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Soweto/Apartheid History

Created with Sketch. Soweto, Johannesburg
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

22 people

Languages

English

Overview

Gauteng means “place of gold”, after the 1886 discovery of gold in Johannesburg. It is a city built on dreams of great wealth and now becoming a true cosmopolitan African city. Many sites related to the country’s 20th-century struggle to end segregation, including the Apartheid Museum. Soweto is an urban settlement or ‘township’ in South Africa, southwest of Johannesburg. Soweto was created in the 1930s when the White government started separating Blacks from Whites.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

This tour takes you into the most famous sprawling township in Africa, home of about 2 million people. Full of surprise and contrast, Soweto is a township located on the South-Western side of Johannesburg. It is home to sites of historical importance; as many of the struggles were fought against the injustices of the apartheid. We start this tour by crossing the Nelson Mandela Bridge to visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg's Newtown Cultural District. You will see the Telkom Tower, an imposing 269 meters tall and Constitution Hill, where we take a highlights tour.

Now to Vilakazi Street where we can relive the history of two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. We visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, and then the Mandela House Museum. The Kasi Beer Garden, Ubuntu Kraal Brewery is legendary for giving visitors an authentic African eating experience. We have a late lunch (not included) at this local township tavern, and ending the day with a drive past the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and the Orlando power station’s towers. (When closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, lunches will be at Wandie’s Place.)

Included/Excluded

  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide at specialist venues
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)​​
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees

Languages

English

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Soweto, Johannesburg

FAQs

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation at least 5 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Cancellation between 3 and 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
You are strongly encouraged to obtain cancellation insurance.

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