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Historical Sightseeing Tour of Johannesburg and Soweto

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Duration: 5 hours
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  • Visit key locations in South Africa’s recent turbulent history
  • See Mandela House, former home of Nelson Mandela
  • View Nelson Mandela Bridge, the longest in South Africa
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Travel in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle

Johannesburg and Soweto are historically significant for once housing two of the greatest men of the 20th century – Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.

Johannesburg is also one of the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the world! At the historic heart of the city lies the majestic building of the Supreme Court.

To the south of Carlton lies Soweto, the township that best symbolises the days of apartheid. The historic Hector Peterson Memorial commemorates 13- year old Hector who lost his life in the 1976 Soweto student uprising. The greatest attraction of this humble township is the former home of Nelson Mandela. Now converted into the ‘Mandela Family Museum’, it houses a collection of memorabilia, paintings and photographs of the Mandela family.

Tour Johannesburg and the township of Soweto and get a better understanding of South Africa’s history on this tour.

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You will be picked up from your hotel/closest pick-up point and taken in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle for a sightseeing tour of Johannesburg and Soweto. A professional English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

The highlights in Johannesburg include:

Downtown Johannesburg historical buildings
Hillbrow Tower, the highest structure in Johannesburg, and probably the city's most recognisable landmark
• Travel past Brixton Tower, an affluent suburb of Houghton
• Supreme Court
Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown, the longest bridge in South Africa

The tour will then continue to the neighbouring township of Soweto, situated just 15 kilometres southwest of Johannesburg.

Your coach will drive you past African merchants of traditional medicines, a typical four-roomed dwelling, an informal settlement, affluent suburbs, a creche and an old-age home.

The other highlights of this tour include:

Hector Peterson Memorial: A tribute to the 13-year old boy who was killed during the student uprising in Soweto.

Your visit will also include a full view of Soweto from the vicinity of Baragwanath Hospital, the largest in the world.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel/closest drop-off point.

Please note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details between office hours 08:00am - 5:00pm. If you cannot do that and are in flight you can confirm via email a few days before the time.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to all areas as stipulated in the program
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to areas not included in the tour program
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
5 hours
Start time
0900h (9:00am) & 1300h (1:00pm)
Meeting point
Sandton hotels in Johannesburg.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details. If your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point. Kindly reconfirm pick up upon arrival in Johannesburg with your local activity operator)
Ending point
The tour ends at the starting point
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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