SOWETO AND APARTHEID MUSEUM TOUR (Full day: ± 8 hours)

Hours allocated include travelling time.

We combine Soweto and Apartheid museum to learn more about the way of life, Political struggle and inequalities in South Africa before Democracy.

Soweto has rich History of the liberation struggle in South Arica. Hector Peterson museum has a lot of information and audio visual aids depicting the rich history. In Soweto, the guided tour will take you through key Tourist attractions. We do the tour of Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum.

The tour proceeds to the Popular Vilakazi Street where Mandela House is situated. Post the 1994 Democratic Election, Soweto has become a place of vibrancy, friendship and contrast.

At the Apartheid Museum you do the tour of a series of 22 individual exhibitions (A dramatic emotional journey of racial discrimination) and Mandela’s exhibition.

Pick up points: 
We pick up from your hotel, guest house, lodge, and work place, around Johannesburg, Johannesburg Central, South, North and North West, in Sandton, Rosebank, Fourways , Melrose Arch, Illovo, Randburg, Roodepoort,  Edenvale, Bedfordview, Kempton Park, Boksburg, Alberton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria, Rosebank Gautrain Station, OR Tambo International airport including accommodations around the area

Pick up times: Daily, 9h30 week days, 9h00 weekends and Public holidays
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Minimum: 1 Person

Package rates inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop at your address in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle
  • Guided tour through key Tourists attractions
  • Entrance to Hector Peterson Museum in Soweto
  • Entrance to Apartheid museum

 

   

Buffet Lunch (optional)

Sakhumzi Restaurant in Vilakazi Street Soweto, is serving South African Cuisine Buffet lunch in the form of dumplings, Rice, Pap, Sump and Tripe. Other meals served include Mutton, Beef, Chicken, fish, Vegetables and Salad and desert. The restaurant caters for individuals, Leisure groups, Corporate groups and Team building groups Give us an opportunity to organise buffet lunch for your leisure or corporate group.


 

Soweto Tour Details

Soweto is the melting pot of South African Urban Culture and history. It is the must-see for tourists who are looking to see more than the big 5. The first houses in Soweto, were built in 1930 at the Townships called Klipspruit and Orlando, South West of Johannesburg. From 1930 until 1960 more than 80 000 houses were built in Soweto. Johannesburg City Council adopted the Collective name: SOWETO for all the Townships South West of Johannesburg. You will have the opportunity to see the various parts of Soweto, how some communities are still in need of development and Poverty alleviation and how some areas have turned into "small affluent suburbs. This tour gives you insight about Soweto's many different faces .

Hector Peterson Museum

Hector Peterson Memorial museum is named after Hector (Pitso) Peterson a 13 year old boy who was the first child to be killed on the 16th June 1976 during Students’ uprisings. The Memorial interprets the Memory, Legacy and History of the 1976 National uprisings. Since its establishment in 2002 it has developed a diverse collection of Oral testimonies, Historical documents and the Material culture of the uprisings. Flea markets selling curios, beaded work, African clothing and many more are available in Vilakazi Street and at Hector Peterson Museum.

Vilakazi Street

Vilakazi Street is the popular tourist attraction with Historical Significance. The only street in the world where two Nobel Prize winners once lived. The houses of the two Nobel Prize Winners: Late President Mandela and Arch-Bishop Emeritus Tutu are situated in this famous street.

Mandela Museum House

Mandela House in Vilakazi Street Soweto was built in 1945 by Johannesburg City Council .Mandela lived in this house before his life imprisonment. Nelson Mandela’s former house provides an effective, efficient and meaningful experience to all visitors, informing them of the former President Nelson Mandela's story in the context of his life as a whole, in a manner that promotes Human rights, Democracy, Reconciliation, Mutual respect and Tolerance amongst the people of South Africa.

 

Apartheid Museum Details

Apartheid Museum is acknowledged as a Pre-eminent Museum in the World dealing with the Apartheid story in South Africa. It illustrates the Apartheid history and Post- Apartheid era of South Africa.
An Architectural consortium, comprising several leading Architectural firms, conceptualised the design of the building on a 7 hectare stand. The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the International community a unique South African experience. The exhibits have been assembled and organised by a multi- disciplinary team of Curators, Film-makers, historians and designers. They include film footages, Photographs, Text panels and Artefacts. The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.

 

Mandela’s exhibition

Nelson Mandela's exhibition is currently on at the Apartheid Museum. Mandela's exhibition examines his undoubted Strengths and Greatness, but does not shy away from his Weaknesses too. Mandela's extra-ordinary life is explored through seven themes: CHARACTER, COMRATE, LEADER, PENSIONER, NEGOTIATOR and STATESMAN. Narratives are presented through dramatically visual wall display, supported by film displays of original artefacts. A tour to the apartheid museum is a must for any visitor, who wants to understand the history of Apartheid.

 

The Pillars of the Constitution

South Africa’s new democratic constitution contains guarantees of Equality, more extensive than anywhere else in the world. At its heart are seven fundamental values, which are represented by Pillars in the first courtyard visitor’s encounter on arrival at the museum: democracy, Equality, reconciliation, diversity, responsibility, respect and freedom.

 



 
 
 
 
 
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