Political prison museum,Constitutional court and Soweto tour
We take our guests to Constitution hill to give them an opportunity to do a guided tour of the prison museum No 4, to learn about how discrimination in South Africa also affected Black-ordinary and political prisoners in jails including the late President Nelson Mandela.
We also give you an opportunity to visit and learn about our Constitutional court if not in session.
In Soweto the guide will share with you the History behind its Townships and the way of life of the people in Soweto.
You will also see and learn about different attractions in Soweto including Family units,Baragwanath hospital,Orlando Towers,Squatter camps and Hector Pieterson Memorial museum.Hector Pieterson museum show case events of the liberation struggle in 1976.The tour ends in Vilakazi street where Mandela House is situated.
We give you time to do the tour of Mandela House and to browse the flea markets
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- Pick up and drop off at your your hofel/ guest house, in a standard air conditioned vehicle
- Guided tour
- Entrance fees to Constitution Hill, and to Mandela museum House
- Entrance fee to Hector Pieterson museum.
- Items of personal interest
- Lunch and drinks.Available on own account.
Constitution Hill Human Rights PrecinctConstitution hill is the living museum that tells the story of South Africa's struggle towards democracy. It is the side of the former prison jail and military fort that bears testimony to the country's turbulent past. You do the tour of the prison museum that provides fascinating insight into South Africa's history, the sight of the Notorious Old Fort Prison complex, commonly known as NUMBER FOUR, where thousands of ordinary criminals and Political Prisoners including the late President Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Joe Slovo, Albertina Sisuli, Winnie Mandela and Fatima Meer were brutally punished before the dawn of democracy. Have an opportunity to stand inside our highest court the Costitution Court and to learn about our Costitution.
- The tour proceed to Soweto, we drive through Diepkloof Extension and pass Baragwanath hospital the biggest hospital in Southern Africa and the third biggest hospital in the world, occupying the space of 7 ha (170 acres ), a teaching hospital for Witwatersrand medical University and for all Provincial hospitals in Johannesburg. (pass by)
Orlando TowersWe stop alongside Johannesburg university Soweto campus for the better view of Orlando towers and for taking pictures. Orlando towers are one of the distinctive landmarks in the neighborhoods of Soweto. The towers were cooling towers for the coal run power station supplying electicity to Johannesburg after the second world war over 50 years. Construction started in 1935 and was only completed in 1955 due to the effects of second world war. The station was closed in 1998, and transformed into entertainment and sporting center in 2008. The towers are completely covered with brightly coloured murals. One tower depicts scenes and images from Soweto culture and the other one with corporate branding of South Africa's vodacom mobile network.
Hector Pieterson Museum and MemorialPlease note: Hector Pieterson museum is open to the public Tuesdays to Sundays Hector Peterson Memorial museum is named after Hector (Pitso) Pieterson a 12 year old boy who was the first child to be killed on the 16th June 1976 during Students’ uprisings. The memorial interprets the Memory, Legacy and History of the 1976 National students' uprisings. Since its establishment in 2002 it has developed a diverse collection of Oral testimonies, Historical documents and the Material culture of the uprisings. We do the tour of the memorial and will give you time to browse the flea market by the museum.
We give you time to sit for lunch at Sakhumzi restaurant. alternatively you can have light lunch at one of the local restaurants.( Optional ) Sakhumzi Restaurant in Vilakazi Street Soweto, is serving South African Cuisine Buffet lunch in the form of dumplings, Rice, Pap, Samp and Tripe.Other meals served include Mutton, Beef, Chicken, fish, Vegetables and Salad and desert.
Vilakazi StreetWe give you time to walk in Vilakazi Street, the Popular attraction with Historical. Significance. Vilakazi Street is the only street in the world where two Nobel Prize winners once lived. The houses of the two Nobel Prize Winners, Late President Mandela and the late Arch-Bishop Emeritus Tutu are situated in this famous street. We give you time to walk the street if you so wish and to browse the flea market situated in this street selling clothes and curios.
Mandela HouseMandela House in Vilakazi Street Soweto was built in 1945 by Johannesburg City Council .Mandela lived in this house before his life imprisonment. Nelson Mandela’s former house provides an effective, efficient and meaningful experience to all visitors, informing them of the former President Nelson Mandela's story in the context of his life as a whole, in a manner that promotes Human rights, Democracy, Reconciliation, Mutual respect and Tolerance amongst the people of South Africa.