Soweto Tours


Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Half Day Tour: 10h00 - 15h00 (R350pp)
Full Day Tour : 10h00 - 17h00 (R500pp: includes a visit to the Apartheid Museum)

Tour Details

Start at 302 cnr Fox & Auret street, Curiocity Backpackers, Maboneng Precinct for introduction & orientation of the tour.

Hop into our shuttle, drive to Soccer City (the Calabash), is a stadium located in Nasrec, bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg.

A visit to Kliptown (birth place of Soweto)

In the early 1900's black people were moved from Newtown in the inner city of Johannesburg to the area called Klipspruit Valley and Kliptown. During the Apartheid regime this was the only area around Johannesburg where black Africans could own land. Experience an authentic township life, meet the people, walk the talk.

Visit Hector Peterson Museum

Hector Pieterson, age 13 was the first student to be killed during the 1976 student Uprising in Soweto. He has since become a symbol of youth resistance to apartheid. This uprising started on the 16th June 1976 as a peaceful protest march organised by school students in Soweto. One main grievances was the introduction of Afrikaans, regarded as the language of the oppressor, as a medium of instruction in all South African Schools.

Visit Vilakazi street

One of South Africa's most famous streets – the only street in the world to pride itself to have housed two Nobel Prize winners (Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu).

The Nelson Mandela National Museum, commonly referred to as Mandela House, is the house on Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. It is located at number 8115, at the corner of Vilakazi and Ngakane streets, a short distance up the road from Tutu House, the home of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

Lunch

relax ekasi have a Kota (local bunny chow) and get to have a taste of umqombothi (African beer)

Apartheid Museum (for a full day package)

This is the never-to-be-missed moving experience. Expereince the history of the old South Africa in this unique museum. Depicting life in South Africa Pre- and Post-Apartheid.