Famous for Mandela to Tutu See Sensational Soweto on Private Tour

With over two million inhabitants and their homes ranging from shacks to mansions, Soweto has changed dramatically over the years. Soweto was the city where most of the struggle against apartheid was fought and won, and a must see visit on a South African Private Tour.  

On guided private tours of Soweto, you will see this sprawling township and former President Nelson Mandela's house where he lived with his wife Winnie and his former wife, Evelyn. 

Also, visit Archbishop Desmond Tutu's home, the Hector Pietersen Memorial Site and many cultural and historic sites.  A city of cultural interaction and enterprise it is a must see on any holiday to South Africa.  

One of the proudest buildings the locals will boast about is having the largest African-owned private hospitals in South Africa which is considered unique.  The many shopping centres/malls are amazing and full of bargains there are many other tourists attractions to see on any private tour.   Read More...

On Guided Private Tours of Soweto, You Will See This Sprawling Township and Former President Nelson Mandela's House

Famous for Mandela to Tutu See Sensational Soweto on Private Tour

Take a sightseeing guided tour of Nelson Mandela's house where he lived with his former wife, Winnie and his first wife, Evelyn.  This is also the home from which he was subsequently imprisoned from in 1961.  While you may or may not gain entry into this small four-roomed house, it is classed a highlight of all sightseeing private tours in Soweto.  

Your tour guide will bring you to another location should you not gain entrance into the house; so you can see the many photographs and memorabilia from the original Mandela property on display at these sites included in the tour.  

Top Things to See and Do in Soweto

Hector Pieterson Memorial
1 Visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial on a guided private tour of Soweto and see the incredible monument with heart-wrenching photographs. This beautiful 13-year-old boy was shot dead on the 16th June 1976 during the uprising.  This memorial stands as an iconic symbol in Soweto and a constant reminder of the unnecessary brutality of the time.       
Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication
2 On a Soweto guided private tour you will visit the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication.  Situated in Kliptown which is one of the oldest settlements in Johannesburg you will see the site where the infamous Freedom Charter was registered in 1955.  The square no facilitates many banks, shops, information centres and hotels.     
Nelson Mandela's House
3 Take a sightseeing guided tour of Nelson Mandela's house where he lived with his former wife, Winnie and his first wife, Evelyn.  This is also the home from which he was subsequently imprisoned from in 1961. While you may or may not gain entry into this small four-roomed house, it is classed a highlight of all sightseeing private tours in Soweto. Your tour guide will bring you to another location should you not gain entrance into the house.
Credo Mutwa Cultural Village
4 The Credo Mutwa Cultural Village private tour will take you to this amazing collection of sculptures and buildings which depict and document African art, culture and folklore.   Restored in the mid-1980's this collection is wonderful and painstakingly kept in good repair because of it's cultural importance.  The gardens surrounding the village are awash with colour and picture perfect for any armature photographer.  
Orlando Towers
5 Book your tours to Orlando Towers, and you won't be disappointed; try the famous bungee jump, or do some abseiling or try the many thrills seeking rides.  Built on the grounds of an old power station it is one of the most distinctive sites in the area as both towers are colourfully decorated and can be seen for miles.      
Hector Pieterson Museum
6 Take a guided tour of the Hector Pieterson Museum which is a large museum found in Orlando West, Soweto. It is named in honour of Hector Pieterson who was just 13 years old when he was shot by police in June 1976, two blocks from the museum. The museum commemorates and gives information about the events leading to the Soweto uprising of 1976. It celebrates the student's role in the struggle for freedom.

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