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Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive Full Day Guided Tour
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Soweto and Johannesburg Exclusive Full Day Guided Tour

By Stephenson Adventures
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Ages 13-100, max of 13 per group
Duration: 7–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup & Drop off from any Hotels around Johannesburg or Pretoria
  • Entry/Admission - Johannesburg
  • Entry/Admission - Vilakazi Street
  • Entry/Admission - Soweto
  • Entry/Admission - Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Roodepoort
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
  • WiFi on board


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    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.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 195597P8

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers

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

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        • Stephenson Adventures
          348
          South Africa
          Joined in October 2019
        • Rwd181
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Pretoria exposed
          I so loved the Joberg & Soweto tour I booked a tour with this company again. I was fortunate to get Tsholo again on a private tour and we explored Pretoria. This was the story before the creation of Joberg and it pulled the day before history together. I was 100% in great hands and listened to the amazing story of how two republics became South Africa.
          Written 28 May 2024
        • monicakX7180KL
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic experience
          This was an awesome experience! Banele was fantastic, knowledgeable and super kind. We couldn’t have had a better guide who had so much historical knowledge. Highly recommend this tour. Ask for Banele!
          Written 26 May 2024
        • lindamC8333HS
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Thank you Stephenson Adventures!
          We had two days off during a work trip to South Africa and wanted to make the most of them. Stephenson Adventures helped us to do just that! We did a one day Joburg and Soweto Tour and a one day Pilanesberg Safari. Both were amazing days. We learned and experienced so much and our guides were both knowledgeable, professional, and fun. I will definitely call on Stephenson Adventures again!
          Written 24 May 2024
        • AllSmiles4
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Packed Day Seeing Johannesburg
          Our guide, Banele, picked up on time at our hotel in Johannesburg. We are a family of 4, 2 in our 50’s and 2 in our 20’s. We were the only ones on our tour in a clean van. Our 21-year-old was not thrilled at the thought of a full day tour, but even she felt like it was a great day learning about Nelson Mandela and Apartheid and seeing the city. Our guide was so knowledgeable and was a great driver even when negotiating heavy traffic without stoplights working at times. We always felt completely safe with him. He told us about the history of Joburg as we drove and gave us an overview before each stop. He took care of getting all the entry tickets. We had separate site guides at the Old Fort Jail and the Mandela House in Soweto. Banele walked us through the low-class part of Soweto, and we again felt completely safe. He had lived there previously and knew the people there. Getting to step inside a woman’s tiny home was a highlight of the day. Banele was very organized and was always waiting for us right where he said he would be when we he gave us time to explore at our own pace at a couple of stops. He spoke excellent English and was easy to understand. He also took us to a nice local restaurant that served an African cuisine buffet which we enjoyed (at your own cost). Banele did not volunteer his life story to us but when we asked questions, it was so inspiring to hear his story. We felt like seeing the good and bad parts of the city and learning more about the history of Nelson Mandela and the history of Apartheid were very important in making a visit to South Africa. We also saw how we all have the same hopes and dreams for our children even when we live in very different. circumstances. We highly recommend others spend a day on this tour!
          Written 24 May 2024
        • Daydream65474499954
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour
          We Had a great time with Guide Mo, learned a Lot about south african History. I felt very safe the whole time and enjoyed the Tour very much - interesting facts, History, great Views. Would clearly recommend ☺️
          Written 20 May 2024
        • Y1091RIsusanp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best way to see Johannesburg
          If you want to learn about the rich history of the area and the current day lifestyle, do this tour. Very eye opening. Your guide is like talking to a history teacher. They take you places other tours don't go. Highly recommended if you really want to know Johannesburg.
          Written 20 May 2024
        • djsflyer
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          All day Tour of Johannesburg
          We did the all day tour of Joberg with Banele. It was a great experience since we saw many things we would have missed since we only had one day in Johannesburg. Banele was on time, very knowledgeable and fun! We highly recommend!
          Written 9 May 2024
        • MGC2014
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          More to Jburg than you see on the news
          Our guide, Tsholo, was able to expose us to much more of Jburg than one normally sees on the news. In total safety and comfort, you’ll see the homes of Mandela, the Nelson Mandela square, the Constitution Hill (and former prison) as well as some incredible scenic views of the city from high above. You’ll learn history of the city, both the rich and poor aspects, as well as the country’s successful struggle to throw off apartheid. You’ll get to see and sit in the Constitution Court and understand the symbolic architecture. In 4 hours or so, Tsholo helped us understand a course worth! Highly recommended. Also, expect to have your email inquiries answered promptly from this well run, efficient and safety conscious company.
