NB: All these tours can be done separately (optionally)
Ready to experience the lively atmosphere and bustling streets of Soweto? Let’s go!
On this tour your guide will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto.
We normally refer to this as the good, the bad and the Ugly. The tour will take you deep into the township culture, so you can attain a personal experience of the diversity and rich history this part of Johannesburg has to offer.
En route to Soweto, we pass by the famous National Football Stadium City, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the Soccer World Cup 2010. From there, we enter the Diepkloof area, where the vendors are located, selling just about anything you can conjure up in your imagination. In Orlando West we visit Vilakazi Street-, the only street that ever produced two famous politicians recorded in the Guinness book of records, which is Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu,stop at Mandela House museum for a detailed information about Nelson Mandela from his birth, growing up, long walk to freedom till his death in 05/01/20m.
Next stop is Hector Peterson Museum where you will learn about Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day, an innocent little boy called Hector Pieterson gave up his life and kick-started the liberation of South Africa. For you to truly experience the full history and heritage of this famous township, our tour will take you into the depths of the Nomzamo Park, an informal settlement (ghetto) named after the former wife of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela Mandela.
This is a special tour, we get to visit community members as much as a visit inside their houses just for a deep experience on how difficult life can be to these lower inhabitants of soweto living under very stressed conditions, in houses made out of coragated iron, high unemployment rate, no electricity, poor sanitation, those luck to be working are earning less than $200 per month. Mostly when you book for this tour we normally will ask a little donations for the kids in that community, anything from little as sweets to clothing, these are people on their humble level, they will accept anything for help.
After that we stop at the Orlando towers, the highest point where you can see almost the whole soweto, with an option of bungee jumping at your own coast. Buffet meal at a local Restaurant, enjoy the delicious tastes and smells of local cuisine( starter , main course and dessert) Apartheid museum
After Lunch we visit the world famous Apartheid museum where you will learn about the history of South Africa and the struggle of its people during the apartheid era for approximately 2 hours before returning you back to hotel around