Project Description

  • soweto

Tour Description

As you will find out on the private Johannesburg and Soweto tour, South Africa’s largest city remains its financial and commercial heart. It’s in this fast-paced metropolis that the country’s radical political and social transformation is most evident – this is the ‘Rainbow Nation’ at work. The Soweto township is at the centre of South African culture and music. SOWETO, acronym for South Western Township, is home to over 2 million people, who, despite living in crowded and chaotic conditions, have a tangible sense of community, one which ironically, the ordered, walled northern suburbs lack.

Highlights

  • Drive through downtown Johannesburg and Hillbrow
  • Nelson Mandela bridge
  • Constitutional Hill – home of South Africa’s new Constitutional Court and the site of Johannesburg’s Old Fort Prison
  • Newtown
  • Hector Petersen Memorial, learn the history behind The Soweto Uprising.
  • Vilakazi Street, visit Mandela House Museum (optional & own account)
  • Shanty houses
  • Lunch in Soweto at a local restaurant (own account)
  • Walter Sisulu Freedom Square
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Itinerary

Enjoy a drive through the city of Johannesburg, visiting old and new hip areas like Hillbrow and Newtown. We also visit Constitutional Hill for a background into the strides the new South Africa has made in its short democracy, including tour of the Jail, Court and Old Fort.

Then discover Soweto and the surroundings areas, driving past well known landmarks such as: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Orlando Power Station, University of Johannesburg Soweto Campus, Maponya Mall, various shanty houses, Walter Sisulu Freedom Square, Soweto Hotel, Regina Mundi Church, Hector Peterson Memorial Site, Vilakazi Street, Nelson Mandela Family House (entrance fee not included).

Tour Details

  • Departure dates: Daily
  • Pick up: +/- 08h30
  • Drop off: +/- 17h30
  • Duration of tour: Full day tour
  • Pax: 1 – 8 persons
  • Vehicle- Luxury Sedan or Minibus
  • Languages available: English
  • 2019 Rates:

    1 adult @ R 2 800 pp
    2-4 adults @ R 1 300 pp
    5-8 adults @ R 1 150 pp
    (valid until 31/12/2019)

    For larger groups, please enquire for special prices

  • Rate – Children 5-11 years @ R 575 pp

Included: Entrance fees, except for the Mandela House Museum

Excluded: Lunch, Mandela House Museum

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What Clients’ Say

We really appreciate our clients feedback on their African Blue experience as we are constantly striving to improve our service levels and selection of tour and safari experiences.

Private Pretoria, Joburg & Soweto tour
27 January 2018
Review via email
Just returned from an excellent day with Zongi and driver Pascal.
They were truly first class and both did your company proud. Zongi’s knowledge and obvious passion for his country were exceptional. Well done. We look forward to our next tour with African Blue out of Durban in a couple of weeks time.
Kind regards
Brian Bauer
Brian Bauer, Australia