Soweto Johannesburg Apartheid Museum
Soweto Johannesburg Apartheid Museum 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 Pieterson Museum, and Freedom Square.
Exploring this infamous township can be tricky when done alone, so best to make sure you have a local native to guide you along when visiting.
The Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum 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 Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum 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.
Born and raised in Soweto, your tour guide takes 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 lense of the various artifacts on display at the Apartheid Museum, where you’ll experience the highs and lows of segregation and liberation.
Main Apartheid Exhibition
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.
Ages 0-75, max of 15 per group
Start time: Check availability
Local English speaking guide (other languages can be accommodated as well at an additional cost)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan / minibus
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Admission: Hector Pieterson Memorial
Admission: Mandela House
Admission: Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Admission: Apartheid Museum
Lunch and a single non-alcoholic beverage
What’s not included
What to expect – Itinerary
Typical itinerary for the full day Soweto, Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Tour
FNB Stadium, Nasrec, Johannesburg South 2147, Johannesburg South Africa
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.
Shanty Town 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, Johannesburg 1863 South Africa
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 Road Corner Union Road, Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa
The Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication is located in the center of Kliptown, in South Africa.
Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, 8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa
The Hector Pieterson Museum is an iconic museum located in Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa, two blocks away from where Hector Pieterson was shot and killed 16 June 1976.
Vilakazi Street, Soweto, Johannesburg 1804 South Africa
We travel down Vilakazi Street, past the homes of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Mandela House, 8115 Orlando West Street, Soweto, Johannesburg 1804 South Africa
We travel down Vilakazi Street, enter the former of Nelson and Winnie Mandela.
Orlando Towers, Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa
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, Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg 2001 South Africa
Watch the rise and fall of apartheid at the Apartheid Museum, where you’ll experience the highs and lows of segregation and liberation.
Main Apartheid Exhibition
Enjoy 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
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
Hotel pickup is offered.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking via email. Payment to be done online as no cash / card are accepted onboard.
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 20 travellers
For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Question: Which attractions will I visit with this Day Tour of Soweto and Apartheid Museum?
Answer: During this experience, places you will visit include:
- Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial
- Vilakazi Street
- Regina Mundi
- Mandela House
- FNB Stadium
- The Apartheid Museum
- Constitutional Hill
Question: How much is Tour of Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum?
Answer: This Full Day Tour of Soweto starts from R 2 750 per person and is inclusive of English guide, return transfers, all entrance fees, bottled and lunch
What is the Tour of Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum cancellation policy?
Tour of Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour today.
Which company provides the Soweto, Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Tour?
The Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour is hosted by Muano Tours.