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Johannesburg and Soweto Apartheid Full Day Tour

Johannesburg and Soweto Apartheid Full Day Tour

From US$ 118.42 per person

Explore the heart of bustling Johannesburg, the third largest city in Africa. Visit various Soweto areas where the history of Apartheid began in 1948. Learn about and understand the country's difficult past with a local, knowledgeable guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick–up from your Johannesburg or surrounding area hotel. Please note that the pick-up might take up to one hour. Based on the hotel location, you will be picked up between 8am-9am.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the heart of Johannesburg and see landmark buildings
  • Visit the Constitutional Hill Museum
  • Learn about the county's turbulent past with a local guide
Full description
Take a comprehensive tour of Johannesburg, Soweto, and the Apartheid Museum (opened from Wednesday - Sunday). Pass important landmarks and learn about the country's difficult history of Apartheid. Be picked up from your hotel for a full-day tour of Johannesburg, the Apartheid Museum, and Soweto. Begin your explorations in the heart of bustling Johannesburg, the third-largest city in Africa. Pass landmark buildings and structures such as the Hillbrow Tower, one of the tallest towers in Africa, the sky-scraping Ponte City, Sentech and Carlton Centre Towers, and the multimillion-rand Nelson Mandela Bridge. Once a prison and military fort, visit the Constitutional Hill Museum and learn about South Africa's journey to democracy. Be humbled as you hear and see the struggles South Africa endured during its societal transitional phases such as the Apartheid. Leaving the hustle and bustle of central Johannesburg behind, the tour will proceed to historical Soweto, an iconic South African township that experienced many student uprisings and much police brutality during the apartheid era. Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, and see the house of Nelson Mandela. After an interesting and thought-provoking day head back to your hotel on a comfortable air-conditioned bus. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan or sedan
  • Local driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

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  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Dress code is casual and comfortable, walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 152 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Pascal was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide, while being extremely professional . He really helped us navigate the Apartheid museum, taking us through the most important topics and explaining much of the symbolism. We also got a sense of the different areas of Johannesburg and how they’ve evolved over time. We also enjoyed the time in Soweto and learning about its history. Lunch at the African buffet was great and bustling with locals. It also allowed us to spend time with Pascal and learn about his fascinating personal story, which was a great insight into the local culture and society.

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December 11, 2022

The tour with our guide Pascal was great. Pascal gave us a lot of information very patiently and with a lot of expertise and the tour was longer than originally planned. It was a beautiful day in Johannesburg and we always felt safe and in good hands. - A big thank you again to Pascal!

June 2, 2022

What a pleasure to discuss Soweto and Apartheid in French. Thank you for making this possible!!! We had wanted to do this visit for a long time. Our expectations were met. Guide knowledgeable and committed to this story. We are very happy with these shared moments. It is really essential to deepen the discovery of this country by this tour and the emotions it generates. Thanks again.

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May 28, 2022

Product ID: 165185