          Written 4 May 2024
        • MGC2014
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Expand your world horizons, and take this tour.
          If you are visiting Jburg, you owe it to yourself to take a guided tour of Soweto, and you will not find a better organization to take you on the tour. Our guide, Mo, was excellent, establishing rapport with everyone we met whether the staff at Kliptown school, the Mandela home, the Hector Pieterson museum, or a resident of Soweto. You’ll see the stadiums, the various residential and business areas of Soweto, the struggles of everyday living all while being perfectly safe and well guided. Set aside what you hear on the news, and get out and meet the people. This company will not disappoint. You’ll find that your inquiries by email will be fully and quickly answered.
          Written 4 May 2024
        • xianpeip
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          nice experience in Pilanesberg and Sun city, worth to try
          I booked a tour from Steve, the driver Mo picked up us on time, and full of patience, i had really good time during the safari ,we saw more 10 animals over there, and went toSun city. Sun city was nice and beautiful. This trip will spent around 12 hours,you have to have a good sleep the previous day. I definitely will choose them again.
          Written 1 May 2024
        • Curiosity741375
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing tour experience!
          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!
          Written 16 April 2024
        • val_2029
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          100% a place to go to
          We loved it. Bothongo rhino and lion is perfect for family with young kids. We traveled with our two daughters of 1 and 3 years old. The park has a lot of facilities, big playgrounds with swimming pool, snake show... It is easy to spot animals and we can be very close to Lions and Rhinos. We saw a Rhino mum with her baby. We stayed 5 nights in a Log Cabin with a jacuzzi and it was perfect. We loved it soon much. We can recommend 100% but it's good to know that you shouldn't expect a great hospitality service. It seems that the management is not focused on hospitality. The staff is not very helpful and does not explain what is open/ close, a must do... So you will see a lot of restaurants close. (they say because of load shedding but we believe it's more for other reasons). The weekends is more busy. The food was not great except at Neck and Deck restaurant. Everything closes at 4pm even the restaurants and coffee so plan to have your groceries done of you stay long. Don't expect great service of hospitality, just enjoy the wildlife and the facilities when they are open and you will have a wonderful stay.
          Written 15 April 2024
        • 237marjav
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          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!
          Written 11 April 2024
        • 237marjav
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Pretoria - insights in history and culture
          Great experience, learned so much about the history and legacy of South Africa development. Impressive sightseeing and inspiring stories of the region. Would absolutely recommend this tour and super guide Thsolo! Thanks a lot!
          Written 11 April 2024
        • R2762MXwendyw
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          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
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        Margaret M
        Glasgow, UK218 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Definitely recommend this tour if you want to learn as much as you can about Johannesburg and the apartheid struggles. Our guide, Mo, was so knowledgeable and took us to so many areas in Johannesburg.
        The most surprising part of the tour for us was when we visited Soweto, as we never realised just how big the whole area was….home to over two million people, it was like a separate city, complete with numerous schools, colleges and a university. It was fascinating to learn that within the area, there were three levels of wealth….the upper class who owned beautiful homes, the middle class who lived in smaller houses, and the poorer people who lived in self built corrugated iron shacks. The latter have very little, with no real infrastructure, and heavy rain is a huge problem for them as the roads become impassible and their homes flood regularly. A truly humbling experience.
        We also visited Constitution Hill and visited the prison there, as well as seeing Nelson Mandela’s two homes and finally the Apartheid Museum. Coming from Western Europe, we definitely had our eyes opened to the struggles experienced by so many in South Africa. All in all, an excellent tour.
        Written 10 February 2024
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        Areem71
        16 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023
        We had a wonderful tour experience with Stephenson Adventures and tour guide, Pule. We did our tours of Johannesburg and Soweto over two 1/2 day tours. Pule was extremely knowledgable, pleasant, engaging and interesting! We learned so much about the history of Johannesburg and apartheid from Pule in all the stops we made that took us thru that period of time. Our Soweto tour was amazing and humbling. Pule introduced us to local leaders in Soweto who showed us the living conditions, but also the great strides and improvements being made. We visited Mandela House and various museums and having Pule as a guide with his historical insights made for a memorable experience. Working with Stephenson Adventures was smooth and seamless. Owner, Steve, made the whole process so simple to book and followed up with me each day to ensure I knew what the plan is. Highly recommend Stephenson Adventures for your Johannesburg visit.
        Written 6 August 2023
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        Ronnie R
        Jensen Beach, FL3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2021
