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Old Fort Prison Complex Tours and Tickets

One of the attractions in the Constitution Hill area of Johannesburg is the Old Fort Prison Complex, which date from the late 19th century. The prison buildings were built by the Boers (Afrikaans speakers) starting in 1896 as the place to put any British invaders who were captured. During the Second Boer War, the tables were turned when the British took over the Old Fort and used the prison to hold (and execute) captive Boers.

Later, during apartheid, the main part of the Old Fort was a “whites-only” prison. An exception was made for Nelson Mandela, who was held here briefly in 1962 before his Rivonia Trial. Gandhi was also among those held in another part of the prison complex.

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Johannesburg Soweto & Apartheid Museum Day Tour from Pretoria From R1,699

Johannesburg Soweto & Apartheid Museum Day Tour from Pretoria From R1,699

The Apartheid Museum is one of South Africa’s most important history museums, offering a harrowing insight into the rise and fall of the apartheid regime. On this tour, combine a visit to the Apartheid Museum with a tour of the Soweto township, the former home of Nelson Mandela. Discover the township’s troubled history and rich cultural heritage as you stroll down Vilikazi Street, learn about the Youth Uprising in 1976 at the Hector Pieterson Museum and visit the Nelson Mandela House Museum.
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  • 8 hours
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour private from Johannesburg Private

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour private from Johannesburg Private

Soweto has 5 million people, unregistered emigrated from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The two noble winners which shared the street at Vilakazi Street right next to Soweto school where by 1976 16 June Soweto Uprising took place 500 miter away from Nelson Mandela House. The mother of South Africa by the name of Winnie Mandela resident in Soweto all her life. the 2010 World Cup official opening in the stadium called FNB in Nasrec few blocks away from Soweto. Get to choose restaurants to have African food lunch or dinner in Soweto. South Africa has the struggles that lasted for years under the Dutch and English rulers by visiting the museum get to learn more about the segregation of the past and journey throughout.
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  • 7 hours
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5 Days Johannesburg and Cape Town Tour 5 days Private

5 Days Johannesburg and Cape Town Tour 5 days Private

Lets take the burden of you booking for different tours with these Majestic Johannesburg in 2 Days and Cape Town in 3 Days epic Africa Tour. From the dark history of Johannesburg Apartheid to the wonderful beautiful city of Cape Town, these tour has got it all covered. We will visit Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum on the first day and then sneak through the Cradle of Human Kind for the history of origin on the second day. In Capetown, we will visit the memorable Peninsular on the first day, Winelands on the second day with wine tasting included and on the final day in the Cape do a perfect Safari to wrap up all these beautiful Memories. We are waiting for you to take you on these memorable tour of its own.
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  • 8 hours
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Old Fort Prison Complex hours of operation: Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Weekends and most public holidays from 10am-3pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.