One day in Soweto

Soweto, South Africa

Experience hosted by Sipho

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and transportation

What you'll do

Discover the history of Soweto, where political icons lived during Apartheid, fighting against the regime. Explore the everyday life, meet the locals, taste local cuisine and get an authentic experience with a Sowetan native guide.

Start at the Hector Pietersen Museum and hear about the Soweto uprising that transpired in 1976, which was one the turning point of Apartheid.

Be introduced to the famous house of Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street, built in 1945, where he lived until he was imprisoned for 27 years. Have a conversation about Arch bishop Desmond Tutu in the famous street in Vilakazi Street.

Continue through Orlando East, the first formal settlement of Soweto and Orlando Stadium, Soweto football giants, the Orlando Pirate and ride a minibus taxi to the last stop at the Orlando Towers.

Listen to the many personal stories about the family's generations, how apartheid had an impact in each and everyone of them and how Soweto has changed today. Enjoy a traditional, local lunch of Kota (Local burger)
Discover the history of Soweto, where political icons lived during Apartheid, fighting against the regime. Explore the everyday life, meet the locals, taste local cuisine and get an authentic experience with a Sowetan native guide.

Start at the Hector Pietersen Museum and hear about the Soweto uprising that transpired in 1976, which was one the turning point of Apartheid.

Be introduced to the famous house of Nelson Mandela i…

What's included

  • Food
    No Drinks included
  • Transportation
    Minibus Taxi, only during the tour.

Meet your Host, Sipho

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 334 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the founder of One Day Africa Tours is a black owned youth travel and tour guiding company, Established in 2017, that is dedicated to showcasing unique experiences and tours.
Our focus is to move away from the norms and show travellers authentic local experiences this country has to offer. We aim to avoid main tourist attractions and provide real authentic experiences. We ensure our guests are immersed in the local culture by showing off what locals do on a daily bases and providing our knowledge and perspective about South Africa.
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Where you'll be

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Instagram : @onedayafrica
Website : www.onedayafrica.com
Other things to note
**Do not hesitate to send a message asking about availability. I can add spots and be available anytime!**

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 334 reviews.

Marilene
October 2021
Immersion totale - j ai eu la chance d être seule avec le guide - ce fut une expérience très enrichissante.
Aline
September 2021
It was a great experience that allowed me to know more about Soweto by the perspective of a local. I learned a lot about South Africa history and recommend this tour.
Jessica
September 2021
Loved going around with Lebo. Great history in Sewto, I would encourage everyone to go and hear about it. the locals are friendly and my heart has been touched by the experience. Gives you an authentic out look of South Africa.
Gomezgani
August 2021
This was a great walking tour. It was very informative, especially if you enjoy history and learning of the past as I do. The tour guides were excellent and held interesting information about the neighbourhood. I highly recommend this tour to all, it was a great time and was worthwhile.
Ntokozo
August 2021
Great experience. Lebo was an amazing storyteller, not boring at all and with a great sense of humour. We were in a tour with a 77 year old Gogo, that was interesting there was a lot of care, patience and spirit of Ubuntu throughout the loooong walk😛 ya the walk was long but fun. I enjoyed the Kota as well. Thanks guys
Andrey
August 2021
It was a wonderful journey to the township of Soweto. The main experience, that all the tour was "real" local places, local people, local food and drinks! We felt they safe with a guide a.k.a. Rambo, and he was really interesting to listen to. Thanks for all the team, which is doing such a great job, keep this way!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 13 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.