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Full-Day Soweto & Apartheid Museum

from $55.00 per person sharing


Duration: 8:00

Languages: English

Group Size: 1/8

Departures: Johannesburg City (CBD) Hotels – Downtown Hotels – Sandton Hotels only

Departure Time: 08:30

Returns: Johannesburg City (CBD) Hotels – Downtown Hotels – Sandton Hotels only

Return Time: 16:30


Soweto is a sprawling township. More accurately, it’s a cluster of townships on the south-western flank of Johannesburg. Its history goes back to the 1930s. Orlando was the first township. In the 1950s, more black people came there from “black spots” in the inner city. “Black spots” are black neighborhoods that the apartheid government had reserved for whites.


With a population of over 2 million, the township is the biggest black urban settlement in Afric. It has a rich political history. Soweto was the center of political campaigns that aimed to overthrow of the apartheid state. The 1976 student uprising started in Soweto and spread throughout the rest of the country. Many of the sights on this route have political significance.

Have a glimpse of the mansion belonging to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in an affluent part of Orlando West.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s house and the Sisulu residences are in the same neighborhood.


Enjoy lunch (to own account) at a local shebeen/tavern/restaurant before continuing to the Apartheid Museum which opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th Century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story.

A multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians, and designers assembled and organized the exhibits.  They include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels, and artifacts. This material illustrates the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga known as apartheid.

The Apartheid Museum:

For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental.

The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.

At the end of the day, return to your hotel around 17:30.


Return Transfers

Services of a registered driver/guide in an air-conditioned vehicle

Entrance Fees: Mandela Museum & Hector Petersen Memorial, Apartheid Museum



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