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For most, Soweto (short for South West Townships) is synonymous with resistance to apartheid, South Africa’s former policy of racial segregation. The township’s complex past is visible in Soweto’s moving museums, historical monuments, and strong traditions.

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Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

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Get to know South Africa’s biggest city on a full-day tour that covers all the highlights of Johannesburg and Soweto. Take in the views from the Top of Africa, learn about the city’s history as you visit Constitutional Hill and the Apartheid Museum, then follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, with a tour of the Nelson Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Museum, and Freedom Square.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.16
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$80.16
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Dive Into Johannesburg

Dive Into Johannesburg

Travelling in South Africa means many miles of driving with our vast land and area. Book with us and have that taken care of. With my in depth knowledge of Johannesburg let me take you on an unforgettable journey of a lifetime. Watch real south africans living and breathing Johannesburg, yes you will see the good and bad parts of Johannesburg, but that's what a tour of the city is all about. Not only will I personally guide you in the city, I also hope to build a great friendship with you and group.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.25
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$130.25
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Full-Day Tour around South Africa with Lunch

Full-Day Tour around South Africa with Lunch

For most, Soweto (short for South Western Township) is synonymous with resistance to apartheid, South Africa's former policy of racial segregation. The township's complex past is visible in Soweto's moving museums, historical monuments, and strong traditions. This tour is a melting pot of South African cultures and considered to be a vibrant and energetic hub, which will ignite your senses. It is believed that for any visitor a tour of Soweto is a must, which will help in experiencing the vibrant street life and witness some historical sites. A visit to South Africa is not complete without a tour to Soweto.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.76
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$46.76
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Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour

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Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour

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Visiting South Africa's most famous township can be tricky to do independently. But this half-day tour of Soweto lets you explore with a guide who was born and raised there. You'll hear personal insights into the culture of the township and learn about Soweto's vibrant modern personality.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.62
$70.14
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$59.62
$70.14
$10.52 savings
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Jozibug: An Epic Ride Through Soweto

Jozibug: An Epic Ride Through Soweto

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The Jozibug is made for the young and young at heart. Firstly our Jozibugs are super-unique and capture smiles and attention everywhere they go. People love to stop and take pictures with our unique bug like vehicles and their cute eyelashes. Its a really awesome way to travel like a local. Also each Jozibug accommodates up to 3 people making each Jozibug a very personal and intimate experience. We want all guests to get to know the driver/guide and ask as many questions as they can and enjoy a truly quirky and personal experience that they cant get anywhere else. Currently we have two Jozibugs and provide an SUV to accomodate people with babies, the elderly or those with special needs
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.44
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$53.44

Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg

Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg

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Take a deep dive into South Africa's history on this multi-stop tour that includes Soweto, Johannesburg, and Pretoria. With a guide in the lead and round-trip transportation provided, this ambitious tour examining the history of apartheid in South Africa is made stress-free. Learn about the Great Trek through a visit to the Voortrekker Museum, see the Union Buildings, the Apartheid Museum in Soweto, and the Mandela Bridge. Along the way, your guide will provide sensitive, in-depth commentary about the country's history and culture.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$187.03
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$187.03
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Soweto Bicycle Tour

Soweto Bicycle Tour

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A cycling cultural tour of Orlando West in Soweto, where political Icons lived during Apartheid fighting against the regime. Sharing stories about different family generations, how apartheid had an impact in everyone, and how Soweto has changed today. The cycling tour will start in Orlando West. talk first about how this township was formed and share the history of these neighbourhoods. We ride to Mzimhlophe and visit the only former women’s hostel, We continue to Mama Lillian Mgoyi's home, an anti-apartheid activist, then cycle to Hector Pietersen Museum where the Soweto uprising transpired which was one of the turning point of apartheid. You will then be introduced to the house of Nelson Mandela, where he lived before his imprisonment for 27 years. We also show you Arch bishop Desmond Tutu's house in the popular Vilakazi Street, and talk about his influence in the down fall of Apartheid. LUNCH! taste the delicious local burger called "Kota" before cycling back to our starting point.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$46.76
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$46.76

