Soweto Apartheid Museum and Lunch Tour

On this full day tour your guide will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto.

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  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Itinerary
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  • Pickup available
  • Wifi available

What’s included

  • Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi
  • Transfer in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup in Johannesburg
  • Informal Settlement walk in shanty town
  • Entrance to Hector Peterson Museum and Regina Mundi Church
  • Vilakazi Street
  • View of Mandela house in Soweto
  • View Desmond Tutu House and Winnie Mandela House
  • Visit to an information settlement
  • View the Soweto cooling towers
  • View the Baragwaneth Hospital
  • Lunch at traditional Restaurant in Soweto
  • Entrance into Apartheid museum 

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Ready to experience the lively atmosphere and bustling streets of Soweto? Let’s go!

On this full day tour your guide will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto.
We affectionately refer to this as the good, the bad and the Ugly. The tour will take you deep into the township culture, so you can attain a personal experience of the diversity and rich history this part of Johannesburg has to offer.

En route to Soweto, we pass by the famous National Football Stadium City, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the Soccer World Cup 2010. From there, we enter the Diepkloof area, where the vendors are located, selling just about anything you can conjure up in your imagination.

In Orlando West we visit Vilakazi Street- drive past the Mandela House where a visit into the museum is optional as well as past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will have an opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day, an innocent little boy called Hector Pieterson gave up his life and kick-started the liberation of South Africa.

For you to truly experience the full history and heritage of this famous township, our tour will take you into the depths of the shanty towns where you get to interact with some of the locals and see how they live.
We drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end off our tour with a stop at the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Buffet meal at a local Restaurant, enjoy the delicious tastes and smells of local cuisine( starter , main course and dessert)

Apartheid museum

After Lunch we visit the world famous Apartheid museum where you will learn about the history of South Africa and the struggle of its people during the apartheid era for approximately 2 hours before returning you back to hotel around 17:00

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  • Entrance fee Nelson Mandela House Museum
  • Personal purchases 
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Ratings & Reviews

Fascinating Opportunities with a Delightful Tour Guide

   

We were very excited about our trip to Johannesburg and we booked our Soweo/Apartheid Museum Tour with MoAfrica! I have to say that we were just thrilled! It was so much more than that! We had the opportunity to go downtown and see the Carlton Hotel where my husband used to stay 30 years ago, and to go to Top of Africa as well. From there it was a grand review of the whole area, with our guide, Nick, explaining to us what we were seeing from above.... places we had already visited as well as what was yet to come! We were a small group of 6 in the morning which grew to 8 in the afternoon, but we all enjoyed each other and our guide as we proceeded through the day. We also were very impressed and pleased with our guide in Soweto!!!! When reviewing our day and looking at the booklet, "Things You Must See in Johannesburg," I was thrilled to say that we saw it all! GREAT tour! Complete, thorough and fun!

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10 September, 2019 by Peggy S Idar-Oberstein, German

Great Trip through Soweto & Apartheid Museum!

   

MoAfrika provided a great tour. They picked me up on time and were great tour guides and hosts. They also took me to the Airport following the tour. I'd highly recommend them!

10 September, 2019 by Brady P

Great Day Tour of Soweto and Museums

   

I spent a day with MoAfrika’s wonderful guide Bobo along with about 6 other tourists visiting the Soweto area and museums. The Soweto portion of the trip was excellent, starting with driving through areas that were quite a bit nicer and middle-class relative to what I expected from Soweto’s general reputation. However, we then moved onto to the Kliptown neighborhood which was an area of deep and profound poverty. Bobo transitioned out of this portion of the tour and a guide who lives in Kliptown took over (Vuzi?). Vuzi took us deep into the Kliptown neighborhood, exploring the area in a great amount of detail and intimacy that related directly to his living in that area. We actually went into a shanty of one of his relatives, which was a special experience. Afterwards, we rejoined Bobo and continued on to a restaurant for lunch which was a decent ‘braii’ style lunch. We visited the Hector Pieterson Museum, which memorializes the student movement starting in 1976 with the tragic death of this young boy and the protests that ultimately led to the end of Apartheid. We visited the street that Mandela briefly lived on and also of Bishop Tutu, which I thought was a bit touristy. Lastly, we went to the Apartheid Museum which is a must-see on any visit to Johannesburg. Overall, it was a fun, fascinating and eye-opening day which I would strongly endorse.

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10 September, 2019 by paulkH4177GU London, United Ki

Management needs to plan and organize better

   

Sights and guide were great once we got going. We were told to be ready for pick up between 9-9:30. Waited in the hotel lobby until 10. Not good planning. We had a good time in Soweto, saw all we expected to. Then came included lunch in a local restaurant. It was off the beaten track, loud loud music and packed with partners. Food was awful, noise deafening. Had we stayed in town we would have had time to walk around and shop if we wanted to. Bad planning. Show less

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10 September, 2019 by Jane K newyork

Excellent Tours of Soweto

   

Was on a tour 12/12/2017. With BOB our guide and can only say 10 out of 10 thank you very much if you ever want to see Soweto go for the best MoAfrika tours. You will not be disappointed thank you very much for Incredible time. Elmo

10 September, 2019 by steyne2017 Kempton Park, South

Wayne

   

What an awesome experience. Love it. Saw a side of this beautiful country I had never experienced and got the opportunity to jump off the Orlando towers which is something I probably never would have done if it wasn't for this tour. The tour guide was very informative and I got to learn more about the history of South Africa.

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10 September, 2019 by WayneS2774

Loved It!

   

We had a great experience with MoAfrika Tours. Sunny was our guide for this tour and gave us so much information about the history of Soweto. We were able to get tons of pictures and do a little shopping as we went from site to site. The museums were life changing and it was nice to be able to ask Sunny any questions we had about what we were learning.

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10 September, 2019 by millermichele3 Milwaukee, Wisc

Great Tour with Tholo

   

Went on the full day Soweto Museum plus Apartheid Museum tour with guide Tholo. He really is making and effort for everyone to have a good time (even tho some tour member did not speak English very well). You could tell that he is a local and knows what he is talking about. He drives careful and makes a stop whenever you want. Lunch break was also quite good since it was a traditional BBQ at Orlando towers. The whole day was very very interesting and I would do it all over again, especially after I know what I will get for my money. I can highly recommend Moafrica tours and Tholo

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10 September, 2019 by Arne Di Kanone S Weimar, Germa

Great tour and friendly guides

   

Thank you so much to Bobo and Moafrica for a fantastic day in Soweto and the Apartheid museum. The day was well organised and Bobo was very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you for making my time in Johannesburg so enjoyable.

10 September, 2019 by Wendy d Sydney, Australia

aparteid museum and soweto

   

We thought the tour was well planned and informative. Our guide was from Soweto so his insights were wonderful and then the tour that took us into the squatter section of soweto was very moving. The food on the lunch delicious!

10 September, 2019 by Judy D

A very full day

   

We had a wonderful and very informative guide, Nick, who's knowledge of Johannesburg was impressive. During the drive across town to pick up the other clients, Nick shared the history of these neighbourhoods, explaining their growth. These back stories enriched our understanding of Johannesburg, and a natural story teller, Nick made the journey interesting while at the same time demonstrating his excellent driving skills and knowledge best route to use to get from place to place. It was raining in the morning so Nick made the decision to go to the Apartheid Museum first which was a great decision as we were in and out before the crowds came. We stopped at several museums and points of interest which were well explained and anchored in both an historical and current framework. By far the most compelling part of this trip was when we went into Klipton, the district neighbourhood. Be prepared to see desperate poverty and high density living. While emotionally draining we are glad we were allowed to see this first hand. It was an excellent and thought provoking day. Nick was a huge part of its success. HIs knowledge, sense of humour, flexiblity and sincerity made us feel safe at all times and humbled by this experience.

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10 September, 2019 by Susan H Toronto, Canada

A tour that reveals a true insight to living in Soweto

   

Anyone that visits Jo-burg should go on this tour! It provides a true insight into living in Soweto. The tour guide Nick was friendly and shared his knowledge regarding the history of Soweto and what it represented.

10 September, 2019 by Hugh C

Great daytrip

   

We had a really good and informative day. Dodo was an excellent guide and the guide that took us around inside shantytown Soweto was fantastic , very engaged and had knowledge We can only recommend this company. Easy to book

10 September, 2019 by am19582016 Copenhagen Region,

An experience not to be missed

   

All four of us were amazed at all the sights and information this day-trip provided. Really worthwhile experiencing, both Johannesburg and Soweto. Would highly recommend this tour with Moafrika and Nick our wonderful guide

10 September, 2019 by evelyne994 Pretoria, South Afr

Well-organised tour of Soweto

   

This a good first introduction to Soweto. Our guide Bobo was friendly and knowledgeable and made the day fun. We were in a small group of 8 so it felt intimate. We had lunch at the Orlando towers and it was delicious and plentiful. I would recommend packing some water and snacks for this tour as lunch is the only thing included. This tour is also suitable for the elderly as there isn't much walking. One thing I do wish is for more time at the Hector Pietersen museum as 20 mins felt very rushed. Some more time at Mandela's house would also be good. The informal housing tour was good but can probably spend less time here. Pro tip - don't buy souvenirs from the guys doing the informal housing tour as prices are at least double what they are at other places on the tour. All in all, would recommend this tour. Pick up was on time and there were no hiccups.

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10 September, 2019 by DesertTraveller Johannesburg,

Brilliant day - informative and well managed

   

This was an excellent day out and very good value for money. I was staying with friends in Johannesburg and the minibus collected me from this address. Our tour guide Bobo was very knowledgeable and gave us an excellent overview of this city within a city. I felt I learnt a lot about Soweto and we visited all the major areas of this fascinating township. Bobo answered questions fully. The lunch was ok - a braii of chicken wings, steak and sausage with chakalaka, coleslaw and the traditional mealie. After lunch we visited the Apartheid museum which is an absolute must - a moving and sobering experience. The tour ended with us being returned to our hotels. i can thoroughly recommend MoAfrika tours.

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10 September, 2019 by joballengland england

Great overview of the historical and present day Soweto

   

This tour really gives exposure to the rich political history of Soweto during the apartheid era and what Soweto looks like post apartheid. In addition to the historical sites, I'm glad the tour allowed us to see Soweto upfront and close, from the poor shacks, public housing, to the middle and rich neighborhoods. I left with a deep impression of the personal sacrifices and enormous contributions of the people of Soweto to overcome apartheid and its ongoing struggles. Our guide Bobo, a resident of Soweto was excellent. My only constructive criticism would be to have more time at Nelson Mandela's home and the Apartheid Museum

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10 September, 2019 by Elizabeth O

A must!

   

If you visit Joburg without a Soweto and Apartheid museum visit, you're missing a major part of the city. Joseph was a great driver, very knowledgeable. We stopped many areas with guides for each stop. Highly recommend!

10 September, 2019 by resparks Redwood City, Califor

I had an inspiring day, I loved the people and sights of Soweto!

   

Your tour guide – Bobbo was brilliant – a true ambassador to your company and the people of South Africa. The tour was well structured and it did not feel rushed. Bobbi was very engaging and made everyone feel very welcome. It was like being at the United Nations once everyone was picked up – we had 7 different countries represented!

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10 September, 2019 by David H London, United Kingdom

Great day in Jo'burg

   

We recently did the Full-Day Soweto City/Apartheid Museum Tour while we were staying in Johannesburg. We were picked up on time (well early actually, because it was a Sunday and not much traffic around!) Our guide Tsolo was a very personable and well informed young man who told us a lot of very interesting information about Soweto and Johannesburg in general. Loved Soweto - friendly, cultural and eye-opening! Good to visit this place about which we had heard so much! We had a great lunch in Soweto and then on to the amazing Apartheid Museum. Our only negative about the whole day was that there was not enough time to fully appreciate and enjoy the Apartheid Museum - you could easily spend a whole day here! But hey - gives us a reason to return and spend more time here! Thanks so much for a great day!

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10 September, 2019 by Freolife Fremantle, Australia

awesome

   

i did this tour with the hop on hop off bus. it was soo much fun i chose to stay an extra hour and i was glad i did i had lunch in sowetto and the food was good

10 September, 2019 by tamen208 Queens Village, New Y

A moving learning experience

   

You can read all you want to about South African Apartheid and Soweto, but experiencing Soweto first hand really drives home the reality of the terrible existence that blacks were forced to endure. The tour itself was well-run and included pick-up/drop-off at our hotel near the airport and lunch

10 September, 2019 by Bill_G_Belmont Boston, Massach

Informative and moving

   

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. He described things as we drove and let us wander on our own in the museum. The Soweto tour was very good. His place chosen for lunch was tasty and ready for us. We loved the fact that he took us to our b and b when we were done.

10 September, 2019 by carlsdiner Taiyuan, China

Wow! The tour was truly amazing

   

Today I went on a tour of Soweto and the Apartheid Museum. My day started with my driver, Solo, picking me up exactly on time. Solo was very knowledgeable and helpful. He was also very open and proud of his country and Johannesburg. We went to Regina Mundi, Hector Pieterson Museum to several parts of the Soweto townships. The most moving to me was Kliptown. There was a group, Kliptown Youth Program, doing amazing things in this area. These people were also nominated as 2012 CNN heroes. Wonderful experience

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10 September, 2019 by Yasmina N Queens, New York

Ultimate Soweto tour

   

The whole tour was very interesting and exciting! Our guide was very confident and very knowledgeable! The township was nice to see, especially to witness the community spirit and the good work that happens there. Timings were very good the day shot past so quickly. I would have liked more time in the Apartheid museum. Definetely needed a camera. Only down side was some of the other people on the tour not getting back to the bus on time!

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10 September, 2019 by Trish C

Excellent service, informative, unhurried

   

Our driver arrived promptly, was very friendly helpful and informative throughout the trip. Although we had a busy agenda we never felt hurried at all. Supplement by other locals who really enhanced the experience. Well worth it

10 September, 2019 by MikeFo Brighton, United Kingdo

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour

   

Thank you for a wonderful experience on this tour. Nick and his new trainee Tab.... can't quite spell his name, were a great duo/team of knowledge on the day. A tour not to be missed, a must do whilst in Joberg. Thank you for enlightening me!! kind Regards Tanya (the one that had to sing because i was late). :-).

10 September, 2019 by shiloh45 Coolum Beach, Austral

Soweto City Tour/Apartheid Museum

   

This was a great tour to go on. Soweto was a great an interesting city. We also toured the Regina Mundi Church and the Apartheid Museum. The church and museum were very interesting and had a lot of history. It was a beautiful church. We learn from these places how a peaceful march in the name of educational reforms turned to chaos when police troops responded with a barrage of live bullets and teargas. This was a great tour. I highly recommend everyone to take the tour. Our guide was Khuliso, he was a great tour guide. I recommend him also!!!

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10 September, 2019 by DeltaZ930 Knoxville, Tennesse

   

Visitar o Museu do Apartheid é uma oportunidade única para se conhecer a história da África do Sul, e da luta contra o regime de segregação racial, liderada por Nelson Mandela. Conhecer Soweto sob diferentes perspectivas é outra experiência singular proporcionada por este tour. O belo trabalho social desenvolvido pelo projeto KYP, junto às crianças e jovens da região, merece ser reconhecido e divulgado. Nosso guia Bobo foi excelente, conduzindo a visita com muito profissionalismo, respeito e cordialidade. Como nativo de Soweto, soube compartilhar com naturalidade seus conhecimentos durante o tour. Seu trabalho merece elogios. O serviço foi pontual, realizado de acordo com o programado, e incluiu um agradável almoço em Orlando Towers

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10 September, 2019 by AndersonYu Foz do Iguacu, PR

Interessant!!

   

Indrukwekkend én interessant! Hangt wel een beetje van de gids af waar hij je naar toe brengt in Soweto. Soweto is groot en heeft een "rijk" en een "arm" deel. Apartheid museum MÓET je gezien hebben als je in Johannesburg bent!

10 September, 2019 by anna w Obdam, The Netherlands

Perfect for the Joburg tourist

   

We were very pleased with this tour. Our driver was a Soweto native, so it felt suited that he show us around. After everyone was picked up, we drove to Soweto, which stands for “South West Townships”. It’s basically a bunch of towns outside Joburg proper. Our driver explained and pointed out the different areas we’d see - we drove through an upper class black neighborhood, past a middle class neighborhood, and finally walked through a low class “shanty town” made up mostly of sheet metal shacks. In the shanty town we had a guide walking with us who was from there - he showed us around and then introduced us to the community nonprofit he works for, Supporting Hope and Leadership in Kliptown (the Shalk). It seemed like a great program and they accepted donations during our visit (though no one felt compelled or guilted into donating). We then went to the Hector Pieterson museum, where we learned about the Soweto student uprisings to protest enforcement of teaching in Afrikaans. The museum was heavy - both the amount of content and the content itself. It was a great stop but very draining. Next we went to lunch at a place called Chaf Pozi, included in the tour price. It was a very unique restaurant situated between the two Orlando Towers. It serves up traditional South African food, offers great drinks, and you could watch people bungee jumping from the towers! The food was good, though it was a lot of meat (they brought us a huge platter and some sides to share among us). Keep this in mind if you’re not a big meat eater - you probably won’t be pleased with the lunch! Last we went to the Apartheid Museum. Its location next to a theme park and across from a casino baffled me, but the museum itself was lovely. We spent about 3 full hours inside the museum and I don’t feel like I absorbed or even read half the information. It’s a lot to take in - again both due to the amount of content and how upsetting the content itself can be. I think many visits to the museum are necessary to take it all in. Overall the tour was an excellent way to spend the day, and to feel that you “did” Joburg. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting!

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10 September, 2019 by Sara T

Perfect for the Joburg tourist

   

We were very pleased with this tour. Our driver was a Soweto native, so it felt suited that he show us around. After everyone was picked up, we drove to Soweto, which stands for “South West Townships”. It’s basically a bunch of towns outside Joburg proper. Our driver explained and pointed out the different areas we’d see - we drove through an upper class black neighborhood, past a middle class neighborhood, and finally walked through a low class “shanty town” made up mostly of sheet metal shacks. In the shanty town we had a guide walking with us who was from there - he showed us around and then introduced us to the community nonprofit he works for, Supporting Hope and Leadership in Kliptown (the Shalk). It seemed like a great program and they accepted donations during our visit (though no one felt compelled or guilted into donating). We then went to the Hector Pieterson museum, where we learned about the Soweto student uprisings to protest enforcement of teaching in Afrikaans. The museum was heavy - both the amount of content and the content itself. It was a great stop but very draining. Next we went to lunch at a place called Chaf Pozi, included in the tour price. It was a very unique restaurant situated between the two Orlando Towers. It serves up traditional South African food, offers great drinks, and you could watch people bungee jumping from the towers! The food was good, though it was a lot of meat (they brought us a huge platter and some sides to share among us). Keep this in mind if you’re not a big meat eater - you probably won’t be pleased with the lunch! Last we went to the Apartheid Museum. Its location next to a theme park and across from a casino baffled me, but the museum itself was lovely. We spent about 3 full hours inside the museum and I don’t feel like I absorbed or even read half the information. It’s a lot to take in - again both due to the amount of content and how upsetting the content itself can be. I think many visits to the museum are necessary to take it all in. Overall the tour was an excellent way to spend the day, and to feel that you “did” Joburg. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting!

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10 September, 2019 by Sara T

Wonderful tour with Thabang!!

   

We had an amazing tour with our guide Thabang! He picked us all up on time from our various hotels, and then proceeded to tell us stories about how he grew up, and what his family went through as a result of apartheid. We got a full Soweto tour including the upper class, middle class and lower class neighborhoods, which was incredibly insightful and unlike what any of us expected. We also got a mini-tour by one of the Soweto residents, and learned about day-to-day life there. We also got to visit the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson Museum, both of which were such fantastic experiences. The most enjoyable part of all of this was hearing the stories from the mouth of a local, who could relate to the experiences and provide context to all of the stories he told us. Really great experience!

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10 September, 2019 by aisp264 New Orleans, Louisiana

Awesome

   

Good tour with a knowledgable guide. Soweto is a happening place - though I would recommend still heading in with a guide such as these guys. The guys did everything to keep everything on time and everyone happy - though we could have spent many more hours on Vilakazi Street - so cool!

10 September, 2019 by Kev_Alleyoop_ Sydney, Australi

Excellent and authentic

   

We have been very pleased with the full day tour, which included a visit to Soweto, lunch near Orlando towers and the apartheid museum. The guide, Nick, was very friendly and competent and answered all of our questions. Even if many tourists visit Soweto, I think that this tour still provides authentic experience, especially when visiting the informal settlement - totally "unfiltered" experience. Also, the guy who showed us the settlement (I think his name was Mo) was friendly, competent, willing to show us as much as possible and very clear in explanations. Time dedicated to the different parts of the tour is fine. Very convenient that they pick you up at the hotel. Definitely recommended!

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10 September, 2019 by 435valeriap

Well informed and excellent

   

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Solly. He is knowledgeable and thorough, and a really nice guy. Be aware that traffic in Jo’burg can be horrendous so please understand if he’s 20 mins late - or as in our case 20 mins early! Constitution Hill, the prison, the Apartheid Museum, Mandela House in Soweto - it’s all there. Recommended.

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10 September, 2019 by Edwina J High Peak

Enjoyed our tour.

   

We enjoyed our tour with Nick. The young man who toured us around the Soweto shanty town, where he lives, is a great ambassador for his community and we especially enjoyed this part of the day. Lunch was pretty good at a South African BBQ venue. There is a lot to see at the Apartheid Museum and it was very informative about the history of apartheid in South Africa.

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10 September, 2019 by aandcmurray Mainz, Germany

Very engaging and knowledgeable guide!

   

Our guide, Thabang himself was from Soweto and that gave him insider information and networks built up there. He's very knowledge about the history of South Africa, and he conveyed this knowledge in a humorous engaging way. Thumbs up to Thabang!

10 September, 2019 by AdvC Sydney, Australia

Great tour and great guide

   

The tour was great and very informative about the city of Johannesburg. Our guide Tsholo was very good clear and cool! I definately reccomend this tour and guide. You get your moneys worth

10 September, 2019 by Rach-LDN

A great day, great itinerary

   

Thank you so much for the tour guide we took mid-august with you. We loved the day, the visits and our guide who gave us great background information. I loved the entire day with a special memory for the Soweto visit, Mandela's house and Hector Pieterson's museum. Thank you for your great enthusiasm, it was contagious. A wonderful day Cecile

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10 September, 2019 by Cecile B London, United Kingdo

GREAT tour! 100% recommended

   

We did the soweto and apartheid museum tour. If you just have one day in johannesburg i would TOTALLY recommend this tour and if you are lucky and get to go with TAHBAN (our guide) you will have the best time i promise that. He took us to soweto and show us the good and the bad, we got the chance to get to know the people in there and how is their lifes (promise u this is 100% safe), then we went to have a typical lunch which was amazing! After that we finished with the museum. The great thing about Tahban is that as he is a soweto born and raise boy, we know a lot of facts about the apartheid time so its really interesting to get that info.

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10 September, 2019 by 192farias Lima, Peru

Worth our money

   

First of all, our guide, Thabang, was very professional and informative. He picked us up and all other tourists from the hotels and brought us to the sightseeing places without any problem. I highly recommend Moafrika :)

10 September, 2019 by PhrueksA R

Recommended!

   

My husband and I did a full day Soweto and Apartheid Museum tour along with lunch with MoAfrica. During the booking process, I had a few questions and they were prompt in their responses every single time. On the day of the tour, pickup was smooth and the vehicle was comfortable. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was a really informative tour. Felt the time allotted was just right - both in Soweto as well as in the museum. Last but not the least, loved the lunch - they have vegetarian options also. So overall 5 stars and highly recommend!

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10 September, 2019 by smeetab31 New Delhi, India

Informative, emotional tour

   

Bobo was our guide and was excellent. We learned so much. Our favorite was the visit to the shanty community where we were given a tour by a resident. We loved the Apartheid Museum. Overall, a must do in Johannesburg.

10 September, 2019 by katessa9 Rhode Island

NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!

   

This was an amazing experience!!! The tour was comprehensive and paced perfectly although I could have stayed at the Apartheid Museum all day very easily. The tour allows for individual exploration of the museum which was wonderful. Once we left, the tour included visits to Mr. Mandela's former residence, a look at Bishop Tutu's former home and an acknowledgement of the Soweto uprising that marked the slaughter of children by the South African government. We walked through a portion of two townships and were able to talk to some of the residents and had lunch at one of the iconic landmarks of Soweto. The tour also included a visit to a school and District Six as well. It was one of the most informative days that I spent in South Africa. The guide and van driver were great!!!

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10 September, 2019 by MasAdventure Sacramento, Calif

Outstanding tour - don't miss it!

   

Our guide,Thabang, is from Soweto, so we found his comments and insights to be particularly valuable. He is also very knowledgeable about South Africa's history, and related the important events in a memorable way, often with humor. We were able to walk around a section of one of the poorer areas with one of his friends who readily answered questions. This was much more interesting that gawking from the van windows. There were 12 of us on the tour, so the pick-ups all over town enabled us to see and learn about other parts of Johannesburg as well. We enjoyed the 'typical' lunch at one of the Soweto landmarks. Because we had an early evening flight, Thabang arranged separate transportation for us from the Apartheid Museum, leaving at 3:30 pm. We arrived at the airport at 4:30. Unfortunately, our time at the Museum was severely curtailed, but we thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the day. Don't miss it!

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10 September, 2019 by over65traveler

Enlightening and a must-do

   

Such an emotional, moving, beautiful, educational day - this tour covered everything. Bobo, our guide and a Johannesburg local, was a wealth of knowledge about the city, it's history, it's people, it's challenges and it's successes. We visited Constitution Hill and the Constitutional Court, the Top of Africa viewing, the Apartheid Museum and, not to be missed, Soweto and the Hector Pieterson Museum. In a small section of the township of Kliptown, we were guided through by a local (Gooli) and interacted with some children in The Shalk program - a delightful and heart-melting experience. Words don't do this tour justice - a must-do!

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10 September, 2019 by kdklmjcheck123 Sydney, Austral

Highlight of our stay in Joburg

   

This is a great tour. Our guide Tsholo was fun and knowledgeable. The Apartheid Museum was the highlight for us. While we took two hours to view the exhibits, we could have easily taken another couple of hours. It is well done. I also could have taken more time at the last museum of the Soweto uprising. The actual tour of Soweto was an eye opener. We had taken a similar tour in Capetown district Langa which was also moving.

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10 September, 2019 by spaultanner Ridgefield, Connec

The highlight of my stay in Johannesburg

   

The guide Thabang was just incredible… he is such an interesting and knowledgeable young man. 2 hours in the museum is far too short, specially for a French speaking person like me who speaks and read English but not very rapidly. If you could propose a guided tour of the museum that would be great. And also I would liked to have the meal in a more "typical" environment. But I can imagine that the logistic would be complicated. Apart from that it’s one of the highlight of my holidays… so thank you very much for that ! I would definitely recommend your company to my friends in Mauritius.

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10 September, 2019 by Benedicte A Mauritius

Don't miss it!

   

We spent an interesting day in Soweto and learned a lot about the history of the township and its relationship to Johannesburg. Our guide was Thabang, who showed us different parts of the township and explained everything in detail. I totally recommend this tour. Thank you, Thabang!

10 September, 2019 by Anna M

Brilliant insight into the history and development of Soweto - and the horror of apartheid

   

Having deliberated long and hard about whether visiting Soweto was socially acceptable - its residents are not "on display" for tourists - we had a fantastically informative and interesting day. We had the opportunity to interact with some of the residents, and didn't feel we had turned them into a visitor attraction in the process. Our guide, Thabang, was highly engaging, challenging and knowledgeable. Lunch, in a "locals" restaurant, provided a great opportunity for the group to get answers to questions that had occurred to us. And the Apartheid Museum is a must see.

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29 August, 2019 by ZYXWVUTS Bristol, England

Great tour!

   

Had a great day on this tour. Our guides were very knowledgeable and really engaged with everyone in the group. Being a solo traveller, this was a fantastic way to get out and see parts of Johannesburg and learn about its history without being on my own. Highly recommend Moafrika tours!

29 August, 2019 by S504ZNbarbaras

Get immersed in History while understanding the present

   

This was an amazing experience guided by an amazing tour guide. Tabong the tour guide is such a great story teller and immerses you in history while linking everything to the present. You get to see the real, unadulterated South Africa in all its bareness. This is a must see tour. We loved how the trip is arranged and the pick and drop makes everything that much easier!

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29 August, 2019 by amzytamzy - Tanzania

Very insightful day

   

This tour was a great way to learn about apartheid and the history of Soweto. Our guide, Stanley, was a wealth of information and very personable and interesting. The tour provided a lot of insight on apartheid, the events leading up to the Soweto uprising, and Soweto today. The two museums we visited, the Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto, about the 1976 uprising, and the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, were both great, eye-opening experiences as well. We were picked up promptly from our airport hotel at a pre-arranged time and dropped off with plenty of time to catch our flight out that night. Good food was provided during the lunch stop. It was a smooth and interesting day all around.

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29 August, 2019 by Jill C Monona, Wisconsin

   

Unser Guide Tsholo hat uns die Informationen in einer unterhaltsamen Art vermittelt. Pünktliche Abholung vom Hotel in Midrand und auch alles andere hat reibungslos geklappt. Zuerst dachte ich die 3 Stunden im Appartheid-Museum seien eher lang bemessen. Ich fand es aber so spannend, dass die Zeit schlussendlich fast knapp wurde. Dieses Museum ist ein „Must“ für Johannesburg Besucher! Diesen Ausflug kann ich sehr empfehlen.

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29 August, 2019 by Y1069MKpatrickm - South Africa

Wonderful Experience, strongly recommend!

   

Thanks to MoAfrika for the wonderful day in Johannesburg! I was in the city only one day with my husband and 4 friends all from Italy and we booked the tour called “Soweto, Apartheid Museum” with lunch included. Stanlay was our wonderful guide, he’s really professional, passionate and he was really kind with us answering to all our questions and curiosities regarding history, culture, habits, etc. He drove us along the city showing the most important topics of Johannesburg, then we stopped in Soweto, we had lunch together and we visited the Apartheid Museum (one of the most interesting museum that I had ever visited). We strongly recommend MoAfrika if you plan 1-2 days in Johannesburg!

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29 August, 2019 by elisa v - Italy

Strongly recommended. Experience current day Soweto whilst coming to grips with its historical significance

   

This was a fantastic and real insight into life in current day Soweto and its intersection and importance within South Africa's very recent turbulent past under the Apartheid regime. We would strongly recommend this trip, and Bobo (our guide) was great fun and full of knowledge to share at the same time. We only wish we could have stayed in both the Hector Pieterson & Apartheid Museums for longer, as well as spending more time with the community leader that we visited in Soweto

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29 August, 2019 by Jonathan T

A must do

   

Second time with Moafrika tour in Soweto and Apartheid Museum. Both times excellent experiences. Stanley a very professional, full of knowledge guide, took us in a our journey, It is a touching experience to visit Soweto, having the chance to speak with Jack, the young resident that shows you around and visiting the community kindergarten. You should not leave Johannesburg without visiting the Apartheid Mueseum and the Hector Pieterson Museum, open mind experience. Highly recommended

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29 August, 2019 by mozdiscover

Excellent Tour

   

This was a fantastic tour and I would highly recommend to anyone considering. I communicated back and forth with Linda prior to the tour for pickup logistics and she was prompt in her responses and very accommodating. Bobo and our guide even showed up a couple minutes early to pick us up. The first stop of our tour was the Apartheid Museum, where we spent a little over two hours. I highly recommend this museum and you could easily spend more than two hours there. From there, Bobo gave us a little tour of Soweto and we stopped for a delicious lunch. After lunch, a local man from Soweto gave us a brief tour of his community, which was very informative. From there, we stopped at the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum before being dropped off at our hotel. Overall the day ran very smoothly and was well worth the price.

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29 August, 2019 by cs7266 Seattle, Washington

A real connection with the history of apartheid

   

Yesterday was an eight hour fascinating history lesson, but more than that, a connection. To stand where history happened , where people lived and died and to have that history unfolded by someone who was a small child when Nelson Mandela was freed, whose parents were present at his first speech and to stand where he gave it makes it, not something known in abstraction, but real The tour of Soweto and the apartheid museum was excellent. Our guide Stanley Kubayi couldn’t have been better. It was a lot to pack into one day and the I would have liked more time in the museum- that is not a complaint, you can’t make the day longer- but Stanley prepared us so throughly that it was easy to understand and assimilate what what we saw in a relatively short time

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29 August, 2019 by myleneO_12

It was good

   

I liked so much and i recommend to anyone. The driver was on time to pick me up at hotel and the experiences in Soweto were the best. Probably, you gonna find some people from Soweto dancing or singing and if you want, better you be prepared to give tips, but they don´t ask for them. There is a fast tour inside a slum. That´s a unique experience. Maybe you can like or not, but i felt in safety.

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29 August, 2019 by Guilherme M Campinas - Brazil

Full Day Tour to Learn about Johannesburg

   

My wife and I had one day in Johannesburg, before beginning a 12day safari tour. We selected moafrica tours. During our selection Lavender was very responsive to my email. Great decision, though the tour only had 3 people, MoAfrica sent Nik who not only took us to the highlight of Soweto Apartheid museum and more, but he spent time to allow us to get a bare understanding of the history and turbulence I South Africa in our times. Thank you MoAfrica!

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29 August, 2019 by Harold7014 - Dallas, USA

Amazing experience I'll never forget!

   

This tour was absolutely fabulous! Tabong and Bobo(I hope I am spelling their names correctly) were awesome guides! They really helped you feel the beautiful of Soweto and it's people. And let my just say lunch at Chaf Pozi was incredible!!!!! This made my first time coming to South Africa an experience I'll cherish forever. Thank you so much MoAfrika Tours

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29 August, 2019 by maimoonaa2018 - New York

Insightful

   

Well organised. An interesting, eye opening and fun experience. Very knowledge guide (Tsholo was excellent). A lot to pack in to a day with the Apartheid museum shutting at 5pm. I'd recommend starting 1 hr earlier to avoid being rushed.

29 August, 2019 by 483edwardo

Great tour

   

We did the full day tour of Soweto and the Apartheid Museum with Nick. It was a great tour and we learnt a lot. We hesitated to take the lunch option and ultimately did not go for it and we did not regret as it was quite pricey (250 Rand) - the rest of the group did have lunch and it looked very little for the price. We also thought that maybe the tour was a bit overpriced since tickets to the museum are rather cheap and we did not cover a lot of km. However I do not remember seeing any other tour that would be cheaper. So overall I would definitely recommend it for a good introduction to Soweto and the Apartheid history.

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29 August, 2019 by Aimi-Asia Singapore, Singapore

Time and money well spent

   

I would recommend this day tour to everyone! We spent only one day in Johannesburg and we are really happy to have decided to take part in this guided day tour. Our guide Tsholo was really informative and more than happy to answer any questions. We managed to see the most important parts of the city and hear about important facts of the south african history in only one day. Lunch was delicious. Do not hesitate to book this tour.

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29 August, 2019 by JohnnieDr

Full day tour of Jo'burg and Soweto

   

Our guide drove three of us on a tour that focussed on the history and legacy of Nelson Mandela and Apartheid. Tour included Mandela homes, the prison where he was imprisoned, Soweto, and the Apartheid Museum. With the guide, we were able to park conveniently at each stop. Our only complaint is that the tour was advertised as including lunch at no cost, but our guide announced that lunch was not included. We were not asked to cover his meal, however.

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29 August, 2019 by Snowbird547 - Florida

Very worthwhile way to spend a day

   

Our guide, Bobo, made this trip special. He was completely willing to answer all our questions and having grown up in Soweto, very knowledgeable. We got to see more than Soweto because we were staying near the airport, so we were picked up first and got to see the approach to the hotel area of Joburg. The contrasts of wealthy and poor areas of the city was dramatic! Even in Soweto, there are dramatic differences. Bobo was willing to talk about all of it, without resentment or attitude: just, "this is the way it is here." We especially enjoyed having our lunch at Chez Alita, a home turned into a restaurant helping the community by providing employment in an area with very high unemployment. The food was excellent with lots of choices from a buffet and musical entertainment. The walking tour of Kliptown was sad. We were glad to be able to support the program which hosted us and which cares for children. The visible poverty is beyond the imagination of USers. On the other hand, we were also surprised by areas of wealth in Soweto. Even here, houses are close together with little space for privacy or gardening. However, they are well built and kept clean. We stopped near Mandela's home and there are lots of street shops there. Bring cash if you want to shop. There was time to visit the house for a small fee. The Apartheid Museum is mostly a tribute to Mandela, a timeline of his life. He is the image of South Africa that is most often projected. (There were even "statues" of him made of wire and beads in airport shops.)

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29 August, 2019 by contradancer asheville, nc

Stanley was Superb

   

We had Stanley as our tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, funny and personable. He explained things in detail and added context which gave a more clear picture. The tour provides a thorough view of Soweto- it’s progress and it’s challenges. Educated on its history as well. The Apartheid Museum is powerfully sobering. It paints a vivid unapologetic picture of the brutality and psychological cruelty of Apartheid. Highly recommended!!!

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29 August, 2019 by Erick48 - Illinois

VERY ENLIGHTENING

   

It was great to be with Mark who grew up and still lives in Soweto and to learn the history of the discrimination that took place. The visit to the shanty town was very eye opening to see the poverty people live in but they are happy. It was eye opening to see place up close that we had only heard about on the news.

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29 August, 2019 by 111philj Sarasota, Florida

Excellent

   

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and time conscious! It was hard getting everyone to adhere to time limits at each destination but he managed to have us see all that was included in our itinerary in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend to others!

29 August, 2019 by AmaraDP

Great

   

Superb! Guide is knowledgeable and friendly! i learnt a lot abt Soweto and the social problems of the country from a first person perspective! Really in depth and great experience after all!

29 August, 2019 by Millieispretty

Very nice experiance

   

Everything went as planned, no delays. The guide was very open and positive, answering all our questions.

29 August, 2019 by KaterinkaRambo

Great tour

   

Tour was excellent, highly recommended. Township walking part was a real eye opener and the Apartheid Museum could be a day tour in itself.

29 August, 2019 by DSBuster Dusseldorf, Germany

Excelente para conhecer mais sobre a cultura sul africana!

   

Fiz o passeio de dia inteiro para conhecer o Soweto e o Museu do Apartheid pois queria saber mais sobre a história do país. O Tour é a melhor forma pois o guia vai te contando fatos e histórias que sozinha eu não teria acesso. Passamos e paramos para tirar fotos no estádio da copa, na Igreja Regina Mundi (entramos e tivemos uma explicação sobre o que aconteceu na igreja), no memorial Hector Pieterson (tivemos acesso ao museu e a informações dadas por um guia sobre o massacre que ocorreu ali), na casa no Madela etc. Tivemos a oportunidade de conversar com locais, entrar em uma casa para ver como é o dia a dia das pessoas que moram na comunidade. Antes de ir ao Museu do Apartheid fizemos uma parada para almoço no restaurante que fica nas famosas torres (Orlando Towers), almoço simples, porém típico e muito saboroso. O tour começou às 10h e terminou por volta das 17:30h. Resumindo, vale a pena!

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28 August, 2019 by partiuviajarblog Ouro Preto,MG

erg interessante dag gehad met alle highlights van Johannesburg

   

omdat we graag met het gezin alleen een tour wilden hebben we een privé tour geboekt, die maar een klein beetje duurder was dan een groepstour. 's ochtends kwam onze gids Thabang ons ophalen in het hotel. eerst hebben we met de auto door het centrum van Joburg gereden waarbij Thabang ons erg veel heeft vertelt over Joburg en haar geschiedenis en de inwoners. Daarna via de Mandelebrug naar het FNB stadion en vandaar naar Soweto en de Soweto towers. vervolgens hebben we een korte rondleiding gehad in een krottenwijk van Soweto, met een erg vriendelijk gids ter plekke. Daarna naar het huis van bisschop Tutu en van Nelson Mandela en we hebben stilgestaan bij het monument van Hector Pieterson. erg indrukwekkend. Na een heerlijke braai met pap bij de Soweto towers heeft Thabang ons naar het apartheidsmuseum gebracht waar we zowel het apartheidsmuseum als het Mandela museum hebben bekeken. omdat we het het eigen gezin waren konden we zelf bepalen wat we wilden. super geregeld! Thabang is een geweldige gids die heel veel weet en veel vertelt

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28 August, 2019 by broost1990 - The Netherlands

Perfetto se si ha poco tempo

   

Se non si ha molto tempo questo tour è perfetto. Poche persone. Punti strategici delle città. Abbiamo anche fatto una visita a Soweto dove vivono realmente loro. La guida brava

28 August, 2019 by Stefano C Bologna, Italy

mejor imposible

   

Quiero agradecera MoAfrika y Anthony por haber hecho realidad mi sueño de mi primer viaje a áfrica, todo fue perfecto mucha amabilidad, nos dieron lo que nos ofrecieron y no tengo nada más que decir que gracis

28 August, 2019 by Luis Soria Galvarro

Great day tour

   

Our guide Bobo who was born and lives in Soweto was awesome, we were shown all sides of Soweto and learnt the history of the township, we visited a small lower class area where a chap called Jack showed us around and also inside his tin house. The tour also included lunch under the 2 historic water towers and a visit to Mandela’s house and the apartheid Museum. We enjoyed the tour from start to finish and would recommend to anyone.

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28 August, 2019 by Thebrou

Fast paced knowledgeable- excellent tour!

   

My mum and I arrived from Perth early morning and booked our Moafrica just before jumping on our plane. Thabang our friendly, knowledgeable your guide picked us up from our hotel right on time and or wonderful journey into Johannesburg began. Thabang's English is brilliant along with the several other languages he speaks. The tour of Soweto was amazing, he didn't spend too much time in the tourist trap of Vilakazi Street, rather he takes you deep into a township where the people have big beautiful smiles regardless of the lack of running water or electricity.... Lunch was a delicious braai where I couldn't get enough of the yummy chakalaka! After lunch we visited the two museums- the Apartheid museum is massive with so much to read- I wish we had not have been so jet lagged with our eyes hanging out of our heads as there was a lot to read. None the less what an amazing museum, just heartbreaking I would highly recommend Moafrika and Thabang- the route was a perfect way to learn about the city in a day.

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28 August, 2019 by Mellie009 Perth, Australia

Very informative

   

We arrived late last night on a delayed Qantas flight followed by next to no sleep. A full day tour was going to be a test of endurance, to say the least. Well, I am still awake and am pleased to say that our tour guide, Nick, was a perfect antidote to jetlag. His laid back but enthusiatic and informative commentary had us enthralled the whole time we were with him. From Constitution Hill, to the Carlton building (temporarily the tallest building in Africa), to the Apartheit Museum, to the Hector Pietersen Museum, to Soweto, he maintained our interest all the way. I have to say that I was a little bit uncomfortable about visiting Soweto; I worried that I would be partaking of 'poverty porn' as it has become known on TV. However, never was I made to feel like a voyeur. With Nick's insight and knowledge, we left having seen a vibrant and huge community which blew away any preconceived ideas I had. Our South African holiday started excellently. Thanks Nick and thanks MoAfrika.

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28 August, 2019 by Ultramouse - Australia

Packed fun day tour

   

I had Bobo as my guide and he was very outgoing and kept us all entertained, while being knowledgeable. It was a packed day and sadly you only have 2 hours at the Apartheid Museum - I could have spent the whole day there. You get to see lots of other sights - visit a township in Soweto, see the Towers, Hector Pietersen memorial (you don't go inside the museum however) and optional Nelson Mandala's house (as it is a museum and you pay extra to go in). Desmond Tutu's house was not really worth MoAfrika listing as a site - all you see is the outside wall with a plaque after being hassled down the street by people wanting money. Lunch under the towers was yummy local food.

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28 August, 2019 by 12ren Canberra, Australia

Great day trip

   

This was a great little tour! MoAfrika was very accommodating as my travel plans changed slightly and they were still able to pick me up from the hotel with no problems whatsoever. I can't remember our guides' names, but they were friendly and good-natured the whole tour. I mixed up my bookings and forgot that this tour included the Apartheid Museum, so I had gone the day before. When we got there, I mentioned it to the guide and he phoned around to see if I could get into Gold Reef City instead; it ended up being closed but I was very impressed with the service I received from the guide. Lunch was great - we stopped at the Soweto Gold towers if I remember correctly and had a delicious meal.

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28 August, 2019 by Danielle L Wetaskiwin, Canada

Great overview of Johannesburg

   

Did a full day tour with Bo Bo, a v pleasant tour guide and driver. I can highly recommend this trip. The apartheid museum is an excellent eye opener to the despicable treatment of blacks and coloured people in South Africa. The visit to Soweto added to complete the story. We also visited a nearby shanty town where people are still living in deplorable in humane conditions and u realise that we all have a long way to go.

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28 August, 2019 by gohawkers Melbourne, Australia

Amazing Tour!

   

I really enjoyed the Soweto tour. Our guide Nick was very helpful and informative about all the places we went to. I especially liked the Hector Pieterson memorial and museum. Lunch at Chaf Pozi was great! Fab way to spend the day.

28 August, 2019 by Explorer04626922394

Extraordinary opportunity to dive deeply into history and contemporary issues

   

I took this full-day tour because I wanted to understand apartheid and post-apartheid life in some depth. Tour leader Thaband did a great job of helping us see many facets of the issues and connect with local people. Highlights included walking through a squatter settlement with lively site guide Mo connecting us with kids in a daycare center. The Apartheid Museum capped off the day with a world-class immersive experience and profoundly moving insights. I highly recommend this tour for people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.

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28 August, 2019 by HopeAbounds - California

Great experience!!

   

It was a great experience! Our guide, Bobo, was so helpful, funny and friendly. We visited Soweto, where we could meet the real Soweto people, who welcomed us in their homes. The short visit to the Hector Pieterson museum was interesting. We recieved more time to visit the Apartheidsmuseum. On this full day tour we could taste the past and today of Johannesburg. The organisation also gives a chance for young men and woman to become guides, so that they can provide their families and make their own future!

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28 August, 2019 by ellenvanneyghem - Belgium

Great tour!

   

We took this tour as we had a day to kill in Johannesburg at the start of a school conservation trip. Our guides, Tsholo and Bobo were excellent; very knowledgable and friendly and they looked after us really well. The staff who did the booking for us were very helpful and accommodated all of our needs. Would definitely recommend.

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28 August, 2019 by spitz74 Jersey, United Kingdom

Great tour

   

Great tour of Soweto, and great opportunity to meet the people of the town. A poor area but it was eye opening to be able to understand and see their living conditions. It was great learning about the past history of South Africa and Johannesburg whilst on a tour at the Apartheid Museum.

28 August, 2019 by 515pascalp Sydney, Australia

Amazing day

   

This tour surpassed our expectations. It was our first time in South Africa. Bobo our driver came right on time at our hotel to pick us up. Then we went to pick up some additional travelers who were at their hotel. We were a very nice group we got along so well. Bobo knew what he was talking about. We had wifi in the car during the trip. When we got to Soweto we were blown away to see how it changed for the better. After our full day Bobo dropped us at our hotel, opened the door for us and wished us well. Please book MoAfrika for everything you plan on doing. PS: They have whatsapp and they answer reallly fast!

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23 August, 2019 by Marie R Port-au-Prince, Haiti

A Very Special Experience

   

MoAfrica Tours was very accommodating when I asked them to add a tour of the Apartheid Museum to the Soweto tour I’d booked some weeks ago. Our guide/driver, Fresh was knowledgeable, courteous and particularly friendly. The short walking tour of Soweto was probably the highlight of that section and we all enjoyed the visit to the childcare centre. The only criticism I have of the Apartheid Museum visit is that 2 hours is probably an hour too little as the extent of the permanent exhibition is considerable. The Museum tour is, in my humble opinion, an absolute must for visitors to Johannesburg. Thanks for an excellent day

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23 August, 2019 by 771jonathant - Sydney, AUS

Amazing Experience

   

We had the most amazing day with our tour guide Thabang. He was so informative, friendly, and funny. The whole day was wonderful- a whistle stop tour of Soweto and the Apartheid Museum. If you only have one day in Joburg like us, it is the perfect opportunity to learn lots about the history of South Africa and the lives of the people in Soweto and the country as a whole. The Soweto visit was with a local guide which was excellent. Ideally we could have spent even more time with them as they were so interesting and friendly. pickup was prompt and Lunch was delicious. The Apartheid Museum reduced me to tears. 2 hours absolutely flies by! All in all, it eaa an amazing experience and I would recommend to anyone. Thank you Thabang (Happy!) for such a great day. If I ever make it back here I would definitely come with MoAfrika tours again.

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23 August, 2019 by Ellie T - London, UK

Full day Soweto and Apartheid Museum

   

Just did the Soweto and museum tour with our driver Bobo. What an amazing day. Bobo was a wealth of knowledge and his passion for his own community was inspiring. Meeting the kids in the makeshift housing with our local guide was at times overwhelming. Makensure you do the lunch at Chaf Pozi under the famous power station towers.

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23 August, 2019 by David C

Very comprehensive.

   

Really enjoyed this tour. The apatheid museum was excellent but of course very sad. The visit to a community in Soweto was safe and humbling. Enjoyed the9 lunch.

23 August, 2019 by Annienani Hamilton-New Zealand

Informative, eye-opening experience.

   

Our tour guide Gabriel was very enthusiastic and a knowledgable man. We got to see parts of Joburg along the way to Aparteid Museum/Soweto that we hadn't had the opportunity to see during our travels. MoAfrika was very accommodating and understanding of our group's wants/needs (certain stops for pictures etc). Soweto itself was a nice experience as we got to see both the rich and the poor areas. The bonus for us was that we had booked the tour on July 18th (Mandela Day) and the Mandela House Museum was free that day. Instead of stopping at the Hector Pieterson, we did the Mandela House instead. Overall, we were happy to have booked with MoAfrika Tours. I'm not much a museum person but I was pleasantly surprised with the Apartheid Museum's collection of letters and other memorabilia. Just note that you can't take pictures inside the museum (which is unfortunate).

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23 August, 2019 by Jack_Jack_2011-Toronto,Canada

Very Well Done

   

A great tour. Small group and Informed instructor. We covered a lot of area. The group was small . Nicely paced Thanks.

23 August, 2019 by Greg0ir - Sydney, Australia

Oltre le aspettative

   

Poco avvezzi ai tour guidati, ma senz'auto e con 10 ore di attesa in aeroporto per la partenza del volo, ci affidiamo ad un tour "privato" di Soweto organizzato da Mokafrica. Abbiamo quindi conosciuto una guida simpatica ed eloquente, che ci ha accompagnato a visitare anche le zone più degradate della township. Pranzo sotto le torri di Soweto, in un locale molto originale, tanto spartano il luogo quanto buono il cibo (una sorta di grigliata mista con abbondanti contorni tipici).

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23 August, 2019 by Gusp73 - Palermo, Italy

Oltre le aspettative

   

Poco avvezzi ai tour guidati, ma senz'auto e con 10 ore di attesa in aeroporto per la partenza del volo, ci affidiamo ad un tour "privato" di Soweto organizzato da Mokafrica. Abbiamo quindi conosciuto una guida simpatica ed eloquente, che ci ha accompagnato a visitare anche le zone più degradate della township. Pranzo sotto le torri di Soweto, in un locale molto originale, tanto spartano il luogo quanto buono il cibo (una sorta di grigliata mista con abbondanti contorni tipici).

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23 August, 2019 by Gusp73 - Palermo, Italy

Great Immersion Experience

   

Sugar was a fantastic guide and extremely entertaining! The Apartheid Museum was a must on my visit to Jo’Burg although the 2 hours allotted was not enough time to truly experience and appreciate such a beautiful dedication to S.A’s history. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the Soweto community, a great yet short immersion into the lives of its sweet citizens. The children will just melt your heart. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone short on time and whom would enjoy a history of the city and country.

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23 August, 2019 by loraine ford - Houston, Texas