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Johannesburg, South Africa
Soweto Half Day Tour

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tsalanang Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Soweto Half Day Tour ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Soweto Half Day Tour ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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star-5
Great Guide!!
John_Z
, Jul 2022
The guide was incredible. Made the trip worth it. He really gave us a feel for the history and the day in life.
star-5
A complete tour of Soweto
JamesJ_N
, Jun 2022
Excellent guide from Soweto sharing his experiences as a child and now an adult. He took us to neighborhoods within the poorest districts and we walked and talked to the residents. Also, i purchased hand made bracelets in bright colors that were labeled Soweto for my souvenirs. Extremely enjoyable and safe.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for the lovely review James, we hope to have you for the third time on another one of our tour on your next visit.
star-5
Soweto tour
tcqmw5r82w
, Jun 2022
Amazing day with Thabang. Very funny and knowledgeable. Soweto is an amazing place and the people are so welcome. Would def recommend
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for the lovely review, glad you enjoyed the tour with us.
star-5
TWO THUMBS UP!!
Sarah_S
, Jun 2022
We booked this tour at the last minute (two hours prior) and are SO glad we did! Thabang was a great and knowledgeable guide as he grew up and lives in Soweto. The structure of the tour helped to understand the conditions in which many of the folks here live - we started off with a drive through one of the wealthiest areas of Joburg and then went on to see the many different neighborhoods within Soweto. It was emotional to see the poverty in which a lot of the community lives. You might think it would be an unsafe area to visit, but in fact it’s the opposite! the people are so kind and genuine, and have a true “it takes a village” mentality. We took a 10 minute walk through one of the impoverished areas and we’re only met with hellos and bright smiles. We ended off the tour with a visit to the Nelson Mandela house and the Memorial from the student uprising - which were both integral parts of understanding Soweto and it’s history. Overall this tour was super informative while at the same time very relaxed and it was a great 1:1 experience! Thank you again, Thabang!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for such a great and detailed review Sarah, glad you both enjoyed the tour with us.
star-5
Fantastic tour!
Thalia_F
, Jun 2022
I had a great time on this tour. Thabang is a great guide, very friendly and knowledgable. I really appreciate that he ran the tour with just me, no other people had booked. We saw the places as described in the itinerary, and Thabang really spoiled me by showing me a bunch of extras like Nelson Mandela’s house in Houghton, a great viewpoint overlooking Johannesburg, extra corners of Soweto that aren’t on the tour, and he also dropped me off after the tour at the Apartheid Museum, which he didn’t have to do. Will definitely recommend this tour to family and friends. 5 stars!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for the great review Thalia, glad you had a fantastic time with us and hope to host you again.
star-5
Amazing Soweto
Tor_S
, Jun 2022
The trip was very interesting, educational and a surprise in the sense that our perception was that Soweto was somewhat unsafe. Not so at all - we had a fantastic guide in Thabang who not only made us comfortable regardless where we stopped and walked out of the car - but also showed us the real diversity of Soweto. He knew the townships, the history and the people and shared his knowledge about this world famous township with us. Just amazing !
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for the lovely review Tor, glad you had a good time with us.
star-5
Insightful , fun day In soweto
Natalie_S
, May 2022
Thabang was such a great guide. We really enjoyed the day and the amount of knowledge thabang has. Although it was quite sad to see some of the conditions of the people of South africa , thabang made the tour very lighthearted and we still had lots of fun. You can tell he cares dearly about the community and that for me is worth every penny. I would 100% recommend
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Natalie, It was great meeting you am glad you both enjoyed the tour with me. Regards,
star-5
Tsalanang Tours Best Day in Soweto!
