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Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria.
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Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria.

By Virgio Tours
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Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide Local guide Hotel drop-off Hotel pickup
  • water
  • entrance fee to Museums
  • professional guide
  • round up transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial
What's not included
  • Gratitudes
  • Soviniar (available for purchase)


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    Pickup details
    • Hotels private homes
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 117191P51

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria.?
        How much is Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria.?
        Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria. price starts from R 1 779,68. Discover and book Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria. on Tripadvisor
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        Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria. cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria. on Tripadvisor
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        Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria. is hosted by Virgio Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Virgio Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Soweto Tour 5 hours approximately from Johannesburg or Pretoria. on Tripadvisor

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          Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
          On this half day tour in Soweto, your guide, who was born and raised in Soweto, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto. The Soweto tour will take you deep into the township culture, so you can enjoy a personal experience of how vibrant and lively this part of Johannesburg really is. On our way to Soweto we pass by the National Football Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010. We enter the Diepkloof area, where we will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything. In Orlando West we visit Vilakazi Street- drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela and past the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will have an opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day an innocent little boy called Hector Pieterson gave up his life and kick-started the liberation of South Africa. During this Soweto tour we will pass by the Mandela House. A visit into the museum is optional. We continue our Soweto tour driving into one of the shanty towns where you get to interact with some of the locals. We drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and end our tour with a stop at the largest hospital in the world: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
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        • Virgio Tours
          103
          South Africa
          Joined in November 2018
        • MichaelinWaldorf
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour
          Five Star Tour! The tour was very thorough and the tour guide, MK, was fun, high energy, accommodating, patient, and highly informative. We got the "real" tour of Johannesburg and Soweto.
          Written 9 March 2024
        • marieroper2014
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best safari drive
          The guide was very knowledgeable the entire safari drive was awesome. The animals were all out on display
          Written 5 March 2024
        • joyc150
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Please don’t miss this one
          It was a fascinating experience to understand the work of the research centre and that the animals are released into the wild to start their own families. It was amazing to see the cheetahs at so close proximity - their beauty is sublime. The staff are very brave in the way they get so close to wild animals and it was a huge privilege to be in their midst. An amazing experience.
          Written 16 February 2024
        • Eric T
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing
          The tour is wonderful and the tour guide is amazing. We had saw what we want as Big 5 and the hotel is very good. We are highly recommended
          Written 10 February 2024
        • chrissG3169RW
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good, inexpensive, enjoyable, easy way to see the Cradle of Humankind
          Excellent tour. All very simple and no frills, with a great price to match. We had a good car and careful driver who was helpful and informative. The focus of the tour, the Cradle of Humankind, was well worth seeing. We were very happy with what we got and the price we got it for.
          Written 8 February 2024
        • edgareli
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great experience to Kruger
          It was an wonderful journey with the best views, an amazing hotel and a great guide, thank you MK..!!! We loved all the animals.
          Written 30 January 2024
        • Robert W
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience with MK
          Really fun especially the local culinary hot spot Kwai Mai Mai (spelling?). MK was really flexible tailoring our experience to what we wanted. 5 stars!
          Written 16 January 2024
        • 264archien
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Do not use TripAdvisor!
          TripAdvisor did not inform us that the caves were closed but still charged us a lot of money which is a disgrace! TripAdvisor said the tour will be an average of 6 hours long which includes visiting Maropeng and Sterkfontein caves but it was only 2 hours long since the caves are closed for a long time now. The tour guide and Virgio tours was excellent, they were the ones that informed us about all the changes when they picked us up and they tried to make the short trip worthwhile. We learn from our mistakes and I will inform everyone I know to never use TripAdvisor again and just go straight to Virgio tours. TripAdvisor is deceiving you with the wrong information. In TripAdvisor’s review fraud it states: “Any attempts to mislead, influence or impersonate a traveler is considered fraudulent, and is subject to penalties. This may include but is not limited to: Attempts by an owner or agent of a property to boost the reputation of a business” Yet TripAdvisor misleads the customers with information to ensure a booking through them. very disappointed, incorrect and clearly outdated information on TripAdvisor’s site.
          Written 11 November 2023
        • monchogp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          3 days remarkable safari with virgio tours
          We were picked up on selected location of us, we traveled to kruger park via long travel route. Hotel were well organized the safari we saw 4 of big 5. On the last day we went to panarom route ,mk made our day with virgio tours. All went well atbthe end we are happy .we recommend virgio tours
          Written 14 October 2023
        • Ronald C
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Horrible
          Driver was arrogant. Expected a tip. Kept complaining out how he doesn’t get ripped by “black people”. Didn’t care how we reviewed him “give me a low rating it’s fine” Twas also more like a quiz than a tour. Save your money. Also for $400 you’d expect a van/4x4 for a private safari drive. NOPE. You get a broken down corolla to drive around gravel in. A joke
          Written 5 October 2023
        • fma888
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Bad experience, cancelled tour half hour before begins
          Very bad experience. Virgio Tours cancelled the tour only half an hour before the tour begins. My reservation was accepted and confirmed a day before the cancellation. I was sitting in the hotel lobby, wasted over an hour before finding out.
          Written 4 October 2023
        • Kerryn C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Really beautiful
          Oh my gosh. What a fabulous overnight and tour. We stayed in the tents, Lydia cooked a wonderful meal for us, a beer by the fire- joyous! They have just revamped the whole lodge, it's right next to the Anne vanDyk park for the cheetah tours, the tent area is fabulous and the lodge is really welcoming. We'll be back!
          Written 28 July 2023
        • 766advicem
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Educational fun on wheels
          Mk, he is very fun with knowledge and educational experience that we have learned during the your! Visited Nelson Mandela museum ,distillery and the tower
          Written 2 July 2023
        • monchogp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          life experiences
          We had fun with mk in this 3 days safari amd i recommends this to anyone. The morning safari on the following day was well done and on the return we used the panaroma route.
          Written 2 July 2023
        • Makhera
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun escarpment and view
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        LauraLowell
        Vallecito, CA11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Couples
        MK was wonderful. Great tour. Vivid descriptions. Lots of behind the scenes stories and history we wouldn’t have otherwise known about. Definitely recommend!!
        Written 10 April 2024
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        Thank you.
        Written 11 April 2024
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        felicia m
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Friends
        Very informed tours, have booked 3 tours for my clients with this company for the same tour. I would like to say never got disappointed at all

