Guided tour of Johannesburg, Soweto Township and the Apartheid Museum – Private tour

13 reviews

Highlights

  • Visit of Johannesburg and Soweto

  • Visit of Nelson Mandela's home

  • Apartheid Museum Tour

  • Private guided tour

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 8hrs

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French

Starting time 8:30 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Explore Johannesburg, Soweto Township and the Apartheid Museum in just one day!

  1. Guided tour of Johannesburg

After being picked up from your hotel, you'll go to Johannesburg centre to visit the city in a private vehicle. You'll see many monuments and will makes several stops to see the city's finest sights. Your guide will tell you all about the history of Johannesburg and its citizens (in English, French or German).

  1. Guided tour of Soweto Township

Next, you'll go to Soweto Township, where you can talk with neighbourhood locals. You'll get the chance to visit the Regina Mundi cathedral, the biggest Catholic church in South Africa, as well as Nelson Mandela's home! You'll also visit the Hector Pieterson Museum, built by Nelson Mandela in 2002 and which pays homage to the young man who was killed during the Soweto riots. Your guide will also take you to the Freedom Square, a historic square where the South African opposition was held

  1. Guided visit of the Apartheid Museum

Lastly, you'll take a guided visit of the Apartheid Museum, the only of its kind in the world, to learn more about South Africa's history. While here, you can see a rich collection of documentation related to Apartheid (texts, photos, etc.), such as the last interview Mandela gave after his arrest. The museum offers an in-depth look at this time, allowing visitors to better understand what life was like during Apartheid.

You will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of this fascinating tour.

Options

When booking, you will be asked to indicate how many guests will be in your group. Because this is a private tour, no outside guests will be allowed to join. Your guide will be able to tell you everything you want to know and answer any questions you may have.

(1) The given price corresponds to the price per person for a booking made for a group of four.

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Duration: Approx. 8 hours
  • Time: 8:30am. We recommend you arrive at your hotel lobby 15 minutes before the departure time.
  • Departure location: Your hotel in Johannesburg
  • Language: tour commentary in English, French or German
  • To take part in this activity simply present your booking voucher to the local tour operator
  • The tour of the Soweto Township will not consist of voyeurism in any way. It includes a visit to the township's historical sights, and a donation is given after each tour to help promote the neighbourhood's development
  • Your tour will take place in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • The tour may be cancelled in the event of force majeure. If this happens, you will be offered an alternate date for the tour or a refund.
  • Please note: meals are not included in this excursion
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

This activity can be cancelled free of charge until the day before the scheduled date. After this time and in the case of a no-show, you will be charged in full for the activity.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Tour of Johannesburg and Soweto and the visit to the Apartheid Museum (private tour)
  • Admission to the following museums: Apartheid Museum, Hector Pieterson Museum and Nelson Mandela's home
  • Certified guide (commentary in English, French or German)
  • Round-trip transport from your hotel in Johannesburg

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Any other extras

Customer reviews

13 reviews
  • Excellente façon de visiter Johannesburg en 8 heures. Les diffĂ©rents quartiers, la tour Transvaal, le musĂ©e de l’Aparthied avec Ă©motion et Soweto. Guide avec bcp de connaissances et parlant un français parfait. Super journĂ©e.
    Jean Luc F.
    Feb 14, 2020
  • You should please provide your clients with a bottle of water and/or soft drink during a stop or two
    Jan S.
    Feb 13, 2020
  • Le tour Ă©tait intĂ©ressant et trĂšs complet. Sylvain est agrĂ©able et s’exprime dans un trĂšs bon français. Nous recommandons fortement cette expĂ©rience.
    Gwendal L.
    Nov 1, 2019

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