Soweto Tour Packages


SOWETO TOUR: (Half day: ± 4 hours)

Soweto is the biggest settlement area in South Africa, on the Western part of Johannesburg and was established in 1931, for Black people. Soweto is derived from the first two letters of South Western Townships. Soweto has a rich history of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa. Residents of Soweto played a major role in the fight against Apartheid before Democracy. The houses of the two Nobel Peace price Winners; former President Nelson Mandela and former Arch- Bishop Desmond Tutu are situated in Vilakazi Street, Orlando West. You will be taken through Diepkloof Extension, Hostels, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Bara Taxi rank, Squatter Camps, Freedom Square, and Regina Mundi Catholic Church. You will also have an opportunity to do the tour of Hector Pieterson Memorial and Mandela House.  

 
Freedom square
The square is named after Walter Sisulu who was sentenced to life imprisonment with Nelson Mandela in 1964. The Freedom Square is situated in Klipspruit Soweto. This is where the ANC Freedom Charter was signed on the 26th June 1955. A National Monument is created at Freedom Square in remembrance of the Freedom Charter.
 

Regina Mundi Catholic Church

Regina Mundi Catholic Church is the largest Catholic Church in Soweto. The church was built in 1964. It played a pivotal role to the townships resistance against Apartheid. When political meetings were ambushed in 1976, the Church offered its protection to those struggling for liberation. Today, Regina Mundi Catholic Church is a Memorial of Peace. Today people can live in Peace and Prosperity.

Hector Pieterson Memorial
Hector Pieterson Memorial is named after Hector Pieterson (Pitso), a 13 year old boy who was killed on the 16th June 1976. The Memorial interprets the Memory, Legacy and History of the 1976 National uprisings. Since its establishment in 2002 it has developed a diverse collection of Oral testimonies, Historical documents and the Material culture of the uprisings.  

Mandela House
Mandela House in Vilakazi Street Soweto was built in 1945. Mandela former House provides an effective, efficient and meaningful experience to all visitors, informing them of the former President Nelson Mandela's story in the context of his life as a whole, in a manner that promotes Human rights, Democracy, Reconciliation, Mutual respect and Tolerance amongst the people of South Africa.

Sakhumzi Restaurant
Sakhumzi restaurant is in Vilakazi Street with Mandela House and former Arch bishop Desmond Tutu's house. South African cuisine Buffet lunch in the form of dumplings, Rice, Pap, Samp and Tripe is available at this restaurant. Other meals served include Mutton, Beef, Chicken, fish and Salads. Wireless internet is also available. Indicate if you will go with lunch on your tour.  

PICK-UP POINT: from your chosen destination

DEPARTURE TIMES: Daily between 09h00 and 14h00

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 1 Person

Please note: We work with individuals and groups, rates will be supplied on request.


SOWETO CYCLING TOUR:
(Half day: ± 6 hours)

Cycling takes 4 hours. Time indicated for cycling include lunch and information breaks.

Please note:
• We offer transport from your destination to the venue and back.
• The Morning tour is available at 10h00, and the afternoon tour is at 13h00.

Do this entertaining adventure around the streets of Soweto, and get to know the different communities and their history. Local guides will take you around. Cycle through the Historical land-marks of the 1976 uprisings, and visit the Memorial site of Hector Pieterson, Mandela House and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu's house. Mandela and Tutu's houses are situated in the famous Vilakazi Street (Tourist Attraction). You will have the opportunity to eat the local burger- Kota, and enjoy the traditional beer with the people at the Shebeen .

PICK-UP POINT: from your chosen destination

DEPARTURE TIMES: Daily. Time to be determined by your pick up area

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 2 People

Please note: We work with individuals and groups, rates will be supplied on request.

 





SOWETO ADVENTURE TOUR: (Full day: ± 8 hours)

We organise fun, Team building and adventure activities for individuals and groups. Activities take place at Soweto Towers. Individuals and families can include some of these activities on their tour to Soweto.

Team building activities encourage self discipline, positive communication and the ability to solve problems as a group. It helps management to identify and utilise strengths in their employees.