        All was done as requested (private tour), my guest are so happy and gained historic knowledge of Soweto.
        Written 18 September 2023
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        Thank you
        Written 19 September 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Elisabeth T
        1 contribution
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Business
        I booked this tour the same morning for departure from my hotel at 12:30 p.m. the same day. I received immediate confirmation of the reservation and was charged the entire amount. The driver never showed up, my hotel there contacted the tour operator who told us that it was canceled due to a late reservation. And Tripadvisor offers a partial refund that doesn't even cover half of the service! It's a scam!
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        Written 17 September 2023
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        We do not know about all this information.
        Written 18 September 2023
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        M W
        12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2022 • Friends
        MK was energetic, informative, knowledgeable, personable and patient.

        By far this tour was one of the most memorable experiences of the trip.
        Written 26 February 2023
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        We thank you for the reviews
        Written 26 February 2023
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        1JodiT
        Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023
        Great tour.
        Our guide was amazing - fun, knowledgable and we felt safe the whole time.
        Can thoroughly recommend.
        Written 19 January 2023
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        Jodi, we will pass the message to the guides with this impactful review hope will motivate them to do more and care for their clients.
        Written 19 January 2023
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        Chetan Khulbe
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022 • Solo
        Excellent day with MK - my tour guide. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and great company. Highly recommended tour.
        Written 4 June 2022
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        We Thank you review
        Written 4 June 2022
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        Izzy G
        Bangkok3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2022 • Family
        Excellent knowledgeable guide and a very well organized tour. The guide understood our needs and what we wanted to do and was able to craft a tour accordingly with ease.

        Would highly recommend!
        Written 27 February 2022
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        We appreciate you review, they help us to grow every day..
        Written 27 February 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        terrymarc
        Scottsdale, AZ131 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020
        My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this fascinating and thought-provoking tour of Soweto. M.K., our driver/guide, was knowledgeable and fun. He was able to pass on a fascinating account of life in Soweto — from its upscale sections to its shanty towns. We enjoyed our unique exchanges with real people in one of the shanty town neighborhoods. It was an excellent introduction to a part of South Africa that we had missed on two previous visits to this welcoming country. As for personal safety, we never felt threatened or tense at any time during our visit.
        Written 26 February 2020
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        thank you for the review
        Written 27 February 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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