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Soweto Guided Tours
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Soweto Guided Tours is a quality service orientated business based in Soweto run by Soweto entrepreneurs. The business is tailored to share a true township tour experience with individuals, corporate South Africa as well as local and international...more
Johannesburg 1864, South Africa
+27 83 343 6458
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 April 2015

I had one day in Johannesburg before flying home and got in contact with Mr Patrick who gave me a day full of impressions and great moments. He picked me up at the hotel in the morning and took me to all the places to...More

10  Thank Kenneth C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 March 2015

I booked a tour with Simon for a Canadian blind friend of ours, who on his way home from exploring Ghana stopped by to visit Johannesburg. We didn't ask for any special treatment or discount and just wanted to learn more about SA's history and...More

24  Thank NatsHB
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice quick tour of Joberg. The driver was knowledgeable and helpful adding a lot of local knowledge. A very big city so have lots of time available. Get done before 3 pm as the traffic gets very bad after 4 pm.

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An absolute pleasure taking the Tour with Simon. A very knowledgable tour guide who took us to places of Soweto that we have never been to, our thought to go to. The structure of the tour gave us a full overview of the past and...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

My wife and I spent half a day touring Soweto. The experience certainly exceeded our expectations. The poverty is there for all to see and the way people live is quite a shock. Despite this, Soweto provides a fascinating insight into the history and the...More

1  Thank ThommoandChez
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The displays and history explained and pictured before visitors as well as the personal stories are important to know.

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

There's nothing quite like visiting a place with locals as your guide. Our driver Simon may well have been a Soweto historian - born and bred there he knew so much about the history and how the township functions today. We were thrilled to visit...More

Thank Mitchell B
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the ride thanks to Captain Nicholas and the enthusiastic Mbali. Took us through joburg to Soweto and explained the various points to note. Mbali kept us in high spirits and made us feel welcomed and happy 😊😊 Good job

Thank Nyawira W
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Simón did a splendid job describing his hometown Soweto with great enthusiasm. Truly enjoyed our in-depth experience especially the walking tour through the shantytown. Private tour with hotel pick up and return without being lost in a crowd was valuable perk.

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Mosikare, Guest Relations Manager at Soweto Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you very much for your inspiring review. Great to hear that your expectation has been met and hope to see you back in Soweto again one day. Warm regards Soweto Guided Tours

Reviewed 5 September 2018

This tour combined Johannesburg and Soweto. Johannesburg was covered quite well and included the 'top of Africa', which is level 50 in the Carlton building, giving excellent panoramic views of Johannesburg. Soweto was a very moving experience and is an absolute must for anyone who...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We had our tour with thabang, who was an excellent guide. He is a soweto local, and made the trip such an amazing experience, which superceded our expectations. The museum part was a bit too short and probably to recommend deducte a different day for...More

Thank Sagi M
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We did Apartheid Museum and Soweto tour on 10th August. Gloria organised everything really efficiently and was flexible to our needs, right down to the weather on the day being not so good in the morning but sunny in the afternoon so helping us flip...More

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Les J
18 September 2018|
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Response from takeaction | Reviewed this property |
Contact Gloria via email listed on their website info Soweto guided tours or phone 011 985 6249 076 863 5548 She was very prompt with response and coordinated every detail so no insecurity. It's an amazing intimate tour... More
20 April 2018|
Response from nauj63 | Reviewed this property |
We just booked the tour the night before and from our hotel reception.
Patricia C
23 February 2018|
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Response from Mosikare | Property representative |
Hello Patricia You message dated the 22nd is on pending as it needs to be allocated based on bookings of the 21st March. Please note that the tour you requested needs a minimum of four people in order for it to happen and... More