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Walking in Soweto

culture walk

Walking in Soweto

44 reviews
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transportation, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Walking in Soweto

culture walk

Walking in Soweto

44 reviews
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transportation, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll stop first at FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City, before we make our way to the Welcome Sign of Soweto to take pictures at Diepkloof Soweto. Then off to the Diepkloof Migrant Workers Hostel will be next, to see how the migrant workers used to stay. We'll then go to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the third largest hospital in the world. We'll see Orlando Towers, which stand as the largest landmark of Soweto, and we'll take a little stop at the Hector Pierterson Museum to learn more about the student uprising which took place on 1976. We'll walk the famous Vilakazi Street, home of both Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela—the world's only two Nobel Peace Prize Winners to have lived on the same street. I'll take you to Credo Mutwa Cultural Village—Kwa khaya Lendaba and Ophenheimer tower. Credo Mutwa the traditional healer, renowned philosopher, and famous for some of the worlds deadliest predictions like the USA twin tower bombing and HIV and AIDS. We'll also go to Oppenheimer Tower for a 360-degree view of Soweto and get to climb the 49 steps of the tower being a symbol of the 49 townships and houses which the Ophenheimer family played a role in building in Soweto.

Your host

Phiwe

Phiwe

I was born and bred in Soweto—the largest township in the southern hemisphere—and grew up moving around its streets. That’s how my love of showing visitors around and wanting to teach them South African history from a local's perspective evolved. I hosted Derek Hanekom minister of tourism for his first-time visit to Soweto and also, Basetsana Kumalo, the former Miss South Africa and I've been featured on a article on The New York Times Newspaper.

What's included

Food
Local Sowetan food Our lunch packages cater for diets and preferences of clients and still giving you the taste of our local…
Drinks
Beverages
Transportation
Local taxis We'll be walking, but I will provide for any necessary local taxis.

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Where you'll be

I personally love the history and significance of the Hector Pieterson Memorial, which reflects the Class of 1976's protest against the laws introduced by the Apartheid Government and the abolishment of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction. Vilakazi Street home of the only two Nobel Peace Prize winners in the world found living in one street, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Mpilo Tutu. Orlando Towers standing as the tallest landmark of Soweto.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Sun, Oct 20    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
$60 per person
10 of 10 spots left

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

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

Wear proper walking shoes. Please pay with South African currency for bookings. Wear cloths in condition with the weather,backpacks as they come essential when shopping at local markets.
Phiwe
culture walk
Walking in Soweto
44 reviews
From $60/person
44 reviews
From $60/person