SOWETO, JOHANNESBURG AND APARTHEID MUSEUM (Full day 9-10hrs)
Hours allocated include travelling time.
Our tours are conducted by professional tour guides. In Soweto, the guided tour will take you through key tourist attractions. We do the tour of Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum. The tour proceeds to the Popular Vilakazi Street where Mandela House is situated.
Post the 1994 Democratic Election, Soweto has become a place of vibrancy, friendship and contrast.
Soweto is the melting pot of South African Urban Culture and history. It is the must-see for tourists who are looking to see more than the big 5.
In Johannesburg we do the tour of the Constitution Hill where the South African Constitutional Court is situated.
Constitution Hill is the sight of the Notorious Old Fort Prison complex, commonly known as NUMBER FOUR, where thousands of ordinary criminals and political prisoners were brutally punished before the dawn of Democracy in 1994.
Most of South Africa's leading political activists, including Mahatma Ghandi and Nelson Mandela were detained here. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here before his Rivonia Trial in 1964.
Constitution Hill is the new home of the Constitutional Court. From Constitution Hill we pass Mandela bridge and see key buildings down town Johannesburg.
The array of shops and bustling crowds in Johannesburg make it a great place to feel the vibe of the city.
At Apartheid museum you do the tour of a series of 22 individual exhibitions (a dramatic emotional journey of racial discrimination) and Mandela’s exhibition. Narratives are presented through a dramatic visual wall display, supported by film displays of original artefacts.
Mandela's exhibition examines his undoubted Strengths and Greatness, but does not shy away from his Weaknesses too. A tour to Apartheid museum is a must for any visitor, who wants to understand the history of Apartheid.
The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.
Narratives are presented through a visual wall display, supported by film displays of original artefacts.
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Pick up times: Daily at 8:00am
Soweto Tour Details
Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum
Hector Peterson Memorial museum is named after Hector (Pitso) Pieterson a 12 year old boy who was the first child to be killed on the 16th June 1976 during Students’ uprisings. The memorial interprets the Memory, Legacy and History of the 1976 National uprisings. Since its establishment in 2002 it has developed a diverse collection of Oral testimonies, Historical documents and the Material culture of the uprisings. Flea markets selling curios, beaded work, African clothing and many more are available in Vilakazi Street and at Hector Peterson Museum.
We visit Vilakazi Street, a popular attraction with the Historical. Significance.Vilakazi Street is the only street in the world where two Nobel Prize winners once lived. The houses of the two Nobel Prize Winners: Late President Mandela and Arch-Bishop Emeritus Tutu are situated in this famous street.
Mandela Museum HouseMandela House in Vilakazi Street Soweto was built in 1945 by Johannesburg City Council .Mandela lived in this house before his life imprisonment. Nelson 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.