This half day Soweto tour takes 4 hours to uncover one of Johannesburg’s most iconic towns. Soweto is shrouded in history and culture. Learn how the discovery of gold, the struggle though Apartheid and modern urbanisation created a town today that pulses with character and colour. Come as a tourist but leave as a local.
Exploring Soweto in a tuk tuk on this incredible half day Soweto tour is a great way for you to see the city slowly, deeply and more meaningfully as we will visit well-known attractions like Mandela’s house, the Hector Pieterson memorial and Vilakazi street ( the only street in the world where 2 Noble Peace Prize Winners have lived. Namely Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu). We will also take you onto hidden paths and backyard places. The mean of transport for this day tour is the age old tuk tuk. Although a common mode of transport in Asia, the tuk tuk is not a common thing to see driving through the streets of Soweto. And we reckon a Tuk Tuk has character and is a unique experience that can be a better alternative to a normal car.
If you are looking at understanding a big bulk of South African history and culture, then this half day Soweto tour by Tuk Tuk is definitely your tour of choice. Soweto was the backbone to the struggle against the Apartheid regime as well as the birth of the gold mining industry in South Africa. Many of the nation’s heroes like Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu lived in Soweto. Get to see where their lived. There are also many iconic monuments and places of interest to visit. Each one has a unique and fascinating story to unveil. And of course, there is the culture of Soweto. The Tuk Tuk tour is a great choice as you will get to visit some of the less touristy areas and get to mingle with the locals. Find out how Soweto and Johannesburg formed. The discovery of Gold being the defining factor back in 1886 leading to the world’s biggest and longest gold rush.
A Tuk Tuk is basically a motorized 3-wheel rickshaw with 3 wheels. They are a common mode of transport in most Asian countries. We would love to take you on this tour on the back of a lion but they are hungry at this time of the year and would just love a taste of you. So a better option to use the Tuk tuks. All of the Tuk Tuk vehicles we use are registered and licenced with the traffic department and have passed all road safety protocols.
This half-day sightseeing tour from Johannesburg gets you around South Africa’s most famous ‘township’ by tuk-tuk, providing you with a 360-degree, high definition view of Soweto and its attractions aboard your open-air vehicle. Motor along to Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Vilakazi street, the local ‘shebeens’ ( beer houses) for a traditional lunch, Soweto style and the historical community of Kliptown ( the oldest and most colourful suburb of Johannesburg)
Start your 4.5-hour tour of Soweto at 8am where you’ll meet your guide. He will pick you up from your hotel in Johannesburg. The drive to Soweto takes about 30 minutes depending on the traffic. We then hop aboard a tuk-tuk, a three-wheeled covered motorcycle for the rest of your day tour. And stress not. You do not have to drive the tuk tuk. Our guide will be driving you. So you can just kick back and take in the vibe and culture of Soweto. Whether you are exploring Soweto for the first time, or returning for another visit, this tour will surely offer you a different perspective on the history and culture of the city.
Do I need to drive the tuk-tuk?
No. We have a qualified local guide who will do all the guiding and driving.
When are the tours?
The tour is held daily. The up time is 8am
.What is the group sizes?
We like to keep this unique half day tour of Soweto to a maximum of 10 people to enhance the overall experience.
Is this tour for me?
What is the Travel Style? 10-to-Sixty-somthings
The day tour is a relaxed, fresh, and informative adventure in the back of a tuk tuk.
Physical Rating: 1 – Light
There is a bit of light walking between some of the attractions. Suitable for all fitness levels. Nothing too challenging we promise.
Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max10, avg 4.
Age requirement: 10-60