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Ultimate Johannesburg Tour
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Ultimate Johannesburg Tour

By Stephenson Adventures
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Ages 13-100, max of 10 per group
Duration: 7–9 hours
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Nelson Mandela Square
  • Entry/Admission - Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
  • Entry/Admission - Apartheid Museum
What's not included
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please provide full address for pickups from any hotel/hostel around Johannesburg. Pretoria and Gauteng or full airport details for meet and greet for pickups from airport
    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.
      • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
      • Lanseria Airport, Lanseria South Africa
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • 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: 195597P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

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

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        About the operator
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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
        • Rwd181
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Memories to last a lifetime.
          What a well run and extremely informative tour. Our guide Tsholo made sure we understood the symbolism behind each piece of both johannsberg and Soweto. The pace was perfect and included lunch was delicious! Soweto experienced is one I’ll remember for a lifetime. Couldn’t recommend this company more.
          Written 28 May 2024
        • Joseph19937
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing, Must-do tour of Johannesburg
          My wife and I were lucky enough to have done a tour in April 2024 with Mo and it was a fantastic experience. It was of course, a very comfortable, smooth trip, we were very well looked after. Mo was totally comprehensive, and gave us a good sense of this amazing city. Mo was charastmatic, and deeply knowledgeable and considered. He had an acute understanding of profound topics involving the city, history, politics, and sociology. He was very approachable, and passionate in sharing his knowledge which is exactly what you want when you want to get to know the deeper parts of a city. It was a very refreshing experience, and fantastic to do with someone from the area like Mo. Honestly a must-do experience for any trip to South Africa, it was eye-opening and critical I think to be able to better understand the city and country. You will be sorely missing this tour if you decide to not visit Johannesburg, and see only other cities. An amazing guide, tour, and of course such a pleasure see this extrodinary city!
          Written 24 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
        • 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
        • 836garrys
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must do in Johannesburg
          A really memorable day in Johannesburg with this local company. Our guide Tsholo arrived on time and greeted and introduced himself to our party of four. Straight away you could see he was a very friendly guy, neat and tidy and the vehicle was immaculate. We done the Joburg and Soweto tour which was an all day tour with quite a few stops and all the time Tsholo was very passinate with his work and his country. He is very informative, humerous and very knowledgeable about the history, both poitical and industrial in the area. The highlight for us was the opportunity to have a short guided tour of one of Soweto's large poor shanty towns. The guide here was a 20 year old young man who explained how they live in these places awaiting an opportunity to be rehoused in a proper dwelling. He also was very friendly and proud of his heritage. To be able to have this rare opportunity of the tour Stephensons company donates a percentage of the cost of our tour ticket to this community to aid in schooling for these children. Cold water provided all day as well. We were taken to a local restaurant for lunch, which also was very good. We would highly recommend this company for any tours or shuttle services they provide. It isn't a big company and if the rest of the staff are like Tsholo you can't possibly have a bad experience. Garry from Austalia
          Written 12 May 2024
        • 297jayo
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful day with Mo!
          Mo was a fantastic tour guide! He was full of historical and cultural knowledge and more than happy to answer all our questions. I was a bit reserved about being in Johannesburg, but felt perfectly safe with Mo’s guide. I truly enjoyed my day and was able to see and experience things I never would have without his guidance.
          Written 11 May 2024
        • Hannah O
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          AMAZING TOUR. MO IS AWESOME!
          Our tour was EXCELLENT! We had Mo as a tour guide and he was AMAZING. Super knowledgeable and informative! During our entire tour he answered all our questions and we always felt safe. Lunch was at a really tasty restaurant with a buffet or you could order from a menu. It was super interesting visiting where Mo is from and currently lives and seeing the different classes that live in Soweto. All in all I HIGHLY recommend this tour.
          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
        • 711ilsev
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very informative tour!!
          We’ve had an amazing trip with Mo!! We even had a private tour, due to low season. That felt already really special. We learned a LOT about the events around apartheid and of course the life of Nelson Mandela. Heavy information, but really good to know how it affected the lives of the people living in Johannesburg and Soweto. And how it still affects them. Thanks a lot to Mo for sharing some personal information about his life. We saw all sides of Johannesburg and Soweto, and we felt very safe at all times as well. Would definitely recommend when visiting Johannesburg!
          Written 26 April 2024
        • X1622TMbrianm
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour with great guide for a great day out of the city!
          Great tour guide--on time, safe driving, good info. The timing for the day was perfect--not too rushed, not too long. We felt we had good time to see/do what we had wanted.
          Written 26 April 2024
        • JeevanJ102
          0 contributions
          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.
          Written 18 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
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        Yvert d
        London, UK226 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The Ultimate Johannesburg Tour was a real education with a really amazing guide. Tsolo, our guide for the whole day, was a very experienced and extremely knowledgeable guide. Although he must have done this tour 1000s of times, he still does it with a real passion and emotion. He prepared us for each stop with fascinating background information; some of the stops he stayed with us and took us around and others like Constitutional Hill and the town in Soweto he left us in the hands of expert guides. We felt safe with him and in the short time with him he felt more like a friend than a guide.

        On the whole, we were very happy with the two tours we booked with MoAfrika, though this was our favourite.

