Johannesburg Super Saver: Soweto Sightseeing Tour plus Johannesburg Sightseeing Tour
Start your day with a pickup from your Sandton or Rosebank hotel, then relax on the journey to Soweto. The most metropolitan township in the country, Soweto sets trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language.
Drive past two former Nobel Prize winners’ previous residence. Then, see the Hector Peterson memorial; dedicated to one of the first casualties of the Soweto uprising of June 16, 1976, when more than 500 people were killed. You'll also see the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in the world.
Hop back aboard your air-conditioned coach to begin your next tour. Gaze out at the historical buildings of downtown Johannesburg that dominate this bustling city. Your guide will point out the must-see Hillbrow Tower that juts out over the city's skyscrapers, as well as the iconic Post Office Tower.
Stop outside Africa’s tallest skyscraper, the Carlton Centre, and walk up to the 50th floor observation deck with your guide to see sweeping panoramas of the entire city. After walking around the viewing platform at your leisure, return to your coach to continue seeing the sights.
Continue on to Constitution Hill next, passing by the Supreme Court and the famous Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown, said to symbolize Mandela’s role in bridging the apartheid divide. As you drive around Constitution Hill, listen to your guide explain some of the fascinating history that this National Heritage site has witnessed throughout the years. Learn about South Africa’s turbulent past and its slow yet steady transition to democracy.
Pass the new constitutional court and the historic site of Johannesburg’s Old Fort Prison Complex, where Nelson Mandela was famously the only black prisoner to be held here. Your tour winds back through the affluent neighborhood of Houghton, passing lavish homes and leafy streets.
If time permits, enjoy a final stop at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens at Emmerentia Dam. Spend time here at leisure, wandering amid the African herb garden and strolling along the tranquil lawns.
Your tour then ends with a drop-off back at your Johannesburg hotel.
Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
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Cooling Towers on the way to Soweto
- Entrance to Liliesleaf, Regina Mundi Church, Calton Centre and Constitution Hill
- Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- All other entrances
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Coaches are not wheelchair accessible.
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Reviewed by: jeanmeadows, May 2015
Excellent . Very Knowledgeable Tour Leader, again No Water Provided
Reviewed by: Thomas Mitchell K, August 2014
Definitely worth doing. Informative and varied between the different locations. Our guide, remaining in character, was fun and educational. The tour was a real eye-opener on Mandela's life and times. Just do it!