Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum and Soweto Guided Full-Day Tour

8 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
2 - 7
Mobile ticket


This tour will take you through the most historic places in Africa from the richest city in Africa ''the city of gold'' ''Johannesburg'' to one of the most famous townships Soweto. Johannesburg city is so full of tales to tell from the gold rush of 1886 to the dark era of Apartheid to the democratic South Africa that is rich in cultural diversity. Now the township of Soweto was once home to heroes like Nelson Mandela, Desmond tutu, Winnie Mandela, James Mpanza, Yvonne Chaka Chaka the list is endless. This township really comes alive and it's so rich in African culture and heritage.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
  • Entry/Admission - Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Mandela House

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, 11 Kotze Street, Johannesburg 2001 South Africa

This National Heritage Site reveals the ills of the Apartheid regime and embraces the new democratic South Africa at the same time. The old part of the prison was demolished to give birth to the Constitution Court that protects our democracy and human rights.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Braamfontein, Braamfontein, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng

After spending time at Constitution hill we will drive through Braamfontein and pass through the famous Nelson Mandela bridge. While we proceed into the inner part of Johannesburg city. A tour around the mining district and we get to learn more about the city of gold ''Jozi''

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: FNB Stadium, Nasrec, Johannesburg South 2147, Johannesburg South Africa

Our last stop for the Johannesburg tour before we proceed to Soweto is at FNB Stadium. Built out of the shape of an African calabash this is the biggest stadium in Africa.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Diepmeadow, 1862, South Africa

There is no way we can do a Soweto tour without taking pictures with the ''welcome to Soweto sign'' really it's a must you need people to actually believe you that you were in Soweto

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Diepkloof Park, 12257 Immink Street, Soweto, Johannesburg 1864 South Africa

As we drive through Soweto one can not help to notice the major lifestyle contrast next to a big mention you would see a really small house. This just shows that the life of Sowetens is very diverse from one's family income to another to the culture and heritage. As we drive through Diepkloof you will notice the beautiful fancy houses we have actually nicknamed this part of Soweto '' the Beverly Hills of Soweto''

Pass By: Baragwanath, Johannesburg South, 2013, South Africa

We are now passing through the biggest hospital in Africa Baragwanath hospital. Initially built as a military hospital today Baragwanath hospital is a public hospital that is funded by the South African government, it is one of the best hospitals in Africa definitely not a fancy hospital but it has some of the best specialists in the country.

Pass By: Elias Motsoaledi Street, Elias Motsoaledi St, South Africa

As we get deeper with our Soweto tour we take a quick detour to the informal settlements. The aim of our Soweto tour is to show you the good, the bad and the ugly of the township. One can call the informal settlement ''the ugly of the township''. The informal settlements are the worst living conditions in the township but so rich in love the best smiles I have seen are from the children that live in this informal settlement.

Stop At: Orlando Towers, Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa

Definitely one of the major highlights of Soweto. These 2 beautifully painted tower draws attraction to the township. It's a must that you stop by and take a picture. They also offer bungee jumping at these towers so if you are an adrenaline junkie this is your place.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Vilakazi Street, Soweto, Johannesburg 1804 South Africa

By now we have crossed over to one of the most famous streets in the world. Vilakazi Street is the only street in the world that has had 2 Noble Prize Peace Winners living in it namely Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Stop At: Mandela House, 8115 Orlando West Street, Soweto, Johannesburg 1804 South Africa

Definitely a tourist hotspot. The former home to father of the nation Nelson Mandela.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sakhumzi Restaurant, 6980 Vilakazi St, Orlando West, Soweto, 1804, South Africa

By this time you are definitely hungry. Let's enjoy African cuisine at its best !!!!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, 8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa

Another museum that portrays the horrors of the Apartheid regime. However, Hector Peterson museum remembers the school children of June 16 1976. A sad history indeed but it definitely has shaped our future lest we foget

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, 8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa

After the museum tour, you can enjoy exploring the street markets, curio shop that sells really amazing souvenirs.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note Apartheid Museum doesn’t open on Monday and Tuesday, Hector Petersen Museum doesn’t open on a Monday
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
December 2022

It was really an interesting and informative experience. She's knowledgeable about the culture of South Africa and also got show me places as a local as well. Emma was very patient and caring as I was a little bit under the weather and made me feel comfortable.

November 2022

Emma is a top draw, we had a day to do Soweto, Pretoria and Johannesburg. She hastily drafted our itinerary and what an experience we got. She’s so knowledgeable about everything corner in the township and the way she relates with everyone. Her rapport gives you what you can’t see in the pictures...

October 2022

It was a wonderful day. I've seen a lot of interesting things. But the most important was my guide Emma and her nice student, Barung. She give me a lot of information, and even tough the topics or the situation could be dramatic, it was always with fun. I loved my journey with Emma, Barung and t...

September 2022

It was amazing! Emma was a very well informed and made the tour interesting. We got a good feel of South African heritage

September 2022

This tour was amazing we started in Johannesburg city and the Constitution Hill was so sad to hear the history, Apartheid Museum is definitely a must see if you are in Johannesburg. Soweto was great the people are so warm and friendly the lunch at some local pud was so tasty.

August 2022

Joburg and Soweto were unwrapped beautifully on this tour. Emma was very accommodating and enthusiastic, explaining the significance of different aspects of Johannesburg throughout the tour. At the end of it all, I felt very informed and ready to enjoy more of my South African experience.

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