Cultural Sites, Historical Sites, Heritage Sites, Struggle Routes and lunch with a private guide
Full day tour of Soweto Township which we begin by browsing the city of Johannesburg which is the largest man made jungle in the world and also the largest city not built on a river, harbour, or situated on a lake. We then proceed to the Apartheid Museum which is our first stop. Nothing captures the dark Apartheid years better than the Apartheid Museum. From there we drive to Soweto and enter using the Military entrance named so because of a military base across the road which was used to monitor the movement of Soweto residents during Apartheid era.
On our way we come across the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital which was once the largest in the world and now the largest in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. You get to learn about its history and also why it was an important venue for the British Royal family including the young Queen Elizabeth to visit in 1947. We visit a squatter camp, a shanty town without electricity and plumbing.
(1)Apartheid Museum is your first stop. Nothing captures the dark Apartheid years better than the Apartheid Museum. We drive by (2)Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital which was once the largest in the world and now the largest in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. (3)Walter Sisulu Freedom Square which is the birth place of the Freedom Charter and our constitution. (4)Kliptown Squatter Camp/Shanty Town. (5)We drive past Regina Mundi Church used by the anti-apartheid activists as a meeting place and also where the Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu used to address the people. A spiritual home of the struggle because this is where political meetings, protest rallies, community gatherings and funeral services of many political victims were conducted. Often raided and attacked by police with teargas and live ammunition. (6)Hector Pieterson Memorial. (7)Vilakazi Street Precinct. (8)Nelson Mandela House Museum. (9)Bishop Desmond Tutu House. (10)Lunch. (11)Soccer City Stadium. (12) Orlando Cooling Towers.
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Meeting location: Hotel / Airport / Guest House / Pick up point /etc.
End location: Hotel / Airport / Guest House / Pick up point /etc.
Duration: 7 hours
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During this tour we will be using a Toyota Quantum 14 Seater Minibus.
A Mercedes Benz Sprinter Minibus will be arranged in case of more than 10 people and up to 20 people. Please, inquire for a customized tour if you are a big group.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 South African Rand - These funds are suggested in case you want to purchase items of a personal nature, which is not covered in the tour price.
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Our guide Nathan was punctual , friendly , extremely knowledgeable and articulate. He went out of his way for our group of 4 in many ways. Lunch at Nandos at the mall in Soweto was fabulous. I highly tecommmed this tour with no reservation.