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Full-Day Soweto, Apartheid Museum and Lunch Tour
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Full-Day Soweto, Apartheid Museum and Lunch Tour

By MoAfrika Tours
Recommended by 96% of travelers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
South Africa’s best-known township, Soweto played a central part in the struggle against apartheid. Experience it with a guide on this full-day door-to-door tour with lunch. Explore Diepkloof, where traders sell every product under the sun; visit Vilakazi Street, once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu; see the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital; and explore the Apartheid Museum. Along the way, meet locals in a shantytown.
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Ages 0-99, max of 100 per group
Duration: 9h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Explore Soweto, including the Apartheid Museum, with a driver/guide
  • Learn about contemporary struggles as you meet locals in a shanty town
  • Unwind over a buffet lunch in a local restaurant
  • Stay connected: Enjoy free onboard Wi-Fi from hotel pickup to drop-off

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi
  • Entry/Admission - Regina Mundi
  • Entry/Admission - Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Orlando Towers
  • Entry/Admission - Apartheid Museum
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Mandela House


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • 8:30am to 9:00am: Tambo Airport and hotels 9:00am to 9:15am: Sandton hotels 9:15am to 9:30am: Fourways hotels
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30052P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30052P3

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        udaya532
        Hamilton, New Zealand3 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Couples
        The morning session to Soweto extended to nearly 2 pm which left very little time for the museum. Museum needs one day to explore to take in everything. It's better to do Soweto in half a day with the tour company and leave museum for another full day independently.
        Written January 18, 2020
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        Hi there Udaya, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at MoAfrika Tours. The Apartheid Museum is big, and is filled with a lot of information. The Museum enthusiasts should have a full day to experience this, but not everyone finds it amusing, which is why we only allocate a certain time on this. We look forward to having you back on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
        Written January 30, 2020
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        Amy
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2022 • Couples
        Khutso was a great tour guide and shared lots of knowledge about Soweto and South Africa. Picked us up right on time and ensured we made it back for our evening flight which was a great help.

        The tour was an Eye opening experience and I would highly recommend the full day if possible as it was great to make the museum too. We left feeling like we learned so much about real history and it is a place I think everyone should visit if they are in Johannesburg. Would highly recommend Mo Afrika Tours for the experience and hopefully you get to meet Khutso as your guide.
        Written October 5, 2022
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        Saar G
        Tel Aviv, Israel115 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Thabang was our tour guide for the day and along with another 6 people we had Avery productive and educational experience. He made it enjoyable as well. Learning about Soweto, it’s history, development, and challenges through walking the township with a local guide was very good. Learning about the Soweto uprising at the Oscar Pieterson museum was super interesting. Lunch was also enjoyable and we picked up some local crafts (ok to bargain). The Apartheid museum is an important stop to dig deeper into the causes and background of apartheid and the eventual freedom of the people. One of the highlights of our trip.
        Written November 9, 2022
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        L B
        Colorado3 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Couples
        The tour was good but the time spent could have been better used. As others have said, would have preferred more time at the museum and less time at the pre-arranged shopping spots. It was also fewer hours than advertised.
        Written March 19, 2020
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        Hi there, Thank you for posting your review. We try and fit as much into a day as possible, so its not always ideal to spend more than 2 hours at the museum. This tour is designed for people who only have a day to see and experience Soweto. Please take note that we include traveling time in the tours advertised times. Best regards, Michelle
        Written March 20, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        tom t
        Hobart, Australia60 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2023 • Couples
        Great tour with on-time pick up and knowledgeable guide looking after our small group of three first visiting the Apartheid museum, with an additional two persons joining us for the afternoon half day tour of Soweto. Khutsu was a great guide and the young local man who showed us through his hometown of Soweto (apologies as we can't remember his name) was well spoken and an inspiration to all. We especially loved the visit to the childcare centre and the opportunity to interact with such beautiful happy children. A great tour giving you an overview of this dynamic city.
        Written June 3, 2023
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        Brinelle L
        Mumbai, India22 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022 • Solo
        The full day trip was very good. Thabang was our guide, who explained so much about Johannesburg to us in detail as he drove us into the city centre etc.

        The trip to the Constituional Hill was a guided tour and very informative. The Apartheid museum & Hector Pierson museum were self guided giving us the opportunity to spend time on what we most enjoyed. Swoeto was an eye opener and got to interact with the localas there. All in all, a very well spent and educational day about Joberg. Will definitely recommended Thabang and this trip to others in future.
        Written August 29, 2022
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        Hi there Thank you for the warm review and recommendation , much appreciated. We are extremely happy to hear you found our tour educational and that your guide made it worth while . Hope to see you in the near future Regards
        Written September 6, 2022
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        Ellen
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2022 • Couples
        We liked the Walk around the Community with a local Guide very much as well as the typical lunch. The Whole Tour was a great experience. Very interesting insights into Soweto culture and our guide Thabang was very knowledgable and always Open to answer our many questions.
        The Hector Pietersen Museum was absolutely worth seeing, I would have loved to have more time to explore it better , as there is so much to learn about the Soweto uprisings of 1976. I think an hour would be enough, but 30 minutes was a bit too short.
        Written November 8, 2022
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        Gaby503
        Portland, OR4 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022
        I was rather disappointed by our supposedly private MoAfrika Tour of Soweto and the Apartheid museum. I would expect flexibility from a private tour but all was very orchestrated and inflexible. We were told exactly where we would go and for how long at eah place, where we should take photos (e.g. at the Soweto township sign post), that lunch was barbeque and too bad if you are a vegetarian, that we should spend x mins here and y mins there. The visit to Soweto itself was rushed and thus all very odd.

        Having said this, make sure to go to the Aparthied museum and leave lots of time (more than the 2 hr were were offically allotted)., and don't bother with lunch at the Chaf Pozi restaurant by the big towers -the food really wasn't very good.
        Written November 1, 2022
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        GrandTour635223
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our guide/driver picked us up at our hotel at the promised time and began our cultural tour as we drove. He was personable and gave just the right amount of detail so we could understand the situation while keeping us engaged.

        The full day tour took us by the FNB Stadium, both Nelson Mandela’s and Desmond Tutu.’s houses, to the Hector Pieterson Memorial and to the Apartheid Museum. It also included lunch.
        Written November 11, 2022
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        Martin W
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022
        Unforgettable, emotional, sobering, raw at times.
        After the pickup's the tour started at the Mandela Square then proceeded through the old parts of the city, to many sights and smells to mention.
        Up to the Constitutional Court and the prison, lunch stop then onto the Apartheid Museum.
        Then we moved on to Soweto. Great surprise to get a short walking tour and the chance to go into a persons home.
        The entire day was just full on, Unforgettable !
        along with a great tour guide, we saw all aspects of Johannesburg the great, the good and the ugly.
        Full on day, you really only stop for lunch (if you want to)
        Picked up just after 8am and returned to my guest house after 5.30pm as I said a FULL day and worth every rand.
        Written August 14, 2022
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        Good day, Thank you for your kind review and your valued support. I am so glad to hear that we were able to assist you and that you enjoyed the full day tour of Soweto, apartheid museum with lunch , and this turned out to be unforgettable emotional, sobering and raw at times, that’s simply our history in SA during apartheid and I’m happy to hear this was a touching experience as well as this was extremely tough times in SA . Well our guides offer unique and at times a surprise or 2 to our tor guests with walking tours in Soweto which I’m happy to hear about as well. I’m extremely delighted that this experience was unforgettable as we hope to be of service to you again in the near future. Regards,
        Written August 24, 2022
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