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Address: Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: 0027-11-463-3306-0027-72-075-3883
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Spear of the Nation tours; our own tours with Robin Binckes an exceptional raconteur and narrator of the story of South Africa from the history of apartheid until today. Robin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Spear of the Nation tours; our own tours with Robin Binckes an exceptional raconteur and narrator of the story of South Africa from the history of apartheid until today. Robin creates bespoke tours to meet your needs and expectations. Options include the townships of Soweto, Alexandra, Sophiatown, Liliesleaf Farm, Johannesburg's Constitutional Court and Apartheid Museum. the 8 hours was perfectly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

As part of a visit to the Apartheid museum we Walsh went on an organised tour of Soweto, somewhere in the past I have stayed clear off, but with a guide I was comfortable to travel around and even walk around areas. I was surprised by the three different living conditions that are seen from shacks to mansions. We visited... More 

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Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited Soweto Orlando West by bike with Lebo's bicycle tour. One of our best experience in South africa. We were 2 adults and 2 kids (10 and 12 years old).

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Sobering view of struggle icons Nelson and Winnie Mandela's lives under apartheid. We make it a point to make this visit to Vilakazi Street a priority with our international visitors. The street today is a vibey celebration of our history, with resaurants and street sellers, buskers, interesting stories... a place we never tire of!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Soweto is a very interesting area. We went on a bike tour, which was not al all safe - no helmet, too many in our group, and too much traffic. I would recommend going to Hector Pieterson Square and Mandela's House.

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Ichikawa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We took a hired mini bus trip to Soweto. We were quite surprised to see that the area was well organised and clean. Much better than residential areas of Northern Sandton. But again, as a visitor we might have been taken to a showcase area. Restaurants we visited served good food and great atmosphere. I would take the tour again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Totally by accident we arrived in Soweto and in the Kliptown area on the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Freedom Charter so there was a big event/celebration going on and we were so lucky to be a part of it. Definitely go to Kliptown to see the Freedom Charter memorial, but also to Orlando where Mandela and Tutu... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We took a bus tour of Soweto on 7/16/2015 with stops at the Walter Sisilu Square, Regina Mundi Church, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Nelson Mandela house, lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant, and Apartheid Museum; all very interesting and inspiring. Never did we actually feel threatened but the number of idle people on the streets was disconcerting and we saw an armed guard... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Surprisingly some very grandiose houses in Soweto amidst the slums. Soweto tour reminds you of the ever growing divide between the haves and the havenots among black South Africans. Entered a Shebeen and shared a beer with locals. Visited Mandela's old house where surprisingly the curator was a Kenyan!! Overall it was a sobering and eye opener tour.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our driver/guide drove us through Soweto and pointed out where Mandela's home now museum was and told that us most of the original furniture and decor was removed. We saw Winnie Mandela's home from the back as the high front concrete fencing prevents you seeing anything. We drove past Reverend Desmond Tutu's home and then along Vilakazi street. We were... More 

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