Soweto is made up of various suburbs and townships which have evolved to become a vast, mostly black, urban settlement. Soweto, caught between old squatter misery and new age prosperity, is a vibrant city which still openly bears the scars and remnants of the old regime of Apartheid.
Tuk-tuk Tour of Soweto
On the tour you will be introduced to the local area of Orlando West and taken around the neighbouring communities. Stop and meet people, get to know the history and how these communities are today. Continue the ride through the vibrant community of Meadowlands and proceed to the Hector Pieterson Memorial, a historical landmark of the 1976 student uprising. Thereafter drive down the now famous Vilakazi street where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu used to live - both winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. On the way back to Lunch, cruise along the smaller streets of Soweto to see different areas and greet the people of this vibrant friendly city along the way.
Cycle Tour of Soweto
It is a thrill to cycle the streets and back alleys of this vibrant Township. Meet the friendly people of Orlando and Meadowlands while taking in the sounds and smells of this trend setting city as you cycle with your guide. Visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial, a memorial to the youth of South Africa and listen to your guide explaining about the 1976 Soweto riots. Cycle down Vilakazi Street, a world famous street because of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu who both won the Nobel Peace Prize. Return to Orlando West via different streets to wave to the local people and greet the residents of this now famous Township/Suburb/City that helped to change South Africa.
Historical Soweto & Hector Pieterson Museum
This tour, in a vehicle, takes you from the discovery of gold in Johannesburg to the tremendously rich political history of this black urban settlement. The drive through Soweto exposes you to the vast contrasts of this City and takes in the mining hostels, a Shanty Town (informal settlement), the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and the historical sites of Soweto that changed history - the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication, Regina Mundi Church, Vilakazi Street and the Hector Pieterson Museum.