Soweto & Apartheid Museum Cultural Tour incl Nelson Mandela House Visit

Soweto & Apartheid Museum Cultural Tour incl Nelson Mandela House Visit

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Explore the culture, history and traditions of Soweto on this private tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Spend half of a day venturing into one of the nation's most incredible towns. Visit Nelson Mandela's home, Vilakazi Street, the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum and more. Choose to bungee jump (additional cost) or roll through the streets on two wheels with an optional bike tour (own expense). Round-trip transport and a friendly, professional guide makes this private tour hassle-free.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.59
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$133.59
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of Soweto, including the Apartheid Museum, on this full-day excursion from Johannesburg. You'll check off all the important sights, including the Oppenheimer Tower, Vilakazi Street, the Hector Pieterson Memorial, and Nelson Mandela's house while listening to in-depth commentary. The day's final stop is the Apartheid Museum for a 2-hour tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.57
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$123.57
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Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

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Get to know the history and landmarks of Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, in a full-day tour. Visit Soweto, the hometown of Nelson Mandela, as well as a full city tour and a visit to the Apartheid Museum. All entrance fees, lunch, snacks, and bottled water included. Pickup and drop-off at your Johannesburg hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.25
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$130.25
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Soweto and Johannesburg & Apartheid Museum

Soweto and Johannesburg & Apartheid Museum

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Why the travelers book this tour because Soweto represents the hard-fought struggle against apartheid. We look beyond the bloody legend of the 16 June 1976 uprising and behind the hardened face of resistance politics, to the core Soweto- its people. Soweto is about people leading their lives - working and commuting, celebrating and grieving, see the poverty of an informal settlement shack and hostels in contrast with upper class suburbs of Diepkloof in Soweto. this tour promises a warm experience of this fascinating place.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.83
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$88.83
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Apartheid Museum & Soweto Tour

Apartheid Museum & Soweto Tour

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The tour will take you to the oldest and the biggest township in South Africa. Soweto was a dumping place where the apartheid government of South African allocated the area for Africans who used to work in the mines without their knowledge. it is home to Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Miriam Makeba and many more. your guide will take you to the old hostels which were build by the apartheid government for African miners and this hostels were same gender hostels, out of 10 hostels only one was women hostel. we are now on democracy and apartheid is dead, but some part of Soweto they still experience extreme poverty
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.90
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$50.90
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Soweto & Johannesburg Tour

Soweto & Johannesburg Tour

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You cant mention Johannesburg without mentioning Soweto. the area where Soweto lies was a dumping area for waste material by the apartheid government. with the demand in labor in the city of mining, the African can people were forcefully removed to Soweto. you will be taken on a tour across the street and iconic places in Soweto where are gong to learn about the culture and history of this vibrant place.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.77
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$54.77
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Johannesburg Cooking Tour

Johannesburg Cooking Tour

There is not better way to be welcomed into the country than eating the local food. However in this cooking class, you will be the one doing the cooking. You will be taken to a farm or local market where you will pick up the ingredients for your meal. You are going to lean how to prepare local meal alongside a local chef. All this is happening in Soweto, the township that has shaped the history of South Africa; we will be chatting about the history of South Africa.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.80
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$66.80

Soweto & Johannesburg Half Day Tour

Soweto & Johannesburg Half Day Tour

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Combine a comprehensive tour of Johannesburg with an educational visit to Soweto Township in a single tour. This half-day excursion allows you to check many of the must-see area landmarks off your list, including the Hector Pieterson Museum, the Apartheid Museum, and Constitution Hill. Along the way, you'll enjoy insightful commentary from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.45
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Breathtaking Johannesburg views & Meet a Soweto Marimba Band

Breathtaking Johannesburg views & Meet a Soweto Marimba Band

My Tours are tailor made to make sure all travellers have spectacular moments on holiday and to experience Johannesburg like a local and find out more about the Biggest township SOWETO.See ordinary People and learn the cultural differences we have in our country as we have grown to accept and embrace our diversity.See Johannesburg's amazing View and Sandton all from a mountain top
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.02
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$137.02

Soweto Cycle Tour

Soweto Cycle Tour

Cycle straight into the soul of South Africa on this Johannesburg tour through the streets of iconic Soweto. See where Mandela once called home, cycle past Desmond Tutu's current digs, and hit a local shebeen bar for a cool drink and a game of pool. this tour brings you closer to the community, the young children on the street would love to see you and give you a high five. it is in this tour where you will see the inequality in south africa but still appreciate love and warm welcoming by the community
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.50
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$83.50
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Full-Day Soweto, Gold Reef City and Johannesburg Tour

