Soweto Tour

           

12:45 – Depart from Emperors Palace Main Reception

Tour features: Soweto Township, Regina Mundi church, Soccer City.

You know the name. It’s a legend. SOWETO, acronym for South Western Township, is home to over 2 million people, who, despite living in crowded and chaotic conditions, have a tangible sense of community, one which ironically, the ordered, walled, elitist northern suburbs lack.

Inside Soweto, we visit the Hector Pieterson Museum, and discover the cause of the tragic riots which led to his death; we pass Mandela House and give you time to visit this fascinating little museum (own account +/- R100).

Our journey continues to Regina Mundi Church, site of many secret underground meetings of the then banned political parties. Finally, we take you past the largest stadium in Africa, Soccer City, host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup opening and final matches. This magnificent stadium, also known as ‘The Calabash’ has a seating capacity of almost 95,000.

17:00 – Return Emperors Palace Main Reception

Tour Code SOW001
Duration Half Day
Date Daily
Price R785.00 per person
Minimum 2 Adults
Vehicle Air-conditioned vehicle to suite group size.
Included Transportation, sightseeing as per itinerary, entrance fees, services of a registered English-speaking guide.
Excluded Gratuities, drinks and items of a personal nature.
Activity Level Low
Comments Soweto is unlike a suburb you’ve ever seen or been to, yet the history of struggle encapsulated here is a cornerstone of the South African story.