Hours allocated above include travelling times.
At the Apartheid Museum you do the tour of a series of 22 individual exhibitions (A dramatic emotional journey of racial discrimination) and Mandela’s exhibition. We combine Soweto and Apartheid museum to learn more about the way of life, Political struggle and inequalities in South Africa before Democracy. At the Apartheid Museum you do the tour of a series of 22 individual exhibitions (A dramatic emotional journey of racial discrimination) and Mandela’s exhibition.
Pick up times: Daily, 9h30 week days, 9h00 weekends and Public holidays
Minimum: 1 Person
Package rates inclusions:
Chaf Pozi Restaurant
Sakhumzi Restaurant Buffet Lunch
Soweto Tour Details
Soweto has rich History of the liberation struggle in South Arica. Hector Peterson museum has a lot of information and audio visual aids depicting the rich history. 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. The first houses in Soweto, were built in 1930 at the Townships called Klipspruit and Orlando, South West of Johannesburg. From 1930 until 1960 more than 80 000 houses were built in Soweto. Johannesburg City Council adopted the Collective name: SOWETO for all the Townships South West of Johannesburg. You will have the opportunity to see the various parts of Soweto, how some communities are still in need of development and Poverty alleviation and how some areas have turned into "small affluent suburbs. This tour gives you insight about Soweto's many different faces.
Hector Peterson Museum
Hector Peterson Memorial museum is named after Hector (Pitso) Peterson a 13 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 Since its establishment in 2002 it has developed a diverse collection of Oral testimonies, Historical documents and the Material culture of the uprisings.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.
Vilakazi Street is the popular tourist attraction with Historical Significance. 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.
Apartheid Museum Details
Apartheid Museum is acknowledged as a Pre-eminent Museum in the World dealing with the Apartheid story in South Africa. It illustrates the Apartheid history and Post- Apartheid era of South Africa.
Nelson Mandela's exhibition is currently on at the Apartheid Museum. Mandela's exhibition examines his undoubted Strengths and Greatness, but does not shy away from his Weaknesses too. Mandela's extra-ordinary life is explored through seven themes: CHARACTER, COMRATE, LEADER, PENSIONER, NEGOTIATOR and STATESMAN. Narratives are presented through dramatically visual wall display, supported by film displays of original artefacts. A tour to the apartheid museum is a must for any visitor, who wants to understand the history of Apartheid.
The Pillars of the Constitution
South Africa’s new democratic constitution contains guarantees of Equality, more extensive than anywhere else in the world. At its heart are seven fundamental values, which are represented by Pillars in the first courtyard visitor’s encounter on arrival at the museum: democracy, Equality, reconciliation, diversity, responsibility, respect and freedom.