Soweto /Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Guided Full Day Tour

Johannesburg, South Africa
Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

From USD 76.27

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get to know South Africa’s biggest city on a full-day tour that covers all the highlights of Johannesburg and Soweto. Take in the views from the Top of Africa, learn about the city’s history as you visit Constitutional Hill and the Apartheid Museum, then follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, with a tour of the Nelson Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Museum, and Freedom Square.
  • Comprehensive introduction to Johannesburg for first-time visitors
  • Local guide: receive recommendations on what to see and do in the city
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 15 people
  • Convenient hotel pickup and round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:30 am

Pickup details

Hotels, Guest house, BNB and Residential

What To Expect

Hector Pieterson Memorial

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vilakazi Street

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Orlando Towers

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mandela House

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Sakhumzi Restaurant

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Apartheid Museum

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Casual
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

If you don't sign up for this exact tour run by Solly and his Phillipians Four company, you will be doing yourself a massive disservice.
This is a great introductory tour to Johannesburg and Soweto.


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Stark but meaningful
Kristen_R, Sept 2023
We weren't sure what to expect but the history of South Africa was wonderful & came to life, thank to our guide Messe. He was knowledgable, kind and gauged the timing of the day for us to it all!
You should go ahead!
JemmaKim_K, Sept 2023
It was a very valuable tour. Our guide and drive Clemnti was kind, thorough and knowledgeable. We visited No.4 prison, Soweto, Hector Pieterson memorial, Apartheid museum. It was a good opportunity to understand and reconsider Apartheid deeply. The buffet lunch was delicious and not too expensive. Strongly recommended!!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Jemma, we really appreciate your feedback. Thanks for telling the world how much you enjoyed your experience in South Africa with our company. Phillipians 4 four travel and tours are here as a group to give our best. Thanks
It was a lovely...
Hugh_P, Sept 2023
It was a lovely experience!!!! We enjoyed it very much ! And T!!! Was the best!!! Great animals ! Never want to go to a zoo again 😳
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Hugh, we really appreciate your feedback. Please do come again. Thanks
Great guide
Tuff_W, Sept 2023
The day was great, got to learn about Joburg directly from somebody that knows. Nathi, our guide was great.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Tuff, we really appreciate your feedback. We here as a company we give our best always and our our motto is to meet the needs of all our clients always. Please do come again.
Bringing history to life...
Hugh_R, Sept 2023
Bringing history to life and increasing my knowledge of history Unfortunately it was rather rushed and there was no chance of stopping for photos that I wanted Very good driver/ leader
Fantastic tour
Kelly_H, Sept 2023
We had a fantastic time on the full day tour. Nathi was professional, pleasant and a wealth of information on the history and current climate in Johannesburg and Soweto. The other guides at Constitutional Hill and Mandela House were knowledgeable and helped educate us in the short time we were there.
Long tour
Thomas_H, Sept 2023
Tour was supposed to be 9:30 to 5. Got notice at 11:30 pm night before pickup was changed to 8:30. Ended up going to 5 hotels to pick up people, took over an hour, then same on return trip and didn’t get back until after 6 pm, way too long. Did not see any sights in Johannesburg, just Mandela info. While interesting, ended up hearing same info 3 times. Guide was knowledgeable.
Nice museum we really...
Keisha_S, Sept 2023
Nice museum we really enjoyed the tour and the tour guide. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly!
Ulysses_B, Sept 2023
Nelson Mandela house and museum constitution hill the tour driver was great also rhe apartheid museum
Soul of South Africa. Five stars, without a doubt!
Rick_M, Sept 2023
My full-day trip to Soweto, Johannesburg, was an absolute highlight of my visit to South Africa, and it was all thanks to our incredible guide. This experience was a captivating journey through history, culture, and the enduring spirit of Soweto's people. Our guide, whose name escapes me but whose knowledge left an indelible mark, was the true star of the day. The guides vast understanding of Soweto, its history, and its people, made me feel both safe and deeply enriched throughout the entire trip. The guide provided invaluable insights into the complex layers of Soweto's history, particularly during the era of apartheid. We began our day by visiting the prison 5 and later on visiting the iconic Nelson Mandela House, where we walked through the very rooms that once housed the great leader. The guide's storytelling breathed life into every corner of this historic home, making me feel as though I had stepped back in time. Understanding the significance of this place in the struggle against apartheid was profoundly moving. Next, we explored the Hector Pieterson Museum, a powerful tribute to the youth who played a pivotal role in the fight for freedom during the Soweto Uprising. Our guide's narrative skillfully intertwined personal stories with historical events, giving me a profound understanding of the sacrifices made by the people of Soweto during those turbulent times. Our guide's passion for sharing the history of Soweto was evident at every turn. They connected the dots between the past and present, making the history of apartheid come alive in a way that textbooks never could. They also ensured that we were safe and comfortable at all times, which was especially important in a place with such a rich but sometimes challenging history. As we walked through the vibrant streets of Soweto, I couldn't help but be inspired by the resilience and determination of its residents. The guide's personal anecdotes and interactions with locals added an authentic touch to our experience. In conclusion, my full-day trip to Soweto was a profoundly moving and educational journey, largely thanks to our exceptional guide. This experience deepened my understanding of apartheid, the struggles faced by the people of Soweto, and the enduring spirit of this remarkable community. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Johannesburg, as it offers not just a glimpse into history but also a chance to connect with the heart and soul of South Africa. Five stars, without a doubt!
Interesting Day in South Africa
Lynette_B, Aug 2023
The Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill. I found both places interesting and very sad as both white and blacks fought for equal rights for the black man.
Too many things, not enough time for all of then.
Ibai_A, Aug 2023
The tour started late. We were on a hurry most of the time, from place to place and to make questions about what se were seeing. We had few time to visit the Apartheid Museum.
A very enjoyable and informative day!
Patricia_H, Aug 2023
We had a great guide who told us information about places we passed and visited. The museum was closed but we visited the jail were Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for all those years. So sad that people had to suffer so much. We enjoyed a very tasty lunch and visited the house that Nelson Mandela lived in. We saw the new houses and the old shanties and building projects that have never been completed. Thoroughly enjoyed the day!
Soweto & Johannesburg
Rebecca_M, Aug 2023
Nathi was an incredible guide, very professional and knowledgable. He collected us from our hotel first thing in the morning and was very attentive throughout the tour by providing information as we travelled around and answering any questions we had.
good tour
Angela_N, Aug 2023
The guide Clement was very nice. He gave a lot of information. We visit several nice places. A lot of history!!!
Wonderful urban day with important historical aspects
Holly_P, Aug 2023
Clement was a wonderful person and a great guide. He and his colleagues give various perspectives on the area. Great communication overall.
Excellent tour with reliable agency
Anna_V, Aug 2023
An excellent tour. Such a lot to cover in one day but Nathi kept us moving and managed the time really well so that we had 1.5 hours at the end of the day for the Aparteid Museum. Very educational experience not to be missed
Excellent tour
Margaret_i, Aug 2023
Very knowledgeable guide. Important history. Worth doing. Sad that Apartheid Museum was closed on day I went.
Excellent tour
CliffordJ_G, Aug 2023
Clement was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and personable. We learned so much on this tour.
Our guide, Clement, did a...
Michael_C, July 2023
Our guide, Clement, did a great job! Very informative and conveyed a lot of info. There were a lot of different stops but all worth it.

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