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Soweto Walking Tour with Lunch
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Soweto Walking Tour with Lunch

By One Day Africa
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-80, max of 100 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Local Burger (Kota)
What's not included
  • All additional Items and Cost
  • Pick ups and Drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Mandela House


Start:
  • 7346 Kumalo St, Orlando West, Johannesburg, 1804, South Africa
    Our Local guide will you at the Vilakazi Espresso
End:
  • SOWETO TOWERS, Chris Hani Rd, Klipspruit 318-Iq, Johannesburg, 1809, South Africa
    Ending the tour with a local beer or drink

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 261243P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

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

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    7346 Kumalo St
    7346 Kumalo St, Orlando West, Johannesburg, 1804, South Africa
    Our Local guide will you at the Vilakazi Espresso
    See address & details
  • 1
    Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Moema Street
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Vilakazi Street
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Mandela House
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Tutu House - Soweto tours
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Baragwanath Road
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Orlando Towers
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    SOWETO TOWERS
    Chris Hani Rd, Klipspruit 318-Iq, Johannesburg, 1809, South Africa
    Ending the tour with a local beer or drink
    See address & details
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  • One Day Africa
    473
    South Africa
    Joined in March 2020
  • Andy G
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing cycling around the vibrant Soweto with great guides
    We enjoyed every minute of this trip. Soweto has an amazing energy and our brilliant guides were so friendly and knowledgable. Our guide Welile is so knowledgeable about the history and life in Soweto and was so good at sharing that info. Totally recommend this trip and please tip the guides.
    Written 1 March 2024
  • Laura S
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Artsy way to explore Woodstock
    Wonderful tour, with absolutely beautiful artwork and a great, knowledgeable guide! You hear the stories behind the art which is always interesting.
    Written 29 February 2024
  • richiefixo
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Insightful Soweto Bike Tour with Welile. Must do!
    Welile's was an amazing guide and the bike tour of Soweto was an eye-opening experience, offering a deep dive into South Africa's history and culture. Welile's knowledge and kindness shone through as he shared stories of apartheid and Soweto's journey to freedom. The tour included a delicious lunch and well-maintained bikes, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable ride. Highly recommended for a comprehensive Johannesburg experience beyond the affluent areas.
    Written 29 February 2024
  • _H7044WK
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    nice trip
    it was very interesting to know about the history of Soweto and the guide has been very passtionate when explaining what had happened years back. We were showed different parts of Soweto. Quite a trip!
    Written 27 February 2024
  • Twanine G
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun day!
    We had a wonderful time on this tour, I am South African and familiar with the history, but my boyfriend is Brazilian and he enjoyed learning more about Soweto. To top it off, our guide also spoke Portuguese so the exchange of questions and answers between the two made it even better for him. Lunch was also delicious!!
    Written 26 February 2024
  • 651malcolmk
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best way to experience Soweto.
    Certainly one of the highlights of my holiday. So important to spend some time in Soweto if you want to begin to understand modern South Africa. A bicycle tour is great way to do it. Our guide Welile was superb, very professional, friendly and extremely well informed. He created a very good vibe amongst the group. We learnt so much and had a lot of fun. Thank you Welile. Malcolm Toulouse, France.
    Written 23 February 2024
  • rabiahc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great perspective on Woodstock
    I try to hit up a street art tour in every city I visit. Often, it is a way to get to know the counter-culture of the city which is exciting. There were some impressive and inspiring pieces on this tour and our guide provided background on the people on the neighborhood and the artists for each one including the messages behind their works. Many were sponsored or commissioned pieces which can reflect the vision and hope of the community. There was some surprising (to a visitor) street art too that really indicated the politics and view of the people. It was eye-opening but also good to know where some community members stand on important issues. The commentary about subjects other than art was interesting as well and I enjoyed our discussion and tips for places to go too. I recommend this tour.
    Written 21 February 2024
  • Kevin O
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Maboneng Graffiti Tour
    We had the pleasure of touring with a pretty cool and easy guide called Clement. He was likeable and charming. It was fun seeing all the graffiti and the walk was easy. besides the graffiti we also got to pop in to various galleries and art spaces and meet artists and see their work. Perfect for those who love art.
    Written 20 February 2024
  • 224kilianp
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tremendous visit in maboneng
    We had a visit of Maboneng street are prescint with Clement. It was really interesting to understand the messages in the art. Clement know a lot and has a broad knowledge
    Written 19 February 2024
  • jimr720
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting tour with a great guide
    This was our first tour upon arriving in Cape Town and it was an excellent introduction to the people, history and culture of the city. Our guide was very knowledgeable and he was able to provide context and history on each piece of art. We were lucky to be the only people on the tour that we booked, so it was like having a private guide. I definitely enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to anyone.
    Written 18 February 2024
  • Cynthia T
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and informative introduction to Soweto
    My guide, Wilele, gave such a fun and informative tour. He knows so much about the history of Soweto and Jo-berg, and happily answered my many questions. The lunch was delicious and vegetarian-friendly (with meat option). Highly recommend!
    Written 15 February 2024
  • Sophie P
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Joburg walking tour
    We did a walking tour with Mulalo. He showed us lots of diverse spots in the city and had a great knowledge of the history of Joburg! It was from the point of view of a ‘younger’ person, which was nice for us, as he showed cool and hip places as well. Would recommend it to get an overview of the city.
    Written 13 February 2024
  • Q7098VUdanb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Local Guide & Company
    Great tour by local community whose from Soweto. Support local small business and go with this company that actually knows the lived experience of the area. Covered a good amount of ground but at same time was not too strenuous. Perfect balance. Lunch was delicious and I would not have tried a quarter if not for this tour! Great educational experience to learn more about the struggles and impacts of apartheid. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable.
    Written 10 February 2024
  • Fearless742027
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day trip
    This was the best Citi mural tour that I did. Our guide Clement was nice, friendly and with a lot of knowledge about the history of the Maboneng. Two Thumbs up from me 👍👍
    Written 25 January 2024
  • Escape90316
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Do Walking Tour
    We totally enjoyed the walking tour with our guide Clement. He was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to be with. You could feel his passion for the rejuvenation of the area and the impact it has on local artists. We felt very safe as we walked around and learned about the community. We highly recommend this tour if you are going to be in Johannesburg.
    Written 25 January 2024
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Danilo Gatti
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
SSipho was full of passion about his place, Soweto, and about the tragic but also inspiring story of the place and the people living and fighting there.
He gave us a tour not only about the past struggles, but also a tour about what is Soweto in the present, full of people wanting to thrive with their business and ventures, and residents leaving their mark with art and music.
Really the walking experience is complete and one gets to not only see a place, but to fully understand the story of it and the people. It really leaves you wanting to go back and having more experiences there, like the one with live music.

