Guided tour

Soweto: Walking Tour with a Local Guide and Lunch

4.8 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: One Day Africa
Guided tour

Soweto: Walking Tour with a Local Guide and Lunch

Activity provider: One Day Africa

From US$ 35.02 per person

Learn the history of Soweto and experience the everyday life in the township of Soweto, the young talents and the Morden culture.

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Duration 4 hours
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Audio guide included


  • Get an authentic experience with a Sowetan native
  • Taste traditional, local cuisine.
  • Meet the locals
  • Discover the history of Soweto
  • See the house of Nelson Mandela
Full description
Discover the history of Soweto, where political icons lived during Apartheid, fighting against the regime. Explore the everyday life, meet the locals, taste local cuisine and get an authentic experience with a Sowetan native guide. Start at the Hector Pietersen Museum and hear about the Soweto uprising that transpired in 1976, which was one the turning point of Apartheid. Be introduced to the famous house of Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street, built in 1945, where he lived until he was imprisoned for 27 years. Have a conversation about Arch bishop Desmond Tutu in the famous street in Vilakazi Street. Continue through Orlando East, the first formal settlement of Soweto and Orlando Stadium, Soweto football giants, the Orlando Pirate and ride a minibus taxi to the last stop at the Orlando Towers. Listen to the many personal stories about the family's generations, how apartheid had an impact in each and everyone of them and how Soweto has changed today. Enjoy a traditional, local lunch of Kota (Local burger) or Braii (Barbecue).
  • Lunch
  • Local Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Vilakazi Espresso, opposite the Hector Pieterson Memorial.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash
  • Hand sanitizer or tissues
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • People in Soweto are already used to tours and mostly appreciate foreigners coming to experience their community.
  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 28 reviews

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Tembogo was an amazing very informative and fun guide. We were a mixed group of Irish, German and Nepalese and he catered to every nationality and person perfectly. Would highly recommend Tembogo to both solo travellers like myself or groups. Was a great way to spend a spare day in J’burg

March 28, 2023

A Day never to forget !! Soweto walking tour is an experience to do whenever you in Johannesburg I really had fun and had the best guide ever ''Tebogo'' wish you guys get to meet him you'll get the real feel of Soweto and Johannesburg as a whole !!! He has exceptional knowledge of the area and is extremely informative. I highly recommend this tour.

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August 21, 2022

Tebugo, notre guide, a été excellent tout au long du parcours. Il nous a appris énormément de choses sur l’histoire de l’Afrique du Sud et bien entendu sur Soweto. Nous avons vécu une expérience au-delà de nos attentes. Nous n’imaginons pas Soweto ainsi. Nous avons également visité la maison de Mandela (R60/personne) et les tours de Soweto. Il faut prévoir un uber pour revenir des tours jusqu’au lieu du départ où vous êtes garés (coût environ R40 pour deux/trois). Ayant réalisé la visite le matin, on a eu droit à un « kota » (sandwich local). Si vous souhaitez déguster des bières locales, il faut ajouter R45 par personne. Il faut prévoir aussi quelques rands en espèces si vous souhaitez acheter des souvenirs ou donner des pourboires. On recommande vivement cette visite. On a eu une perspective originale et réelle de Soweto.

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February 1, 2023

Product ID: 396068