Discovery of the epicentre of the anti-apartheid movement
Homes of national heroes Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu
Chance to hear about the 1976 anti-apartheid Soweto Uprising
Hector Pieterson Memorial & Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Insights into Soweto's past & present from a local guide
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Soweto township
Admission to Mandela Museum and Hector Pieterson Memorial
Roundtrip transport to and from your Pattaya hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
Meals and drinks
What you can expect
The township of Soweto, once a segregated area under apartheid, represents the heart of South Africa's 20th-century struggle against injustice. Uncover dark political history and glimpse into the life of a vibrant community as you visit key sites in Soweto's past and present.
Head southwest from the city centre of Johannesburg to the township of Soweto, built on rolling hills and home to more than 2 million people. First, visit Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest on the African continent, and stand on the footbridge to look out over the far-reaching rows of houses.
Visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial dedicated to the 1976 Soweto Uprising, a series of pro-democracy protests led by high school students against the apartheid regime. Spend some quiet moments reflecting on Hector Pieterson, a 13-year-old student who was killed by police during the protests.
Stop at the modest brick house that revolutionary and South African president Nelson Mandela once called home, now a National Heritage monument and museum. Afterward, visit the nearby home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a leading social rights activist and opponent of apartheid.
As you learn about the complexities of Soweto's history, pick up enlightening background information from a local guide. Your tour leaves you with a greater understanding of the township's key role in dismantling apartheid, as well as its present and future.