In short, if you wanna get to know the real Johannesburg, this is the tour and Sipho is your perfect host and tour guide.
Written 30 October 2020
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Marielaureroux
South Africa103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for a unique way to discover Soweto and learn about its history, do not hesitate to book Sipho's tour! We learned a lot and had such a special time. A few days later, we received some beautiful portraits that he took while we were doing the tour which made the experience even more special and memorable. Thank you Sipho!
Written 20 April 2020
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Alan Z
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This was one of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken. Our guide, Sibusiso, is a local raised in Soweto and was an absolute professional. He has immense knowledge of the history of Soweto and South Africa in general. He’s a great speaker and it was captivating to hear him recount the history of the origins of the neighborhood, the 1976 uprisings, Nelson Mandela’s house, and more. He made us feel very comfortable and gave us the option to watch street performers or keep moving. We went to Soweto Brewing Company and tried some beers too. Overall it was such a great day. I can’t recommend enough how important it is to get a guide to show you around Soweto — it makes a huge difference if you really want to gain an understanding of the significance of this historic community. Try this tour, you won’t regret it!
Written 2 July 2022
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Karen P
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We learned so much! Our guide, Sibonga, which means Thank-you in Zulu was so knowledgeable. She gave us great insight into the youth uprising June 16, 1976 that lead eventually to the end of Apartheid. There were 5 of us on the tour and she spent time as we walked about Soweto with each of us getting to know us and answering our questions. As the oldest female in the group, Sibonga called me Mama K (my first initial) and served me first at lunch. I brought sharpened pencils along with me to pass out to children we met on our trip and Sibonga would call them over to me and tell them what I was doing. That made the trip meaningful as we got to talk to the school children. She taught us about stopping a local bus by holding up fingers to indicate where we were going, which my husband did, and provided a great deal of information about local customs and food. The tour included a sandwich at a local food truck.
I highly recommend the tour and if you get Sibonga (Thank-you) you will be doubly fortunate for she is excellent.
Written 18 November 2022
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KerrinB
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Soweto walking tour and visit to Hector Pietersen museum was an apt way to reflect on Freedom Day, Tuesday 27 April.

