Soweto Tour


Tour the heartbeat of the nation


Overview

Soweto is a must for those wanting to learn more about South Africa's fascinating culture and history. This tour takes you into the most famous sprawling township in Africa, home of about four million people It developed as a township for black people under Apartheid and was the site from where most of the struggle against Apartheid was fought. "Soweto" stands for South Western Township.

On this day tour, you will get to visit the original home of former Preseident Nelson Mandela, tour the famous Hector Pietersen Museum, enjoy a beer at the exciting shebeens of Soweto and much more.


Tour Highlights

  • Soweto houses the largest black bommunity - in excess of 2 million - made history and world news on 16 June 1976, with the uprising against Afrikaans as a language medium. Many lives were lost in the Struggle whilst the Apartheid government only wanted the Bantus to be educated to a restricted level.
  • Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum which bears testimony to the youth that lost their lives in the Struggle, visit Regina Mundi Church AKA Quwwn of Soweto, which bears the scars of damage done during the Freedom Struggle.
  • Visit Mandela's House, Desmond Tutu's House, Winne Mandela's House, the many Shebeens and local restaurants while you feel the new vibe in this developed suburb

Explore Soweto

Soweto has changed astronomically since its creation and the Struggle years. It is now a sprawling metropolis with several upmarket houses situated among the stretches of shacks. It's a place of contrast and intrigue so rich in culture and history that you could spend all week exploring and learning more about it.

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