Johannesburg and Soweto TourFROM I PER PERSON
Soweto Tour Description and Information
Soweto is a city within a city. It has its own unique rhythm and vibe that attracts tourists and visitors from across the globe. Your guide for Soweto knows all the hotspots and places of interest. You will experience the unique township culture and atmosphere. Soweto offers many great Kodak moments so be sure to bring your camera along.
During out trip we pass the National Football Stadium City, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. We enter the Diepkloof area where we will take a walk through a local flea market where vendors selling just about anything. In Orlando West you will experience the life on Vilakazi Street. We also drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela as well as the home Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
You will learn about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976 and the liberation struggle that followed. We pass Mandela House and visit to the museum is optional. Our Soweto Tour then takes us into a shanty town where you have the opportunity to interact with locals. Our tour takes us past the Soweto Campus as well as the Johannesburg University. We then stop at the 3rd largest hospital in the world – The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. We enjoy lunch at a local diner and then continue to the Apartheid Museum. Here you will learn more about the history and struggle of South Africa during the apartheid era.
Johannesburg Tour Description and Information
After lunch we start your introduction to Jozi with a view of the impressive 269 metre Telkom Tower, as seen on many postcards of Johannesburg. We then enter the inspiring Constitution Hill – and Court (when not in session) Political activists like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once held here. During a tour inside you will learn about some of the legal history of Johannesburg.
On our way to Newtown we pass by the longest southern African bridge, named Nelson Mandela bridge. At Mary Fitzgerald Square you can walk on the Jazz Walk of Fame.
We end this tour with a visit to the Carlton Centre, also known as the ‘Top of Africa’. There a lift will elevate you 50 stories for an amazing and total view over the city. In short, this tour offers you a unique Johannesburg experience at an affordable rate.
You will experience the unique township culture and city atmosphere.
- Transfer in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance to Apartheid Museum
- Entrance to Constitutional Hill
- Entrance to Top of Africa (Carlton Center)
Sundowners in the hide, anyone?
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