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Getting Informed and cultured Soweto

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 53 reviews.Soweto, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Sibusiso

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

- the Orlando towers a Soweto land mark,its a old power station which is now a place of fun and creates jobs
-we see Orlando the first township that received development in Soweto
-we visit the Mandela house in vilakazi street, Nelson Mandela's house during his time in Soweto.after the visit at the house we walk on the famous street in Soweto vilakazi street is the only street in the world to have housed 2 Nobel peace laureates because Bishop Tutu also lived there
-we also get to have lunch in Soweto there's a variety of township food
-we make a stop at Hector Peterson museum and we learn about the Soweto uprising
-for a bit of fun you can choose between street soccer or dancing with the locals (not compulsory)
-Taste Soweto gold the beer which was born in Soweto.
1.The tour begins at Hector Peterson museum in the heart of Soweto it is easy to find when you type on the GPS or using uber.
2.We stop Nelson Mandela's house
3.we see Winnie Mandela house
4.Taste Soweto gold/you also get to taste ( umqombothi) the African traditional beer.
5.We have lunch
6.you get to experience the different classes of people in Soweto.
7.we also visit the Bara Market which is the busiest area in Soweto.
- the Orlando towers a Soweto land mark,its a old power station which is now a place of fun and creates jobs
-we see Orlando the first township that received development in Soweto
-we visit the Mandela house in vilakazi street, Nelson Mandela's house during his time in Soweto.after the visit at the house we walk on the famous street in Soweto vilakazi street is the only street in the world to have housed 2 Nobel peace laureates because…

Sibusiso's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    African student Pie
  • Drinks
    1 drink of choice per client
  • Transportation
    Minibus taxi
From $27
/ person
Fri, Aug 28
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$27 per person
$27 per person
Fri, Aug 28
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$27 per person
$27 per person
Sat, Aug 29
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$27 per person
$27 per person

Meet your host, Sibusiso

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 53 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a qualified tourist guide with a national certificate, I have been doing tours in my city for four years and I love meeting people from around the world, my city is unique and I like telling the stories about my city,I like taking people to people and making them feel the warmth of Soweto people. With me you will have fun and enjoy the historical sights in Soweto, I am informative and ready to answer any question, I will take you to places where you can taste traditional beer and have a local meal.
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Where you'll be

Ubuntu Kraal is a place where they brew Soweto Gold beer.
To guests who are willing we make a stop at one of Soweto informal settlements.
Nomzamo park is a settlement for the very poor of Soweto, there are site guides who are willing to share with you their daily experiences of life there.
The Bara Market is a place where locals commute to work and back home there is a market and the biggest hospital in Africa nearby.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 53 reviews.

Élaine
March 2020
We had a lot of interesting information on Soweto and discovered places only locals go to. You’ll love the braai at the end!
Martin
March 2020
Sibusiso was friendly, and very knowledgeable. He was able to provide great insight about Soweto and its role in the story of South Africa. He was personable and a pleasure to talk to.
Michelle
February 2020
We enjoyed the tour a lot. First Sibusiso told us about the history of Soweto and about the student uprisings in 1976. Then we went to Soweto Beer and had a beer tasting and we ate at Chaf Pozi near the Soweto Tours. At the end we visited one of the poorer settlements. Thank you for this interesting insight into the life in Soweto!
We enjoyed the tour a lot. First Sibusiso told us about the history of Soweto and about the student uprisings in 1976. Then we went to Soweto Beer and had a beer tasting and we ate…
Austin
February 2020
What a magical experience I had while visiting Soweto. Although the history of Apartheid and the struggle for freedom is certainly nothing to take lightly; the magic of it all was through the storytelling, the intricate history, and the personal connection that felt with my tour guide – Banele. I would encourage everyone to not overlook this city due to any preconceived notions. I felt absolutely safe, and I at times fitted right in. Until I opened my mouth, of course, and then people could tell where I was from due to my accent. Anyhoo, Sibusiso and Banele are extraordinary and you would be doing yourself a disservice to pass up this opportunity. I am so glad that I experience the magic...
What a magical experience I had while visiting Soweto. Although the history of Apartheid and the struggle for freedom is certainly nothing to take lightly; the magic of it all was…
Alicia
February 2020
We had a great day with Sibusiso! He also brought a friend along who is apprenticing to be able to do tours as well and he was also wonderful. I loved that it was just the two of us, so we got a truly personal experience. I learned so much about Mandela and the time of Apartheid in South Africa. We really felt like locals as we ate some local food and hung out a local spot for some beers. Since we did the afternoon tour and were running a bit late, we did not go to the Soweto gold brewery but we still got to taste some beer and get to know our hosts a bit better. I would definitely do this tour!
We had a great day with Sibusiso! He also brought a friend along who is apprenticing to be able to do tours as well and he was also wonderful. I loved that it was just the two of u…
Lars
January 2020
Wonderful experience. A great tour by a local with lots of insight! The best part was the cultural experience, drinking maize beer, enjoying local cuisine and meeting a lot of nice people. Sibusiso is a kind person who takes very good care of his guests. I strongly recommend taking this tour!
Wonderful experience. A great tour by a local with lots of insight! The best part was the cultural experience, drinking maize beer, enjoying local cuisine and meeting a lot of nice…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

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

Alcohol

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

More tips

We will be walking wear safe shoes
we will also be hoping on Soweto`s public transport.
I do accept late bookings, this experience does not include pick ups and drop off from hotel.

What to bring

The guests must have sunscreen,sunglasses, wear hats and have pocket money

Cameras and water