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Overview
Learn about the racial divisions that beset South Africa and the nation’s journey to freedom on this guided door-to-door Johannesburg highlights tour. Tour the Soweto street where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu lived, explore the Apartheid Museum, and meet locals in a shanty town. See Constitution Square, Mandela Bridge, and the 882-foot (269-meter) Telkom Tower, stroll the Jazz Walk of Fame, and enjoy city views from the 50-story Carlton Centre.
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    What to Expect
    Get picked up at your Johannesburg hotel for a quick introduction before starting your journey to Soweto.

    Pass one of the World Cup stadiums along the way, and then arrive in the Diepkloof area full of vendors selling all kinds of things. Travel along Vilakazi Street in Orlando West, a street on which the homes of two Nobel Peace Prize winners are—Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Choose an optional visit to the Mandela House. Learn about the 1976 Soweto Uprising and the death of a young boy named Hector Pieterson.

    Continue through Soweto into a shanty town where you can meet some of the locals. Travel past the Soweto Campus of Johannesburg University and then the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the world's largest hospital, where your tour ends.

    Rejoin your guide after a lunch break (own expense) to visit the famous Apartheid Museum before returning to Johannesburg. Visit the Telkom Tower, an imposing 882 feet (269 meters) tall. See Constitution Hill, where Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once imprisoned, as well as the court (when it's not in session).

    See the longest bridge in Southern Africa, the Nelson Mandela Bridge, and visit the area called Newtown to stroll along the Jazz Walk of Fame in Mary Fitzgerald Square. Finish your tour with an elevator ride up to the top of the Carlton Centre, the tallest building on the continent.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Collections from any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg
    Departure Time
    Between 8:30am and 9:30am
    Duration
    10h
    Inclusions
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi
    • Entry/Admission - Apartheid Museum
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 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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    The information says it's ten hours, don't be concerned it's only eight. Takes you, in one day, to all the highlights of the city and surrounding areas. The guides are well informed and the driver is very cautious.
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    Response from MichelleAnnMiller, Guest Relations Manager at Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hi there Corinne, Thank you for posting your positive review. Our team here at MoAfrika Tours is committed to providing high-quality customer service, and we’re thrilled to hear that you had a great time on your Johannesburg Tour. We give a rough estimation on the duration, as pick ups and drop offs can take time with a big group, who stay in different areas. We hope you’ll join us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
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    A very convenient way to see all relevant landmarks in Johannesburg, from the city centre to Soweto. Emma has been an amazing guide!
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    Response from MichelleAnnMiller, Guest Relations Manager at Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Andrea, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Johannesburg Tour to your liking. We look forward to having you back on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
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    Our jam packed tour of Joburg highlights filled the day with enough cultural experience and learning to last a normal week. Super guide Stanley kept us all together and on time from place to place, with great patience and attentiveness. Highlights? The prison and Soweto, oh and
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    Response from MichelleAnnMiller, Guest Relations Manager at Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi there Huw, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with Stanley at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Johannesburg Tour to your liking. We look forward to having you back on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
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    Emma was such an amazing guide!!! She was so informative and showed us all around Johannesburg. She was such a fun, kind, and patient guide. She deserves a big raise! This was a great tour I would highly recommend the tour especially if it’s with Emma.
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    Response from MichelleAnnMiller, Public Relations Manager at Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
    Responded 10 Dec 2019
    Dear Luisa, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with Emma at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Johannesburg Tour to your liking. We look forward to having you on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
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    What a special day visiting so many important locations around the city. Emma was an amazing guide. I learned so much Visiting Constitution Hill, the apartheid museum and Soweto. I can’t recommend this tour enough especially for me traveling solo I felt totally safe being
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    Response from MichelleAnnMiller, Public Relations Manager at Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
    Responded 10 Dec 2019
    Hi there Susann, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Johannesburg Tour to your liking and that you enjoyed having Emma's company. We look forward to having you on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
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    By: MoAfrika Tours
    Penny
    Durban, South Africa
    40
    Best Soweto Tour Ever
    I've done Soweto tours 3x, and this was the best one yet. Our guide Thaobang was absolutely awesome; so
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    Amir Mohamed
    New Cairo City, Egypt
    70
    A place that You have to visit
    I had a great day with my family visiting the cultural village, team was so energetic and insisted to give us the
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    wendy s
    10
    Soweto Half Day Tour
    I am local to Johannesburg and went on this tour with a visitor to the country. The collection from a designated
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    KLS114
    Park Ridge, Illinois
    1715
    Recommend
    Friendly, knowledgeable guides. Picked me up from hotel earlier than expected, all good. We took a quick stop at
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    Kayl_D
    22245
    Great experience
    Good tour for the price. The downside is the ride as it's about 5 hours roundtrip, but that's due to the distance
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    Rlch-Wanderlust
    10
    Johannesburg and Soweto full day tour.
    I would rate the experience as a 10 out of 5. Everything went exceptionally well with our tour. Very professional
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    Jessica A
    Boston, Massachusetts
    120
    Very informative Soweto day tour!
    I booked with Moafrika for my Kruger tour, and they were very prompt with replying on Whats App with any questions
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    vivrainford01
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    289
    Pillanesburg
    Pillanesburg was good. The guide who accompanied us on the game drive was knowledgeable and friendly. We saw
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    88caitlingw
    20
    A great way to see Soweto
    Michael was a fantastic tour guide through Soweto. Seeing the different parts was informative and knowing that
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    richardgZ928RP
    30
    Great safari
    I was on this Safari trip 2 days ago. A fantastic experience from start to finish. Whilst we only saw 2 of the big
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