Soweto Township Tour - Baragwaneth,
Orlando, Hector Peterson Memorial,
Vilakazi Street, Regina Mundi Church.

Soweto Township Tours

Soweto: "South Western Townships"

The long-term struggle against apartheid is best embodied by Soweto.

An international recognisable name, synonymous with apartheid and the racial system that created it.

A product of segregationist planning. Home to two Nobel Prize Winners and a Central part of Black South Africa's fight against Apartheid.

South Africa history - written in Soweto streets - by the people of Soweto

The Soweto Township Tour:

Ekala's tours are done Private - each Soweto tour uniquely designed for an individual experience. Tour structured around key sites and your time available.

We prefer to use our experience in Soweto to create a suitable day tour, including the most significant items in the area and the best use of time. However if you have specific requirements or places you wish to visit, Ekala will create a tour around this.

The most important Soweto sites we would always endeavor to include in our Soweto tours. However depends on time available and other items that have been specifically included, as Johannesburg, Pretoria and Apartheid Museum.

Soweto as a day tour, we would generally not go into Museums – unless specifically required (apart from the Apartheid Museum).

Ekala Tours offer tours that would included Soweto, Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Collection and drop off O. R. Tambo airport or any other point - Johannesburg or Pretoria.

For multi day tours, best to stay at Ekala Guest Farm - we can generally discuss items covered on the tour over dinner. We can also generally cover more with collection and drop off at Ekala Guest Farm.

Ekala's Pretoria and surrounding area day tours - 7 days a week.

The tour gives glimpse into Soweto and the turbulent past of the area and an insight into the influential people and the ordinary resident, both young and old who fought for change not only for Soweto, but for South Africa. This is both the birth place and the cradle of the struggle against the apartheid system.

The history of South Africa was written here, in the Soweto streets, by the people of Soweto. View the wealth and the poverty, side by side in the informal settlements and affluent suburbs with the new emerging township all in one. Infused with the turbulent history during the years of struggle against apartheid. Experience the sprawling metropolis of the largest township in South Africa - Soweto

Notable items on the Soweto tour:

Baragwaneth taxi rank (Bara transport facility)

Chris Hani Baragwaneth hospital

Orlando Power Station and the Twin Towers

Motsoaledi informal settlement

Hector Peterson memorial

Vilakazi Street with the houses of two Nobel Peace Prize winners Nelson Mandela and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Regina Mundi Church

Vista University - Soweto Campus: Now part of the Johannesburg University.

Freedom Square Kliptown/Walter Sisulu Square: Kliptown's Freedom Charter Monument with the 10 clauses of the Freedom Charter, cast in a concrete circle.

Elephant back houses.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's "mansion" in the Beverly Hills of Soweto.

Orlando Soccer Stadium: Serving Soweto for over 4 decades and an icon of the struggle against Apartheid, holding a special place in the hearts of the people of Soweto.

Maponya Mall

Look beyond the June 16th 1976 student uprising to the core of Soweto - its people.

Soweto Today:

The lack of housing continues to be a fundamental social problem and is a major challenge to the African National Congress (ANC) government and its dominance in the future if it fails to adequately address the township housing problem. For those with houses the burden on payment has caused many to default.

South Africa history - written in Soweto streets - by the people of Soweto

Included on the tour will be many other items of interest including various community development projects and the massive goldmine dumps. All discussed in depth on the tour.

Daily Soweto tours available - 7 days a week.

Perfect tour options to include with the Soweto Tour to create a full day tour:

Johannesburg Tour and Apartheid Museum

For Soweto Tour details or bookings - please Contact Ekala Tours

 

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