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Sibusiso is a very charming pleasant and knowledgable man who arranged a tour with highlights to our requests. He could answer every question we had ... MoreReview for Sibusiso Mhlanga, Tour guide in Soweto, South Africa
I found Ephraim to be a caring and genuine guide who taught my guests some amazing things. He was very knowledgeable and informative and accommodated ... MoreReview for Ephraim Ledwaba, Tour guide in Soweto, South Africa
We went to Pilanesberg National Park and it was a great trip. Lesiba knew the park very well and made sure I was going to see the Big Five. It was ... MoreReview for Lesiba Fothane, Tour guide in Soweto, South Africa
Jutting out from the southwestern edge of Johannesburg, the tin-roof houses and winding dusty lanes of Soweto’s various districts sprawl their way across the South African landscape. Since emerging as one of the focal points of opposition to apartheid in the 80s and the cradle of the Soweto Uprising in 1976, the site has been a fascinating reminder of this country’s visceral, recent history.
Consequently, a great many tourists out of Johannesburg visit the South Western Township, most taking one of the popular accredited tours of the area by jeep or minibus. Others head into town independently, taking the Jo’burg city rail to Vilakazi Street, that is home to many of its major sights, from the old homes of Desmond Tutu and Madiba, to the fantastic Mandela Family Museum.
There is then the “must do” visit to the Hector Pietersen Museum, which details the political upheaval that struck the area throughout apartheid and honours those who died in the Soweto Uprising. Soweto tour guides also recommend that visitors take some time to wander the streets and imbibe its sights and smells, enjoy the famous walls of artistic murals as well as soak in the earthy character of a traditional shebeen tavern.