Soweto Township Experience Tour From Johannesburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time,.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We do pick Up our guest from their hotel and take them back. If your hotel is not mentioned, kindly contact us.
    O.R. Tambo International Airport, 1 Jones R.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • 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.


No trip to Johannesburg is complete without a visit to Soweto, a former township from the times of Apartheid
The name coming from south west township. Starting about 15 km away from the center of Johannesburg, it comprises some 63 sq km and is where an estimated one million people live. Deepkloof Extension, viewpoint of Soweto Towers, Kliptown Charter, Shanty town, Matchbox and elephant Houses and Hostels are some of the highlights. You will visit the only street in the World with two Nobel Peace Price residents, see the inside of Nelson's Mandela's former Soweto home and Hector Pieterson Memorial - dedicated to the young boy who was the first fatality of the June 1976 uprising. Add a visit to a local restaurant (Sakhumzi) for lunch where you can taste the famous soweto - burger or African recipes.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

After you have been collected from your hotel you will make your way to Soweto. Along the way you will drive past the Diepkloof ext, Baragwanath Taxi Rank and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, to name a few. You will visit an informal settlement, drive past Maponya Shopping Mall, walk through Freedom square and Freedom Charter Memorial. Walk through the Regina Mundi Church and drive along Vilakazi Street.

Optional: African Buffet Lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant (own expense)

You will also have the opportunity to visit Mandela House Museum, entrance Fees to the Museum included. Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum, outside the Prescient. See the homes of Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Towards the end of the tour you will visit a local shebeen and taste a type of beer drunk by the people of Soweto if your older than 18 years (time permitting and beer own account). On the drive back to your hotel you will go past the Soccer City Stadium.


Bottled water


Local professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Mandela House


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is formal

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 08-Jul-2017

    I booked this tour thinking i would be picked up from my hotel as i was near the airport BUT no i had to pay an extra 500 rand, on the day the Supplier Mount Zion Tours and Travel the driver arrived on time in his own old car and off we went. Got to Soweto was shown everything that was in the IT except for the following, NO water, No visit to an informal settlement, No walk through the Reginal Mundi Church, No optional African Buffet Lunch and No Visit to a local Shebeen and taste a type of beer which by this time i was looking forward too. Then on the way back i said to driver are we to see the Soccer City Stadium soon and with that he turned around and about 10-15 minutes later saw the Stadium for a picture. It seemed i was a trouble to them with my hotel out at the airport.