Half Day Soweto Tour

R1,050.00

Discount price is R200 for 2 or more people

Single Price: R1050

Shared Price: R850

Description

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.

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Pre-departure tour briefing
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Personal driver-guide
  • Bottled water
  • All entrance fees
  • Flexible start time and tour duration

Tour Starts: Flexible

Duration: Flexible

Itinerary

Upon collection from your hotel, you will receive a pre-departure briefing from your personal tour guide before departing for Soweto.

We take a turn past FNB Stadium which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup before our first Soweto stop, Diepkloof. A large township zone that was established in 1959 as part of the government’s efforts to segregate the population. We drive past Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital – the third largest hospital in the world – before we get a view of the vividly decorated Soweto Towers.  Originally part of an old power station, the towers are now a site for adrenaline seekers with bungee jumping among some of the activities now on offer.

You’ll then get to understand the daily life of a squatter camp dweller as we spend some time with a local resident at their home. From here, we celebrate the lives of iconic struggle heroes with a visit to famous Vilakazi Street, where both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu had residences. Our final stop is the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum. The subject of the now famous heart-breaking photograph taken during the 1976 student riots; you will get to understand the challenges which faced non-white school students under the apartheid regime.

Your guide will return you to your hotel at the end of the tour.

  • FNB Stadium
  • Diepkloof
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Orlando Towers
  • Squatter camp tour
  • Vilakazi Street
  • Nelson Mandela’s house
  • Desmond Tutu’s house
  • Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum

We can fetch you from your current location and take you back. (Terms and conditions apply)