Soweto Half Day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:30am and 13:30pm daily Monday to Saturday Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Air BnB's, private homes, OR Tambo airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy a thrilling and informative 4 hour tour of the historic township of Soweto. Situated a mere 30 minute drive from most hotels, this tour is led by a fantastic guide Peter who was born and bred in this iconic town.The tour covers all of the iconic points f interest from Nelson Mandela's old house, to the Hector Pieterson Memorial. Peter will take you on a 1km walk down the infamous Vilikazi Street where you will not only stop at the various sites of interest but will also get to mingle with the local folk.

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Enjoy a complimentary pick up from any centrally located hotel within the Johannesburg area. The pick up time is 09:30am and 13:30am daily.
We then take the 30 minute drive through the suburbs until we reach Soweto.
The first part of the tour is a 30 minute drive through the suburbs of Soweto before we stop at Vilakazi Street. It is here that we will spend an hour walking down the street stopping of at the various points of interest including Nelson Mandelas house, the Hector Pieterson memorial and Desomd Tutus house.
Lunch is served at the end of the tour or at the beginning depending on the time of the tour chosen. Lunch is usually about an hour and the venue is a local restaurant within Soweto that serves local cuisine as well as Western food.


Local taxes

Bottled water

Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan




Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Not wheelchair accessible

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 18-Nov-2019

    We were put together with another tour that was to include part of the city of Johannesburg and the Apartheid Museum. We had chosen to spend the morning in Soweto, the real Soweto, which was to involve time talking to people who live there, and time to walk Vilikasi Street. After being picked up 1/2 hour late, we didn't get out of Johannesburg until after noon, we never walked on Vilikasi St. and we were given less than 20 minutes to race through th informal settlement and meet the people there - no better than an uncomfortable photo op! When I complained to Viator their answer was to offer my a $25. voucher, rather than having our back when one of their local contractors fails so badly. I will not be using them again.

  • 01-Oct-2019

    We really appreciated the experience of being able to do this tour. It was very moving, and hard to describe adequately. Our tour guides were great, and we felt safe through the tour.