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Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

4.8 (33)
Johannesburg, ZA

Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

4.8 (33)
Johannesburg, ZA
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Discover the true history of South Africa's apartheid era with this captivating Johannesburg, Soweto, and Apartheid Museum guided day tour. Let the top tour guides take you on a journey through the scars and significance of apartheid. Begin with a visit to the Constitutional Hill Human Rights Precinct, where you'll explore the impact it had on apartheid. Then, drive through the streets of Johannesburg, passing famous landmarks and witnessing daily life in South Africa. At the Apartheid Museum, delve into the significance of this historical site before heading to Soweto, where you'll learn about the deep history of the Orlando Towers and drive through the streets, coming face to face with the scars of apartheid. Finally, visit Vilakazi Street, home to Mandela House and Desmond Tutu's House. Don't miss this incredible history-filled tour.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 7 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Apartheid History Journey with top tour guides
  • Thrilling 2-hour experience at the Apartheid Museum
  • Exploring Soweto's famous landmarks of Apartheid history
  • Visiting Vilakazi Street with Mandela and Tutu houses
  • Learning about the deep history of Orlando Towers
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance Fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

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More about this experience


Experience the rich history and captivating stories of Johannesburg, Soweto, and the Apartheid Museum with our guided day tour. Let us take you on an Apartheid History Journey like no other, led by our knowledgeable and passionate tour guides. Immerse yourself in the real history of South Africa, starting with a visit to Constitutional Hill, a famous prison that played a significant role during the Apartheid era.

What to expect?

With our Johannesburg, Soweto, and Apartheid Museum tour, you can anticipate a comprehensive exploration of the key landmarks and sites that shaped the Apartheid history. This 420-minute tour will take you on a journey through time, showcasing the struggles and triumphs of the past. Gain deep insights into the impact of Apartheid as you visit the Apartheid Museum, where the scars of this dark period come to life. Explore Soweto, driving through its streets and passing by iconic landmarks that hold great historical significance.

Who is this for?

This tour is for anyone with a thirst for knowledge and a desire to understand the Apartheid era. It is a must for history enthusiasts, culture lovers, and those who want to delve into the complexities of South Africa's past. Whether you're a solo traveler, a group of friends, or a family, this tour welcomes all who seek a deeper understanding of the country's history.

Why book this?

Embark on this captivating journey to truly comprehend the history that shaped South Africa. Our expert guides will paint a vivid picture of the Apartheid era, taking you through key locations and sharing stories that will leave an indelible impression. The tour offers a unique opportunity to stand where Nelson Mandela once lived, visit the renowned Apartheid Museum, and witness the Apartheid scars in Soweto. Let the past come alive and gain a profound appreciation for the resilience and strength of the South African people.

Good to know

During this tour, you will have the chance to not only visit the Apartheid Museum but also explore Constitutional Hill, Vilakazi Street, and other significant sites. The tour duration is 420 minutes, ensuring you have ample time to absorb the history and immerse yourself in the culture. Please note that this tour includes pass-by visits to some locations, allowing you to experience the sheer magnitude and impact of Apartheid from a unique perspective.


Guests who have experienced our Johannesburg, Soweto, and Apartheid Museum tour have been deeply moved by the rich history and powerful narratives shared by our guides. They have praised the immersive experience, highlighting the importance of understanding the country's past to appreciate its progress. Many have described the tour as eye-opening, educational, and emotionally impactful. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this extraordinary journey into South Africa's Apartheid history.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

We start our history tour by visiting these famous Prison in Johannesburg. We will do a 1 hour Tour in these Prison and get to learn the Impact it has on Apartheid

Admission Included

African icon

(Pass by)

We pass by these famous Taxi Rank and witness how South Africa Public use public Transportation on daily basis


(Pass by)

We will pass by these Newtown where one of the days there is a famous Market

Apartheid Museum

Out Second Museum will be Apartheid Museum which is located in the outskirts of Johannesburg and get to learn the significance of these Museum with Apartheid

Admission Included

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

(Pass by)

We will also pass by these hospital and get to learn the importance of the same in South Africa

Orlando Towers

(Pass by)

The famous Towers in Soweto where we will get to learn about the deep history of these towers


(Pass by)

We will also drive on the streets of Soweto where we will come to face to face with Apartheid Scars

Vilakazi Street

We will visit these famous Street where Nelson Mandela House is Located

Admission Included

Mandela House

We will also get a chance to do a 30 Minutes on these famous house where he once lived. The House is located in Vilakazi Street

Admission Included



4.8 (33)

Melanie E

Very interesting to visit the prison and Soweto. The trip through the city of Johannesburg was a bit tenuous and could have been skipped.


The tour was great, very informative. We started with the Constitution Hill and proceeded to the Apartheid Museum, Soweto and Mandela's house. The gui (Nic) was very nice and friendly and definitely ran the extra mile to make it a great tour. Thanks for everything!


Great tour experience ask for Robert the vehicle was new and great information about the country. Would go again!


Probably the best drivers and tour guides I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. It was such an intense visit but it was great having knowledgeable walking us through the museum and answering questions IRL.


Well organised. Superb guide. We felt safe the whole time. Everything was explained to us. Soweto was amazing being on the street where Mandela / Desmond Tutu lived. Apartheid museum was so educational. I would highly Reccomemd this tour. We went to Robben Islsnd later in trip and it was a massive disappointment by comparison.


Excellent tour of Johannesburg and Soweto with a very knowledgeable guide, Nic. Constitution Hill and the prison were a real eye-opener for past and current events. The Apartheid museum was exceptionally well done. Highly recommended.

deb s

We thoroughly enjoyed this day tour as a well rounded view of this area. Nic, our guide, was knowledgeable and very pleasant answering our many questions. Very well paced and well planned and we highly recommend this tour.


Emmah was the bestttt tour guide hands down!! She was very kind, patient, friendly and knowledgeable. Such an informative tour of Soweto, Apartheid and both past & present of South Africa. I would definitely recommend this tour and guide to fellow travelers. Emmah made us feel very welcome and at ease as if we knew her for years!


All round excellent day with Emma. Various museums and Soweto visited. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Emma was a real live wire and very knowledgeable and the day flew by. Lovely experience


This was a fantastic tour, I would highly recommend it. Pick up by Emma was timely and she was very knowledgeable. The history, culture and overall experience was amazing. A great day was had.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-17 08:56