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Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg

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    What to Expect
    On this half day tour in Soweto, your guide, who was born and raised in Soweto, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto. The Soweto tour will take you deep into the township culture, so you can enjoy a personal experience of how vibrant and lively this part of Johannesburg really is.

    On our way to Soweto we pass by the National Football Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. We enter the Diepkloof area, where we will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything.

    In Orlando West we visit Vilakazi Street- drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will have an opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day an innocent little boy called Hector Pieterson gave up his life and kick-started the liberation of South Africa.

    During this Soweto tour we will pass by the Mandela House. A visit into the museum is optional.

    We continue our Soweto tour driving into one of the shanty towns where you get to interact with some of the locals.

    We drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end our tour with a stop at the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally-located Johannesburg hotel
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Your centrally-located Johannesburg hotel
    Inclusions
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Hotel pickup
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Drinks
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Really enjoyed this. Stanley has all the knowledge you’ll ever need for a Soweto tour and the history of South Africa during challenging times. We also really enjoyed the walk through part of the township. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 3 Oct 2019
    Dear Adam, Thank you for posting your positive review about your experience with Stanley. Our team here at MoAfrika Tours is committed to providing high-quality customer service, and we’re thrilled to hear that we made a good impression on you on your Soweto Tour. We hope you’ll visit us again soon! Best Regards, Michelle
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    We had jet lag and woke up late. The hotel concierge was no where to be found. TripAdvisor saved the day using the hotel WiFi. BTW, obtain VPN prior to arriving in So. Africa, it is safer. We were able to book through TripAdvisor as we did not have any African Rand, it was
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 1 Oct 2019
    Hi there Charlene Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Tour to your liking. We do have a full day and half day option so that people can experience Soweto in the time frame that they have available. Most people can go for the full day option, but some aren't so lucky. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed every minute of the half day tour. We hope you'll be on tour with us again soon. Best regards, Michelle
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    A very real look at the conditions and history of Johannesburg’s depressed neighborhoods. Excellent and professional insight by Stanley!
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 1 Oct 2019
    Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with Stanley at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Soweto & Johannesburg Tour to your liking. We hope you'll be on tour with us again soon. Best regards, Michelle
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    On Septembre 17th, my wife and I took the guided with Stanley from MoAfrika Tours. What a great and knowledgeable guide. Very social too. This tour of Soweto was eye opening. The people of South Africa are strong and resilient. Thanks Stanley keep up the great work.
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 1 Oct 2019
    Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with Stanley at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Soweto Tour to your liking. We hope you'll be on tour with us again soon. Best regards, Michelle
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    Our Tour Guide, Stanley, was an amazing guide.I took my two kids, 14 and 10, on the tour not knowing if it was a 'kids thing'. Both kids were drawn into the life and experience of living in the lower place of Soweto. We visited Upper class, middle class and lower place villages.
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 1 Oct 2019
    Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with Stanley at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Soweto Tour to your liking and that you and your kids enjoyed every aspect of the tour. We hope you'll be on tour with us again soon. Best regards, Michelle
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    BenO1036
    51
    Very informative
    We did the half day tour of Soweto with lunch. Our guide was great and very informative as he was a local. Amazing
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    har0lk
    30
    Wow what a day in the Wild!
    MoAfrika went above and beyond in planning our day long adventure at Pilanesberg National Park, and I'm quite
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    taniamY9955VV
    Wagga Wagga, Australia
    30
    Great experience
    A great day with a friendly local informative guide. I enjoyed the time to wander at my own pace on some
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    udaya532
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    20
    Full day tour
    The morning session to Soweto extended to nearly 2 pm which left very little time for the museum. Museum needs one
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    Sharon D
    Detroit, Michigan
    30
    Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari
    Excellent. Great day. Guide was great and the ride to the park was air conditioned and comfortable. !!
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    scotth7581
    Melbourne, Australia
    9232
    Peaceful Pilanesberg
    I had an awesome day on this trip. I was picked up at 545 in the morning and taken to Pilanesberg National Park.
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    Geoff191278
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom
    488
    First rate day tour.
    We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Thabang who was a great tour guide. He gave us a lot of detail about Soweto
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    Ian S
    Birkenhead, United Kingdom
    60
    Great tour
    Worth ever penny, well worth a visit, plenty going on and animals are so laid back you get to take great shots
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    sarahsO5295RA
    20
    Memorable day
    Josephe picked us up promptly at 9am. Multiple stops & greeted by dedicated guided at each stop including a tour
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    Goddys
    30
    Soweto Tour
    This was tour awesome and I would definitely do it again if I got the chance to return to South Africa with my
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    kevinadam106
    Sydney, Australia
    76
    Brilliant day at Pilanesburg
    My wife and I were picked up promptly just after 6 am by Dennis on Saturday 4th January and two and half hours
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    emucowboy
    20
    Awesome!!!
    This trip was so great. We saw all big 5 animals within a few hours, which admittedly is largely luck, but our
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    RaphaelS1
    206
    Best Way to Experience Soweto
    I first used Moafrika Tours to do a full day Soweto tour back in November 2019. I enjoyed the experience so much I
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    Andrea B
    20
    Best way to see all Jo'burg's highlights
    A very convenient way to see all relevant landmarks in Johannesburg, from the city centre to Soweto. Emma has been
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    mandr268
    Westport, Ireland
    891274
    a great tour
    i enjoyed the tour, i guide Dick was very informative, the H Pieterson museum was excellent, we did not spend
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