Soweto Apartheid Museum Johannesburg Tour

Soweto Apartheid Museum Johannesburg Tour

Get a closer glimpse of Johannesburg and Soweto on this full-day tour that covers the highlights of Johannesburg as well as Soweto. Take in the views from the Top of Africa, learn about the city’s history as you visit Constitutional Hill, the Apartheid Museum, then follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, with a tour of the Nelson Mandela House, Hector Pietersen Museum, and Freedom Square.

The Soweto, Apartheid Museum Johannesburg Tour allows you to explore the city with a guide who was born and raised in Soweto. On this full day tour, you’ll learn about the history of Johannesburg, culture of the communities and discover how Soweto as a township, managed to etch itself in the world history books.

This guided Soweto, Apartheid Museum and Johannesburg tour offers you an intimate look at the culture, history, and vibrancy of one of Johannesburg, Soweto as well as the horrors of the old Apartheid system.

Your Soweto Tour Guide was born and raised in Soweto, and will  take you to historic sites and cultural hotspots to showcase Soweto’s rich history and heritage, its contribution to the democratic country we have today.

Experience the rise and fall of apartheid through the lens of the various artifacts on display at the Apartheid Museum, where you’ll experience the highs and lows of segregation and liberation.

During the course of your day, you’ll be treated to a scrumptious lunch at a leading local eatery. Its important to note that we can accommodate most dietary preferences (not all), so please indicate this when booking your tour.


What’s included in the Soweto Apartheid Museum Johannesburg Tour?

1. Local English speaking guide (other languages can be accommodated as well at an additional cost);

2. Transport by air-conditioned minivan / minibus;

3. Hotel pickup and drop-off (Johannesburg area only);

4. Admission: Hector Pietersen Memorial, Vilakazi Street;

5. Admission: Mandela House, Vilakazi Street;

6. Admission: Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct;

7. Admission: Apartheid Museum;

8. Lunch and a single non-alcoholic beverage

What’s not included in the Soweto Apartheid Museum Johannesburg Tour

1. Additional Beverages (bottled water is provided whilst on tour);

2. Gratuities;


Typical itinerary for the full day Soweto Apartheid Johannesburg Museum Tour


FNB Stadium, Nasrec, Johannesburg 

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, and proceed through Soweto.


Baragwanath, Johannesburg South

We drive past Baragwanath Hospital (the largest hospital in Africa), a taxi rank (an important transport node for the people of Soweto) and the historic suburb of Diepkloof on our way to the heart of Soweto.


Shanty Town / Informal Settlement

Our first stop is at the informal settlement. You can take a stroll through the sand streets with your guide past local dwellings and a typical informal settlement day care. Learn more about the way of life of the people in the settlement.


Regina Mundi, 1 Mkhize Street, Soweto

We continue on through Orlando West to the hub of Soweto. We stop outside Regina Mundi Church and Freedom Square for a quick overview.


Walter Sisulu Square, Klipspruit Valley Soweto

The Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication is located in the center of Kliptown, in South Africa.


Hector Pietersen Museum and Memorial Soweto

The Hector Pietersen Museum is an iconic museum located in Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa, two blocks away from where Hector Pietersen was shot and killed 16 June 1976.


Vilakazi Street, Soweto

We travel down Vilakazi Street, past the homes of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


Mandela House, 8115 Orlando West Street, Soweto

We travel down Vilakazi Street, enter the former of Nelson and Winnie Mandela.


Orlando Towers, Soweto

We travel passed the massive Soweto Towers, which used to provide power to the people of Soweto and is now used for activities including: bunjee jumping off the towers. Activity cost is excluded and is for your own account.


Apartheid Museum

Watch the rise and fall of apartheid at the Apartheid Museum, where you’ll experience the highs and lows of segregation and liberation including:

1. Apartheid Museum

2. Main Apartheid Exhibition

3. Mandela Exhibition


Lunch at a local eatery serving local cuisine

A single non-alcoholic beverage is included with your lunch. Although we can accommodate most dietary preferences (not all), its important to indicate this when booking your tour.


Departure and return

1. Departure details – Traveller pickup is offered, returns to original departure point

Please note that pick up times will vary depending on your pick up location.

Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa

2. Hotel pickup is offered.


Additional information

1. Confirmation will be received at time of booking via email. Payment to be done online as no cash / card are accepted onboard.

2. Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

3. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. 

4. The Tour is not recommended for travellers with back / walking problems, heart problems or other serious medical conditions.

5. Most travellers can participate.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers.