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Address: Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: 0027-11-463-3306-0027-72-075-3883
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$58.90*
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Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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$65.47*
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Johannesburg Tour: Carlton Centre Observation Deck and Soweto Bike Ride
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$122.70*
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Private Tour: Cultural Soweto Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

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THE REAL SOUTH AFRICA

A real eye opening experience to how the majority of South Africans really live. It gives you the authentic culture that you are looking for with a taste of sweetness and local... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sawkia P
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Well worth seeing but wasn't quite what we expected. A little disappointed as we seemed to just rush a little and them spent time waiting for others. Having said that we would not have missed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A real eye opening experience to how the majority of South Africans really live. It gives you the authentic culture that you are looking for with a taste of sweetness and local pride. My favorite of Jozi. The people are sweet and the culture vibrant. Welcome to South Africa!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the red bues extension. Good guide informative and funny. Excellent value for money. Did the local walking tour with a guide, short but worthwhile. Excellent value

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lebo Tours welcomed we first time US visitors with a hearty traditional lunch and orientation. We then took the tuk tuk (motorized scooter) guided tour (bikes and walking tours were also available). Our tour guide was quite knowledgable about local history and proudly showed many aspects of Soweto life. Special highlights were seeing the homes of Nelson Mandela and Desmond... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went by car and saw a township. No more no less. Some sellers looking for tourists, the house of Mandela and not much more.

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Wuppertal, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there with the hop on hop off tour. The best time to make a Soweto trip is to take the last bus because it is not overcrowded and so you can get the chance to be the only ones in the bus. The tour guide is very well organized and has time to explain whatever you want to... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the revolution began, the oven of our freedom and democracy. It's both an adrenaline rush and an emotional experience to visit this place. Try Vilakazi Street!!! The hustle and bustle of Soweto. Go visit Nelson Mandela's home.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit to Soweto was great. We visited Mandela's former home, and the Hector Peterson museum. It left me quite emotional and humbled that such a great man lived under such simple circumstances. A definite must see. The vendor's selling their goods outside was friendly and very reasonable.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this as we had done another township in Capetown and thought that going to Soweto (since it's so famous) would be super interesting.... Very disappointed. Perhaps if you take a real tour with a real guide it would be more interesting. We went on the special tour offered by City Tour and it was not worth it-- time... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a half day touring Soweto with a guide who knew the in's and out's of the area. It is a lot bigger than expected and has a mix of housing types and things to see.

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