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Duration: 4h 30m
Location: Soweto, South Africa | Soweto, South Africa
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Cradle of the “Rainbow Nation” and the heart of South Africa
Homes of national heroes Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu
Chance to hear about the 1976 anti-apartheid Soweto Uprising
Hector Pieterson Memorial & Chris Hani Haragwanath Hospital
Far-reaching views over the cluster of towns around Soweto
Guided tour of Soweto township
Admission to Mandela Museum and Hector Pieterson Memorial
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Johannesburg hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
The sprawling township of Soweto is, for many, the heart of the nation. Visit Mandela's former home, the Hector Pieterson Memorial, and see Desmond Tutu's house. Discover a rich political history and glimpse into the life of a vibrant community, where hope prevails against all odds.
Southwest from the glitzy skyscrapers and fashionably regenerated city center of Johannesburg lies the township of Soweto, built on rolling hills and home to more than 2 million people. Arrive at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest on the African continent, and stand on the footbridge to see far-reaching views of this cluster of towns. Soweto is regarded as the birthplace of the “Rainbow Nation,” and has been the epicenter of many political movements and cultural trends.
Visit the memorial dedicated to the 1976 Soweto Uprising, a series of pro-democracy protests led by high school students against the apartheid regime. This memorial, a place of quiet and proud reflection, is named for Hector Pieterson, a 13-year-old student who was killed by police during the protests.
Stop to visit a modest brick house that Nelson Mandela once called home, now a National Heritage monument and museum. You can also see the nearbyhome of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Learn about the complexities of Soweto's past and present, as you hear about the gripping realities of everyday life here and intriguing background information from a local guide.
Cancellation Policy: 4 days
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Children 1 and younger are complimentary.
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