Soweto Full Day Tour

Discount is only for booking 2 or more people.

R1,150.00

Description

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Soweto has transformed from an
oppressed and segregated township into an iconic international destination.

An abbreviation for South Western Township, Soweto is the largest township
and black residential area in South Africa. Famous for its rich history,
it’s the only city in the world which boasts a street that housed two Nobel
Peace Prize winners (Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu). Explore
the different social classes of Soweto, from the lower class to some of the
wealthiest in the country and follow the walk of freedom as you discover
the music, art, culture and sport that create the Soweto lifestyle.

Get a sneak peak of this amazing city with a full day tour from Stephenson
Adventures.

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

Description

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Soweto has transformed from an oppressed and segregated township into an iconic international destination.

An abbreviation for South Western Township, Soweto is the largest township and black residential area in South Africa. Famous for its rich history, it’s the only city in the world which boasts a street that housed two Nobel Peace Prize winners (Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu). Explore the different social classes of Soweto, from the lower class to some of the wealthiest in the country and follow the walk of freedom as you discover the music, art, culture and sport that create the Soweto lifestyle.

Get a sneak peak of this amazing city with a full day tour from Stephenson Adventures.

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
  • FNB stadium
  • Diepkloof
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital
  • Orlando towers
  • Maponya Mall
  • Freedom Square
  • Squatter camp tour
  • Regina Mundi Church
  • 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)

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.

A city of stark contrasts, we stop at the upper class Maponya Mall before
heading towards Freedom Square – the site where the Freedom Charter was
adopted in 1955. Afterwards, you’ll get to understand the daily life of a
squatter camp dweller as we spend some time with a local resident at their
home. Our next stop is the cavernous Regina Mundi Church – the largest
Roman Catholic church in South Africa.

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.