Take a city walk down memory lane in Soweto and learn how South Africa’s rainbow nation build something to be proud of after a tumultuous past. Visit museums, the city, sample great food and buy mementos from local vendors.
Highlights on this city tour include: A visit to see the Freedom Charter in Klipfontein; A chance to view the grand FNB stadium, known as the Calabash, built for the 2010 soccer world cup; Walking down the famous Vilakazi street where two Nobel Laureates once lived - late Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Walk through Nelson Mandela’s single-story red-brick matchbox house, now a museum, built in 1945 with bullet holes still in the walls. View the outside of Desmond Tutu’s house.
Next, you will visit the Hector Pieterson museum where you will learn about the student uprising and the courage the students showed against the apartheid schooling curriculum.
The Regina Mundi church, the largest Catholic church in Soweto, is famous for opening its doors to anti-apartheid activists and providing shelter to people during the ‘Soweto uprising’ of 16 June 1976. Bullet holes can still be seen in the church’s structure today.
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