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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
    Return Details
    Your centrally-located Johannesburg hotel
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Hotel pickup
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi
    • 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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    Some of the great leaders grew up in Soweto, Nelson Mandela, Desmond tutu. Again this is a must see, I had a privat tour of Soweto and Maggie was very knowledgeable taking me around and explaining everything to me . A must see
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Owner at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 15 Mar 2018
    Dear Geri Thankks for your feed back. Soweto is very unique and not just like any other City tour in the world
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    I will start off by sharing that there had been confusion in the pick up date and time. When we were waiting for our pickup, and realized we may have been forgotten, we got on the phone. MoAfrika had a different date listed for us. They did some "juggling" and arranged to
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Owner at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 7 Mar 2018
    Dear Elise It was only a pleasure to help you out. We often get tourists who forget about the time zone and either book the day before or the day afterwards. We are a very established company and have many trips to Soweto so when you called me to ask where my guide was it was not a problem at all as we had a excellent guide down the road Mdu has been with us before we even had the name Moafrika Tours our relationship goes back over a decade. Mdu was born and raised from Soweto. He has a real passion for his home town and gives excellent tours Thanks you for the in depth Review Wishing you all the best Kind Regards Ant
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    Picked up from hotel but a bt if messing about with two minibuses and getting everyone together. A but irritating at first But the trip was very good. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave a good account of the history and key events Went on a bit at the end and could have
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Owner at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 7 Mar 2018
    Dear Walker Thanks for your feed back. As we offer a door to door service pickup for our clients security benefit there can often be delays. We do encourage guest to please let the hotel reception or concierge know where they are waiting so we dont wast to much time trying to locate guest. Glad you enjoyed the tour Wishing you all best in rest of your travels Kind Regards Ant
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    Coming all the way from Singapore, my partner and I really wanted a glimpse of Soweto. We chanced upon this half-day tour and we were glad the arrangement was made so easily despite being at very late notice. Bobo our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and shared with
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    Response from MoAfrikaT, Owner at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 25 Feb 2018
    Good Day Firdaus, Thank you for your write up on our Soweto half day tour. Our office staff do their best to assist all travelers, even if it is last minute booking. Bobo is an amazing guide and we are lucky to have him apart of our team. Only a pleasure for offering you a great tour and the drop off at the Airport in the time for your flight. Hope to hear from you soon.
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    Stopping at FNB Soccer City, driving through "Beverly Hills", past the hostels and on to the Walter Sisulu Freedom Square in the heart of Kliptown was an experience of a lifetime! Visiting Regina Mundi Church with the most beautiful stained glass windows depicting the Soweto
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    Response from MoAfrikaT, General Manager at Half-Day Tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
    Responded 25 Feb 2018
    Hi Jeannette Thank you for getting back to us and reviewing our tour. All if our guides and office staff take pride in offering the best tours in Johannesburg. It was a pleasure showing you all the historical and wonderful sites in Soweto with Joseph and we will certainly pass the message onto him. Wish you wonderful travels.
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    About the operator
    By: MoAfrika Tours
    1,097 reviews
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    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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    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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    Wagga Wagga, Australia
    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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    Hamilton, New Zealand
    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
    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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    Melbourne, Australia
    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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    Macclesfield, United Kingdom
    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
    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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    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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    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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    Sydney, Australia
    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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    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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    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
    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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    Westport, Ireland
    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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