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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour

  • 10-hour guided tour of Soweto township and Johannesburg
  • Enjoy a detailed tour of the Soweto township with a guide born and raised there
  • See the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
Explore South Africa's most famous township with this 10-hour guided tour of Soweto from Johannesburg. Enjoy a personal experience of how vibrant and lively Soweto from your guide, who was born and raised in the township.
What to Expect
Get picked up at your Johannesburg hotel for a quick introduction before starting your journey to Soweto.

Pass one of the World Cup stadiums along the way, and then arrive in the Diepkloof area full of vendors selling all kinds of things. Travel along Vilakazi Street in Orlando West, a street on which the homes of two Nobel Peace Prize winners are – Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Choose an optional visit to the Mandela House. Learn about the 1976 Soweto Uprising and the death of a young boy named Hector Pieterson.

Continue through Soweto into a shanty town where you can meet some of the locals. Travel past the Soweto Campus of Johannesburg University and then the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the world's largest hospital, where your tour ends.

Rejoin your guide after a lunch break (own expense) to visit the famous Apartheid Museum before returning to Johannesburg. Visit the Telkom Tower, an imposing 882 feet (269 meters) tall. See Constitution Hill, where Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once imprisoned, as well as the court (when it's not in session).

See the longest bridge in Southern Africa, Nelson Mandela Bridge, and visit the area called Newtown to stroll along the Jazz Walk of Fame in Mary Fitzgerald Square. Finish your tour with an elevator ride up to the top of the Carlton Centre, the tallest building on the continent.
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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Soweto township

Had a wonderful eye-opening tour of Soweto. Think it should be required for all South African students. The people so wonderful! Our guide Tsholo was awesome! He was so knowledgeable and made us all feel safe and comfortable throughout the journey while providing us with...More

Thank Ann B
moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for the glowing review. Tsholo is fantastic at what he does and we cannot be more grateful to have such a fantastic guide working for us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Money and Time Well Spent

Lots have being said by other reviews and I cannot agree more, our guide Nick was really exceptional in making this day out such a memorable experience for me. There were so many unexpected and wonderful things to see and hear from Nick, the truth...More

Thank Regina T
MoAfrika T, General Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Regina Thanks your for your support. Nick and all our guides are really passionate about there work and really enjoy showing off our special country rich in cultural heritage Best Regards Michelle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good experience

We had a good time on this day tour in and around Joburg. Our driver/guide Nick was a very nice guy and the organization of this tour was perfect. We booked this small group tour but were lucky to be the only guests during the...More

1  Thank b_and_m_France
MoAfrika T, General Manager at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear France Thank you for a lovely review We happy you enjoyed and you got to very personal tour All the best Regards Michelle

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
Great day out!

Had a great time with Tsholo on the Ultimate Johannesburg tour. Saw everything i wanted to and some things that were unexpected. I definitely recommend MoAfrika tours!

Thank ashash1987
Reviewed 5 July 2018
Best tour of Johannesburg!

From the first contact, the people at MoAfrika Tours were very helpful and responsive to my questions about the various tours on offer. My friend and I chose the full day tour of Johannesburg. Our excellent guide, Bobo, met us in our hotel lobby on...More

1  Thank Diane W
moafrikatours2015, Owner at MoAfrika Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Dear Diane im really happy to hear that my highly trained office were able to help you choose a tour and even better you really enjoyed the tour. Bobo is exceptional guide and has a real passion for what he does. Thank you for the...More

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8 June 2018|
Response from kblair2016 | Reviewed this property |
We had cameras and some money but no major valuables. Yes I think it finished around 5pm.