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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour

  • 10-hour guided tour of Soweto township and Johannesburg
  • Enjoy a detailed tour of the Soweto township with a guide born and raised there
  • See the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
Explore South Africa's most famous township with this 10-hour guided tour of Soweto from Johannesburg. Enjoy a personal experience of how vibrant and lively Soweto from your guide, who was born and raised in the township.
What to Expect
Get picked up at your Johannesburg hotel for a quick introduction before starting your journey to Soweto.

Pass one of the World Cup stadiums along the way, and then arrive in the Diepkloof area full of vendors selling all kinds of things. Travel along Vilakazi Street in Orlando West, a street on which the homes of two Nobel Peace Prize winners are – Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Choose an optional visit to the Mandela House. Learn about the 1976 Soweto Uprising and the death of a young boy named Hector Pieterson.

Continue through Soweto into a shanty town where you can meet some of the locals. Travel past the Soweto Campus of Johannesburg University and then the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the world's largest hospital, where your tour ends.

Rejoin your guide after a lunch break (own expense) to visit the famous Apartheid Museum before returning to Johannesburg. Visit the Telkom Tower, an imposing 882 feet (269 meters) tall. See Constitution Hill, where Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once imprisoned, as well as the court (when it's not in session).

See the longest bridge in Southern Africa, Nelson Mandela Bridge, and visit the area called Newtown to stroll along the Jazz Walk of Fame in Mary Fitzgerald Square. Finish your tour with an elevator ride up to the top of the Carlton Centre, the tallest building on the continent.
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1 - 5 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jo’burg not A good scene waste/garbage everywhere. Hoodies all around you. Very menacing!

Very disappointed in the state of Johannesburg. Looks sad and very under invested due to Corruption! Great Neighbourhood market.

Thank Burcottguy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Full day johannesburg and Soweto tour

Did the full day tour with Stanley who was a great guide , very knowledgeable and friendly I would certainly reccomened

1  Thank winnit73
Reviewed 1 week ago
What an Incredible Day!

Let me start by stating that our tour guide, Tsholo, was incredible! He was very friendly from the moment he greeted us at the hotel, throughout the tour and when he said good-bye. First, we went to Constitution Hill where the Supreme Court, Prison 4...More

Thank rckgrnds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
So informative!

We spent a wonderful day in Johannesburg with a very professional guide, Tsholo. He is from Soweto and shared the history of both Soweto and Johannesburg with the group. The visit to the Apartheid museum was very insightful. A must tour your for an educational...More

Thank mmgiunti
moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with Tsholo at Moafrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time on your tour with Tsholo. We do try our best to deliver the best service possible to all...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile
Soweto township

Had a wonderful eye-opening tour of Soweto. Think it should be required for all South African students. The people so wonderful! Our guide Tsholo was awesome! He was so knowledgeable and made us all feel safe and comfortable throughout the journey while providing us with...More

Thank Ann B
moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi there, Thank you so much for the glowing review. Tsholo is fantastic at what he does and we cannot be more grateful to have such a fantastic guide working for us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us...More

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Greg W
27 August 2018|
Response from Nick A | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will. I did the exact same thing
8 June 2018|
Response from kblair2016 | Reviewed this property |
We had cameras and some money but no major valuables. Yes I think it finished around 5pm.