Soweto half day tour including Mandela House
Post 1994 Democratic Elections,Soweto has become the place frienship,Vibrancy and diversity.
You will experience how some communities in Soweto are still in need of development and poverty alleviation and how some communities have turned into smart affluent Suburbs.
This tour gives you insight about Soweto’s different faces.
Our guided tour will take you through Diepkloof Extension,hostels, Baragwamath hospital and Orlando Towers on our way to Hector Pieterson Museum.At Hector Pieterson museum you learn about Soweto student Uprisings in 1976 and the struggle against inequalities in South Africa.
The tour proceed to the popular tourist attraction Vilakazi street where Mandela house is situated.
We give you an opportunity to do the tour of this house in order to learn more about the statesman.
The flea market in Vilakazi street has African clothing,Artefacts and Curios guests can browse.
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- Pick up and drop off at your address in a standard air conditioned vehicle
- Guided tour
- Entrance to Mandela house
- Items of personal interest
- Entrance to Hector Pieterson museum.Entrance is optional.The museum is closed on Mondays.
- Lunch and drinks are available on own account at one of the local restaurants
Orlando TowersThe guided tour will take you through Diepkloof Extension; we stop to view and to share information about the family units project at Diepkloof hostels. We pass Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital the third largest hospital in the world after the two largest hospitals in China. We stop at Orlando towers the distinctive landmark in the neighborhoods of Soweto. The towers were cooling towers for the coal run power station supplying electricity to Johannesburg after the second world war over 50 years.The station was closed in 1998, and transformed into entertainment and business 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 has corporate branding of South Africa's vodacom mobile network.
Hector Pieterson MemorialHector Pieterson memorial and museum depicts events of the 1976 Soweto Students' Uprisings and the struggle for democracy in South Africa. It interprets the memory,legacy,and history of the 1976 students' uprisings. We give you time to browse the flea market selling curios, beaded work, and African clothing at Hector Pieterson and at Mandela house incase there is a need.
Vilakazi StreetVilakazi street is the the popular attraction in Soweto for both locals and International guests. The houses of the two Nobel Prize winners former President Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Tutu are situated in this street. We give you time to walk the street and to browse the flea market and shops selling curios,beaded work and African clothing. Sakhumzi restuarant is situated in this street close to Mandela Museum house. The restaurant is serving South African Cuisine Buffet lunch in the form of dumplings, rice,mealie porridge (pap), Samp and sour Sorghum porridge. Other meals served include , Beef stew, Chicken,Sausages( boerewors )Vegetables, Salads and desert.Lunch is optional.
Mandela HouseWe visit Mandela house in Vilakazi street. Mandela lived in this house with his family before his life imprisonment. 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 and International community.