Soweto Township Day Tour

SOWETO. It sounds like a delightful African name, but the word is actually an acronym for South Western Townships. It 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 neighbourhoods which the apartheid government had reserved for whites. Soweto’s growth was phenomenal – but unplanned. Despite government attempts to stop the influx of black workers to the cities, waves of migrant workers moved from the countryside and neighbouring countries to look for employment in the city of gold.

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, also known as the Soweto uprising, started in Soweto and spread to the rest of the country. Many of the sights on the heritage route therefore have political significance.

Soweto tour includes a visit to the informal settlement, Nelson Mandela’s house, Regina Mundi’s church, Kliptown and Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum.


Validity: January – December 2017

Availabilty: Daily

Tour 1 Person 2 – 3 people 4 people or  more  
Soweto full day with lunch (09:00 – 17:00) R3000 R1650pp R990pp Book Now  
Soweto Half Day with Lunch (09:00 – 13:00) R2500 R1350pp R850pp Book Now
Soweto Half day only (09:00 – 13:00) or (13:30 – 17:00) R2300 R1100pp R700pp Book Now
Johannesburg and Soweto Full day with lunch (08:30 – 17:00) R2650 R1500pp R950pp Book Now
Apartheid Museum and Soweto with lunch (09:00 – 17:00) available from Tuesday R3300 R1700pp R1050pp Book Now
Johannesburg, Apartheid Museum and Soweto standard tour, lunch own account (09:00 – 17:00) available from Tuesday R2750 R1400pp R880pp Book Now

 NB: Tours from Johannesburg Central and Sandton area have a R380 additional transfer fee for 1-7 passengers and other areas of Johannesburg have R 680 per group. For more than 7 passengers there is no additional transfer fee. Prices quoted in South African Rand (ZAR)