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history walk

Don't watch Soweto, be part of Soweto

history walk

Don't watch Soweto, be part of Soweto

403 reviews
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
history walk

Don't watch Soweto, be part of Soweto

history walk

Don't watch Soweto, be part of Soweto

403 reviews
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will begin by going to Vilakazi Street to experience both the historical and current happenings of Soweto. We will go to Mr. Nelson Mandela's house and Mr. Desmond Tutu's home, and also to Mrs. Winnie Madikizela Mandela's home, where I will explain how Soweto started and when and why it was built. We will visit the Shova Lifestyle store, Vilakazi Curio shop shops that have given young and old Sowetans and South Africans platform to make money trough selling crafts ,hand made handbags ,t -shirts also help you understand the making of a new history. We will go to the Hector Pieterson Museum to learn about the Soweto student uprising that became a turning point in South African history. We will then have lunch Kota ( a local delicacy .Then we take a taxi ride will pass in different location that are very important we will even stop in certain area , including one at an informal restaurant to taste local delicacies that were also a big part of the hostels and their violent history. We will then go to the Walter Sisulu Square of dedication in Kliptown the oldest part of Soweto and where the freedom charter was written (this document ended up being the basis of our constitution)

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Ntsiki

My experience as a tour guide makes me a qualified host because tourism has always been about showing hospitality through history and culture. Music, dance, and food are a very important part of South African history. People have always found that music can be their voice if the normal way of communicating is not working. I do not give you an audiobook experience of Soweto I invite you to be part of the love and humanity Soweto is . I am fortunate enough to have been born in Soweto—the home of our freedom charter but most of all allow you to be part of the writing of the now Sowetan history.Plus I use to be a Tour Guide in one of the greatest tour companies in Johannesburg Lebo's Soweto Back Packers.

What's included

Food
Food and some transport

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Where you'll be

We'll first go to the home of Mrs. Winnie Mandela, where I will explain the history of Soweto. We will visit Mr. Tutu's home and then Mr. Mandela's house, where I will explain his life and part in the South African history. We will also go to Shova Lifestyle, where we will see and talk about the current youth of Soweto. We will visit the Hector Pieterson Museum to learn about the youth of 1976. We will travel by taxi to most of the locations.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Openess to love and to receive the love

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

You may have read that Soweto is dangerous, but I can say that Soweto is not so bad. It's not perfect, but it is safer than many European cities. Sowetan people have "ubuntu"—a humanity toward others.

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Ntsiki
Don't watch Soweto, be part of Soweto
403 reviews
From $31/person
403 reviews
From $31/person