Guided tour of Soweto (by minibus and on foot)

Guided tour of Soweto (by minibus and on foot)

Cancellation Free cancellation up to 48hrs

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Discover the bustling life of Soweto

Visit of the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Regina Mundi Cathedral

Guide commentary (in English)

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Essential information *

5 hours



Starting time
9:00 AM , 1:00 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Visit Soweto Township and learn more about the period of Apartheid during this half-day tour!

After being picked up from your hotel or Johannesburg centre, you'll head to this huge township that was created due to colonisation. Your guide will share tons of facts about this area that was affected by Apartheid (in English). You'll see a bustling neighbourhood and the former residences of two Nobel Peace Prize winners from South Africa.

You'll learn about a number of projects that seek to promote the development of the Soweto community and will make a stop at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest in Africa. The tour also includes a visit to the Regina Mundi Cathedral, the largest Catholic church in South Africa, and the Hector Pieterson Memorial, erected in homage to the students killed during the 1976 riots. Your guide will also take you to Freedom Square, a historic square where the South African opposition was held.

You'll then be dropped off at your hotel after this enriching visit.

Good to know

  • Availability: Wednesday to Sunday (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Duration: Approx. 4 hours
  • Time: 1pm (pick-up from your hotel around 12:45pm for Sandton hotels; 1:15pm for Rosebank hotels). Pick-up times may vary slightly depending on traffic in the city. We recommend you arrive at your hotel lobby 30 minutes before the pick-up time
  • Departure location: your hotel in Johannesburg. If your hotel is not on the list, select the option "main meeting point" when booking
  • Language: English
  • To take part in this activity simply present your booking voucher to the local tour operator
  • The tour of the Soweto Township will not consist of voyeurism in any way. It includes a visit to the township's historical sights, and a donation is given after each tour to help promote the neighbourhood's development
  • Children aged 2 years and under cannot take part in this excursion
  • The tour will use an air-conditioned vehicle (minibus, mini-van or saloon car according to the number of participants)
  • The tour may be cancelled if there is only one participant, or if the weather conditions are very bad. If this happens, you will be offered an alternate date for the tour or a refund.
  • Please note: meals are not included in this excursion

Price includes

  • Guided tour of Soweto Township
  • Admission to the Regina Mundi Cathedral and the Hector Pieterson Memorial
  • Certified guide (commentary in English)
  • Round-trip transport from your hotel in Sandton or Rosebank

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Any other extras



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