Soweto History Walk

  • About 4 hours


A walking tour about the history of two towns in Soweto, Orlando East/West where political icons lived during Apartheid, fighting against the regime.

The tour is full of photography opportunities & interacting with the locals you'll get the opportunity to take some great pictures. By walking through the streets of Soweto you will also get an idea about the people's lifestyle, local music & nowadays youth culture.


Starting at Hector Pietersen Museum, visiting the famous house of Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street. Walking through Orlando East, the first formal settlement of Soweto before visiting Orlando Stadium, home of Soweto football giants the Orlando Pirates. We're also going local by riding a minibus taxi to our last stop at the Orlando Towers.

Good to know

  • Pickups can be arranged at an additional cost
  • Tour is weather dependant
  • Remember to always ask people if they are okay with you take their photo before snapping away


  • Guide
  • Lunch


  • All additional items
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transfer (available for an extra fee on request under notes)


  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Extra sweater or rain jacket in summer
  • Extra layers of jacket or jersey in winter
  • Some cash for souvenirs or snacks


  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat & sunglasses for sunny days

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Full refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before activity starts.
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February, 2020

Had a great experience with the tour guide. Thoroughly explained everything in detail about how all the places we toured have a significant amount of importance in Johannesburg and gave me a proper authentic experience of Johannesburg.

December, 2020

If you’re looking for an educational and historical overview of Soweto, then the Soweto Walking Tour is a great option. It starts off with a brief history of the township, followed by stops at at attractions including the Hector Pieterson memorial and Nelson Mandela’s house. It also includes an optional extra beer tasting at the Soweto Brewery, and ends with a traditional lunch at Orlando Towers.
Our guide Rambo kept us entertained while educating us on the the township. Highly recommended!

September, 2020

It was a really nice private tour! We learned a lot about the past and could also experience Sipho’s Soweto! I would highly recommend to book!

August, 2020

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October, 2020

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The guest can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 48 hours days before arrival.

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