This tour introduces you to the sprawling metropolis of Soweto (South Western Township), situated on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Travel around the city's informal settlements and affluent suburbs to get a feel of the town's turbulent history. See the Mandela House, a small house in Orlando West, where Nelson Mandela lived with his first wife. Wander around the four inter-linked rooms and see an assortment of photographs, paintings and family memorabilia of the world’s most famous prisoner.
Hector Peterson Memorial is yet another significant landmark, named after a 13-year old boy who was shot dead in the early days of the Soweto uprising. The Hector Peterson Museum offers a glimpse into Soweto’s struggle against apartheid and its turbulent history.
On this tour of Soweto, let its important historical landmarks draw you into South Africa’s struggle against apartheid and its fight for equality.
You will be picked up from your hotel and taken in a luxury air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Soweto, situated just 15 kilometres southwest of Johannesburg. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable and professional guide on this tour.
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:
• Celebrity houses in a plush suburb called Beverly Hills, where Soweto's professionals live, from attorneys, doctors, journalists, teacher, social workers and musicians to sports personalities.
Drive past two former Nobel Prize winners’ previous residences; the Hector Peterson memorial; dedicated to one of the first casualties of the Soweto uprising of 16 June, 1976, when over 500 people were killed as they protested over the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in township schools, Regina Mundi Church, Freedom Square and the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in the world.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Johannesburg.
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Sandton hotels: 0830h (08:30am)
Rosebank Hotels: 0910h (09:10am)
Duration: 5 hours
Selected hotels at 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)
Sandton Hotels: Garden Court Sandton & Sandon City, Pembury Plaza, Sandton Sun, Sandton Towers, Protea Hotel Balalaika, Michelangelo Hotel, Southern Sun Grayston, Hilton Hotel.
Rosebank Hotels: Protea Hotel Wanderbers, The Grace Hotel, Rosebank Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Westcliff Hotel, Millpark Hotel.
(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)
Your hotel in Johannesburg
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Minimum 2 guests.
English Commentary only
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