        We made all the arrangements of our tours before we arrived and all the info and the payment details were communicated very easily via email and WhatsApp.
        Written 25 March 2023
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        Sarah
        Chicago, IL14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022
        We had 24 hours in Joburg that we wanted to make the most of, so we booked the Ultimate Johannesburg Tour and I'm so glad we did. We had such a great day with Nosipho, she was so enjoyable to spend a full day with! The tour through the Apartheid Museum was a particular highlight for us since she was so knowledgeable and able to provide a deeper, sharper overview of South African history. Nosipho actively engaged us in interesting and funny discussions, answered our tough questions, and truly opened our eyes to a lot about this country. She even went looking for a Kaizer Chiefs store when my husband decided he wanted some merch. Highly recommend if you want to make the most of your time here.
        Written 7 October 2022
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        Hello there.. Thank you for taking your time, writing us this nice review. We are also glad you and your husband had a wonderful time with our Guide!! Thanks again, we hope to hear from your again.
        Written 18 November 2022
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        justbogdan
        Poznan, Poland5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Family
        If you are truly interested in Johannesburg present and past with the opportunity to meet and greet real local South Africans, then this tour is for you. The tour provides a holistic view of Johannesburg, bridging the gap between its historical roots and its contemporary situation and challenges. Watching the city from inside the car, you gain a deeper appreciation for the city’s resilience and challenges. Especially visiting Soweto with Mo, our great tour guide, was an unforgettable experience because he could show us local reality in a safe environment and not postcards for tourists. I can recommend that to anyone who wants to experience unfiltered local reality - the rich and the poor.
        Written 2 March 2024
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        Scarlett L
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Couples
        We did the ultimate Johannesburg tour today with Banele and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see lots in only a day. Banele was a brilliant guide who looked after us perfectly. He had fantastic knowledge of everywhere we went and a good sense of humour.
        Though not advertised as such the tour is for individuals done in a car not groups in a van which makes it even better.
        You see a lot of different areas on this tour and get given a lot of information. It’s a great way to venture to areas you would not have dared to on your own in the safety of a local guide with whom you felt safe.
        Banele was able to give us an insight into where he grew up in a township and explained how Stevenson had given him the chance to learn about tourism and therefore have a career for himself as a guide. This element brings a human side to the tour which was unexpected. We felt that showed merit in both the company and guide.
        The timeline said the apartheid museum was before Soweto but we actually did it last which made more sense. The buffet restaurant recommended was very good.
        If you have little time, want to see a lot of the city in a comfortable secure way with a fantastic guide I’d highly recommend this tour.
        P.s On a Sunday there is less traffic so it’s easier to get from location to location
        Written 15 October 2023
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        Irina K
        8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2022 • Solo
        I booked a private tour of Johannesburg with Steve and didn’t regret it a second. Steve is very knowledgeable and passions guide,
        drove/walked me through the history of the city; he was very flexible and happy to stop whenever I saw something interesting on the way from one site to another . I learnt and saw much more than I expected when booking the tour
        Written 6 November 2022
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        Good day. Thank you for your time to write us this great review! We really appreciate it and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour
        Written 17 November 2022
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        Jim D
        Lafayette, CA28 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We can give Stephenson Adventures our possible rating. Our guide and driver Mo was a wealth of information and his own personal story was very inspiring. We felt entirely safe during throughout the day and MO’s excellent running commentaries had us prepared for what we were to see on each stop on the tour. We feel as though we learned a lot of South African history in a single day and are very glad we chose Stephenson as our guide service.
        Written 31 March 2023
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        Roger Enright
        Eastleigh, UK8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This tour gives you a real insight into the diverse nature of modern Johannesburg, visiting both the richer areas of the city to the township of Soweto. Mo was an excellent guide and his knowledge of the area was fantastic. Unique to this tour, we were also able to experience the Klip Youth project in Soweto, a project Mo is personally involved in.
        I would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone who wants an insight into the history of Johannesburg and it's modern face too.
        Written 1 October 2023
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        Tanika S
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Friends
        Where do I begin? This was the most amazing experience and it was completely because of The Essence of Travel and Stephenson Adventures! 10 out of 10, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

        Our tour guide was simply the best, he felt like a family member from the very beginning. He was very welcoming and accommodating to ensure we had the best experience in Africa. I really wanted some art work and he not only took us to a market to get art, he also helped us get it back to the States safely.

        He was very knowledgeable on the history and locations and ensured we got the most out of the time we were in Johannesburg. We were very thankful that even when the tour was over he was able to give us recommendations to ensure our evening/night was enjoyable.

        Go ahead and book now, you will not be disappointed.
        Written 5 December 2023
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        Mark P
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023
        I came to Johannesburg to learn more about apartheid, and this tour is perfectly curated to present the history and struggles of the city and the South African nation during that era. My guide, Nosipho, explained everything with the appropriate perspective and frankness - and summarized as needed so one doesn't get lost in the details. She was kind, professional and treated me as a close friend. She was also an excellent driver - smooth and safe. It was a full ten hours that went very quickly.
        Written 5 February 2023
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        Jan
        Orlando, FL18 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        When people say Joberg is not worth visiting-don't believe them!
        It is a historically, culturally and economically complex city. Its past demonstrates such inhumanity yet inspiration and hope are spread in abundance throughout this fascinating place.
        Steve was so responsive and helpful in personalizing our tours to address our interests (art, architecture, food, urban revitalization/creative reuse) along with educating us on the history. Stephenson, Bongani and our driver were passionate about giving of themselves and revealing their home to us. They obviously enjoyed sharing their vast knowledge and thoughtful perspectives on this complex city and people.
        This is a city of great extremes and an emotional roller coaster. Thanks to the people in this wonderful company, I will never forget what I learned about resiliency and humankind. There are so many examples of the strength, creativity, tenacity and triumph of the human spirit. Your mind will be enlightened and your heart will be enriched.
        I ❤️ Jozi, the good and the bad. I felt overwhelming gratitude for being able to explore this city with people who grasp the depth and breadth of their beloved community. Such a wonderful gift which I will always cherish.
        Written 21 March 2023
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