Day trip

From Johannesburg: Pretoria, Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour

Day trip

From Johannesburg: Pretoria, Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour

From US$ 168.85 per person

Enjoy this full-day Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid tour that will introduce you to the history of South Africa. Visit various Soweto where the history of apartheid is rich and also the Apartheid Museum, which explains the history in detail.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Audio guide included
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Johannesburg or Sandton
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Visit Vortrekker Museum and Union Buildings in Pretoria
  • Explore the Hector Pieterson Museum and Mandela House in Soweto
  • Tour the Apartheid Museum and learn about the history of apartheid
Full description
Start your historical day tour ready to know what transpired back in those days and how it has shaped the current dynamic Rainbow nation. Head to Pretoria just over 30 kilometers from Johannesburg making your way to the first stop, the Voortrekker Museum, where you'll get to know the history of the Afrikaaners people of South Africa. Learn more about the monument and why it was built the way it is. From there, you'll drive through the beautiful town of Pretoria, also known as Tswane. Visit the Union Building, which currently houses the president of South Africa and get a splendid view of Pretoria and find a perfect place to take photos. Continue onto Soweto, where you will get to see the 1976 Youth Uprising by visiting the famous Hector Peterson Museum and also visit the house of the South African apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street. The Nelson Mandela House has been set up to reflect its original setting from the the time he left prison. Afterwards, head to the Apartheid Museum, where you will get the fine print of what actually transpired during those apartheid days and conclude your tour by passing through Johannesburg as you head back to your hotel.
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled Water
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenir
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Souvenirs and gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 34 reviews

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This tour covered some major points of interest in Pretoria as well as Soweto and Johannesburg. Our guide John was knowledgeable and we enjoyed his commentary. His presentation of parts of South Africa's history was unbiased and objective given the complex nature of this country's past during the Apartheid era. We highly recommend this tour.

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March 25, 2023

John, our guide was excellent. He really knows the history and geography of South Africa. I have already decided that I will return to spend a couple days at the Apartheid Museum. Very emotional and sobering experience. John was on time and gave detailed explanations. He said he wished he had more tourists like us. We totally enjoyed and appreciated this experience. I appreciate that he was on time and started his explanations immediately after the introductions.

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March 25, 2023

Me pareció una oportunidad estupenda de poder ver todo lo que quería en tan poco tiempo y la verdad pude ver mucho más de lo que pensaba el conductor y guía David Mahugu fue genial, Fue Puntúal me ofreció botellín de agua y unos snack, pago las entradas y la comida como correspondía, el servicio fue muy bueno iba sólo en el coche, con la ventaja de que podía ver más cosas de las que tocaban además mi ruta era con folleto y el hizo de guía perfectamente

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 103232