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Soweto half day 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.




You will be picked up at any of the following spots for the start of the tour :

1. O.R.Tambo Airport, 2. Your centrally located hotel, 3. Home pick up

Please request a quote ( for home pick up, or if your hotel is not on our route. (Between the O.R.Tambo Airport and our destination.) Pick up point must be indicated on the booking form. 


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. 

You drive 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. We have lunch (not included) at a local township restaurant if time allows, and ending the tour with a drive past the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and the Orlando power station’s towers. 

  • Learn about local life and culture in Soweto township

  • Visit the Hector Peterson Memorial and Museum 

  • Visit the Nelson Mandela House Museum

  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour departure

  • Experience a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighbourhood life

  • On route, you will pass by a stadium also known as Soccer City or The Calabash, which hosted the opening and closing matches of the 2010 World Cup finals.





  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)​​

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Gratuities (recommended)

  • Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees

Nelson Mandela Monument
 from US$ 60
- Cash payment in ZAR possible
- Free for children under 4 
- Group discounts for 5 and more
- Door to door pick up possible 
Email for quote request
Hector Pieterson memorial Soweto



  • Entrance fees

  • Driver/guide

  • Professional guide at specialist venues

  • Transport by private vehicle



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