Soweto and Apartheid Museum


Soweto origins go back to 1905 when, using an outbreak of disease in the part of town now known as Newtown as an excuse, the then Johannesburg City Council took the opportunity of moving the black residents of this area to a place 20km south west of Johannesburg. After the National Party took power in 1948, it instituted the Group Areas Act and forcibly moved black population groups out of inner Johannesburg areas, such as Sophiatown, to Soweto, a name derived in 1963 from the acronym South West Townships. Today the city of Soweto has more than 2 million inhabitants. Previously under-resourced, it still has large areas of dire poverty but it also now has shopping malls, including the large Maponya Mall; parks and recreation facilities; many restaurants and B&BS; the newly opened Soweto theatre; and Vista University campus which is part of the University of Johannesburg.

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour Details

DURATION: 7 – 8 hours

AVAILABILITY: Daily – except on New Year’s Day, Good Friday & Christmas Day. Some attractions may be closed on other public holidays.


MEALS: Not included

ENTRANCE FEES: Included for Hector Pieterson Museum, Apartheid Museum and Mandela House Museum.
(PLEASE NOTE – not all attractions on this tour are open every day)

COST: R1490.00 per person (2 people minimum)


After the SOWETO HALF DAY TOUR we will have lunch at a tavern-restaurant in Soweto and then drive to the Apartheid museum. This museum is internationally recognized as the best museum worldwide on 20th century South Africa. It recounts the political upheavals beginning in the last century and moves on to the transition from Apartheid state into the new era of hope and freedom as a democracy. Given the nature of its subject matter the viewing experience is very intense with a lot of texts – both written and visual: photographs and videos. The self-guided tour of the museum last approximately 2 -3 hrs.

Soccer City Stadium

Soccer City Stadium (capacity 94,000) was refurbished for the 2010 World cup

Freedom Square South Africa

Freedom Square, Kliptown where the Freedom Charter was signed in 1955

Regina Mundi Church South Africa

Regina Mundi Church served as a safe haven for anti-apartheid activists

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