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Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive full day guided tour

By Stephenson Adventures
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Jo’burg. Jozi. Egoli. Built on gold, Johannesburg has always been a city of opportunities! Named after Johann Rissik (principal clerk surveyor-general of the Transvaal Republic) and Christiaan Johannes Joubert (chief of mining and member of the Volkstaad) who recommended the area be declared a goldfield, it owes its existence to George Harrison – a penniless prospector who first discovered gold here in 1886. Trace Johannesburg’s history from its humble gold-mining beginnings to the pulsing streets of this modern-day African economic giant with a personal tour from Stephenson Adventures. This tour is simply the best way to explore and experience the city of Gold.
from
$96.66
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$96.66
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 12-68
Duration:4–5 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • * Pickup & Drop offs from any Hotels around Johannesburg or Pretoria
  • Entry/Admission - Johannesburg
  • Entry/Admission - Vilakazi Street
  • Entry/Admission - Soweto
  • Entry/Admission - Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Roodepoort
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
  • WiFi on board


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Lanseria Airport, Lanseria South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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: 195597P8

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

A note from Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive full day guided tour
  • We take our COVID-19 compliance seriously. The following measures have been put in place: • Sanitizer and wipes are provided • Vehicles are sanitized after every trip
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive full day guided tour?
How much is Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive full day guided tour?
Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive full day guided tour price starts from $100.27. Discover and book Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive full day guided tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive full day guided tour cancellation policy?
Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive full day guided tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive full day guided tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive full day guided tour?
Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive full day guided tour is hosted by Stephenson Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Stephenson Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive full day guided tour on Tripadvisor

