Soweto Tour

Soweto Tour from Ndou Khulwane Travel And Tours

By: Ndou Khulwane Travel And Tours  09-07-2014
Keywords: Mandela Family House Museum, Hector Pietersen, Soccer City Stadium,

1 Passenger R 1000 pp 2-4 Passengers R 500 pp 5+ Passengers R 460 pp Includes entry fees at Hector Pieterson Museum Add R250 P/P if you will have lunch in Soweto Pick up is in Johannesburg unless otherwise arranged SOWETO is the largest township in South Africa which was developed exclusively for black people occupation under the minority rule that later became known as apartheid. Visiting SOWETO is an unforgettable experience. This “city within a city” played a major role in the struggle against apartheid. Nelson Mandela Museum Some of the attractions in this tour are: * Vilakazi Street – the only street in the whole world where two NOBEL PEACE PRIZE winners lived at the same time – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Madiba), hero of The Struggle and the Republic of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu, tireless campaigner for civil rights. This is the same street where on June 16, 1976 one of the first victims of the SOWETO uprisings, Hector Pieterson, was gunned down by the police when students were protesting about among others the use of the Afrikaans language as a medium of instructions in schools. * Nelson Mandela Museum – the house that Nelson Mandela lived before he was arrested in 1962. * Hector Pieterson Memorial & Museum - a museum about the SOWETO Uprisings when over 600 South African black students were killed by the police for protesting against among others the use of the Afrikaans language as the medium of instructions at schools. * Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital – established 1941 as a military hospital during the second world war it is today the largest hospital in the southern hemisphere. * Regina Mundi Church Spaza shops – small shops operating from people’ homes. * Hostels – where families live in overcrowded rooms in hostels built by the apartheid government while they still wait for decent housing, * Regina Mundi Church NO trip to Soweto is complete without a visit to Regina Mundi, Soweto's largest Catholic Church. Not only has the vast church always been a spiritual haven for thousands of Sowetans, it has also played a pivotal role in the township's history of resistance against apartheid. As such it is a well-circled destination on the tourist map: every day the church opens its doors to streams of visitors keen to witness the scars it still bears from the Soweto uprisings, when police stormed through its doors, firing live ammunition at fleeing students * SOWETO’s own Beverly Hills where you will see Winnie Mandela and Archbishop Despond Tutu’ homes.

Keywords: Hector Pietersen, Mandela Family House Museum, Soccer City Stadium, Soweto Uprising,

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