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“Disappointing”

Usizo Lwenkosi Soweto Tours
Ranked #7 of 13 Tours in Soweto
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Soweto and the Apartheid museum itself are amazing. This tour operator on the other hand, not so much. The day of the tour we were assigned a random, hardly qualified local guide by the owner Ntombi. The guide had no clue what she was doing and half of the day was spent with her trying to figure out what buses we needed to take. She was very nice, but the competency was terrible. Extremely unprofessional to conduct tours in this manner. At the end of the tour our guide couldn't even remember the name of the company she was working for that day. Ntombi followed up with me via email a few days later to see how everything went. When I expressed my honest feedback, I got no further replies from her. Definitely go see Soweto and the Apartheid museum. They are extremely worth it. Just do it with a more professionally run touring company.

1  Thank Raj R
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Soweto: The name itself conjures up all sorts of images and most would have heard about terrible atrocities committed in the late 1970's. Soweto is not just one street containing the Nelson Mandela house and touristy markets, it is about history, people and culture. Soweto covers many districts over a wide area. It is impossible to see them all in one day and a walking tour can give you the most important places to visit and walk among the everyday people of this region.
I did this tour with Usizo Lwenkosi Soweto Tours. The walking tour can be as flexible as the customer wants. The one I went with lasted about 7 hours and covered alot of Soweto and it covered history as well as today. The Hector Pieterson museum is not to be missed.

3  Thank Garry C
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

When I was reading about the Soweto tours nearly every review was mentioning that it was "different". But what does this mean? It means that Soweto is not only a big slum (what probably most people - including me - expected), it is a real city with touristic attractions. And the main thing that you visit are the touristic attractions instead of shacks. So on one hand we have been a little bit disappointed not to linger around small shacks, but on the other hands we were very happy to see the interesting historic places, learn about the freedom charter and the public programme to build houses etc...

Thanks again to our guide King who did not only introduce us into South African history, but also gave us an insight in his life and so in the life of Soweto.

1  Thank Dr_Ju
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

The tour of Soweto was in a small group with a local driver and guide whose knowledge was excellent. The half day trip went by very quickly which meant that certain places did not have sufficient time to properly look at and therefore if you are really interested in the history of the place then I would recoommed the full day tour instead of the half day. The trip was not expensive and could be booked the day before the tour.

1  Thank Jeremybrighton
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

We had a Soweto tour with Ntombi on our recent trip to Johannesburg. I found her through her website and reviews on other travel sites. We drove our rental van. She met us in downtown Joburg and then took us through Soweto. She was knowledgeable and friendly. We liked it much better than a big bus tour. She has varying times, priices and plans for tours and communicates well in advance.

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