our tour takes you from a quiet upmarket suburban Guest Lodge, past upscale shopping centers and a more-than-life-size statue of the iconic Nelson Mandela to the vibrant, sprawling township of Soweto where impoverished informal settlements reside side-by-side with wealthy and middle-income areas.
Soweto embodies the fight against political injustices, and there are various landmarks to visit.
The vibrant Vilikaze Street is also the only street in the world to have housed two Nobel Prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Tutu.
The City of Gold has much else to offer as well: sophisticated dining and shopping experiences, the Apartheid Museum, and a visit to colorful Lesedi Cultural Village where you can meet members of five tribes of South Africa, learning about their traditional homes, customs, clothing and food, then celebrating their traditional dancing around a fire, and finally enjoying a traditional buffet feast in the boma.
Additional Trip Information
- 4 days/3 nights
- $850 per person
Day 1: Arrival in Johannesburg.
- Have dinner at typical family restaurant like The Ocean Basket.
- Accommodation at Guest Lodge
Day 2: Soweto and Apartheids Museum Tour
- Guided tour to Soweto (South Western Township) with its large taxi rank, the Baragwanath Hospital, Mandela and Tutu homes, Soweto museum.
- Visit to Apartheids Museum.
Day 3: Lesedi Traditional Cultural Village
- Visit the colorful huts of the Ndebele, Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi and Sotho tribes in the traditional Lesedi Cultural Village .
- Learn about the different traditional and social customs.
- Enjoy different ethnic tribal dancing, including Zulu warrior and Sotho mine gumboot dancing.
- Day 4: Johannesburg – City of Gold
- Visit a city mall for shopping.
- Admire the more than double life-size statue of Nelson Mandela.