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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour

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  • 10-hour guided tour of Soweto township and Johannesburg
  • Enjoy a detailed tour of the Soweto township with a guide born and raised there
  • See the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
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Overview
Explore South Africa's most famous township with this 10-hour guided tour of Soweto from Johannesburg. Enjoy a personal experience of how vibrant and lively Soweto from your guide, who was born and raised in the township.
What to Expect
Get picked up at your Johannesburg hotel for a quick introduction before starting your journey to Soweto.
Pass one of the World Cup stadiums along the way, and then arrive in the Diepkloof area full of vendors selling all kinds of things. Travel along Vilakazi Street in Orlando West, a street on which the homes of two Nobel Peace Prize winners are – Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Choose an optional visit to the Mandela House. Learn about the 1976 Soweto Uprising and the death of a young boy named Hector Pieterson.
Continue through Soweto into a shanty town where you can meet some of the locals. Travel past the Soweto Campus of Johannesburg University and then the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the world's largest hospital, where your tour ends.
Rejoin your guide after a lunch break (own expense) to visit the famous Apartheid Museum before returning to Johannesburg. Visit the Telkom Tower, an imposing 882 feet (269 meters) tall. See Constitution Hill, where Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once imprisoned, as well as the court (when it's not in session).
See the longest bridge in Southern Africa, Nelson Mandela Bridge, and visit the area called Newtown to stroll along the Jazz Walk of Fame in Mary Fitzgerald Square. Finish your tour with an elevator ride up to the top of the Carlton Centre, the tallest building on the continent.
Reviews (45)
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Reviewed today
The day well spent. Excellent experience with the tour.

Bobo and his associate did an excellent job showing the inside out of many hot spots. Bobo knows everyone in town. He found us great spot for photo taking. He knows the city very well to avoid traffic. He and his associate explains the history...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mymacmini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Day tour to Johannesburg on Sat 10 November

The tour was well organised and we visited a number of interesting places. Most significant was the Constitutional Hill with a rather sobering insight in the history of SA when visiting the old prison. Downtown Johannesburg was very interesting too, seeing the changes... so much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sibsgussi
moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your tour to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Michelle

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Worth every penny. Fantastic Day

This was an absolute perfect way to spend the day in Johannesburg. We were able to see the Mandela house, the Apartheid Museum, Soweto, and some other really good local places. All of which give you a true feeling of what Johannesburg is. The tour...More

2  Thank uhsigmanu
moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your tour to your liking. Soweto is one of the best tours to go on if you want to see the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
great insights in Johannesburg

It was a great tour through Johannesburg with many interesting stops and good insights in the history of south africa. Especially the Soweto tour was very interesting, because I would never go there unguided and I really felt very safe.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Renate L
moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your tour to your liking and that you found Soweto safe. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Marvellous experience in Soweto an Apartheid Museum

We appreciated a lot the small group tour we had Aug 21st in Johannesburg. We visited the apartheid musem, highly recommended, and then completed the day in Soweto. Afer lunch we have been guided into the shanty town by a local young guy that explained...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your tour to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Michelle

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Response from Nick A | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will. I did the exact same thing
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Response from kblair2016 | Reviewed this property |
We had cameras and some money but no major valuables. Yes I think it finished around 5pm.
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