        Stephenson was the perfect tour guide! He took me to the different areas of Johannesburg so that I could learn about the history and the culture of the city. His knowledge was amazing and there wasn't one question I threw at him that he couldn't answer. When I got home, I gave a presentation to my friends and they said it was the best travel presentation they ever had, and that they learned lots! That's all thanks to Stephenson!
        Written 20 November 2021
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        Thank you so much for taking your time to rate my service. I also enjoyed showing you around our city of gold and Soweto. Thank you again!
        Written 21 November 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Ashley G
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I found this company and sent couple emails to organise a private tour without other people. Just my partner , I and the tour guide. Our guide was Tsholo. He picked us up in the morning and we started exploring the city. He showed us the north, west, south of the city, SWETO etc. All the important sites giving well structured drive, walks and explanations about places, people, history and contrasts. Joburg seems like there are many small cities inside one.
        We have been informed which areas we can be by our own and which areas to avoid as they can be shady. In the middle of the day he asked us what we’d like to eat for lunch and he picked a nice African buffet where we could taste local dishes and of course get explanation what it was. The entire day was eventful, lots of information and throughout culture lessons. We are extremely glad we picked this tour organiser!
        Written 14 February 2024
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        Margarita K
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Couples
        The tour with Mo and Banele was excellent and exceeded our expectations. Mo is a great and enthusiastic tour guide with vast knowledge and experience, willing to share insights into the life of the community and provide unbiased views of the city and its history. We were privileged to learn about Mo's hard work done as part of the Kliptown Youth Program and impact it has on the community.
        It was our pleasure to be part of this tour .
        Written 28 August 2023
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        Galina B
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        We highly recommend Stevenson Adventures to explore and experience the best hidden gems of Africa. Thank you, Steve and Tsholo, for two fantastic days in Johannesburg and Soweto!
        It was very impressive how much you love South Africa and what a memorable experience you created for us! You demonstrated fantastic knowledge of history and modern life, art, culture, and wildlife. You made our trip educational, and we fall in love with your country and plan to come back in the nearest future to explore more.
        We spent two days in Johannesburg on the way from Namibia. We booked two tours with Stephenson Adventures - Johannesburg Night Tour and Johannesburg & Soweto City Tour. Highly recommended! Both tours were amazing. Both tour guides, Steven and Tsholo , were fantastic – lots of information provided, lots of attention given, in one word – high professionalism and excellent customer service.
        Stephenson Adventures tailored our day tour to our time limitation, so we could cover the most. In the end of the tour, they dropped us off directly at the international airport, which was extremely convenient. Stephenson Adventures provides luxury transportation ( Mercedes class) to make your day comfortable and experience special.
        Steven and Tsholo, we wish you all the best in your career and hope to see you in the nearest future again!
        Written 9 March 2023
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        Diy
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Couples
        My wife and I completed a tour on September 7th, 2023. This was a full day Johannesburg City tour guided by Steve. The tour turned out to be one of the highlights of our extensive trip through South Africa. Steve was the consummate guide – well versed in South African history, professional, affable, and a wealth of information regarding all things South African. We enjoyed his obvious positive connection with all the local people and other guides and staff at the different venues we visited.
        We would highly recommend any traveler to South Africa to book a tour with Stephenson Adventures.
        Thanks again!
        Written 4 October 2023
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        OnAir39955123316
        Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
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        Jul 2023 • Solo
        This tour was a fantastic way to see Johannesburg and Soweto on limited time. Mo was an excellent guide who gave clear and balanced insights into the city and its history. All stops and their associated guides helped to fill out this growing understanding of the city and country. Well worth your time if you are ever passing through (or starting out) your travels in Johannesburg.
        Written 19 July 2023
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        Jay N
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022 • Friends
        We spent 2 days with Stephenson in Johannesburg and could not have asked for a better guide. Stephenson was more than willing to alter some of the itinerary so we could shop at a local market. Stephenson is knowledgeable, patient, and fun to spend some days with.
        Written 19 May 2022
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        Thank you so much for taking your time to rate our service. It was really great 2 days that we spent together around the city of gold.
        Written 25 May 2022
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        Sebastian M
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2022
        Steven was simply awesome! everything was organized and scheduled. He was friendly and very good at explaining every details and history you need to know for Johannesburg & Soweto during the day tour. Crossing through the heart of Jozi + Soweto was incredible. The car was very comfortable, including bottles of water and AC! This full day tour is strongly recommended.
        Written 21 November 2022
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