Day Tours

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From walking in the footsteps of South African stalwarts to exploring Soweto, there’s plenty to see and do on our various day tours.

If there’s one thing you need to know about SA, it’s that it’s a country steeped in history (some of it painful) and cultural diversity. That’s why our day tours are so worth a try. They cover several relevant sites and give you a taste of what this cosmopolitan city (and the surrounding areas) are all about.

Want to know what you’ll be experiencing when you sign up for them? Check out the itineraries below.
 

Joburg & Soweto
Tour Soweto

The Ultimate Johannesburg and Soweto Tour

We’ll start off with a walking tour of Marshalltown, where we’ll visit Satyagraha House - the house of Mohandas ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi. Then, it’s over to Houghton for a drive past the Mandela home (did you know that it’s here that Madiba spent the last days of his life?), which is still a private residence. Our next stop is in Rivonia at Liliesleaf Farm - the place that played an important role in the liberation movement.

After digesting all those historical facts, we head over to the Rosebank Art & Craft Market for a little shopping and some lunch (own expense). From there, we take a drive to the Apartheid Museum, a beacon of South African hope, showing the world that the country has come to terms with its past and is working towards a better future.

After the museum, the tour continues to the South of Soweto where we’ll get to see iconic places like FNB Stadium, the Diepkloof area with its famous ‘Matchbox’ houses and Chris Baragwanath Hospital. Next are the colourful Cooling Towers, and the tour of Soweto South ends at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown where 3000 people gathered in 1955 to adopt the Freedom Charter … something that now forms the basis of SA’s constitution.

From there, we continue to Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando West with our last stop being the vibey Vilakazi Street. It’s a famous street in Soweto and is the only street in the world to have had two Nobel Peace Prize winners as residents, namely Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. After this, we return to the hotel.

Some important info to remember would be that this is a full day tour, that starts around 07:00 and ends at 17:00.

*The tour might deviate according to traffic and time available.

Tour Soweto

Our tour starts in Soweto South. Expect to see well-known places like FNB Stadium and Chris Baragwanath Hospital. Then it's over to the colourful Cooling Towers and Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, where 3000 people gathered in 1955 to adopt the Freedom Charter … something that now forms the basis of SA’s constitution. We'll also pass the Hector Pieterson Museum and then travel to the vibey Vilakazi Street.

From there, we'll head over to the Apartheid Museum. Created by a team of curators, filmmakers, historians, and designers to include film footage, photographs, text panels, and artefacts, the Apartheid Museum is a must-visit for everyone wanting to learn more about South Africa’s difficult past. The museum has a series of 22 separate exhibition areas that’ll take you through significant events from those times.

You'll get one and a half to two hours to discover the history on your own - this gives you the chance to focus on the aspects of the exhibition that interest you the most. Remember, there is also an audio guide available. Just so you know, there’s a permanent exhibition as well as temporary ones so make sure you have enough time to see those. If you’d like to grab a cup of something hot and strong, and perhaps some reading material, there is also a coffee shop and a bookshop. The Soweto tour starts at around 12:30 and ends at 17:00.

*The tour might deviate according to traffic and time available.