Johannesburg Super Saver: Soweto Sightseeing Tour plus Johannesburg Sightseeing Tour
Book this trip and save up to 14% compared to booking the tours separately
Soweto is the most metropolitan township in the country - setting trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language. Drive past two former Nobel Prize winners’ previous residence. See the Hector Peterson memorial; dedicated to one of the first casualties of the Soweto uprising of June 16, 1976, when over 500 people were killed and the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in the world.
Onboard your air-conditioned coach, pass the historical buildings of downtown Johannesburg that dominate this bustling city. Your guide will point out the must-see Hillbrown Tower that juts out over the city skyscape, 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 panoramic, sweeping views over Johannesburg. After walking around the viewing platform at leisure, hop back onboard your coach to continue seeing the sights.
Head 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, your guide will 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.
Time permitting; there will be a final stop at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens at Emmerentia Dam. You’ll enjoy some time at leisure here to explore this beautiful city park with its African herb garden and tranquil lawns.
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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: angela.stockdale.nz, May 2014
Absolutely amazing tour guide, very informative and funny. We learnt so much on this tour, well worth doing!
Reviewed by: Ken C, Australia, April 2014
We received excellent personalised service from Henni who was personable, friendly and likeable.
We received a pleasant surprise when we met him at Hilton Sandton at exactly the specified time. He advised that he was our personal guide for the day, just the 2 of us.
The trip was excellent in terms of timings and coverage. We enjoyed the Soweto visit after Liliesleaf. Yes, we had read the history but until you visit you have no real understanding. Henni added to our trip and perspective with insightful direct commentary. We found the tour of Constitution Hill personally challenging and it is hard to understand these atrocities only 40 plus years ago. We then also enjoyed the visit to the Church and its symbolism. The drive through Johannesburg and the gold Museum and then the visit to the high rise building was worthwhile.
The tour and guide were both excellent and good value. We were staying / visiting with good friends in Sandton but this tour added great detail and exposure to our visit. Can only highly recommend our guide Henni. He was first class as a guide and also in explaining and presenting a balanced view.
A very good decision even for very experienced travellers to use this guide and the tours were first class.