Guided tour

Johannesburg and Soweto: Half Day Tour

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Johannesburg and Soweto: Half Day Tour

From US$ 59.18 per person

Discover the city center of Johannesburg, whose geometrical design and high skyscrapers bring Manhattan island to mind. Continue towards Soweto, Johannesburg's south western township, a symbol of the fight for freedom.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from Johannesburg hotels and surrounding areas.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn about the history of Soweto
  • Visit Mandela's House
  • Visit Hector Pieterson
  • Experience a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighborhood life
Full description
Depart from your hotel, heading to the south west township of Johannesburg. Take a route through the Johannesburg south suburbs and see the sleek cars and spacious freeways. Next, discover Johannesburg city with its tall buildings, most of them built during the apartheid era, while you make your way to Soweto. Watch the beautiful scenery disappear as you enter Soweto. Pass through two iconic landmarks that used to generate power in the township of Soweto and are now normally used for bungee jumping. Drive through Soweto heading to the famous Hector Pieterson Museum with its dark history about the youth uprising in 1976. From here, drive through the township for sightseeing, and finally head to Mandela House Museum on Vilakazi Street. In the museum you will learn about the father of the nation, Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela, who became a world icon. Finally, hop on back to the tour vehicle returning to your hotel. On route, you will pass through FNB stadium also known as Soccer City or The Calabash, which hosted the opening and closing matches of the 2010 World Cup finals.  
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to Mandela House and Hector Peterson
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions

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

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

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Important information

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  • Please do not carry any luggage
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 89 reviews

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Our trip was fantastic. Picked up from our address. Day was really interesting and we learnt a lot about the history of SA, and how things are today. Recommend leaving loads of time for Apartheid museum. It has a lot of information and although is hard at times, is really good and important to see so we don’t forget.

February 3, 2020

We booked the half day tour of Johannesburg & Soweto on a layover on the way to Cape Town. Sam was such a great guide. He picked us up from the Hotel at the scheduled time and he showed us around. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our time visiting the city of Johannesburg and the township of Soweto. I definitely recommend African Eagle to everyone visiting Johannesburg.

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November 15, 2019

Un viatge agradable i ben aprofitat. N'Oliver el nostre guia i Paul el conductor molt amables. El guia ens va explicar el que anàvem veient durant tot el recorregut. Amb aquest trajecte et pots fer una bona idea de com és Johannesburg, passes pels llocs més importants de la Ciutat. Quan arribarem a Soweto també ens va explicar curiositats i la història del barri. Vàrem visitar el museu d'Héctor Pieterson que la veritat és que impresiona molt la seva història. El que no vàrem visitar va ser la casa de Nelson Mandela. No tenim clar si no entrava dins el recorregut, ja que en principi el preu si que tenia inclòs aquesta visita. Ens vàrem haver de conformar en veurer-la per fora. El guia ens va deixar baixar i la vàrem veure des de fora. Tornant a casa vàrem fer una darrera volta per Soweto i durant el trajecte de tornada ens va fer algunes recomanacions per passejar aprop del nostre barri. Gràcies!

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August 11, 2019

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