get a glimpse of Hector Pietersen Museum, Mandela House and Tutu House. Start your cycling tour in Killarney, to learn how Soweto was created in 1904 and share the history of this Township. Continue to Mama Lilian Ngoyi's house, an anti-apartheid activist. Cycle to Hector Pietersen Museum where the Soweto uprising transpired which was one of the turning points of apartheid. This tour will get you closer to all the highlights of Soweto. See the Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. Then, pass by Tutu House on Vilakazi Street, where Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his family once resided. Talk about the Nobel Laureate's contribution to apartheid's downfall in South Africa. Give your feet a break by stopping for lunch. Taste South African sandwiches called kota before cycling back to the starting point.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.13
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$44.13

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

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Soweto is one of the most famous townships in Johannesburg and the site of many significant events during the apartheid era. On this tour, discover the township’s troubled history and rich cultural heritage as you stroll down Vilikazi Street, learn about the Youth Uprising in 1976 at the Hector Pieterson Museum, and visit the Nelson Mandela House Museum. Then, find out more about South Africa’s harrowing history at the Apartheid Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.50
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$106.50
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Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

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Get to know the history and landmarks of Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, in a full-day tour. Visit Soweto, the hometown of Nelson Mandela, as well as a full city tour and a visit to the Apartheid Museum. All entrance fees, lunch, snacks, and bottled water included. Pickup and drop-off at your Johannesburg hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.76
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$155.76
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

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This private tour offers a deeper understanding of South Africa's apartheid era than would be possible by just reading about it. As well as visiting the comprehensive Apartheid Museum, you'll drive through the township of Soweto, stopping at such landmarks as Nelson Mandela House and Desmond Tutu House.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.74
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$81.74

Soweto Township Half Day Tour

Soweto Township Half Day Tour

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The township of Soweto is a fascinating place but tricky to visit independently. This guided tour takes you there and introduces you to its residents and important landmarks so that you can leave with a deeper understanding of life in a township.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.19
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$42.19

Soweto & Apartheid Museum Cultural Tour incl Nelson Mandela House Visit

Soweto & Apartheid Museum Cultural Tour incl Nelson Mandela House Visit

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Explore the culture, history and traditions of Soweto on this private tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Spend half of a day venturing into one of the nation's most incredible towns. Visit Nelson Mandela's home, Vilakazi Street, the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum and more. Choose to bungee jump (additional cost) or roll through the streets on two wheels with an optional bike tour (own expense). Round-trip transport and a friendly, professional guide makes this private tour hassle-free.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.40
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$230.40
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Travel, Transportation, and History Tours Johannesburg

Travel, Transportation, and History Tours Johannesburg

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Our Tours focus on the history and heritage sites of Soweto. We connect with locals in Kliptown, the first black residential area in Soweto. Guest's engage with locals in the informal settlement, Vaga-Sporo. We offer: Fathers of Soweto Tour, Hall of fame Tour and cover iconic landmarks that are vital to our history. We include surrounding areas: Eldorado Park, Colored community and Lenasia, Indian (Asian) community and explore the different cultures and food. We have young and vibrant guides that are born and bred in Soweto.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.90
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$62.90

Half Day Soweto Tour

Half Day Soweto Tour

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Enjoy a half day tour through South Africa’s largest and most famous township. Understand the origins of the township along with the current “kasi” life before walking in the steps of legends - Nobel peace prize winners Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu at their houses in Vilakazi Street. This Stephenson Adventures Soweto tour will transport you from South Africa’s dark past to our triumphant present day.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$67.50
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$67.50
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Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg

Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg

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Take a deep dive into South Africa's history on this multi-stop tour that includes Soweto, Johannesburg, and Pretoria. With a guide in the lead and round-trip transportation provided, this ambitious tour examining the history of apartheid in South Africa is made stress-free. Learn about the Great Trek through a visit to the Voortrekker Museum, see the Union Buildings, the Apartheid Museum in Soweto, and the Mandela Bridge. Along the way, your guide will provide sensitive, in-depth commentary about the country's history and culture.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.46
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$191.46
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Johannesburg and Soweto Tour (6-7 hours)

Johannesburg and Soweto Tour (6-7 hours)

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Get the most out of your time in South Africa by seeing the highlights of Johannesburg and the township of Soweto in a day. Going on an organized tour means no time wasted waiting for public transport and more opportunities to explore local sights. Along the way, see Constitution Hill, FNB Stadium, Orlando Towers, Vilakazi Street, and the Hector Pieterson Museum.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.33
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$110.33

Explore Soweto by Bike, Walking or E-scooter

Explore Soweto by Bike, Walking or E-scooter

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Explore the sights of Soweto on a tour that has a flexible approach: choose to either travel on foot, by bike, or on an e-scooter. Find out about the area’s history, development, and also the future of Soweto and South Africa as a whole. The tour passes Vilakazi Street, FNB Stadium, Mandela House—where Nelson Mandela once lived, and the Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.19
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$42.19

Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria.

Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria.

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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. Highlights 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 Learn about the 1976 Soweto Uprising Meet some of the residents of a Soweto shanty town
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.05
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$111.05

Soweto Township Full Day Tour

Soweto Township Full Day Tour

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Soweto is an urban settlement or 'township' in South Africa, southwest of Johannesburg; with a population of approximately 1.3 million. Soweto became the largest Black city in South Africa, but until 1976 its population could have status only as temporary residents, serving as a workforce for Johannesburg.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.20
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$47.20

Soweto Highlights Tour

Soweto Highlights Tour

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Personal interaction,Bungee Jumping Landmark of Orlando Cooling Towers, Soccer stadiums,Mandela and Desmond Tutu at Vilakazi street both Nobel peace prize awardees,Elephant Houses Hector Pieterson, Freedom Square, Roman Catholic Church aka Regina Mundi and learn of their impact to liberation movement
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  • 1 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.24
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$63.24

The 'Real' Soweto Tour

The 'Real' Soweto Tour

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Discover the township of Soweto, just outside Johannesburg, during this small-group excursion. Learn about the history and struggles of South Africa as you visit important sights such as Nelson Mandela’s former home, the Hector Pieterson Museum dedicated to the 1976 student uprising against apartheid, and the Regini Mundi Catholic church. Also, stroll down Vilakazi Street home to traditional restaurants and shops.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.01
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