Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive

R1,350.00

Discount price is R200 for 2 or more people

Single Price: R1350

Shared Price: R1150

Description

Appreciate the rich history of South Africa, from oppression to freedom as you take in the sights of Johannesburg and Soweto.

Starting out as a small mining town, Johannesburg was transformed into the gritty economic hub of the country, complete with bustling squares, tall skyscrapers, and geometric designs. Soweto – short for South Western Township – is filled to the brim with heroic stories from The Struggle, including those of Hastings Ndlovu, Hector Pieterson and Mbuyisa Makhubo who, in 1976, gave their lives in the fight to liberate others.

Take in the streets of Johannesburg and Soweto with Stephenson Adventures, getting a chance to mingle with locals and learn how our history has formed our modern culture.

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 Johannesburg’s inner city.

En route to our first stop, you’ll get a great view of one of the instantly recognisable features of the iconic Johannesburg skyline – Hillbrow Tower. Standing at 269m tall, it was the tallest structure in Africa for 45 years. We take a turn past the seat of the Constitutional Court and prison-complex-turned-museum at Constitution Hill before making our way through the busy streets of Braamfontein – one of the revitalised suburbs of the city which houses the head offices of some of South Africa’s largest corporations.

Leaving “Braamies”, we drive across the Nelson Mandela Bridge towards Jo’burg’s cultural and creative hub, Newtown before making a stop at the Carlton Centre which delivers a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the city from the viewing deck at the “Top of Africa”.  From here, we take a turn past FNB Stadium which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup before heading into Soweto.

Our first Soweto stop is 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 will 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 some of the iconic Struggle hero’s with visits to the Hector Pieterson Museum and famous Vilakazi Street, where both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu had residences. Our final stop is the cavernous Regina Mundi Church – the largest Roman Catholic church in South Africa.

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

  • Hillbrow Tower
  • Constitution Hill
  • Braamfontein
  • Nelson Mandela bridge
  • Newtown
  • Comprehensive view of the city from the “Top of Africa”
  • FNB Stadium
  • Diepkloof
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital
  • Orlando towers
  • Squatter camp tour
  • Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum
  • Vilakazi Street
  • Nelson Mandela’s house
  • Desmond Tutu’s house
  • Regina Mundi Church

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