Apartheid Museum Tour From Johannesburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30am or 1:30pm , Please note: departure time to be confirmed directly with the supplier, refer to voucher for details Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service pr.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your hotel is not located into 30 km from OR Tambo International Airport or is not mentioned on the list above,kindly contact us before m.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Apartheid Museum is a museum complex in Johannesburg, South Africa dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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The Apartheid museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledge as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with the apartheid story. Housed in an architectural inspiring building, the museum is the first of its kind to illustrate the rise and fall of apartheid and is an essential part of the cultural history of South Africa.

Starting at the ticket window where visitors are randomly assigned races and told to enter through separate turnstiles: one for whites, the other for non-whites, the museum gives an experience of South Africa under apartheid. Once inside, comprehensive - and often shocking - multimedia exhibitions explore the social and political forces that gave rise to apartheid, its core features and the exhilarating, hard-won achievement of democracy.


Self-guided tour

Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Apartheid Museum


Food and drinks, unless specified



Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Driver/Guide Tips

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Feb-2020

    O museu é excelente e bem completo. Conta toda a história do apartheid. Não tem audioguia, então acredito que vale a pena contratar uma visita guiada.

  • 18-Oct-2019

    I booked through Mount Zion Tours and didn't realize until our professional guide showed up at the house were staying in that it was a personal tour, just me and my wife! Fortunately our guide was very informative and helpful and after getting us there and getting the tickets he said we could do the visit on our own and at our own pace and he'd just wait for us! So we met up with him again in the cafe after a few hours of self-guiding around the exhibits, which suited us just fine. So although it was rather expensive it worked out well for us. But if you want to save some money, just get there by Uber, buy your own admission tickets, and take yourself around--it is all well labelled and explained. It is defintiely a valuable thing to fo when visiting Johannesburg.

  • 20-Mar-2019

    The Apartheid Museum is very interesting, it shows the dark sides of apartheid in a neutral but still shocking way. The history from the beginning to the end. We took the tour with native South Africans who had immigrated to the states at a young age, and they were devastated to see the mayhem that had left. The museum is factual and worth a visit, its a must.-

  • 03-Oct-2018

    Wished for more info on what and why, and the results. An exhibit of Nelson Mandela’s past and promotion of equality for all left me wanting more info. He had such an impact on the World, not simply South Africa. I felt they could have gone much mor in depth and continued into the results.

  • 16-Aug-2018

    We started our South Africa visit here, resting for a day after the long trip from San Diego, California, we took the Hop On Hop Off tour bus, we got off at the Apartheid Museum and took our time around it. It is a well done illustration of how whites, blacks and 'colored' (including Malays, Indians, etc., were segregated. It also gave us an idea of how strong was Nelson's Mandela's influence in the process of mutual forgiveness rather than fighting among South Africans -very impressive.

  • 21-Apr-2018

    I was a little disappointed that not all the history was presented. (There are always 2 sides to a pancake) While I was impressed with the amount of information, it was difficult to get around the building and I think I may have missed a few things.

  • 17-Jan-2018

    Very important part of south African history. Museum was well organised and knowledgeable . So much about the history , pictures that one can spend more than 2 hours .

  • 09-Jul-2017

    The Apartheid Museum was great but the tour was average as I was picked up in a personal car with a smashed windscreen and taken there. It didn't appear to be that professional for something booked through Viator!

  • 08-Jul-2017

    The Apartheid Museum was great but the tour was average as I was picked up in a personal car with a smashed windscreen and taken there. It didn't appear to be that professional for something booked through Viator!

  • 14-Apr-2017