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Soweto Half Day Tour
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Soweto Half Day Tour

By Tsalanang Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 0-90, max of 13 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Vilakazi Street
  • Entry/Admission - Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - FNB Stadium
  • Entry/Admission - Mandela House


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please meet me at the hotel lobby/reception.
    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.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 243569P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • 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.

        Which attractions will I visit with Soweto Half Day Tour?
        How much is Soweto Half Day Tour?
        Soweto Half Day Tour price starts from R 1 087,01. Discover and book Soweto Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor
        What is the Soweto Half Day Tour cancellation policy?
        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
        Which company provides Soweto Half Day Tour?
        Soweto Half Day Tour is hosted by Tsalanang Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tsalanang Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Soweto Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 243569P1

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        • Tsalanang Tours
          106
          South Africa
          Joined in January 2020
        • 3SarahW
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very informative tour
          Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. We went through some rough parts of town but he made us feel as safe as possible. Unfortunately Constitution Hill was closed to tourists, that day so we were unable to view it. We would take another tour and highly recommend Tsalanang Tours.
          Written 30 September 2023
        • Odyssey64311128496
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don't be just a tourist...become a homie.
          I booked this tour with my wife and we were not sure what to expect from this tour. Our tour guide, Thabang, was incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and friendly. He was well prepared to answer any questions we had to ask. The experience was very eye opening and educational. When our guide shared some personal experiences with us it felt more than a tour but like we were close friends, homies if you would. I will certainly recommend this tour to any one that wants to be more than a tourist and get immersed in the history of Johannesburg and South Africa.
          Written 28 September 2023
        • 727yvesd
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          I could not imagine a better experience
          Ignorant about South Africa, but with a deep memory about the apartheid and Mandela, I was looking for a guide to discover the related sites of this history and to discover more about the region. The "Best of Gauteng experience" proposal over 6 days was fully matching my expectations and has been such a great experience ! This is also thanks to Thabang himself, my private tour guide : he is a nice, highly skilled, and well educated guy and he could answer all my questions, transparentlly. I highly recommand you to book the 6-days tour ! And I wish Thabang all the best ! He deserves it !
          Written 16 September 2023
        • NhTravelingMan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          For the real Johannesburg, don't miss this tour!
          My wife and I did a private tour with Thabang. He was outstanding! We have done city tours all around the world, but this was the best and most educational. Typically, city tours show you the nice public parks, shopping areas, and government buildings (blah, blah, blah). Thabang showed us everything, the good and the bad. We now have a much better understanding of Johannesburg and Soweto, than we ever would have gotten otherwise. We both feel we really learned something.
          Written 2 July 2023
        • 944reannat
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          DO NOT MISS THIS!
          An absolute MUST do!. This is a hidden gem amongst the available visits around the Johannesburg area. South Africa is rich in cultural history. The Lesedi Cultural Village brings it all together. We were introduced to Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Sotho and  Pedi villages, customs, music and dance. We played drums, introduced ourselves in 5 different languages (or we tried :) ) and got to ask questions. It is clear that these folks have a passion for sharing the amazing cultures here in South Africa. We had been with Thabang while learning about Soweto, so we were thrilled when he was available to join us here. Please, take a short trip to Lesedi Village. Learn, share, experience and be surrounded by the sights, sounds and music of South Africa's native cultures. We ended our time at Lesedi with a delightful lunch that introduced us to some traditional South African food. DO NOT MISS THIS!
          Written 14 April 2023
        • JEVSY
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Privileged!
          What an absolute privilege to have the heart of Thabang poured into us! His knowledge was incredible, his passion for his country immense. With humour, sensitivity, honesty, and pride we were so blessed to discover some of the real Soweto and Johannesburg. Well recommended, and thank you! Graham & Julie
          Written 5 April 2023
        • d_bottjer
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Soweto tour
          It was the most eye-opening tour we have ever had. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything to us. As being a local and had grown up in Soweto he knew from his own experience. We highly recommend this tour if you want to learn more about the history of Soweto.
          Written 2 April 2023
        • Voyage43830272510
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great private tour experience
          We booked a private tour with Thabang for the apartheid museum as we had a late flight coming in. He did a great job with transport and guiding us around the museum. Thanks!
          Written 13 March 2023
        • kimberlytS1110KR
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Our excellent tour guide made all the difference
          Thabang Molefe was an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. There wasn’t a question we asked about contemporary life in and history of Johannesburg that he couldn’t answer with depth and context. He was warm, witty and his obvious love for the area shone through. He made us feel very comfortable and cared for. If I ever visit Johannesburg again, I wouldn’t hesitate to take a tour with Thabang again.
          Written 28 February 2023
        • 89Winnie
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Totally worth it
          The Lesedi Cultural village experience was spectacular. The staff were welcoming. The entertainment was so much fun. We learnt a lot about the different tribes in South Africa, their different norms and cultures and of course their amazing African cuisine. I highly recommend this tour and well as our amazing tour guide, Thabang!
          Written 21 February 2023
        • mark p
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome tour guide!
          Such an enjoyable and informative morning with our amazing tour guide, Thabang who, as a local of Soweto gave us the perfect combination of off-the-beaten-path Soweto as well as all the touristed highlights. Comfortable, totally safe and very entertaining, I strongly recommend Tsalanamg tours.
          Written 4 December 2022
        • 682shakd
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Memories
          I can’t say anything but excellent and knowledgeable. We’d a wonderful time. Very thankful and safe thank you
          Written 25 November 2022
        • 504lloydb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Stop Searching For a Tour! Here is what you want to do!
          What a great tour! BEST TOUR GUIDE EVER!!!! Thanbang was incredible from the start. He got to know us briefly and then made suggestions to the tour to best meet our needs. We always felt safe and secure in his presence. His knowledge of the history of SA along with his vision for the future was a welcomed dialogue from such an astute young man. If you want an immersive experience, I highly recommend this tour. You will not be disappointed!