Full-Day Soweto, Gold Reef City and Johannesburg Tour

Combine visits to Soweto, Gold Reef City, and Johannesburg on a single tour. You'll get a full picture of the region by traveling with a guide on this carefully curated itinerary. Get orientation tours of both Soweto and Johannesburg, in addition to visiting the Hector Pieterson Museum, the Gold Reef City Theme Park, and exploring a gold mine. Transportation between all sites makes this tour easy and seamless.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.56
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Soweto Township Experience Tour from Johannesburg

Soweto Township Experience Tour from Johannesburg

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A visit to Soweto is an essential part of any Johannesburg experience. This memorable tour delves deep into South Africa's Apartheid roots and grants travelers an insider's look at the history, culture and people in this iconic destination. Journey 15 km outside the center of the city into Deepkloof Extension, where you'll see the Soweto Towers, Kliptown Charter, Matchbox, Elephant Houses and shanty towns. Your expert guide will show you the street where Nelson Mandela and Hector Pieterson lived and you'll learn about the 1976 uprising that helped pave the way for freedom. 
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.20
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Full-Day Soweto, Apartheid Museum and City Tour from Johannesburg

Full-Day Soweto, Apartheid Museum and City Tour from Johannesburg

Spend a full day exploring the city of Johannesburg and Soweto Township, including admission to the Apartheid Museum. With round-trip transportation included, this tour is made stress-free and that means you can focus on the scenery instead of driving. Get a comprehensive city tour of Johannesburg, then head to Soweto to learn about the history of the township through a tour and admission to the Apartheid Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.18
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Johannesburg History Tour and Kruger National Park in 5 Days

Johannesburg History Tour and Kruger National Park in 5 Days

Many visitors to South Africa head straight on straight on safari without experience the human history of the country. Combine heritage and nature on this tour that takes you to Kruger National Park as well as the Cradle of Human Kind, Lesedi Cultural Village, Soweto, and the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,069.00
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$2,069.00
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Johannesburg and Soweto

Johannesburg and Soweto

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Get a deeper experience of Johannesburg than typically offered by sightseeing excursions on this comprehensive tour. See such historic sites as the prison where both Gandhi and Mandela were held, explore neighborhoods undergoing artist-led urban regeneration, and visit Mandela's former home in the Soweto township.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.74
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$145.74
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Full Day Soweto, Constitutional Hill and Johannesburg City Tour - 8hrs

Full Day Soweto, Constitutional Hill and Johannesburg City Tour - 8hrs

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This tour takes you on a Unique experience of Johannesburg. We have qualified guides that will give you an insight into the history of Johannesburg and its more recent reflection on the migrant population of the City of Gold. We will pick you up at your hotel and drive to Constitutional Hill where Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and many activists that shaped the course of South African history were imprisoned. This is also the site of the highest Court in the Land is located. We will drive you through Braamfontein and over the Nelson Mandela Bridge to the Central Business District of Johannesburg and explore what makes this thriving city unique. Then we head to Soweto to discover this amazing township which is home to two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and the site of the June 16, Soweto Uprising.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.88
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$106.88

Soweto Walking Tour

Soweto Walking Tour

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A history tour of Soweto where political Icons lived during Apartheid fighting against the regime. Walking you will get an idea about the everyday life in the township, local talents and nowadays youth culture. Starting at the Hector Pietersen Museum, we will talk first about the Soweto uprising, which was one the downfall of apartheid. I will then introduce you to the house of Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street, built in 1945 where he lived until his imprisonments for 27 years. We will then have a conversation about Arch bishop Desmond Tutu in the famous street in Vilakazi Street. Continueing through Orlando East the first formal settlement of Soweto & Orlando Stadium, Soweto football giants, the Orlando Pirate and making local by riding a minibus taxi to our last stop at the Orlando Towers. we will share many personal stories about my family's generations, how apartheid had an impact in each and everyone of us, and how Soweto has changed today. Lunch Included : Kota (Local burger)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.74
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Soweto can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 99 Soweto tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Soweto 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Soweto costs USD 36.74. Guided Soweto tours start around USD 36.74 per person. See all 99 Soweto tickets and tours on Viator.
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