Cultural Sites, Historical Sites, Heritage Sites, Struggle Routes, Light Lunch
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 Soccer City Stadium which is our first stop.
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. We visit the twin towers of Orlando Power Park each 100 metres tall and often mistaken for a Nuclear power plant.
(1) Soccer City Stadium is our first stop. 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 which later became the blueprint of our constitution. We drive by(4)Regina Mundi Church the largest Catholic in Soweto 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. (5)Shanty Town(6)Hector Pieterson Memorial. (7)Vilakazi Street Precinct. (8)Nelson Mandela House Museum. (9)Bishop Desmond Tutu House. (10)Light Lunch
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel / Airport / Guest House / etc.
End location: Hotel / Airport / Guest House / etc.
Duration: 7 hours
Minibus, car, walking.
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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Very impressed by Nathan's knowledge of history of his country. He gave a very thorough tour of Jo'burg, Soweto, and everywhere inbetween. I highly recommend this tour. Put on your walking shoes, and be ready to trek through the big city! All of the tours Nathan guides are well worth the investment.