African Timeout
Soweto, City Within a City .Travel to Soweto, a sprawling metropolis, one of the most famous settlements in Africa where the history of South Africa was written on the streets, in the schools and the shebeens.

This diverse and patriotic community led the war for justice and freedom during the late 1970's.
Today Soweto is a living monument of the history of political struggle along with the hopes and aspirations of a dynamic and multicultural community facing the challenges of transformations.

Our journey begins entering Soweto at the "Bara" hospital and taxi rank.A visit to the Walter Sisulu square (Freedom square) where the freedom charter was chiseled out in the COPE conference of 1955.Get the lowdown on the different housing types as we pass the kliptown informal settlement. Regina Mundi ,an integral part of the struggle is visited.Mandela house museum and Hector Pietersen museum is our next stop in Vilikazi street Orlando West.With commentary on the way of life and the struggle history we meander through Soweto taking in everyday life.
Lunch is included and taken at one of the shebeen restaurants in the area

This tour can be augmented by choosing one of the following add ins.(additional cost)

  • Bungee jump off the Soweto twin towers. R480 pp
  • Visit a Children's Home R100 pp (donation)


Duration Total Distance Departure Times Notes
8hrs 180km 09:00 Entrance fees and lunch Included
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