          Written 14 November 2022
        • chadaN6381ND
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Experience! Don't Do Any Other Tour
          Thabang, Thank you so much for a real and intimate tour of Johannesburg and Soweto. We were able to understand so much of the city history because of your knowledge. You told us exactly the right amount of information, took us to relevant places and showed us the real "J-Burg" experience. I will never be able to repay you for showing us the parts of the city that made it real (and not just the main attractions).
          Written 1 November 2022
        • veroniquedL1479SA
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Different cultures in SA
          The tribe villages are interesting and we enjoyed the outstanding tour and tribal dancing. Amazing tour leader and friendly staff. The village really teaches people about the different cultures in SA. Fun jumbee introduction lesson. The market is full of lovely souvenir.
          Written 29 October 2022
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        Derrickchisenga
        Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2021
        I enjoyed the visit from start to finish. The Toor Guide was punctual, vehicle clean, and the service excellent throughout the entire tour. I have no doubt in my mind that he will offer the same or even more excellent service to other would be tourers/visitors.
        Written 6 May 2021
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        Thank you very much for the lovely review Derrick, am glad you also braved it and went up the Soweto Towers.
        Written 6 May 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Emily N
        Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2022 • Couples
        A great half day tour of all of Soweto with our guide, Thabang.
        The tour provided an impactful overview of the diversity of life in Soweto; a view of the township beyond vilakazi street; and insight into the area's past and present and the role it plays in the fabric of Johannesburg.
        Thabang is a knowledgeable guide providing a mix of personal anecdotes, factual overviews, and answering any questions we had, no matter how sensitive.
        We left with a fuller understanding of South Africa's past and present.
        Thanks Thabang! 100% recommend.
        Written 29 March 2022
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        Hi Emely, Thank you so much for the lovely review, am glad you enjoyed the tour. Regards,
        Written 29 March 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Chelsey L
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2021 • Solo
        I visited Johannesburg in October 2021 and Thabang's tour was definitely a highlight! His guided tour of Soweto is a must see for sure. His tour opened my eyes to Soweto's past that goes beyond the history books. He was welcoming, informative, and incorporated my interest in street art into the tour. Definitely check out Thabang next time you're visiting Joburg!!
        Written 21 January 2022
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        Hi Chelsey, thank you so much for the lovely review am glad you had a great time with us. Regards,
        Written 24 January 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Mac
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Couples
        On our first full day in Johannesburg we were picked up by Thabang, an independent local tour guide, who, for the duration of most of the day was our guide, mentor, inspiration and source of information. He was brilliant and it was brilliant. At the end Thabang asked us all what our highlight of the tour had been. With varying language and emphasis, we all said much the the same. That it been the sense of understanding the place better - the history, the people, the culture and the politics. We can't hope to understand a place properly in this time but I can assure any one reading this that a visit to Soweto is well worth the time and effort. But please don't take the easy "tourist" option as Thabang calls it. Take his "homey" option and spend time getting to know all of it, even if for a short time. I travel to understand - and Thabang added to that enormously. I hope it is a compliment to him that I would now happily visit Soweto independently and without fear.
        Written 5 September 2023
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        Hi thank you so much for the lovely review, glad you enjoyed your tour with us we hope to host you again. Regards,
        Written 24 January 2024
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        Amy L
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a great time this afternoon with Thabang! He is a knowledgeable and passionate storyteller that shared a piece of his home and history with us. Listen to the reviews and book a tour with him, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks for the laughs and an unforgettable tour Thabang!!
        Written 3 May 2023
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        Julie
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Solo
        Thabang has put together a perfect tour that he can adjust to how adventurous his guests are feeling. He managed to show and tell the past and present of Soweto in a very real and truthful way.
        I highly recommend Thabang's tour and if you do go, choose to be a bit adventurous and let Thabang show you all sides of Soweto.
        Written 18 January 2023
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        Hi thank you so much for the lovely review, glad you enjoyed your tour with us and we hope to host you again on more of our tours. Regards,
        Written 4 April 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Tim W
        London, UK44 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Thabang is a absolute inspiration, he was born in Soweto and still lives there today. He shares not only a unique experience in the places he takes you to visit, but his own personal journey which brings alive the history and journey of the people of this part of South Africa. A real insight to the area, avoid all the other “tourist” trips, Thabang will help you see the true identity and people of Soweto.
        Written 24 April 2023
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        Theodore H
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2022 • Friends
        Tabang was a great tour guide. He customized the tour to meet our desired experience. Was worth every penny! So much information and very safe, never felt in danger. He's a local guy, knows his stuff. Five star recommendation! He is willing to arrange details.
        Written 24 February 2022
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        Hi, Thank you so much for the lovely review, am glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to host you next time. Regards,
        Written 26 February 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Nancy B
        Denver, CO47 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a fantastic time learning about Soweto and South African history. Our guide was so friendly and informative and answered all of our questions. Would highly recommend opting to go into the towns to learn more about the townships to see the big 5 of Soweto!
        Written 28 October 2022
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        Paris R
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022 • Family
        Hands down the best tour I have ever been on! Our guide was so accommodating to the fact that we missed our flight which caused us to miss our tour time. He ended up giving us a personal tour once we arrived! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I would recommend him to anyone I know visiting 100%
        Written 2 January 2023
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        Hi thank you so much for the lovely review, glad you enjoyed your tour with us and we hope to host you again on more of our tours. Regards,
        Written 4 April 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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