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Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

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From US$ 160.06 per person

Get to know the city of Johannesburg in a day. From the famous Soweto Township to the emotional Apartheid Museum, and Hector Pieterson and Mandela House musuems, this day tour promises to be filled with plenty of South African history.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
Please wait 5 minutes prior to the pickup time in your hotel lobby

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Johannesburg, from Constitutional Hill to Top of Africa
  • Learn about South Africa's dark history at the Apartheid Museum
  • Explore Hector Pieterson Museum and Mandela House Museum
  • Visit Vilakazi Street and Soweto Township
Full description
Johannesburg, Soweto and the Apartheid Museum are the perfect destinations for learning about the City of Gold. Start the day by visiting key landmarks in Johannesburg city, starting with Constitutional Hill where you will learn about apartheid prisoners. Then, head deep into the city, driving through the tall buildings, most of them built during the gold rush period. The next stop will be Top of Africa where you can see the city from above and take photos. The Apartheid Museum tour is the next stop as you dig deeper into the dark apartheid history of South Africa. This will be a 3-hour tour of the museum before heading into Soweto township. On arrival, you visit Mandela House Museum and get a 30-minute guided tour into his former house before he was sent to prison. The Hector Pieterson Museum will give you some inspiration on the language resistance uprising of 1976. Next, will be a quick drive to the Regina Mundi Church to discover the importance during the apartheid era. Finally, drive by Orlando Towers and the World Cup Stadium to finish the tour.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Super private experience tour of Johannesburg and Soweto. Had a very friendly driver who knew the city very well and accompanied us all the time. He gave us detailed information about the city and gave tips and other recommendations. Always again, you have to see that when you are in Joburg!

November 14, 2019

We had a nice tour with guide Emma based at Africa Mojo Tours. Emma treated us well and drove us around through Jo'burg and Soweto. We visted the Mandela House and Hector Pieterson Museum. Great places to visit. She also took us to the Apartheid Museum, which resulted to be closed (on a Tuesday!). This was a major bummer. We were surprised that the tour guide and her manager had not informed us upfront, so we could have managed our expectations. Very frustrating, as this is the most important museum in all of South Africa. If we would have known in advance, we would have visted the museum two days earlier (on Sunday May 1), when it was open... However, it wasn't communicated in advance. We believe that GetYourGuide also has a responsibility in informing clients about the closure of museums as this particular one (Apartheid Museum) is a highlight of the expensive tour offered to its clients.

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May 7, 2022

Some of the activities planned, like visit to the Apartheid museum, did not take place (reportedly due to Covid restrictions) and the trip was much shorter than advertised. There was no prior warning on that or any refund. The guide was not wearing the mask properly, had difficulties paying for the museum visits and we had to wait until the payment was sorted out.

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April 20, 2021

Product ID: 155202