Home to over 2 million people, Soweto is crowded and chaotic. Despite these living conditions, Sowetans all share a fierce sense of community and warmly welcome visitors. This tour will give you a slice-of-life experience in Soweto, with generous insights into South Africa’s fascinating history.
Your first stop is the Hector Pieterson Museum, where you will discover the cause of the tragic riots which led to the death of the teenager in 1976. You will have an opportunity to visit the museum at Mandela House (for own account) before pausing at the Regina Mundi Church, the site of many secret underground meetings during South Africa’s fight for freedom.
Your Soweto tour will end with a drive past the largest stadium in Africa, Soccer City, which hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final. This magnificent stadium is now nicknamed ‘The Calabash’ for its resemblance to the African vessel. Soweto is unlike any suburb you have ever seen before and a cornerstone of the South African story.