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: 195597P8

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Nelson Mandela Square
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Houghton Estate
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Munro Drive
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Hillbrow Tower
  • 4
    Constitutional Hill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Braamfontein
  • 5
    Nelson Mandela Bridge
    Stop: 4 minutes
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  • 6
    Mining District
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Gandhi Square
    Carlton Centre
  • 7
    Maboneng Precinct
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 8
    FNB Stadium
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    Diepkloof Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 10
    Orlando Towers
    Stop: 20 minutes
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Carolnelson855
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Memorable day in Johannesburg with Stevenson Adventures!
Our guide (Steve) from Stephenson Adventures was truly awesome. He was so friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable
francislZ6826RZ
francislZ6826RZ
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Steven is very professional and attentive in his job with his clients. It was an unforgettable encounter during my stay
To start, Steve picked us up from my hotel and provided me with some snacks and a drink. Steven is very professiona
Bruce S
Bruce S
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Detailed Joburg tour
Nosipho was well informed and very detailed in all the information she shared with me. I was never rushed and she w
707jessev
707jessev
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Great City Tour of Johannesburg
Stephenson took me and a friend on a day tour of Johannesburg. Stephenson was incredibly knowledgeable about the ci
Jdbaiflec
Jdbaiflec
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Whirlwind tour of Joburg
Steve was absolutely amazing! Very knowledgeable guide, really great schedule. Was able to see a lot of the city an
Roving55331589067
Roving55331589067
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Great Johannesburg Day
We very much enjoyed the tour with Tsholo today. He was terrific and made our daylong tour top botch. Also want t
cliffo936
cliffo936
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Thumbs up
Courteous and knowledgeable tour guides , it was a worthwhile educative experience. 5 star experience
nickbV8315YX
nickbV8315YX
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Great guide
Excellent and engaging guide (Nisopho). Apartheid Museum especially recommended but bad weather (we had flooding) m
Jenny D
Jenny D
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MUST TOUR WITH STEVE
We were introduced to Steve by another tour guide earlier in the week and it was by far the best connection we made
Pweeheffa
Pweeheffa
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Breathtaking experience
Wow! To start off, Steve picked us up from our hotel and provided us snacks and a drink. Despite our constant reque
Pweeheffa
Pweeheffa
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Unforgettable!
What an amazing experience. To start, Steve picked us up from our hotel and provided us snacks and a drink. Despite
Melissa B
Melissa B
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Private tour
Fantastic half day tour of Soweto and the Apartheid museum. I organised a private tour and was picked up at the air
C433LFirinak
C433LFirinak
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Highly recommended, and thank you, Steve!
I booked a private tour of Johannesburg with Steve and didn’t regret it a second. Steve is very knowledgeable and
KgoeranoK
KgoeranoK
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Memorable experience
Insightful and very enjoyable tour. Our guide Steve has very good communication skills and showed experience as a t
Ricky197515
Ricky197515
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Amazing Experience!!!!
Amazing time at the Rhino & Lion Nature Preserve, very informative tour by my guide Steve. It was a great experienc
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Sebastian M
1 contribution
Nov 2022
Steven was simply awesome! everything was organized and scheduled. He was friendly and very good at explaining every details and history you need to know for Johannesburg & Soweto during the day tour. Crossing through the heart of Jozi + Soweto was incredible. The car was very comfortable, including bottles of water and AC! This full day tour is strongly recommended.
Written November 21, 2022
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Ronnie R
Jensen Beach, FL2 contributions
Nov 2021
Stephenson was the perfect tour guide! He took me to the different areas of Johannesburg so that I could learn about the history and the culture of the city. His knowledge was amazing and there wasn't one question I threw at him that he couldn't answer. When I got home, I gave a presentation to my friends and they said it was the best travel presentation they ever had, and that they learned lots! That's all thanks to Stephenson!
Written November 20, 2021
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Seaside14984151994
Thank you so much for taking your time to rate my service. I also enjoyed showing you around our city of gold and Soweto. Thank you again!
Written November 21, 2021
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Jay N
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
We spent 2 days with Stephenson in Johannesburg and could not have asked for a better guide. Stephenson was more than willing to alter some of the itinerary so we could shop at a local market. Stephenson is knowledgeable, patient, and fun to spend some days with.
Written May 19, 2022
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Seaside14984151994
Thank you so much for taking your time to rate our service. It was really great 2 days that we spent together around the city of gold.
Written May 25, 2022
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Sally S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States7 contributions
Jul 2022
We contacted Steve after getting rave reviews of his tours from a friend. And we were so glad we did! Steve arranged a day tour of Johannesburg and Soweto with Nosipho as our guide. She was fantastic in terms of knowledge, friendliness and responsiveness to every question. We learned so many things and got a great sense of the city's progress and continuing challenges. A more than memorable day.
Written July 24, 2022
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Seaside14984151994
Glad to hear your experience on Soweto and Jhb with our guide Nosipho. We are happy that you learned so many things of the city. Thank you for rating our services
Written November 18, 2022
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Patti B
1 contribution
Jul 2022
This was my first visit to Johannesburg and Stephenson's tour was incredible. He was knowledgable, thoughtful and tailored the day to my interests! J-berg has so much history and I'm convinced we hit all the high points. The afternoons's visit to Soweto was my favorite stop. We met and visited with local residents who were excited to share their lives and goals with me.Take this day tour, I strongly recommend it.
Written August 9, 2022
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Seaside14984151994
Thank you for the review. We are glad you loved Soweto and interactions with the residents. Thanks again for the support!
Written November 18, 2022
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abethfrancis
7 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
What a fantastic tour of Josie! Stephon showed us an insider’s view of this polarizing city. From Nelson Mandela Square to Soweto, Stephon gave us an overview of the history of South Africa and allowed us access to places and people that we could have never experienced on our own. Highly recommended!
Written July 25, 2021
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Seaside14984151994
Thank you so much for taking your time to rate us! I also enjoyed spending a day and hosting you! I hope to see you again in future.
Written October 26, 2021
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Nicole S
1 contribution
Feb 2022
We (wife and 1.5 year old) had a layover at Johannesburg. We stayed at the safari club near the airport( also very highly recommended.) We were able to book this tour spontaneously the night before. Our tour guide picked us up at the hotel at 9 and the tour lasted until 2:30 because we wanted to get back earlier for our son’s nap. Stephenson is a great guy, driver and very knowledgeable of South African history. He first took us to Soweto which was very interesting for us because it’s so different from where we lived. We went to the Nelson Mandela house, visited a Catholic Church and even visited a community where people live in shacks. We felt very safe on the entire trip. Afterwards we looped around Johannesburg and had lunch at Nelson Mandela square with the big statue. We learned a lot on this tour and saw many sites but the best part was our tour guide. He was also highly interested in learning about our culture and country.
Written February 6, 2022
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SILI C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
Steve was very helpful - he organised Tsholo for our Safari and Johannesburg Tour. Tsholo was very friendly, knowledgeable and keen to show us the hidden gems of Johannesburg, it’s suburbs and surroundings. It was a pleasure to have him with us during the hole time - otherwise we would’ve the be able to see this city in this short amount of time.
Written September 12, 2022
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Seaside14984151994
Hello there.. Thank you for the nice review. We really appreciate everything, hope to hear from you again!!
Written November 17, 2022
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CHSascha
Zurich, Switzerland110 contributions
May 2022
We did with our 2 year old daughter a day tour around Johannesburg incl. Soweto. It was an amazing day. Stephen was knowledgeable and the tour program was very flexible. We feel every single minutes comfortable and safe. The car and the provided child seat were in well condition. I can highly recommend without any doubts the tour.
Written May 5, 2022
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Pieter
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Favorite part? Everything, this guy knows alot about the history of SA and that is really interesting! He is very polite, he really wants to know you and learn from the place you are comming. He knows perfectly where to drive and finds the right spots to take photos. Overall amazing experience and I really recommend him!!!
Written September 11, 2021
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