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Soweto: Hector Pieterson Memorial, to Orlando Towers Tour2 Reviews
Explore the rich history and vibrancy of South Africa’s largest township with a guide, who will safely take you through all the historical sites of Soweto like Nelson Mandela’s house and more.
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- Learn about the home of most of South Africa’s prominent leaders.
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- Learn about the long lasting impact of Apartheid on African South Africans
DescriptionExplore the diversity and history of Soweto with a local young guide who will be giving knowledge about pre and post apartheid Soweto and insights on how the people of Soweto, especially the youth are living today. The tour will start at the Hector Pieterson Memorial, where you will be learning about one of the critical points in the abolition of apartheid in South Africa called the 1976 Soweto Uprising. This was when young heroines, like Antoinette Sithole were brave enough to protest against the apartheid regime, and young hero’s like Hector Pieterson were killed fighting for the liberation of South Africa. Visit the famous Vilakazi street where the famous Nelson Mandela’s house is located. Get a chance to see the former home of Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu and share key knowledge about what made him so prominent Taste mouthwatering local cuisines like the Kota ( township burger ) or the famous Braii. Visit the Soweto Brewing Company for a chance to do beer tasting of the Soweto Gold beer Stop and hop in a minibus taxi, South Africa’s mode of transport to Orlando East, the first location to have brick houses (formal settlement) in Soweto. *(Optional) Visit one of the informal settlements of Soweto and see how Soweto first looked like and explore the lowest living class of Soweto, since even though Soweto is a middle class township, it is also segregated into the three living classes. Walk to the Orlando Towers, which are a landmark to Soweto and explore the vibrancy of the Soweto lifestyle there
IncludesLunch Minibus taxi ride around Soweto
- You will walk for 5km or 3,1 miles in total and there will be stops in between. Then together with the guide m, you will hop on the local transport minibus to the Soweto Towers.