Thank you to our amazing guide Rambo and One day Africa tours!

Rambo’s knowledge, insight and wit was brilliant, giving us all the historical significance of key sites, as well as sharing everyday life experiences of living in Orlando, Soweto.

Our tour would not have been complete without experiencing the taste sensation of kota!

And Rambo was able to adapt our tour, due to the Orlando towers being closed on a public holiday, to include a visit to the Soweto Gold brewery for a tour and beer tasting.

Rambo paced the walking speed and distance well with breaks for refreshments and bathroom stops really well.

Would highly recommend anyone to do this tour!
Written 27 April 2021
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barbara d
Herblay, France26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
While I was travelling alone in South Africa, I felt very lucky to find this tour to visit Soweto. The tour guide is a local and will explain you all you have to know about the place. I recommend this tour to people who likes to get a better and deeper understanding of the places they are visiting. You'll learn, feel like a local and have fun.
Written 18 April 2020
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Trip791715
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Our Tourguide was nice - but we expected the tour to be less touristic. We were seeing the Mandela House and the Soweto Brewery (that belongs now to Heineken) and there we felt a bit forced to take a beer tasting that has to be paid on top. At the end of the tour we were dropped off at the Soweto Towers - that are again a bar where you can buy drinks.
The tourguide explained a lot of the history to us - but we would have also loved to see and hear about the Soweto nowadays, how people live there.
I would not recommend this tour to people who want to experience more about the Soweto.
Written 22 February 2023
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Carol M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
It was the last day of our trip and while we were hesitant about going to Soweto - it would have been the worst mistake had we not gone. Mfundo so well versed in the history of Soweto that we could not have asked for a better tour guide. We walked the streets as if we belonged to the community and all it stood for. He gave us a history lesson that I would have never learned in a book in the United States and we were astonished to learn about the South African fight against the regime.
Since Covid, the people of Soweto are hurting due to the lack of jobs and tourism and they need us to visit and pour our tourist dollars into their communities. And if that is all we can give then so be it.
There are no books that can give the experience you need to fully comprehend the history of Soweto. It's more than taking a tour of Mandela's prior home, it's more than taking pictures at the Hector Pieterson Memorial. When you walk the streets of where the students of Soweto lost their lives in what was know as a peaceful protest you will feel their spirit and the spirit of those who fought to end Apartheid.
Written 2 March 2022
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Rumana_Sayed
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We highly recommend this authentic tour given by a local business. Sipho, our guide, walked us through Soweto and spoke of history and culture.

The tour was well-paced, not rushed, so we felt we gained a lot more insight and understanding of the places, and we had plenty of opportunities to take photos and videos. Our group, in particular, was great and we had a laugh taking jumping photos in front of the cooling towers. Under the cooling towers, we had a traditional meal, and it was delicious! We had an excellent time!

One Day Soweto tour is a great local business. Sipho is a charming, respectable, young guy, with first-hand experience and knowledge of Soweto. With his understanding, he was readily able to answer any questions we had. He offers a truly unique experience of walking through the streets of Soweto. We won’t forget it :).
Written 7 April 2020
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BeckieBites
Paris, France7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rambo just contains so much impactful information! It’s incredible. He is truly a gem whom is passionate about what he does while proudly and profoundly relays historic events. His gentle nature will draw you in but it's the spunky and quick-witted responses that kept me entertained.

Overall, beautiful representation of triumph, struggle and growth. I highly recommend!

(Side note, please let him know of any dietary restrictions prior to the meal.)
Written 7 May 2022
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