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Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg

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    What to Expect
    On this half day tour in Soweto, your guide, who was born and raised in Soweto, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto. The Soweto tour will take you deep into the township culture, so you can enjoy a personal experience of how vibrant and lively this part of Johannesburg really is.

    On our way to Soweto we pass by the National Football Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. We enter the Diepkloof area, where we will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything.

    In Orlando West we visit Vilakazi Street- drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will have an opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day an innocent little boy called Hector Pieterson gave up his life and kick-started the liberation of South Africa.

    During this Soweto tour we will pass by the Mandela House. A visit into the museum is optional.

    We continue our Soweto tour driving into one of the shanty towns where you get to interact with some of the locals.

    We drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end our tour with a stop at the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally-located Johannesburg hotel
    Return Details
    Your centrally-located Johannesburg hotel
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Hotel pickup
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Drinks
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Soweto and the history is one the places that really makes you think. This is a tour that helps you see that. The tour inside one of the townships where especially illumating. Our guide did a good job in helping us avoid too much time at the tourist hot spots and getting us as
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    Our tour started late. We were rushed through the museums. We didn’t have enough time get out at Mandela’s house and actually tour. We were given the option to take a picture in front. Not sure if I would recommend this tour.
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    I had Ben as my tour guide and since I was the only one taking the tour it was even better. I had a chance to ask a lot of questions he was extremely knowledgeable about Soweto and Joberg’s history. I was fully engaged the entire time. I learned how to say Waalla wasala which
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    Having lived in East Africa decades ago, we have seen poverty and knew what to expect. However the tour was an eye-opener! Soweto today is a picture of "the have nots" due to apartheid politics. This can never be acceptable in one of the world´s richest countries. Being fetched
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    This tour started out well, but lost steam part way through. We had booked on the basis that it was a 4 hour tour starting at 9am, which would have given us time to get back to the hotel by 1.30pm. However, the pick-up was delayed and then we had others on the tour that delayed
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Good day, Thank you for posting your review about your experience with us in Soweto. We do apologize about the delays. On group tours, it can be very difficult to say what will happen for sure. Some guests do delay the tour when they do not adhere to their pick up times. Other times, we have accidents on the road and traffic which prevents us from getting to you on time. We are currently working on ways to improve our time keeping. Thank you for making us aware of this. We hope you’ll be on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
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    About the operator
    By: MoAfrika Tours
    909 reviews
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    Bergen, Norway
    Very good experience
    We recently went on this tour and we loved it! Our guide Thabang (?) Was very talented and we learned a lot!! I
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    Nigel H
    Fabulous experience
    We had the most fun and managed to see many different animals in the Park. Very knowledgable Ranger driving the
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    Trip to Cradle of Humankind
    It was great to get out of Johburg and visit this site - there's two main attractions, the Maropeng visitor centre
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    Steffen S
    Soweto is really interesting, and this was a good tour
    Soweto and the history is one the places that really makes you think. This is a tour that helps you see that. The
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    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Fantastic tour
    Wonderful tour guide who answered all our questions and took us around the many sights giving us enough time at
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    Michaela L
    Hakuna Matata
    It was a delightful encounter, to see the animals in their natural habitat. There were other animals to see which
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    The customer service was superb! Before I purchased my ticket, I called the office via Whats Up app. All of my
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    Mumbai, India
    Ultimate Johannesburg Tour
    We were the first to be picked up by our tour guide Thabang. The tour is overpriced for what was delivered. The
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    Enlightening to say the least
    Tour guide was knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. Felt safe at all times everywhere we
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    Matthew C
    Interesting place, but unremarkable tour -- not a good value for the price
    I was glad to finally visit PIlanesberg and the transportation pick up was fine. Once inside the reserve, we saw
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    Amber T
    Didn’t have enough time
    Our tour started late. We were rushed through the museums. We didn’t have enough time get out at Mandela’s house
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    onicko b
    Tour of Soweto
    I had Ben as my tour guide and since I was the only one taking the tour it was even better. I had a chance to ask
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    London, United Kingdom
    A must-do if you’re in Johannesburg!
    I was reluctant to book this excursion as I was in Johannesburg alone for work and as a female, I was unsure of
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    Saudi Arabia
    Great Safari
    We have enjoyed the safari. Unfortunately we had seen only two of the big five. Our guide is professional and
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    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Great day out in Johannesburg, saw and did a lot!
    Really fun day, with a group of 12 people from all over the world (New Zealand, Netherlands, Canada, Brazil, Peru,
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