Our Rainbow Nation is known for being one of the friendliest and most welcoming countries in the world, but we’ll always remember the violent and bloody history which got us here. Take a trip through Soweto with us, to see some of the history that shaped South Africa.
Welcome and orientation
Get to Curiocity at 10am, grab a quick cup of fresh-brewed coffee while we kick off with introductions and orientation.
Hop into your private shuttle and head for Soccer City, home of South Africa’s formidable national soccer team, Bafana Bafana, and the site of Nelson Mandela’s first speech in Joburg after his release from prison in 1990.
Amble around Kliptown, one of the oldest districts of Soweto, whose history is at once violent and sad, but also hopeful and uplifting.
Hector Peterson Museum
The haunting image of 13-year old Hector Peterson’s body being carried through the streets of Soweto is one of the most powerful and iconic images of apartheid. We visit the museum that commemorates the students who protested for a better education for all.
One of South Africa’s most famous streets, and the only street in the world which has been home to two Noble Peace Prize winners – Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Catch up on the morning over a frosty local beer and a kota, a hunger-busting fresh baked quarter loaf, hollowed out and filled with fries, drenched in layers of cheese, sauce, eggs, and meat.
Apartheid Museum (full-day tour)
Possibly the most not-to-be-missed museum in South Africa. You’ll be immersed in the tumultuous and often poignant history of a country torn apart by intolerance, but healing itself through democracy and hope.