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Soweto half day Tour
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Soweto half day Tour

By Stephenson Adventures
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Enjoy a half day tour through South Africa’s largest and most famous township. Understand the origins of the township along with the current “kasi” life before walking in the steps of legends - Nobel peace prize winners Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu at their houses in Vilakazi Street. This Stephenson Adventures Soweto tour will transport you from South Africa’s dark past to our triumphant present day.
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R 1 040,00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 19-69
Duration: 4–5 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup & Drop offs from any Hotel around Jhb or Pretoria
  • * Escorted with a Qualified Guide throughout the whole trip
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
  • Alcoholic Beverages


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Sandton, Rosebank, Johannesburg, Pretoria, OR Tambo international airport and around Gauteng province.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • O.R. Tambo International Airport, 1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1632, South Africa
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • 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: 195597P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate

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

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        Soweto half day Tour price starts from R 1 074,42. Discover and book Soweto half day Tour on Tripadvisor
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        Soweto half day Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Soweto half day Tour on Tripadvisor
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        • Stephenson Adventures
          338
          South Africa
          Joined in October 2019
        • JeevanJ102
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly Recommended Tour Operator
          We did a tour with our guide Mr. MO. he was a wonderful knowledge bank. Everything was explained in detail upto the point. His main priority was our safety. The driving was very safe and the vehicle was comfortable. It is a very professional service. We highly recommend Stephenson Adventures to any visitor, who visit South Africa.
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          We went into this tour with very minimal expectations and we came back amazingly impressed with everything we saw and learned with our guide Mo. He was very knowledgeable, fun, and kind and we appreciate his honesty and how open he was about sharing his story with us. He said at the beginning of the tour; “I’ll show you the good, the bad, and the ugly” and he delivered. Do yourself a favor and take this tour!
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        • 237marjav
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          Quick Safari experience
          Good experience of the natural wildlife of SA within the boundaries of a quick safari possibility during business travels. Much appreciated the conversation with tour guide Banele which made the tour extra interesting and pleasant. Recommendable for all that have little time and still want a big experience! Thanks a lot!
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          Wedding party transfers and more!
          I just want to say a huge thank you to Steve and all his team. We were in SA for my daughters wedding & had a lot of transfers over the course of 3 weeks. I started e-mailing various companies in 2023 and Stevenson Adventures were not only very reasonable, but very helpful, so I gave Steve my itinery of various pick up/drop offs and our plan came together. When you are responsible for the pick up of 60+ guests flying in from all over the world at different times it is nerve wracking but Steve was fantastic - being the control freak that I am I always whatsapped ahead of each tansfer and Steve ALWAYS got back to me promptly which makes such a difference and really put my mind at ease. All the transfers were carried out effectivly in vehicles that were roadworthy and comfortable, and a few additional transers were added last minute, all of which were actioned promptly. The other thing that was really helpful was the payment link - super quick and easy to use for payments. I would not hesitate to use Stephenson Adventures when I am next out in SA. Thank you form the bottom of my heart. Wendy
          Written 11 April 2024
        • OnAir06311977200
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Our great adventures
          Steve and his adventures, wow, where should I start…the day was full of great, comfortable accommodations. The vehicle we traveled in was so comfortable to us all, which was a great kick off to the day. The knowledge Steve has for the cities he loves is quite impressive. We learned so much rich history about Soweto and J’burg that at the end of the tour we confidently felt we could pass anyone’s test of our gained knowledge. Steve made sure that our every need was met, making special accommodations happen to each request. Do yourself a vacation treat and GO with Stephenson Adventures.
          Written 6 April 2024
        • Livingthetraveldream
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing...beyond expectations.
          WOW! Amazing service. Steve was amazing and very flexible when we had to change our plans. We arranged transfers from JNB to Mabula and found our wonderful driver Tsholo with great ease. A pleasant drive with convenient comfort stop en route and much information given about South Africa en route. After our safari break, we were collected promptly, with no delays and dropped to our JNB hotel. The following day Nosipho collected us for our private Ultimate Johannesburg trip. To say she was phenomenal is an understatement. The tour was flexible and relevant to the needs of two adults and a 12 and 14 year old. Made interesting, sharing experiences and being a resident of Soweto all added to our awesome day out. Initially hesitant of a tour of J'burg, we are soooo glad to have used Stephenson Adventures as extremely professional, reliable and accommodation with fantastic communication and clean, well maintained vehicles for all our trips. For sure we will use again when visiting SA. Thank you Steve, Nosipho and Tsholo
          Written 1 April 2024
        • H1036YBsusanj
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Soweto trip
          Great trip packed full with interesting insights and information. Banele is a fantastic guide and was very knowledgeable
          Written 13 March 2024
        • 528birgitv
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          very good, intime and easy to find driver Banele
          I was verry satsfied with the driver Banele, for the airport shuttle to Etabeni Game resort. He was super intime, offered cold wather, he was a safe driver and the pick up service and to dind him at the airport was SUPER!
          Written 11 March 2024
        • Trip29032804525
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          Interesting and an eye opener
          Mo was a great guide, very knowledgeable and easy going and very helpful. Tour was interesting and could not have hoped for a better guide
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        • 743aidanw
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          Awesome Tour 🇿🇦
          Guide Tswolo was awesome and very knowledgeable about the area. Very safe and accommodating throughout the tour and very honest throughout. Awesome tour if you don’t have long in the city.
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          Great experience
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          AMAZING Experience Touring Johannesburg with Stephenson Adventures
          Wow, my experience with Mo (one of the Stephenson Adventures tour guides) was by far one of the best private tour experiences I have had in my life! From the moment he picked me up to the moment he dropped me off, Mo was incredibly informed, knowledgable, thoughtful, kind, and comforting. Not once did I feel unsafe or uncomfortable with him -- he emphasized safety was his #1 priority for his clients. His deep knowledge of the history of Johannesburg and the landscape today was truly one of the most eye-opening educational experiences I have ever had. I learned so much from him. In addition to taking me to the typical tourist locations, he also took me deep inside Soweto. I always felt safe with him, as he knew where, what, when, and how to approach all point so f the tour. Such a nice, friendly person and overall amazing experience. I highly recommend Stephen Adventures!! You won't be disappointed!
          Written 4 March 2024
        • justbogdan
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          Wildlife and Unexpected Delays: Our tour Experience
          Visting Pilanesberg we did not see too many animals. We were either too early or too late. Fortunately we visited earlier the Lion and Rhino park so we were not that disappointed. However, do not expect that the animals will wait for you like in a Zoo. We brought even a joke from this trip: "Do you see the brown rock far away over there? Yes? Well, that’s the lion taking a nap under the tree. Trust my word on that." While searching for animals, we fell behind schedule and didn’t have enough time for Sun City. But credit goes to our tour guide, Banele from Stephenson Adventures. He took responsibility for the hour-long delay in Pilanesberg and allowed us an extra hour in Sun City. The place and the Valley of Waves are really great and 2 hours there would never be enough. We got another one and really used this additonal hour for fun. I know that Banele sacrificed his own time and was really late home that day. But this is what Stephenson Adventures do - they go an extra mile for their customers and I really appreciated that.
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        Kgoerano Komape
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022 • Friends
        Insightful and very enjoyable tour. Our guide Steve has very good communication skills and showed experience as a tour guide with the blend of informational and fun experience. Soweto is a beautiful township and we couldn't have asked for a better guide to visit this icon township. I would definitely recommend this tour!
        Written 4 November 2022
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        Thank you for your review and thank you for booking with us. We really appreciate your recommendations:(
        Written 17 November 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Reeny
        London, UK2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Friends
        Couldn't have asked for a better Soweto tour. Our guide Mo was very friendly, an absolute fountain of local knowledge, and passionate about giving back to his community. We all learned so much from him and he took really great care of us throughout.

