Soweto Tour

Soweto Theatre
Duration: 8 hours (approx)

From USD 160 per person
Private bookings only

** Rate is the same whether 1 or 7 guests **

“It’s no longer just the story of Mandela – it’s the story of the people”
Michael Letlala

There is so much heritage and history to Soweto, that often the fact that it is current and contemporary and modern, the fact that it has a future, is totally overlooked. In addition to the incredible histories of Soweto, the powerful stories of the Soweto Uprisings, and those of resistance figures such as Mandela and Tutu, there are the extraordinary stories about now, about the Soweto that is being shaped as you read this.

These are the stories that this tour is most interested in, with stories of Soweto’s past as a constant thread.

Our full day Soweto Tour defies many of the assumed notions of what Soweto and her people is like or should be like. We visit the Soweto Theatre, the most exciting pieces of architecture in Johannesburg, probably in South Africa. We tour the Soweto Township Art Gallery, where homes have been turned into art galleries, just off the famous Vilakazi Street, close to the former Soweto home of Nelson Mandela. We tour hot street art. We taste wine at the swanky Eyethu Cellar Door, the first wine bar in a township in South Africa. We fashion designers, and we sample Soweto brewed craft beer…

All in all it’s a refreshingly contemporary and futuristic take on one of South Africa’s most famous suburbs.