Soweto tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes. All kids allowed no limitations

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of the car

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent)

Township visit with a private guide

An urban area of the city of Johannesburg is the first township under the apartheid regime, a home to two Nobel prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, with the population of more 4 million people. Interact with the locals and see their lifestyle.

All my tours are customized according to the clients need. I pick you up at the comfort of your hotel or bed and breakfast and bring you back to your venue.


Visit the biggest township in the Southern hemisphere.
We will start our tour at one of the affluent suburbs of Soweto diepkloof ext. , drive past the biggest hospital in the southern hemisphere, see the Baragwanath flee market for locals.
We drive past the Orlando towers, used to be a power station. It also has its history to discover.
We continue passing the Maponya mall, the first big shopping mall in Soweto, then we go and pay a visit to the oldest informal settlement of Soweto. From there, we will visit the famous Vilakazi Street, home to two Nobel Peace prize winners Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. In the same street, we drive past the side of the student uprising of 1976 and finish off with the Hector Peterson museum.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

If it's raining we might do more museum's


Modern air-conditioned car or modern air-conditioned minibus

What’s Included

Other: Guided tour with transportation. Stop at historical places interacting with the local people in Soweto.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 Rand - Food and personal expenses.
If you want to buy African craft you should have extra cash with you.
Craft traders accept local and US dollars, shops only accept local currency.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: * This tour is priced and designed for 3 travellers, if your group is larger than 3, please message me for a customized tour designed and priced according to your group.


I have a car that takes 3 passengers but please notify me if you are more so that I bring a bigger car up to 13 people.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a day we will never forget. The experience of the real Soweto and its history made a big impression on us. Mmesi explained it well and was good company. I would recommend everyone who visits South Africa to do this tour!
Diane van Galen Last

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