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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, or more accurately, a cluster of townships on the south-western flank of Johannesburg. Soweto was created in the 1930s, with Orlando the first township established. In the 1950s, more black people were relocated there from ‘black spots’ in the inner city – black neighborhoods which the apartheid government had reserved for whites.

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

You can also 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.

The exhibits have been assembled and organised by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers. They include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artifacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga known as apartheid.

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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