SOWETO HALF DAY TOUR (Half day: ± 4 hours)

Soweto is the popular attraction in Johannesburg for both locals and International tourists. It is the biggest settlement area in South Africa.

Soweto is the melting pot of South African Urban Culture. It is the must see of Tourist who are looking to see more than the Big 5.

Post 1994 democratic elections, Soweto has become a place of vibrancy friendship and contrast. Our tours are conducted by professional Tour guides.

We visit the popular attraction Vilakazi Street- the street with Historical significance. The houses of the two Nobel Prize winners - former President Mandela and Arch bishop Emeritus Tutu are situated in this street.

You will have an opportunity to see various parts of Soweto, how some communities are in need of development and poverty alleviation and, how some communities have turned into smart affluent Suburbs.

This tour gives you insight about Soweto’s different faces. Soweto tour route include the following tourist attractions:

  • Soweto towers
  • Vilakazi street
  • Mandela  Museum House
  • Hector Pieterson Memorial museum
  • Hostels and family units
  • Winnie Mandela’s house
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital
  • Johannesburg University  Soweto Campus
  • Squatter camps

 

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 time:
Anytime between 9:30 and 1:00pm week days, and between 9:00 and 1:00pm during weekends and Public holidays

Minimum:

1 Person

Package rate inclusions:
• Pick up and drop off in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle
• Passenger Liability insurance
• Guided tour through key tourist attractions
• Entrance to Hector Peterson Museum
• Sisha Nyama braai lunch or buffet lunch if included


CHAF POZI SISHA NYAMA OR SAKHUMZI RESTAURANT BUFFET LUNCH (optional)
You can include Chaf Pozi Sisha nyama lunch or Sakhumzi restaurant buffet lunch on your Soweto tour package. These restaurants cater for individuals, Leisure and Copoprate groups.

Chaf Pozi Restaurant
Chaf Pozi is serving Sisha Nyama with Traditional side dishes. Shisa nyama is a Township word referring to meat braaied on fire- Barbecue.
Included on the menu: Chicken, Wors (Sausage), Chicken, Pap (Mealie meal porridge) and vegetables.

Sakhumzi Restaurant Buffet Lunch
Sakhumzi Restaurant in Vilakazi Street Soweto, is serving South African Cuisine Buffet lunch in the form of dumplings, Rice, Pap, Samp and Tripe. Other meals served include Mutton, Beef, and Chicken, fish, Vegetables, Salads and desert.

 

   


Soweto Tour Details

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. This tour gives your insight about Soweto's many different faces.

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.


Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum

Hector Peterson Memorial museum is named after Hector (Pitso) Pieterson 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

Flea markets selling curios, beaded work, African clothing and many more are available in Vilakazi Street and at Hector Peterson Museum.

 



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.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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