        Everything on the operator end was very well organised, with good communication throughout. The logistics were smooth and we had a comfy minivan with an AC.
        Written 18 September 2023
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        kellie526
        Brisbane, Australia123 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Family
        Absolutely fabulous! We only had an afternoon in South Africa transiting and decided to take the tour. Was absolutely wonderful, informative, interesting and entertaining. Despite having some concerns at the outset about safety, we felt 100% safe and secure- and it was great for our children to get an appreciation of areas that they wouldn't usually see. Our tour guide Mo was fantastic and as a local was able to give us additional information. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
        Written 7 July 2023
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        Maisha Y
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Couples
        My husband and I had a 8 hr layover in Johannesburg and wanted to see a few key places. This was the best tour we have been on. Our guide was Steve. He was very knowledgeable and stayed with us the entire time explaining everything to us since we were pretty limited on time. He customized the day for us based on what we wanted to see and do. He also had great food recommendations and took us to try some local South African food. I can’t recommend Steve enough. We will definitely book another tour with him in the future and refer all our family and friends.
        Written 18 January 2023
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        Julia B
        Houston, TX26 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Stephen was full of stories, joy and pride as he showed us around Johannesburg. He made sure we were comfortable and well taken care of throughout the day. We felt like we had made a friend!
        Written 31 July 2022
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        Thank you for taking your time to rate our services. We are glad to know that you were well taken care of. Thanks again!
        Written 18 November 2022
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        Melissa B
        Gippsland, Australia628 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2022 • Solo
        Fantastic half day tour of Soweto and the Apartheid museum. I organised a private tour and was picked up at the airport hotel and dropped off for my flight. A perfect way to fill in a day with a knowledgeable and friendly guide.
        Written 8 November 2022
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        Hi Melissa Thank you for taking your time and dropping us the lovely review. Thank you again for booking with us!
        Written 17 November 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Sydney S
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2021 • Solo
        I had a half day open before I had to leave for the airport and wanted to visit Soweto. Stephenson was incredibly knowledgeable about the history and background of Soweto, I learned so much! I also appreciated that he was willing to be flexible and customize parts of the tour to my interests. I would definitely recommend this tour.
        Written 15 October 2021
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        Nishit G
        Woodcliff Lake, NJ5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Superb experience at Soweto with this tour guide. Stephenson was an outstanding guide speaking fluent English and has immense knowledge about the tour.
        Written 17 May 2022
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        Thank you for rating us!
        Written 18 November 2022
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        Ramona D
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2020 • Family
        We had Stephenson as our tour guide for this trip. It was a great culture experience that included lunch that went into the background of the main tribes of South Africa. We shopped at the small village for a few minutes and walked around the various areas. The lunch included different options for meat and vegetables.

        The lion park was right down the street and was a for sure highlight! We were able to see the lions while they were awake and giraffes. Along the ride to and from the hotel, he went into detail about the sights in the city and history. He truly loves South Africa and knows much about it!
        Written 17 March 2020
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        Thank you so much Mona!! We really appreciate you for taking your time to rate us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your trip.
        Written 27 March 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Pierre H
        Washington DC, DC8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great service for Mo who was my guide today!! Everything went well and Mo was very pro! I got a lot from his great explanations!!
        Written 30 November 2023
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