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From Johannesburg: Pretoria, Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour

4.2 / 5

31 reviews

From Johannesburg: Pretoria, Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour

From US$ 192.70 per person

Enjoy this full-day Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid tour that will introduce you to the history of South Africa. Visit various Soweto where the history of apartheid is rich and also the Apartheid Museum, which explains the history in detail.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Audio guide included
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Johannesburg or Sandton
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Visit Vortrekker Museum and Union Buildings in Pretoria
  • Explore the Hector Pieterson Museum and Mandela House in Soweto
  • Tour the Apartheid Museum and learn about the history of apartheid
Full description
Start your historical day tour ready to know what transpired back in those days and how it has shaped the current dynamic Rainbow nation. Head to Pretoria just over 30 kilometers from Johannesburg making your way to the first stop, the Voortrekker Museum, where you'll get to know the history of the Afrikaaners people of South Africa. Learn more about the monument and why it was built the way it is. From there, you'll drive through the beautiful town of Pretoria, also known as Tswane. Visit the Union Building, which currently houses the president of South Africa and get a splendid view of Pretoria and find a perfect place to take photos. Continue onto Soweto, where you will get to see the 1976 Youth Uprising by visiting the famous Hector Peterson Museum and also visit the house of the South African apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street. The Nelson Mandela House has been set up to reflect its original setting from the the time he left prison. Afterwards, head to the Apartheid Museum, where you will get the fine print of what actually transpired during those apartheid days and conclude your tour by passing through Johannesburg as you head back to your hotel.
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled Water
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenir
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Souvenirs and gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 31 reviews

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Great learning experience, super guide! Well worth the money and time.

This tour covered some major points of interest in Pretoria as well as Soweto and Johannesburg. Our guide John was knowledgeable and we enjoyed his commentary. His presentation of parts of South Africa's history was unbiased and objective given the complex nature of this country's past during the Apartheid era. We highly recommend this tour.

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October 9, 2017

It was a great excursion with a great guide driver named David Ma

I thought it was a great opportunity to see everything I wanted in such a short time and I could really see much more than I thought the driver and guide David Mahugu was great, it was Puntúal he offered me a bottle of water and some snacks, I pay the tickets and the food as it was, the service was very good, I was only in the car, with the advantage that I could see more things than they touched besides my route was with a brochure and he perfectly guided

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October 3, 2017

Guide John and his colleague were incredible throughout the tour.

Guide John and his co-worker are too knowledgeable about what they do. They were very attentive and kind throughout the tour. Inclusive resolving unforeseen events such as the improper charge for lunch that occurred in Soweto, since the advertisement mentioned lunch included. I highly recommend everyone who comes to Johannesburg the tour with these guides.

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July 23, 2017

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