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Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Visiting South Africa's most famous township can be tricky to do independently. But this half-day tour of Soweto lets you explore with a guide who was born and raised there. You'll hear personal insights into the culture of the township and learn about Soweto's vibrant modern personality.
  • Visit Soweto with a guide from there: Get an insider's perspective
  • See the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Johannesburg hotel
  • Meet the residents and get insight into life in Soweto
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Local guide
Hotel drop-off
Hotel pickup
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Drinks
Food and drinks
Gratuities
  • Sasby Hotel , 80 Polly Beitbridge, Johannesburg South Africa
  • The Reef Hotel , 58 Anderson Street Marshalltown, Johannesburg 2017 South Africa
  • Businessburg Hotel , 288 Lilian Ngoyi Street, Johannesburg 2001 South Africa
  • Sunningdales Hotel , 73 Joubert Street Birnam, Sandton 2001 South Africa
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport , Johannesburg South Africa
  • Please note that pick up times will vary depending on your pick up location.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • OPERATED BY MoAfrika 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.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Tour of Soweto 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
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour.

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    • "Do remember to bring some sweets for the kids, seeing how much they enjoy them is a real highlight." See review
    • "I had an excellent driver/guide who made everyone feel at ease and comfortable with each other although we were strangers." See review

    Reviews

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    star-5
    An eye-opener
    Geoff_H
    , May 2022
    There are certain aspects of South Africa that are not well-known nor as common-knowledge as one might expect - especially for citizens. This tour, even though it was only half a day long, showed a new aspect to the country and shed more light on the current political situation and disparity of the nation.
    star-5
    Great
    Melanie_W
    , Apr 2022
    Khutso was very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable even though it was raining the whole time. Definitely recommend this tour to get a good understanding of the life in Soweto.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Good Day Melanie, Thank you for joining us on our Soweto tour, we do pride ourselves in offering the best tours in Soweto, no matter the weather. Hope to see you soon.
    star-5
    Wonderful experience
    Justina_D
    , Apr 2022
    I dreamt of visiting Soweto for a long time. U finally got the opportunity to visit. Everything was wonderfull from the begining to the end. The Regina Mundi church was the best with the explanations and the drawings. Godwill/Goodwill was the best tour guide.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Good Day Justina, Thank you for your review, are are glad that you had an amazing time on our Soweto tour and we are lookign forward to having you back on tour with us and Goodwill in the near future
    star-5
    Soweto Inside
    Kennita_A
    , Apr 2022
    The entire trip was eye opening and enlightening. Our tour guide Tumi was incredible with his history of Soweto and of South Africa. He gave us such an in-depth look into Soweto and engaged in further discussions on the current impacts of the people living in Soweto. Our guide offered a unique personal touch that really enhanced the experience.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Hi there, Thank you for joining us on our Soweto tour and we are glad that you had an enlightening experience and enjoyed every minute of it. See you soon back in South Africa
    star-5
    Interesting experience
    Peri
    , Apr 2022
    Thabang was super friendly and knowledagble. I was also glad to hear that some of the proceeds from tourists go to the community in Soweto and this was evident from the tour.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Hi there Peri, Thank you for booking our Soweto tour. Thabang is our top guide and we are lucky to have him apart of our team. You are correct in stating that every guest who books with Moafrika tours, assists us in donating R50.00 per person on tour to the community. We are all doing our little but to assist everyone. Hope to have you back on tour with us.
    star-5
    Amazing experience and introduction to Soweto
    Joey_K
    , Apr 2022
    I had a great time on this tour, and Thabang was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable of the area and was able to answer any questions from the group. One of my favorite experiences was visiting the poor community in the township. It was amazing to get to meet some of the people who live there, and not once did we feel unsafe while there. I would highly recommend this tour.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Hi there Joey, Thank you for reviewing our Soweto tour. Thabang loved having you on tour and we are glad that we lived up to your expectations. The community is one of the highlights of our tour and for every guest that books with Moafrika Tours, we supply the community with R50.00 We hope to see you back on tour with us in the near future.
    star-5
    Great experience
    Henry_S
    , Mar 2022
    Pick-up in Sandton was exactly on time and the guide (Dumi) was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable about Soweto and everything else we asked about, he took us to lots of different places (the obvious as well as the less obvious ones), was happy to make the extra stop for special requests. He was very professional and seemed to really like being a tour guide and was focused on making this a perfect trip for our small group. Thank you!!
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Good Day Henry, Thank you for joining us on our Soweto tour, we are glad that you had a great time with Tumi. All of our guides go out of their way to make sure that all of the guests enjoy their time in Soweto. We do pride ourselves in offering the most professional tours in Johannesburg, The Kruger Park, and other locations. Hope to see you soon.
    star-4
    Great tour! Very educational!
    Jami_R
    , Mar 2022
    Thabang was a great guide! He was very knowledgeable about Soweto because he grew up there. Walking in the informal settlements was very impactful for our family. The time went fast. The Hector Pieterson museum was well done and educational.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Hi there Jami Thank you for joining Thabang on our Soweto half-day tour and we are glad that we offered you an AWESOME tour. Thabang is an amazing guide and we are lucky to have him as part of our knowledgeable team. Yes, the Hector Museum is amazing and well laid out, giving all travelers a full insight into Soweto / the uprising and all the events that happened in the historic township. Hope to see you back on tour with us soon Travel safely.
    star-5
    Great to explore with a...
    Grace_L
    , Mar 2022
    Great to explore with a knowledgable guide. Not somewhere I would go on my own. Tour on time too. Thank you
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Hi there Grace, Thank you for the awesome review on our Soweto half-day tour, we are glad that you enjoyed it. We do pride ourselves at Moafrika tours on offering the best on-time services. See you soon and back on tour with us.
    star-5
    Should be mandatory
    Christer_L
    , Mar 2022
    This tour should be mandatory for anyone visiting johannesburg. Its a emotional journey trough struggel and hard times but also through hope ang great successes. Albert, the guide was great and where explaning the history and the whats happening in the area. After i felt more lika I had been on 3-4 different tours, not just one.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Hi there Chris, Thank you for the AWESOME review of our Soweto tour. All of our guides take pride in offering the best tours in Johannesburg and Southern Africa. They have a passion for showing guests the wonderful sites we have to offer. Amazing title of saying our Soweto should be Mandatorty for all travelers. it is greatly appreciated. Travel safely

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