Let’s go to………
Soweto and the Apartheid Museum.
SOWETO (South Western Townships) is situated on the south western outskirts of Johannesburg. It is here where the beginning of the end of Apartheid began…. the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1976. Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu both Nobel prize winners resided in Soweto but a street block from each other in the famous Vilakazi street. Our travel through Soweto allows us a glimpse of everyday life in Soweto. We tour Mandela House and the Hector Peterson Memorial site.
Following our visit to Soweto, we head for the Apartheid Museum passing by FNB Stadium (Soccer City). Soccer City is a remarkable structure and was home to the soccer world cup in 2010.
The Apartheid Museum takes us back in time to an era of Apartheid. Numerous historical recordings and materials are on display. The information is vast, well documented, detailed and a great experience!
Heading home to Pretoria we move through Johannesburg passing by Down Town Johannesburg, a city of about 10,5 m residents that came about during the gold rush in the middle 1800’s.
Return to Pretoria:
Departure for Pretoria is around 14:00 to arrive at around 15:30
A fantastic tour awaits!
Program fees at Mandela House
Entrance fees at the Apartheid Museum
Light lunch at the Apartheid Museum
What to wear:
Winter: -3 to 20°C
Warmish dress code, early morning is cold – Jeans, warm jacket, sneakers, sun glasses, camera, hat
Summer: 15 – 35°C
Light dress code – Shorts, sneakers/sandals, sun glasses, camera, hat, sun screen lotion