Leigh_B
, Apr 2022
We had a great day. The guide was engaging and tailored the tour to our liking and needs. Amazing, incredible, we couldn’t recommend highly enough
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Leigh thank you so much for the lovely review, glad that you and the family enjoyed the tour with us. Regards,
star-5
Wonderfull experience
Nicolas_L
, Mar 2022
Don´t hesitate to choose this tour with Thabang. He will show you all the details of Soweto. In particular, we could have visited the inside part of this township and we were completely safe. Highly recommended !!!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Nicolas, Thank you so much for the lovely review, glad you both enjoyed the tour. Regards,
star-5
Amazing tour guide and tour
Chere_K
, Mar 2022
Thabang is a superb host and guide, not only knowledgeable, but wanting to ensure guests get a real experience and come away with a better understanding of both Soweta and Johannesburg. He is willing to customize to what works for you. I highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hi Chere, Thank you so much for the lovely review, was great hosting you. Glad you had a great time with me. Regards,
star-5
Great learning experience
Diana_M
, Mar 2022
I had a fantastic tour with Tabang. He is an excellent tour guide and super friendly. Tabang is very knowledgeable about the history of Johannesburg. I had so many misconceptions about Soweto, and thanks to Tabang, I learned so much. The highlight of my trip was the visit to Nelson Mandela’s house. It was so surreal stepping into the home of a great legend and freedom fighter. Thank you Tabanga!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hi Diana, Thank you so much for the lovely review, am glad you had a great time, hope to see you again on one of our tours. Regards,
star-5
Great tour
Michael_S
, Mar 2022
Amazing tour, Thabang picked us up and took as around Johannesburg and then Soweto explaining all the history, then dropping us back after lunch in Soweto. Great experience and great guide.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hi Michael, thank you so much for the lovely review glad you had a great experience. Regards,
star-5
Life changing experience
Kenechukwu_U
, Feb 2022
Thabang was our guide and he was fantastic. He had a lot of local knowledge and was amazing. I highly recommend him. He hit it out of the park. A++++++. My wife and I had an awesome time.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hi Kene, thank you so much for the lovely review, am glad you and your wife had an awesome time with me. Hope to see you again on one of our tours. Regards,
star-5
Best tour ever!
Eric_S
, Dec 2021
This was the most memorable tour I have ever experienced. Our tour guide was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and able to answer any and all questions we had. He was also willing to show us several local areas for us to take pictures and get a better picture of life in Soweto and Johannesburg.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Eric, Thank you so much for heart warming review am glad you had an amazing time with me. We hope to have you again on one of our tours. Regards,
star-5
Friendly and knowledgeable guide - great experience
Tennielle_G
, Nov 2021
Was incredible to learn the history and impact it’s had on present day Soweto and the greater region. Stephenson was fantastic - knowledgeable and personable.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Tenniella, Thank you so much for the lovely review am glad you had a great time with Steve. We hope to have you again on one of our tours. Regards,
star-5
Highly recommended guide for Soweto
Sem_S
, Nov 2021
I had to book a tour on short notice that day and was very lucky to get a private tour with Thabang, a guide from Tsalanang tours who is local to Soweto. I rarely do reviews but here I just have to. Thabang knows his stuff as a local and was flexible in arranging the complete tour in Soweto with all the highlights according to my wishes. He explained everything very exciting and understandable. The icing on the cake was the visit to the township Elias Motsoaledi, where he knew the inhabitants and gave me tips for the right behavior. I never had the feeling that I was traveling with a tour operator, but with a friend. A very cool and at the same time highly competent guide, whom I can highly recommend to anyone who wants to experience Soweto as it really is. Thank you for this best moments during my stay in South Africa!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi Sem, Thank you so much for the lovely review am glad that you had a great time with me in Soweto. We hope to have you again on one of our tours. Regards,
star-5
Incredible experience: got a feel for 'Joburg' and Soweto in only 5 hours
Daniel_H
, Nov 2021
A missed flight in Johannesburg led to my family and I spending a full day at the airport hotel. Looking for last minute tours, MAN am I happy to have found Tsalanang Tours!! Thabang is easily the best all around guide I've had. A Soweto native and resident, he's friendly, easygoing, very knowledgeable and surpassed all of our expectations. Felt like a friend right away. This tour is fantastic because you get to see some of Johannesburg and its very contrasting neighborhoods before getting to Soweto, seeing the attractions (like the Mandela house and Hector Pieterson museum), but also different hidden areas of Soweto the big companies don't show you. The tour is perfect especially if you're trying to get a feel for Johannesburg and Soweto on a time crunch.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi Daniel, Thank you so much for such a heart warming review. Am thrilled that you had a great tour with me, it was an absolute pleasure to host you. Regards,
star-5
Terrific experience!
KEILLA_S
, Oct 2021
My guide Thabang was excellent! The tour was very informative. I had a terrific experience. Thabang was very knowledgeable, and was very accommodating with requests. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Keilla, thank you so much for the lovely review, so glad you had a great time in Soweto. Regards,

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