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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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    I have read some reviews and there are both good and bad so I was a bit worried at first. However, I would say I had an excellent experience and our guide, Tabang, was perfect;.
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 21 Sep 2019
    Thank you for posting your positive review about your Soweto tour with Thabang. 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. We hope you’ll be on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
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    I did the tour with Stanley. One of the best guides I've ever had. Soweto has a lot of history and this one was the most interesting tour I've done in SA. If you have the time, I suggest you buy some toys for the little kids or make a donation for the school. You'll be a big
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 18 Sep 2019
    Dear John, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us and Stanley at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Soweto Tour to your liking. We do recommend donating stationary and toys to the kids. We also donate money to the Daycare center, and if you would like to still do this, you can contact our offices to help guide you. We look forward to having you on tour with us again soon! Best Regards, Michelle
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    This was a great half-day tour which showed the variety of different communities in Soweto and provided background on the political context of what made Soweto so important in the anti-apartheid movement. Important Note: As other reviewers have said, the "half-day"ness of the
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 18 Sep 2019
    Dear Rebeccah, 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 Soweto Tour to your liking. We look forward to having you on tour with us again soon! Best Regards, Michelle
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    I couldn’t recommend this tour more. I was only in Johannesburg for one evening and really wanted to visit Soweto and Mandela’s house. My tour guide was called Stephenson and he was fantastic his knowledge of the history of South Africa was brilliant and he went out of his way
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 15 Sep 2019
    Thank you for posting your positive review. 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. We hope you’ll visit us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
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    This was one of the best half day tours we did in South Africa. It is actually much longer than half day, got back to hotel at 2.30. Had an excellent guide and the tour is very informative. We learnt so much about Soweto that we didn't know. Loved the visit to the school,
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 25 Aug 2019
    Hi there Kerry :), 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 Half Day Tour to your liking and that you enjoyed the visit to the school. We look forward to welcoming you back 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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