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Soweto: Walking Tour with a Local Guide and Lunch80 Reviews
- Get an authentic experience with a Sowetan native
- Taste traditional, local cuisine.
- Meet the locals
- Discover the history of Soweto
- See the house of Nelson Mandela
DescriptionDiscover the history of Soweto, where political icons lived during Apartheid, fighting against the regime. Explore the everyday life, meet the locals, taste local cuisine and get an authentic experience with a Sowetan native guide. Start at the Hector Pietersen Museum and hear about the Soweto uprising that transpired in 1976, which was one the turning point of Apartheid. Be introduced to the famous house of Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street, built in 1945, where he lived until he was imprisoned for 27 years. Have a conversation about Arch bishop Desmond Tutu in the famous street in Vilakazi Street. Continue through Orlando East, the first formal settlement of Soweto and Orlando Stadium, Soweto football giants, the Orlando Pirate and ride a minibus taxi to the last stop at the Orlando Towers. Listen to the many personal stories about the family's generations, how apartheid had an impact in each and everyone of them and how Soweto has changed today. Enjoy a traditional, local lunch of Kota (Local burger) or Braii (Barbecue).
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- People in Soweto are already used to tours and mostly appreciate foreigners coming to experience their community.
- This tour will take place rain or shine.