The tour will proceed to Hector Pieterson Memorial and Mandela House. Chesa Nyama (braai) lunch can be arranged with Chaf Pozi restaurant and Shebeen situated at the venue. Alternatively you can have buffet lunch at Sakhumzi restaurant situated in Vilakazi Street close to Mandela house .  

Activities Available
• Paintball
• Rock Climbing
• Bungee Jumping from Soweto Towers
• Power Swing
• SCAD Freefall

Indicate activities you want to do when making a booking enquiry. Maximum of 3 activities or less.

Please note:
• Activities are available on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Starting time is 10h00.
• Power Swing is not available on Saturdays.
• Bookings should be 48 hours in advance for rock climbing, Paintball and groups of 6 people and more for all
   the activities.
• Arrangements can be made to do activities on other days for groups of 30 people and more  

PICK-UP POINT: from your chosen destination

DEPARTURE TIMES:Thursdays to Sundays. Pick up time will be determined by the distance between your pick up area and Soweto Towers

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 2 People

Please note: We work with individuals and groups, rates will be supplied on request.

 

SOWETO AND APARTHEID MUSEUM TOUR: (Full day: ± 8 hours)

Combine Soweto and Apartheid Museum at a discounted rate. Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg is acknowledged as a pre-eminent museum in the World dealing with the Apartheid story in South Africa. Apartheid Museum illustrates the Apartheid history and Post- Apartheid era of South Africa. The exhibits are from film footages, Photographs, Text panels and Artefacts. A series of 22 individual exhibitions takes the visitor through a dramatic emotional journey of racial discrimination. A coffee shop and a bookshop are available for visitors.

Mandela Exhibition
Nelson Mandela's exhibition is currently on at the Apartheid Museum. Mandela's exhibition examines his undoubted Strengths and Greatness, but does not shy away from his Weaknesses too. Mandela's extra- ordinary life is explored through seven themes: CHARACTER, COMRATE, LEADER, PENSIONER, NEGOTIATOR and STATESMAN Narratives are presented through dramatically visual wall display, supported by film displays of original artefacts. A tour to the apartheid museum is a must for any visitor, who wants to understand the history of Apartheid. Apartheid Museum is closed on Mondays.

PICK-UP POINT: from your chosen destination

DEPARTURE TIMES: Tuesdays – Sundays at 09h00

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 1 Person

Please note: We work with individuals and groups, rates will be supplied on request.

SOWETO AND JOHANNESBURG TOUR: (Full day: ± 8 hours)

The city of gold needs exploring! Johannesburg owes its existence to the discovery of Gold in 1886. In a short space of time it developed from a small Miner's camp to a City. Johannesburg is the financial Capital of Southern Africa. It is the Provincial Capital of Gauteng Province. You will have a chance to visit the Constitution Hill, Museum Africa and see Mandela Bridge

Constitutional Hill
Constitution Hill is the new home of Constitution Court. It is the sight of the Notorious Old Fort Prison complex, commonly known as NUMBER FOUR, where thousands of ordinary criminals were brutally punished before the dawn of Democracy in 1994. Most of South Africa's leading Political activists, including Mahatma Ghandi and Nelson Mandela were detained here. Have a chance to visit Mandela's cell Exhibition that documents Mandela's time at the Old Fort.  

Museum Africa
Museum Africa was built in 1913. Originally, the building was used as a fruit market. It was converted into a Museum in 1974. The Museum houses an exhibition on the road to Democracy, giving the history of Apartheid, and the transformation that took place in Johannesburg from early times to today .It also houses the museum of Bensusan photograph and the museum of South African rock art. 

Mandela Bridge
Have an opportunity to see Nelson Mandela bridge in Johannesburg. The proposal of the bridge was to modernise the Inner City and to link two main business areas, Braamfontein and Newtown  

PICK-UP POINT: from your chosen destination

DEPARTURE TIMES: Daily at 09h00

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 1 Person

Please note: We work with individuals and groups, rates will be supplied on request.

 

   
 
   
 
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