Soweto Half Day Tour

Soweto Half Day Tour

Visiting South Africa’s most infamous township can be tricky when done alone, so make sure you have a guide when visiting.

This half-day tour of Soweto allows you to explore the city with a guide who was born and raised there.

On this half day tour of Soweto, you’ll learn about the culture of the community you’ll be exploring, and discover that even if it’s in South Africa’s largest township, people are still very much a part of this vibrant, modern personality.

Guided Soweto tours offers you an intimate look at the culture, history, and vibrancy of one of South Africa’s most interesting cities. You’ll meet fascinating characters who give you an inside peek into this exciting urban center.

Our half-day Soweto tour gives you an opportunity to experience the energy of this lively city and learn more about the cultural and historical heritage of Soweto, an area that shaped the past of South Africa.

Born and raised in Soweto, your tour guide takes you to historic sites and cultural hotspots to showcase the city’s rich history from the dusty streets of yester year through to its modern-day culture of this city within the City Of Johannesburg that’s known for its bustling market, vibrant cultural hubs, and the struggle to win back our freedom and equality.


What’s included in the Soweto Half Day Tour:

  • English Speaking Local guide
  • Hotel drop-off & pickup
  • Transport in an air-conditioned minivan / minibus
  • Admission – Hector Pietersen Museum and Memorial
  • Admission – Mandela House

What’s not included in the Soweto Half Day Tour:

  • Beverages (although water & drinks are available to purchase on board)
  • Food and drinks (available at an additional cost)
  • Gratuities

Soweto Guided Tour Itinerary


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, 2013, South Africa

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.


Informal Settlement in Soweto

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

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


Hector Pietersen Museum and Memorial

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. Here you’ll be given a tour of The Mandela House by a site guide. Entrance fee is included in the tour. 


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: bungee jumping off the towers. Activity cost is excluded and is for your own account. 


Departure and return details:

  • Departure details: Traveller pickup is offered from Sandton / Rosebank / Pretoria (extra cost).
  • Airport: Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered in the Sandton / Rosebank area 
  • Return details: Returns to original departure point

Additional information on the Soweto Half Day Tour

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking via email
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult
  • The Tour is not recommended for travellers with back / walking problems, heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers